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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 the concluding day will be held in the workshop. The Additional Chief Secretary, Anand Department, Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Chief Executive Officer of the State Anand Sansthan, Shri Manohar Dubey, Prof. Raj Raghunathan (USA), Dr. David Jones (Dubai), State Election Commissioner Shri R. Parshuram, Prof. M.K. Mandal, Prof. P. Patnaik, Prof. P. Mishra, Prof. J. Mukherjee, Sushri Janamoni, Shri Girja of I.I.T. Kharagpur and other participants will take part in the workshop. Similarly, Prof. Prateep Nayak, Dr. Samdu Chetri, Sushri Radhika Punshi, Prof. Poornima Singh, Prof. R.C. Tripathi, Prof. Rekha Singhal. Prof. S.S. Rekhi, Prof. Lilavati Krishnan, Prof. Janak Pandey, Prof. Kamlesh Singh, Prof. Vijay Kumar Shotri, Shri Rajul Asthana, Shri Akhilesh Argal, Prof. Ganesh Bagdia, Prof. R.S. Pillai, Prof. P. Mishra, Shri Vishwapati Trivedi and Prof. Rajshekhran Pillai will participate in other sessions. It may be mentioned that work on various ideas to determine the level of happiness index has been undertaken in Madhya Pradesh. Work to enhance the level of happiness has been carried out in Bhutan and other countries by increasing the materialistic facilities, whereas in Madhya Pradesh, activities have been conducted by considering the increase in internal and outside happiness, following a fundamental method. The workshop being organized at Bhopal is important because arrangements have been made in Madhya Pradesh by determining its own happiness index to enhance the level of common men’ happiness, different from the index adopted by other countries. Taking benefit of the experiences from the works carried out in other countries in this field, the Anand sansthan has implemented several different programmes in the state in the past. This include activities like taking citizens’ services as Anandak, Alp Viram programme, Anandam activities, Anand Utsav at over 7 thousand places, Anand Calendar, Anand camps, Anand Club, Anand Sabha and an activity to send government officers and employees government for training at Isha Foundation besides other institutes at government expense. The 2 day long workshop is a unique initiative in the direction to enhance the happiness among the people, which will become foundation to realise new concrete efforts.



aa Government Deposits Rs. 55 Crore towards Fee of 27,687 Students
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

An amount of Rs. 55 crore 5 lakh 71 thousand 302 against fee of 27 thousand 687 students has been deposited by the state government under the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana. A total of 28 thousand 433 applications were received and out of these applications, 27 thousand 706 applications were approved by the government. Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge) Shri Deepak Joshi has informed that an amount of Rs. One crore 59 lakh 37 thousand of 297 students of technical education, Rs. 21 crore 31 lakh 58 thousand 451of 398 medical students, Rs. 2 crore 52 lakh 23 thousand 973 of 287 students pursuing studies at national level institutions, Rs. 6 lakh 66 thousand 194 of 15 veterinary students, Rs. One crore 17 lakh 29 thousand 575 of 165 students pursuing studies at institutions related to human resources department has been paid by the government against the fees. Similarly, Rs. 10 crore 10 lakh 9 thousand 701 of 26 thousand 108 students of higher education department’s colleges, Rs. 20 lakh 47 thousand 816 of 73 students of agriculture colleges, Rs. 9 lakh 32 thousand 730 of 31 students of university teaching department, Rs. 17 lakh 34 thousand 60 of 28 students of Ayush, Rs. 17 crore 39 lakh 80 thousand of 255 students of private universities and Rs. 41 lakh 51 thousand 302 students of other institutes has been deposited by the government towards the fee.



aa Special School and Combined Hostel to be Opened for Divyangs at Sagar
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

A special school and combined hostel will be constructed in Sagar district for Divyangs. An amount of Rs. 6 crore 67 lakh 58 thousand has been sanctioned for this 100 seat special school and hostel. Moreover, permission has also been given to PIU, Bhopal for the construction from the State Destitute Fund. This conditional permission has been given under the rule of the Act made for the assistance of destitute and poor persons of Madhya Pradesh and the estimate received from the Project Director, Public Works Department. The construction of this special school and combined hostel will be carried out by the PIU, Bhopal according to the approved technical design. In case of low quality construction, payment against next installments will not be made. Progress of the construction will be monitored by a committee formed under the chairmanship of the collector. Possession of the building will remain with the social justice and disabled person welfare department.



aa Primary school children studying through digital medium
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

Samnapur Jado is a village in Devri development block of Sagar district. Students of this primary school are being taught through digital medium. Children are being educated through LCDs and laptops in the school. Children are learning to write in cursive writing in this first digital school of the district. They are also learning multiplication, division, subtraction and addition in a more interesting way. Digital medium has made learning tables, counting, spellings and poems easier for children. District administration officials were surprised to hear a third class student Satyendra’s quick recital of the table of 19 when they came to the school. The level of education has increased in the village due to digital education. There are several such children in the school who have left private schools to take admission in this school. The school is setting up an identity as a model in the district. Enthused by success of the school, district administration and Department of Education have begun the process of opening another such school in the district. Bagda village sets an example in cleanliness Bagda village is about 15 kms away from Bhander block of Datia district. The village became totally transformed after the cleanliness campaign. There are C.C. roads in all the streets. The drains and roads are clean. Toilets have been constructed in the whole village and special attention is being paid for cleanliness. Villagers who used to defecate in the open until some time back, are now using toilets. Karan Singh, Bhagwat Singh, Munnalal, Arvind etc of the village say that now we all like our village very much. Children have also learnt to maintain cleanliness which has reduced illnesses to a great extent. Earlier one would have to see garbage, mud etc as soon as one entered the village. After the cleanliness campaign the roads have become so clean that one feels he has entered a township.



aa Panchayats’ Elected Representatives must Utilise Grant in Constituencies only
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 February 2018

Elected representatives of jila and janpad panchayats could utilize grant in the development works of their respective constituency. Directives in this regard have been issued by the panchayat and rural development department on Monday. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava has said that grant is provided by Madhya Pradesh Government to the elected representatives of Janpad and Jila Panchayats like Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly. Under this, President of Jila Panchayat, Vice President and each elected member of Jila Panchayat can sanction work of their preference worth Rs. 25 Lakh, Rs. 15 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh respectively in their constituencies. Similarly, works according to their preference worth Rs. 12 lakh, Rs. 8 lakh and Rs. 4 lakh can be sanctioned by President janpad panchayat, Vice President and Member janpad panchayat respectively. Shri Bhargava has informed that clear directives have been issued by the Panchayat and Rural Development Department related to the proper use of this grant. Accordingly, Jila Panchayat Presidents in their entire districts, Presidents Janpad panchayat in their Janpad panchayat constituencies and members of jila and janpad panchayats could sanction infrastructure development works in their respective constituencies. The grants can be utilized for construction of cement concrete road and drainage system, culverts, boundary wall of government buildings, construction of government buildings including community halls, school buildings, health centers, construction of additional room in government buildings, passengers waiting rooms, boundary wall of crematories and graveyards, gram choupals, rangmanch (Stage) construction, public platforms, laying of paver blocks inside government properties, LED street lights, construction of public toilets and toilets in government buildings, spot source Nal-Jal yojana, construction of ground level water tanks and R.O. water plants. Potable water transportation, construction of muram and gravel road, construction of check dams and stop dams, Swagat Dwars, solar energy lights and purchase of water tanker are banned under this grant. Competent administrative and technical permissions are necessary to obtain for these works. Moreover, it is must to select gram panchayat as an implementing agency. Work can be carried out by the concerned department on the basis of consent. These works will be monitored constantly and it is necessary to upload work permission on Panchayat Darshan Portal. A legal action will be taken against the sarpanch and secretary in case of complaints of irregularities in the works.



aa Rs. 100 Crore Revenue Recovery Estimated from Indore
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 February 2018

The Chief Secretary Shri B. P. Singh reviewed divisional level status of revenue cases at Indore today. It was informed in the meeting that revenue of over Rs. 80 crore 71 lakh has been collected in Indore division till today in the current year. There is a target to collect revenue of Rs. 100 crore till March from Indore district. The CS Shri Singh said that improvement has been registered in Indore division regarding redressal of revenue cases and this should be continued. He lauded the monitoring system and innovations. Shri Singh further mentioned that redressal of revenue cases will be monitored constantly. Action will be taken against the officers for negligence. Officers up to SDM level will only participate in future review meetings. Works of Tahsildars and Sub-Tahsildars will be reviewed by the concerned SDO Revenue. He stated that records should be corrected immediately after the decision of the Revenue Courts.Record rooms should be kept clean, secured and properly arranged. 9,235 Vacant Posts of Patwaris to be Filled Soon Moreover, it was informed in the meeting that process to fill 9,235 vacant posts of patwaris is nearing completion. Patwaris will be posted in the districts after their intensive training. Appointments of the selected candidates will be completed within next one month. 3.21 Lakh Persons to get residential pattas and land rights documents Commissioner Shri Sanjay Dubey informed that a target has been set to provide residential land pattas and land rights documents to 3 lakh 21 thousand 320 beneficiaries in the division. Entire demarcation cases are being handled through TCM. He further stated that separate teams have been formed to inspect courts under the monitoring system. The teams have inspected 296 courts. Readers have been trained and good result has been obtained by making help desk for survey of demarcation. Land Revenue Code and Revenue Laws to be Amended Secretary Revenue Shri Hariranjan Rao has informed that necessary amendments will be made in land revenue code and revenue laws. A proforma is being prepared for this. Revenue department will be strengthened and new tahsils will be formed as required. District Collectors and Revenue Officers gave information about the works, innovations, challenges and problems in their respective areas. Chief Revenue Commissioner Shri Manish Rastogi, Commissioner Land Records Shri L. Selvendrum beside Collectors and Revenue Officers of all the districts were present in the meeting.



aa Fifth State Finance Commission Formed: Former Minister Shri Kothari Nominated as Chairman
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 February 2018

In order to prepare a policy concerning distribution of State’s taxes, charges, fee and road tax etc. for a period of five years from 2020-25, among the municipalities and panchayats of Madhya Pradesh, the 5th State Finance Commission has been constituted. The Former Minister Shri Himmat Kothari has been nominated as Chairman of the commission. The Former Secretary of the Union Government Shri K.M. Acharya and Former Additional Secretary Shri Milind Waikar have been included as members, whereas the secretary of the Finance department has been made member Secretary of the commission. The Commission will present its recommendations before the government to bring improvement in the financial condition of the panchayat bodies and urban bodies. Besides this, the commission will also give suggestions on distribution of taxes payable on land, stamp fee and other taxes concerning revenue department between the local urban bodies and gram panchayats. The commission has invited suggestions from the citizens, experts and non-government organizations till April 30, 2018. Suggestions can also be sent on email id statefincomm@mp.gov.in. Office of the 5th Finance Commission is situated at B-1 Gomantika Parisar, Jawahar Chowk, Bhopal. Phone and Fax numbers of the office are 0755-2777301, 2777141 and 0755-277301 respectively



aa CS reviews Vidhan Sabha session’s preparations
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 February 2018

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh reviewed pending works and preparations for the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha session. It may be noted that the forthcoming session will begin from February 26 to March 28, 2018. There will be 18 meetings in the 31-day session. During the meeting Shri Singh reviewed issues and bills to come up in the session, notifications of pending zero hour, incomplete answers to questions and department wise recommendations of Public Accounts Committee. The Chief Secretary directed to provide information of bills and administrative report on time. Additional Chief Secretary Forest and Planning Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Parliamentary Affairs Smt. Veera Rana, Principal Secretary Agirculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretary Commercial Tax and Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava and other senior officers were present during the meeting.



aa Guru Govind Singh Ji’s philosophy is Inspirational for New Generation- Minister Smt. Chitnis
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 February 2018

Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis has said that it is essential to provide information about the philosophy, sacrifice and values of Chhatrapati Shivaji and Guru Govind Singh Ji’s life to the new generation. She was addressing the inaugural session of a 4 day long programme being organized on the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh Ji at Burhanpur. The programme begun with the address of the National Secretary of Bhartiya Shiksha Mandal, Shri Mukul Kanitkar on the subject ‘Hindvi Swaraj evam Khalsa se Ek Akhand tatha Samraddha Bharat. Smt. Chitnis informed that live Shobha Yatra of Bhakti, Shakti and Sanskriti will be conducted in the prakash of Chhatrapati Shivaji and Guru Govind Singh during the 4 day programme. Moreover in this series, a grand play Shrimant Yogi will be showcased at Shahpur and Burhanpur on February 21 and 22 respectively. Addressing Vichaar session organized at historical Tilak hall, the main speaker, Shri Kanitkar mentioned that Chhatrapati Shivaji and Guru Govind Singh Ji aroused the feeling of duty and sacrifice among the citizens. He further stated that Shivaji’s Guerrilla warfare policy is taught to the American defence force during the training. Shivaji has won many major battles with his small army. Her mother Jijabai is still an inspirational source for mothers. Her methods of raising children to make them brave and courageous are still relevant today. Shri Kanitkar elaborated on the great sacrifice of Guru Govind Singh made to protect the country and religion. Smt. Chitnis expressed gratitude towards the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for making a separate provision of budget allocation to celebrate the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Govind Singh at grand level. She said that life of Shivaji and Guru Govind Singh cannot be bind in the perimeter of caste, country and religion. Shivaji’s state was small but his thinking was boundless



aa 29 crore 34 lakh kg foodgrain allotted under Annapurna Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 February 2018

Total 29 crore 34 lakh 82 thousand 985 kg foodgrain has been allotted to eligible families as on February 12, 2018 under Mukhya Mantri Annapurna Yojana. Out of this 21 crore 92 lakh 60 thousand 554 kg wheat, 7 crore 42 lakh 22 thousand 431 kg rice and one crore 16 lakh 39 thousand 786 kg salt has been allotted. Thirty-five kg foodgrain to families of Antyodaya Anna Yojana and 5 kg to priority families per member at the rate of Re 1 per kg is distributed. One kg salt each at the rate of Re 1 per kg is provided through fair price shops.



aa Youth becoming entrepreneurs through self-employment schemes
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 February 2018

Different self-employment schemes are proving helpful in making youths in Madhya Pradesh self-reliant. Provision of subsidy with loan in these schemes are attracting youths. The youngsters of the state are now taking more interest in becoming entrepreneurs than doing jobs. Mithilesh becomes furniture mart owner: Mithilesh Sharma, a 25 -year -old youth of Gada Shivnagar of Jabalpur took a loan under Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyami Yojana and started his own business of moulded art and lamination and wooden furniture. His father ran a small business of interior designing. Instead of applying for government jobs after finishing his B.Com, Mithilesh decided to expand his father’s interior designing business alongwith manufacturing wooden furniture. He took a loan under Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyami Yojana and set up an enterprise by the name Ruchi Home Décor at Muskan Plaza Shatabdipuram Ukhri Road. He began manufacturing furniture with modern machines with the result that within no time, his furniture became much in a demand in local market and nearby areas. He The work undertaken by him includes MDF grill, wooden engraving, membrane PVC, door, MDF Babs etc. of high quality. After repaying a monthly instalment of nearly Rs 31 thousand to Bank of India, he is able to save Rs 20 thousand every month. Pushpanjali brand fast food is Kritika’s identity:People are liking the taste of ready to eat instant fast food produced under the brand name Kritika Pushpanjali in Jablpur with the help of Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana. With the help of this scheme, Kritika has helped her family overcome severe financial crisis following her father’s prolonged illness, with her financial and mental support. Due to her interest in cooking since childhood, Kritika had begun a small enterprise under her mother’s guidance. Due to good quality service, her items grew in demand but she finding it difficult to supply due to financial crisis. Then they contacted the District Trade and Industries Centre officials. They obtained a loan of Rs 9.90 lakh besides a capital grant of 30 per cent grant and 5 percent interest grant. They took a shop on rent and started a business of selling packaged powders of instant dhokla, idli, dosa, kachori, flour, Bhatura mixed paratha etc. Soon these powders were much in demand and Pushpanjali brand became popular. Mahesh has a breakfast corner: Unemployed youth Mahesh of Baghana of Neemuch has become a self-reliant today after availing the benefits of Mukhya Mantri Arthik Kalyan Yojana. Mahesh received a loan of Rs 50 thousand in the first week of February 2018 from Dena Bank under this scheme. With this money Mahesh started a breakfast corner ‘Rishta Chaat’. He earns about Rs 500 daily from his shop. With a respectable business and source of income, Mahesh’s family is now happy; his children too are now able to concentrate on their studies. Rahul becomes Satpura Agriculture Machinery owner: Rahul Aarse, from Chhindwada has got a loan of Rs 10 lakh approved from the Syndicate bank main branch with the help of Antyavasayi Sahakari Vikas Samiti under Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar office in the year 2017-18. He started a shop of agricultural equipments like rotavator, Cultivator and seed drill etc. under the name Satpura Agriculture Machinery. Rahul’s financial condition improved after he began his own enterprise. He now has given employment to three persons in his shop. After repaying bank instalment, he is able to save Rs 20 thousand every month



aa No Dispute between Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat over Narmada Water
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 February 2018

There is no dispute between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh over the quantity of water released from the Indira Sagar Reservoir, which was affected due to the insufficient monsoon this year. Keeping in view the requirement of electricity of the state, drinking, irrigation, household chores and environmental purposes, about 14 M.C.M. water is being released daily from the reservoir at present. The permission to use dead storage water from the Sardar Sarovar Reservoir has already been given to Gujarat to satisfy its requirements in a meeting of Narmada Control Authority held at New Delhi on February 9. In this way there is no dissatisfaction in both the states against use of Narmada water as per their requirements. Vice Chairman Narmada Valley Development Authority Shri Rajnish Vaish informed that about 70 percent of the water, out of the total water being released daily from the Indira Sagar is being utilized inside the border of Madhya Pradesh for drinking, irrigation and household purposes. The flow of Narmada underneath the Omkareshwar reservoir environmental needs are also being maintained with this water. It may be mentioned that the rear part of Sardar Sarovar covers Maheshwar inside the boundary of Madhya Pradesh. Narmada water being released by Madhya Pradesh is being utilized for drinking and household purposes of several cities, towns and villages beside Omkareshwar and Maheshwar. Keeping in account the water availability in Indira Sagar and the requirement of Madhya Pradesh, the water is being drawn in a controlled manner. Water being released currently is not part of Gujarat’s share



aa State Government Respects Public Sentiments:CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government respects public sentiments. Government is making efforts to ensure rights and justice to all. He further mentioned that the Union Government will be urged to include Meena, Manjhi, Keer and Pardi communities in scheduled tribe category. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Grand Convention of Meena Samaj held at BHEL Dushhera Maidan today. Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena was also present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government is making constant efforts for the speedy development. He stated that Meena samaj is a hard working community. They work with entire honesty. While informing about the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, Shri Chouhan informed that the support price of Rs. 1735 has been declared for wheat. The state government has taken a decision that the farmers will get Rs. 2 thousand per quintal in the state. He further mentioned that he has come to attend the programme because of the love of the community. CM Shri Chouhan honoured the National President Shri Karolilal Meena. He also released the souvenir of the community. Mementos were presented to the CM Shri Chouhan and other guests on behalf of the community. The grand convention was also addressed by the National President Shri Karodilal Mena, State President Shri Lala Ram Meena, MLAs Shri Meharban Singh Rawat, Smt. Mamta Meena and Shri Ram Niwas Rawat.



aa Positive Approach Must for Constant progress– MoS Shri Pathak
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 February 2018

Minister of State for Higher Education Shri Sanjay Satyendra Pathak told students that positive approach is must for constant progress and to lead a meaningful life. While distributing smart phones to the students at Government Girls College of Katni, Shri Pathak said that negative thinking obstructs progress. Shri Pathak while mentioning about the importance of social media, said that positive thinking is must for its good use. Students should be attentive at national and international level through social media. MoS Shri Pathak distributed smart phones to 521 students of Tilak College and 715 students of Government Girls College of Katni. He also assured to solve the problems related to shortage of staff in the college and other problems.



aa CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviews hail-affected areas
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 February 2018

During a review of the losses to crops in the recent hailstorm, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed to estimate the loss with complete transparency. Shri Chouhan said that field teams of agriculture and panchayat department besides revenue department, panchs, sarpanchs and other public representatives should also be included in the survey team so that farmers do not have any complaint with the estimation. CM Shri Chouhan said that the survey report of the estimate of loss of crops should be pasted on walls of panchayat bhavans and other public places. Objections received should be redressed immediately and amendments should be made in the report. Shri Chouhan said that affected farmers should be compensated under any circumstances. It was told at the meeting that there have been changes in the initial figures of loss to crops. The number of affected villages has now grown from 621 to 984. Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri AP Shrivastava, Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri PC Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Barnawal and Shri SK Mishra, Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Vivek Agrawal and senior officers were present at the meeting



aa Cent percent gram panchayats of state will have own buildings in a year
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 February 2018

Cent per cent gram panchayats of the state will have their own buildings in the coming one year. These buildings will be named “Bharat Nirman Kendra”. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav has approved Rs one crore 51 lakh for construction of remaining one thousand 46 gram panchayat buildings. Shri Bhargav told that first of all the panchayat raj institutions should have their own buildings to empower them so that the panchayats can fulfil their responsibilities effectively. Shri Bhargav told that according to the survey conducted last year by the department there were total 5 thousand 166 gram panchayats without their own buildings. Out of these, 1189 panchayat buildings have been completed based on the approval sought earlier. The remaining 2 thousand 931 buildings are under construction and for the remaining 1046 panchayat buildings, Rs one crore 51 lakh 46 thousand has been approved at the rate of Rs 14 lakh 48 thousand per building.



aa Health of girls should be examined for protection from malnutrition - Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 February 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that apart from ensuring quality education in every college, a yearly health check up of girls should be conducted, particularly a blood test to check haemoglobin count so that they can be protected from malnutrition. Our meal should include all kinds of nutrients; lack of proper food intake can lead to several diseases. The Governor was addressing the gathering at the annual function of Government Maharani Lakshmi Bai Girls Autonomous College today. On the occasion, Smt. Patel distributed prizes to several students including Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal to B.Sc student Kum. Sumaiya Ali, Mukhya Mantri Gold Medal to M.Sc student Kum. Nida Naaz, Usha Jain award to BHSc student Kum. Zainab Modi. Governor Smt. Patel said that complete nutrition is needed to become a good mother. It is the responsibility of the mother to ensure good education to her daughter apart from giving birth to her. She said that the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ campaign has been introduced in the whole country. Today the society is moving fast ahead; women are becoming more aware and the incidents of female foeticide have reduced. It seems that the population of women by the next Census will be at par with men. Women are capable of doing more work than men. Today women are advancing in difficult areas like defence forces along with political, administrative, social areas. Stressing on awareness campaign against open defecation the Governor said that the tendency to defecate in the open has been causing several untoward incidents. Hence, people should be inspired to construct toilet in every house in the villages. Principal Dr. Romsha Singh enlightened on the activities of the college. She told that several students of the college have been selected in multinational companies. The programme was conducted by Students Union in charge Dr. Urmila Shirish and President of the Students Union Kum. Ulfa Khan proposed the vote of thanks. The Governor dedicated a book written by Dr. Bhavna Shrivastava.



aa Tribal folk art must be in the reach of common man - Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 February 2018

Inaugurating a tribal painting workshop at Raj Bhavan here today Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that tribal folk art should be included as an additional course in schools and competitions should be organized on this art. She said that there is need to take tribal folk art to the reach of common man and publicize it. The Governor drew a ‘Swastik’ and inaugurated the workshop. The workshop which will continue from February 15 to 23 at the Kshipra Guest House at Raj Bhavan premises has been organized by Department of Culture, Adivasi Lok Kala Parishad and Tribal Folk Art and Dialects Development Academy, Bhopal. Ten Bhils and 10 Gond tribe artists will exhibit their paintings at the workshop. The workshop will be open from 11 am to 6 pm. Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M. Mohan Rao, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Commissioner AYUSH Smt. Shikha Dubey, Director Shri Akshay Kumar Singh, Coordinator Tribal Museum Shri Ashok Mishra and Director Smt. Vandana Pandya were also present on the occasion



aa Anwli Ghat to be Developed as Religious Tourist Center
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan unveiled 71 feet high idol of Lord Shankar after performing pooja archana at Anwli Ghat of Seoni Malwa –district Hoshangabad today. He also dedicated newly constructed rest house at Anwli Ghat. CM Shri Chouhan said that Anwli Ghat will be developed as a religious tourist center. He mentioned that it will be developed on the lines of Har ki Podi. While making announcement for opening of Girls College at Dolariya from July, he said that positive initiative will be taken to open girls college at Seoni Malwa. Shri Chouhan stated that damage has caused to crops of 10 to 12 villages of Hoshangabad district due to hailstorm and this losswill be compensated by the state government. Informing about the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, that necessary improvements will be made in the scheme as per the requirement. Now farmers do not need to bring whole crop in mandi. They can keep their crops for 4 months in warehouses. Rent of warehouses will be borne by the government. He further mentioned that such an arrangement together with banks is being made that farmer should get 25 percent value of their produces kept in the warehouse immediately. CM Shri Chouhan that defaulter farmers should pay principal amount in 2 installments, interest will be borne by the government. He further said that if farmer repays his/her Rs. 10 thousand loan, an amount of Rs. 15 thousand will be given on zero percent interest again. CM Shri Chouhan was welcomed by Lodhi-Lodhi Samaj presenting him a garland weighing 61 k.g. Farmers and Office Bearers of Cooperative Bank also accorded welcome to the Chief Minister. Speaker Vidhan Sabha Dr. Sitasaran Sharma, President Jila Panchayat Shri Kushal Patel, MLAs Shri Vijaypal Singh, Shri Thakur Das Nagvanshi, Shri Sanjay Shah, Chairman Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Member State Antodaya Committee Shri Harishankar Jaiswal were present on the occasion



aa Farmers Need not Feel Sad, Full Compensation to be Provided against Crop Loss: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to the hailstorm affected farmers that they should not worry at all in this hour of crisis. Full compensation will be provided against the crop loss. In his appeal to the farmers, he said that crop loss effects life and it also affects children’s future, but there is no need for the farmers to be worried and feel sad. Relief amount including crop insurance amount will fully compensate the crop loss. The government is with farmers every moment in this hour of crisis. Farmers will not face any kind of problem and there is no need for them to be worried. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that damage caused to the crop by hailstorm will be fully assessed with transparency. Survey teams will be formed to ascertain the loss and activity to paste assessment of loss in panchayats will be started soon. In case of objection raised on the assessment by any person then it will be rectified immediately. The entire government is with farmers. We will not let farmers bear the loss. Earlier to this, CM Shri Chouhan gathered information about the crop loss in the hailstorm affected areas by convening a high level meeting at CM House. According to the initial information, the hailstorm has caused damage to the crop of 621 villages of 13 districts. The maximum damage to the crop has been caused in Bhopal, Vidisha, Sehore district of Bhopal division. Moreover, there is an information of substantial damage to the crop in Seoni, Chhindwara, Balaghat, Dewas and Hoshangabad. About 27 thousand hectare area has been affected by the hailstorm. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has given instructions to begin the survey work immediately to assess the loss by forming teams of patwaris, gram sevaks, agriculture field staff and public representatives. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A. P. Shrivastava, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Shri S.K. Mishra besides other Senior Officers were present in the meeting.



aa Bridge will bring Positive Transformation in Socio-Economic Condition
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 February 2018

Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated newly constructed bridge on Mahuar River of district Datia today. This bridge has been constructed near village Aurina at a cost of Rs. 7 crore. Dr. Mishra said that this bridge is not only important keeping in account the traffic movement but will be an important and positive medium for transformation in socio-economic condition of the area. Changes in daily routine of villagers can be seen from better roads and bridge construction. In this way, people save their time, money and energy. Minister Dr. Mishra informed the villagers that the purview of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been expanded. Gram, red lentil, mustard and onion have also been included under the Rabi crop 2017-18. Not only this, the state government has made arrangement to give assistance amount of Rs. 200 per quintal to the farmers beside support price of wheat and paddy. Moreover, arrangement has been made to provide charges of 4 months for installation of grading and packaging plant and warehousing. Group Marriage Function PR Minister Dr. Mishra blessed new wedded couple after reaching the group marriage function of Kushwaha Community at Badoni. He also engarlanded the statue of Jyotiba Phule on this occasion. Wrestling Competition Dr. Mishra inaugurated the wrestling competition held every year on the occasion of Mahashivratri at village Ravkalan. While receiving introduction from the wrestlers, he extended good wishes to them for their good performance in the competition.



aa Government listens to farmers and works also for farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 February 2018

Government listens to the farmers and works for their welfare also. This was said by farmers who had come to take part in the Kisan Maha Sammelan at Jamboori Maidan here today. Farmer Tilakram of Shikarpur in Sehore district is happy with the announcements made by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He is of the opinion that they will be benefitted with the incentive of Rs 200 on the support price of wheat. Shri Ramprasad and Shri Bhanwarlal of Khilchipur tehsil in Rajgarh district view the announcements of CM Shri Chouhan at the Kisan Maha Sammelan as a government that works in the interest of farmers. They said that the cost in farming has increased but the government has given them a huge relief by giving them the incentive on support price on wheat. Farmer Shri Bhanwarlal of Gadiakhedi villahe of Kalapipal tehsil in Shajapur district is also happy with the CM’s announcements at the Kisan Maha Sammelan. He said that Rs 200 incentive to farmers on the support price of wheat per quintal this year is a major announcement. Shri Bhanwarlal says that he grows wheat crop on most part of his land. Umrao Singh, resident of Rasulia village of Kakadia panchayat , District Bhopal, Shri Kale Khan of Bhanpura village of Bhopal district said that the government not only listens to the farmers but also works for their welfare. Dayal Singh Gurjar of Mengra Navin village said that CM Shri Chouhan made these announcements as he understand the pain and suffering of farmers. He said that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana will be successful in the true sense only when the farmer gets his payment on time. He lauded the payment of interest on storage in a gap of one month. Shri Narayan Singh Gaur of Vagsi village said that God does not just give, he showers you with blessings. This was proved correct at the Kisan Maha Sammelan organized at Jamboori Maidan today by announcements of pro-farmer schemes like CM’s Productivity Scheme, Mukhyamantri Rin Samadhan Yojana, One thousand Custom Hiring Centres, Krishak Yuva Udyami Yojana etc. He said that the Chief Minister will get the blessings of thousands of families. Scheduled Caste farmer Shriram said that ‘the CM has given them much, let him be happy always’. Shri Vishwanath of Sumer village told that we are happy if the farmers get their crop insurance money, foodgrain material on time and fair price for their produce. Works like providing Khasra copies to farmers, demarcation, grading system in krishi upaj mandia, making farming a beneficial profession, Rs 25 thousand value for cultivation on one acre and increasing rakba on irrigation will have far-reaching results. This Sammelan will prove to be historic for the welfare of farmers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made several announcements in the interests of farmers at the Kisan Mahasammelan at Jamboori Maidan in Bhopal. Giving their reactions on the Mahasammelan, the farmers said that farmers will now get fair price for their produce now that they are being provided four months storage facility for their produce and the storage expense will be borne by the state government. Mangilal Kharpa and Mahendra Singh of Rajedi village of Rajgarh district welcomed the CM’s announcement to boost gau-palan along with farming. He said that now 15 thousand beneficiaries will be benefitted from Acharya Vidyasagar Gau-Samvardhan Yojana in the whole year. He also said that cowsheds should be operated up to gram panchayat level through public participation for good results. Gajesingh of Berkheda Patahani of Bhopal district expressed joy at the decision of changing kisan credit cards to RuPay cards. With this decision farmers will get cash faster and they will be in a position to use it for farming purposes. Prahlad Singh of Chirouli village in Sanchi block of Raisen district said he is happy for inclusion of onion under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. He said that farmers are not getting fair price for their onion crop since the last few years. This decision will provide relief to onion producing farmers. Farmer Ramgovind of Maina village of Gunnaur tehsil in Panna district said he is happy that the responsibility of custom processing and servicing center has now been handed over to farmers. Farmers of Goyla and Vedannagar village of Shajapur considered the facilities given to sharecropper farmers by the state government are significant. Giving a similar reaction to the announcement of keeping crop in godown/warehouse on government expense to ensure fair price to farmers for their produce under Bhavantar scheme, Bhai Bheema Sahu and Gulchand from Dhavla village of Prabhatpattan block of Multai tehsil in Betul district said “Saab Jase to kisan ji jayenga, bahut badhiya baat kahi hai mukhyamantri ne”. Mangilal and Meherban Singh of Maujipur village of Shajapur district were so happy that they said “Rajaji ki jai ho, small farmers were in great difficulty, now they will get help



aa Advancement of girls in education sector indicates bright future of country
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 February 2018

President Shri Ramnath Kovind said that girls are way ahead of boys in education sector. This situation is an indication of a bright future of the country. He said that girls have obtained remarkable achievement in other sectors also. On a discussion of cricket the President said that the country’s women’s cricket team has won the hearts of the people of the country. President Shri Kovind was addressing the convocation ceremony of Jiwaji Uiversity, Gwalior on Sunday. He presented PhD title and gold medals to nearly 236 students of the University besides gold medals were presented to 26 students. Besides 120 students were given post graduate titles. President Shri Kovind said that he was feeling very joyful on seeing the students and professors in Indian attire. He said that if there is desire for education in students, there can be no obstruction. When women attain higher education, it is a matter of happiness because women have other family responsibilities also. The yearning for education in women is commendable. The President said that former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam pursued his education in adverse condition and reached the highest post of President of the country. This proves that he had the desire to study. He said that vidya dhan is the most powerful of all wealth. Congratulating the students, their parents and professors for their special achievement, the President said that parents give the right direction to students. Society also plays a major role in this. He told students to keep the honour of the university also in mind and work accordingly. He said that ex students are also valuable treasures of the university. He said that about 2 lakh students are attaining education at the Jiwaji University. This proves that the university is a big centre of education. He said that the society’s outlook towards education is changing. Now parents are giving special attention to the education of girls also. Government is also running a campaign Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao’ for girls. It has also launched important schemes like Gaon ki Beti, Pratibha Kiran and Ladli Laxmi Yojana for the upliftment of girl child. The President said that centres of education have some limitation despite their huge campus. That's why online education is convenient. Students can complete course while sitting at home. He said that effect of technology is increasing and human life is becoming easier. Our dependency on technology is increasing but this dependency should not be so much so that we become inefficient. He said difficult task even becomes easier due to resolution taken for completing them. He said that there is no end of getting education. This is the process going on throughout the life. That's why it should be used for betterment of the society. Governor Smt Anandiben Patel said that calender should be made for bringing quality in higher education. Also, examinations should be held on time and results should be announced on time. This will increase university's reputation. She said that students and youths have to play active role keeping the tricolour high on the world forums. The Governor said that students should have strong determination along with having honesty. We are now in the category of developing country. The country will now have to bring in the category of developed countries. She wished the students a bright future. Expressing pleasure over the convocation ceremony being held in Indian style, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the old traditions were the symbol of slavery. He said that students should use their knowledge in the interest of the society. Shri Chouhan said that right person always live for others. That's why do something for the country and the society. He said that 'Satvik' worker is the one who is free from love and jealous and consider all equal, not having ego, have patience and full of enthusiasm. He told the students that they will get success certainly if they continue on their task with positive attitude. In the function, Governor of Haryana, Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, Union minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Urban Development Minister Smt Maya Singh, Higher Education Minister, Shri Jay Bhan Singh Pavaiya, Vice Chancellor of the University Smt Sangeeta Shukla, students, parents, professors and dignitaries were present.



aa C.M. Shri Chouhan shares views on different issues through Dil Se
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 February 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today shared his views on a host of contemporary issues while speaking to people through his 'Dil Se' programme, which was broadcast and telecast today from All India Radio and Doordarshan. The Chief Minister urged the parents not to put there wards under pressure of examination saying that examination is not a burden. It is just an opportunity. He exhorted the students to concentrate on studies and do their best. He extended greetings wishing them desired success in the examinations. Referring to welfare measures taken for the farmers, the Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh has now become India's granary due to tireless efforts and entreprise of farming community. He also referred to the Bhavantar Bhugtan scheme or price deficiency payment scheme saying that farmers have been taken care of and are receiving remunerative prices. He said that farmers will not be allowed to suffer from the priceloss. The Chief Minister said that students of poor families would not be allowed to suffer due to paucity of funds for higher studies. He said that education system is being qualitatively improved. Teachers have been given honour. Historic injustice has come to an end. There will be a single cadre of teacher so that their dignity remains protected and honoured. Paying tribute martyr Ram Avtaar of Gwalior who made supreme sacrifice for the motherland, the chief minister siad that an honorarium of Rupees one crore has been provided to the family of martyr. He said that state government will take care of his son and daughter and ensure there education. Apart from this, the suffering family would be rovided residential flat or plot in Gwalior. At least one eligible member of the family will get government job on compassionate ground. Referring to one Shubhangi Jain a student of Sarojini Devi Naidu Girls College Bhopal who is suffering from filarial, the Chief Minister appreciated the spirit of Shubhangi Jain and said that government will ensure her treatment so that she lives a normal life. The Chief Minister also talked to those who gave their suggestions through mygov app. He said that Madhya Pradesh is marching fast towards the goal of becoming a fully developed state. Responding to their suggestions, the chief minister said that every village will have sports ground. In order to groom sports talents, the sports academies would further intensify their efforts. The players who win medals for the State would be provided government jobs to secure their future. The chief minister referred to a number of schemes taking advantage of which, the youth can establish there employment and start business ventures. Talking about Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, the chief minister informed that more crops have also been covered under the scheme. Registration registration is underway from February 12. He said that state government is committed to ensuring handsome prices to farmers. Shri Chouhan congratulated the celebrated writer and poet Smt. Malti Joshi, noted Sanskrit scholar Shri Keshavrao Musalgaonkar and renowned tribal Gond painter Shri Bhajjushyam for their exemplary work for which they received Padmshri. He said that Madhya Pradesh is proud of these luminaries. The Chief Minister also underlined the contributions of Chhatrapati Shivaji, great martyr Chandra Shekhar Azad, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati, Sarojini Devi Naidu exhorting the people to draw inspiration from their noble deeds. The chief minister referred to the celebration of Narmada Jayanti and said that all major rivers symbolise our culture and special efforts are urgent to ensure their incessant flow. The Chief Minister also underlined the significance of Cancer Day urging the people to stay away from tobacco based products that cause Cancer. Shri Chouhan recalled the recently held Ekatma Yatra saying that Omkareshwar will have 108 feet high grand statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya. The Chief Minister administered an oath to the people for helping Madhya Pradesh secure number one position in the ongoing cleanliness survey. The chief minister greeted people on Mahashivratri and also urged them to help the homeless and orphan children for whom state government is making all efforts. Shri Chauhan listed out efforts for the welfare of the poor families saying that 15 lakh pucca housing units would be provided to the neediest. He also commended the union budget, which he said focuses on the poor ensuring them a strong health coverage.



aa Disabled persons should make their hidden talents their strength: President Shri Kovind
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 February 2018

President Shri Ramnath Kovind told persons with disabilities that they should not let their physical disabilities dominate their lives. They should identify their talents as it is these talents that provide them the confidence to move ahead in life. President Shri Kovind was addressing “Free Ancillary Equipment Distribution Ceremony” organized at Gwalior today. He said to the disabled that the equipments are for their support and they should not depend entirely on them. They should bring out their talents and hidden strength and win the world. President Shri Kovind lauded the efforts being made for inclusive education, skill development, employment and social security towards integrated welfare scheme by making ancillary equipments available jointly by centre and state government. He said that the government is providing state of the art ancillary equipments to the disabled and senior citizens. The government is working with the goal that no person with disabilities remains without assistance. Job opportunities are being explored in government and private sector for the disabled. Government of India has increase disabled reservation quota from 3 to 4 percent. Special campaign is also being launched to fill the vacant posts reserved for the disabled. The President said that there are many such disabled who have become source of inspiration for others. He mentioned the under 19 cricketer from Chennai Preethi Srinivasan. He said that Preethi has done a remarkable job by constituting the NGO ‘Soulfree’. Similarly Deepa Malik and Sajjan Singh Gurjar also made the country proud. Citing the example of famous classical danseuse Sudha Chandran, he said that she turned the weakness of legs into her strength and earned a name not only in the country but also in the world for her dance. Similarly Jagadguru Swami Ram Bhadracharya who is visually handicapped has written 120 books and is popularizing India in the world throughthe disabled persons passing out of the educational institute being run by him in Chitrakut. He encouraged the disabled by narrating the inspirational story of Tretayuga Rishi Ashtavakra. The President said that organizing the mega camp in Gwalior is a commendable initiative to share the problems of the disabled. Indian Red Cross Society Haryana, Government of Madhya Pradesh, district administration and ALIMCO and Dhara Foundation connected with this event and other sansthas are worth appreciation.
Divyang Mitra Abhiyan to be launched in the state on the lines of Gwalior: CM Shri Chouhan Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the mega camp has been organised in Gwalior for disabled and senior citizens as per the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay’s sentiments. Along with distribution of ancillary equipments, swarozgar, rozgar and jobs have also been given to 1400 persons with disabilities. He said that a campaign will be launched for the welfare of the disabled in the entire state on the lines of the Disabled campaign being run in Gwalior district. Shri Chouhan said that with a little support even disabled persons can make a mark in different areas. The Chief Minister said that unique ID cards of one lakh 67 thousand disabled have been issued in the state. Government grants Rs 2 lakh as honorarium on a disabled’s marriage. The money is deposited in the accounts of 4 lakh disabled persons of the state with one click. Government is giving disabled pension of Rs 500 per month.
Camp organized with the resolve not to let any person suffer – Prof. Solanki Haryana Governor Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki said that this camp has been organized with the resolve not to let any disabled and senior citizen remain in pain. He said that the Haryana Red Cross Society works for the welfare of mankind on a seven sutras that include humanity, neutrality, independence, impartiality, voluntary service and globalism. For this Haryana Red Cross Society has even bagged the national award in the year 2013. The Society organizes inter-state camps. It is supporting the Gwalior camp also.
Initiative on death anniversary of Pt. Deenadayal Upadhyaya- Union Minister Shri Tomar Union Minister of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that this event has been organized on the death anniversary of father of Integrated Humanism Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya. He expressed his gratitude towards all the institutes connected to this event. He said that Government of India’s Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment is coming up to the expectations of the Prime Minister.
MP government’s efforts in the field of disabled welfare commendable – Shri Gehlot Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot said that the ministry has organized over 6,250 such camps. In this series, it has organized the 282nd mega camp in Gwalior. In the last three and a half years the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has provided ancillary equipments to over 9.5 lakh beneficiaries at the cost of Rs 600 crores. Shri Gehlot said that the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has created 5 Guiness Book of World Records in the field of social welfare, Government has made changes in the law keeping the interests of the disabled in mind. Earlier there were 7 categories of disabled which has now increased to 21. Lauding the Madhya Pradesh government he said that here 6 percent posts in government jobs are reserved for disabled and they are given more pension compared to other states.
President distributes ancillary equipments President Shri Kovind and other guests distributed ancillary equipments to 10 beneficiaries on stage in a symbolic form. Shri Gopal Garg of Masjid Wali Gali, Madhoganj was granted a motorized tricycle, Smt. Sugra Begum of Lalitpur Colony was given wheelchair., Ku. Simran Mahour of Shriram Colony Gol Pahadia (artificial leg), visually handicapped beneficiary Shri NK Gupta , resident Bhagirath Residency Bank Colony was provided a smart cane and hearing impaired six-year-old boy Vansh of Ghasmandi was given a cochlear implant. Similarly, under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, Smt. Kamladevi of Surinagar CP Colony was provided with a dentures and Shri Ashok Kumar of Gospura no. 1 Gwalior was given a spectacle. Under Swarozgar Yojana, dona pattal construction machine was given to Shri Vipin Pathre of Tapu Mohalla Naya Bazaar and appointment letter for the post of lecturer at Amar Jyoti School and Rehabilitation Centre was handed over to literate disabled youth Sultan. The President handed over keys of a pucca house to Smt. Krishna Devi of Ranipura Char Shahar ka Naka under Housing Scheme.
Smart phones, smart canes to motorized tricycles distributed As many as 119 battery-run tricycles, 762 tricycles, 277 wheelchairs, 1236 creches, 50 smart phones for visually handicapped, 34 braille canes, 36 braille kits and 19 braille slates, 30 daisy players and battery run 127 smart canes were distributed under ADIP Yojana at the Free Ancillary Equipment Distribution ceremony. Besides 742 ear machines were distributed to hearing impaired, 38 rollators to children unable to walk, 268 MSID kits to mentally challenged, 324 callipers and prosthesis (artificial parts) to persons with bone deformities, 26 ADL kits to lepers and same number of cell phones and CP chairs to three cerebral palsy affected persons.
Power glasses, tripods and canes to senior citizens Under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, 1089 walking sticks, 806 power glasses, 250 wheelchairs, 773 hearing aids, 417 tripods, 197 tetrapods, 85 dentures, 14 crutches and three foldable walkers were distributed. The samaroha began and ended with the national song. At the onset, the President and other guests lit the lamp. The President was presented with a statue of Shalbhanjika as a memoir. Rs 2 crore 90 lakh worth 8,108 artificial parts and ancillary equipments were presented to 4,271 disabled and senior citizens at the mega camp under ADIP and Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana. Certificated of rozgar, swarozgar and jobs were handed over to nearly 1400 disabled persons marked under the campaign launched to make Divyang Mitras of Gwalior district. Madhya Pradesh Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, Bihar Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar, Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh and Higher Education and Public Service Management Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya were special guests on the occasion. Among other prominently present on the occasion were Secretary Department of Disabled Empowerment of Union ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Smt. Shakuntala D Gamlin, Joint Secretary Dr. Prabodh Seth, Divisional Commissioner Shri BM Sharma, CMD ALIMCO Shri DR Sarin, IG Shri Anshuman Yadav and Collector Shri Rahul Jain besides local public representatives, large number of disabled persons, senior citizens and elite citizens.



aa Economic condition of farmers improved because of better irrigation facility: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 February 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Narottam Mishra today participated in programmes organised in village Hathlai and Seetapur in Datia district. Dr. Mishra said that economic conditions of the farmers have been improved because of better irrigation facilities. Focus has been made on availing more and more resources for irrigation in the interests of farmers in all regions including Datia. Dr. Mishra also appealed to farmers to take advantage by getting registration starting from February 12under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. He informed that registration is being begun to provide benefit to farmers who have sown the crop of gram. Public Relations Minister informed that Rs 39 lakh 57 thousand will be provided for drought relief to 1,291 farmers in Hathlai village. Similarly, 909 farmers of village Seetapur will get a relief of Rs 52 lakh 67 thousand. Dr. Mishra appealed the farmers that farmers, who have not submitted required documents so far, should submit them to officers concerned and complete process for get relief amount. Minister Dr Mishra gave information about schemes launched for welfare of students, farmers and women in both the villages.
Chess Tournament Trophy Unveiled Public Relations Minister Dr Narottam Mishra unveiled trophy of the first Brain Master International Open Chess Tournament 2018 at Rajghat residence. Dates of the tournament and schedules will be announced soon. The Chess Federation will give Rs 2.30 lakh as a first prize in the tournament. Many public representatives were present on the occasion of unveiling of the trophy.



aa Effective use of science and technology for constant successful development
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2018

Inaugurating the 7th four-day Science Fair here today, Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that scientific perceptions and views have been well-expressed in Indian shastras. She said that Mahatma Gandhi was leading in his times as far as scientific thought was concerned. He stressed on Swadeshi Vigyan. Governor Smt. Patel stressed on the need to use the progress in science and technology for successful and constant development. She said that the noteworthy activities being undertaken in the science sector should be taken to the common man. Governor Smt. Patel said that fairs have their own importance in Indian tradition. People get the opportunity to know each other’s views and know each other in fairs. The science fair has also been organized mainly with the intention of apprising the common man with the inventions and developments in the field of science and technology at the regional, national and international level. She said that it has become essential to explore probable career possibilities in the area of science for the young generation. National Organising Secretary of Vigyan Bharti Shri Jayant Sahasrabuddhe said that through such events information of swadeshi scientific techniques and inventions can reach the common man easily. Principal Secretary Science and Technology Shri Manu Shrivastava said that the main objective of the fair is to develop scientific line of thought in people in general and youth in particular. Director General of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology Dr Navin Chandra told that science fairs are being organized in different districts. Smt. Patel felicitated Patron of Vigyan Bharti Shri I. Vasu with Rs one lakh, citation, shawl and shriphal. The Governor visited various stalls at the fair and inspected the exhibition.



aa CM Shri Chouhan gives de-worming tablets to children
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2018

Chief MInister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today gave de-worming tablets to children on National Deworming Day. It may be noted that February 9 is observed as National De-worming Day. On this day, children are administered de-worming tablets through anganwadis, schools nd various health camps in the state. Worms can have averse effects on the physical and mental development in children. Complete arrangements were made all over the state to administer de-worming tablets to children



aa Irrigation facility to farmers topmost priority: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said that making irrigation facility available to farmers is topmost priority. He said that the government is not doing any favour on the farmers instead it is fulfilling its responsibility. Dr. Mishra was addressing farmers of Bhagour village in Datia district. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that there are 926 farmers in Bhagour who will receive Rs 59 lakh 98 thousand 246 as drought relief amount. He told that relief amount is being given to only 517 farmers who have submitted their documents. He urged the remaining farmers to submit their papers to the patwari or tehsildar so that they too can get their relief amount soon. He said that a major area of Bhagour has already received irrigation facility. The remaining rakba will also be provided irrigation facility through Khairi canal as soon it begins. He said that there was maximum water scarcity in 35 villages. This problem has been solved through surface tap water scheme. Giving information about the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj BIjli Har Ghar Yojana, the PR Minister told that free power connections will be provided to all. PR Minister told farmers that they should get registered under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana without fail so that they get fair price for gram, masoor, mustard, onion etc. He urged them to get registered under insurance scheme also. Several peoples representatives and villagers were also present during the programme.



aa Need to develop spirit of “Ek Bharat-Shreshta Bharat” in youth
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that the youth are the helmsman of development and unity of the country. There is need to develop the spirit of “Ek Bharat-Shreshta Bharat” to end the separatist thinking among youths of the bordering provinces of the country. She said that there should be give and take of the country’s diverse cultures and thoughts among youth. The Governor said this during a meeting with students of Manipur, Nagaland and Madhya Pradesh attending the inter-state youth programme organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra at Raj Bhavan. Governor Smt. Patel said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given a slogan of “Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas” for the development of every province of the country. She said that today China and Pakistan are posing challenges and difficulties at out north-eastern borders of the country, She said that when she went to meet the soldiers at the north-east border she experienced that how they were protecting the country’s 125 crore population. At such a time we should extend full support and cooperation at every step and help boost the morale of our Army. She said that efforts should be made to connect each province of India with the other so that water can be supplied in drought-affected provinces from provinces with surplus water and every province is developed and becomes prosperous. She said that we should be proud of our culture. Until and unless we are not aware of our past glory, the spirit of patriotism will not arise in us. Governor Smt. Patel released the souvenir of Nehru Yuva Kendra and presented mementos to the youths. The Kendra also presented a memento to the Governor. Youths from Manipur, Nagaland and Madhya Pradesh shared their experiences with the Governor. The youth also presented a cultural programme on the occasion. Among those present on the occasion were Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M Mohanrao, Principal Secretary Culture Department Shri Manoj Shrivastava and Nehru Yuva Kendra Director Shri Manoj Samaliya.



aa Citizens Must Cooperate to make Bhopal a Culturally Rich Smart City: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged citizens of Bhopal for their cooperation to make Bhopal, a city based on Indian culture and values. He mentioned that Bhopal should also establish its identity as an iconic city of high cultural values. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Bhoomi Poojan programme of government multi storey residential buildings, under the area based development works being carried out by the Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation here today. He laid foundation of incubation center, integrated control and command center beside other works costing Rs. 500 crore. Shri Chouhan stated that construction works of over Rs. 18 thousand crore are being carried out to transform Bhopal into a modern city. He exhorted the citizens, not to leave any effort incomplete for making Bhopal as one of the best city, not only of the country but of the World. He said that he will leave no stone unturned to make Bhopal a slum free city. Shri Chouhan mentioned that 51thousand 894 houses are being constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas yojana, which are being provided to the needy persons. Over 133 thousand houses have already been constructed. Over Rs. One thousand crore is being spent to make Bhopal a modern city. He administered pledge to the citizens to make Bhopal no.1 city of the country in Swachchta survey. CM Shri Chouhan distributed residential pattas to the eligible beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Ashray Yojana. He said that poor will not be deprived of houses; they will also lead a dignified life. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the government has paid attention towards the employees and every section of the society. Referring to the Shaurya Smarak, Chief Minister said that Samark has become an inspiration source of patriotism now. He mentioned that the land has been allotted for the construction of Bharat Mata Mandir complex. Statue of Rani Kamlapati will also be erected. CM Shri Chouhan stated that Bhopal will be known as a city, which gives inspiration for patriotism. Minister in-charge of Bhopal district Shri Gopal Bhargava said that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan is fulfilling the dream of Smart Cities of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He mentioned that besides making Bhopal a smart city, the city will also be made smart in education, culture and civic duties. Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta said that the smart city in the midst of naturally rich beautiful city will be pride of Bhopal. Mayor Shri ALok Sharma informed that a roadmap for the development of the smart city has been made, keeping in view the future requirements. Collector Bhopal and Chairman of the Smart City Corporation Shri Sudam Khade, while informing about the projects of the smart city, said that 9 projects have already been completed and the remaining 22 will be completed in near future. Incubation center and integrated control and command center will be main attraction of the project. All the digital services will be made available at one place in the integrated control and command center to monitor city transportation. A film based on the structure and design of the smart city was also exhibited on the occasion. Bhoomi Poojan programme concluded with mantras chanting. Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, Minister of State for Cooperative Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Surendra Nath Singh, President Municipal Corporation Dr. Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Matikala Board Shri Ramdayal Prajapati and eminent citizens in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Badauni of Datia to be given Attractive Form: Dr. Narottam Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2018

Water Resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today laid foundation for construction of CC Road costing Rs 1.08 crore in Badauni of Datia district. During this, he informed about the drought relief fund distribution to the farmers. Public Relations Minister told that Rs. 63 lakh 36 thousand 62 will be given to 1502 farmers of Badauni. While hearing the citizens’ applications, Dr. Narottam Mishra gave instructions to the officers for resolving problems of Badauni. Dr. Narottam Mishra said that development of Badauni region is the first priority. Widen roads will be constructed in the town. Divider and saplings will be planted on the road dividers. He instructed that road should be made beautiful so that people of Badauni should come here to walk. He further said that Madhya Pradesh government is framing unique schemes in every sector. Informing about Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, Public Relations Minister informed that registration for Rabi crops will begin from February 12. Municipality President Smt. Savitri Sutrakar, public representatives and citizens were present on the occasion.



aa Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel to Inaugurate Vigyan Mela
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel will inaugurate Vigyan Mela at 11.00 a.m. on February 09. Minister for Revenue, Science and Technology Shri Umashankar Gupta will also grace the programme. It may be mentioned that the 7th Vigyan Mela is being organized under the joint aegis of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology and Vigyan Bharti at BHEL Dusshera ground from February 9 to 12. The vigyan mela is being organized with an objective to apprise students and common men about the career opportunities, achievements of Indian scientists and science in ancient India, efforts for research and development in the country and expansion of scientific approach among the common men. The main attraction of the mela will be progress in the modern science and technology beside art works of bamboo, clay craft and metal science. Moreover, special pavilion displaying innovations, various competitions for children, interaction with renowned scientists of the country, seminar, lectures, pavilion focusing on environment awareness and cultural programmes are the main features of the mela. Several new programmes are being introduced in the mela for the first time. Special session on ‘Science and Spiritualism’ will be held and the World renowned Environmentalist Padam Bhushan Shri Chandi Prasad Bhatt will also deliver lecture. Medicinal Herbs, agri-tech and health pavilion will also be there in the mela. Information about Start Up India, Make In India and other government schemes will be provided. Moreover, a programme ‘Jan-Jan ke Liye Vigyan’ will be organized in the mela. Ministry of Earth Sciences, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), NHDC, ICAR, CAIR, DRDO, Union Ministry of Ayush (5 Departments), BHEL, Coal India Ltd., BrahMos Aero Space, various departments of the government, Tata, NPCIL and NTPC besides 124 organisations will participate in the mela. Vice Chancellor JNU Prof. M. Jagdesh Kumar will be conferred with the Vigyan Pratibha Samman for his excellent works this year. In addition to this, EXPO awards will also be given and cultural programmes will be held every day during the mela. It may be mentioned that the Vigyan Mela was started in 2012 and it is being organized every year.



aa Make Arrangements for Better Results of Schemes and Programmes: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that good governance is the top priority of the state government. All the District Collectors should make constant efforts in this connection. Make arrangements to obtain better results from the priority schemes and programmes of the state government. People’s grievances should be redressed on the spot through Jan Sunvai. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the Collectors in the Samadhan Online programme at Mantralaya today. CM Shri Chouhan stated that the works undertaken in the districts will be reviewed from March. Saplings planted under the Narmada Seva Mission should be secured during the summer season. Conduct physical verification of saplings planted under the mission. A large plantation programme will be organized on July 2 again. Get the cases related to the self-employment approved by establishing coordination with the banks. Ensure to get the sufficient works done under the MNREGA in the drought affected areas. Road must be constructed like earlier by the same agency, if it is dug for laying the potable water pipeline. Ongoing construction work of onion warehouses should be completed by April. The state government will make direct payment to the organizations for storing farmers’ crops under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Ensure regular payment of Rs. One thousand monthly to each beneficiary of Sahariya, Baiga and Bhariya Tribe for nutritious food. Process of new sand mines through panchayats should be completed speedily. Ensure salaries to junior employees in time. Chalk out proper plan to supply potable water during the summer season from now itself. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that Kisan Sammelan will be organized on February 12 in Bhopal. Feedback will be taken from the farmers for various agriculture programmes and the price difference amount under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana will be distributed during the convention. He said that registration for the procurement of Rabi crops should be started in time. Make serious efforts to redress the pension cases in all the districts. Shri Chouhan lauded the officer-employees, who have performed excellently for redressing the cases of C.M. helpline. The best performing districts include Hoshangabad, Alirajpur, Burhanpur, Shajapur and Balaghat district. The best performing jila panchayats are Hoshangabad, Alirajpur, Burhanpur, Shajapur and Khargone and best performing municipal corporations include Singrauli, Ratlam, Bhopal, Katni and Dewas. Similarly, the best performing officers-employees include Incharge Assistant Engineer, Municipal Corporation-Sagar Shri Arvind Pateria, RTO Jabalpur Shri Jitendra Singh Raghuvanshi, Chief Executive Officer of Janpad Panchayat Betul Shri Danish Ahmad Khan, Assistant Engineer P.H.E.- Narsinghpur Shri S.L. Vishwakarma, Forest Circle Officer –Singrauli Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, Assistant Engineer of Municipal Corporation-Singrauli Shri J.P. Tripathi, Junior Supply Officer –Tikamgarh Shri Sandeep Pandey, Assistant Engineer P.H.E. Shahdol Shri V.N. Patel, CEO Cooperative –Rajgarh Shri Vishesh Shrivastava and Executive Engineer Water Resources-Harda Shri Ashok Kumar Jatav. It was informed that a new facility of chat boat is being introduced in the CM Helpline. Grievances of 11 Applicants Redressed It may be mentioned that the efforts to fulfill the commitment of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for good governance and sensitiveness to solve the public problems are yielding good results speedily. During the Samadhan Online, action is being taken against the negligence of the officers towards the public problems and also fine is being imposed on them. Shri Hariprasad of village Anujgarh –Chitarangi tahsil of Singrauli district was unable to get a copy of khasra because his patta land was not registered on the computer. Even he was not paid compensation against crop damage. On his complaint during the Samadhan Online, he received the khasra copy besides an amount of Rs. 40 thousand as compensation against loss to crop. Collector Singrauli informed that this amount will be recovered from the guilty revenue officers as penalty. Similarly, an amount of Rs. 5 thousand was provided to Ku. Rita Bai Bhilala of village Kankar of block Karahal- district Sheopur for delay in the case of schedule caste certificate by imposing penalty on the responsible sub-divisional officer of Jobat. During the Samadhan Online, it has been said that an amount of Rs. 14 lakh will be provided to Shri Rajkumar Chourha of viilage Bamana-Banda tahsil of district Sagar this month itself, against the compensation towards his land, which has come under the submergence of the dam. Similarly, Sushri Arpita Kumari Saket of Village Tikar district Rewa got the scholarship of Rs. 25 thousand 400 for B.Sc. first year. Shri ramsukh Kushwaha of village Atara –district Satna received scholarship amount of Rs. 4 thousand 719 during the Samadhan Online. Shri Ashok Yadav of Sanjay Nagar-Sanawad – district Khargone received Rs. 60 thousand against the second installment of Awas Yojana. Shri Ramkishore Soni of tahsil Amanganj –district Panna got Rs. 56 thousand 160 against Bhavantar amount. Furthermore, Shri Roopram of tahsil Kannod-district Dewas received the marks sheet with corrections, which was pending due to the anomalies. Shri Manish Kumar Patel of tahsil Panagar – district Jabalpur, who informed the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on the facebook about the case, received the subsidy amount of Rs. 2 lakh 70 thousand, which was pending against the approved pond for fisheries and agriculture activities. The case of Shri Shivnarayan Prajapati of tahsil Sarangpur – district Rajgarh was redressed as he had received incorrect electricity bill of Rs. 65 thousand despite interruption in electricity supply due to electricity pole which fell on the electricity line. In the same manner, Shri Tulsidas of village Gorakhas-Janpad Panchayat Prithvipur of Tikamgarh district received an amount of Rs. One lakh 34 thousand against the construction of borewell during the programme.



aa PR Minister explains Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana to farmers in villages of Datia like a teacher.
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Narottam Mishra is explaining Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana to farmers, just like a teacher. Dr Mishra today, reaching to different villages of Datia district, told the farmers about different schemes including Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, while interacting with common men specially farmers. The Public Relations Minister, before this, had informed farmers about beneficial provisions of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in many villages. The Public Relations Minister reached village Bargany, Jigna and Sonagiri in Datia district and gave information about number of benefitted farmers and amount given under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. He informed that new registration for Rabi season will start from February 12.For drought relief amount, Aadhar number and mobile number etc. should be given to Patwari or Tehsildar by farmers. He informed benefitted persons in Sinaval, Sevani, Morera villages. The Public Relations Minister appealed to farmers to get benefit from this important scheme. He told the farmers that Rs 4400 for gram and Rs 800 per quintal for onion will be paid to farmers under the scheme. Public Relations Minister Dr Mishra also informed about Saubhagya Yojana. He told the villagers that free electricity connection is being provided to every person under the scheme. The state government is committed to provide benefit under the scheme to every door easily. Public Relations minister was welcomed in all villages. Public Relations minister visited village Dang Karera also.



aa Smart Phones to Patwaris: CS Shri Singh.
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 February 2018

Chief Secretary Shri B.P.Singh held meeting of the Revenue Officers of Sagar division in Sagar. He gave instructions to the officers to pay special focus on the pending revenue case. Such cases should be solved at the earliest. Revenue officers must discharge their duties with entire seriousness and devotion, within the time limit. No revenue case should be kept in abeyance. All the revenue cases should be registered on RCMS (Revenue Case Management System) portal, so that monitoring of each case should be made in a better manner. Principal Secretary Revenue, Shri Arun Pandey, Secretary Revenue, Shri Hariranjan Rao, Chief Revenue Commissioner, Shri Manish Rastogi, Commissioner Land Records, Shri M. Selvendran, Divisional Commissioner and concerned District Collectors besides Revenue Officers were present in the meeting. CS Shri Singh said that Revenue Officers should always be vigilant and wakeful, while discharging their duties with utmost seriousness. Redress the cases finally, which are pending since the last 2 years or more. He further mentioned that all the revenue officers must redress hundred percent cases, which are pending in their offices and the courts. All the revenue officers should provide customer friendly services to the applicants by bringing improvement in work in their respective offices. Furthermore, Shri B.P. Singh said that the revenue department is being equipped with modern facilities. Smart phones will be provided to the patwaris now. They will conduct mobile girdawari after downloading the app in their mobiles. Good training will be imparted to the new patwaris to enable them to perform well in the field. Shri Singh stated that new revenue case received by the office or court, should be registered on RCMS portal immediately. He told the revenue officers for announcement of B-1 in every village. He mentioned that the entire undisputed mutation, partition and demarcation cases should be redressed immediately. Entire payment against diversion, nuzul and penalty should be recovered. Every possible effort should be made to increase government revenue. In addition to this, the Chief Secretary told to check the patwaris’ bags and to review the work of revenue inspectors to bring speed in the redressal of pending revenue cases. Shri Singh said that demarcation cases should be redressed by ETS machines.



aa System to give one and half time of cost to farmers under consideration: Minister Dr. Mishra.
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 February 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Narottam Mishra gave information about the free electricity connections to farmers under Saubhagya Yojana while visiting various villages of Datia. Dr. Mishra first reached Bahadurpur village. He said that the Central Government is planning to implement a system soon, so that farmers can get one and a half time of cost of their crops. If famers get lesser value for their crops, amount will be given on the line of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Public Relations Minister informed that Rs 42 lakh 10 thousand 52 and Rs 15 lakh 72 thousand will be given to 536 farmers in Bahadurpur and 292 farmers in Maharajpur respectively. Public Relations Minister reached Niraval and Makauni Public Relations Minister informed villagers about the government schemes in village Niraval. He informed that 479 farmers will get Rs Rs.19 lakh 20 thousand in Niraval; 318 farmers will get Rs 19 lakh 56 thousand in Bidniya, 344 farmers will receive Rs 15 lakh 30 thousand in Bhavanipur and 424 farmers will receive Rs 20 lakh 24 thousand and 145 farmers of Khairi will get Rs 14 lakh 34 thousand amount. Dr. Mishra reaches Chirula by motorcycle Dr. Narottam Mishra reached village Chirula by motorcycle to meet farmers. He addressed the farmers and said that 989 farmers will get Rs 42 lakh 68 thousand in Chirula as a relief. Rs 28 lakh 58 thousand will be given to 528 farmers in Kararikhurd and Rs six lakh 45 thousand relief will be given to 75 farmers in Vilhar village.



aa Make Efforts to Provide Quality Education under Clean Atmosphere in Government Schools.
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 February 2018

Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah said that efforts should be made to provide quality education under the clean atmosphere to the children pursuing studies in government primary and middle schools for the success of Sarvashiksha Abhiyan. He instructed for paying special attention on all the necessary arrangements besides security in the hostels of School Education department. Kunwar Shah was addressing the state level meeting of District Project Coordinators and Principal DIET held at Narmada Bhavan of Bhopal today. Minister Kunwar Shah further mentioned that DIET plays an important role in education quality. He told that DIET should be developed in such a form that it should carved its niche at the national level. Forty five teachers training institutes are functional in the state. He gave directives for conducting a study tour of the prestigious DIET of the country for the modernization of state’s DIET. Kunwar Shah informed that an amount of Rs. 30 crore has been approved for the infrastructure development of DIET in the state. He instructed to decide the uniform for the staff and teachers of DIET. He stated that there is a need for wardens training, since the post holds very important role in hostel. Wardens should be imparted training on subjects like happiness, child psychology and moral education during the summer vacation. Moreover, he said that the habit of reading about the national festivals, biography of great personalities and local traditions besides news paper should be developed in the children. He mentioned that a policy has already been prepared for posting of the family members of the soldiers, who are stationed on the borders of the country, near to their homes. Minister Kunwar Shah said that directives have been given to the departmental officers to write to the State Public Service Commission to fill the vacant posts of lecturers in DIET and other 450 posts. Reviews National Achievement Survey and Shala Siddhi Programme The National Achievement Survey-2017 was reviewed in the meeting. It was informed that the survey was conducted for class 3,5 and 8. There is a small difference in the evaluation percentage between the boys and girls students and students pursuing studies in urban and rural area. Narsinghpur district has bagged first position in this evaluation process. Moreover, Shala Sidhi Programme, Ek Parisar Ek Shala Satyapan, Cycle and Uniform Distribution programme were also reviewed in the meeting. Principal Secretary Smt. Deepti Goud Mukherjee gave directives for downloading M-Shiksha Mitra App. She said that all must possess list of mentor schools. She also gave instructions for regular inspection of the government schools by the DIET. Director State Education Shri Lokesh Jatav said in the meeting, that there should be uniformity in the enrolment statistics of students in schools. On the basis of these statistics, facilities like uniform and scholarship are provided to the students.



aa Improvement in Air Quality of Bhanpur Trenching Ground.
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 February 2018

Constant monitoring of air quality is being made at 9 places in the vicinity of Bhanpur trenching ground by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board. It may be mentioned that the level of RSPM was found as 307 to 367 microgram/square meter, higher than the standard norm of 100 microgram/square meter on January 30. A significant improvement has been recorded in the level now. Principal Secretary cum Chairman of Pollution Control Board, Shri Anupam Rajan has informed that the results obtained on February 5, 2018 from the 9 places in the vicinity of Bhanpur trenching ground are of medium level according to the air quality index of Central Pollution Control Board. The level of air quality level was found 124.33 at Damkheda on February 5. Similarly, the air quality level of Khejda, Bhanpur, Coach factory, Karariya, Kolua, Minal, Ayodhya Nagar and Karond was 117.48, 162.23,178.41,154.92,155.22, 133.87, 128.30 and 169.77 respectively. Shri Rajan further informed that the pollution is being monitored 24 hours daily in 3 shifts by making monitoring centers at all the 9 places. Level of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide gas is being monitored in every 4 hours. Pollution caused by the fire is almost come to an end, due to constant spraying of water to control the fire. At present, air level is affected by the vehicles, sound, daily chores and others. Chief Scientist Officer Dr. Rita Kori said that the board is examining the P.M. (Particulate matter) of 2.5 microgram and 10 microgram size by filtering. The small PM of 2.5 microgram size has been controlled especially because it has capacity to reach the lungs.



aa As many as 18,000 beneficiaries benefit from Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana.
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 February 2018

Beneficiaries are being helped through Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana to set up new MSME units in the state. Financial assistance of Rs 647 crore 58 lakh has been made available to 18 thousand 722 beneficiaries in this fiscal year. Minister of State (Independent Charge) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak told that this year target of Rs 1487 crore 57 lakh has been set to be distributed to 30 thousand beneficiaries under the yojana this fiscal year. An amount of Rs 110 crore 30 lakh 99 thousand has been approved in 26 thousand 441 cases so far. In the remaining 7,729 cases the approved loan amount will be made available to the beneficiaries soon. MoS Shri Pathak told that Rs 184 crore 14 lakh 66 thousand loan has been made available to 4037 beneficiaries in 8 districts in Indore division under the Yojana. At the division level, this number is the most. In Jabalpur division, 2953 beneficiaries have been provided loans of maximum Rs 116 crore 99 lakh 99 thousand in 8 districts. Eligibility for Yojana and provisions of financial assistance The benefits of Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana are provided only for setting up a new enterprise. A loan of Rs 50 thousand to Rs 10 lakhs is provided under the scheme. The beneficiary’s age should be between 18 and 45 and should have passed Class V. There is no income limit for the beneficiary. The applicant’s family should not be an Income tax payee with an enterprise/business establishment. Margin money for the project cost of 15 percent maximum Rs one lakh is given for general category and 30 percent maximum Rs 2 lakh to the BPL/Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Class (except creamy layer) women/minority/handicapped beneficiary. The members of Bhopal gas affected families are eligible for additional 20 percent or maximum Rs one lakh margin money. Additional margin money of 30 percent or maximum Rs 3 lakhs of the project is given to the beneficiaries of Denotified Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes.



aa Panchayat Secretary to get 5200-20,200 + 2400 grade-pay payscale.
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that removing the historic injustice with panchayat secretaries, payscale 5200-20,2000+ 2400 grade-pay will be given to secretaries who have completed their 10-year service on April 1, 2008. Terming the Panchayat Secretaries as the foundation of rural Madhya Pradesh, Shri Chouhan said that they will now be paid Rs 10,000 from the date of appointment itself. After two years they will be given 5200-20,2000+ 1900 grade-pay. Shri Chouhan was addressing a Panchayat Secretaries meet at CM House today. Shri Chouhan said that women serving as Panchayat Secretaries will be given 180 days maternity leave. Their secretary husbands will get a 15-day paternity leave. He said that it is the government’s duty to honour the panchayat secretaries. Secretaries are an important part of the government. On compassionate appointments for panchayat secretaries he said that now the eligibility for compassionate appointments will be from April 1, 2008. They will get 15-day medical leave in case of illness. He said that the picture of rural Madhya Pradesh will be transformed with the help of panchayat secretaries. All those facilities available in cities will now be available in villages also. The Chief Minister said that the good performance of Madhya Pradesh in the rural development schemes is due to the hard work of secretaries. He said that the about a decade back, the condition of roads, drinking water arrangements, housing facilities and interior roads in the villages was quite bad. Today a new phase of rural development of Madhya Pradesh is visible. Panchayat secretaries used to get Rs 500 at the time when the government was formed. The amount was hiked to Rs 1200 in year 2008 and in 2008 the panchayat secretaries started getting a regular payscale. He said that the panchayat secretaries have always been supported by the government. Shri Chouhan said that the government is working for the welfare of the poor. Poor persons are being made land owners. Madhya Pradesh is on top in the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana in the country. Assistance will be given through Mukhya Mantri Antyodaya Awas Yojana in case of dearth of funds during construction of rural houses. Lauding the panchayat secretaries and the Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated them. He said that the rural development schemes will be implemented more effectively with support of all. Madhya Pradesh is on the second position in the whole country in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Rs 3500 crore in MNREGA and Rs 8000 has been spent on Panch Parmeshwar Yojana. He said that with the support of the panchayat secretaries, the state is moving ahead in the direction of realizing its dream of all round development. The picture of rural Madhya Pradesh is changing fast. He urged the panchayat secretaries to serve people and extend support in creating new records in the development of rural Madhya Pradesh. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav said that the processes and systems based on information technology have brought transparency in the rural development schemes. He said that the injustice caused by announcements made in the favour of panchayat secretaries has been removed. He expressed that it is the moral responsibility of the panchayat secretaries to fulfil their duties along with their rights. Shri Bhargav said that Madhya Pradesh will continue to progress in future also just as it has been progressing in rural development. For this more efforts have to be put. Madhya Pradesh Panchayat Secretary Association President Shri Dinesh Sharma, Shri Balmukund Patidar, Azad Panchayat Secretary Employees Association President Shri Hakam Singh thanked the Chief Minister on behalf of the panchayat secretaries and felicitated him. A portrait of Mahakal was gifted to CM Shri Chouhan by the secretaries’ organizations. Director Panchayat Shri Shamimuddin proposed the vote of thanks. Rajya Karamchari Sangh President Shri Ramesh Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Iqbal Singh Bais, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnawal and large number of secretaries were present on the occasion.



aa Government committed to provide funds to drought affected farmers.
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 February 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra on Sunday toured drought-hit villages Ganesh Kheda, Hatval and Katili village of Datia district and took stock of the situation. Dr. Mishra asked farmers whether the drought relief amount had been deposited in their accounts or not. Most of the farmers said that they had received the amount. PR Minister told farmers that the farmers who have not received the drought relief amount can provide the essential documents to the concerned Patwari and get the process moved further. He said that the state government is committed to pay the approved relief amount to each affected farmer. Government stands in support with the farmers at this hour of crisis. He told that an arrangement of beneficial Minimum Support Price has been made for the farmers in the Union Budget also. PR Minister also took stock of the progress of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in rural areas. Representatives of 483 farmers of Hatval village expressed their gratitude towards the PR Minister and the state government for approval of Rs 22 lakh 68 thousand by the state government. New school building at Udgawan village PR Minister Dr. Mishra told the farmers of Udgawan village of Datia district that more than Rs 86 lakh relief amount has been approved for the drought affected farmers of the village. He inaugurated the newly constructed building of the Government Higher Secondary School in Udgawan. On the occasion the Public Works Department was felicitated with a citation for completing the construction of school building on time. Chief guest Dr. Mishra said that the state government has worked on priority basis to make maximum facilities available in the field of education. For this an arrangement of necessary budget has also been made. This is the reason for the improvement in the intellectual level of students also. The scenario of school education has been improved with arrangements of teachers of various subjects, hostels, scholarships, uniforms and text books. Students are being provided education in a good atmosphere through construction of laboratories and well-equipped buildings.



aa Police and prosecution officers should act sensitively : Advocate General Shri Kaurav.
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 February 2018

Advocate General, Shri Purushendra Kaurav told police and prosecution officers that all action right from first information report to gathering of technical evidences should be taken in such a way that there should no shortcoming in proving guilty. Rate of conviction can be increased by keeping some small things in mind. He said that the police officers should act sensitively, with adopting special vigilance to fulfill the intentions which have been brought in the Constitution for weaker sections. He said that awareness should be brought in public by holding public awareness camps in sensitive areas. He appreciated efforts of Madhya Pradesh police to fill up vacant posts. Advocate General Shri Kaurav was addressing a two-day state level seminar of police and prosecution officers held in RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla said that a widespread change is coming over the society. Several efforts are being made for social harmony and goodwill. There is need for coordinated efforts to provide justice to victims by investigating officer and prosecution officer, contributing in the efforts. He said that the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has been made comprehensive to render justice to weaker sections and for protecting their interests. When fair action is taken trust is developed in people. Shri Shukla told the officers that they should assess problems in advance and work for social empowerment with activeness and sensitivity. Police would have to make additional and coordinated efforts to curb crime in collaboration with Social Justice, Tribal Development departments and others. He said that FIR is very the most important document hence police should be extra vigilant while writing it. FIR should be such that it helps in investigation. DGP Shukla said that through such seminars, detailed discussion is held between officers and subject experts and several doubts are cleared through informal dialogue. He congratulated Additional Director General of Police AJAK Smt. Pragya Richa Shrivastava and her team. He gave important information related to registering crime, prosecution and crime research. ADGP Smt. Shrivastava gave information related to the role and objectives of the seminar. On the second day of the seminar, Chief Justice Shri Rakesh Saxena, Chairman Madhya Pradesh State Consumer Forum gave information on ‘Opposition by appellants and witnesses is the biggest hindrance in the way of prosecution’. Advocate of High Court Indore benchShri Anil Trivedi gave a lecture on ‘Discrimination based on caste in Indian society and the influence of Prevention of Atrocities on Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Act on the society’. This was followed by a lecture by Professor Dr. Asma Rizwan of Peoples Institute of Management and Research, Bhopal on “Challenges of Police in a fast changing society: special reference to atrocities based on social boycott and caste” A documentary on untouchability was also screened. A test of participant officers was taken in which AJAK SP Shri Ramsanehi Mishra and Prosecution officer SDPO Rekha Yadav stood first. Guests gave away certificates and mementos to the officers. Additional Director General of Police Fire Services Shri Vijay Kumar, Additional Director General of Police CID, Shri DC Sagar were also present on the occasion. This seminar was special because for the first time public prosecutors were invited so that police and prosecution officers work as a team in coordination to increase the percentage of convicts



aa New Members Inducted in State Cabinet.
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel administered oath of office and secrecy to 3 new members, who have been inducted in Madhya Pradesh Cabinet. The Governor Smt.Patel administered oath of office and secrecy to Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha as Minister beside Shri Balkrishna Patidar and Shri Jalam Singh Patel as Ministers of State. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh conducted the programme of oath taking ceremony. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Speaker Madhya Pradesh Assembly Shri Sitasaran Sharma, Cabinet Members, State President Bhartiya Janta Party, Member of Parliament Dr. Nandkumar Singh Chouhan were also present in the programme.



aa CM Shri Chouhan’s motivational dialogue with students on February 3.
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will hold a motivational dialogue with students of Government Model School, TT Nagar Bhopal from 11 am on February 3. Shri Chouhan will inspire students to bring good results in their examination. Students of 10th, 11th and 12th will take part in the motivational dialogue. Earlier motivational dialogues have been organized in schools of all districts from January 15 to 30. Shri Chouhan will hold discussion with students on various schemes including Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana and Pratibhashali Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana. He will also give tips on time management without stress during examinations and how to move ahead with positive thinking in life. The motivational dialogue will be telecast live on Doordarshan Madhya Pradesh and on Akashvani. Vimarsh Portal and Career Mobile app to be inaugurated CM Shri Chouhan will inaugurate the M.P Career mobile app and Vimarsh portal and other schemes during the motivational dialogue. The career mobile app has been prepared to test the students’ aptitude to know in which subject the student should study further. Parents and students will be counseled on the basis of the student’s aptitude test report. The aptitude test of Class 10th students will be held in February. Vimarsh portal The Vimarsh portal has been prepared to strengthen students, teachers and schools from the academic point of view. Through this portal the students can share their problems and queries and find a solution. Videos on important subjects, answer sheets of merit holders and previous years’ question papers and model answers will be available on the portal for students. Students can easily understand any subject matter through this portal. The problems arising in the innovations and studies by teachers can be marked and shared with experts on the portal. The schools will conduct self-assessment every month. In this the qualitative progress of students will be given priority compared to evaluation and assets. There will be total assessments twice every year.



aa Union Budget is Pro Poor and Farmers: CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Union Budget tabled in the Parliament is a pro poor and farmers’ budget. This budget will provide relief to the common men of the country. CM Shri Chouhan was giving his reaction on the budget at Mantralaya here today. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that this budget will realize the dream of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for building New India. This revolutionary budget will help in eradicating poverty and for creating employment opportunities. Remarkable steps have been taken in the budget for the farmers and poor. It has solutions to double the farmers’ income and will strengthen rural economy. Shri Chouhan stated that the strict steps taken by the Prime Minister in the economy sector has started yielding good results. This budget will facilitate more speed to the fast growing Indian economy. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the budget is focused on poor welfare agenda in the budget. The budget mentions, construction of one crore houses in one year for the poor in the rural areas. A revolutionary decision has been taken for the health sector. Under this, medical treatment expenses of up to Rs. 5 lakh for 10 crore poor families will be borne by the government. Announcement has been made for one medical college in each 3 parliamentary constituency. Also, a revolutionary initiative has been taken in the education sector. Eight crore poor women will get rid of smoke through Ujjawala Yojana. Provisions have been made for agriculture sector in the budget to fix support prices of kharif and rabi crops by adding 50 percent profit in the input cost and arrangement of 10 lakh crore loan. Rural areas will experience major transformation owing to the provision of Rs. 14 lakh crore made for rural infrastructure in the budget. Employment opportunities will increase due to the investment in the infrastructure development in rural areas. Stressing on micro irrigation, provision has been made to form micro irrigation fund. Baans Mission will also facilitate more employment opportunities. Free electricity will be supplied to the houses of 4 crore poor under the Soubhagya Yojana. An increase of 20 percent has been made in the budget for scheduled caste and tribe. This is important for the upliftment of weaker section. A sum of Rs. 148 lakh crore will be spent for the expansion of railways. Two lakh 50 thousand villages will be linked with broad band. Ten main places will be developed in the form of tourist places. Provision of Rs. 3 thousand 794 crore has been made for MSME’s loan, which will help increase in employment opportunities. The revolutionary initiative to eradicate poverty and to increase employment opportunities has been taken in the budget.



aa Union Budget will give shape to Antyodaya – PR Minister Dr. Mishra.
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said that the Union budget presented in the Parliament is beneficial for the middle and poor class. He said that the budget is actual expression of the government’s public welfare policies. Special focus has been laid on Antyodaya in the budget which is government’s main target also. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that the Union budget year 2018-19 has made arrangements to ensure that works like strengthening the agriculture sector, making the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana and Jan- Aushadhi Kendras more effective, providing more facilities to people through Ujjwala and Saubhagya Yojanas, providing houses to poor through Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, low interest rate for middle class under the Awas Yojana, announcing new rural market and preparing passports are implemented directly in favour of the public. Dr. Mishra said that the centre is making arrangements to double the income of farmers in the next four years. He said that special attention has been paid to rise in support price, mega food park construction, Pashupalak Card for farmers, introduction of new activities through Bamboo Mission, improved loan facilities for farming and necessary finance arrangement for vegetable cultivation. This budget will increase the pace of development of the villages. The PR Minister has congratulated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for a welfare-oriented Union budget.



aa Now “Patient friendly” treatment begins in Hamidia Hospital.
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2018

Improved “Patient friendly” treatment will be meted out patients coming to Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal from now on. Under this arrangement, registration counters, enquiry, signage board and posting of social workers has been ensured. These facilities were not available in the hospital earlier. Several reforms have been made in the hospital following administrative changes. For the first time, online appointment system is being implemented in the hospital. Under this system, patients will be able to register online for appointment. Prescription form and free slip will be given to patients online during registration which will enable them to get medicines at the hospital counter on the basis of the registration number. The registration counters for patients at Hamidia hospital has been increased from 4 to 10. Now patients would not have to stand in long queues. Enquiry centres have been set up for patients in which employees have been assigned duty in three shifts. This will ensure guidance for proper treatment in less time to incoming patients. Signage boards have been put up where necessary in the hospital so that patients do not have any difficulty in reaching the centres for treatment. Social workers on 24x7 duty in the hospital will provide treatment related information and guidance. They will be monitored by Department head of Hamidia Hospital.



aa Agitation of Drishtiheen Berojgar Sangharsh Samiti ends after talks with Minister Shri Bhargava
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 January 2018

Social Justice, Disabled Welfare Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava had detailed discussion with a delegation of visually challenged persons, staging agitation on their 23 demands by Drishtiheen Berojgar Sangharsh Samiti in Bhopal at his residence. Drishtiheen Berojgar Sangharsh Samiti ended its agitation on the assurance of resolving their demands by Minister Shri Bhargava. Shri Bhargava told the delegation that recruitment on the post of teachers will be made soon for divyang. Recruitment will be soon opened on grade III and IV posts in all departments soon. He said that Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will direct district collectors through video conference that divyang grade III and IV posts for Divyang should be filled up soon. He said that June 2018 has been set the deadline to fill up posts earmarked for Divyang. Shri Bhargava said that appropriate action will be taken against officers who did not recruit disabled in time frame. He said that Rs 3 crore each is being availed to districts for school and hostel for divyang. Divyang brother and sisters don't have any problem in getting education through this fund. He said that the state government has proposed budget of Rs 450 crore for Divyang upliftment in the next budget session. Shri Bhargava said that 100-seater hostel will start from July session in Bhopal for Divyang. Fifty seats will be for Divyang boys and 50 seats for girls in the hostel. He said that the state government is committed for development of Divyang persons. Principal Secretary, Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Department, Shri Ashok Shah, Bhopal Division Commissioner Shri Ajat Shatru Shrivastava, departmental officers, officials of district and police administration were present on the occasion.



aa 70 percent part of revenue receipts in state is cashless.
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 January 2018

All types of payments are being made in cashless manner by the state government in Madhya Pradesh. Now, 70 percent part of revenue receipts is coming in cashless mode. Payment of fee collected at Public Service Centres for income certificate, caste certificate, birth and death certificate like facilities is being taken in cashless transaction mode to promote cashless transactions as per the wishes of the centre government. The state government has provided facility to pay fee in cashless mode in all schools and colleges. Special training is being imparted to rural people through Gram Sabha for financial literacy in the state. The state government has given a rebate in VAT on POS machines for making the daily purchasing of common man cashless. In addition, rebate in stamp duty on merchant agreement has also been given. Central financial management and information system is being developed in the state with the development of this system all activities and public service will be completely online and paperless. This management and information system will benefit around 8 lakh officers, employees and pensioners. Their claims and cases will be resolved on time and at once.



aa Cabinet Approves Excise Policy for Year 2018-19.
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 January 2018

The cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on January 31, has given approval to the excise policy of 2018-19. According to the decision, the existing liquor shops situated at a distance of 50 meters from the girls schools, girls’ colleges, legal girls’ hostels/ hostels and legal religious places will be closed from April 01, 2018. The 149 ahatas (permit rooms) and shop bars functioning beside the country and foreign liquor shops will be closed from April 01. A decision to implement the Dry Zone Policy in the assured areas has been taken for the first time in the state in the cabinet meeting. Under this, the consumption of liquor will be completely prohibited in the nearby areas of the sacred rivers, schools, colleges, religious places and girls’ hostels by declaring these areas as dry zone. These places will be notified. If someone commits some crime under influence of liquor, then such person will not be given benefit of inebriated condition and recommendation will be sent to the home department by adding the provision of penal order under the Indian Penal Code. The power to expel the habitual/ notorious criminals for 6 months, who repeatedly commit liquor related offences, will be given to the collectors by making necessary amendments in Madhya Pradesh Excise Act. The decision to form committees at district, block and village level has taken by the cabinet to control the growing liquor consumption trend in urban and rural areas, to generate awareness among the people, manufacturing and sale of illicit liquor and to inform the excise department besides the police department for necessary action by identifying the persons involved in the activity and the places. System for execution of liquor shops The Cabinet has decided to first renew execution of country made/foreign liquor shops for the coming year 2018-19, as per the system prevailed in the year 2017-18. After the renewal process, execution of liquor shops will be made in total by inviting lottery applications publicly on common reserve price. Decision was taken regarding liquor shops, remained in execution after renewal/lottery application, through e-tender in online process. Decision was in the meeting to start execution for the year 2018-19 by increasing 15 percent of reserve price for liquor shops. Curb on illicit liquor sale Several decisions were taken in the cabinet meeting to curb illicit liquor sale. Special security hologram will be pasted on liquor bottles. Report about legality of liquor bottle will be sent on mobile number by the customer on sending the number of hologram pasted on particular country made/foreign liquor purchased on specified mobile number 562634500. Decision was taken to make online system for transportation of liquor, transit permit from manufacturing units to warehouses and warehouse to liquor shops and no-objection certificate etc. Bharat Mata Parisar construction The cabinet in its meeting granted its permission to land allotment to Bhopal Municipal Corporation for construction of Bharat Mata Parisar. Total 5.046 hectare land was allotted to Bhopal Municipal Corporation for construction of Bharat Mata Parisar. The land is situated in khasra no 64 of village Singarcholi, block Hujur, district Bhopal. Sanction was given to allotment of 0.202 hectares land in village Koh-e-Fiza (Khanugaon) tehsil Hujur, district Bhopal, to Department of Defence for setting up Naval Sailing Node in the cabinet meeting. Decision to empower civic bodies The cabinet by deciding to empowering civic bodies, gave them rights to impose entertainment tax, amusement activities in their areas. Civic bodies will generate revenue from this. Decisions for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Caste Welfare In the Cabinet meeting, sanction was given to increase income limit from Rs six lakh to Rs ten lakh per year for scholarship scheme to get education abroad for candidates of Scheduled Tribes. Decision was taken to continue Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The Cabinet approved the continuation of the construction / electrification of office buildings of scheduled caste development from the year 2017-18 to 2019-20. Amendment to the Minor Mineral Rule Decision was taken by the Cabinet to amend Madhya Pradesh Minor Mineral Rule, 1996. At present, rebate is given from royalty to Kumhar, scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and their cooperative societies for getting exploration lease for manufacturing bricks and kavelu. After the amendment, they will get rebate on manufacturing of bricks/kavelu through mechanical process. Other decisions In the meeting, decision was approved to fund for accelerating execution of irrigation projects under Narmada Valley Development Authority, through Narmada Basin Projects Company Limited. The Cabinet sanctioned establishment of new rural police station in Khurai of Sagar district



aa Surprise inspection by Principal Secretary, Environment Shri Anupam Rajan at Bhanpur trenching ground.
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 January 2018

Principal Secretary, Environment and Chairman of Pollution Control Board Shri Anupam Rajan on Wednesday conducted surprise check at Bhanpur trenching ground with staff on the complaint of sudden fire broke out there and air pollution. Shri Rajan issued instructions to install wire fencing or boundary wall around the landfill site and cameras for continuous monitoring at the spot. Shri Rajan asked fire brigade staff to pour water constantly on the site, taking immediate action. A show cause notice has been issued to commissioner, muncipal corporation, by Regional officer, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board regarding the incident. Member secretary of the board Shri AA Mishra, regional officer Dr PS Bundela, health officer of municipal corporation Shri Rakesh Sharma and other officers-employees were present with Shri Rajan, on the complaint of fire and air pollution at the spot.



aa Minister Smt. Singh Urges Center to give Rs. 39 Crore for Closure of Bhanpur Dumping Ground.
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 January 2018

Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh met the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri Hardeep Singh Puri in New Delhi. She urged the Union Minister for immediate allotment of Rs. 2 thousand 434 crore to be given to Madhya Pradesh for urban development activities by the Union Government. She said that the activities of urban development are being carried out by the state government with priority and according to the time bound programme. Moreover, Smt. Singh also exhorted for release of Rs. 39 crore for the closure of Bhanpur khanti dumping site of Bhopal and for immediate permission from the Public Investment Board and the Union cabinet for the Metro projects of Indore and Bhopal cities. While discussing with the Union Minister Shri Puri, Smt. Singh said that Madhya Pradesh has registered a remarkable progress in the execution of urban development, urban housing and urban poverty alleviation schemes of the Government of India. Madhya Pradesh has been presented with citation letters from time to time by the Union Government. Madhya Pradesh is among the leading states of the country with the cooperation of the Union Government in execution of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, AMRUT Yojana, Smart City Yojana, Swachcha Bharat Mission and Deendayal Day-NULM during the last 3 years. Smt. Maya Singh further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh Government wishes to provide metro rail facility in Indore and Bhopal cities at the earliest. She mentioned that if a separate arrangement is made to dispose of the garbage dumped in the urban areas in the scientific manner under the ‘Swachcha Bharat Mission’ then the urban bodies will earn income from this in the future and the precious land of the urban areas will become free from garbage dumping. In the same connection, she urged the Union Minister for immediate release of Rs. 39 crore for the closure of Bhanpur Khanti dumping site. Furthermore, Smt. Singh said that immediate release of Rs. 268 crore 82 lakh of 2015-16 and Rs. 345 crore 12 lakh of Rs. 2016-17 is expected under the AMRUT yojana. She also urged the Union Minister Shri Puri for immediate release of Rs. 31 crore 23 lakh pending in the administration and office expenditure head and Rs. One thousand 789 crore from the earlier approved amount under the Pradhan Mantri Shahri Awas Yojana. Union Minister Praises Progress of Madhya Pradesh During the discussion, Union Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri has lauded the working system of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for better execution of Centrally sponsored schemes under the urban development activities in Madhya Pradesh



aa Governor greets people on Sant Ravidas Jayanti.
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel greeted people on the eve of Sant Ravidas Jayanti. In her message the Governor said that Sant Ravidas was a great saint. He made significant contribution in removing the evils rampant in society through his creations. Sant Ravidas has spread the message of maintaining a humble attitude, increasing unity and harmony and brotherhood and equality. Governor Smt. Patel appealed to the youths to follow the principles and ideals of Sant Ravidas and make their contribution in the development of the country.



aa 15 district employment offices including Bhopal to be developed as placement centres.
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2018

District employment offices will be modernized and upgraded to be developed into placement centres. In the first phase, total 15 district employment offices of Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Gwalior, Sagar, Ujjain, Hoshangabad, Shahdol, Dhar, Khargone, Dewas, SIngrauli, Satna and Katni will be modernized. The modernization will be done on PPP mode. Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge), School Education and Labour Shri Deepak Joshi directed to complete work soon. Shri Joshi viewed the presentation of the project at the Mantralaya and directed to grant all approvals within the time limit as per need. He said to make proper use of the budget as needed. He said that the budget should not lapse. He also gave instructions to begin training in Mukhya Mantri Kaushal Samvardhan and Kaushalya Yojana. It was told at the meeting that there will be 2 counselling rooms, 2 interview rooms and one computer lab in the placement centre. Changes can be made in this centre on the basis of availability of space. Youth will be trained for various placements at the centre. As many as 25 thousand target youths will be placed through these modern employment offices cum placement centre in 6 months. Madhya Pradesh Rozgar Nirman Board Chairman Shri Hemant Deshmukh, Principal Secretary Technical Education Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, Director Skill Development Shri Sanjeev Singh and other officers were present at the meeting.



aa Need for making Panchayats grants rational : Minister Shri Bhargava.
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2018

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava has urged the Central Government to rationalise the grants given to Panchayats. He said that by doing so, small panchayats will get more funds for infrastructure construction. In context to Madhya Pradesh, Shri Bhargava was holding discussions in the national conference on panchayati raj system held in New Delhi. Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the conference. Panchayat and Rural Development ministers of different states and chairmen of states' finance commission attended the conference. The main purpose of the conference was to set up the effective criteria for standard and distribution of grants to the states after the collection of revenue by the Central Government. It was informed in the National Conference that the 15th Finance Commission has been constituted by the Government of India. Recommendations of the commission will be implemented from 2020. It was informed in the conference that a provision for Rs. 12200 crore as actual grant and Rs 1355 crore as performance grant has been made for Madhya Pradesh in the 14th finance commission. This amount will be directly spent by the Gram Panchayats.



aa Face challenges taking lesson from Gandhiji’s life: Governor Smt. Patel.
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that Gandhiji’s entire life was like a movement. She said that today were facing the challenge of protecting our culture and traditions. We have to face these challenges by taking lessons from Mahatma Gandhi’s life and his ideals. He was addressing an all religions’ prayer meeting organized on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary at Gandhi Bhavan. Smt. Patel paid floral tributes to Gandhiji and engarlanded him. Smt. Patel said that Gandhiji’s ideals of truth, non-violence and Sarvadharma Samabhav are relevant even today. Our true tribute to him would be a resolve to strengthen national unity and ancient Indian culture along with protection of humanity. She said that we should imbibe Gandhiji’s ideals. She said that Gandhiji remained a defendant of truth which he considered next to God. He would say “earlier I thought God is truth, but now I know Truth is God. Gandhiji’s Satyagraha is the worship of this God. The light of truth spread by this worshipper of non-violence is till today lighting up the road to humanity. She said that I am proud that I am connected to Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace Gujarat. The Governor encouraged students present there by calling them on stage to speak on Bapu’s life. At this students came up and gave speeches. The Governor awarded winner of painting and general knowledge competitions organised on the occasion. Gandhi Bhavan Trust Secretary Shri Dayaram Namdev, Trustee Shri Mahesh Saxena, school students and Bapu’s followers.



aa Shaurya Smarak a result of goverment’s strong will power.
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today visited Shaurya sthal and paid homage to martyrs at Shaheed Smarak. Principal Secretary, Culture Department Shri Manoj Shrivastava and other senior officers were also present on the occasion. Governor Smt. Patel said that the activities of the Army and the sainiks at the border have been exhibited very well at the Smarak. It looks as if one is visiting the border itself. She lauded the state government for setting up the Shaurya Smarak. She said that this is the proof of the strong will power of the state government. Smt. Patel said that the photographs and portrayal of war and the activities at the border is unique. The warfare and the situation at the Kashmir border have been portrayed in such a manner that one’s sentiments that arise towards the sainiks remain forever. Smt. Patel said that the sainiks should be made to meet school and college students. She said that it is the result of the sacrifices made by them that we are able to sleep in Independent India. The tale of valour of every martyr of our country is history for us. All children and youths should visit the Shaurya Smarak. Governor Smt. Patel said that children should visit this spot along with their parents so that they get inspiration of patriotism and service of the country. She also paid floral tributes at the soil (Shaurya Raj) brought from the martyrs’ villages in Madhya Pradesh.



aa Beating the Reterat” Concluded in Presence of Governor.
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2018

The ‘Beating the Retreat’ concluded in the presence of the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel at the concluding of Republic Day Celebrations programme at Motilal Nehru stadium. Presentation of concert, march past and group recital was given by the Madhya Pradesh Brass Band, Police Pipe Band and Mass Band in the guidance of Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla. It may be mentioned that the Beating the Retreat’ is an old tradition of armed forces and paramilitary forces. When the armed forces used to return to the camp from the war then band playing programme was organized to relieve the stress of war. In India, with this programme the Republic Day’s programmes formally come to an end. The ‘Beating the Retreat’ programme was begun with National Song in honour of Smt. Anandiben Patel at 4.30 p.m. Spell binding musical presentations of Hindi and English classical tunes and presentations of 11 old Hindi films were given by the Police Brass band. Band wise group presentation was given by the 3 bands while doing the march past. At the end of the programme, the band gave group presentation on the tune of ‘Sare Jahan se Achcha’ while doing the march past. An attractive firework show held after the National Song. Musical presentation by Police band led by Syed Banne Ahmed, Brass band led by Shri Sunil Katare, Army Pipe band led by Hawaldar Shri Soham Singh and Massed band were given. Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh, Special Director General of Police Shri K.N. Tiwari, Additional Director General of Police Shri S.L. Thousen, other Additional Director Generals of Police, Senior Officers, retired Police Officers, and citizens in large number enjoyed the musical evening of ‘Beating the Retreat’ programme. Attractive fireworks were displayed till the end of the programme.



aa Centre should be formed in every ward to guide youth.
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2018

A centre should be formed in every ward which will guide youth regarding employment and self-employment. For this help should be taken from successful entrepreneurs. Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta said this at the skill and employment fair organized under Prime Minister’s Skill Development Scheme. The fair was organized by Sheetal Jan-kalyan Samiti. Shri Gupta said that while there is unemployment on the one hand, there is dearth of skilled persons. He said that youth should be trained as per demand. Shri Gupta said that trained youth who take loan under Mukhya Mantri Udyami Yojana should become job givers rather than job-seekers. He said that no work is small or big, one should work honestly and work hard and success will be yours. Shri Gupta said that one should undergo training not just to acquire a certificate but to become skillful. It has been planned to provide certificates to people connected with traditional professions after a test. Shri Gupta said that the government’s objective is to provide food, housing and employment to all. He told that more than 12.5 crore youth have taken loan for employment under Mudra Bank Scheme. Shri Gupta distributed certificates to young men and women trained under Prime Minister’s Skill Development. He also inspected the exhibition of commodities made by the trainees. Local public representatives were present on the occasion



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Administers Pulse Polio Drops to Children.
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra started Pulse Polio campaign from Rajghat Colony of Datia. He administered pulse polio drops to the children. Dr. Narottam Mishra also flagged off a motor cycle rally, organized with an objective to make the pulse polio campaign successful. Moreover, Dr. Mishra visited village Anandpur of Gram Panchayat – Agora of district Datia and unveiled Dr. Ambedkar’s statue. Boddha saint were also present on the occasion. He mentioned that Baba Sahab Bhimrao Ambedkar was a God like human being. Teerth sthals have been made by the Madhya Pradesh and Union Government in New Delhi, Mhow and London besides 5 other places in order to make the Baba Sahab’s memories everlasting.



aa Asia’s Biggest Auto Testing Track is Ready in Pithampur.
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2018

Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries Shri Babul Supriyo and Minister for Industry of Madhya Pradesh Shri Rajendra Shukla inaugurated the Asia’s biggest auto testing track in Pithampur of Dhar district on Sunday. Shri Babul Supriyo said that country’s research and development activities in the sector of automobile engineering and technology will get boost, due to the construction of auto testing track in Pithampur. He hoped that Pithampur will emerge as a hub of the automobile industry in future. Union Minister of State Shri Supriyo further mentioned that the state government has provided 4 thousand acre land to NATRiP and the National Auto Testing Track has been developed on 3 thousand acre land. Automobile units can be established by the industrialists on the remaining one thousand acre land. Shri Rajendra Shukla said that this track will prove to be a pivotal center for the development of automobile industry in the country. Industrial revolution is must to provide maximum employment opportunities to youths. He mentioned that youths of the state will get maximum employment opportunities by establishing more industries in the state. Mentioning about the infrastructure development in the state, Shri Shukla said that Madhya Pradesh is an electricity surplus state. Four lane roads have been constructed in big numbers in the recent years. Shri Shukla informed that Mahindra, Force, MAN Group Heavy Industries, Earth Moving and Construction Equipments manufacturing companies have units in Pithampur. He urged the Union Minister of State, Shri Supriyo that it will become helpful for the automobile and commercial vehicles’ sector of Pithampur, if testing facility of earth moving and construction equipments is made available here. The programme was also addressed by the Managing Director of Mahindra and Mahindra Shri Pawan Goenka and Chief Operating Officer of Eicher and Volvo Company Shri R.S. Sachdeva



aa E-Hospital Facility in Datia: Union Minister Shri Prasad.
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2018

Union Minister for Information Technology and Law Shri Ravishankar Prasad made announcement that ‘E-Hospital facility will be developed in Datia District Hospital, during his visit to Datia. It may be mentioned that people dwelling in rural areas can get medical treatment, after consulting specialists of the district hospital through teleconferencing. Datia district hospital has 300 bed capacity. Union Minister Shri Prasad told the officers on Saturday that Datia is a religious place. Digital transactions should be encouraged here. He also performed pooja-archana in Pitambara Peeth



aa MoS Shri Pathak Dedicates High School Building.
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2018

Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Sanjay Satyendra Pathak dedicated High School building in village Kanti of Katni district on Saturday. He also participated in Prerna Samvad programme, held in the Higher Secondary school of the village. Shri Pathak shared his views with students during the Prerna samvad programme. He told students that they will succeed, if they make preparations with strong determination to achieve their goals. Shri Pathak also performed bhoomi poojan of concrete road costing Rs. 23 crore, to be constructed from Vijayraghavgarh to Kari Talai.



aa MoS Shri Joshi hoists flag at Dewas.
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2018

Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge), School Education and Labour Shri Deepak Joshi hoisted the national flag on Republic Day at Dewas and took the salute. He honoured freedom fighters, relatives of martyrs and MISA prisoners with shawl and shriphal. Shri Joshi read out the CM’s message on the occasion. Shri Joshi awarded the officers/employees for their best work presentation. Minister of State reached Middle School in Rajoda and had mid day meal with the children. District Panchayat President Shri Narendra Singh Rajput, Mayor Shri Subhash Sharma and other public representatives were present at the ceremony



aa 100 pc houses electrified in Indore, Mandsaur, Neemuch districts under Soubhagya Yojana.
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2018

Power connections have been made available in cent percent houses in Indore, Mandsaur and Neemuch districts after implementation of Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’ in Madhya Pradesh. State government has issued citations to the concerned superintending engineer for electrification of 100 percent houses in these districts before the stipulated time. The Energy Department officials have been appreciated for their dedication and best working system in the citation. Citations have been issued to Superintending Engineer of Indore Shri Ashok Kumar Sharma, Mandsaur’s Shri Devi Singh Chouhan and Neemuch’s Shri Suresh Chandra Verma. Much tomming has been done in the three districts for power connection so that no house is left out. Constant information is being taken from the residents of these districts falling under Paschim Ksehtra Vidyut Vitaran Company area on whether there is power connection in the house or not. So far six lakh 14 thousand 215 houses of all 51 district of the state have been given power connections under Saubhagya Yojana. Earlier these houses had to depend on lanterns or candles without power connection. On the initiative of the Centre and State government now these houses are brightly lit due to power connectivity. It has also brought satisfaction and enthusiasm on the faces of beneficiaries. Nearly 2 lakh one thousand 564 houses of 20 districts of Purva Vidyut Vitaran Company, 2 lakh 21 thousand 937 houses of 16 districts of Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company and one lakh 90 thousand 714 houses of 15 districts of Pashchim Kshtera Vidyut Vitaran Company have been given power connectivity in the state.



aa Madhya Pradesh creates new records of development with public support.
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2018

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that plots will be made available to all eligible homeless families. For this a Bhukhand Adhikar Abhiyan is being launched. Shri Chouhan called upon people that they honestly fulfil their responsibilities in their respective fields. They should act according to the Constitution and dedicate themselves to Madhya Pradesh Nirman. The Chief Minister was addressing people after the flag hoisting at the Republic Day ceremony organized at Guna district headquarters today. The Chief Minister took the salute of the parade at the ceremony and extended his best wishes on Republic Day to people. Journey of prosperity to continue CM Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has set new records of development in Madhya Pradesh. This has become possible only with the public and government standing unitedly. He said that the journey to prosperity will continue. Discussing growth expansion the Chief Minister said that the growth rate is in two numbers and agriculture growth rate has been 18-20 per cent per year. He said that the budget of the state has exceeded Rs two lakh crore besides there has been a remarkable rise in the per capita income. Growth rate of Madhya Pradesh is more than the average growth of the country. Shri Chouhan said that an Inclusive Growth Policy has been adopted to pay more attention to the growth of all sections of the society. Making a mention of growth in various areas Shri Chouhan said that by the end of this year five lakh houses in urban areas and 10 lakh housing units will be constructed by year 2022. Similarly, 3 lakh families will be given free gas connections by next year under Ujjwala Yojana. On welfare of the elderly, Shri Chouhan said that old age pension of Rs 116 crore will be deposited in the accounts of 36 lakh pensioners every month with a single click. There will no bondage of poverty line to give benefit of pension scheme to widows. Reiterating the state government’s commitment for the welfare of the disabled the Chief Minister said that unique cards have been issued to nearly one lakh 67 thousand disabled persons this year. This is the maximum in the country. Government to bear expenses of education of bright students On the progress made in the field of education the chief Minister said that there has been a 2.75 times rise in the number of high schools and 2.5 times rise in the number higher secondary schools in state in the last 10 years. As many as 19 thousand students of Class 12 have been given Rs 25000 each to purchase computer for scoring more marks. Bright students from poor sections will not be deprived ofr higher education due to lack of funds. For this government will bear expenses under Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Chhatra Protsahan Yojana. Only one category of teachers The Chief Minister said that only one category of teachers will be made for better quality in school education so that employees in the teaching work will be able to pay more attention to their work. He said that efforts are being made to provide more facilities for higher education for poor children. Trauma unit in district hospitals On the innovative efforts in the health sector the Chief Minister said that there is a record decline of maximum 10 numbers in the last one year in child mortality rate. The immunization rate has risen to 90 per cent. He told that trauma units will be set up in all district hospitals and CT scan facility will be made available in selected 19 district hospitals. Focusing on health of women, women health camps will be organized in the state from March 8 to 30. MBBS seats are being increased in Medical colleges. He said that a scheme has been launched to remove malnutrition in which 11.5 lakh school children will be given jaggery-groundnut chikkis for three days in a week. Take home ration arrangement will be entrusted to Women Self-Help Groups of district level associations. Skill development of 7.5 lakh youths every year Shri Chouhan said that power from waste units are being established in six big cities. Through the Group Nal Jal Schemes, pure drinking water is being provided to 56 lakh population of nearly 5000 villages. Villages with 1000 population will be connected to Nal Jal schemes. Stressing on the need of skill promotion for employment Shri Chouhan said 7.5 lakh youths will be connected to skill development and the same number of youths will be connected to rozgar and swarozgar under Youth Empowerment Mission. He told that an international level Global Skill Park is being set up with the help of Asian Development Bank in Bhopal. Shri Chouhan said that more than 23 lakh families have been connected to more than two lakh self-help groups under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana. Skill training has been given to one lakh 6 thousand beneficiaries and more than 52 thousand beneficiaries have been engaged in employment and self-employment under National Urban Livelihood Mission. No polluted water in Narmada On the unique Narmada Seva Yatra organized for Narmada river conservation, the Chief Minister said that the Narmada Seva Mission has been constituted to give shape to the campaign for conservation of Narmada river. More than six crore saplings have been planted in Narmada catchment. As many as 4000 shantidhams have been constructed on the river bank and 250 toilets are being constructed. The construction of five ghats has also begun. Sewerage treatment plants are being set up to prevent polluted water from entering the river. The Chief Minister said that foundation has been laid for establishing the 108 ft high ashtadhatu statue of Adi Shankaracharya at Omkareshwar. Ekatm Yatra was taken out to take his ekatm darshan from door to door. A Sanskritik Chetna Nyas has been constituted in his memory. Rs 1500 crore benefit to farmers under Bhavantar scheme On the remarkable progress in agriculture sector the Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh is the only state in the country to have acquired more than 18 percent yearly average agriculture growth rate in the last four years. He said that the Bhavantar scheme has been launched as a historic step towards compensating farmers for their loss due to recession in the international market. Farmers have acquired minimum support price benefits. Nearly 12 lakh farmers have got benefit of nearly Rs 1500 crore. Samadhan Yojana for defaulter farmers On the efforts to reduce the expenses on farming for farmers, Shri Chouhan said that nearly 17 lakh farmers have received benefit of zero percent interest rate. Farmers who have become defaulters in cooperative banks due to some reasons will also be provided the facility of loans on zero percent interest. Samadhan Yojana has been introduced for such farmers. About importance of irrigation in enhancing agricultural production, Shri Chouhan said that by year 2025 the irrigation capacity will be increased by 60 lakh hectares. Work on projects linking Nrmade-Parvati, Narmada-Kalisindh rivers has begun. He said that the state has become fully self-reliant in power sector. He said that five lakh temporary connections will be made permanent by June next year under the Mukhya Mantri Permanent Agriculture Pump Schemes. Every village to be connected to road network On efforts to strengthen road network the Chief Minister said that so far more than 75 km roads have been constructed in rural areas. No village in the state will remain without roads. Reiterating his resolve for development of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe the Chief Minister said that a five-year integrated scheme for the development of these categories is being prepared. About the welfare of minority sector Shri Chouhan said that about 1.5 lakh cases of scholarships have been sent to the Government of India. The Chief Minister said that in the direction of women empowerment, 27 lakh girls have received benefir under Ladli Lakshmi Yojana. One stop centres have been started in 18 districts and very soon these centres will be opened in eight other districts. Investment scenario changing On the changing investment scenario Shri Chouhan said that invest portal has been made to facilitate investors. As many as 22 new industrial areas have been set up this year at a cost of Rs 2300 crore in state. He said that the incentive scheme for micro, small and medium industrial units will become effective from April month. About Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyami Yojana, Krishak Udyami Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Arthik Kalyan Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyami Yojana, Shri Chouhan said that six lakh youths have benefitted from these schemes. He said that the Shramoday schools established in Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur on the lines of public schools will provide admission to 3200 children in this academic session. In the direction of good governance, the Chief Minister said that the “Samadhan Ek Din Mein” scheme is being implemented. Under this people will be able to get selected pubic services on the same day. Essential changes to be made in Land Revenue Code About the improvements in revenue administration, the Chief Minister said that last year about 11.5 lakh revenue cases were settled. About 10 lakh undisputed transfer and property distribution cases were settled in the revenue campaign. Free copies of 4.25 crore khasra khatounis were given to farmers. He said that committee has been formed for making essential changes in the land-revenue code. Shri Chouhan said that Water Tourism Centres are being developed in 15 watershed areas. Jal Mahotsav will be started in Gandhi Sagar this year. Statue of Bharat Mata and Veer Bharat Parisar will be constructed in Bhopal. Sand mines to be started next month The Chief Minister told that a huge number of sand mines will begin next month under the new sand mining policy. Charan Paduka Yojana is being started for tendu patta collectors. Under this scheme more than 21 lakh collectors will be given shoes, slippers, water bottles and sarees will be given to women tendu patta collectors. The Chief Minister said that arrangements have been made to leave essential commodities at over 172 places under the Happiness Department. Death penalty to rapists With the aim to controlling crimes against women, Shri Chouhan said that those guilty of gangrape or rape of girls below 12 years will be awarded death penalty. This law will come into force after approval from the Centre. He also mentioned Dial 100 system, efforts like installation of CCTV cameras in the cities



aa Republic Day celebrated with joy an fervour.
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2018

Madhya Pradesh Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel hoisted the national flag at Lal Parade ground at Bhopal on the occasion of the country’s 69th Republic Day. The Governor inspected the parade after hoisting the flag and took the salute. Amidst firing, the Police band team played the “Jana Gana Mana” under the guidance of Sub Inspector Shri Sunil Katare. The Governor also released colourful balloons on the occasion. After the gun salute, the Republic Day Parade show began led by Parade Commander Additional Superintendent of Police Gwalior Shri Aman Singh Rathod (IPS) and Parade 2IC City Superintendent of Police Balaghat Sushri Monika Tiwari. Among those who led the parade were Inspector Shri Nitin Baghel who led the CISF, Inspector Shri Yashpal Sharma S.S.B, Sub Inspector Shri Samson Waikhome of Manipur Armed Police, Inspector Shri Roop Kumar Sharma Madhya Pradesh Special Armed Forces, Inspector Shri Jagdish Goyal District Police Force, Sub Inspector Sushri Monika Garhwal District Police Force (Women), Company Commander Shri Shashidhar Pillai Madhya Pradesh Homeguard, Assistant Jail Superintendent Shri Vikas Tiwari Jail Department, Assistant Jail Superintendent Sushri Manisha Yadav Jail Superintendent (Women), Retired Colonel Shri Kail Bhama Ex-Servicemen, Senior Cadet Ravi Chandravanshi NCC Army Wing (Boys), Senior Cadet Captain Navin Ranjan NCC Naval Wing, Cadet Senior Under Officer Dharmendra Kumar Chakravarthy NCC Air Wing, Senior Under Officer Renuka Rajput Senior Division NCC Army Wing (Girls), Commander Hemant Parmar Scouts (Boys), Commander Vishankha Sullere Guide (Girls) and Commander Vikas Lohia Police (Boys) team. Manipur Armed Police Platoon participated in the Republic Day Parade of Madhya Pradesh for the first time on the theme “Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat” I the Republic Day Parade Year 2018. The Manipur Armed Police Platoon was led by Sub Inspector Shri Samson Waikhome. An attractive musical parade was presented by the police band under led by Sub Inspector Shri Sunil Katare. The dog squad was led by Sub Inspector Shri Prakash Narayan Sharma while the ashwarohi dal was led by Inspector Shri Rakesh Kumar Gaud. The horseriders from the horseriding academy of the state gave a wonderful performance. Students from various schools presented a colourful cultural programme. Artistes from the Lok Sanskriti Vibhag presented a mesmerizing performance of Bhil tribe’s Bhagoriya folk dance. Attractive tableaux gave a great presentation giving the message of programmes and schemes of at least 20 departments. For outstanding performance, the SAF was given the first prize, CISF second and SSB was awarded the third prize. Among non-Armed forces, NCC Senior Division Girls team got the first prize, NCC Naval second and the Shaurya team got the third prize.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra hoists national flag at Datia.
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra hoisted the national flag at District Headquarters Datia on the occasion of Republic Day, took salute of the parade and read out Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s R-Day message to the people of the state. The PR Minister extended greetings to the people of the district on Republic Day. New Collectorate Building gifted to Datia Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated the newly constructed Collectorate building to Datia on Republic Day. This building has been constructed at a cost of Rs 20 crores 28 lakhs on NH no. 75 Gwalior Road in Datia



aa CM hands over cheque of Rs 2 lakh to Late Javed’s wife.
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presented cheque of Rs 2 lakh to Late Shri Javed’s wife in Guna. Shri Chouhan named Javed’s newborn child Abdul Qadir. It may be noted that Shri Javed had died in a road accident and on receiving the news, the Chief Minister had reached his house on Thursday night where he had expressed his condolences to the bereaved family and announced to give funds for assistance. The Chief Minister announced to give Rs 2 lakh each to Javed’s wife and his newborn son.



aa CM Shri Chouhan meets students of Sahariya Residential School.
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife visited the Eklavya Sahariya girls/boys hostel in Guna on Thursday on Republic Day’s eve. Giving tips on success in life, he told the students to make it a practice to wake up before sunrise and got to bed early. He said they should study well, and that the expenses of their higher education will be borne by the state government. He said that if they study well only then can they become knowledgeable. The Chief Minister told the students that they should have skill to work. He said that Eklavya Residential Schools have been set up in state to provide best education to youth. CM Shri Chouhan told students that state government will deposit fees for the higher education of students abroad or in Medical College, Engineering College, Polytechnic College etc. The need is that the students should get admission in such colleges so they should put in great effort ad a lot of study. Reminding students of their forthcoming examinations, the Chief Minister said that they should put in more efforts and study with full concentration. They should try their best to make their family and village proud. He said that this applies to the students of all sections of society. Taking stock of the arrangements at the residential school from the students, Shri Chouhan asked them what sort of food they are provided at the hostel, whether they have received books of all subjects or not, why they should study well? The students replied to all the queries of the Chief Minister with ease. The Chief Minister and his wife served dinner to the students at the hostel and even fed some of them. He instructed the District Collector to make strengthen and improve arrangements at the Eklavya Residential School. MLA Shri Pannalal Shakhya and Smt. Mamta Meena, District Panchayat President Smt. Archana Chouhan, Nagar Palika President Shri Rajendra Saluja and other public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa All homeless persons will be made owners of land : CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Budhe Balaji slums in Guna late on Thursday. Shri Chouhan told the slum dwellers that the state government has made arrangements of wheat and rice for poor people in state at Rs one per kg. He said that the objective behind this arrangement is to ensure that no poor person goes hungry. CM told slum dwellers that no poor person will remain landless in Madhya Pradesh. All will be given pattas and will be made owners of land. The campaign to distribute pattas to all homeless people in state has begun. Houses will also be made for them on these pattas. He said that 1800 such houses are being made in Guna city and more such houses will be made soon. No one will remain homeless. Addressing the youth Shri Chouhan told them to study well and move ahead. He said that state government will bear the expenses of getting them admitted in Medical College, Engineering College, ITI, Polytechnic College, Law College or higher education institutes in foreign countries if they pass out of 12th standard with flying colours. The Chief Minister urged people to consider girls and boys equal and educate them without any bias. He said that the state government is concerned about all sections of society and it is working constantly in this direction.



aa Governor hoists national flag at Raj Bhawan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today hoisted the national flag at the Raj Bhawan premises on Republic Day at 8 am. After the national flag hoisting, the Governor took the salute of the Police parade. She planted a Peepal sapling at the Raj Bhawan garden on the occasion. Governor Smt. Patel extended greetings to all officials and employees of Raj Bhawan and children on the occasion of Republic Day and distributed sweets. Prominent among those present during the prestigeous flag hoisting programme were Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M. Mohanrao and other senior officials.



aa Cultural programme organized at Lal Parade Ground in Republic Day ceremony Achievements of various regions of state displayed through tableaux.
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2018

School students presented a cultural programme at state level Republic Day ceremony organized in the presence of Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel. Achievements in various areas of the state were displayed through attractive tableaux. Governor honoured Revenue officials for their outstanding work on the occasion. Governor Smt. Patel planted saplings at Lal Parade Ground. Attractive performances were given at the Lok Rang ceremony on the occasion. The programme began with deaf and dumb children of Government Sight and Hearing Impaired Higher Secondary School, Bhopal displaying their sentiments of patriotism by making a tri-colour. Students of Model Higher Secondary School gave their presentation on the theme of Digital India and Swachh Bharat. MP’s pilgrimages and tourist spots besides the policies of Madhya Pradesh and pride of Raja Bhoj have been described in an attractive manner in dance performances. Students of Government Girls Kamla Nehru Higher Secondary School, T.T. Nagar presented multi-hued glimpses of India’s cultural heritage through group dance. Cultural diversity was presented through dance. Students of Government Maharani Lakshmibai Girls Higher Secondary School, Berkheda, BHEL gave a dance performance on the dreams of Gandhiji. The dance depicted India’s tales of valour besides the dream of India’s independence with the wheel (charkha). Students of Sarojini Naidu Girls School, Shivaji Nagar gave a dance performance on Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao. The song depicted “Beti hai to ma hai, Beti hai to srishti hai, Beti hai to kal hai” The dance incorporated the important schemes started by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the upliftment of the girl child. The folk culture of adivasi region of the state was presented through the Bhagoriya dance. Adivasi youth presented attractive mudras of the Bhagoriya dance. Their colourful attire and shringar was a centre of attraction. Presentation of tableaux The tableau of Horticulture Department presented the increasing rakba of horticulture crops and export of horticulture products in an attractive manner. Tribal Welfare Department’s tableau showed the golden ten years of “Utthan” tribal development. It also depicted the health services in adivasi regions, the skills of their youth and their self-reliance. The tableau of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Department tableau depicted the consecutive achievement of Krishi Karman Award, acquiring the second position leaving behind other big wheat producing states besides the relief to farmers of the state under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana and zero percent interest rate. The Home (Police) Department tableau displayed the Chief Minister’s ambitious Dial-100 scheme besides the women crime helpline-1090. Along with this the efforts being made for dacoit annihilation and terrorist-free Madhya Pradesh were also displayed. The Water Resources Department tableau displayed the Kundaliya Irrigation Project dam which is being constructed in Kothri village of Jeerapur block in Rajgarh district at a cost of Rs 3448 crore. The tableau also displayed micro irrigation being constructed to check wastage of irrigation water. The Jail Department tableau displayed the development works undertaken in the jails of the state in ten years and the works undertaken to enhance skills of prisoners. The New and Renewable Energy Department tableau displayed the solar pump and solar rooftop scheme, besides the distribution of LED bulbs in state was also shown in the tableau. The Animal Husbandry Department tableau displayed the expansion of veterinary services, organizing the veterinary camps at Gokul Mahotsav and rise in Milk Production. The tableau of Panchayat and Rural Development Department gave the information of implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and the changes in Swachhata Mission. The 18th century Mahidpur Durg and Gohad fort were shown in Archaeology Archives. In the Tourism Department tableau the theme displayed was of golden decade of Tourism Department and “M.P. me dil hua bachhe sa”. The “Badal Mahal Darwaza” was displayed in Heritage City Chanderi in the tableau. In the Higher Education Department’ tableau, the pride of the University, former student and Nobel Prize winner Shri Kailash Satyarthi’s photograph was displayed. Along with this, Barkatullah University, Bhopal’ s activities were displayed. The online process of Ladli Lakshmi Yojana, Tejaswani programme, Dattak Grahan were displayed in Women and Child Development Department tableau. The tableau also displayed national-international awards acquired in the schemes being run for the welfare of women. The chief electoral officer’s office tableau was based on the Sulabh Nirvachan theme under “Majboot Loktantra Sabki Bhagidari”. The tableau displayed voter education, ideal polling centre and “VVPAT Awareness Van”. The Public Health Engineering Department tableau represented drinking water supply through domestic water connection. The Forest Department tableau represented the state’s forest wealth, collection of small forest produce and increasing number of tigers and the facility being given to the laghu vanopaj collectors. The Council of Science and Technology tableau presented the newly constructed Tara-mandal and replica of Vedhshala. The tableau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department presented counseling given for self-employment in start-up scheme and industry centres. School Education Department’s tableau displayed the Integrated Scholarship Scheme Mission One Click started for the simplification of various kinds of scholarship given to students. The Department has been made nodal officer after making the 30 types of scholarships of 8 departments of the state online through Samagra Shiksha Portal. Under Mission One Click, scholarship of nearly 1.5 crore students was distributed. This was represented in the tableau of School Education Department in an attractive manner.



aa Principal Secretary Shri Mishra hoists flag at CM House.
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2018

Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri S.K. Mishra today hoisted the national flag on the occasion of Republic Day at CM House. On this occasion, officers of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, private administrative and security staff were present.



aa Amarkantak to be made Mini Smart City by Spending Rs. 155 Crore: CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Amarkantak will be transformed into a Mini Smart City. An amount of Rs. 155 crore will be spent on this work. He further mentioned that a cheerful life cannot be imagined in Madhya Pradesh without Narmada. Shri Chouhan was addressing the large public gathering in a programme held at Ramghat of Amarkantak of district Anuppur. Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of water supply scheme costing Rs. 12 crore 56 lakh and sewerage plant costing Rs. 18.50 crore in Amarkantak. He also made announcement for providing Rs. 5 crore towards sanitation and infrastructure development in Amarkantak. Shri Chouhan stated that the resolution, which was taken by the state government to make Narmada river pollution free during the Narmada Seva Yatra will be fulfilled with the participation of the society. He mentioned that beside spreading awareness among the people of urban and rural areas situated on the banks of river Narmada, construction works are being carried out by the government. In this series, about 2 crore saplings were planted in the areas situated on Narmada’s banks last year. Plantation will be carried this year too, he added. Shri Chouhan urged the people, not to release the sewer water in Narmada river and to come forward for water conservation activities. He laid emphasis on need for mutual efforts to maintain the purity of Maa Narmada. Member of Parliament Shri Gyan Singh, Chairman Scheduled Tribe Commission Shri Narendra Singh Maravi, MLA Smt. Pramila Singh, Chairman Amarkantak Development Authority Shri Ambika Prasad Tiwari and other Public Representatives were present on the occasion. Teachers Cadre Welcomes Chief Minister During the programme, Representatives of Teachers’ Cadre praised the decision taken by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan recently in the interest of teachers and accorded heartily welcome to him. Shri Chouhan said that teachers must educate children diligently for their progress. Representatives of Teachers Cadre said that their aspirations have been fulfilled by the decision of the Chief Minister. We got rid of second class status, which we had in the schools and the society.



aa Sewerage Treatment Plants to be Installed in Cities Situated on the Banks of Narmada River.
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a sewerage treatment plant costing Rs. 31 crore 53 lakh will be installed in Dindori city. He mentioned that Narmada river will be prevented from pollution. Shri Chouhan was addressing the District Level Antodaya Mela, after laying the foundation of sewerage treatment plant in Dindori, on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti today. MLA Shri Omkar Markam and local Public Representatives were also present in the programme. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that sewerage will be treated from the treatment plant and the clean water will be supplied to the agriculture fields for irrigation. He urged citizens not to dispose of poojan material in Narmada river. He further said that poojan kunds will be constructed on the banks of Narmada river for poojan material. Shri Chouhan stated that the sewerage treatment plant will be handed over to the construction agency on 10 year’s contract for its successful functioning. Deliberating on the quality of school education, Shri Chouhan said that different cadres of teachers will be merged in school education department now. He mentioned that students will not need to go outside for college education, colleges in Karanjia, Samnapur and Amarpur will be opened shortly. Shri Chouhan also gave directives for starting M.Com. classes in Dindori College from the next academic session. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the Narmada Jayanti will be celebrated with entire festivities for 3 days in the state. Every possible help will be provided by the state government for celebrations. He further mentioned that 8 crore saplings will be planted on July 2 to make the Narmada river’s surrounding area green. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan stated that Narmada river is a life line of Madhya Pradesh. Narmada river provides water for irrigation and electricity to the houses. He said that the resolutions taken during the ‘Namami Devi Narmade’- Seva Yatra will be fulfilled. Programme was also addressed by the Minister of Food and Civil Supplies Shri Ompraksah Dhurve.



aa CM Shri Chouhan to hoist flag in Guna on Republic Day.
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2018

On Republic Day, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will hoist the flag in Guna. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma will hoist the flag at Hoshangabad and Deputy Speaker Shri Rajendra Kumar Singh at Satna. Cabinet members will hoist the flag and read out the CM’s message in various districts. No. Name of Minister/Minister of State District 1 Shri Jayant Malaiya Damoh 2. Shri Gopal Bhargav Jabalpur 3. Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar Raisen 4. Dr. Narottam Mishra Datia 5. Shri Omprakash Dhurve Dindori 6. Kunwar Vijay Shah Indore 7. Shri Gaurishankar Bisen Balaghat 8. Shri Rustum Singh Morena 9. Smt. Archana Chitnis Burhanpur 10. Shri Umashankar Gupta Chhindwada 11. Sushri Kusum Mehdele Panna 12. Shri Paras Jain Ujjain 13. Shri Rajendra Shukla Rewa 14. Shri Antar Singh Arya Badwani 15. Shri Rampal Singh Sehore 16. Smt. Maya Singh Gwalior 17. Shri Bhupendra Singh Sagar 18. Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya Bhind 19. Shri Deepak Joshi Dewas 20. Shri Lal Singh Arya Betul 21. Shri Surendra Patwa Agar-Malwa 22. Shri Sanjay Satyendra Pathak Katni 23. Smt. Lalita Yadav Chhatarpur 24 Shri Vishwas Sarang Rajgarh 25. Shri Suryaprakash Meena Vidisha In the remaining districts, the Collector will hoist the flag and read out the Chief Minister’s message



aa Revenue Minister performs bhoomi-pujan near IInd stop.
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2018

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta performed bhoomi-pujan of development works near IInd stop. Local representatives were present on the occasion



aa As many as 680 government houses to turn high tech.
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2018

As many as 680 government houses will be constructed in front of Hotel Palash under the Smart City Project. The accommodations will be covered, fully automated and high tech. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will perform bhoomi-pujan of the government accommodations at 3.30 pm on January 29. After inspection of the spot, Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta and Mayor Shri Alok Sharma issued instructions to the officials to make preparations of bhoomi-pujan within the time limit. The government accommodations will be G Plus -14 storeyed. Out of the total 680 accommodations, 328 will be F type and 352 will be G type. The total area of F type houses will be 1157 square feet and it will have three bedrooms. G type houses will be constructed on 876 square feet with two bedrooms. Total 28 lifts will be installed. The whole premises will have Wi-Fi. A solar panel will be installed on the roof which will provide one megawatt power that will fulfil the demand of power of the campus. CCTV cameras will be installed in the entire campus. Entry will be given only through RFID card. There will be facility of video door phone. Total cost in Rs two hundred crore. The houses are to be constructed in two years. Matikala Board Chairman Shri Ramdayal Prajapati, Collector Shri Sudam Khade, Commissioner Nagar Nigam Smt. Priyanka Das, CEO Smart City Shri Chandramouli Shukla and other officers were present on the occasion



aa Newly appointed Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel takes oath.
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2018

Newly appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh Smt. Anandiben Patel was administered the oath by the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Hemant Gupta. The oath taking ceremony was held at 10 am at Raj Bhavan premises. Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh conducted the oath taking ceremony. Governor Smt. Patel was given the Guard of Honour after the oath taking. Smt. Patel inspected the Guard of Honour. Relatives of the Governor were also present during the ceremony. Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma, Leader of the Opposition Shri Ajay Singh, former chief minister Shri Kailash Joshi, former chief minister Shri Babulal Gaur, State Cabinet members, MLAs, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, chairmen of municipal boards, Lokayukta Justice Naresh Gupta, Chief Information Commissioner Shri KD Khan, High Court Justices, Vice Chancellor’s of several universities, senior Army and Police officers, representatives of various religious, political and social organizations and journalists were also present on the occasion.



aa Saghan Mission Indranush -Reaching out to those who cannot reach us.
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2018

Under the Saghan Mission Indradhanush, an immunization team of Health Department reached out to those people who never used to come for immunization. An immunization team led by Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. Anand Mahindra and BMO Dr. Abhilesh Singh of Raipur Karchuliyan (Rewa) reached the children working in under construction Asia’s biggest solar plant Gudh and carried out their vaccination. The team visited isolated areas in Badwar mountains under Dastak Abhiyan and inspected every single house. During inspection they found four children in the age group of 0-2 years and vaccinated them. The team also found a severely malnourished girl Swati Pawar during inspection. Six-month old Swati is the daughter of Bhagwan Pawar, resident of Hingoli in Maharashtra who has currently come to Badwar to work for solar plant. The infant’s grandmother has been counseled by the Health Department to get the child admitted in the nearest Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre. The infant needed immediate blood transfusion. She was given treatment in the nick of time. Union Minister Shri J.P. Nadda praises effort During verification of MCP Card, medical officers found that Badwar ANM carried out vaccinations every month in the solar plant which was commendable. Union Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare Shri J.P. Nadda and Minister of State Smt. Anupriya Patel has praised this effort at the Mantralaya’s twitter.



aa Pay special attention to education and health of kids- Governor Smt. Patel.
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that children are the future of the country and it is under their leadership that our country will become a great nation in the world. Hence special attention should be paid to the health and education of children. After taking oath today Governor Smt. Patel first met children of Ankur Anganwadi Kendra and Bal Niketan and distributed sweets and fruits to them. She took stock of arrangements made for their education and meals. The Governor instructed the officials to extend complete support to children who wish to study further. She said that children who are not able to attend classes for some reason should be sent to school. Smt. Patel reached Bal Niketan and saw paintings and drawings made by children there. She was gifted a shawl, chunri made by the children. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Governor’s daughter Smt. Anar Patel, Commissioner Integrated Child Development Shri Sandeep Yadav, Commissioner Women Empowerment Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat, Bal Niketan Trust Chairman Shri Sushil Tapadia and other office-bearers were present on the occasion.



aa Solutions to world’s problems lies in Ekatmavad.
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the solution to all problems in the world like terrorism and Naxalism lies in Adi Shankaracharya’s Ekatmavad. The path to world peace is not in war but in Adi Shankar’s Adwait Darshan. He said that the Adi Shankar Cultural Unity Trust will be established in Omkareshwar to propagate Adwait Darshan. Through this the work of moral, social, cultural and spiritual renaissance will be undertaken. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the Ekatm festival organized on the completion of Ekatm Yatra at Adi Shankaracharya’s dikshasthal Omkareshwar. On this occasion, a video message o Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Amit Shah was also shown. Yatra began from four places The Ekatm Yatra started on December 19 from four religious places connected with Adi Shankaracharya to give the message of social harmony and humanism. These places include Amarkantak, Ujjain, Rewa’s Pachmatha and Omkareshwar. Jan Samvad were organized at several places during the yatra. The Yatra received huge support. Bhoomi-pujan was organized for setting up a 108 feet high huge metal statue of Adi Shankaracharya on Omkar Parvat, Acharya Shankar Museum and International Vedant Institute at Omkareshwar on the completion of Yatra. A resolve for humanism was also taken on the occasion. Same consciousness in everyone-CM Shri Chouhan CM Shri Chouhan said that Shankaracharya tied the entire India in one thread of cultural unity and spread the message of humanism to the entire world. There is spiritual unity in not only humans but all living beings. He said that a Vedant Sansthan will come up in Omkareshwar which will provide information about Adwait Vedant Darshan to the world. Brahma Puri, Vishnu Puri and Shiv Puri will be connected with flyover footover bridge in Omkareshwar. The message of Maya and Brahma Shankar will be shown with modern technique at the Adi Shankar Sansthan. Along with this Shankar’s Jeevan Darshan and Jeevan Charit will be displayed through audio-video. The Chief Minister announced that the Adishankaracharya Cultural Unity Trust being set up in Omkareshwar will undertake the work of spiritual, social, cultural and moral renaissance. He said that Omkareshwar will become the centre of cultural and spiritual renaissance. Adi Shankaracharya’s cave will be restored; Adi Shankar memorial centre will also be established. He said that 30 thousand metal kalash from 23 thousand gram panchayats have come in the Ekatm Yatra which will become base for the statue of Adi Shankaracharya. Rashtriya Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyyaji Joshi Rashtriya Sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamseval Sangh Shri Bhaiyyaji Joshi said that coming from Kerala, Adi Shankar spread the message to all of us that we all are one. Today inspired by him we are further spreading this message to the world. India’s power lies in protection and not destruction. He said that CM Shri Chouhan has done a commendable and remarkable job by organising the Ekatm Yatra. Shri Amit Shah’s video message Bharatiya Janata Party National President and Member of Rajya Sabha Shri Amit Shah’s video message was shown in the programme in which he said that CM Shri Chouhan has done a highly commendable job through Narmada Yatra and Ekatm Yatra for cultural unity. He thanked the CM from the core of heart and said that it is Shri Chouhan’s effort to give the final shape to Adishankar’s contribution in Omkareshwar. Adi Shankaracharya attained his Guru here and this spot is a centre of immense faith and belief of people. Pujya Swami Shri Avdheshanandgiri Ji Mahamandleshwar Pujya Swami Shri Avdheshanandgiri Ji said that this yatra is important as it spreads the message of Adi Shankaracharya. Congratulating the Chief Minister he said that another Kumbh was organized on the banks of Narmada. Extending his best wishes he said that Omkareshwar should become a world famous centre like Patliputra and Takshashila. Swami Satyamitranandji Swami Satyamitranand Ji of Bharatmata Mandir said that there is one element in the whole world. The eyes are different but it is the same person who is watching. This is the message of Adwaitvad. By forming the Adi Shankaracharya Cultural Unity Trust, the Chief Minister has bound the entire country which is special and divine in itself. He deserves praise for this effort. Shri Satyamitranand Ji announced to grant Rs 5 lakh for the trust. Sadguru Shri Jaggi Vasudev Founder of Isha Foundation Shri Jaggi Vasudev said that the work of making India’s heart Madhya Pradesh a spiritual centre is a divine job. The Vedant Kendra to be established in Omkareshwar will be a storehouse of knowledge from where the whole world will attain knowledge. He said that Adiu Shankaracharya will influence the coming generation the most because he had intelligence and rationality. He said that one attains knowledge from the feet of the Guru. Our culture is that of humility. We attained knowledge from the rivers, mountains and nature. We have to re-establish this culture. Other saints and seers also expressed their views. Religious leaders and guest attended the grand ceremony \ Chinmay Mission Head Pujya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati announced to grant Rs 25 lakhs on behalf of the Mission for the establishment of the trust. Among those present on the occasion included Mahamandleshwar Pujya Swami Parmanand Giri, Pujya Swami Parmatmanand Saraswati, Pujya Swami Samvit Somgiri and Pujya Swami Akhileshwaranand, Swami Supratiptanand of Ramkrishna Mission, Swami Prabodhanand of Chinmay Mission, Avdhesh Didi of Prajapati Brahmakumari, Prahlad Tipaniya of Kabir Panth, Bhavyatej of Art of Living, famous painter Vasudev Kamath, Famous sculptor Shri Charanjit Yadav, Swami Hariprasad of Vishnu Foundation Chennai, Mata Amritanandan, Swami Prajanananmritanand, Shri Gaurishankar of Shrangeri Peeth, Swami Shevar Giri from Swaroopanand Ashram of Keral, religious leader Dr. David Faile Delhi, several religious leaers, saints, seers besides Bharatiya Janata Party state head and MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Energy Minister Shri Paraschandra Jain, Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh, public representatives and social workers from all over the country, officer-bearers of various voluntary organizations and a large number of general public. Programme began amidst vedic mantras and shankhnad Chief Minister Shri Chouhan greeted the religious leaders and other guests with shawl-coconuts.Earlier, Shri Chouhan and Smt. Sadhana Singh reached the stage carrying Adi Shankaracharya’s charan padukas and dwadash kalash on their heads. The programme commenced with Swasti-vachan and Adi Shankaracharya slokas. The stage at the programme venue had been constructed based on four maths and four Vedas Rig Veda, Sam Veda, Atharva Veda and Yajur Veda giving the message of Indian culture. A replica of Adi Duru Shankaracharya’s statue was unveiled on stage. Artistes gave message of cultural unity Artistes from Manipur and Odisha presented Shankhghosh, West Bengal artistes presented Purulia Chau dance and Assam artistes gave a beautiful performance of Bihu dance. Dhruva band of Bhopal gave a mesmerizing performance of cultural consciousness and emotional integrity. Artistes from all over the country gave a message of cultural unity through music and dance performances.



aa CM Shri Chouhan’s resolve of Narmada water for Malwa to turn a reality soon.
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s historic resolve to revive Malwa from water crisis will soon become a reality. Expressing his resolve at the Ujjain Press Club Shri Chouhan had said that Malwa’s dying rivers Kshipra, Gambhir, Parvati and Kalisindh rivers will be revived from the water of Narmada. The resolve that seemed impossible then is now becoming a reality with the energy of strong will power. Narmada Valley Development Authority has paved the way to take up this difficult challenge. By completing the Narmada-Kshipra-Simhastha Link Scheme as a pilot project in just 14 months it has proved that it is possible to bring Narmada 400 metres up to Malwa plateau. After this achievement, the Chief Minister granted administrative approval on topmost priority to the Narmada-Gambhir, Narmada-Parvati, Narmada-Kalisindh Link and Narmada-Kshipra Link (second phase) schemes as the Chairman of Narmada Control Board. Total 20 thousand 409 crores will be spent on these Narmada-Malwa Link schemes. The link schemes will supply Narmada water to nearly 4 lakh 80 thousand agricultural area of Indore, Ujjain, Shajapur, Sehore, Dewas and Rajgarh districts in Malwa region. These schemes will put an end to the drinking water and industrial water crisis in Malwa. Work of link schemes is in progress at a very fast pace. Nearly 90 percent work of Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir link has been completed. In the near future Narmada water will reach 50 thousand hectare area of Indore and Ujjain district. Tender process for beginning construction of Narmada-Parvati link (first phase) and Narmada-Kalisindh (first phase) has begun. Work of second phase construction of Narmada-Kalisindh and Narmada-Parvati link will also be taken up in the near future. Narmada Valley Development Authority Vice Chairman Shri Rajnish Vaish told that a special; gravity pipeline is being laid from Narmada-Kshipra origin site to facilitate water to industries of Dewas abd Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and ensure adequate drinking water supply in Ujjain and Dewas. With this 2.2 cumex water can be supplied without pumping.



aa SMT. ANANDIBEN MAFATBHAI PATEL (Bio-Data).
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2018

Name SMT. ANANDIBEN MAFATBHAI PATEL DoB 21st, November1941, Place: Kharod, Taluka Vijaypur, Dist. Mehsana. Education MSc., M.Ed. (Gold Medalist) Occupation Retired Principal (Mohinaba High School, Ahmedabad.) and Social Service, Parliamentary Career Member of RajyaSabha, 1994-98 Member of 10th Gujarat Legislative Assembly from 1998-2002 (Mandal Constituency) and held portfolio as Minister of State for Education (Except Adult Education) (Independent Charge), Woman and Child Welfare (Independent Charge) Gujarat 1998-99 Minister for Education (Primary, Secondary, Adult), Woman and Child Welfare 1999-2002 Member of 11th Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 2002-07 (Patan Constituency) and held portfolio as Cabinet Minister of Education (Primary, Secondary and Adult), Higher and Technical Education, Woman and Child Welfare, Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities Member of 12th Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 2007-12 (Patan Costituency) Revenue, Disaster Management, Roads and Buildings, Capital Project, Woman and Child Welfare from 4th January 2008 to 25th December 2012 Revenue, Drought Relief, Land Reforms, Rehabilitation Reconstruction, Roads and Buildings, Capital Project, Urban Development Urban Housing from 26th December 2012 to 21st May 2014 Became first lady Chief Minister of Gujrat state since 22nd May 2014 to 7th August 2016 Activities Chairperson, Pradesh Women Front, Bharatiya Janta Party, 1988-90 and 1992-96 n Vice President, Pradesh Bharatiya Janta Party, 1990-92. Member, National Executive Committee for eight years National Executive Committee, Women Wing(BJMM) During her school days she had received 'Virbala' Award in the School Sports Festival of Mehsana District in 1988 She was awarded with the 'Best Teacher's Award' of Gujarat State,in 1990 She was honoured with the 'Best Teacher's Award' at National level. For saving two drowning girls of Mohinata Kanya Vidyalaya from the river Narmada , she was awarded 'Gallantry Award' of Gujarat Govt. She was awarded with 'Chaarumati Yoddha Award' by 'Jyotisangh', Ahmedabad. The Sardar Patel Award by the Patel 'Jagruti Mandal', Mumbai in the year 1999, the 'Vidyagaurav Puraskar' by Shri Tapodhan Brahman Vikas Mandal in the year 2000 and the 'Patidar Shiromani Award' in 2005 by the Patel Community. n She was also honoured by the Ambubhai Purani Vyayam Vidyalaya, Rajpipala. Literary Activity Occasionally writes articles in the magazines such as 'Dharati', 'Sadhana' and 'Sakhi'. Hobby Reading, Writing, Travelling, Public - Relation Travels Abroad As the Delegate of Govt. of India, Visited Beijing (China) to attend the 4th World Women's Conference. In 1996 She visited Bulgaria with the Indian Parliamentary Delegation and also undertaken education study tour of France, Germany, Holland, England, Netherlands, America, Canada, Mexico etc. in 2002 as a Delegate of Gujarat Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to the 48th C.P. Conference. She visited Namibia and also visited South Africa as a part of her study tour. In September 2009 she represented Gujarat in the 'Village India' Program held in London. Permanent Address 'Dharam', Near Shaan Bungalows, Shilaj, Taluka Daskroi, Dist. Ahmedabad. Address K-3, Sector-19, Gandhinagar.



aa Students should pursue 2-year ITI, 2-year Polytechnic and 4-year Engineering.
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2018

A proposal that students must pursue 2-year ITI, 2-year Polytechnic and 4-year Engineering after Class 8 for skills in work has been sent to the Centre. This was told by Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge), School Education and Labour Shri Deepak Joshi at the public dedication of girls hostel of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Polytechnic College, Bhopal. Shri Joshi said that the hostel starting on the occasion of Basant Panchami will provide accommodation to students from far-flung areas. He said that the hostel should be the best in state. Rs 15,000 and badminton kit to Gauranshi Sharma Shri Joshi announced to grant Rs 15,000 to Disabled badminton player Gauranshi Sharma who won silver medal in National Games of the Deaf. He also presented Sushri Sharma with shield and certificate. Shri Mayank Sharma of Swami Ambrish Chaitanya Seva Samiti said that he will gift her with the badminton kit today itself. Shri Joshi said that we wish to see Sushri Gauranshi win medal at the Olympics. For this she will be provided with all possible assistance. Director Technical Education Dr. Virendra Kumar also expressed his views. Principal Dr. Ashish Dongre told that the hostel has 50 beds



aa Different Cadres of Teachers to be Merged in Education Department.
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that different cadres of teachers will be merged in education department. Now there will be only one cadre i.e. ‘Teacher Cadre’. Facilities which are being provided to the teachers will be given to all the merged cadres along with the teachers’ cadre. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the office bearers of teachers associations and teachers at CM House today. He mentioned that the benefit of today’s decision will be given to about 3 lakh persons of teachers and other cadres. Historical Injustice Eradicated Shri Chouhan further mentioned that historical injustice to the teachers is being removed from today. Facilities like transfer policy, seniority order of gurujis and maternal leave for women teachers will be included in the facilities being provided to the teachers. He further said that the state has seen such a period, in which the teachers were made karmis. The current government, by eradicating the karmi culture has taken several important decisions from 2004 till today to establish new academic culture in the education sector. Pay Attention on Children’ Education without Worry Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that all the cadres included in the teacher cadre beside teachers have responsibility to pay their attention on the education of children now. Educate children with hard efforts and loyalty to make their bright future. The future of the teachers will be ensured by the state government. Conventions on Quality Education to be Held at Division Level Conventions on quality education will be organized at division level to ensure good examination results of government schools’ students. Shri Chouhan informed that the state government has decided that the fee of the students, who score 70 percent marks in class 12th will be paid by the state government, on getting admissions in medical and courses like engineering. Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, Office Bearers of the Teachers Associations Shri Darshan Chowdhary, Shri Bharat Patel, Shri Jagdish Yadav, Shri Balram Pawar, Shri Rakesh Patel, Shri Javed Khan, Shri Shailendra Tripathi, Shri Bharat Bhargava, Smt. Sushma, Shri Brijeshwar Jhariya and Teachers in large number were present on the occasion



aa Bohra Community’s Shahzada Malekulashtar Pays Courtesy Visit to CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2018

The younger brother of Bohra community’s religious head, Shahzada Malekulashtar paid courtesy visit to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at CM House today. Shaikh Qutubuddin Bhai, Shaikh Yusuf Bhai, Shaikh Murtuza Ali, Shaikh Jhalla Wala and Shaikh Nooruddin Yamani were present on the occasion



aa CM Shri Chouhan Expresses grief over Shri Shriniwas Tiwari’s Demise.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the demise of Former Speaker of Assembly, Shri Shriniwas Tiwari. In his condolence message, Shri Chouhan said that Shri Tiwari was an expert of parliamentary affairs. He has significant contributions in the development of the state. Shri Chouhan has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul. He has also extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.



aa Police is meant for Public Service: CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that police is meant for public service. Police service cannot be considered as job. It is fortunate to get the responsibility of people’s security. Police duty is more important than any other services. Shri Chouhan told Police Officers, that they must win the confidence of the common men by facing social complexities skillfully. Officers must work with patience, enthusiasm and positive approach. They should take part in yoga, physical exercises and entertainment activities to keep the heart, brain and body fit and healthy. Shri Chouhan expressed a need for considering the concept of vacation in police force. He was addressing the inauguration programme of 3rd I.P.S. Officers Meet in Vidhan Sabha auditorium today. Shri Chouhan mentioned that efforts have been made to run the government in the state with affinity and understanding. Madhya Pradesh police has carried out several works, which make us proud. He further mentioned that problems keep on emerging; there is a need for constant effort for their solution. Challenges should be faced with expertise. The Chief Minister and Home Minister along with the police officers will prepare a roadmap on the conclusions drawn on subject wise deliberations to be held by forming groups of police officers. Experiments of social policing have been conducted to bridge the gap between the police and people. These experiments will be expanded further. Praising for organising the programme of I.P.S. Meet, Shri Chouhan said that seminar’s subjects are contemporary and praiseworthy. The entire world is facing the challenge of fanaticism today. Efforts to divide people are disastrous for democracy. Liberal approach should be propagated to face the challenge. Only one feeling is considered in Indian Society and Culture and there is no place for discrimination in it. Ekatm Yatra has been conducted to spread the message of social harmony. The outcome of the seminar will be a definite positive initiative in this direction. Shri Chouhan also extended Birthday’s best wishes to the President of All India Police Officer Services Association Shri Sanjay Rana. Speaker Vidhan Sabha Shri Sitasharan Sharma said that security forces are the most important and main part of the government. Democratic governance system is the best public welfare system. Commending the initiative of police meet, he mentioned that deliberations on seminar’s subjects hold significance for good governance. Positive result will emerge out of this. Shri Sharma also expressed his views on the problems of misuse of social media and freedom of expressions. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla introduced the subject. He said that public service is the prime responsibility of the police. Challenge to fulfill public’s aspirations is a difficult task. Challenges of economic and technological changes are also growing rapidly. Efforts to bridge the gap between people and police are being constantly made by the police. Efforts have been made by holding dialogues between young and senior officers by organizing workshop during the meet to face these challenges. President I.P.S. Association Shri Sanjay Rana in his welcome address, informed that the seminar has been organized on subjects ‘Kattarvaad ka Udaarikaran : Chunotiyan’ and ‘Social Media ke Naye Ayaam - Qanoon Pravartan Agenciyon ke liye Chunotiyan’ (Liberalisation of Fanatism : Challenges and ‘New Dimensions of Social Media – Challenges for Law Enforcement Agencies’). Vote of thanks was proposed by Additional Director General of Police Shri V.K. Maheshwari. The programme was conducted by Shri Rajesh Mishra. The existing and retired officers of Indian Police Services were present on the occasion.



aa Colourful Cultural Evening of IPS Service Meet.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj SinghChouhan participated in the cultural evening of 3rd I.P.S. Service Meet organized in the campus of Police Officers Mess here today. He sang ‘Nadiya Chale Chale Re Dhara’ song on the request of the participants. Shri Chouhan said that police officers have cultural talents. He further mentioned that citizens are proud of State’s Police. Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla welcomed Chief Minister and Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan. Cultural presentations were given by the police officers, who came from various zones. Presentations of folk dances of various regions were the center of special attraction. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan honours the winners of cultural presentations of various zones. Indore bagged the first place and Bhopal and Mahakoushal bagged second and third place respectively



Total 26 Stop Dams are being Constructed under Bundelkhand Package in Datia District.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

Under the Bundelkhand Package, the construction work of 26 stop dams is in progress in Datia district. The combined cost of these works is Rs. 1150.22 lakh. This was informed in the review meeting of water conservation works being carried out under the Bundelkhand package. Minister for Water Resources Dr. Narottam Mishra chaired the review meeting. It was informed that rain water is already being stored in the dam constructed at village Dhanoli of the district. Similarly, other dams are being constructed to provide water in the rural areas for better irrigation. Beside irrigation, sufficient potable water will be made available for rural population, cattle and other domestic works. The villagers are also participating in the water conservation works.



aa Sanskritik Nyas and Vedanta Sanstha to be Established at Omkareshwar: CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a Jansamvad programme held during the Ekatm Yatra in Babai of Hoshangabad district said that end of terrorism and naxalism from the World is only possible by the Advaita Vedanta Philosophy of Adi Guru Shankaracharya. He made announcement for establishment of Adi Guru Shankaracharya Sanskritik Nyas and Vedanta Sanstha at Omkareshwar on this occasion. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that there are 3 ways to seek God, first knowledge, second devotion and third deeds. Most of the people follow the path of deeds. When a teacher properly teaches children, when a doctor give proper medical treatment to patients, when an engineer properly constructs bridge and when a public representative serves people with pure heart are karmas. Dr. Shri Krishna Gopal said that Adi Guru Shankaracharya, although was born in Kerala but he came to obtain knowledge on the shore of Narmada. India is one from Kedarnath to Kerala. On this faith, he appointed pujaris of north in south’s math and pujaris of south in north. He further mentioned that the philosophy of Adi Guru Shankjaracharya is still the best. Dr. Gopal stated that Adiguru Shankaracharya received diksha on the shore of Narmada river, which blessed the soil of Madhya Pradesh. Mahamandaleshwar Akhileshwaranand mentioned that every common man has feeling of regard towards Ekatm Yatra set out from Pachmatha. Chief Minister Participates in Ekatm Yatra Chief Minister Shri Chouhan participated in Ekatm Yatra in Babai. Carrying charan paduka of Adi Guru Shankaracharya symbolically on head, he reached the Jansamvad site on foot. Shri Chouhan presented citation letters to the winners of the painting competition held in various schools. A fabulous presentation of Sanskrit Shloks and Strotas written by Adi Guru Shankaracharya was given by 9 member Dhruva Band in the Jansamvad programme. The band also gave presentation of Madhya Pradesh Gaan in Sanskrit. It may be mentioned that the Dhruva band is the only band which gives presentations in Sanskrit language. This amazing presentation of Dhruva band mesmerized all on the occasion. Dhruva band has joined Ekatm Yatra from Pachmatha and will also give presentation in Omkareshwar. Exhibition of public welfare schemes was also organized by the main departments of the district in the jansamvad programme of Ekatm yatra. The Atal Bal Palaks of Hoshangabad district met Shri Chouhan and apprised him about the efforts being made to make the district malnutrition free and their experiences. Speaker Madhya Pradesh Assembly Dr. Sitasharan Sharma, Coordinator of Yatra Shri ShivChoubey, MP Shri Uday Pratap Singh, MLAs Shri Sartaj Singh, Shri Vijaypal Singh and Shri Thakur Das Nagvanshi, Member of State Antodaya Committee Shri Harishankar Jaiswal, President Nagarplika Hoshangabad Shri Akhiesh Khandelwal, Acharya Umesh, Acharya balram, Sadhvi Satyam Bharti, Public Representatives, Villagers and Representatives of print and electronic media were present in the Jansamvad programme.



aa Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya is confluence (Triveni Sangam) of knowledge, devotion and Karma : Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in a Jansamvad programme in Shajapur, said that path of welfare of the people of the world is emerging from the land of Madhya Pradesh through Ekatma Yatra. The Yatra is creating awareness for social harmony, removing by erasing all forms of discrimination. He said that Advaita Darshan of Adi Guru Shankaracharya can remove discrimination from society. Advaita Darshan is the one which gives message for social harmony by uniting the society. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya is the confluence of knowledge, devotion and 'karma'. The Chief Minister administered resolution for Ekatmavad to huge gathering present there in Jansamvad and gave away certificates to winners of drawing and other contests. On this occasion Shri V Bhagaiya said that Adi Guru gave the 'Advaita Darshan' not only to India but to the world. Advaita philosophy is the only solution for world welfare, social unity and harmony. Highlighting the life of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, Saint Swami Adhyatmanand Ji Maharaj, Ahmadabad, said that he has sanctified the land of Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh. Swami Shri Samvit Somagiri Ji Maharaj, Bikaner, said that Ekatma Yatra has created an environment in the country and the state that the whole country is now looking towards Madhya Pradesh. He said that the Ekatma Yatra is a journey of love, joy, harmony and affection. In the beginning, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan welcomed the seers by flowers and presenting shawls. On the occasion, drama, based on life of Adi Guru Shankaracharya by a group from Chennai and dance drama 'Bhaj Govindam-Bhaj Govindam'. Chief Minister Shri Chauhan participates in Ekatma Yatra Chief Minister Shri Chouhan participated in Ekatma Yatra. Chief Minister Shri Chauhan took the flag and his wife Smt Sadhna Singh carried the Kalash on her head. Dignitaries of the city welcomed the Yatra by showering flowers. In-charge Minister, Shri Deepak Joshi, Chairman of Simhastha Committee Shri Makhan Singh Chauhan, MP Manohar Untaval, Shri V. Bhagaiya, chairman of Energy Development Corporation Shri Vijendra Singh Sisodia, chairman of Text Book Corporation Shri Raisingh Sendhav, chairman of Khadi and Cottage Industry Board Chairman Shri Suresh Arya, state co-convener of the Yatra, Shri Narayana Vyas, State Vice chairman of Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Shri Pradeep Pandey, MLAs, chairman of District Central Cooperative Bank Shivnarayan Patidar, District Yatra in-charge Shri Giriraj Bhai Mandaloi, and other representatives were present. Swami Shri Samvit Somagiri Ji Maharaj, Bikaner, Swami Bhumanand ji Maharaj, Jodhpur, Swami Narmanand ji Maharaj Omkareshwar, Swami Adhyatmanand Ji Maharaj, Ahmedabad and Saint Shri Raghunath Das Ji, Ramdas Ji, Trilokadas Ji, Shri Balakdas Ji, Shri Haridas Ji, Shri Govind Das Ji, Shri Umeshnath Ji, Shri Tilaknath were there.



aa Datia leading in social harmony: PR Minister Dr. Mishra.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra took part in the oath taking ceremony of the newly-appointed officers of Muslim Samaj. On this occasion Dr. Mishra said that Datia is considered as the island of communal harmony. Here Muslim Samaj besides other classes are an example of communal harmony. Muslim Samaj presented the minister with a shawl and coconut. During the programme Shri Iqbal Khan told that the boundary wall of a cremation ground has been constructed with Rs 25 lakh provided by the PR Minister. He distributed certificates to all the office-bearers at the programme. The PR Minister also announced to grant Rs 5 lakhs for the community building. PR Minister dedicates machines worth Rs 58 lakhs Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated two state-of-the-art machines purchased for Datia Nagar Pailka. These two machines include Rs 32 lakh fire brigade equipped with new technique and a Rs 26 lakh worth waste compactor machine. The minister tried to operate the fire brigade machine himself. PR Minister reached Khatola to express condolences Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra reached Khatola village of Datia district and expressed condolences on the untimely death of Shri Pramod Lodhi. Shri Lodhi was electrocuted recently. Dr. Mishra condoled the bereaved family and assured them of financial assistance



aa Maintain Glorious Traditions of M.P. Police: Governor.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

Newly appointed I.P.S. Officers met the Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli today. While extending best wishes to the officers for their new responsibilities, the Governor Shri Kohli told them to always maintain the glorious traditions of Madhya Pradesh Police. He further said that such an image should be created by the officers so that criminals become afraid of them and the common men should accept them as their friend and well wisher. Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla informed the Governor that 2 years training is imparted to the new police officers. During the training, they are posted in the district for 6 months. Principal Secretary to the Governor Dr. M. Mohanrao, Special DG Shri K.N. Tiwari and Additional Director General of Police Training Shri Ashok Awasthi were present on the occasion.



aa Shanti Bai got rid of Smoke due to Ujjawala Yojana.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

Shanti Bai, the poor woman of Sanchi district Raisen used to carry wood from jungle to prepare food for her family. Many times, she used to blow air from her mouth to manage the chulha's fire as it used to extinguish again and again owing to wet wood, resulting in pain to her lungs. Moreover, the smoke of wood was also causing damage to her health The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana has eliminated the problem of numerous poor women, who were suffering from the chulha's smoke. A free cooking gas connection has been provided to Shanti Bai under the scheme. Her health has improved now and she has become free from the trouble of collecting woods from the jungle. Owing to free gas connection under the Ujjawala Yojana, Shanti Bai not only got rid of smoke and suffocation but the cooking has become very easy for her. Observing gas stoves at other houses, Shanti Bai always wanted to have a gas connection, so that she could prepare food fast like others. This dream of Shanti Bai was realised by the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. After getting gas connection under the scheme, Shanti Bai now prepares delicious food with less time and goes for her work at the right time. Earlier, she was spending 2 hours to prepare the food and now she cooks food within an hour. Moreover, she is not storing wood and dung cakes for the entire year. Beside this, she also got rid of the smoke problem, which was discoloring her house.



aa Five-day International Spiritual Film Festival begins from today.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2018

A five-day International Spiritual Film Festival is being organised simultaneously in Bharat Bhavan, Tribal Museum and State Museum in the form of cultural dimension of the ongoing Ekatm Yatra in state. Films from world cinema based on spirituality will be screened during the festival. Giving this information Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava told that the event is being organised by the Culture Department in coordination with ISFFI Kolkata. Fest to begin with film on Adi Shankaracharya Coordinated by Bhojpuri Sahitya Academy, the fest will commence with the screening of film on Adi Shankaracharya by well-known filmmaker Shri GV Iyer at Bharat Bhavan on January 19 at 11 am. In the same venue, a discussion will be held on ‘Chetna Jagata Cinema’ besides screening of films Gaur Hari Dastan, Uppina Kakda etc. The same day films will be screened and a workshop will be organised from 2 pm at State Museum. The films to be screened for review include Samvad, Mukti Bhavan, Buddha and The Thinking Body. On the second day, films including Coffee Maker, Dr. Prakash Baba Amte, Redha and Adaminte Maakan Abu will be screened besides discussion on importance of spiritualism in cinema, music and arts will be held at Bharat Bhavan. Films including Yog Karyashala, In search of Shankara, Outcast - The house that Carol built and Path to Happiness will be screened at Bharat Bhavan from 10 am. Discussion will follow screening of films including Yatrik, Ras-Yatra, Awake : The life of Yogananda etc. at Bharat Bhavan on January 21 from 11 am. On the same day a film Bekku-The cat will be screened besides a workshop at Tribal Museum from 10 am. On the fourth day, the festival will begin with screening of films like Kathopnishad, Soubala, Khob etc. apart from workshop, address and dialogue session from 10 am at Bharat Bhavan. The same day a photography workshop will be organised apart from screening of film Banaras- The Unexplored. On the last day on January 23, films including Algeria-A Humanitarian Expedition, Swami Vivekanand, Samadhi Maya The Illusion and Dhun mein Dhyan will be screened from 10 am at Bharat Bhavan. The festival will conclude the same day at 6 pm at Bharat Bhavan. The Principal Secretary told that well known national and international film artistes, cine analysts, mediamen and critics will take part in the film festival. Among those who will present their views during the dialougue and discussion sessions include Shri Anant Narayan Mahadevan, Shri Ajit Rai, Ratnottama Sengupta, Shri D.R. Kartikeya, Shri Rajeev Mehrotra, Soma Ghosh, Akhilesh, Mansi Mahajan, Binny Sarin, U. Radhakrishnan, T.S. Nagbharana and Chandrashekhar Tiwari. Filmmaker Sushri Sumana Mukherji will curate the festival.



aa Ujjwala Yojana brings light into the lives of poor women.
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 January 2018

Fifty-year-old Shakuntalabai Sisodia of Chandana village in Dewas district would cook food from the leftovers from the khajur leaves with which she used to make brooms for a living. But due to the leaves, her house would be enveloped in smoke resulting in burning sensation in eyes and cough among all the family members. When she came to know about the Ujjwala Yojana she along with her friends applied for a free gas connection and soon got it. Earlier Shakuntalabai could make only 20 brooms a day. Several times the whole day would be spent in search for fuel and cooking. Now with a gas connection she cooks in a jiffy and does not have to go outside to collect wood. It has also helped to double her income. Similarly, Tarabai of Mukundkhedi in Dewas district would find it very difficult to cook food particularly in the rainy season as wood would be soaked in water and would not burn. The whole house would be enveloped in smoke, eyes full of tears and the family would have a tough time coughing. At times they even had to go without food. Same way, Rukmabai was finding it very hard to cook on wood and cow dung cakes. Their house had become blackened with constant smoke which left them embarrassed whenever guests came home. With free gas connections and stoves provided by the government, these poor women are now able to cook without wasting time. It has also saved their energy and they do not have to bear with smoke. Jasodabai of Tikakhurd had to suffer serious eye ailment due to smoke from wood. Now she is relieved. Like Shakuntalabai, Tarabai, Rukmabai and Jasodabai, 47 thousand 927 poor women of Dewas district have been provided with free domestic gas connections and stoves. Now these women are able to cook delicious food quickly. Their cooking utensils do not turn black and are easily washable also. Their houses do not get blackened and they do not have to suffer from burning of eyes and cough. Most importantly, time spent on collecting wood for fuel, cooking and washing utensils has been saved and they have all the time for themselves



aa Investors Meet CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called on by the representatives of 5 Industrial Groups at CM House and gave proposals for investment in the state were given to him. Shri Chouhan met the representatives of Trident Group, M/s Suzlon Energy, M/s Vacmet India Ltd., M/s Ultratech Cement Ltd. and M/s Sunpharma Ltd. Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Malaiya and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. SIngh were present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan said that industry friendly policy has been implemented in the state. While deliberating with the investors, he directed to prepare a policy to encourage textile industry in the state. Solar and Wind Energy must be encouraged and action should be taken on issues related to the industries within time limit. During the discussion, Chairman of Trident Group Shri Rajendra Gupta informed that a mega industrial textile hub with the capital investment of Rs. 6250 crore at Budhni will be made by his group, which will facilitate employment to 16 thousand 500 persons. Chairman of Suzlon Energy Shri Tulsi Tanti said that there is a proposal for establishment of 2 thousand m.w. Solar-Wind Hybrid Power. CMD Shri D.C. Agrawal of M/s Vacmet India Ltd. put forth a demand for exemption in electricity tariff. Representative of M/s Ultratech Cement Ltd. Shri Atul Daga informed that one more cement plant is being set up by his company in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh and a capital investment of Rs. 3 thousand crore is expected in the plant. Shri Manish Sanghvi, the representative of M/s Sunpharma has informed that a new plant is being started with the investment of Rs. 200 crore in Malanpur. Apart from this, solar plant at the cost of Rs. 200 crore will also be established by the company. Moreover, a pilot project is being conducted by the company in Mandla district to make it Malaria free district in the next 3 years. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Commercial Taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industry Shri Mohd. Suleman, Principal Secretary Energy Shri I.P.C. Kesri, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Shri S.K. Mishra and Managing Director of TRIFAC Shri D.P. Ahuja were also present on the occasion.



aa Six lakh students of government schools to undergo interest test.
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2018

The School Education Department has decided to conduct interest test of six lakh students this year to give information about career alternatives and higher education courses to students of Class X of government schools of Madhya Pradesh. For this a 3-year MoU has been signed with Pune’s Shyamchi Eye Foundation. This agency will conduct the interest test and career counseling work free-of-cost. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had announced sometime back to conduct aptitude test of one lakh students every year as per their interest and make them undergo career counseling. In this context, the School Education Department prepared this programme. A mobile app is being prepared by students of a Pune institute for interest test and aptitude test of students. M.P Career Portal is also being prepared by the concerned agency for career counseling after obtaining information from various departments. Interest test helps define students’ interest. Through this test we can come to know what the student likes and in which direction he can move ahead as per his capacities. This may include arts, science, dance, music, sports and painting etc. Aptitude test is conducted to identify what subject can be taken up by the student. After the test the students are given guidance. In career counseling, the students are told about the educational institutions available as per subject of their interest and how to take admission there. As per the programme prepared for this year, six lakh students of Class X will undergo interest test in February 2018. The results of the test will be declared on April 2, 2018. The same day M.P Career Mitra Portal will also be launched. On April 2, about one lakh students will undergo aptitude test, the results of which will be declared in June-2018. Teachers training for career counseling will be conducted in May and June this year. In June students will undergo career counseling and a discussion will be held with their guardians.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra releases diary, calendar.
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today released year 2018 diary published by Daily Krishak Jagat Bhopal at his residence. Editor of the newspaper Shri Sunil Gangrade and editorial assistant Shri Rajesh Dubey were present on the occasion. A 2018 table calendar published by Dainik Lokottar, Bhopal was also released at the PR Minister’s residence. Editor of the newspaper Shri Vivek Pateria and Managing Editor Shri Kailash Vajpayee were present during the release



aa Journalist Union office-bearers meet PR Minister Dr. Mishra.
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2018

Office-bearers of Journalist Union of Madhya Pradesh, Indore branch today paid a courtesy visit to Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra at his residence. Among those who met the minister include Shri Omprakash Pharkia, Shri Champalal Gurjar. Shri Rajendra Purohit, Shri Omprakash Jain,. Shri Om Baba, Shri Santosh Vajpayee, Shri Ghamnshyam Soni and Shri Ashok Badgujar etc



aa M.P. becomes First State of Country in Door-to-Door Garbage Collection.
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 January 2018

Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh said that Madhya Pradesh has become the first state of the country in hundred percent door to door garbage collection in urban bodies. Monitoring of Swachchta Survekshan Abhiyan being carried out by the Government of India under the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan should be strictly conducted to enable Madhya Pradesh to establish its new image once again in the country by the efforts being made in the state in this connection. She said this in the review meeting of Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan-2018 held at Mantralaya on Monday. Smt. Maya Singh mentioned that a remarkable progress has been registered in the urban areas under the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan. After getting rid in urban areas from ill practice like open defecation completely, work of door to door garbage management is being carried out. She further stated that the solid waste management work like landfill site and processing through PPP mode are being carried out in the urban areas. These works should be completed within the stipulated time. Moreover, she mentioned that a special attention should be paid on the distance between the urban bodies, while making clusters under the solid waste management, so that garbage could be sent to the main garbage collection centers within a day. Smt. Singh gave instructions for providing weekly report on progress of solid waste management centers. She said that garbage collection work should be continued on holidays too. Principal Secretary Shri Vivek Agrawal informed that Swachhata Survekshan -2018 is underway in the state besides entire country. Survey in 26 bodies has been completed in the first phase. The survey in other remaining bodies will be carried out in the second phase. Regular monitoring of door to door garbage collection work is being conducted at Bhopal level. One Nodal Officer each in 51 districts has been appointed in this regard. Moreover, Shri Agrawal informed that electricity production units in 6 units will be established out of 26 regional units under the PPP based solid waste management scheme. A target to generate 65 m.w. electricity has been set from these units. Production of organic fertliser from the garbage is proposed from the remaining 20 units



aa Efforts for national level recognition of higher education institutes should be made.
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 January 2018

Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya said that efforts should be made to improve quality of higher education institutions and get them national level recognition. He said that there is need also to launch a special campaign to improve the library and lab of these educational institutions. Shri Pawaiya was addressing the fifth meeting of State Higher Education Council at the Mantralaya today. Works of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) were reviewed in the meeting. ACS Higher Education Shri Deepak Khandekar and educationists were present at the meeting. The Minister said that the work in the language lab should not be restricted to English only, instead it should focus on development of knowledge of other languages including Hindi also. He issued instructions to make use of financial assistance fund provided by the centre and the state government in higher education institutions. It was told that 311 government colleges and 447 non-government colleges in year 2003 rose to 469 and 914 respectively in year 2017 in the state. Efforts are being made to open colleges to ensure the reach of higher education in rural areas also. It was told that Rs 269 crore was approved in various components in RUSA Project. After being assessed by the NAAC financial assistance was approved for 33 colleges and 3 universities of B grade. It was told that Rs 55 crore grant has been released for Pt. SN Shukla University Shahdol. All work approved from the fund will be completed by October 2018. Educationists suggested that a workshop should be organised on national level specific subject in atleast one educational institution of the division. The suggestions given at the workshop should be used for improvement of quality of education. Commissioner Higher Education Shri Neeraj Mandloi told that recruitment process of 3000 assistant professors will be completed by June 2018 to remove the dearth of teaching staff in Department of Higher Education. Educationists Dr. Devendra Deepak, Dr. Prakash Bartuniya, Dr. Chitralekha Chouhan, Dr. Shashi Rai and S.N. Shukla University Vice Chancellor Shri Mukesh Tiwari were present during the meeting



aa Dr. Trikha Prepared a Generation of Value Based Journalists: CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the demise of Senior Journalist and Media Educationist Dr. Nand Kishore Trikha. Eighty two years old Dr. Trikha left for heavenly abode today at New Delhi. Shri Chouhan said that Dr. Trikha has carried out remarkable works for journalism education and for the welfare of the media personnel. His contribution in preparing value based journalists is incomparable. 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



aa Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Protsahan Yojana.
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2018

An amount of Rs. 53 crore 16 lakh 9 thousand 318 has been paid towards the fee of 27 thousand 116 students till January 12 under the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Protsahan Yojana. A total of 28 thousand 88 applications were received under the scheme and out of these, 27 thousand 197 applications have been approved. The approved applications include 2 of I.I.M., 187 of Technical Education, 32 of I.I.T., NIT, NIFT and SPA situated in Madhya Pradesh and 171 of these institutes located outside the state. Similarly, 24 applications of CLAT, 23 of JEE Rank (Private Colleges situated out of State), 618 of Medical, 25,873 of Higher Education and 267 of other subjects have been approved. Under the scheme, Shri Pawan Mandloi of Khargone got admission in Arbindo Institute of Medical Science -Indore through NEET. Ku. Shubhangi Bagre of Bhopal, Ku. Anugya Mukati of Indore through CLAT and Shreyansh Thakur of Seoni got admissions in School of Planning and Architecture-Bhopal, NILU-Bhopal and I.I.T.-Indore respectively. Beside these students, the fee of all other selected students has been paid under the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Protsahan Yojana



aa One Nodal Officer in Each District to Help Women Self- Help Groups.
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the economic activities of the women –self help groups is transforming into a revolution in the state. One Nodal Officer in each district of the state will be made available to strengthen the women –self –help groups, to provide help for conducting their economic activities and technical guidance. These Nodal Officers will help the women self-help groups in their progress with coordination of the concerned departments, district administration, banks and concerned organizations. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the members of women self-help groups through ‘Dil Se’ programme broadcasted and telecasted from Akashwani and Doordarshan today. He deliberated in detail about the formation, management, products, marketing, organizational power of the self-help groups beside new responsibilities and issues related to women safety. Shri Chouhan mentioned that women’s safety is the top priority of the state government. The proposal has been sent for the approval of the President by enacting a law to give capital punishment to the culprits involved in heinous crime against the innocent girls. He also deliberated in detail about the unique steps taken for the women’s safety and its remedies on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan extended greetings of Makar Sankranti. He informed that Anand Utsav is being organized in rural and urban areas from January 14 to 21 to transfuse joy in the people’s life by enhancing the sentiments of participation, brotherhood and mutual cooperation. New Responsibilities to be entrusted to Self –Help Groups Shri Chouhan stated that the state government is providing several facilities to the women self-help groups. A new training policy will be framed by reviewing it. If the women self-help produce good quality products then purchase of these products will be considered. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the federation of women self–help groups is being entrusted with the responsibility to make take home ration. A high level training will be imparted to them to enable them to prepare nutritious food scientifically. The bank guarantee against the loan of Rs. 5 crore to be provided to the federation of women –self-help groups will be given by the government. Moreover, interest payable at the rate of 3 percent on loan taken by the other self-help groups formed under the State Livelihood Mission will be paid by the government. Stamp fee will not be imposed on them, CM Shri Chouhan added. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that mid-day meal and hot nutritious food is being provided by several women self-help groups in schools and aaganbadis respectively. These groups are conducting activities of about Rs. 1500 crore turnover. Members connected to these groups are now being entrusted with the responsibility to stitch school uniforms. They will prepare uniforms of 70 lakh students annually with an annual turnover of Rs. 280 crore. Along with this, the women self-help groups are being linked with the activity of electricity meter reading and distribution in the rural areas. They will be entrusted with the responsibility for electricity meter reading, bill distribution and revenue collection. This arrangement as an experiment will be made in 10 villages of Raisen, Vidisha and Rajgarh districts. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan stated that the help of women self-help groups will be taken to make Swachchta Abhiyan successful. Financial assistance will be provided to the members for vehicle and sanitation equipments. They will become cleanliness ambassadors and the income of their groups will increase. He further informed that, how 7300 members of the self-help groups are conducting the social audit of MNREGA works. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that the woman of modern times is not weak but competent and daughters are no more a burden but blessings. He said that economic empowerment of women is must for the progress of families, society, state and the country. Women self-help groups will be strengthened for this. Shri Chouhan stated that a big difficulty becomes easy, when women work together with strong determination. Group of women having same thinking transforms into a self-help group. He further mentioned that strong determination, skill, passion and self confidence combined together produce energy and no work becomes impossible. When women of same thinking work together, it paves new ways for progress. They can bring major changes in the society on getting opportunities, he added. Saving of 250 crore CM Shri Chouhan informed that saving of over 2 lakh women self-help groups has become Rs. 250 crore. This helps at the time of adversity. He further said that each member of over One lakh 43 thousand self-help groups is earning an income of over Rs. One lakh annually. They have brought happiness in their families. Branding of Groups’ Products Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that he himself will be branding the products of women self-help groups. The products of several self-help groups are better than the branded companies. Products like herbal soaps, kutki rice, incense sticks, roasted linseeds, gur, ground nut chikki, flowers’ garlands and turmeric powder is being discussed in the market. He mentioned that self-help groups are engaged in manufacturing of soaps, gur, groundnut chikki, incense sticks, vegetable production, handlooms, clothes manufacturing, sanitary napkins’ production, poultry farming and manufacturing of various other agro-based products. The vermi pits and Nadep has also been made by them to encourage organic farming. Women of Dindori district are producing and processing kodo-kutki. They are also supplying chikki of kodo-kutki to the aaganbadis under the project. The members of the women self -help groups have formed 10 poultry farming committees or producing companies, over 5 thousand women are engaged in poultry farming and its trade in these committees. These women have conducted a business of about Rs. 175 crore in the year 2016-17. Beside economic activities, the women self-help groups are playing important role in the social awareness activities like de-addiction, prevention of child marriages and Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao abhiyan. Appreciation for successful Self-Help Groups The Chief Minister appreciated many successful self-help groups mentioning them. He quoted success stories of Ganesh self-help group of village Bhilkhera of Badwani district, Sapna self help group of Simaria of Devri development block of Sagar district, Laxmi Selp help group of Kalyanpur of Suhagpur development block of Shahdol district, Mahadev Self Help Group of Ratodan village of Sheopur district and women associated with them. Discussing success of Satpura woman silk producer company of 931 tribal women of 70 villages of Betul district, he said that how these women changed their life by producing silk. Women security top most priority Reiterating the government's resolution for security of women, Shri Chouhan said that those who demage the dignity of girl will be hanged. For this, the law has been passed and sent for the President's approval. Quoting the steps taken for women security, he said tht over 82,000 Shaurya Dal are working. State level help line 1090 has been launched for women security, women are fearlessly registering their complaints through this. Nirbhaya patrolling has been launched at district headquarters for women security. No permit to buses without CCTV The Chief Minister said that Maitri Police Patrolling has been started in the state. Patrolling vehicles keep watch at schools, colleges, parks and other public places. Woman police stations have been opened in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Ujjain, Satna, Sagar, Jabalpur, Rewa, Ratlam and Katni. They makes prompt hearing. The Chief Minister said that in order to stop incidents of teasing with girls, in school and city buses, installation of CCTV cameras in school and city buses has been made mandatory. Only those buses will get permit, whose owner will install CCTV camera. Apart from this, the chief minister said that fast track courts have been set up in all the districts. He appealed daughters and women to lodge complaint without fear if anybody behaves abusively on social media. SOS facility is available on Police website and App MPeCOP. Using this facility, instant information can be sent to Dial-100 and to relatives. Shri Chauhan said that 141 woman desks have been sanctioned to ensure prompt hearing of women complaints. Security of women is joint responsibility of society and government The Chief Minister said that the security of women is the responsibility of the government and the government is performing its responsibility with full sensitivity, but support from the society is required. He appealed all sections of the society to provide full support to government's efforts. Children must be taught to respect women and girls. He said that lessons will be incorporated in school curriculum on the subject and save girl child campaign will be launched with new spirit. Giving example of Bhind district, he said that sex ratio is improving in the district because of the intensive campaign by the state government. Referring to Swami Vivekanand birth anniversary- Yuva Diwas, Shri Chouhan said that Swamiv Ji's thoughts have great power to make people energetic. Discussing 'Ekatma Yatra' started from December, 19 in the state, Shri Chouhan said that this Yatra has been started from four different routes. 'Shankaracharya Sandesh Vahini' has been flagged off from the birthplace of Shankaracharya in Kerala. All Yatras will reach Omkareshwar on January 21. The aim of the Yatra is make the public aware of Advaita Vedanta Darshan. By support of the society, made of Ashtadhatu, 108 ft long statue of Adi Shankaracharya will be installed in Omkareshwar. Shri Chouhan informed that a convention of NRIs belong to Madhya Pradesh 'Friends of MP' was held on January 3 and 4 in Indore. Friends of 20 countries participated in it. Discussions were held with them for cooperation in development of Madhya Pradesh. Make your cities clean Shri Chouhan appealed to the citizens to contribute to keep their own cities clean with self-motivation. He said that participate in Cleanliness Survey-2018 enthusiastically. In the last survey, 22 cities of Madhya Pradesh were selected in top 100. Contribution should be made in cleanliness of your cities in this survey too. Shri Chouhan said that Narmada Jayanti is on January 24.He appealed to reiterate the resolution for keeping Narmada clean. Pointing out Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, he said that the scheme has been successful. This is very beneficial for farmers. So far, Rs 834 crore have been paid to 6,35,000 farmers. Other states are studying to adopt the scheme.



aa Closing of Datia Trophy Cricket Tournament by PR Minister Dr. Mishra.
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra concluded the eight-day Datia Trophy cricket tournament in Datia today. He said that Datia has no shortage of talent in sports, what is needed is to groom them. Public Relations minister said that all required resources will be provided to players to facilitate them. In the tournament, Delhi team stood first and Madhya Pradesh Sports Academy secured second position. The winner and runner-up teams were given Rs. one lakh and Rs 50,000 prize money respectively. Dr. Mishra awarded Lokendra Singh with 'Man of the Match' and Atul Kushwah with 'Man of the Series'. Eight cricket teams participated in the tournament.



aa Surya Namaskar an invention of several years of knowledge collection.
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 January 2018

Mass Surya Namaskar was organized in the entire state today on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary. School children, elite citizens and people belonging to all communities took part enthusiastically in the mass Surya Namaskar programme today in all districts. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took part in the main programme organized at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal. This is the 11th mass Surya Namaskar programme. It may be recalled that Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary is observed as Yuva Diwas in the state. On this day educational and cultural programmes are organized in all educational institutes based on Swamiji’s personality and his Vedant darshan. The Chief Minister said that Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is being celebrated as Yuva Diwas all over the state. He said that Swami Vivekananda’s literature gives the energy and inspiration to do positive work. Referring to his thoughts Shri Chouhan said that Swamiji’s thoughts are great and unique source of inspiration. Shri Chouhan said that a healthy mind dwells in a healthy body. It is essential to be healthy to do good work in society. He said that seers have entrusted Surya Namaskar which is the easiest Yoga exercise with their knowledge accumulated since so many years. He called upon the students to perform Surya Namaskar daily and not restrict it to one day as this develops positive energy. He said that all countries round the globe have accepted the power and importance of yoga. On the initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi World Yoga Day is observed all over the world on June 21. Last year 172 countries resolved to practice yoga on World Yoga Day. Practise Yoga, be healthy and study hard Shri Chouhan told the students that the 10th, 11th and 12th examinations were about to begin so they should study hard and with good marks they can get admission in national educational institutions. Government will bear the expenses of their higher education. He called upon students to practice yoga, study well, remain healthy and respect elders, parents and teachers. Sharing methods to remain healthy as per Yogic Science he said that it is essential to consume food only as per one’s need. One should consume lesser food compared to one’s hunger and should include seasonal vegetables and fruits in one’s diet. Stay away from pizza and burgers. The Chief Minister offered flowers on the portraits of Devi Saraswati and Swami Vivekananda. Minister of State for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MLA Shri Surendra Nathj Singh and elite citizens took part in the mass Surya Namaskar.



aa First Time 7 Points Fall in Child Mortality Rate in Madhya Pradesh.
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 January 2018

Sample Registration Survey (SRS-2016) issued recently by the Union Government has shown a big fall of 7 points in Madhya Pradesh’s child mortality rate. As a result, the child mortality rate in the children below 5 years of age has become 55 per thousand live births from 62 of year 2015. This fall has been registered owing to the Dastak Abhiyan, various health schemes and other efforts begun by the state government. Assam has bagged the first place with 10 points and Madhya Pradesh secured second place with 7 points among the states of the country, where maximum fall has been registered. Fall of 4 points has been registered in the child mortality rate in the country. This rate has reported as 39 per thousand live birth from 43 in the year 2015. It may be mentioned that Pneumonia 14 percent, dysentery 9.2 percent , severe malnutrition 45 percent and severe anemia are the main reason of child mortality rate. Keeping in view this, action is being taken to identify children, treatment and its management by visiting house to house during the interval of 6 months under the Dastak Abhiyan in the state. Under the campaign, vitamin A dose is being administered to the children aged between 9 months to 5 years to develop disease resistant power. Free blood is being transfused to the children suffering from severe anemia, which is protecting them from the childhood’s diseases. Distribution of zinc tablets and administration of ORS for protection from dysentery, suggestion for proper infant and child food is being given to the people. Families of remote areas are being made aware of children’s health and nutrition. This important fall in the child mortality rate has been registered first time in the state as a result of these efforts. Between the period June 15 to July 31, 2017, under the first phase of Dastak Abhiyan, houses of 76 lakh children aged below 5 years of age have been reached. Severe malnutrition, anemia, pneumonia, dysentery, and birth deformities beside other diseases have been identified. The second phase is being carried out between the period from December 18, 2017 to January 18, 2018. Names of 68 lakh children have been registered and free treatment is being provided to the identified children by conducting health examination of 23 lakh children. Supplement of vitamin A has been given to increase resistance power. One thousand 5 hundred children have been admitted in the Poshan Punarvas kendras and free transport arrangements are being made for the remaining children. Blood without any cost has been transfused in 514 children and arrangements are being made for the remaining children. Moreover, free medical treatment arrangements are being made by identifying 3237 children with birth deformities. Treatment has been provided to 2245 children suffering from pneumonia and 3351 children suffering from the dysentery. Furthermore, treatment is being given by identifying 1318 children aged below 2 months old suffering from sepsis infection. Other diseases have been found in about 25 thousand children and arrangement for treatment is being made by the Dastak team.



aa Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to welcome Ekatm Yatra at his residence.
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will welcome Ekatm Yatra, being taken out for symbolic metal collection and public awareness for statue of of Adi Shankaracharya on January 13 at 6.30 pm at Chief Minister Residence. The program will continue till 8.30 pm. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has said that the work and philosophy of Adi Shankaracharya have an important role in continuous flow of India's spiritual power. The Chief Minister has said that Adi Shri Shankaracharya has done a great work of connecting India with cultural unity. Adi Guru Shankaracharya's life and teachings become more relevant when efforts are being made to divide the country and the world not only geographically but even human sensitivities too. Shri Chouhan has said that people from all classes should participate in the Yatra started from Omkareshwar, Ujjain, Pachamadha (Rewa) and Amarkantak from December 19, 2017 and embraced the eternal vision of Adi Shankaracharya



aa Highest Girls born in Bhind district known for its lower Girl Child Population.
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2018

Integrated and constant efforts of the State Government, PCPNDT, Collector, Women and Child Development Department for the last few years have yielded positive results in Bhind district. According to census-2011, Bhind was the district with the lowest sex ratio in Madhya Pradesh. The district, once was at the bottom not in the country but in Asia for its lowest sex ration, is now writing a new script. The highest number of girls born in Bhind district among the districts of Beti Bachao-Beti Padao campaign. According to the 2011 census, there were only 896 daughters on one thousand boys in Bhind, the figure now has reached 929 in the year 2017. In Bhind district, 13,829 girls and 15,050 boys were born in the year 2014-15. There was a difference of 1221 in both. In the year 2015-16, there were 16,231 boys born and 14,547 girls and there was difference of 1684. Next year, in 2016-17, 13,797 girls were born, and there are 14,845 boys born and the difference between two genders was reduced to 1,048. In order to remove disparity between girls and boys in Bhind district and create public awareness, Beti Bachao-Beti Padao Chauraha was constructed under the guidance of authority of PCPNDT and collector. The spots at Squares were successful in communicating silent ethical message to all passers-by. Regular meetings of PCPNDT under the collector's leadership were held. Special discussions were held by collector on implementation of Ladli Laxmi Yojana in the review meetings. The villages, where girls could not live up to the age of five years after birth by conducting special studies to find out reasons of deaths of maternal and infant mortality rates, were earmarked. Special attention was paid to these villages. In the year 2015-16, police action was taken by carrying out sting operation at illegal abortion racket in Bhind under PCPNDT Act under the guidance of Bhind Collector and Superintendent of Police. Case is pending in the court. Such actions put control over illegal abortion racket. Girls making the district proud were made brand Ambassador of Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Campaign. Posters of these girls, who were selected in sports, prestigious services were displayed at public places and they were awarded in the programs. Winner of National and International Canoeing-Kayaking Competitions, Ku Puja Ojha was feted on the arrival of chief minister on December 18. Gauri- Kaksh was constructed at district hospital in Bhind and there, aadhar card of mother giving birth to girl child, providing mamta kit on priority to mother after delivery and opening of bank account on zero balance was opened for providing amount of Janani Suraksha Yojana. The Superintendent of Police and other officials of the district adopted the meritorious girls and provided economic help and worked for their progress and to increase respect for girls in the society. Free Sankalp coaching was launched for preparations of public service commission and union public service commission examinations on the initiative of collector. The girls were given priority and motivation for preparations for the prestigious service examinations. Special vigilance was carried out in execution of all schemes for caring of girls. District registered first case against female foeticide in Country Sarpanch of village Kharoa, Shri Ram Akhtia Singh Gurjar, informed the police about the killing of new born girl child by former Sarpanch Shri Suryabhan Singh Gurjar in Bhind, defamed for the highest sex ratio after birth in Asia. It was first time in the country that first case under 302 of IPC was registered for the killing of new born child.



aa Amazing Public Support to Ekatm Yatra: CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2018

‘Ekatm Yatra’ will reach Omkareshwar on January 22. Bhoomi Poojan for Grand Statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, Shankar Sangrahalaya and Vedanta Sansthan will be performed at the concluding programme of the yatra. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took review meeting in connection to the Ekatm Yatra here today. CM Shri Chouhan in the meeting said that the Ekatm Yatra is getting amazing public support; person of every walk of life is participating in this. Advaita Darshan has solution to all the current problems of the World. A message of Advaita Darshan will be given to the entire World through grand and magnificent programme to be held on the occasion of concluding day of Yatra. Sanskritik Ekta Nyas will be established for publicity of this philosophy. Religious, Spiritual Dharmagurus their followers and representatives of intellectual community will take part in the concluding programme. The Grand statue of Adi Guru Shankarcharya will be erected at Omkar Parvat. Over 17 lakh Persons Participate in Yatra It was informed in the meeting that the main programme will be organized at village Thapna on Badwah-Omkareshwar road. Over 800 subject-experts and dharmacharyas are being invited in the programme. The yatra started from last December 19 has traversed through 2 thousand 231 villages and cities till now and has covered a distance of 6 thousand 624 k.m. Over 17 lakh people participated in the yatra and 20 thousand 519 metal pots have been collected till now. Four Yatras have been set out from Omkareshwar, Ujjain, Pachmatha and Amarkantak. Beside this, one yatra has been started from Kaldi of Kerala, which is covering the entire country. All these 5 yatras will reach Omkareshwar. Design of the progarmme site will be made by preparing pictures on the main incidents of Shankaracharya’s life. Vice President of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Shri S.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Vivek Agrawal, Shri Hariranjan Rao, Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari, Commissioner and Inspector General of Police –Indore, Collector and Superintendent of Police –Khandwa beside Officers of the concerned departments were present in the meeting.



aa Indian Culture is Ever Lasting Owing to Efforts of Adi Guru Shankaracharya.
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2018

Not only one, several difference of opinions are seen in the country. The Advaita darshan told by the Adi Guru Shankaracharya has solution to every problem of the World ingrained in it. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said this while addressing the Jan Samvad programme during the Ekatm Yatra at Vidisha today. He mentioned that the Ekatm Darshan of Shankaracharya can give right direction to the World to eliminate tendencies like terrorism and for establishing peace. CM Shri Chouhan stated that the efforts made by the Adi Guru Shankaracharya for social reforms, 2 thousand years ago are unthinkable. His work to unite country from east to west and north to south is incomparable. Even today, the Badrinath Temple located in Uttarakhand has Namboodri Brahamin Poojari of Southern India. This is a unique effort of Shakracharya for linking the culture and for the unity of the country. He gave philosophy of ‘Live and let Live’ to the country. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that to consider the entire world like one family and give equal status to all the living beings through ‘ Vasudhiva Kutumbakam’ was the specialty of Shankaracharya. He urged for the welfare of the world and said that every has same conscience. There is no discrimination between small and big. The Indian Culture is ever lasting due to the efforts of the Shankaracharya. We should conserve this culture by protecting it. Shankaracharya was an Avataar of Lord Shankar, who left the world for heavenly abode at the age of just 32 years. CM Shri Chouhan took resolution on this occasion that by celebrating all the festivals with all the sections of the society, he will realise the basic objective of the Ekatm Yatra. Moreover, he will work to improve the society and himself by imbibing the basic Ekatm Bhav of Jeev Jagat and Jagdish. Sarsnagh Sanchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat said that all the faith and sect of our country give message of unity and brotherhood. We should assimilate teachings in our behavior and attitude given through preaching. In this way, we can imbibe Vedanta Darshan of Shankaracharya. We must work for the welfare of every section by leaving aside discrimination. He further mentioned that we together should spread notion of Advaita Vedanta. It gives a message of amity to the entire world. Swami Akhileshwaranand stated that a remarkable from of social harmony has been witnessed during the Yatra. While praising the efforts of the state government to make the flow of Narmada river incessant, he mentioned that proper efforts are must to make the rivers everlasting. Before this, Sarsangh Sanchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena and Sadhu-Sants performed poojan of Shankaracharya’s charan paduka. Metal kalashs collected from all the gram panchayats of Vidisha Janpad Panchayat and all the wards of the municipality for the Ekatm Yatra were brought at the Jan Samvad site and pooja of kalashs was performed. Delightful presentations were given by Dhurva band in Sanskrit on the occasion. MLAs Shri Kalyan Singh Thakur, Shri Veer Singh Pawar, President Jila Panchayat Shri Toran Singh Dangi, District Coordinator of Ekatm Yatra Shri Shyan sunder Sharma, President Municipality Shri Mukesh Tandon, other Public Representatives, Officers of the Administration, representatives of Socail Organisations, Participants of Yatra and Citizens in large number were present in the programme held at Police Parade Ground.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Lays Foundation of Road Construction Work.
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra laid foundation of Badora-Pichhore road construction work costing Rs. 11.8 crore at village Basai of Datia district today. He also inaugurated the Nal-Jal Yojana worth Rs. 65 lakh at village Makdari. Minister Dr. Mishra on this occasion also distributed certificate of monthly financial Assitance of Rs. One thousand each to 200 women of Sahariya Tribe under the Poshtik Ahaar Yojana. Member of Parliament Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, Local Public Representatives and Villagers in large number were present on the occasion



aa Relief to sick industrial units in MSME Development Policy-2017: MoS Shri Pathak.
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2018

The Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises will form a policy package and make concessions and financial assistance facility to revive small-level sick industrial units of the state. Minister of State (Independent Charge) Shri Sanjay-Satyendra Pathak gave this information while discussing the provision made in the MSME Development Policy -2017. MoS Shri Pathak told that the amount of ongoing liabilities of Energy Department or any other government dues of sick industrial units can now be deferred for a period of 5 years. MSME Department will make 5 per cent interest grant maximum Rs 25 lakh available on the loan given by the bank for revival up to 5/7 years. Concession on CPF quality and patent will be expanded up to practical sick units. Shri Pathak told that an integrated revival package will be prepared after coordination with banks along with identification of small-level sick units. Potential sick units to be identified An empowered committee chaired by the Industries Commissioner MSME Department will be constituted to provide facilities to the small sick units and keep vigilance on the loan flow. Senior nominated officer of the concerned department the liabilities of which have to be deferred and regional manager of the concerned bank branch will be members of the empowered committee while Joint/Deputy Director of MSME Department will be Member Secretary.



aa E-rickshaw service available 24x7 in Suthaliya township.
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2018

When anyone in Suthaliya township of Rajgarh district needs e-rickshaw service, he immediately calls Kailash Mehar on his mobile and prompt service is available for him. Kailash Mehar has got this e-rickshaw under state government’s Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana on loan. Till sometime back Kailash would work as a labourer to make both ends meet as he has studied only till Class VIII. With the help of local Nagar Parishad, he acquired training and an e-rickshaw under Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana. For this a loan of Rs 1.40 lakh was made available to him through the bank which includes Rs 20 thousand pure grant also. He has deposited two installments of the loan on time. He will get additional grant after depositing Rs 5,000 as third installment. Now a proud owner of an e-rickshaw, Kailash Mehar is earning Rs 8,000 to 10,000 in his own town. He is providing his services in 6-7 surrounding villages also. He also delivers immunization vaccines at anganwadi kendras on every Tuesday and Friday. Now Kailash Mehar is a known name in Suthaliya town



aa Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructs to tighten administration in Samadhan online.
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that focus should be made on improvement in system and removing shortcomings and necessary changes according to the time, along with tracing corruption for tightening of administration. He asked headquarters and district level officers that they should made effort at their level. It is responsibility of officers to keep themselves right, with setting the system right. He pointed out the need to award those who are performing better every month as per the system of chief minister helpline. Instructions were issued to prepare proposal by constituting three-member team for redressal of pension cases, raising a need for using modern technology in fast redressal of pension cases. Shri Chouhan was addressing officers in Samadhan online today at Mantralaya. Problems of 12 applicants were redressed on the spot. Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh and principal secretaries of different departments were present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has spread happiness in farmers. What is needed is that amount should be deposited in farmers' bank account. Process of registration for the coming crops and verification should be done on time. He said that atmosphere of social harmony should be maintained. It is responsibility of the administration. Effective action should be taken up in this direction. Where there are shortcomings, effective task should be done to remove them and provide protection to weaker section. Action should be taken up in planned manner to tackle divisive elements assessing them cautiously. Expressing great concern over school bus accident of Indore, the chief minister Shri Chouhan said that safety of children is on the top priority. Effective efforts should be made in regulating school transportation system. Collector, police and transport department will work with school administration at headquarters level. Efforts are being made to monitor speed of school vehicles through centralised system. He asked to hold convention of special backward tribes like Bhariya and Baiga, hold Prerna Samvad in all government and private schools of Madhya Pradesh for students of class XI and XII to motivate them for getting benefit under Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana and invite prominent persons, intellectuals and motivators. Describing Ekatma Yatra as an initiative for social harmony, he said that taken out from four places of the state and birth place of Aadi Shankaracharya at Kerala, the Yatras will culminate at Omkareshwar on January 22. Ensuring participation of prominent persons of all sections and ideologies, efforts should be made to strengthen atmosphere of social harmony. To make Anand Utsav programmes, innovative efforts should be made at local level. He asked to make effective 'Samadhan Ek Diwas' and ensure supply of food grains to new eligible slip holders. Tasks for fulfilling objectives of Narmada Samagra Yatra should be completed in districts of Narmada region between January 24 and 31. CM Shri Chouhan expressed deep concern over the indifferent attitude of the banks and the insurance companies towards the amount distribution works to the beneficiaries. He mentioned that delay in amount transfer in the bank accounts of the beneficiaries and payment against their claims is most regrettable. He further said that he will inform about the concerned banks and the insurance companies after meeting the Union Minister for Finance. Shri Chouhan on delay in scholarship, provided financial assistance of Rs. 10 thousand each to Anas and Monisha, the children of the laborer from the Chief Minister Discretionary Fund. Problems of 12 Applicants Resolved CM Helpline is proving to be effective initiative of administrative tightness. Such an interesting case came to the fore during the Samadhan Online, when an officer who did not take serious note of the complaint of CM Helpline, himself took help of Samadhan Online to resolve his problem. The retired block development officer Shri Ramavtar Diwedi of Balaghat was not getting pension payment letter after his retirement from the services on January 31, 2017. He registered complaint in the Mukhya Mantri Helpline and his pension payment order was released on January 6. An interesting turn took place in this case, when Collector Balaghat informed that Shri Diwedi was placed under suspension for not taking action on the complaint of CM Helpline. During the Samadhan Online, Munisha Ali and Anas Ali children of Ansar Ali of village Tamasha of Janpad Panchayat Mungawali of Ashok Nagar district got their scholarship being provided by the Bhavan Sannirman Karmkar Mandal, pending from the last 3 years. Son of Shri Chhotelal of Shivpuri district lost his life in the road accident, the payment of pending financial assistance amount sanctioned by the collector was received by him on January 5. Delay was caused in loan payment of Rs. 3 lakh to Shri Vindo Kushwaha of Bhopal district by the bank for Masala Udhyog. He received the loan after he lodged the complaint in CM Helpline. Shri hargovind Ahirwar of Sagar district has also received the second installment amount under the Mukhya Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana. Shri Raghvendra Vishwakarma of Sagar district lost his mobile phone in Somnath Jabalpur express, his mobile phone has been recovered from Bihar by the Sagar Police. The Chief Minister has directed the police officers to take action keeping in view the delay in this case. Gajua Jatav, the husband of Smt. Bhuriya bai was imprisoned in the Central jail Gwalior, she has received a cheque of Rs. 25 thousand against the labour work he undertook in the jail. Similarly, Rakesh Kumar of Panna district has received the insurance amount of Rs. 61 thousand against the insurance of his buffaloes. On the complaint of Shri Ramesh of Mandsaur for not getting compensation amount against submergence of his land in pond, he was informed that the amount will be paid to him within one month after the completion of legal procedures. Shri Santosh Kumar of Umaria district received the compensation amount being provided for jackal's bite on January 6. Action was taken against the persons selling liquor illegally on the complaint of Shri Rakesh Kumar Patel of Katni district. Shri Pancham Singh of Bind district had given B.Sc. Final examination from the Jaipuriya Mahavidhyalaya Surpura Road district Bhind, but he was shown absent in the result. On complaining at the CM Helpline, his problem was solved and the marks sheet has been provided to him. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also reviewed the cases of CM Helpline, in which the departments, districts and the officers carried out good works. He praised and presented samman patras to them.



aa Action will be taken, if Permit Given to 15 Years Old Vehicles.
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2018

A strict action will be taken against the concerned R.T.O. for giving permit to 15 years old school vehicles. R.T.Os must check vehicles by conducting field visits four days in a week. Moreover, a special checking campaign should be conducted till January 30. Minister for Home and Transport Shri Bhupendra Singh said this in a meeting of Transport and Police Officers. Minister Shri Singh mentioned that sufficient police force will be provided for the checking campaign. He further stated that speed governor and GPS must be of good quality. Numbers of children commuting in the vehicles should be fixed and the speed of school vehicles should not be more than 40 k.m. per hour. Training to the drivers should be imparted from time to time, he added. Shri Singh informed that a committee of Collector, Superintendent of Police and R.T.O. besides a committee of S.D.M. and S.D.O.P. has been made at district and sub-divisional level respectively. These committees will take proper steps in connection with the children’s safety after deliberating with the parents. He further said that the compliance of norms prescribed for the school buses must be ensured completely. Passenger Buses Must have Proper Timings Moreover, Shri Singh said that passenger buses must have proper timings to avoid race among them. There should not be a gap of less than 5 minutes during the departure of 2 buses. Regular checking of these vehicles must be conducted. Routes Formation Shri Singh said that formation of all the routes should be carried out by January 30. New permits will be issued as required after the formation. Principal Secretary Transport Shri Malay Shrivastava said that the participation of School Education Department will also be ensured in this campaign. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla stated that the Police Department will fully cooperate in the campaign. Transport Commissioner Shri Shailendra Shrivastava mentioned that decision in connection to the schools’ autos and vans will be taken after the discussion with the parents. Senior Officers of Transport and Police Departments were present in the meeting



aa CM Shri Chouhan gives warm send-off to PM Shri Modi.
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2018

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi proceeded for Delhi from Gwalior in the evening today. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave warm send-off to him at the airport. He also presented mementos to the Prime Minister at the airport. CM Shri Chouhan also bids farewell to Union Home Minister Shri Singh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan bade farewell to the Union Minister for Home Shri Rajnath Singh at Gwalior airport. The Union Home Minister Shri Singh left for Delhi by air force plane in the evening today after his 3 days visit to Tekanpur-Gwalior. Minister for Public Relations and Water Resources Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh, Minister for Higher Education and Public Service Management Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, Chairman of Madhya Pradesh General Poor Category Welfare Commission Shri Balendu Shukla, Mayor Shri Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Manisha Yadav, Chairman Gwalior Development Authority Shri Abhay Chowdhary, Chairman Special Area Development Authority Shri Rakesh Jadon, President Municipal Corporation Shri Rakesh Mahore and other Public Representatives were present at the airport.



aa President Shri Kovind Dedicates Coffee Table Book “Ramdarshan”
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2018

The President Shri Ramnath Kovind observed ‘Ramdarshan’ exhibition during his visit to Chitrakoot of Satna district today. He observed the mural pictures and pictorial tableaus based on various episodes of Ramayana carefully. Shri Kovind also released coffee table book ‘Ramdarshan’ on this occasion. The Governor Shri O.P. Kohli, Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik, Union Minister Shri Ravishankar Prasad, Minister District in-charge Shri Omprakash Dhurve and Organisational Secretary of Deendayal Upadhyaya Research Institute Shri Abhay Mahajan were present on the occasion.



aa School Transport Arrangement must be Improved: CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave strict instructions to the officers to improve transport arrangements for the school students. He said that the prescribed norms for vehicles, engaged in transporting children must be ensured. No negligence will be tolerated at any cost. He clearly stated that 15 years old school buses will not be operated in the schools. Moreover, automatic fitness centers should be established for testing these vehicles. CM Shri Chouhan held emergency meeting with the concerned officers at state hangar here today. He mentioned that directives to fix maximum life time of 15 years of the buses used for transporting students in the academic institutions should be issued immediately. Automatic fitness centers should be established to check the fitness of the buses automatically. School buses will have maximum speed limit of 40 k.m. per hour. If over speeding is found then action will be taken against the bus driver. Moreover, a decision has been taken to make a Centralised Data Center for improvement in speed governor and GPS. With the help of this center, the location and speed of the buses will be monitored that which bus is running more than the speed limit. This will help in controlling the speed of the buses. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that along with the officers of the transport department , the regular checking of buses used in academic institutions must be ensured through the officers of the Police department. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that a committee must be formed at academic institute level with the participation of the parents for ensuring fitness of the buses engaged in transporting school children according to the prescribed norms. Moreover, to ensure such arrangement, a committee of district collector, superintendent of police and regional transport officer at district level and also a committee of sub-divisional officer (revenue) and sub-divisional officer (police) must be formed at sub-division level. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan mentioned that automatic driving test tracks must be prepared. In order to ensure safety of school children and keeping in view the capacity of the buses, the compliance of the norms should be ensured by fixing the maximum number of children. Suggestion to provide arrangement of seat belts in the buses must be given to all the educational institutions. Action to cancel recognition of the schools should be taken, if they do not follow the norms. Moreover, action should be taken to cancel the no objection certificate (issued by the state government) should be taken for schools affiliated with C.B.S.E./I.C.S.E. and other boards, if they do not follow the directives related to the safety of the children. Principal Secretary Transport Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Principal Secretary Urban Administration Shri Vivek Agrawal, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Goud Mukherjee and other officers were present in the meeting.



aa President Shri Kovind Unveils Nanaji Deshmukh’s Statue.
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2018

The President Shri Ramnath Kovind unveiled statue of Rashtrarishi Nanaji Deshmukh in Arogyadham of Deendayal Research Institute at Chitrakoot in Satna district today. The President also observed Gram Swawlamban Pradarshini and various projects of Deendayal Research Institute. Shri Kovind reached programme site located in Arogyadham in e-rickshaw (Battery Operated Golf Cart) from the helipad. The President Shri Kovind praised the exhibition focusing life philosophy of Nana Ji, organized at the programme site. Sansthan ki Karyapaddhati, Kisano ki Atmnirbharta, Faslon ki Jaiv-Vividhta, Meetha Jal Moti Samvardhan, Alaabhkari Jot ko Labhkari Jot Banane ki Samekit Paddhati, Vekalpik Udhyamita aur Sthaniya Sansadhano se Rozgar ke Avsar, Sanskarit Shiksha, Ajeevan Swasthya Samvardhan ki Vishashtaein have been displayed in the exhibition. Shri Kovind was presented with the symbolic statue of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya on the occasion. The Governor Shri O.P. Kohli, Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister for Information and Technology Shri Ravishankar Prasad, Vice Chancellor Shri Nareshchandra Gautam,, Members of Parliament Shri Prabhat Jha, Shri Ganesh Singh, Shri Bhairo Prasad Mishra, Public Representatives and Organisational Secretary of Deendayal Research Institute Shri Abhay Mahajan were present on the occasion. Governor and Chief Minister Greet President at Chitrakoot The President Shri Ramnath Kovind reached Chitrakoot at 11.30 a.m. today. The Governor Shri O.P. Kohli and the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan accorded warm welcome to the President at the helipad. Union Minister for Information and Technology Shri Ravishankar Prasad, Minister- in-Charge of the District Shri Omprakash Dhurve, Ministers of Uttar Pradesh Government Shri Swatantra Dev Singh, Shri Mannulal Kori, Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha Shri Prabhat Jha, Members of Parliament Shri Bhairo Prasad Mishra, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Sudha Singh and other Public Representatives also accorded welcome to the President.



aa District and State Level ‘Mukhya Mantri Divyang Cup’ to be Started Soon
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2018

Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that ‘Mukhya Mantri Divyang Cup’ will be started soon on the lines of Vidhayak and Mukhya Mantri Cup. Smt. Scindia was addressing the state level review meeting of the District Sports Officers at T.T. Nagar Stadium here on Monday. Smt. Scindia mentioned that Madhya Pradesh has carved its altogether different niche at the International level. Madhya Pradesh will also succeed now to register the presence of its sportsmen in Paralympic games. She gave instructions to the Sports Officers to send details about the divyang players to the Directorate by gathering information from their respective district with the coordination of Social Welfare Department within couple of days. Beside this, they must conduct talent search by organizing games for divyang children at district level. Minister Smt. Scindia gave directives in the review meeting to implement pay and play scheme in all the available sports infrastructure in the state, to ensure participation at block, district and division level for organizing Mukhya Mantri Cup and to send the information of Hockey Feeder Center functioning in the districts in the prescribed format to the Directorate. Principal Secretary Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Aniruddha Mukherjee and Director Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Upendra Jain were present on the occasion.



aa State Government will Ensure Every Possible Medical Arrangement for Children.
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Bombay Hospital at Indore on Sunday to see the children, injured in the bus accident of Delhi Public School. He discussed with the doctors of the hospital and directed them for all possible better medical treatment. CM Shri Chouhan also interacted with the parents of the injured children and assured them that the state government will provide all the possible and better medical arrangement for the children. It may be mentioned that 4 students lost their lives and 6 children are seriously injured in the bus accident of Delhi Public School on January 5. Shri Chouhan said that this is a very tragic incident, which untimely separated 4 children from their parents. Heart is full of pain with this incident. The entire Indore city is grieved and distressed with this incident. He further mentioned that he salute the emotions of the people of Indore city, who are standing beside the families of the innocent children in this hour of grief and are standing in queue to donate blood. Shri Chouhan further said that the people of Indore have presented an incomparable example of humanity before all. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that the surgery of 6 innocent children has been carried out, who are admitted in the Bombay Hospital. He discussed with the doctors about the children’s treatment. Every possible effort is being made by the doctors for the children’s treatment. He informed that some children are healthy and some are kept in the intensive care. The doctors have been told that if needed doctors should be called from outside to ensure medical treatment. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan mentioned that an order for detail enquiry in the incident has been given. Enquiry is being conducted by the I.A.S. officer. The enquiry report will be received within 15 days. Strict action will be action on the basis of the facts of the enquiry. He informed that keeping in view the complaints received against the Regional Transport Officer, a decision has been taken to remove him. CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government has taken a decision that 15 years old buses will not be plied to avoid bus accidents. Directives are being given to replace more than 15 years old buses. All the buses more than 15 years old will be replaced within next 3 months in the state by conducting a fitness test. He further mentioned that every district will have an automatic fitness center now so that manual fitness test can be stopped. The maximum speed of school buses will be 40 k.m. per hour. In case speed is found more, then action will be taken against the driver. Shri Chouhan stated that the state government has also taken a decision to make Centralised Data Center. The location and speed of the buses will be assessed to ensure which bus is bus is running more than the speed limit. This will help in monitoring speed of the buses and action will be taken against the bus driver. The committee of the school management and the parents will be constituted in schools, which have arrangement of students’ transportation and their regular meeting will be ensured. The committee will also review bus fee besides other fees taken in the name of other arrangements. Parents will inform the government, if parents will not satisfy with any arrangement. The government will take action on the basis of the complaints.



aa CM Shri Chouhan Accords Warm Welcome to PM Shri Modi at Gwalior Airport.
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2018

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached Gwalior Airport by the Airforce plane at 8.55 a.m. After a brief halt at the airport, he proceeded by helicopter to participate in a programme held at B.S.F. Tekanpur. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan accorded a warm welcome to the Prime Minister Shri Modi. Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Mining Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, State’s Minister for Water Resources and Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh, Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya, Mayor Shri Vivek Narayan Shejvalkar, Members of Parliament Shri Anoop Mishra and Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, Chairman Gwalior Development Authority Shri Abhay Chowdhary, Chairman Gwalior Special Area Development Authority Shri Rakesh Jadon, Sangathan Mantri Shri Shailendra Barua, District President B.J.P. Shri Devesh Sharma, President –Rural Shri Virendra Jain also accorded welcome to the Prime Minister. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Divisional Commissioner-Gwalior Shri B. M. Sharma and Inspector General of Police Shri Anil Kumar were present on the occasion. The Prime Minister Shri Modi after taking part in the 2 day long programme at B.S.F. Tekanpur will proceed for Delhi from Gwalior on January 08.



aa No Eligible Person will Deprive of House under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Damoh District.
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2018

Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Mallayya said that house will be provided to each houseless person of Damoh district under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. He further mentioned that good quality houses will be constructed in the district according to the set target under the scheme. Shri Mallayya was addressing the Bhoomi-Poojan programme of 2 Community Bhavans to be built at cost of Rs. 12 Lakh each. He also held discussions with the villagers in connection to their problems on this occasion. Shri Mallayya stated that the irrigation facility will be expanded in the district. Moreover, a survey for construction of dam in Sitanagar will conducted soon. Deliberating on Panchamnagar and Satdharu Irrigation Schemes of the district, he informed that irrigation facility will be provided to over One lakh hectare land next year. MLA Shri Lakhan Patel also addressed the programme.



aa S.PACE govt. recognised incubator is helping other start-ups to get their recognition.
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 January 2018

In today's era when people step on others to get ahead in life, S.PACE incubation centre is going against all odds and following the reverse ideology. Instead of crushing others, they are going with the holistic approach to succeed collectively. S.PACE which is an incubation centre plus co-working area, located at 10 number market hosted an event at the office "Get your start-up government recognized". Lately S.PACE was awarded with government recognition by MSME department, Madhya Pradesh government. For leading others to the same path, it conducted the event where more than 20 entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds were present. They were addressed by MSME government officials along with their nodal agency. It was an interactive session between government and start-up where the policy makers guided entrepreneurs about the policy to get their government recognition, the benefits of policy and how to avail the benefits. The process is rocket science. Hence, the session crossed it's time limit. The entrepreneurs had too many queries regarding understanding the policy but the government officials effectively cleared all their doubts by devoting extra time. This event will act as catalyst for the start-ups to get their "sarkari" stamp which will be beneficial for them in the long run. S.PACE will stick to its agenda of strengthening and promoting the start-ups. Eventually it is contributing to the sustainable growth by supporting the changemakers on regional level which will automatically add up to global sustainability



aa PR Minister Nominated as ‘Minister in Waiting’ to Prime Minister Visit
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 January 2018

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is proposed to visit Gwalior on January 7 and 8. The Minister for Public Relations and Water Resources Dr. Narottam Mishra has been nominated as the ‘Minister in Waiting’ to accord welcome and bid farewell to the Prime Minister.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Unveils Dr. Ambedkar’s Statue in Mungawali
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2018

Representatives from 23 countries related to some or the other area of Madhya Pradesh have come to take part in the Friends of MP Conclave in Indore. These representatives want to extend support in the development of Madhya Pradesh. Businessman from Los Angeles, USA Shri Ashish Sabu runs a BPO by the name “Take Synergy” and through this he scripts medical trans-prescriptions of US based doctors digitally. In America, this work is medically and legally must for all doctors Shri Sabu said that he runs a BPO in Indore also in which he has given employment to 70 youths. Several skill development programmes have been started in the last few years in Madhya Pradesh. According to Shri Sabu if the Madhya Pradesh government helps to train youths working in BPOs, he can provide more and more youths to get employment in Medical BPO field. Young businessman Ashish says he does not get trained youths for this work in the state. Because of this he has to visit Manila in Philippines to get youths trained. Currently he has got more than 500 youths employed in Manila. Talking about the conclave, Shri Ashish said that Madhya Pradesh government has made a better platform available for people of MP residing in foreign countries. These people of MP residing abroad want to extend support in development of the state. They will get this opportunity through this conclave



aa Unique Initiative Taken in Country by Forming Anand Mantralaya in State
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government has taken an outstanding initiative by forming the Anand Mantralaya in order to strengthen sentiments of happiness among the people besides development of the state. He further stated that it is like a challenge to see happiness on the faces of the people amid the ever increasing tension in the present era. Shri Chouhan mentioned that Anand Utsav will be celebrated at each panchayat level from January 14 to 20. People of all the sections of the society of any age will be included in the Anand Utsav. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the session “Madhya Pradesh Vision Year-2022” on the second day of the Friends of M.P. Conclave at Indore today. Views were also expressed in the session by the participants, who are of Madhya Pradesh origin and are settled abroad currently. CM Shri Chouhan stated that the Narmada Seva Yatra was conducted with the wide public participation in the state last year. This yatra was set out in order to conserve the Narmada River, known as the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh. About 7 crore saplings were planted on both the banks of River Narmada last year. Fruits bearing plants were selected under the plantation, which will prove helpful in future for increasing the income of the farmers. The Narmada Seva Yatra also reflects the commitment of Madhya Pradesh towards the environment conservation. In the beginning of the session, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Vivek Agrawal presented the ‘Vision Document’ prepared for the year 2022. He informed that agriculture sector of the state has 30 percent contribution in the Indian Economy. An increase of 15 percent has been registered in women literacy after 2005-06. The per capita income has grown over 200 percent during the last 11 years. The state has also achieved remarkable distinction in the tourism sector. Informing about the Swachcha Madhya Pradesh, the Principal Secretary said that overall management of wet and dry garbage will be completed in the state by 2022. Moreover, he informed that smart unit has already been installed in Jabalpur to generate electricity from garbage. Moreover, the Principal Secretary has informed that work regarding Indore –Bhopal and Chambal Express Way has been undertaken. In order to protect economic interest of the farmers, the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been implemented first in the country. Hire Centers have been started on PPP mode to provide agricultural equipments to the farmers. He further mentioned that work has been started to make cities of the state free of slums by preparing a concrete scheme. An amount of about Rs.21 thousand crore will be invested in the 7 smart cities of the state in the coming years. Public transport system is being strengthened and Yuva Sashaktikaran Mission has been started for the skill development. He also gave information about the action-plan prepared for irrigation, education and health sectors. Deputy Mayor of London Shri Rajesh Agrawal in the session, said that for overall development, special attention must be paid on the people, who are still far from the reach of development. Attention must be paid for the interest of youths and women for development in true sense in the state. Non Resident Indians of Madhya Pradesh Origin Shri C.P. Gurnani, Shri Satyendra Singh Rekhi, Shri G.S. Sarin also expressed their views in the session. The Principal Secretary Tourism Shri Hariranjan Rao conducted the session. He mentioned that action will be taken with utmost seriousness by deliberating on each suggestion received during the Friends of M.P. Conclave.




aa Indore Declaration letter issued in Friends of MP Conclave
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2018

Concluding Friends of MP conclave with Indore declaration letter, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh government will constitute NRI Cell for resolving problems of overseas Indian which will work as 'single window'. He appealed Friends of MP to work as brand ambassador. He said that Madhya Pradesh government will institute 'Madhya Pradesh Ratna' award for those who will make Madhya Pradesh proud by their work in the country and abroad. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that idea to hold 'Friends of MP' conclave came after his America visit in 2015. Consequently conclave has been held this year. This process will continue. Announcement was made to hold the conclave on January 4 and 5 next year in 2019. Shri Chouhan said that suggestions given by friends, who arrived from 23 countries, will be clubbed. A portal will be launched to invite suggestions from friends of MP by the state government in which ‘talent-pools’ will be introduced to get suggestions from subject experts and the government will examine them. The Chief Minister said that a news letter will be launched to apprise Friends of MP about activities of Madhya Pradesh and prepare data base of all NRIs belong to the state. The Chief Minister said that Friends of MP chapter will be formed in other countries. He advised to hold programmes in different countries with the help of the chapters and said that if you people invite us, he or state's representative will definitely attend it. The Chief Minister also suggested to hold cultural programmes on foundation day of Madhya Pradesh on November 1 and plantation on July 2 on environment protection. The Chief Minister sang Hindi song 'Ehasaan Mere Dil Par Tumhaara Hai Doston Ye Dil Tumhare Pyaar Ka Maara Hai Doston' in the beginning. On the occasion, Industries Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, Mayor, Indore, Smt. Malini Laxman Singh Gaur, Chief Secretary, Shri BP Singh, Principal Secretary, Industries, Shri Mohammed Suleman, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri SK Mishra, Commissioner, Public Relations, Shri P Narhari and other dignitaries were present on the occasion




aa Continuous cooperation of Friends of MP to be taken in development of Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2018

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh said that continuous cooperation will be taken from Madhya Pradesh residents living in different countries in development of Madhya Pradesh. Action will be taken on the roadmap based on suggestions. Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh was addressing a session on 'The Role of Friends of MP in Development of Madhya Pradesh' at 'Friends of MP' Conclave in Indore. The Chief Secretary said that 'Friends of MP' website will be converted into a portal to facilitate exchange of ideas on mutual basis. Mentioning the objective of creation of 'Friends of MP' forum, the chief secretary said that the forum aims at promoting constructive approach. The Chief Secretary said that the system will be developed by the Madhya Pradesh government under which, people of Madhya Pradesh residing abroad won't have to make unnecessary visits for redressing of matters related with their relatives. Conducting the session, Commissioner, Public Relations, P Narhari informed about The Role of Friends of MP in Development of Madhya Pradesh'. Principal Secretary, Overseas Indian, Shri Mohammed Suleman informed that the forum will work as a bridge between policy makers of the State Government and civil society. Efforts will be made to make new and modern MP through this forum. He said that Madhya Pradesh residents living abroad should work as brand ambassador abroad. The principal secretary said that special efforts will be made in education, technology, start-up, health and women empowerment. Principal Secretary, public relations, Shri SK Mishra said that positive cooperation has been received from Madhya Pradesh residents living abroad after formation of the forum in February 2015. He said that meetings will be held through 'Friends of MP' in other countries in the future as well and they will be motivated to associate with Madhya Pradesh. In the sessions, Shri Jitendra Muchhal, Padmashri Shri Sudhir Parikh, Shri Ashish Pandya, Shri Sunil Nayak, and Shri Ashish Jain gave important suggestions. The speakers said that Madhya Pradesh residents living abroad want to extend their cooperation. There is a need to make time-bound programme for this. The speakers said that development should reach to the weakest strata of the society and special efforts are required for this. Officer of forests department Shri Jitendra Agrawal said that Madhya Pradesh has six tiger reserves. Telemedicine programme has been introduced by getting support of doctors of Mumbai for forests dwellers residing in surrounding areas of Kanha National Park, and it brought good results. He said that Madhya Pradesh residents living abroad should reach forests dwellers while visiting their home towns and it will give them the strength to cooperate selflessly. At the end of the session, Shri Jitendra Muchhal and his friends feted the Chief Minister on behalf of 'Friends of MP' and expressed gratitude for the successful conclave.




Friends of MP Conclave will increase prestige to Madhya Pradesh in World : Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
MMNN:3 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Friends of MP will increase prestige of Madhya Pradesh in the world. He appealed people of Madhya Pradesh living in different countries of the world to extend active support in development of the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing cultural evening in two-day Friends of MP conclave in Indore today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that significant work has been carried out in infrastructure sector in Madhya Pradesh in last 14 years. It led to pace of development in the state. Mentioning economic capital of the state Indore, the Chief Minister said that there are excellent roads in Indore. Non-residential Indians attending the conclave have seen this. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Indore has topped in ranking of clealiness in the country. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that guests have been very important person in Indian culture. He said that Government of Madhya Pradesh will extend every possible support to proposals of NRIs for development of the state. Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Madhya pradesh was in the talk abroad for gas tragedy before the year 2002. But, Madhya Pradesh got special recognition due to development works carried out in Chief Minister Shri Chouhan's tenure. Madhya Pradesh has been leading state in agriculture thanks to getting double digit growth in agiculture in last years. In the cultural evening, the country's famous band 'Indian Ocean' presented a folklore on Maa Narmada, which was praised by the NRIs. The band artists presented folk songs of different regions of the state along with Malwa.


aa Jobs to 5000 MPian youths in Oman every year
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2018

Founder and CEO, WE Network, LLC Sultanate of Oman, Shri Yogendra Katiyar said that he will provide jobs in Oman to students of ITI and Polytechnic college of Madhya Pradesh by imparting training. Plan is to provide jobs to 5000 youths every year. They will get Rs 60,000 per month and other facilities. He will bear expenditure of residential training. Rs ten crore will be spent on it. Such discussions were held between senior officials of Madhya Pradesh and entrepreneurs of state who are living abroad in Friends of MP Conclave, Indore. The entrepreneurs expressed desire to invest in various sectors in the state. The officials provided information about departmental schemes and priorities of the government in detail. Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh met the guests and informed about flagship schemes. He said that immediate action would be taken on each investment proposal received by the state. Detailed discussion was held on prospective investment related with horticulture, technical education, higher education, industry, tourism, urban development, micro-small and medium enterprises and animal husbandry in the conclave. The guests took interest in it and assured submitting proposal soon. Principal Secretary, Industries, Shri Mohammed Suleman informed about various schemes of industries department. He said that prompt and positive action will be taken on every proposal for setting up industry. Principal Secretary Tourism, Shri Hariranjan Rao met guests from Dubai, Canada, Oman and America and discussed prospective investing in tourism sector. The guests expressed desires to invest in hotel and different activities of tourism. Shri Rao said every possible support will be extended on the proposal. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Commissioner, Urban Development and Housing, Shri Vivek Agrawal discussed regarding bike sharing in Indore and affordable housing with latest technology in Bhopal and Indore. Shri Rajrishi Sahay and Shri Jagdish Sevani and other guests participated in the discussion. America's company, American Hospitality, MD, Sushri Sanhita Agnihotri talked about providing jobs in America and Sushri Rishi Mehta of GM Global Communities to open incubation centre in Indore and Bhopal in discussion with director, technical education, Shri Virendra Kumar. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and horticulture Shri Ashok Varnawal and Commissioner, horticultural, Shri Satyanand discussed investment in horticulture with the guests. Shri Rajendra Tiwari of Netherlands and Shri Akshay Jain, who came from Dubai, expressed desire in marketing of dry fruits and vegetables abroad. Principal Secretary, MSME, Shri VL Kanta Rao talked with various guests including Dr Bharat Kulkarni of Indo Global SME Chamber and Shri Siddharth Aldasani, who came from China and other guests. Guests informed that they supplied machines related with different industries to some countries of Africa. Shri Kantarao assured to collect information by sending a delegation. Shri Aldasani expressed his desire to invest in Pharma sector in Madhya Pradesh. Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Shri Ajit Kesari, talked with Hilary Garivaltis of Boston, USA, and Director of National Ayurvedic Medical Association, on marketing of cow products abroad. Discussion was also held on research on Indian cow progeny and make them more useful. Principal Secretary to chief minister and public relations, Shri SK Mishra also participated in the discussion. Guests gave proposal to make higher education better in Madhya Pradesh to commissioner, higher education, Shri Neeraj Mandaloi. Shri Rishi Mehta, Shri Lalit Garg and Shri Yash Garg and other guests gave important suggestions. They discussed start-up promotion and job creation. MD of AKVN Ujjain, Shri Basant Kurre briefed facilities given to industries. He talked about mentoring of incubation centres in Indore and Ujjain with the guests




aa Sportsmanship Spirit is O.K. in Politics but Politics in Sports is not Good: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated 22nd I.E.S. Public School Inter Press Tournament-2018 organised by Bhopal Khel Patrakar Sangh at Old Campion School Ground here today. He formally began the competition by undertaking batting. Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra, MLA Shri Surendra Nath Singh, President Billiards Association of Madhya Pradesh Shri Dilip Suryavanshi, State Vice President of B.J.P. Shri Brijesh Lunawat, President of Central Press Club Shri Vijay Das, Chairman of I.E.S. Group Shri P.S. Yadav and cricket fans in large number beside players were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that life is like a sport. We should lead life with sportsmanship spirit. He further mentioned that sportsmanship spirit is all right in politics but politics in sports is not good. Shri Chouhan stated that journalism needs constant hard work. Therefore, it is required to possess a good health and it is must for everyone to connect themselves with the sports. Sports make heart healthy and happy. He further added that this tournament has become one of the prime tournaments of the state. He congratulated the players, who are participating in the tournament. The first match was played between the CM Eleven and Patrakar Eleven. CM Shri Chouhan congratulated the organizers. Patron of Sangh Shri Mrigendra Singh delivered welcome speech. CM Shri Chouhan also released Annual Magazine of I.E.S. Group. He felicitated the versatile cricket player Sushri Priti Yadav, who represented Madhya Pradesh in Central Zone and Snooker Player Shri Kamal Chawla on the occasion.




aa Friends of M.P. Conclave on January 3 and 4 at Indore
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2018

Friends of M.P. Conclave will be held for the people of Madhya Pradesh’s origin residing in other countries at Indore. Deliberations mainly on the contributions of people of Madhya Pradesh’s origin in the development of Madhya Pradesh will take place in the conclave. The conclave will be addressed by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on January 4. On the first day of the conclave i.e. January 3, cultural evening is being organized for the participants. Moreover, a light and sound show is also being arranged at the Rajwada of Indore at night of the same day. Inaugural session has been kept on January 4 at 9.30 a.m. Presentation of Madhya Pradesh Gaan will be held in the inaugural session. The Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh will address the gathering focusing development in Madhya Pradesh during the last decades. The conclave will be addressed by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. After the Inaugural session, in the first session of the conclave, the Principal Secretary of MSME Shri V.L. Kantarao will address the session on ‘M.P. Meets M.P.’ During the session, he will mention about the personalities, who have achieved a remarkable distinction in other countries. In the second session, the Commissioner Urban Administration Shri Vivek Agrawal will talk about the action plan -2022 prepared for the development of Madhya Pradesh. The Principal Secretary of Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra will address the gathering in the 3rd session on the role of Friends of M.P. in the development of Madhya Pradesh. The Friends of M.P. Conclave will be concluded on January 4 at 5.00 p.m. The concluding session will be addressed by the Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Rajendra Shukla. It may be mentioned that the Friends of M.P. Conclave was started in Madhya Pradesh from February 01, 2015. The conclave was started with an objective to prepare a forum for the people of Madhya Pradesh origin who have earned fame in education, health, science, technology and finance sectors in other countries of the world




aa Team Madhya Pradesh Must work on Road Map with New Energy, Enthusiasm and Zest :CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while fixing the one year’s priorities of the state government has directed the departments to ensure implementation in the same direction. He said that the state government has undertaken several innovations in the past, which have been adopted by other states. While extending New Year’s greetings to all, Shri Chouhan said that Team Madhya Pradesh will work on the road map with new energy, enthusiasm and zest in the future too. CM Shri Chouhan in the first meeting of the New Year said that he is proud of Team Madhya Pradesh. He informed about the department wise road map and priorities of the government. He mentioned that every department will provide the information about the progress to the Chief Minister’s Secretariat by every 5th of the month. Minister for Public Relations and Water Resources Dr. Narottam Mishra, Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Urban Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh, Industry Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, Minister of State for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi, Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and other Senior Officers were present on the occasion. Rural Development Department- While fixing the priorities of Rural Development Department, Shri Chouhan said that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is an ambitious programme. Target must be achieved within the stipulated time under the programme. A total of 13 lakh 48 thousand houses have to be constructed in the state till the end of next year under the scheme. He congratulated for achieving first position in the country in its implementation. Moreover, Shri Chouhan gave directives to work at war footing to make all the districts open defecation free till October 2, 2018, to connect al the villages by concrete roads by the end of 2018, to make youths as Swachchata Sevi by dividing 51 thousand 714 villages in groups, to link women self-help groups with sanitation work, construction of water bodies through MNREGA and to conduct employment oriented works in the drought affected areas. Revenue- Shri Chouhan instructed for continuation of campaign to dispose the revenue cases, to complete the recruitment process within time limit for filling the vacant posts of patwaris and nayab tahsildars, for conducting a campaign to distribute the land rights letters to all the houseless families and for distributing copies of khasra and maps without any charges to the farmers. Urban Development- CM Shri Chouhan gave directives for completing the construction work of 5 lakh houses for urban poor within time frame, for proper implementation of urban transportation arrangements, for starting sewerage system works immediately in cities located on the banks of Narmada river, for completion of urban potable water schemes within time limit, to accelerate the pace of self-employment schemes and to ensure effective implementation of Deendayal Rasoi Yojana. Agriculture- Chief Minister said that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is being praised all over the country. He gave instructions for implementation of Yuva Krishak Udhmi Yojana separately, expansion of custom hiring centers and to ensure the arrangement for export of horticulture crops. Moreover, he directed to give final shape to the Rin Samadhan Yojana of the Cooperative Department and expansion of Acharya Vidhya Sgar Yojana of the Animal Husbandry Department. Energy Department- Priorities have been fixed for providing electricity connections in all the houses by October end under the Soubhagya Yojana, for supply of electricity in every village and to bring into effect the flat rate in context to electricity bills. Completion of solar energy projects of Rewa and Neemuch by New and Renewable Energy Department. He laid priorities for use of LED street lights in urban bodies and for promotion of electric vehicles in public transport and for formation of task force to encourage clean energy so that some villages should be announced as completely clean energy cooking villages. Food and Civil Supplies Department- CM Shri Chouhan said that names of all the eligible beneficiaries should be included under the food Security, for facilitating eligible beneficiaries to obtain ration from any ration shop of the concerned urban area and to ensure immediate implementation of DBT in any block of the tribal dominant district. Scheduled Caste and Tribe- For making online arrangement to give Rs. One thousand per month in order to protect families of Baiga and Bhariya tribe like Sahariya tribe from malnutrition, to make a special package for scheduled caste and tribe and for implementation of ‘Super 100 Scheme’ in all the tribal dominant districts are included in this. Social Justice Department- To provide benefit of all the government schemes to all the eligible beneficiaries displayed in the Samagra Portal and for ensuring effective implementation of Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojana. Public Health and Engineering- Completion of group Nal-Jal Yojanas within time and to make preparations for water supply during the ensuing summer. Commerce and Industry Department- Directives have been given for implementation on Global Skill Summit’s decisions and focus of all the departments on ease of doing business. Technical Education- For ensuring implementation of Yuva Sashaktikaran Mission speedily, for linking 7 lakh 50 thousand with self-employment/employment by developing their skills and for ensuring effective implementation of Medhavi Chhatra Yojana. Mineral Sources Department – Ensuring effective implementation of sand mining policy and preparing workplan for utilization of mineral resources of the state. Public Works Department – Beginning construction of all roads included in CM’s announcements soon. Narmada Valley Development and Water Resources Department – Speeding up construction of Narmada-Kshipra Link Multipurpose Projects and completing it within the time limit, beginning work on approved projects and completing it on time, beginning work on Narmada-Parvati, Narmada Kalisindh, Narmada –Gambhir projects and completion of all huge projects by Water Resources Department on time. Public Health Scheme – Praising the District Hospital Bhind, the Chief Minister issued instructions to all district hospitals to provide better facilities. Also making online arrangement for State Illness Assistance, CT Scan facility in 19 district hospitals. Women and Child Development – Arranging take home ration through women self-help groups, making effective work plan for controlling malnutrition and abiding by the announcements made related to self-help groups. School Education Department – Making cycles, uniforms, books on time for students. Transport – Simplifying license and vehicle registration system online and bringing it under Public Service Guarantee Act. Commercial Tax- Solving problems in GST implementation from time to time. Forest Department – Effective implementation of Charanpaduka Yojana and increasing first payment of tendu patta collectors. Law and Legal Affairs Department – Preparing to begin NLU in Jabalpur. Public Service Management – Ensuring implementation of Samadhan Ek Din Yojana. General Administration Department – Expressing concern over retirement of government servants without promotion owing to cases being under consideration in the Supreme Court, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed the officials to make way for promotion through unanimous approval. To make Cabinet and Ministry work system paperless. He directed to ensure meetings and departmental probe of department’s counseling committees. Endowments Department – Online storage of the temples’ record proper caretaking of properties and arrangement of payment of honorarium to pujaris. Tourism Department – Marking of projects after district- level planning for tourism development in state. Minto Hall should be started by June 2018 this year. Adventure Tourism should be developed to international standards in state. Besides it includes marking of religious tourist spots. Culture – Lauding the Ekatma Yatra, the Chief Minister said that this is being received well in the society. He said that priority should be given to setting up of Vedant Sansthan, organizing meeting of Veer Bharat Nyas and organizing widespread programme of Narmada Jayanti. On the occasion the Chief Minister directed all departments to make information regarding all departmental achievements from time to time to the Public Relations Department




aa Bhopal Mela is Symbol of Communal Harmony
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Bhopal Utsav Mela is a symbol of communal harmony and Bhopal’s identity. This is a programme of common men’s joy and celebration, which enhances mutual love and intimacy among the people. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Bhopal Mela being organized under the aegis of Bhopal Utsav Samiti today. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that some moments different from routine life transfuses joy and happiness in the life of the people. It gives new energy. He further mentioned that the tradition of Bhopal Utsav Mela is focused on the jubilation of common men. Remembering the late Shri Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, the Founder Chairman Bhaskar Group, he said that mela is a result of his foresight. The mela has given a different identity to Bhopal. He observed the mela and praised the tableau. General Secretary of Mela Utsav Samiti Shri Santosh Agrawal informed that efforts have been made to give grand form to the mela. Six hundred stalls have been put by increasing the numbers of stalls from 500 put up last year. Tableau, food stalls, swings and rides beside other entertainment means have been provided in the mela. President Mela Utsav Samiti Shri Manmohan Agrawal proposed a vote of thanks in the programme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was presented with a memento by the samiti.




aa Society-Police Dialogue Campaign from January 8 to March 8
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a campaign of dialogue between the society and the police will be launched from January 8 to March 8. Society and police should hold discussion on each other’s expectations in the programmes to be organized at police station level. A mechanism should be created so that the police and the society work together. Shri Chouhan was holding a video conference with police officials at Police Headquarters. Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh and Additional Chief Secretary Shri K.K. Singh were also present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that challenges keep cropping up in the existing society. To tackle these challenges promptly and successfully, apart from routine work, goal-oriented strategy on various aspects of solution is also must. He stressed on the need for a work-plan. He directed to prepare short-term and long-term work plans after intensive discussion with the police officials groups, mentors of departments and subject experts. On the various aspects of women’s security, Shri Chouhan told to create an atmosphere in which society works unitedly. The atmosphere should be created by linking religious leaders, social workers, voluntary, women’s organizations on various social dimensions on women’s crimes. Public should connect with the police and criminals should fear them. He stressed on making the police stations pro-people. He stressed on free hand to put an end to criminal activities like illegal drug business, anti-social elements and misleading publicity. The Chief Minister expressed concern on incidents of tension in police force. He directed to initiate for improvements in physical, mental health, service conditions and increasing will power of the force. He stressed on the need for creating an environment of love and respect in the police force. He told to consider initiating promotions through best work and beginning process of recruitments of 6,000 new posts in the Police force. The Chief Minister honoured police trainers awarded with the Union Home Ministry medal. Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla told that the list of identified crimes ahs been expanded. The percentage of punishment in crimes has reached 70 percent. He told that now women’s police force is also available. Ten thousand fully trained new police force is also ready.




aa Mr. Suhalka greets Dr Narottam Mishra, PR Minister
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2018

President of the Digital Press Club and Editor in Chief Metromirror.com Sh Shiv Harsh Suhalka greeted Dr Narottam Mishra, Public Relations Minister, at his residence. He wished him Auspicious and fruitful New Year 2018.




aa Calendar for 2018 Presented to PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra was presented with the Calendar for the year 2018 published by the English Daily The Hitavada, Bhopal. Shri Deependra Shrivastava and Shri Deepak Nigam were present on the occasion. Several Public Representatives, Workers and Officers met Dr. Mishra today and extended New Year’s greetings to him.




aa Scheme worth Rs. 900 Approved for Government School Buildings
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2018

A meeting of Project Examination Committee of School Education Department held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh at Mantralaya today. A scheme worth Rs. 900 crore has been approved for construction and expansion of government school buildings in the meeting. Additional Chief Secretary Forest, Planning and Statistics Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Secretary Finance Shri Pankaj Agarwal, Principal Secretary Scheduled Caste Welfare Shri Ashish Upadhyaya, Principal Secretary Tribal Affairs Department Shri S.N. Mishra and Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Goud Mukherjee were present in the meeting




aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Participates in New Year’s Programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 January 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra attended bhajan and music programme on the eve of New Year organized by Sant Hazariram Panchayat at Jyoti Mandir Gadi Khana-Datia. Dr. Mishra inaugurated the programme by garlanding the Jyoti and lighting the lamp. Bhajan and musical presentations were given by the artists group of Dabra on the occasion. Dr. Mishra prayed to the Almighty for the peace and prosperity of the citizens and all over development of Datia. He said that all the citizens should live in an atmosphere of harmony and should become partner in the development of Datia. He was felicitated by Sindhi Samaj in the programme. District President B.J.P. Shri Vikram Singh Bundela and other public representatives were present on the occasion.




aa Vande Matram’ Recital Held in Presence of Chief Secretary
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 January 2018

A group recital of ‘Vande Matram’ National Song held in presence of the Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park near Mantralaya today. The police band presented musical tunes on this occasion. Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gour Mukherjee, Principal Secretary General Administration Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami participated in the group recital. Officers and Employees of government offices situated in Satpura and Vindhyachal Bhavan also took part in ‘Vande Matram’ recital. The Chief Secretary Shri Singh extended New Year’s greetings to all the officers and employees present on this occasion.




aa Rs. 704 Crore Bhavantar Rashi to 5.12 lakh Farmers who Sold Produces in November
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 January 2018

A total 5 lakh 12 thousand registered farmers sold their agriculture produces on support price to the traders in the authorized Krishi Upaj mandis between November 01 and 30, 2017 under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. An amount of Rs. 703 crore 96 lakh towards difference amount (Bhavantar Rashi) will be deposited in the bank accounts of these farmers in the current month. Earlier, under the scheme, the 1.28 lakh registered farmers had sold their agriculture produces in the authorized mandis during the period October 16 to 31, 2017. A sum of Rs. 136 crore 75 lakh towards difference amount has already been paid to these farmers by the state government. Moreover, under the same scheme, the government has extended the sale period of maize till January 31, 2018. It may be mentioned that a total of 21 lakh 88 thousand 764 farmers have registered themselves under the scheme in the state. Total 41 lakh 43 thousand 389 hectare area has been covered under the scheme. The payment of Bhavantar Rashi is being deposited directly in the bank accounts of the farmers under the Direct Benefit Transfer and information in this regard is being sent to the farmers through SMS on their mobile phones. Apart from the difference amount, the subsidy is also being given to the farmers for storing their produces in warehouses. Both the benefits are being provided together. The subsidy towards storing produces in the warehouses has been increased to Rs. 9.90 per quintal from Rs. 7.00. Two Third Increase in Arrival Registered in Comparison to Last Year Owing to the Bhvantar Bhugtan Yojana, the farmers got rid of ups and downs in the prices of agriculture produces in true sense. The statistics of 2016 and for the month of October and November, 2017 till now have shown this. Arrival of 31 lakh 65 thousand tonne, more than 20 percent has been registered in the mandis in the month of October 2017 in comparison to October, 2016 as a result of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, which has also increased the income of the mandis. In the month of October and November 2017, the mandis have earned an income of Rs. 91 crore 12 lakh and Rs. 122 crore 16 lakh respectively, 66 percent more in comparison to the income of November 2016. The scheme has been implemented by activating 51 up-mandis in the state. Beside this, 20 haat-bazaars have also been made active for the implementation of the scheme.




aa People of the state should resolve for “Sabka Saath- Sabka Vikas in the new year- CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended warm greetings of the New Year to the people of the state. Shri Chouhan wished for peace, happiness and prosperity for everyone in the new year. In his message Shri Chouhan said that all sections of the society should ensure their active participation in the development of the state and the country. He called upon the citizens to resolve to fulfill their duties as a citizen in the new year. He said that all should resolve to fulfill their duties with full commitment and dedication for not only for themselves but for the welfare of all sections of the society, state and country. Shri Chouhan has appealed people of the state to continue to move ahead with renewed energy and enthusiasm with the mool mantra of “Sabka-Saath – Sabka Vikas”.


aa Resolve to build better society by imbibing integrity of Jeev, Jagat and Jagdish
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Adi Guru Shankaracharya Cultural Unity Trust will be set up at Omkareshwar in state to promote Adi Shankaracharya’ Adwait Darshan in the whole world. Here work of research and study on Adwait Darshan will be undertaken. He was addressing a programme organised in the “Ekatm Yatra” at Adisankara Nilyam, Veliyanad in Kochi district of Kerala today. He flagged off the Shankar Sandesh Vahini. This Vahini ( a mobile exhibition on life and philosophy of Adi Shankaracharya) will reach Omkareshwar via Kalidi, Sringeri, Kanchi, Dwarka, Joshimath, Haridwar and Varanasi on January 22. Expressing his views on the spiritual event Shri Chouhan said that Adwait Darshan has the capacity to solve all problems in the world. This Darshan can change the flow of this era. It can put an end to terrorism and demonism. He said that it is with the knowledge of Adwait Darshan that one comes to know that the same ‘consciousness’ dwells in all humans and elements. Therefore, all are inter-connected with the same conscience. It is due to this darshan that nature is worshipped in India. Rivers are worshipped and they are not considered different from Supreme Consciousness. He said that Adwait Darshan should reach the common man and not be confined to only temples, maths and experts. Its expansion is for the welfare of mankind. Adi Shankaracharya established cultural unity in India and showed the path of peace and religion to mankind. Later, CM Shri Chouhan visited Sringeri Math at Kalady, where he perfomed pooja and collected metal pieces and soil for the statue. The Chief Minister said that Kerala is the birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya but Madhya Pradesh is his ‘Gyanbhumi’. This is why Ekatm Yatras have been taken out from Omkareshwar, Rewa, Amarkantak and Ujjain. The soil of all the places from where the ekatm yatras are passing is being collected in the metal kalash. This soil will be used when the foundation for the statue of Adi shankaracharya will be laid. The Chief Minister urged the devotees present on the occasion to imbibe the itegroty of Jeev, Jagat and Jagdish and contribute in building a better society, nation and world.


aa Minister Dr. Mishra performs Bhoomi-Poojan of Development Works at Kolaras and Badrawas
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 December 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi-poojan of Small Irrigation Scheme costing Rs. 22 crore 75 lakh at village Ajalpur and stop dam to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 6 crore at village Budhadongar of Badarwas Janpad Panchayat of Shivpuri District today. Dr. Mishra informed that bhoomi-poojan of development and construction works costing Rs. 135 crore has been performed by him at Kolaras and Badarwas area. Dr. Mishra gave instructions to the officers for conducting a survey for ponds in Jhulna, Kheriya and Budhda. Dr. Mishra informed that the irrigation facility will be provided on 650 hectare area after the completion of Small Irrigation Scheme at village Ajalpur. Similarly, 350 hectare land of nearby villages of the area will get irrigation facility after the completion of the stop dam.


aa MoS Shri Patwa inaugurates 6-day carnival at Gauhar Mahal
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 December 2017

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa has said that the youth play a major role in the formation of Indian culture. The work of teaching students to make artwork at one place is commendable. Minister of State Shri Patwa inaugurated the six-day cultural carnival organized by Tribal Museum and Setu India at Gauhar Mahal, Bhopal today. Shri Patwa and special guest on the occasion former Mayor Smt. Krishna Gaur reviewed the stalls at the exhibition. Terming the artwork displayed here as ‘significant’ they said that the effort to provide youth a platform to exhibit their art in paper craft, jute craft, Bhil art, Gond art, terracotta art, block printing, mandna art and wood carving for the first time has become fruitful. Shri Patwa said stressed on the need to organize a district-level programme outside the capital to exhibit the unmatched artwork created by the artistes. Founding member of Setu India Sushri Tanushri Patwa, Sushri Shweta Ojha and Sushri Palak Bhandari said that the six-day carnival will comprise exhibition, story-telling, group discussion, workshops, food zone etc. under one roof. Famous artist Shri Sikander Malik will be present at the photography contest and heritage walk on the first two days. A large number of students and youth from Bhopal and other places have got themselves registered on the first day of the programme. Former Chief Minister Late. Shri Sundarlal Patwa’s wife Smt. Phoolkunwar Bai was also present during the programme.


aa N.S.S. has Significant Contribution in Students’ Leadership Development: Shri Pawaiya
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 December 2017

Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya said that India can be made strong only by leadership development in the students. He laid emphasis for participation of the students in large number in National Service scheme (N.S.S.) in this regard. Shri Pawaiya was adressing the group of the students at Bhopal today, these students are taking part in the N.S.S. contingent during the Republic Day parade to be held at New Delhi. Minister Shri Pawaiya mentioend that Gurukul had importance in the ancient traditions of India. All the students used to study, live together in Gurukul and education to discharge their social responsibilties were imparted to them. This helped them developing leadership quality. He further stated that tradition to lead isolated life is increasing in the society in the present era. This has also affected youths’ lives. Talking about the importance of N.S.S., Shri Pawaiya said that whenever students visit villages, they should try to understand their lifestyle and sentiments of duty in the villagers. Total 6 girl and boy students of the state have been included in the N.S.S. contingent. They wil proceed for New Delhi on December 31. After participating in the Republic Day Parade, the students will also meet Prime Minister and President.


aa NITI Ayog member Shri Rameshchandra meets CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 December 2017

NITI Ayog member Shri Rameshchandra today met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He lauded the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana of Madhya Pradesh government. Shri Chouhan discussed other public welfare schemes implemented in the state with the NITI Ayog member. He also gave information about the pro-farmer Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Lauding the scheme on the occasion Shri Rameshchandra during a discussion with officials said that he would conduct an integrated study of the scheme. Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and senior officials were present on the occasion.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Performs Bhoomi-Poojan of Stop Dam at Village Tamki
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 December 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi-poojan of stop dam to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 6 crore 53 lakh on river Sindh at village Tamki of Shivpuri district today. The Tamki stop dam will provide irrigation facility on 444 hectare land after its completion. Farmers of village Tamki, Haripura and Bhadota will be benefitted by this dam. Dr. Mishra said that water in sufficient quantity will be made available for irrigation and drinking purpose by this dam to be constructed at Tamki. This will also help in increasing ground water level. Moreover, water will be made available for cattle and domestic purposes besides drinking. He further mentioned that announcement for construction of bridge on Bhadota - Deharda road has already been made by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He informed that each village of Datia area has been connected with Nal-Jal Yojana. Filter water is being supplied through pipeline to the villagers’ houses. Works is also being carried out in other districts in this regard. Minister for Public Health, Family Welfare and Minister In-charge of the District Shri Rustam Singh was also present on the occasion.


aa No stone will be left unturned for development of Sahariya tribe in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that no stone will be left unturned for the development of Sahariya tribe, which is included in the most backward tribes in Madhya Pradesh. All possible efforts will be made for development and welfare of Sahariya tribe. Chief Minister was addressing the Sahariya Vikas Sammelan at Kareela Dham, a religious spot in Mungawali Janpad. Shri Chouhan approved Rs 5.45 crore for construction of Janki Mata Mandir in Kareela Dham on the occasion. The Chief Minister said that a grand temple will be built where presently the Shabri Mata temple is located. He directed to start proceedings for land allotment for the work. He further said that hostel buildings will be constructed in Indore and Gwalior at a cost of Rs 17 crore 50 lakhs to make better education opportunities available for children belonging to the Sahariya tribe. CM Shri Chouhan made the Sahariya community members took resolve against drug addiction, to send each child to school, not to sell their land and say no to child marriage. He honoured seers and saints present in the programme with shawl-coconut and distributed certificates to the beneficiaries. Shri Chouhan said that Rs. 1000 will be deposited every month in the bank accounts of Sahariya women to eradicate malnutrition in the community. With this money they can feed their children with good nutritious food. He said that pucca houses will be given to the poor and Sahariya families. The Sahariya families that have not been given forest rights of pattas, will be surveyed and given pattas of forest rights. He assured to provide computer training to children of the community to establish their own enterprises. He said that 10,000 Sahariya children will be provided with swarozgar training in ITIs. The Chief Minister said that each Sahariya family will have power connectivity. Now each poor family will have to pay only Rs 200 for electricity. For this they will not need electricity meters. Shri Chouhan performed puja-archana at Janki Mata Mandir in Kareela Dham accompanied by his wife. He also visited Shabri Mata Mandir. He instructed the Collector to make arrangements for the education of 10-year-old Abhishek Ojha in Kareela. Abhishek had told the CM that he had to leave his studies after he lost his father. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava, Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, District Minister in Charge Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya and MP Shri Prabhat Jha were also present during the programme.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Met PM Shri Modi
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at his residence at New Delhi today. During the half an hour meeting with Shri Modi, he discussed in detail about the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana being implemented in the state for the farmers and Ekatm Yatra. He extended invitation to the Prime Minister for the concluding programme of Akatm Yatra to be held at Omkareshwar on January 22, 2018. CM Shri Chouhan informed that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is being implemented at present on Kharif crops only. He said that it is necessary to implement this scheme on Rabi Crops now to facilitate the farmers for getting fair prices for their other agriculture produces. Moreover, Shri Chouhan apprised that the Ekatm Yatra is based on the celebration of basic unity of all the living beings. This yatra taking place from December 19 will continue till January 22, 2018. A grand campaign for generating public awareness in the entire Madhya Pradesh and to collect metal for the statue of Adigurushankaracharya is being carried out. The Prime Minister Shri Modi entrusted Shri Chouhan with an important responsibility to conduct a campaign for wide use of solar based stoves in place of gas cylinders. Shri Chouhan has been told to form a task force for rectification by contemplating on the problems and the solutions connected to it. Moreover, Shri Chouhan informed the Prime Minister Shri Modi in detail about the Narmada Seva Mission and Pradhan- Mantri Awas yojana being implemented in the state. He also apprised about Start Up, Stand Up and conventions being organised in the state at block and district level for the beneficiaries of Mudra Yojana. Shri Chouhan invited the Prime Minister in the beneficiaries’ convention of Mudra Yojana. Shri Chouhan told the Prime Minister at length about the Swachchata Abhiyan, Pradhan-Mantri Awas Yojana, LED Bulb Yojana and about other important ongoing schemes of union government in the state.


aa Welfare possible only through path shown by seers : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today visited Shri Ramraja temple in Orchha. Shri Chouhan listened to Shri Murari Bapu’s Ramkatha and sought the blessings of seers. The Chief Minister said that is Bapuji himself the ultimate seer of devotion, knowledge and Karmayog. He said that the state and the counry will progress only when people in all areas work honestly and with dedication. Shri Chouhan said that welfare is possible only when we follow the path shown by saints. Minister in charge Shri Rustum Singh, MLA Shri Anil Jain, Smt. Anita Naik, Shri K.K. Shrivastava, Orchha Development Authority Chairman Shri Surendra Singh Rathore and other people’s representatives were present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Extends Greetings on Christmas
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings and good wishes to the people of the state on the pious occasion of Christmas. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan in his message said that holy teachings of Lord Jesus are globally relevant to establish moral values, world peace and dignity of human life in the modern society. Christmas is a festival of brotherhood and to share happiness. This festival, being celebrated on the birth of Jesus Christ gives a message to follow the ideals of sacrifice, service, love and mercy. CM Shri Chouhan has prayed to the Almighty for prosperity of the people and development of the state on the occasion of Christmas


aa CM Shri Chouhan Congratulates Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his Birthday
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings and good wishes to the Former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his Birthday on December 25. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has prayed for his healthy and long life. CM Shri Chouhan said that Shri Vajpayee is an ideal political leader of the country. He is a symbol of good governance. His birthday is being celebrated in Madhya Pradesh as Sushasan Diwas. The Chief Minister reiterated that the state government is committed and devoted to give accountable and effective governance in the state.


aa Every House to be Illuminated by Pradhan Mantri Soubhagya Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 December 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Soubhagya Yojana at Datia today. Dr. Mishra on the occasion, said that Pradhan Mantri Soubhagya Yojana has been implemented in the entire country. Electricity connection will be provided to every house under the scheme. Free electricity connections will be provided in the houses of people belonging to scheduled caste and tribe category. Other categories will get electricity connection in just Rs. 500. He further mentioned that target has been set to give electricity connections to about 30 thousand families of Datia district. Programme was presided over by the President Jila Panchayat Smt. Rajni Prajapati. Other Public Representatives were present on the occasion.
Minister Dr. Mishra Interacts with Hammals (Porters) and Traders
Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra reached Datia mandi and met hammals and traders there. He also held discussions with the hammals and tulavatis. He deliberated with the hammals about the wheat, rice and salt being provided by the government at the rate of Re. One per k.g. besides scholarship for their children and other facilities. Moreover, Dr. Mishra held talks with the traders about the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. President and Vice President Mandi and the traders accorded welcome to the Minister Dr. Mishra. President Jila Panchayat, President Nagar Palika and other Public Representatives were present on the occasion.


aa Three-day grand Shaiv Mahotsav in Ujjain from January 5, 2018
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 December 2017

A three-day Shaiv Mahotsav will be organized from January 5 to 7 in Ujjain, city of Mahakal. There will be a symbolic samagam of all 12 Jyotirlingas during the festival. Seers related to Shaiv Darshan and tradition will take part in the festival in a large number. The fest will begin with a grand Shobha Yatra on January 5. Replica of all 12 Jyotirlingas will be the main attraction during the shobha yatra. Reviewing preparations of Shaiv Mahotsav at his residence here today CM Shri Chouhan said that there should be no shortcoming of any kind in making the event a grand spiritual confluence. All seers will be respectfully invited. Besides devotees, he directed to connect students also to this Mahotsav. Through the Shaiv Mahotsav 2018, the importance of Hindu religion, culture and Darshan will be circulated in the present context after deep brainstorming. Vedacharyas will have discussion of spiritual topics during various sessions. Main attractions during the three-day Shaiv Mahotsav will include Shobha Yatra, Shaiv Kala Sangam and exhibition, Ved Alankaran and release of postal stamp. Preparations are being made by the Shaiv Mahotsav Central Organizing Committee, Ujjain. CM Shri Chouhan will be the Patron of the Committee while Shri Makhan Singh Chouhan will be the President and Shri Dinesh Chandra will be the vice-president. Shri Makhan Singh Chouhan, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Bernawal, Ujjain Commissioner Shri M.B. Ojha, Collector Shri Sanket Bhendwe, Mahakal temple Management committee representatives were present during the meeting


aa I.G. Police directed for regular press briefing
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 December 2017

Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh has directed IG Police of all zones of the state to ensure regular press briefing of the actions taken to check law and order system and stop crime. IG Police have been told to make information of acts of courage and achievements of police to both print and electronic media during the briefing. In the absence of IG Police, the press briefing should be done by a gazetted officer mandatorily


aa CM Shri Chouhan Performs Bhoomi Poojan of World’s Biggest Solar Power Plant at Gudh
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 December 2017

The World’s biggest Solar Power Plant is being established at Gudh Tahsil of Rewa District. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomi-poojan of the solar power plant in a grand programme today. The plant will produce 750 m.w. electricity. More over the plant will produce electricity at a cost of just Rs. 2.97 per unit, which is the lowest in the world. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan also inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Soubhagya Yojana in the programme. He distributed benefits of different public welfare schemes to the beneficiaries too. Shri Chouhan made announcement for opening a Higher Secondary School in village Badwar and released the souvenir of Soubhagya Yojana. In the programme held at village Badwar of district Rewa, CM Shri Chouhan said that it is a matter of pride for all of us that the biggest Solar Power Plant of the world is being established at Rewa. Vindhya region being a center of Thermal and Hydro Power already has also become a center of Solar Power. Solar energy will be produced by this plant at the lowest rate of the world without causing damage to the environment. The energy produced by the plant will run metro rail of the Capital. Moreover, the houses and industries will get power generated from this plant at low rates. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that the Soubhagya Yojana has been started to give electricity connection to every house. Under the scheme, electricity connection will be provided to each house of Madhya Pradesh by December-2018. Five thousand connections are being given in Rewa district under the scheme this year. He informed that Rs. 2 lakh crore has been invested in energy sector in the state during the last 5 years. Shri Chouhan further stated that constant efforts are being made by the state government for the welfare of poor. Twenty four hours electricity is being provided in the state. Law has been enacted to give land rights to every poor. In the next three years, the dream to own his/her own house will become true. Land rights letters are being given to 15 thousand families in Rewa district. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, 8 lakh pucca houses are being given this year. Shri Chouhan informed about progress in education, self-employment, free medicine distribution, women empowerment and Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in the programme. He said that the farmers of Vindhya region are hard working and the farmers getting good agriculture yield utilizing irrigation facility from Bansagar Dam. Union Minister of State for Energy Shri R.K. Singh said that Madhya Pradesh Government has carried out remarkable works for the welfare of poor and state’s development. He mentioned that law is being enacted to impose fine on load shedding after March 2019. He further mentioned that Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Plant is not only the country but is the best solar project of the world. State’s Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain stated that the Solar Power Plant is the big gift for Vindhya region. Connections to 42 lakh families are being given in the state under the Soubhagya Yojana. He also informed about the feeder separation. Minister for Industries and Mineral Resources Shri Rajendra Shukla said that solar power plant will give new direction to the non-traditional energy sector. The plant will complete by September 2018. Out of the income generated from this plant, a sum of Rs. 15 crore will be spent for the development of Gudh area. Guests were honoured by presenting mementos to them in the programme. Principal Secretary Energy Shri I.C.P. Kesri and Secretary Renewable Energy Shri Manu Shrivastava informed about the power projects of the state. Those who present in the programme included Chairman Urja Vikas Nigam Shri Vijendra Singh Sisodiya, Member of Parliament Shri Janardan Mishra, Chairman Vindhya Development Authority Shri Subhash Singh, MLAs Shri Sunder Lal Tiwari, Shri Divyaraj Singh, Sushri Sheela Tyagi, Former MLA Shri Nagendra Singh, Vice President Jila Panchayat Smt. Vibha Patel and beneficiaries in large number.


aa Solution of Terrorism and Egoism is Possible by Ekatmvad of Shankaracharya: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that solution of terrorism and egoism is possible only by Eakatmvad of Shankaracharya. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Jansamvad Programme held under the Ekatm Yatra at Shahdol today. He mentioned that Advait Vedant of Shankaracharya says that the entire world is a family. Fauna flora all are part of Param Brahma. Shri Chouhna further mentioned that the philosophy of Adishankaracharya paves way for the welfare of the world by uniting all. Owing to disputes, situation in the world is tense today. Several countries are on the verge of war and are inclined to put world in the crisis by destructive weapons because of their egoism. In these circumstances, the Ekatmavad of Shankaracharya canpave way for peace and happiness in the world. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that the philosophy of Shankaracharya gives a message of social harmony, unity and brotherhood, hence everyone must cooperate to develop brotherhood and harmony in the society by adopting this philosophy. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that Adishnkaracharya established four peeths in the country and has contributed significantly for eradication of malefactions of Bharat’s sanatan dharma. He mentioned that important place has been given to fauna, animals, birds, trees and plants in Indian Philosophy. We worship Bad, Pipal, Tulsi and Supari in different forms and consider coconut as the most sacred. Shri Chouhan said that we have to stop forest’ destruction and undertake plantation besides its protection for the safety of the world. He further mentioned that there is a need to make the purity and piousness of rivers everlasting. Contribution in the prosperity of the country by developing sentiments of brotherhood and unity is moral responsibility of all the sections of the society. Acharya Sukhdevanand said that the Advaitvad of Shankaracharya paves way for brotherhood and unity in the society. Adishankaracharya presented Advait philosophy, when there was adverse condition in the country. Praiseworthy efforts have been made by Madhya Pradesh Government to spread Advait philosophy and to develop feelings of brotherhood among the people. Madhya Pradesh is the prime center of the country. The message of brotherhood, harmony and unity must reach the entire world from here. Acharya Basantrao Gadgil mentioned that the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh has undertaken an exemplary work to spread the philosophy of Gurushankaracharya. This is a noble and pious work, everyone must praise this and become partner in this pious work. He further stated that this pious work of Madhya Pradesh should be adopted by other states too. At the outset, Shri Chouhan performed poojan of shankaracharya’s paduka. Acharyas and Dharmagurus were welcomed with garlands, shawls and shreephals. Dhwaj and kanya poojan was performed. Member of Parliament Shri Gyan Singh and MLA Smt. Pramila Singh also presented their views in the programme. Vice Chancellor of Sambhunath Vishwavidyalaya Shri Mukesh Tiwari, Chairman Tribal Commission Shri Narendra Marawi, President Nagar Palika Smt. Urmila Katare and eminent citizens in large number were present on the occasion.


aa Minister Dr. Mishra performs bhomi poojan of Small Irrigation project Costing Rs. 17.41 crore at village Badokhra
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 December 2017

Minister for Water Resources, Public Relations and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi poojan of small irrigation scheme to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 17 crore 14 lakh at village-Tahsil Badarwas of District Shivpuri today. Dr. Mishra on the demand of the villagers gave instructions for construction of pond at village Jhulna and runnel on Ajalpur-Surai Road. Minister Dr. Mishra said that irrigation facility will be provided on 500 hectare land after the completion of small irrigation project at village Badokhara. Eight Hundred twenty five farmers of village Badokhara, Bayinga, Ajalpur and Berkhedi will be benefited by this scheme. This help increasing the ground water level of the village and water will be made available for the animals. Dr. Mishra on this occasion gave information in detail to the villagers about the various public welfare schemes of the state government. Former MLA Shri Devendra Jain, Shri Narendra Birthare, Shri Virendra Raghuvanshi, Public Representatives and villagers in large number were present in the programme. Minister Dr. Mishra was weighed with laddoos by the villagers on the occasion


aa Three-day fest to begin at famous tourist site “Kukuru” from December 26
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 December 2017

A grand festival of eco-tourism, adventure sports has been organised for tourists from December 26 to 28 at famous tourist spot ‘Kukuru” situated in Satpura of Betul district. The main attractions will be activities including Zorbing ball ride, banana ride motorboat and tent camping at Kursi reservoir near here. It may be noted coffee gardens of the British era, Valley of Flowers, Hills View, Sipna origiin, Buch Point, Bhoundia Kund sunset, Dedpani windmill and Lokladri will attract the tourists.
3-day programme
The first day’s programme will include tug-of-war, martial art demonstration from 3 pm and cultural programme from 7 pm. There will be other parallel adventure activities also including full-day boating, motor boat (Kursi reservoir), paragliding, parasailing, cycling, rock climbing, valley crossing, tent camping, hot air balloon, trading, Zorbing ball, banana ride etc. The next day on December 27, quiz contest, dance, rangoli and painting contest will be organised from 10.30 am to 5 pm for school children. On the last day of the festival, school children will participate in chair race, spoon race ad antakshari etc from 10.30 am to 1 pm. From 3 pm they will tour round main spots in Kukuru followed by cultural programme in the evening. There will be parallel adventure activities on this day also.
Bus facility to tourists
District administration will make paid bus facility for the tourists and viewers at the festival. Bus facility will be available from local bus stand and railway station at 7 am and 9 am. Apart from this arrangements have been made for paid lodging for the tourists


aa Employment Oriented Training to be Imparted to 7 lakh 50 thousand Youths
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that employment oriented training will be imparted to 7 lakh 50 thousand youths every year. Beside this, financial assistance will also be provided to them for self-employment. This will help them to get employment and will make them capable to establish their self-employment. CM Shri Chouhan was reviewing the Yuva Sashaktikaran Mission here today. Chairman Employment Board Shri Hemant Vijayrao Deshmukh and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were also present in the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan said that it is essential to make youths skilled in order to link them with the employment. Therefore, different kind of training will be imparted to 7 lakh 50 thousand youths every year. He directed the officers for making such a training arrangement, which ensure hundred percent employment. Shri Chouhan mentioned that rozgar and swa-rozgar melas should be organized in every district. Adequate information about the rozgar and swa-rozgar should be provided to the youths in these melas. Moreover, various companies should be invited to provide employment to the youths. He reiterated for making proper arrangements for the training. It was informed that short term training will be imparted to 3 lakh 10 thousand youths under the Mukhya Mantri Koushal Samvardhan and Koushalya Yojana. The youths will be trained in ITIs, Skill Development Center, Engineering and Polytechnic Colleges, Administrative Department and other Semi-Government organizations. Necessary amount has already been allotted to the institutions for training. Similarly, vocational education will also be started in the High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools to generate awareness about the employment oriented education. Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Principal Secretary Technical Education Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Secretary to CM Shri Vivek Agrawal were present in the meeting.


aa Same Day Delivery of Public Services – A Radical Step In Digital Governance
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2017

The citizens will now be able to get certain public services the same day under the new dispensation of Samadhan Ek Din or 'The Same Day Delivery of Services ' taking a radical step towards digital governance in the state, The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will launch the new system on January 11, 2018. Initially 45 services of 14 departments have been included. These will be delivered the same day. The Public Service Management Department has made all arrangements for the hassle-free delivery of services through Lok Seva Kendra - Public Service Delivery Centers. The citizens can apply for the identified services at the public service delivery center from 9.30 am to 1:30 pm. They will get the desired services delivered the same day. For this, officers of concerning departments and those at the district and tehsil level will be authorized to deliver services. The staff managing the Public Service Delivery Centers would be strengthened. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed the services delivery mechanism the other day. The identified services have been already been notified under the Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act. The delivery period has been decided according to the nature of the services and the legal processes involved. It is noteworthy to mention here that so far 397 services have been notified under the Public Services Delivery Guarantee Act. Shri Chouhan said that after taking the historical initiative of guaranteeing the delivery of public services, Madhya Pradesh can also present an excellent example in digital governance by ensuring same day delivery of public services. In the new system, the portals of various departments like Transport, Women and Child Development, Social Justice, Home and Urban Development will be utilized in an integrated manner benefiting the people effectively. Under the new arrangement of same day delivery, all such services have been identified, which could be delivered the same day. Reviewing the arrangements, the Chief Minister said that it is the responsibility of the government to ensure the services to the people in minimum possible time. The practice of deliberate delaying is not tolerable. The Chief Minister gave instructions to provide training to the officials and managerial staff engaged in the service delivery system. It was informed that, the district, block level officers will be given the responsibility. The Tehsildar, Janpad Panchayat CEOs, Municipal CMOs, Block Education Officers, Range Officers, CDPO level officers will be authorized to deliver services. A special orientation workshop will be organized for them. Shri Chouhan also gave instructions for regular review and monitoring of the service delivery system saying that the officers giving outstanding performance will be rewarded but those skipping their duties will have to face action. The Chief Minister also asked the concerning officers to launch an awareness campaign to inform the people and motivate them take benefits of the new system. Those attended the meeting included the Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Principal Secretaries of concerned departments


aa Arrangement for Fixed Electricity Bill to be made for Poor: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan and dedicated 118 development works costing Rs. 144 crore during Vikas Yatra cum Antodaya Mela held at Kolaras area of district Shivpuri today. Shri Chouhan also presented financial assistance of Rs. 56 crore 32 lakh to 47 thousand 852 beneficiaries of various welfare schemes and distributed land rights letters to 34 thousand 769 beneficiaries on this occasion. While addressing the large gathering of villagers, CM Shri Chouhan said that the arrangement for fixed electricity bill is being made for the poor. He further mentioned that Soubhagyavati Yojana is being started, so that no poor can live in the darkness. Shri Chouhan said that electricity sub-centers are being opened in the villages of Rannod area. Intermediate school will be opened in Kutwara. Tahsil status and college facility will be provided to Rannod. Nagar Parishad status will be given to Rannod. Free gas connections are being provided to the poor women of the area under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. Moreover, a provision to give Rs. 1000 per month to Sahriya Women has been made, he added Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Charan Paduka Yojana for tendu leaf collectors will be strated form January 26. They will be provided water bottles also. He further stated that a provision is being made to purchase forest produce Mahua’s flower at the rate of Rs. 30 per k.g. and Achaar Chirnji at the rate of Rs. 100 per k.g. Shall not let illicit liquor sold at any cost. Nal-Jal Yojana is being started to provide potable water facility in the rural regions of the area. Facilities like concrete roads and street lights etc. will be provided in Rannod area. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan mentioned that development is the prime objective of the government. He also gave information in detail about the public welfare schemes of the state government. Those present on the occasion included, Minister District In-Charge Shri Rustam Singh, Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Chairman Seeds Corporation Shri Madhavsingh Dangi, Vice Chairman Fishermen Welfare Board Shri Raju Batham, President Pradesh Kisan Morcha Shri Ranveer Singh Rawat, MLAs Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Shri Prahalad Bharti, Shri Ghanshyam Pironiya, Shri Hazari Lal Dangi, Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha, Shri Chowdhary Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi, Shri K.K. Shrivastava, President Municipal Corporation –Bhopal Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Public Representatives and large number of villagers.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra to give Soil Health Cards to farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra will visit Datia, Dabra and Shivpuri from December 22 to 24. Dr. Mishra will distribute soil health card to the farmers on December 22. On the same day, he will take part in the concluding programme of National Service Scheme in Badoni. Dr. Mishra will reach Shivpuri in the afternoon and will participate in the bhoomi-poojan programme of Badodra Talaab to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 17 crore 41 lakh. Moreover, Dr. Mishra will inaugurate the Cricket Competition at Datia on December 23. On the same day, he will attend the programme of pensioners’ sangh in the afternoon at Datia and annual function of Kidis Corner School-Dabra. On Sunday, Dr. Mishra will take part in the inaugural programme of Pradhan Mantri Soubhagya Yojana at Udgavan of Datia district and Samman Samaroh being organized by Kayastha Samaj


aa Rs 1,000 per month to free Sahariya, Baiga and Bhariya families of malnutrition
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 December 2017

The Cabinet today took a decision to provide financial assistance of Rs 1,000 per month from December 2017 to families of Sahariya, Baiga and Bhariya (Special Backward Tribes) to free them of malnutrition at meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. This amount will be deposited in the account of the woman head of the family. This new scheme will benefit at least 2.5 lakh families of Sahariya, Baiga and Bhariya tribes. The Cabinet has proposed to increase income limit of cent-percent reimbursement of the charges fixed by Fee Regulatory Committee and Private University Regulatory Commission and admission to courses of non-government institutions from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh. Decision was also taken to end the bond of income limit of ST students under Class 11th, 12th and College Scholarship Scheme. Atleast 6 lakh 94 thousand 646 students have been benefitted from state and centre under Post-metric Scholarship Scheme in the last three years. The scheme has been provided approval of Rs 586 crore 47 lakh for its continuation from 2017-18 to 2019-20. As many as 8 lakh 72 thousand students would be benefitted under the Class 11th, 12th and college scholarship scheme in the next three years.
Smart Phone Scheme to continue
The Cabinet decided to continue the smart phone supply scheme to students of first year studying in government colleges of the state under Higher Education Department. Distribution of smart phone will be ensured to students taking admission in first year graduation in government college after their 75 regular attendance is registered under the scheme. The Cabinet approved extension of the scheme will expense limit up to Rs 154 crores for year 2017-18 to year 2019-20. Students studying in the college will be provided assistance to remove difficulties that come in the way of removal of obstacles after obtaining new information through the use of internet and other software. The Cabinet decided that the evaluation of change request mandays should be carried out by a technical experts committee with the coordination of the Finance Department and Science and Technology Department by TCS for additional new works under Integrated Financial Management Information System Project run by Directorate of Treasuries and Accounts. The committee will present evaluation report from time to time to the Commissioner Treasuries and Accounts. The Cabinet decided to pay honorarium of Rs 75 per handpump for maximum 120 handpumps in place of Rs 65 per handpump payable to contract handpump technician under Public Health Engineering Department. The Cabinet has granted approval of creation of 12 temporary posts for environment department.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Lays Foundation of Stop Dam
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 December 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra laid foundation of Shrigeswar stop dam to be built at a cost of Rs. 4 crore 87 lakh 92 thousand on Sindh river at village Pachawali of Kolaras-district Shivpuri today. He also made announcement on this occasion for construction of stop dams at village Tamki costing Rs. 5 crore 5 lakh and village Sad at a cost of Rs. 5 crore 21 lakh besides village Lilwara. Dr. Mishra said that the schemes are being implemented for the welfare of all the sections of the society under the guidance of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. People of the state have praised the concerns of the Chief Minister. He further mentioned that the Union and the State Government, both are committed for the welfare of the people. Referring to the works carried out in Datia area, Dr. Mishra said that potable water is being supplied to the residences of the villagers of all the villages through taps under the Nal-Jal Yojanas. He stated that Datia was once a small and backward district of the state, but now it is a leading district of Madhya Pradesh in terms of development. Chairman Seeds Development Corporation Shri Madhav Singh Dangi and other Public Representatives were present in the programme. It may be mentioned that 350 hectare land will get irrigation facility by construction of Shrigeswar stop dam on Sindh river. Four hundred and 66 farmers of village Shrigeswar, Rijoudi and Piprouda Bujurg will be benefited by this stop dam. Beside this, the stop dam will help increasing the ground water level and will provide potable water, water for domestic purpose and animals.


aa Omkareshwar to become Novel Center for Vedanta Darshan: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Omkareshwar will be established as the novel center of Vedanta Darshan. He further mentioned that the contribution of Adi Shankaracharya will be made memorable by installing his statue at Omkareshwar. Advaitavad of Adi Shankaracharya will be publicised in the leadership of saints in order to give right direction to the society. Owing to the contribution of Shakaracharya, Sanatan Dharma exists today. The present structure of India would have not been like this, if he were not there. He linked north, south, east and west and united the country culturally. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan these views while inaugurating the ‘Ekatm Yatra’ at Ujjain. Chief Minister mentioned that it is amazing that Pujari of Badrinath Mandir belongs to Namburipad Brahmin of Kerala. Dwadash Jayotirling was the idea of Shankaracharyaji. Advaita Vendata has solution for all the problems, being faced by the world today. Shakaracharya was omniscient. After obtaining the knowledge from Guru at Omakareshwar, he left for Bharat’s journey and established his scholarship by holding Shastratrarthas from place to place. He was a sanyasi who has eliminated superstitions. Considering entire world as one family by ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ philosophy and to give equal status to all living beings were his specialties. Adishnakaracharya said that ‘Dharma Ki Jai Ho and Adhrama Ka Nash Ho’. There should be harmony among the living beings. While urging for the World’s welfare, he said that all should have same conscience. No one is big and small. He considered animals, birds, trees and plants as equal. CM Shri Chouhan said that Advaita Vedanta not only will be publicized during the Eakatma Yatra but teaching to give respect and hold dignity of mothers, sisters and daughters will also be given. He further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh Government has made a provision for death penalty to culprits committing heinous crime against girls. A message to save environment, and to eliminate discrimination will also be given through Ekatm Yatra. Earlier to this, CM Shri Chouhan, Swami Parmatmanand Saraswati, Swami Vishweranand, Sant Rameshwardasji, Swami Atulareshwaranand Saraswati and other Prominent Sants inaugurated the programme by lighting a lamp before the portrait of Adi Shankaracharya. After this Paduka poojan was performed and the flag of Ekatm Yatra was handed over for the yatra. Shri Chouhan was blessed on behalf of all the Sants by Swami Parmatmanand and Swami Vishweranand by garlanding Rudraksha mala. Secretary of Acharya Parishad Sant Parmatamanand Saraswati said that Indian culture is based on Veda and eternal. Several civilizations emerged in the world and annihilated, but Indian culture still exists today. We will have to protect our culture by conserving it. Hindu religion is such a religion and culture, which is exhaustive. Our culture being Dvaita presents philosophy of Advaita. Shankaracharya has enriched our traditional and social values. While following the principle of ‘Matra Devo Bhava:, Atithi Devo Bhava, Shankaracharya after breaking the traditions performed the last rites of his mother. Moreover, he stated that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has sown the seed of inner development through Ekatm Yatra. Sant Vishweranandji said that Adi Shankaracharya has accomplished remarkable works. He was born several years ago in south and took renunciation at Omkareshwar. He worked to unite our country at the time, when our country was dividing. Our country’s teerths are contributed to Adi Shankaracharya. We remember him, when we go to Badrinath and Rameshwaram. Acharya Shankar is the one, who is in the background of all the teerths. He conducted padyatra of our country three times. He has important contribution towards restoring Vedic Dharma by Shastrartha. He is a foundation pillar of our religion and culture. Responsibility to protect four maths established in the four directions is ours. He left for heavenly abode at the age of 32 years. Shankaracharya united and brought harmony in the society. Incharge of Ekatm Yatra - Ujjain Block Shri Raghvendra Gautam informed that 108 feet high statue of Shankaracharya will be established at Omkareshwar and Ekatm Yatra is being set out to collect metal for it. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan welcomed all the saints present on the occasion by garlanding them. He presented awards and certificates to the winners Dev Parmar, Adhya Diwedi and Siddhartha Verma of painting competition based on the life of Adi Shankaracharya.
Imli Chouraha named as Shankaracharya Chouraha
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced that the Imli Chouraha of Ujjain will be named as Shankaracharya chouraha now. Life size statue of Shankaracharya will be installed at the square also.
CM Shri Chouhan holds Flag
At the end of the programme, Shri Chouhan held the Dhwaj of Ekatm Yatra and his wife Smt. Sadhna Singh held Mangal Kalash. President of the programme, Swami Vishweranandji held Charan Padukaein of Shankaracharyaji and led the Ekatma Yatra of Bhagwan Adi Shankaracharya. Sant Shri Rameshwardas, Shri Atuleshwaranand Saraswati, Shri Ramashwardas Tarana, Shri Umeshnathji Maharaj, Shri Rangnathji Maharaj, Brahamakumari Usha Didi, Shri Digvijaydas, Shri Vishnudas, Shri Krishnadas Maharaj, Shri Sheshanandji Maharaj, Shri Radhebaba, Shri Raghavdas Maharaj, Nityashri, Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain, Mayor Smt. Meena Jonwal, MLAs Dr. Mohan Yadav, Shri Dilipsingh Shekhawat, Shri Bahadursingh Chouhan, Shri Mukesh Pandya, President Mela Authority Shri Vijay Dubey, President UDA Shri Jagdish Agrawal, Chairman Madhya Pardesh Tourism Development Corporation Shri Tapan Bhoumik, In-charge (Rural) of Ekatm Yatra Shri Kishore Mehta were present in the programme.


aa Ekatma Yatra of Aadishankaracharya begins from Ujjain.
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 December 2017

In order to collect metal for statue of Aadishankaracharya and public awareness, Ekatma Yatra began from Chardham of Ujjain with grand show. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Smt Sadhna Singh participated in the Yatra carrying the flag till Harsiddhi Temple. The religious people of Ujjain welcomed the yatra coming out from their homes. Stages were installed at place to place and citizens showered flower petals. Saints, public representatives, common people, men and women and children were participating in the Yatra. . Started from Chardham temple, it passed through Harsiddhi Square, Bada Genesh Temple, Mahakal Mandir, Kanthal Square, Nai Sadak, Dautalganj, Malipura, Dewasgate, Chamunda Mata Square, Agar Road and moved for Tarana. Women participating in Yatra were carrying kalash on their head. Groups of women were dancing in the yatra on the tune of band. Seers and Saints participated in the yatra leading it and reciting Jaikara. The rath was carrying mega portray of Aadishankarcharya and other symbols. Flower petals were showered at place to place by citizens on portrait of Shankaracharya. Ekatma Yatra will reach Tarana in the evening, traversing through Najarpur, Malikheri, Bichhrod after beginning from Ujjain. It will reach Mahidpur on December 20 from Tarana, via Itava, Chhadavad, Tilavad, Nander, Makron, Rupakheri, Ghonsla, Kheda Khajuria. After Mahidpur, it will reach Nagda via Delchi, Mahidpur Road, Rupeta at 5 pm.The Yatra will reach Khachrod at 7 pm, via Chauki Junarda, Umarna, Umrani, Buranabad. Next day on December 21, it will reach Badnagar at 12 noon, traversing through Madavda from Khachrod, Kamthana, Bhatpachlana, Kamer, Runiza. Via Maulana from Badnagar, Khardoskhurd, Durairi, Sarsana, Dangwada, Baleri, Narsinga, it will reach Ingoria at 3 pm.From Ingoria, it will reach Gautampura of Indore district, via Karoda, Pitavali, Chharoda, Talavali, Ralayata, Bachhoda, Girota, Osara, Padlya. This yatra will culminate at Omkareshwar after traversing through Indore, Dewas, Rajgarh, Guna, Ashok Nagar, Shivpuri, Sheopur, Morena, Bhind, Gwalior and Datia. The yatra will cover 2175 km distance while crossing 12 districts.
Soil of Mahakal temple premises and a Kalash given for Ekatma Yatra
For metal collection for statue of Aadishankaracharya and public awareness drive, chief minister Shri Shivraj Singh performed puja of Lord Mahakal at the temple before inauguration of the Ekatma Yatra. Swami Vishweshwaranand Maharaj, Swami Paramatmanand Saraswati Maharaj were present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presented Dupatta as blessings of Lord Mahakal to Saints in Nandi Hal. The Chief Minister was welcomed by the Temple Management Committee. On the inauguration of Ekatma Yatra, priest Pt Pradip Guru gave soil of the temple premises and a copper pot (Kalash) to the chief minister. Shri Sanjay Purohit of the temple donated 11 Lota (pot). Balyogi Shri Umeshnath Ji Maharaj, Shri Ramnath Ji Maharaj of Brithari caves, Acharya Shri Shekhar Maharaj, energy minister Shri Paras Jain, MLAs Shri Bahadur Singh Chouhan, Dr Mohan Yadav were present on the occasion.


aa Small India seen in Bhopal Haat: Public Relations Minister Dr Mishra.
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 December 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary affairs minister Dr Narottam Mishra today inaugurated the 13-day-long Aadi Mahotsava in Bhopal Haat. Minister of state for cooperatives (independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang chaired the programme. Arrangements have been made to display and sale of different products manufactured by tribal artists of across the country in this programme under TRIFED of ministry of tribal welfare of the government of India. Public Relations minister Dr Mishra said that it was seen a small India in Bhopal Haat. It is very different experience to see different cultures of states at a place. Along with this, special Indian culture and language unity was also seen. Public Relations minister said that programmes like Aadi Mahotsav are helpful in economic advancement of artisans. Dr Mishra appreciated the Aadi Mahotsava and said that skillful artisans should be encouraged by purchasing their products. Minister of state for cooperatives (independent charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang said that tribal artisans are doing important work of maintaining traditions along with getting self dependency through Aadi Mahotsava. Managing director of TRIFED, New Delhi, Shri Pravir Krishna detailed the activities of the organisation. Board of director Shri Yashwant Singh Darbar and regional manager Shri JS Shekhawat were present on the occasion. Tribal articles were displayed and sold through over 100 stalls in the Mahotsav. More than 100 tribal artists of 25 states are participating in it. Special attraction of the Mahotsav is tribal music-song and dance to be held at 6.30 pm every day. Exhibition-cum-Sale of tribal articles and cloths from Jammu Kashmir to Tamil Nadu and Gujarat to Nagaland and Sikkim is available in the festival. Payment through credit cards and debit cards is availed all stalls to promote digital and e-commerce in tribals in the festival. SBI has imparted special training to tribal artisans for this task. Tribal population is over eight percent in India's population. Over ten crore tribals are in India. Tribal people have their unique, original culture and art value. They reflect their unique natural simplicity. One can not be remained without influencing with them. Handicraft of Indian tribal people is world famous. They include mainly cotton, woolen and silk cloth, and attractive articles of wooden, metal and terracotta. In order to associating tribal art with modern society in changing scenario, aware modern society of tribal art and culture, Aadi Mahotsava is being organised on the theme of tribal culture, food and trades


aa CM Shri Chouhan pays courtesy visit to Dr. Chinmay Pandya.
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Gayatri Shaktipeeth today morning. Shri Chouhan paid courtesy visit to Dr. Chinmay Pandaya, Pro Vice Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Shantikunj Haridwar at the Shaktipeeth.


aa CM Shri Chouhan takes part in Late Gayatri Devi’s last rites.
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took part in the funeral of Late Smt. Gayatri Devi, mother of Principal Secretary Public Relations here today. Shri Chouhan reached Shri Mishra’s residence in the morning to pay his tributes to Late Smt. Gayatri Devi. He offered flowers and bid final adieu. Public Relations and Water Resources Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra and Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang and Mayor Nagar Nigam Shri Alok Sharma were also present on the occasion.


aa Pace of Bhind’s Development to be Accelerated: CM Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivaraj Singh Chouhan said that the pace of Bhind’s development will not be hindered. No paucity will come in the way of dignity and splendor of Bhind. Shri Chouhan was performing the bhooomi poojan and dedicating the development works costing Rs. 502 crore in Bhind. He also distributed financial assistance of Rs. 135 crore to 33 thousand 74 beneficiaries under the various schemes on the occasion. Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar presided over the programme. Shri Chouhan further said that the state government has already made all the preparations for Chamabal Express Way. Beside this, Sainik School at Bhind will also be started shortly. The Bhind district will also be included in the Mukhya Mantri Payjal Avardhan Yojana. He made announcement for construction of One thousand Pradhan Mantri houses in the Bhind City. Informing about the various schemes, Shri Chouhan mentioned that a bill has been passed by the state government for the security of women. A provision of death penalty has been made for the culprits involved in heinous crimes against children and women. Moreover, a provision of 10 years has been made by the state government against eve teasing. While encouraging the children for higher education , Shri Chouhan said that lack of funds will not interrupt children’s education. A decision has been taken by the government to lower the percentage marks from 75 to 70 percent from the next year. Now students’ fee that secure 70 percent marks will be borne by the state government for further studies. Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that sewer line works at a cost of Rs. 375 crore will be carried out in Bhind city under the Amrut Yojana. People of Bhind city will get rid of sewer problem on completion of this sewer line. Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh stated that Urban Development Department is working speedily to provide basic amenities to the citizens. Gifts to Bhind District Foundation laid for Sewer Network and Sewerage Treatment Plant Costing Rs. 368.65 crore. Dedication of 234 Development Works. Assistance worth Rs. 135 crore to 33 thousand 74 beneficiaries. Bhoomi Poojan of 21 roads. Bhoomi Poojan of new bus stand of Lahar at a cost of Rs. 204 crore Bhoomi Poojan of 22 new school buildings costing Rs. 207 crore. Construction of stadium at Kharika village at a cost of Rs. 80 lakh. Bhoomi Poojan for Construction of Malanpur Degree College costing Rs. 6 crore 50 lakh. Dedication of development works in Krishi Upaj Mandi –Bhind worth Rs. 8 crore 64 lakh. Dedication of new electric sub-station at Barhad of Kiratpura area. Dedication of urban body office building and potable water line costing Rs. 22 crore 77 lakh in Mou. Dedication of 140 new aaganbadis buildings. Minister of State for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, MLAs Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha, Chowdhary Mukesh Singh Chaturvedi, Mayor Shri Ashok Argal, President Nagar Palika Smt. Kalavati Miholia, President Mehgaon Urban Body Smt. Mamta Bhadoria, Public Representative and large number of citizens were present in the programme.


aa Smt Salina Singh promoted to Chief Secretary pay scale.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 December 2017

The State Government has promoted chief electoral officer and ex-officio principal secretary, law and legislative affairs department, in chief secretary pay scale. The order in this regard was issued today by general administration department. According to the issued order, Smt Salina Singh will look after the work officer on special duty-cum-chief electoral officer, Madhya Pradesh and ex-officio, additional chief secretary, law and legislative affairs department (only for electoral works). Her post has been declared equivalent to the chairman of the revenue board.


aa "Aadi Mahotsav"- National festival at Bhopal Haat frome 19-31 December,2017.
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 December 2017

Trible cooperative Marketing Development Federation Ltd (TRIFED), Ministry of Trible Affairs Government of India is organizing "asdi Mahotsav", a mega fortnight-long National Tribal festival in Bhopal Haat. The festival will be inaugurated by Shri Narottam Mishra, Hon'ble Cabinat Minister for Water Resource & Public Relation, Government of Madhya Pradesh at 5.00 pm on 19th December, 2017 Ahri Vishwas Sarang, Hon'ble Miniater of State for Cooperation (I/c), Government of Madhya pradesh will presider over the inaugural function in the august presence of Shri Ram vilas Patel and Shri Yashwant Singh Darbar, Directors on the TRIFED, Ministry of Tribl Affairs, Government of India, who guests of honour. The festival will run for a fortnight through 31st December, 2017. The theme of the festival is: A celebration of the Sprit of Tribl Craft, Culture, Cuision and Commerce. The festival will feature exhibition-cum-sale of tribl handicraft,art paintings,fabric jewellary and much more through more thsn 60 stalls. Over 150 tribl artisans from over 20 states will be participating in the festival. A special festure of the festival is Tribl India cuisine, recreated and presented in delectable forms to suit urban tastes by spcial tribl chefs. An attractive stage has been raised at the venue to showcase tribl music and dance every evening frome 6.00 pm to 8.pm. In line with the national aspiration to go cashless,for the time the tribl merchandise stalls will be accepting payment through major credit/debit cards


aa New India formation only through women empowerment- Vice-President Shri. Naidu.
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 December 2017

Vice-President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that formation of new India is possible only with women empowerment. He said that all states should support the law to give reservation to women in Parliament and Vidhan Sabhas. He said that strong will power for implementation is essential along with law for women empowerment. Shri Naidu was addressing the State Level-Training Co-Conference of Women Self-Help Groups at local Jamboori Maidan. Terming the event as historic, amazing and extraordinary, Shri Naidu praised Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for promoting women self-help-groups. He said that this is a superb conference. Chief Minister is superb and a strong committment for women empowerment has been taken. He congratulated the state government for the initiative of connecting 23 lakh families of women self-help groups. Shri Naidu said that woman is no longer helpless and daughters are a a boon not a burden. They are fulfilling their responsibilities in different areas.The country’s Defence Minister is Smt. Sitaraman. Smt. Sushma Swaraj is the Foreign Minister and Smt. Sumitra Taiji is the Speaker in Parliament. He said that women have made unequaled contribution in the freedom struggle. The Vice-President said that women empowerment has brought about a wave of change in the society. There is need to change our outlook. Madhya Pradesh has created history in the field of women empowerment. He said that the initiative of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan in making bank loans available to self-help- groups is laudable. Shri Naidu said that in India, honour and dignity is affiliated with women. Due to this, the Earth is known as Bharat Mata here. A major change will result in the society by giving 50 percent reservation to women in local bodies and in government jobs. He said that if women are given opportunity to move ahead, they can bring about a major change in society and protect their own rights. If women are allowed to move ahead in their families, it will result in prosperity of the entire family. The Vice-President said that the self-help group movement was confined only to South India but now it has caught up in Madhya Pradesh also. Stressing on the need to push Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao campaign, he said that every individul has some or the other talent. Hence, talents must be fully utilised. They should be given adequate training and opportunities to move ahead. He praised CM Shri Chouhan for his efforts in this direction. He stressed that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s mool mantra of Reform, Perform and Transform should be implemented.
CM Shri Chouhan makes several announcements
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the federation of women self-help groups will be entrusted the responsibility of running the factory of take home ration manufacturing. Markets will be established in big cities for the sale of their products.Their products will be displayed and sold in rented shops in malls in the cities. Government will take the guarantee of bank loans up to Rs 5 crore to be provided to women self-help-group federation. He said that government will repay 3 percent interest payable on the loan taken by other self-help groups formed under State Livelihood Mission. Stamp duty will however not be applicable for them. CM Shri Chouhan said that financially strong women will play a prominent role in formation of New Madhya Pradesh and New India. He said that new awareness of women power has emerged through women self-help groups in Madhya Pradesh. Women have taken the reins in their hands in rural Madhya Pradesh. He said women should be accorded respect and honour. He gave information about the background of Mukhya Manrti Kanya Vivah Yojana and Ladli Lakshmi Yojana in the honour of women. He said that when women were given opportunities, they are running the local administration skillfully. In government jobs also, women are being given 33 percent reservation. They have been given 50 percent reservation in recruitment of teachers. He congratulated the Women and Child Development and Rural Panchayat Department for empowering women self-help-groups financially.
CM brands products of self-help-groups
Terming the products of women self-help groups under State Livelihood Mission as being better than products of branded companies, the Chief Minister said that he too will begin using these products. Talking about herbal soaps, kutki rice, incense sticks, roasted flaxseeds, jaggery and groundnut chikki, garlands, turmeric powder and other products, he said that he himself will brand these products. Government will purchase these products to promote it. Technical advisors and experts will be connected to the self-help-groups for assistance and guidance. On the efforts being taken for the poor families the Chief Minister said that no poor person will remain without a house. He will have a piece of land to live in. Multi-storeyed flats are being constructed in cities. Assistance will be provided to construct concrete houses through Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme for which a campaign will be launched. Shri Chouhan said that children are being given free text books and they will also be given school uniforms. Women self-help-groups will be given the work of stitching the uniforms. Government will bear the expenses of higher education of outstanding students of Class 12th. Rural women are being given gas connections under Ujjwala Yojana. Slippers and water bottles will be given to women collecting mahua, tendu leaves and other forest produce under Charan Paduka Yojana. They will be given full remuneration for collection of forest produce.
Mahila Shakti-Sangam in every district
Chief Minister said that self-help-groups will generate social awareness apart from financially uplifting themselves. This will include works like drug-de-addiction, stopping child marriages, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign etc. The Chief Minister said that law has been made to award death penalty to rapists. He said that a mahila shakti-sangam will be organised in every district. Through this the work of social awareness and economic welfare will also be taken up. In his welcome speech Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav told that bank loans will be made available to women self-help-groups. About one lakh 50 thousand families are connected to it and work plan will be made to add 5 lakh more families next year. The Vice-President reviewed the exhibition of products of self-help groups. Members of women self-help groups shared their experiences on the occasion. Expressing their thoughts Smt. Dana Jatav of Shivpuri, Smt. Shashi Masram of Mandla and Smt. Vimla Nagdev of Meherbani, Dindori told how by joining self-help groups they have helped their families flourish. Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, Minister of State for Tribal Welfare and Narmada Valley Development Shri Lal Singh Arya, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, Minister of State for Culture, Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, BJP State President Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Bhopal Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh, Shri Vishnu Khatri and members of self-help groups in a large number were present on the occasion. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis proposed the vote of thanks.
CM’s announcements
No stamp duty for self help groups on taking loan Arrangements will be made in big cities for sale of commodities made by self help groups. Buildings will be made available as per need for imparting training at district, block, panchayat levels. Where needed buildings will be taken on rent and given to groups. Work of stitching school uniforms of government schools will be given to these self help groups. Work of manufacturing and supply of quality food items for children and mothers in anganwadis will be also given to women self help groups federation in a phase-wise manner. Government will give the guarantee for bank loans up to Rs 5 crore given to eligible group federations. Women self help groups will be given 3 percent additional interest grant for loan up to Rs 3 lakhs. Arrangement as per need will be made for grain storage at sankul level to each self help group federation. Organic pesticides, fertilisers, organic culture manufactured by self help groups will be purchased by government and given to farmers. Responsibility of running soil examination workshop at block level will be given to self help groups and their federation. Self help groups will be given responsibility of recovery of electricity bill in rural areas for which they will be given Rs 6,000 as honorarium. They will be given incentive at the rate of 15 percent on recovery of more than average revenue.


aa Development Vision-2023 of State is ready: Chief Minister Shri Chouhan.
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there is a dream and resolution to make Madhya Pradesh the best state in the world. Development Vision-2023 is ready. Special efforts are being made in education and health sector. Innovative efforts will also be made for quality education. The state's agricultural growth rate has increased from 2 per cent to 29 per cent. Over the last five years, it has been 20 percent. Shri Chouhan was addressing 'Madhya Pradesh: Kal-Aaj-Kal' programme on the occasion of Excellence Award-2017 distribution ceremony organized by a private channel today. Minister for Public Relations and Water Resources Dr Narottam Mishra was also present on this occasion. The Chief Minister awarded 15 winners in various categories in the programme. Shri Chouhan said that awarding those who work for the betterment in the society is a successful attempt to give direction to the society. In this direction, IBC-24 initiative is commendable. Shri Chouhan said that growth rate of Madhya Pradesh was negative 12 years ago. The annual budget was just Rs 21, 000 crores, and out of it only Rs 5,000 crores were available for development works. Per capita income was only Rs 13,000. Today, the growth rate of Madhya Pradesh is around 10 percent for the last eight years, which is the second in the country. Out of Rs 100 of government revenue Rs 22, used to go for paying interest. Today, Rs eight are paid. Roads today are better as compared to other roads in the country and abroad. It was difficult to find road in pits at that time. Power generation was only 2,900 MW, which is now 18000 MW. The total irrigation capacity of the state was 7.57 lakh hectares, which is now 40 lakh hectare. It is increasing at a rate of five lakh hectare every year. River linking was not imagined then Narmada and Kshipra river have been linked. Work is on progress to link Gambhir river. Mentioning the efforts of women empowerment, Shri Chouhan said that the government is working considering daughter as goddess in the state. At the beginning of government programmes, he himself wash daughters' feet. It is an attempt to give the message that daughters are Goddess. As many as 26 lakh daughters of the state are 'Lakhpati'. When they will attain 21 years of age, Rs 32,000 crores will be deposited in their bank account from government treasury. There are 56 percent female public representatives in local bodies' elections. This has been possible by the government decision to provide 50 percent reservation in local bodies. The government has made provision for 50 percent on teachers' post, 33 percent reservation on the posts of all government departments including police and excluding forests. On poor welfare agenda, he said that benefit of progress reaches to last man is a real sense of the development. The government has made full effort for social justice. Cheaper food, free treatment and legal right for piece of land for residence have been given. Seven new medical colleges are being opened in health sector. More hospitals will be if doctors are more. Mobile clinics equipped with all medical facilities are reaching in the areas where hospitals are not available. Referring his heartily relations with children, he said that efforts were made so that lack of money does not become obstacle in the way of talent. Opportunities were provided to talented students for higher education through Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana. Works for welfare of every section were done. Along with providing full help to farmers, Krishak Udyami Yojana is under execution for their children so that pressure of employment on agriculture could be reduced. Value addition can be made to agriculture sector. Quoting efforts for self employment to youth and entrepreneurship, he said that venture capital fund of Rs 100 crore has been set up. All possible facilities are being availed to materialise dream of youths. Recalling the system of minimum payment to teachers, he said that education creates future generation. It is very necessary to impart better training and respectable salary to teachers. The government has made meaningful efforts in this regard. Today, teachers are getting Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000 per month. Sharing his future plans, Shri Chouhan said that we are working on setting up schools with all facilities for quality education in rural areas. Three to four thousands children of villages of ten-twelve kilometer radius will get quality education in these schools. Pick and drop vehicle will be available. He clarified that present schools won't be closed. It is under consideration to open new schools on demand as pilot project in the areas. Companies like TCS, Infosys and investors have been invited to the state in order to provide more employment opportunities to the youth. Schemes have been operated to make the youth entrepreneur. Works are being carried out to make cities clean and full with basic amenities. In cleanliness survey 22 cities of Madhya Pradesh have been included in top 100 cities in the country. He said that the government is also making efforts for spiritual progress as well as for materialistic development. Ekatma Yatra will be taken out in this regard. On this occasion, COO of IBC-24 Shri Vidyadhar Khatvakar and Editor-in-Chief Ravi Kant Mittal were present.


aa Start signature campaign for death penalty to rapists
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called upon the Sahu Samaj to launch a signature campaign in support of a bill passed in the Vidhan Sabha for death penalty to rapists. He assured to make maximum funds available for construction of building for Sahu Samaj as per rule. Shri Chouhan was addressing the All India Tailik Sahu Samaj Yuvak-Yuvati Parichay Sammelan-2017 at Ravindra Bhavan today. The Sammelan was organised under the aegis of District Sahu Samaj Bhopal. On the occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released the samaj magazine Jivan Sathi and honoured the personalities of the samaj. Terming the Sammelan as the need of the hour CM Shri Chouhan said that families do not have tension about the marriages of their daughters. He said that couples who got married in the mass marriage programme of the samaj will be benefitted under Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana. Government will extend all possible help to such samaj for such work. Shri Chouhan said that the honour of our daughters is must for development and welfare of the state and the country. He said that he himself performs the ritual of washing the feet of kanyas before beginning any government programme. This way the message of honouring daughters is conveyed to people. He said that the Sahu Samaj should inspire their children for higher education. He inspired youths for self-employment and starting their own enterprise. The Chief Minister congratulated the couples whose marriage was fixed in the sammelan and their relatives. Sahu Samaj accorded a warm welcome to the Chief Minister. As many as 1300 youths were registered in the sammelan.


aa Narmada Trauma Centre Gets Bhopal's first NABH Certification and NABH Nursing Excellence Certification.
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 December 2017

Narmada Trauma Centre was established in the year 2006 with the Mission to provide quality Trauma Care and other Critical Healthcare Services."With the NABH Certification now Bhopal would have better Healthcare and Nursing care at the Narmada Trauma Centre"said Dr Rajesh Sharma and Dr Renu Sharma while talking to MetroMirror. He also said that those who are Accredited but donot follow the NABH procedure and Systems, the Certification could be cancelled. About NABH: NABH is the part of Quality Council of India.NABH has prepared the various Quality Standards and procedures to be followed by the Hospitals and Nursing Care Centres totalling to 650.These Standards are to be followed right from the Admission to discharge of the Patient. Also at the roadside accidents procedures are followed while transferring Patient to the Strecher.


aa Prepare Redressal Strategy by Foresighting Problems: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that preparation of redressal strategy by foresighting the problems and to make a comprehensive scheme is helpful for the good governance. He further mentioned that bureaucracy of Madhya Pradesh is the best bureaucracy in the country. Collector upto Senior Level Secretaries together with the people work here as per their aspirations. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the inaugural session of the 3 Day long I.A.S. Service Meet here today. The service meet is being organized by the Madhya Pradesh I.A.S. Association. Shri Chouhan mentioned that joining Indian Administrative Service is like a mission of the life in itself. Emotion to serve the nation is supreme in this service. Public servant must keep on trying with honesty to make every moment of life meaningful. He further stated that bureaucracy of Madhya Pradesh as a team completed several difficult tasks successfully. Referring to Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, Shri Chouhan asserted that the initial problems during the implementation of the scheme have been removed and now the scheme is being praised by the farmers. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that making life easy for people, giving direction to the society and to guide people by spreading good views besides construction of roads, culverts and buildings etc. is also work of the government. Deliberating on “Ekatm Yatra”, Shri Chouhan mentioned that Adi Shankaracharya has worked for religious restoration by establishing Maths for the cultural unity and integrity of India. He said that it is must to keep the society united ideologically. Shri Chouhan mentioned that there are some issues of the society, which cannot be solved only by the administration and police. There is a need for society’s cooperation. While referring to the issues related to safety of women and the girls, he stated that initiative has been taken in Madhya Pradesh by enacting law of death penalty to the culprits involved in heinous crime against the girls. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan mentioned that officers of the Indian Administrative Services must have passion for the welfare of the people and state’s development. We must have positive approach towards every issue. Status quo cannot bring change. Madhya Pradesh is developing rapidly in every sector today with the cooperation of bureaucracy. He said that tendency for working by setting target should be enhanced so that works should be completed on time. While extending best wishes for the New Year, Shri Chouhan said that they must keep themselves ready to set new records in the field of innovative administration in the New Year. The Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, while informing about the objectives of the meet in his welcome speech, stated that the meet always begins every year with deliberations on some burning issue. He mentioned that discussion on subject “Artificial Intelligence and Administration” will be carried out this year. While introducing the subject, he mentioned that the artificial intelligence is being utilized more and more in various countries of the world today for enhancing the administrative competency. The problem of large data management can be solved by the artificial intelligence. This will help in taking prompt decisions. President M.P. I.A.S. Association Smt. Gouri Singh informed about the outline of the meet. She informed that 5 special awards have been instituted separately for various competitions in the meet. Tribute was paid to the Member of the Association Shri Arun Pandya, who passed away recently by keeping two minute silence at the beginning of the inaugural session. Vice President of Meet’s Organising Committee Shri Pramod Agrawal, Vice President of I.A.S. Association Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai, Director General of Administration Academy Smt. Kanchan Jain, Senior I.A.S. Officers and District Collectors were present in the meet


aa Aviation City and Air Cargo Hub to be Developed in Dabra
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 December 2017

The State Government has constituted a High Level Committee for contemplation on the proposal submitted by the Gwalior Agriculture Company to develop Aviation City, Air Cargo Hub, Multi Product SEZ in Dabra of Gwalior District for capital investment of Rs. 10 thousand crore at various stages. Discussions as regard to the proposal were held during the one to one meeting of investors under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the past. The capital investment will provide employment to One lakh persons in the next 5 to 6 years. The state government has formed the committee under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Department Shri Iqbal Singh Bains for contemplation on the proposal and land allotment. Principal Secretary Commerce and Industries Shri Mohammad Suleman and Secretary Revenue Department Shri Hariranjan Rao have been included as member secretaries in the committee.


aa Forest Officers must Innovate to Tackle Climate Change and Global Warming- Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 December 2017

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan, while reviewing the activities of the Forest Department on Thursday at Bhopal, said that the entire world is making an action plan for solutions towrads climate change and global warming together, which is a result of development. Forests play an important role to get rid of this problem. Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the forest officers have got an opportunity to connect themselves with this divine work. They must undertake innovations besides routine works, which become examples for the country and the world. He further mentioned that we have inherited dense and rich forest, rivers, air-water and sentiments in India. Hence, it is our duty to handover the healthy and clean natural heritage to the next generation. Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the existence of living being will become difficult, if increase in the earth temperature continues like this. While lauding the plantation of over 7 crore saplings on July 2, 2017, Dr. harsh Vardhan said that it is matter of happiness that over 90 percent saplings are surviving. He also praised ongoing Deendayal Yojana implemented by the Forest Department in the remote areas. He told the Forest officers to carry out a work by setting a noteworthy target blending laboratory and field activities.
Decline Registered in Child and Mother Mortality Rate by Deendayal Vananchal Seva
Dr. Harsh Vardhan has informed that the good result is being obtained under the Deendayal Vananchal Seva implemented from October, 2016 for education and health of people dwelling in remote areas.Health, Education, Women-Child Development, and Tribal Welfare Departments have been linked to this scheme. Improvement has been registered in the condition of the people through vaccination, education, health etc. with the help of the forest employees in such areas, where employees of these departments could not reach. Hundred percent vaccination of pregnant women has been carried out in Harda, Hoshangabad and Betul district under the scheme and mortality rate due to malaria has become almost nil. Moreover, improvement has been seen in the academic result of the children residing in remote areas by assistance in education. Dr. Shejwar presented scheme’s brochure to Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
Insulation of Electricity Lines
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wild Life) Shri Jitendra Agrawal put forth the demand of Rs. 1200 crore before the Union Minister for protecting tigers from the electricity current. Shri Agrawal said that the electricity lines will be insulated with this amount. Moreover, this will help saving tigers and other forest animals being hunted by the poachers using electricity current. Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviewed Forest Density, Work Planning, Central Sponsored Schemes, Innovations, Campa Fund, Plantation, Green India Mission, Forest and Wild Life Conservation, Joint Forest Management, Wild Life Management, Information and Technology, Forest Rights Act, State Minor Forest Produce Federation, State Forest Development Corporation and others. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Deepak Khandekar, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and HOF Dr. Animesh Shukla, Managing Director of Forest Development Corporation Shri Ravi Shrivastava, Managing Director of State Minor Forest Produce Federation Shri Jawwad Hasan including Senior Officers of the Forest Department were present in the meeting


aa Ekaatm Yatra is Cultural Campaign elated with Social Concerns: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Ekaatm Yatra is a cultural campaign related with social concerns. The message of social harmony will be given between December 19 and January 22 under the campaign. 'Save girl child' and woman security will be included in the campaign. Signature drive will be undertaken for making the law for capital punishment to rape accused during the Yatra. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed preparations for Ekaatm Yatra through video conference. CM Shri Chouhan said that every section of the society should be connected for making this ambitious yatra effective. Saints will lead this unique and amazing campaign. Adi Shankaracharya had united the India culturally. He gave philosophy of Adaivt (not two), and set up Chardham in the four different directions. His giant statue will be installed in Omkareshwar. Soil from every panchayat and ward of the cities will be collected in a metal pot during the Ekaatm Yatra, which will be used for constructing the stand for the statue. Shri Chouhan said that the aim of the Yatra is to unite the society. The yatra will be taken out from Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Panchmatha and Amarkantak of the state. Jan Samvad programme will be organised during the Yatra. Local Bhajan Mandalis will present programmes. Resolution letter will be read out. Two main Jan Samvad programmes will be held in each district. Group recitation of Aadi Shankaracharya Strotam will be organised at divisional headquarters. Beside this, painting, essay and Shloka recitation contests will be held. Jan Abhiyan Parishad will coordinate the Yatra. Saints, social workers, intellectuals and every section of the society will be connected with it. Statue installation ceremony will held in Omkareshwar with the participation of entire state on January 22. The yatra aims at public awareness drive for social harmony and unity. Ancient tradition of inculcating Sanskaras is being revived through this. Yuva Band will be a part of the Yatra.
Benefit of Bhavantar Yojana in Urad Procurement will be given till December 22
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions to procure Urad under Bhavantar Yojana till December 22. He told the collectors that monitoring should be made so that poor farmers and farmers producing less quantity can sell their crops. They should be provided full support. It should be ensured that no farmer should be deprived of benefit of the scheme. He said that process to deposit amount of price difference will begin from December 23 for farmers selling crops in November under Bhavantar. He said that all confusion related with Bhavantar has ended. Farmers are happy and the amount of price difference will be distributed by holding programmes.
Narmada Jayanti on January 24
CM Shri Chouhan said that programmes to motivate the society and Narmada Seva Samitis will be organised for fulfilling objectives of Narmada Seva Yatra on January 24 on Narmada Jayanti. He congratulated for success of plantation drive. He said that survival of plantation has been 92 percent in 24 districts, it is a matter of great happiness. This is a remarkable success. He told to give Rs 20,000 to farmers for planting fruit-bearing plants in February. He pointed out for a need to focus on beautification of Narmada Ghats and cleanliness related works. Suggestions and preparations were discussed during the video conference. Chairman of State Mining Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Vice Chairman of Jan Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey and Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh and Senior Officers were present in the meeting


aa CM Shri Chouhan expresses grief over death of Minister Shri Malaiya’s mother
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed grief over the demise of Smt. Premvati Malaiya, mother of Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya. Late Smt. Malaiya was 89. She left for the heavenly abode today. In his condolence message Shri Chouhan said that Late Smt. Malaiya was a religious woman who believed in cultural traditions and values. He prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss


aa A labourer earlier, he now gives employment to others
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 December 2017

A resident of Gunkheda village of Athner, Gopal Malviya worked earlier as a daily wager doing odd jobs including small glass work and furniture repair in other’s houses. Now he is a proud owner of Kriti Furniture, a shop dealing in aluminium window, door, glass work and furniture works which he opened after availing benefits from Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana. Not stopping at this, Gopal has employed two other persons in his shop. When Gopal worked as a daily wage labourer, he earned merely Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 on a monthly basis. A loan of Rs one lakh with Rs 30 thousand grant was made available to Gopal from State Bank under Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana to establish his own business through Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission. With this loan Gopal started his own shop by the name Kriti Furniture. Now his monthly income has reached Rs. 15000 to 18000. And he has even employed two youths to assist him in his shop


aa Decision to Strengthen State’s Science and Technology Sector
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 December 2017

The cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today took several important decisions to strengthen Science and Technology sector of the state. The cabinet has made amendments in the structure of posts in Center of Excellence under the MAP IT and gave approval for total 28 posts by approving additional posts. The cabinet has given a sanction in principle for continuation of Public Finance programmes, schemes and projects being financially sponsored by State Wide Area Network (SWAN) run by Science and Technology department. Moreover, the cabinet has given an approval in principle for continuing State Data Center Building Project. The cabinet has given an approval for continuation of the state government’s scheme for effective implementation to facilitate citizens from district level to tahsil level with all the information technology projects for coordination, publicity of e-governance, competency and schemes being run through e-governance society.
Approval to Trauma Center in District Hospital
The cabinet has taken decision for upgradation of District Hospital Morena from 300 to 600 bed, Shivpuri from 300 to 400 bed, Sheopur from 100 to 200 and Indore from 100 to 300 bed out of 11 Urban Health Institutions. Similarly, 60 bed Civil Hospital Dabra to 100 bed, 30 bed Community Health Center of Berasia, Mandideep, Nasrullahganj and Bamore will be upgraded to 50 bed hospital. Moreover, an approval has been given for new 30 bed Community Health Centers in Makroniya Buzurg- Sagar Urban area and in Mangilal Churiya district Indore hospital of Indore urban area. Out of 27 Rural Health Institutions, the cabinet has given approval for upgradation/establishment of 5 primary health centers Devsar, Satvas, Punasa, Hasthinapur and Badoni into 30 bed community health center and 21 sub-health center i.e. Mavai, Bada Etma, Behri, Ajnas, Harangaon, Raghunathpur, Manpur, Borava, Piprahi, Behat, Kangpur, Abidabad, Badonkalan, Khada, Bharra, Malanpur, Pochaner, Magarkhedi, Kartaha, Jariyasi and Chameli Chowk besides upgradation of 30 bed Basic Emergency Obstetric and New Born Care (BEmONC) community health center-Noorabad district Morena into Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and New Born Care (CEmONC) community health center. In addition to this, approval has been given for establishment of trauma center with posts in 51 district hospitals. Moreover, in order to extend health facilities in the state, approval has also been given for creation of 3571 posts. Furthermore, the cabinet has granted permission for building construction of the institutions, equipments and furniture.
State Government’s Guarantee for Short Term Loan
The cabinet has taken a decision to provided state government’s guarantee for short term loan of Rs. 1500 crore received by all the 3 Power Distribution Companies of the state from the Power Finance Corporation. Power Distribution Companies will pay the guarantee fee at the rate of 0.5 percent per annum to the state government.
Establishment of Exhibition Center for Displaying MSME’s Products
The cabinet has given an approval for total expenditure of Rs. 15 crore for implementation and continuation of establishment scheme of exhibition center between the financial year 2017-18 and 2019-20. The exhibition centers are proposed to be established in main industrial centers Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore, Gwalior and Satna. In the first phase, permanent sites will be constructed in the form of centers in 5 cities to display products of state’s small and medium industrial units. The cabinet has given approval for total expenditure of Rs. 30 lakh for implementation and continuation of economic assistance scheme to the Madhya Pradesh Trade Fair Authority from the financial year 2017-18 to 2019-20.
Important Decisions Regarding Scheduled Caste Welfare
The cabinet has granted approval to honour national and state level best players of scheduled caste with awards at state level and for continuation of scheme related to honour students with awards by organising sports, cultural, IQ and painting competitions by the Scheduled Caste Welfare Department at district level from 2017-18 to 2019-20. In this series, a decision has been taken for continuation of Scholarship (Class 9-10) Scheme being run by Scheduled Caste Welfare Department from 2017-18 to 2019-20. It may be mentioned that financial assistance is being provided to the parents of scheduled caste students pursuing studies in class 9th and 10th to prevent tendency to leave studies in the middle. Moreover, the cabinet has given its approval for continuation of Scouts and Guides Scheme being conducted by Scheduled Caste Welfare Department in division level Gyanoday Schools from the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The cabinet has given approval by increasing scholarship amount of Rs. 15 per month to Rs. 25 payable to the girls of class 1 to 5 belonging to scheduled tribe and boys belonging to special backward tribe. Similarly, approval for scholarship of Rs. 60 per month in place of Rs. 50 to the girls of class 6 to 8 has been given. Moreover, approval has also been given for continuation of the scheme from 2017-18 to 2019-20. A total of 64 lakh 43 thousand students will be benefitted from the scholarship of class 1 to 8 in the next 3 years.
Sports Complex Scheme
The cabinet has given an approval for continuation of Sports Complex Scheme of Tribal Affairs Department being conducted for overall development of the students from 2017-18 to 2019-20. Under the scheme, sports facilities of international standard will be provided in Boys Sports Complex of Indore, Sheopur, Khargone and Shahdol beside Girls Sports Complex of Dindori, Dhar and Jhabua.
Land Allotment to Reserve Battalion of Central Industrial Security Force
Furthermore, the cabinet has taken a decision for allotment of 39.886 hectare government land in village Jamonia Talab of district Sehore for establishment of Reserve Battalion of Central Industriual Security Force.


aa Seven-day International Herbal Fair in Bhopal from December 14
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 December 2017

This year also the 7-day International Herbal Fair is being organized at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal. The fair being organized under the joint aegis of Forest Department and Rajya Laghu Vanopaj Sangh will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Harshvardhan at 5 pm. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, Horticulture and Food Processing Minister (Independent Charge) Shri Suryaprakash Meena and Rajya Laghu Vanopaj Sangh President Shri Mahesh Kori will be special guests at the fair which is to be presided over by Forest, Planning, Economic and Statistics Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar. Rajya Laghu Vanopaj Sangh Managing Director Shri Jawwad Hasan told that people from Bhutan, Nepal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka besides various states of India are taking part in the fair. There will nearly 300 stalls of rare herbs collected from various districts of the state. Kreta-Vikreta Sammelan, Laghu Vanopaj Sanrakshan and Vipanan workshop and Ayurveda camps will also be organized.
Colourful cultural programme to be held –Famous personalities to take part
There will be group and solo dance competitions for school children from 12 noon to 2 pm on December 15 followed by a band performance of internationally acclaimed musical band from Tunisia from 7 to 9 pm. Famous Qawwal Ustad Munawwar Masoom will give a Sufiyana Qawwali performance from 7 to 9 pm on December 16. There will be a school students singing competition from 12 noon to 2 pm on December 17 followed by famous Ghazal singer Shri Rupesh Lal’s ghazal performance the same evening from 5 to 6 pm. Later in the evening from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm there will be musical evening of songs from seven decades (1947 to 2017). On December 18, students from primary classes up to Class Vth will be able to take part in fancy dress and solo acting competition from 12 noon to 2 pm. The same evening stand-up comedian Shri Ahsaan Qureshi will present his laughter show from 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Cultural programmes by Rani Dulaiyya College will be presented from 5 pm to 6 pm on December 19 followed by Venus Band Orchestra’s performance. Besides there will be puppet show, street play and folk music also during the fair.


aa Not a Single Drop of Sewerage Water would be Released in Narmada River
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 December 2017

Narmada River is a life line of Madhya Pradesh and every possible effort will be made to keep it pure and clean. Not a single drop of sewerage water would be released from urban and rural areas into Narmada River. Every citizen of the state must take resolution to keep Narmada River clean. We all have duty to protect Narmada River from pollution. The state government has approved a sum of Rs. 1400 crore for construction of sewage treatment plants in 18 cities situated on the banks of Narmada River to make it clean and pollution free. This was said by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing the public gathering in bhoomi poojan programme held for construction of sewerage plant costing Rs. 324 crore and water supply scheme worth Rs. 149 crore under the Amrut Yojana in Bhatoli of Jabalpur today. Shri Chouhan administered pledge to the public present on the occasion to make Narmada River clean. CM Shri Chouhan said that land will be provided to the poor by the state government for dwelling. No poor of the state will remain without residential plot, residential patta will be provided to the poor, who do not possess land for housing. He further mentioned that poor have rights to live with happiness, they should also have pucca house. Houses are being built in the urban areas also under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Under the scheme, an amount of Rs. One lakh each to 2012 beneficiaries for construction of house has already been provided.
Samman Nidhi of Rs. 11 Thousand to Tejaswini Dubey
Praising 7 years old Ku. Tejaswini Dubey, the student of class II, who have administered the pledge to keep Maa Narmada clean, Shri Chouhan said that we all should follow the message given by the little girl to keep the Narmada River clean and pollution free. He announced samman nidhi of Rs. 11 thousand for Ku. Tejaswini Dubey. At the outset, Mayor Smt. Swati Sadanand Godbole informed about the sewerage plant and water supply scheme. She said that 195 k.m. long sewage line will be laid in Jabalpur under the sewerage plant scheme. Five sewage treatment plants will be constructed under the scheme. Under the water supply scheme costing Rs. 149 crore, pure potable water could be supplied to the areas of Jabalpur city, which were lagging behind in this facility. Minister for Forest and District In-Charge, Jabalpur Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar, Member of Parliament-Damoh Shri Prahalad Patel, MLAs Shri Anchal Sonkar, Shri Ashok Rohani, Shri Sushil Indu Tiwari, Members of Mayor Council and others were present in the programme.


aa World Champion the Great Khali Pays Courtesy Visit to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 December 2017

The World heavy Weight Champion who represented India in WWE, the Great Khali Shri Dalip Singh Rana paid courtesy visit to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at CM House today. Welcoming the Great Khali in Madhya Pradesh, CM Shri Chouhan described him as the pride of India. The Great Khali praised Shri Chouhan for his efforts to promote games in Madhya Pradesh. At the request of the Great Khali, Shri Chouhan said that wrestling will be encouraged in the state.


aa Kalchuri Samaj Progresses on its Strength and Hard Work: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Kalchuri Samaj has progressed on the basis of its strength and hard work. It is a matter of happiness that the community has initiated women empowerment activities. The state government has taken several steps for prevention of crimes against women. Community should stand besides the government in this matter. Moreover, the state government has started Mukhya Mantri Medhvai Vidhyarthi Yojana for meritorious students. The family income limit will be increased to Rs. 8 lakh from Rs. 6 lakh now under this scheme. A venture fund of Rs. 100 crore has been established for young entrepreneurs. Shri Chouhan urged youths to become entrepreneurs and contribute in the development of the state. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the programme of Shri Sahastrabaahu Kalchuri Samaj here today. The Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur and Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang were present in the programme. National President of Kalchuri Samaj, Shri Dilip Suryavanshi stated that schemes made by the state government for the welfare of poor are being followed by other states. He mentioned that the Kalchuri Samaj will solemnize marriages of poor girls once in every month now. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released a souvenir and a book titling ‘Ek Jhalak’ of the Kalchuri Samaj. A citation letter was presented to Shri Chouhan in the programme. He blessed newly wedded couples on the occasion. Shri Vinod Rai, Shri Vijaypal Baliya, MLAs Shri Sandeep Jaiswal, Shri Munmun Rai, Shri Ramkumar Baliya, Shri Baleshwar Dayal, Shri Ashutosh Malviya were present in the programme. Vote of thanks was proposed by Shri Omprakash Chouksey.


aa Sensitiveness Must for Protection of Human Rights-PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 December 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra said sensitiveness is utmost essential in the society for protection of human rights. Dr. Mishra was addressing the seminar organized on the occasion of Human Rights Day at Datia today. He mentioned that a special importance has been given to human rights in Indian Constitution. Dr. Mishra further said that the state government also implements recommendations of Madhya Pradesh State Human Rights Commission with utmost seriousness. Dr. Mishra honoured several persons who have performed with excellence in various fields during the programme. MLAs Shri Ghnashyam Pironiya, Shri Pradeep Agrawal and President of Human Rights Organisation Shri Munnilal Sharma were present in the programme. Dr. Mishra inspected the Deendyal Rasoi, functioning near Maa Pitambara Peeth in Datia. He also had meals along with the citizens on the occasion.
Felicitation at Mata Sahab Ashram
Public Relations Minister Dr. Mishra was felicitated by Sindhi Community in Mata Sahab Ashram located at Jyoti Nagar of Datia. Shri Govind Gyanani, Shri Pankaj Shukl, Shri Baldev Raj, Shri Laxman Sahbani and others were present in the programme. Moreover, Dr, Mishra inaugurated and observed trade fair and exhibition at Datia. President Nagar Palika Datia Shri Subhash Agrawal and Vice President Shri Yogesh Saxena were also present in the programme. Dr. Mishra handed over cheques towards Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to 100 beneficiaries in the trade fair. Moreover, food grains eligibility slips were distributed to 58 beneficiaries on the occasion.


aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra enquired about MoS and scribe’s health
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 December 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today reached local Bansal Hospital and enquired about the health of Minister of State for Medical Education (Independent Charge), Public Health, Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Sharad Jain and journalist Shri Sunil Tiwari who are admitted there. Dr. Mishra spoke to the attending doctors for proper treatment of the Shri Jain and Shri Tiwari. Dr. Mishra met Shri Jain and Shri Tiwari and hoped for their speedy recovery. Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen were also present on the occasion.


aa Namami Devi Narmade’ – Narmada Seva Yatra: First anniversary on December 11
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 December 2017

A state-level sammelan of Narmada Seva Samitis is being organized at Bhedaghat on the banks of Narmada river on December 11 on the occasion of the first anniversary of “Namami Devi Narmade” – Narmada Seva Yatra. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will preside over the sammelan in which 15 thousand 500 panch-sarpanch, students, Jan Abhiyan Parishad coordinator, religious leaders, Narmada Sevaks etc. from 16 districts will take part. Among those who will take part in the Sammelan include seven members of 16 districrs and 3 sarpanch and panch (7,120 persons), 100 division, district and block coordinators of Jan Abhiyan Parishad, 150 representatives of organizations who have received the Chief Minister’s District and Development Block Outstanding Voluntary Organisation Award, 70 religious leaders who took part in Narmada Seva yatra, 2550 students of Chief Minister’s Community Leadership Capacity Development Programme, 100 chairpersons/vice chairmen of Nagar Nigam, Nagar Palika and Nagar Panchayat and 5,350 Narmada Sevaks of 16 districts on Narmada bank. The 16 districts of Narmada yatra are Jabalpur, Narisinghpur, Dindori, Mandla, Seoni, Anuppur, Hoshangabad, Harda, Sehore, Raisen, Khandwa, Dewas, Khargone, Badwani, Dhar and Alirajpur. Participants include 2880 Narmada Seva Samiti members, Sarpanch, Panch, students, Narmada Sevaks from Jabalpur district, 1450 from Narsinghpur, 1610 from Dindori, 1480 from Mandla, 450 from Seoni, 520 from Anuppur, 1080 from Hoshangabad, 660 from Harda, 610 from Sehore, 690 from Raisen, 810 from Khandwa, 590 from Dewas, 630 from Khargone, 400 from Badwani, 830 from Dhar and 330 from Alirajpur.


aa CM Shri Chouhan listens to villagers’ woes
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 December 2017

Chief Minister Shir Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reached Budhadogar, Kulhadi and Chitara village in Shivpuri distrit and listened to the woes of villagers and enquired about their well-being. The CM told villagers at Kulhadi village that he has come personally to enquire about their well-being. He apprised himself with information about the redressal of cases related to Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, undisputed transfer, property distribution and demarcation. He also gave them information about free copies of B-1 and Khasra. CM Shri Chouhan was apprised with the drinking water being faced by the villagers. He announced to start Nal-Jal Yojana in the village through tubewell for immediate and long term solution to the problem. He also announced to construct a stopdam on Sindh river and a pond in the village. The Chief Minister also inspected the houses of beneficiaries Kartar Singh and Devendra Singh Yadav constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Meanwhile sarpanch Shri Lalaram Yadav of the gram panchayat told that 190 Pradhan Mantri Awas are being constructed in the gram panchayat. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Rustum Singh, local public representatives and senior administrative officials were also present with the Chief Minister during his tour of the rural areas.


aa 6 officers suspended and 3 employees terminated for negligence in grievance redressal
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that no irregularity will be tolerated in ration distribution. He directed collectors to ensure ration distribution to eligible persons and remove ineligible persons from the list. In any situation no poor person should remain deprived of ration. CM Shri Chouhan was listening to people’s problems under Samadhan Online today. He redressed about a dozen complaints. He issued instructions to suspend 6 officials, terminate 3 employees for negligence and make payment to concerned applicants after recovery of compensation from 3 officials/employees. CM Shri Chouhan listened to the woes of applicants at the Mantralaya. Meanwhile Jamuna Bai of Ujjain who had demanded financial assistance following the death of her husband from drowning was provided financial aid of Rs 4 lakhs. The Cm also assured to provide pension etc according to eligibility. Similarly instructions were issued to suspend tehsildar Shri K.N. Ojha and concerned patwari for delay in redressal of a case of undisputed land transfer case of Shri Satyam Shrivastava of Khurai of Sagar district. Instructions were issued to suspend Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education’s Assistant Secretary Shri Rammohan Patel and Section Officer and Assistant Grade-3 for delay in correction of name in the 10th and 12th marksheet of Sushri Sapna Rai, daughter of Shri Ramsharan Singh of Sagar. Notice was issued to an executive engineer of Public Works Department for delaying payment of compensation for acquisition of land of Shri Yashwant Rudrawal and others of Bhanpura in Mandsaur district in road construction.
Compensation to applicants
A show cause notice was issued to naib tehsildar for delay in providing land rights loan book to Smt. Manobai of Kushmi of Jabalpur district. Instructions were given to provide Rs 3250 as compensation under Public Service Delivery Guarantee Scheme to concerned applicant. Instructions were given to provide low price foodgrain to BPL applicant Shri Gouradhya Ahirwar of Rognathpur Chorathari village of Guna district. Instructions were given to make payment of Rs one lakh 35 thousand fees for admission of Shri Jaiprakash Sharma of Gwalior in IIT Roorkee after he passed with over 94 percent in 12th board under Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana. Gram Panchayat Secretary and Employment Assistant were terminated for delay in providing death certificate to Smt. Kala Bai of Baroda Dahi of Dhar district. Instructions were given to recover compensation amount from MPEB Assistant Engineer and Junior Engineer for delay in redressal of power meter complaint by Shri Garibdas Kol of Mudwara of katni district and pay Rs 8000 to concerned applicant. Instructions were given to suspend Janpad Panchayat CEO and terminate concerned clerk for negligence in payment of assistance fund of Rs 25, 000 to Shri Rakeshdeo Pandey of Dhenki village in Singrauli district for his daughter’s marriage. Similarly, Shri Narendra Singh Chouhan of Bhainsola village of Ratlam district had complained that Naljal Yojana had not started which was started and instructions were given for probe into the matter. Shri Madhosingh Ahirwar of Khoksi village of Ashoknagar district had complained of not having received benefits of Ladlli Laxmi Yojana. It was told that the concerned person’s certificate was released two years back but as the applicant was residing in Indore , the certificate could not be provided to him. But now the applicant’s certificate has been provided to his relative.
Payment to be made on December 15 under Bhavantar Bhugtan yojana
CM Shri Chouhan instructed officials to ensure that there are no irregularities in the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Verification should be made with all seriousness so that no farmer remains deprived of benefits. He said that the price difference of the account between November 1 and 30 will be deposited in the farmers accounts by December 15 for which all preparations should be made. He said that this is a revolutionary scheme for the farmers welfare. He issued instructions to start closed Nal Jal schemes and prepare an emergency strategy for adequate supply of drinking water.
Narmada Jayanti to be celebrated on January 24 with zeal
Shri Chouhan told that a massive sammelan of Narmada Seva Samitis will be organized on December 11 at Jabalpur on completion of one year of the narmada Seva Yatra. Narmada Sevaks, voluntary organization office-bearers, office-bearers of panchayat and urban bodies, seers etc, will take part in it. Narmada Jayanti will be celebrated on January 24, 2018. He instructed officials to make preparations. He also said that all arrangements should be made to protect the saplings planted on the banks of Narmada. He issued instructions to ensure arrangements for paddy purchase and supply of adequate fertilizers. He said that all arrangements should be ensured to celebrate Anandotsav from January 14 to 21, 2018. He congratulated districts for their outstanding performance in grievance redressal. He congratulated police and forest department officials. 57 services have been marked under Samadhan Ek Din programme.


aa State level Shikhar Khel Alankaran Samaroh today
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will honour four players of Rio Para Olympics, Shri Davendra Jhajhariya (Javelin Throw), Shri Mariappan Thangavelu (High Jump), Sushri Deepa Malik (Short Put) and Shri Varun Singh Bhati (High Jump) at T.T. Nagar Stadium on Tuesday. Cheques of Rs 50 lakh each will be presented to gold medal winners of Rio Para Olympics, Rs 40 lakh to silver medal winners and Rs 25 lakhs to bronze medal winners in the presence of Union Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Woman wrestler Sushri Sakshi Malik of Rio Olympics will be honoured with Rs 25 lakh for winning bronze medal during the samaroh. Along with this, Rs 5 lakh each will be given to Sushri Anuradha Devi, P. Susheela Chanu, Renuka Yadav and L. Felli of Madhya Pradesh State Womens’ Hockey Academy in the Indian Women’s Hockey team in Rio-Olympic-2016.
28 sports personalities to be awarded
Total 28 players of the state have been selected for various sports awards this year. This includes 10 players for Vikram Award, 14 players for Eklavya Award, two trainers for Vishwamitra award, one Malkhamb player for Late Prabhash Joshi Award and one player for Lifetime Achievement Award.


aa CM Shri Chouhan mourns Shri Shashi Kapoor’s death
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed grief over the demise of Padma Bhushan Shri Shashi Kapoor who received the most prestigious award of Indian Cinema –the Dada Saheb Phalke award. In his message, the Chief Minister said that Late Shri Kapoor was a multi talented actor. He acquired success in various fields of Hindi films and on stage. His contribution on stage and the cine world is unforgettable. Shri Chouhan prayed to God to grant eternal peace to the departed soul. He also expressed his sympathies to the bereaved families


aa Pension of Bhopal gas tragedy widows to continue
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 December 2017

Addressing a gathering at the All Religions’ Prayer Meet organized on the 33rd anniversary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy at the Central Library here today Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the night of December 3, 1984 cannot never be forgotten when our city had turned into a city of death. This tragedy is not something to be forgotten. He said that we must ponder on which direction we are heading to in the mad run for material development which has put our lives at stake. Stressing on the need for maintaining a balance between development and environment, Shri Chouhan said that there should be a check on the tendency of polluting environment in the name of development. The Chief Minister said that efforts for treatment and rehabilitation of all the affected victims of gas tragedy continue. He said that we should take the resolve that such an incident is not repeated. Shri Chouhan said that in the mad race for development we should see to it that the world does not become a place unfit for us to live in. The system should be such that the environment and climate should not be damaged and the earth does not become poisonous. Shri Chouhan said that the pension of the women who lost their husbands in the Bhopal gas tragedy will continue. The religious leaders of Sanatan, Islam, Sikhs, Christians, Jain, Buddhists and Bohra religion conducted prayers during the prayer meet. A two-minute silence was observed in memory of those who were killed in the tragic incident. Minister of State for Cooperatives and Gas Relief (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gauri Singh, representatives of political parties and elite citizens were present during the programme.


aa Revenue Minister Shri Gupta performs bhoomi-pujan of paving block
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 December 2017

Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta performed bhoomi-pujan for paving block at Ashok Nagar in Shivaji Nagar and Sagar Garden Home of Ward-30. He issued instructions to complete construction on time. Shri Gupta gave information about the various public welfare schemes. Local public representatives were present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Congratulates Citizens on Milad Un Nabi
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan extended best wishes to the citizens on the occasion of Birth Day- Milad Un Nabi of Prophet Mohammad Sahab. In his message, Shri Chouhan said that messages of Prophet Mohammad Sahab give inspiration for brotherhood, patience and tolerance. His preaching towards human welfare is still relevant.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Hands over House Allotment letter to Father of Valliant Youth Late Deepak Sahu
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan handed over a house allotment letter to Shri Kailash Sahu, the father of the valiant youth Late Deepak Sahu of Bhopal who laid his life while saving lives of the people. Shri Chouhan handed over the allotment letter at CM House today. Deepak Mishra lost his life on July, 2016 due to drowning while saving the lives of the people during the heavy rain. The house was allotted to Shri Sahu by the Bhopal Development Authority in Naya Basera-Kotra Sultanabad under the J.N.N.U.R.M. scheme. An announcement was made in this regard by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan earlier. Margin money towards the house will not be taken from Shri Sahu. E.W.S. house has been allotted to him under the scheme. Shri Sahu informed that his son lost his life while saving the lives of 20 people during the heavy rain. A financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh was also made available to him by the Chief Minister at that time. President Sahu Community Shri Narendra Sahu was also present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Inaugurates State Illness Assistance Portal
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 December 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated State Illness Assistance Portal today. Minister for Health Shri Rustam Singh and Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh were present on the occasion. This portal will facilitate monitoring of State Illness Assistance Fund beside online approval. Information on approval of State Illness Assistance Fund cases and information as regard to the beginning of treatment will be provided to patients through SMS now. Patients are required to present himself/herself only once before the medical board. They can take treatment in private hospitals recognized by the government and medical colleges of their own choice. The medical board will now be able to send patients directly to the recognized private hospitals and medical colleges from the districts except divisional district headquarters. CM Shri Chouhan also released brochure of Mukhya Mantri Swasthaya Seva Camps on the occasion. Mukhya Mantri Health Camps will be organized in all the 51 districts of the state between January 5 and February 11. Eligible beneficiaries of State Illness Assistance Fund and children will be benefitted under the Mukhya Mantri Bal Hridaya Upchaar Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Bal Shravan Upchaar Yojana under these camps. Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gauri Singh, Commissioner Health Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil and Officers were present on the occasion


aa Study hard, play a lot and reach for the sky: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 November 2017

Destitute children staying in orphanages met Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his residence today. The CM gifted them with warm clothes. The children welcomed him amidst claps. Overwhelmed by the warm welcome, the Chief Minister hugged them and spoke to them at length. The Chief Minister told the children not to let go any opportunity to study. He told them to study hard, play a lot and keep their aim as high as the sky. He said that they could be anything from a doctor, to a lawyer, engineer or an officer if they were determined. He said that they should work hard to move ahead because they could acquire a top post only if t hey studied hard. It may be noted that a prominent Hindi daily has taken up the responsibility of the destitute children’s education and health examination. Every year these children are made to meet distinguished personalities and they are taken for an educational tour.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Completes 12 years as Chief Minister of State
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was congratulated for completing 12 years as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh by Public Representatives, Eminent Citizens and Officers-Employees, who reached CM House to extend their good wishes. Citizens began visiting the CM House since morning. The prominent citizens felicitated the Chief Minister by presenting bouquets and garlands, congratulated him and prayed for his long, healthy and successful life. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that mission of his life is to bring happiness, peace and prosperity in the lives of the common men. Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh was also present on the occasion. Minister for Urban Development Smt. Maya Singh, Minister for School Education Kunwar Vijay Shah, Minister of State for Backward Class and Minority Welfare (Independent Charge) Smt. Lalita Yadav, MLAs Shri Vishnu Khatri, Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Barnval congratulated the Chief Minister and prayed for his healthy and prosperous life.


aa Campaign to be Launched to Facilitate Employment to Youths: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while extending gratitude towards the common men on completing 12 years of his tenure as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, during the interaction with the media, said that he will continue working like a dedicated Lok Sevak. He further mentioned that he has worked during the last 12 years by making public service a mission. Bond with the people has become stronger and has received affection, cooperation and companionship of the people. This is a real power, he added. Shri Chouhan stated that focus has been laid on employment generation and skill development now. A target has been set to provide employment to 7 lakh 50 thousand youths every year. Campaign will be launched in this connection. Constant efforts are being made for happiness and prosperity of the common men. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that since independence till year 2003, a total of 7 lakh 50 thousand hectare area was irrigated. Forty lakh hectare area was irrigated during the last 12 years and increase of 5 lakh hectare area is being made every year. Shri Chouhan mentioned that several new milestones of development have been established and many historic works have been undertaken during these 12 years. He further mentioned that implementation of welfare schemes of people’s choice with their cooperation and suggestions have become a new initiative. Mentioning about the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Protsahan Yojana, Shri Chouhan said that this scheme has been prepared on the suggestion of students to enable meritorious students not to lag behind in education due to lack of funds. Referring to the Krishak Udhyami Yojana, Shri Chouhan stated that other works relating to agriculture should also be linked to the livelihood of farmers. An action-plan is being made in this regard. He further mentioned that efforts are being made by the state government to ensure residential land to all the poor persons


aa Journalists from Assam meet Chief Minister
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 November 2017

A delegation of Journalists from Assam paid courtesy visit to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today. This delegation has come to the state to understand the history, art-culture, efforts of good governance beside development competency of the state. Discussing about the moral values of Assam state besides folk culture, Shri Chouhan said that the art and culture, public life and natural beauty have made Assam as distinctive state of India. He further mentioned that Assam and Madhya Pradesh will take a new development initiative in their respective states by learning mutually from each other. He extended best wishes to the people of Assam on behalf of Madhya Pradesh. The delegation congratulated and extended best wishes to Shri Chouhan for successful completion of 12 years as Chief Minister of the state. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that the governments of Madhya Pradesh and Assam will move forward following the mantra “Sabka Saath- Sabka Vikas” of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The delegation handed over a letter written by the Assam’s Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal to the CM Shri Chouhan. CM Shri Sonowal in his letter, mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is moving rapidly on the path of development under the leadership of Shri Chouhan. Lauding Shri Chouhan, Shri Sonowal has said that a new development model has been created by Madhya Pradesh by taking along people of all the walks of life. Members of the delegation gathered information on development process of the state. This visit will help strengthening mutual development, cultural understanding and strong bond between the 2 states. Senior Information Officer of Information and Public Relations Department, Assam Shri Jahid A. Tapadar read out the letter of Assam’s CM. Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations Department, Assam Shri Pranjeet Hazarika felicitated CM Shri Chouhan on behalf of the delegation. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was felicitated by putting on the traditional dress of Assam. Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari were present on the occasion.


aa Divyang Tushar, Role Model of Cleanliness Campaign Gets Digital Hearing Aid
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 November 2017

Resident of village Kumhari of district Balaghat, the 8 years old Divyang boy Tushar can hear now. The District Administration of Balaghat, holding a public felicitation function in the town, presented him a digital hearing aid. Moreover, proper education arrangements have also been made for Tushar by the district administration It may be highlighted that the initiative of Tushar, to make his village open defecation free was wholeheartedly applauded by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the 38th episode of ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme broadcasted on November 26 from Akashvani. The Prime Minister had said that the example like Tushar is an inspiration for all of us.


aa Work with Transparency to Avoid Need for Observers
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 November 2017

Entire election process should be conducted with full transparency to avoid need for observers. Include all the name of the eligible voters in the voters list. State Election Commissioner Shri R. Parshuram gave these instructions in the training programme of Deputy-Election Officers, Assistant returning Officers, Master Trainers and E-Managers. He mentioned that do not consider gentleness as weakness. Strict action will be taken against the negligence, he added. Officers of Dhar, Badwani, Khandwa, Guna, Shivpuri, Anuppur, Rewa, Dewas, Sidhi and Singrauli districts participated in the training. Elections in Urban Bodies of these districts are proposed in the ensuing days. Shri Parshuram stated that any election should not be considered as small. Every election is important. Read the election manual with utmost seriousness. He said that every officer and employee should discharge duties with full devotion. Secretary State Election Commission Smt. Sunita Tripathi said that election process should be completed according to the directives of the Commission. Deputy Secretary Shri Deepak Saxena informed about the online nomination procedure and handling of EVM. The other Deputy Secretary Shri Girish Sharma gave information on law and order, model code of conduct, election expenditure accounts and SENSE. Queries of the trainees were also solved on this occasion


aa Society’s support in building new state and new India must : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the society must support the government at every step to build a new state and a new India. When all the voluntary organisations make united efforts the state and the country will definitely change. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the gathering at the Mukhya Mantri Utkrisht Swaichhik Sangathan Puruskar Vitaran Samaroha organised by the Jan Abhiyan Parishad at the CM House here today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan awarded the voluntary organizations for outstanding contribution at the district and block level at the Samaroha. Health Minister Shri Rustum Singh was also present. CM Shri Chouhan said that medals will be given to those who worked hard during the Narmada Seva Yatra. Jan Abhiyan Parishad is undertaking several works in the field of social service. The Parishad has brought several voluntary organizations working in different fields under one roof. The Parishad has worked for environment, river conservation, water conservation, awareness against social evils, Narmada Seva Yatra, Simhastha and Expantion of education. Jan Abhiyan Parishad has assisted in all important campaigns of the state government. With the help of voluntary organizations, impossible work can also be completed. Shri Chouhan said that Narmada Seva Yatra is a mission and will continue for other rivers also. A meeting of Narmada Seva committees will be organized on coming December 11 in Jabalpur. CM Shri Chouhan said that Adi Shankaracharya worked for the cultural unity of India. He put light on Advait Darshan to the world and told that there is the same awareness in each human being. The massive statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya will be established at Omkareshwar. Clay will be collected from every village for the statue. Seers and the society will lead the Adi Guru Ekatma Yatra. He said that this yatra will begin on coming December 19 and end on January 22. He urged for active participation of Jan Abhiyan Parishad in the yatra. Jan Abhiyan Parishad Vice President Shri Pradeep Pandey gave the welcome address and gave the outline of the programme. CM Shri Chouhan distributed 44 district and 182 block level Mukhya Mantri Utkrisht Swaichhik Sangathan awards. Among those who took part in the programme included CM Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan, State Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey, Parishad's Vice President Shri Raghavendra Gautam, Executive Director Shri Dhirendra Pandey and Adiguru Ekatma Yatra Coordinator Shri Vijay Dubey.


aa School children will now say Jai Hind Sir instead of Yes Sir
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 November 2017

The state’s one lakh 22 thousand students of government schools will from now on address their teachers as Jai Hind Sir/Jai Hind Madam instead of Yes Sir/Yes Madam. School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah today made this announcement on the 69th NCC Day at the Shaurya Smarak. An advisory in this connection will be issued to private schools also. School Education Minister said that the Air wing and Naval wing of NCC will be introduced in Khandwa. Government will make every effort to begin NCC wings in other places also in the state. Shri Shah said that so far more than 11 lakh persons have visited Shaurya Smarak. Major General A.K. Sapra gave information about the achievements of NCC. He told that NCC cadets planted 40 thousand saplings on the banks of Narmada river during the “Namami Devi Narmade” campaign. Shri Sapra told that NCC cadet Shri Amritlal had received bravery award in 1964 at Pachmarhi. Shri Shah awarded NCC officials and cadets for their remarkable services. He gave away awards to Lavanya Kushwaha, Rishabh Singh, Ayush Tiwari, M.P. Sarathe, Darshana Mishra, Ayush Singh, Archana Kushwaha, Shivani, Rahul Singh, Pramit Vadeka, Yashraj Singh, Chaya Vishwakarma, Yogesh Gupta, Aditya Patel, Vikas Pal, A.C. Jain, Shravya Mehta, Shubhangi Sharma, Shalini and Revati Prabhakaran. Meanwhile, cadets presented a cultural programme also.


aa Constitution gave equal rights to all sections
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 November 2017

The Constitution of India grants equal rights to all sections. Freedom fighters formed the country’s Constitution in which Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar played an important role. This was said by Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta at a programme organised on Constitution Day at Naya Basera, Bhopal. Minister of State for Scheduled Caste, Tribal Welfare and General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya also took part in the programme. Shri Gupta said that Dr. Ambedkar was honoured all over the world for his knowledge and made India proud. He said that state government held the Constitution of India in high esteem. MoS Shri Arya said that Dr. Ambedkar gave priority to equality towards all in the Constitution. MLA Shri Surendranath Singh also addressed the programme


aa CM Shri Chouhan reaches Late. Shri Raja Dubey’s hometown
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached village Tendudabar in Sagar district, the hometown of Sagar District President of BJP Late Shri Raja Dubey this morning. CM Shri Chouhan met Late Shri Dubey’s family members and expressed his sympathies. Shri Chouhan offered floral tribute to Late Shri Dubey and prayed for peace to the departed soul. Union Minister of State Dr. Virendra Kumar, State’s Home and Transport Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, MP Shri Lakshminarayan Yadav and Shri Prahlad Patel, MLA Shri Shailendra Jain and Shri Pradeep Lariya besides administrative officials, public representatives and people in a large number offered floral tribute to Late Shri Dubey at his hometown


aa Land Rights Campaign to be conducted from January 26: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Land Rights Campaign will be conducted in the state from January 26, 2018. Land rights will be given to all the eligible landless persons for dwelling during the campaign. He further mentioned that the pucca houses will be provided to the eligible houseless families of the state till 2022. Shri Chouhan made these announcements while addressing the Adiwasi Sammelan, Nasha Mukti Abhiyan evam Shivpanthi Satsang Mela at village Sankota of Tahsil Nasrullah Ganj-District Sehore on Wednesday. Chief Minister’s Wife Smt. Sadhna Singh was also present in the convention. Shri Chouhan informed about Charan Paduka Abhiyan, Poshan Ahaar Vitran and Ganvesh Nirman Yojana in the convention. He informed that work for Poshan Ahaar and Ganvesh Nirman will be carried out through local women self-help groups. Moreover, arrangement will be made to give training to the members of the self –help groups as per the requirement for this work. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that addiction is an enemy of valuable human life. Staying away from intoxication is the first condition for the progress of the society. Shri Chouhan also administered pledge to the members of the tribal community to quit addiction on the occasion.
Government High School to be Opened in Village Sankota
Informing about the Free Education, Uniform, Smart Phone and Medhavi Chhatra Yojana, Shri Chouhan appealed to the Tribal community to send their wards to schools; all the educational arrangements will be made by the state government. New hostel will also be constructed for boys and girls, he added. Shri Chouhan made an announcement for starting a Government High School in village Sankota from the next academic session. Minister for Cottage and Village Industry Shri Antar Singh Arya, Shri Ramesh Barela, Smt. Nirmala Barela and Shri Sunil Barela specially graced the programme. Guru Shri Kalusingh, Mataji Sumli Bai, other Gurus, Chairman of MARKFED Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, Public Representatives and Members of Barela Tribal Community of various districts wre present in large number.
Barela Tribal Wholeheartedly Love CM Shri Chouhan
Shri Omprakash Barela of Barela community is a teacher in Primary School, Bavdikheda. He says that addiction was never considered a vice in the Barela community earlier. Every youth used to consume alcohol. Tremendous change has come during the last 5 years. The youths have taken a resolution to quit alcohol. Shri Omprakash further mentions that the educated persons of the Barela community have come forward to work for this noble cause while taking the resolution to bring reforms in the community. They organize a big programme every year in the guidance of Head of the Community Maharaj Kalubaba and administer pledge to the people to quit alcohol by offering them milk. Secretary Gram Panchayat Chakaldi, Rakesh Barela says that the de-addiction campaign is being conducted since long time. This campaign was begun from Badwani and Sendhwa. Currently, we hold programmes at places, wherever the members of the Barela community dwell in the state. A big reform has been witnessed in the community. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan is an ideal for the youths of the Barela community. He has great affection for us. We also wholeheartedly love him. He encourages us to make the addiction free society and his words have greatly motivated the community. Shri Sher Singh Barela works to generate awareness amid the members of the Barela community. He is a prerak shikshak by profession and is connected with the Ladkui Primary School. He states that Barela community has a big devotion for Lord Shiva but they were habitual of intoxication. Immense change has come now. He says that visit of CM Shri Chouhan to the Barela community and talk about the de-addiction is a matter of great importance for us. Shri Sunil Barela connected with the programme mentions that the Shivpanthi Satsang is organized every year in the Barela community. It is being organized at village Sankota of Gram Panchayat Rafiqganj the first time. There is a tradition to celebrate Nag Diwali in the Barela community at the harvesting time of Kharif crops. This programme was organized at village Pipaljhola of Bhagwanpura tahsil-district Khargone last year.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Urges Youths to Keep Freedom Intact
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged youths to keep the freedom intact which has been gained by the country after a lot of sacrifice, devotion and struggle. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Group Recital Programme of National Song at Nehru Stadium of Indore today. He said that youths must ensure their active participation in important activities like conservation of forest, wild life, environment, river and water conservation. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that unity in diversity is the identity of our nation. We will have to maintain it. Referring to the freedom struggle, he said that we got freedom as a result of sacrifices and devotion of revolutionaries. Revolutionaries used to get strength from the national Song Vande Matram. Shri Chouhan further said that every citizen has to understand the importance of unity and integrity of the country and has to protect it. Acharya Shri Rishabhchand Surishwar Maharaj said that India is a land of culture. Learned and Wise personalities of different religions are born here. MLA Shri Kailash Vijavargiya, Mayor Smt. Malini Gour, Central Coordinator of Hindu Adhyaatmik evam Seva Foundation Shri Gunvant Singh Kothari and Shri Vinod Agrawal were also present in the programme. Total 51 thousand students recited National Song Vande Matram together in the programme organized by Sanskritik evam Naitik Prashikshan Sansthan. Cultural programmes focusing patriotism were also presented.


aa Electricity to reach All Majras -Tolas by December End
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that electricity will be provided in all the Majras-Tolas of the state by December end. He was addressing the Mukhya Mantri Swa-Rozgar evam Koushal Sammelan and Antodaya Mela held at Manawar of district Dhar. He further mentioned that MoUs have been inked with the private companies to provide employment to 5 lakh unemployed youths. This will facilitate employment to the ITI trained youths. Shri Chouhan said that water for irrigation will be provided to the Manawar and Kuchhi areas by completing the construction work of fourth phase of Omkareshwar project speedily. He made announcements for starting Women ITI, 100 bed hospital, and to start post graduate classes from the next academic session in Manawar beside opening of new college in Umrawan. Shri Chouhan dedicated and laid foundation of 15 construction works costing Rs. 600 crore. Cheques/sanction letters of various schemes have been distributed to 3143 beneficiaries on the occasion. Four hundred youths were selected by the private companies for the employment during the Swa-Rozgar evam Koushal Sammelan. CM Shri Chouhan stated that cycles besides uniform will be purchased and provided to the children from the next academic session. He said that uniform stitching work will be given to the women self help groups. Moreover, the supply work of nutritious food will also be given to the women self help groups now. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also saw the exhibition. Minister for Animal Husbandry Shri Antar Singh Arya, Member of Parliament Smt. Savitri Thakur, MLAs Smt. Ranjana Baghel, Smt. Neena Vikram Verma, Shri Kalu Singh Thakur, Shri Belsingh Bhuriya, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Malti Mohan Patel and other Public Representatives were present on the occasion


aa Employment Opportunities to be Provided to Youths in Non-Government Sector
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that employment opportunities will be provided to youths in non-government sector. Proper training is being imparted to the youths in this connection. He further mentioned that the state government will bear interest for 5 years on loan being provided to the youths to set up industry under the Yuva Udhyami Yojana. He appealed to the youths to ensure their partnership in the development of Madhya Pradesh by establishing industry. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the Vikas Yatra, Kaushal Vikas-sah-Antodaya Mela organized at Jaithari of Anuppur district today. CM Shri Chouhan stated that any person born in the state will not become landless. The state government will provide land to all the landless persons. All the landless persons will have land by April 14, 2018. A special campaign is being organized in the state. Shri Chouhan further said that the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a unique scheme, large number of houses are being constructed in the state under the scheme. The people of the state will be benefitted by this scheme, he added. Campaign to be Conducted to Provide Foot wears, Slippers and Water Bottles to Tendu Leaf Collectors Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that a campaign to provide foot wears, slippers and water bottles to the tendu leaf collectors will be conducted soon. He said that the grievances of the people of jaithari are being redressed speedily. Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of roads and other development works costing Rs. 336 crore for Anuppur district. He mentioned that the Anuppur district will not lag behind in any sector. CM Shri Chouhan distributed benefits over Rs. 15 crore to 3500 beneficiaries under the various welfare schemes. At the beginning of the programme, Shri Chouhan performed Kanya Poojan and garlanded the statue of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya. Minister in-charge Shri Sanjay Satyendra Pathak, Members of Parliament Shri Gyan Singh, Shri Prabhat Jha, MLA Shri Ramlal Routel, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Roopmati Singh, Vice Chairman of Vindhya Development Authority Shri Ramdas Puri, Member of Antodaya Committee Shri Omprakash Diwedi, Prominent Citizens, Public Representatives and Villagers in large number were present in the programme.


aa Newly Appointed Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari takes Charge
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 November 2017

Newly appointed Commissioner of Public Relations, Shri P. Narhari took charge at Directorate of Public Relations today. The outgoing Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan while welcoming the newly appointed Commissioner handed over the charge to Shri P. Narhari. After assuming the charge, the newly appointed Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari held a meeting of the Senior Officers of the Directorate. He also inspected the various sections of the Directorate.


aa Ekta Utsav organized in Sangai and Kohima under “Ek Bharat-Shresth Bharat”
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 November 2017

While Sangai Mahotsav will be organized in Imphal (Manipur), Hornbill festival will be organized in Kohima (Nagaland) under “Ek Bharat-Shresth Bharat” scheme. Folk artistes of Madhya Pradesh will give attractive performances of folk dances Karama and Saila during the event. Ek Bharat-Shresth Bharat is actually a festival of unity in diversity in Indian culture. A 16-member team led by folk artistes group head Shri Patiram Marco (Dindori) will give its performance at the Sangai festival on November 28 and 29. A folk artist group of Madhya Pradesh will give dance performance at the Hornbill festival on December 2. It may be noted that Karma and Saila are popular dance forms of the Gond tribe.
Karma dance
Karma dance is an inspiration for karm. Villagers consider Shram (Labour) as their Karma. In eastern Madhya Pradesh we celebrate Karma Puja festival. There is Karma dance in the festival. Adivasis residing in Vindhya and Satpuda areas do not perform karma puja, instead they perform karma dance only for happiness, enthusiasm and inspiration. Except rainy season, Gond adivasis perform karma dance in all seasons. This dance develops amidst the busy activities of life because of which the Karma songs have a lot of variety. In Madhya Pradesh Karma dance song has a wide area. Its expanse can be seen in Gond and Baiga adivasis from far-flung Chhattisgarh to Mandla.
Saila dance
Saila dance is performed in the moonlit nights of the autumn. The name Saila comes from the long stick in hand during the dance. The dance is popularly known to be performed to appease Adidev. It is said that upset with Sarguja’ Rani, Adidev went to Badhesur Amarkantak. There the dance began after cutting bamboos. Karma, Saila are popular dance forms of Gond tribe


aa CM Shri Chouhan to make payment of Rs 135 crore by one click Today
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will deposit an amount of Rs 135 crore rupees by one click in bank accounts of 1,35, 545 farmers registered under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in a Kisan Mahasammelan in Ujjain on November 22. All the farmers are those who have sold their notified crops under the scheme in the Krishi Upaj Mandi between October 16 and 31. The highest number of farmers benefited under the scheme are 12, 041 from Rajgarh district, 10, 290 from Ujjain district, 8,255 from Dewas district and 7,589 farmers from Sehore district. Till today, farmers registered under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana have already sold 16.13 lakh metric tonnes notified crops. At present, registration of new farmers is undergoing at 3500 e-procurement centers between November 15 and 25. So far, 1 lakh 4 thousand applications have been received for new registration. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan's speech will be broadcast live from Kisan Mahasammelan. Farmers will watch this live broadcast in 257 mandis and arrangement is being made for this


aa Take Immediate Action with Sensitiveness to Prevent Crime against Women
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that immediate and strict action with full sensitiveness should be taken to prevent crimes against women in order to generate fear among the criminals. Prepare division wise strategy to control crimes. Make strong arrangements at district level to tackle cyber crimes. Moreover, conduct an awareness campaign to stop fraud by chit-fund companies. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the I.Gs. –D.I.Gs. Conference at Police Head Quarters here today. Minister for Home Shri Bhupendra Singh was also present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that Police in Madhya Pradesh has faced every challenge with utmost dedication and devotion. Police’s achievements are proud worthy. Law and order is such a field, where new challenges emerge constantly. The methods of crime are changing in accordance to the fast developing technology. Cyber crime is thriving in the society in the form of new challenge. We will have to stop it with strictness. Constant patrolling should be conducted at the places like women hostels, colleges, schools and coaching centers. He further mentioned that constant patrolling should be carried out by up to beat level team. Ensure effective presence of police in the areas. Generate trust for security and safety among the people by proper use of resources, he added. Give Comprehensive Information to People on Facilities like Help Line Number and E-Cop Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave instructions to give comprehensive information to the people about the facilities like helpline number and e-cop. Impart training to the girl students for self defense and spread awareness among them. Take help from Village and City Safety Committees, N.C.C, N.S.S., Shaurya Bal, Tejasvini Groups besides police force. Establish one stop center in all the districts. Character verification of school bus driver and conductor should be carried out mandatorily and rule to have women conductor in school buses should be ensured strictly. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that the CCTV cameras should be installed in school buses within time limit. Cooks and sanitary staff should be women in all women hostels. Also, CCTV cameras should be installed at the entrance road of women hostels. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that Public Safety Bill should be presented in the ensuing assembly session.
Prepare Special Strategy to Prevent Drugs
CM Shri Chouhan stated that many districts have undertaken good work to prevent communal incidents. Keep constant vigilance on such kind of incidents. Make coordination better between various branches of the police department and other departments. Prepare cases for compulsory retirement of inactive and staff with bad record who have completed 20 years of service or have attained 50 years of age. Shri Chouhan said that the state government has made changes in the sand mining policy. This will help people to get sand conveniently as per their requirement and will enhance the employment opportunities. He further stated that the police department should continue action to stop illegal sand mining. Special strategy should be made to prevent drugs. Take stringent action against big criminals. Moreover, prepare a scheme to provide employment to Sikligars who are engaged in illegal trade in Khargone-Badwani district.
Special Cell for Cyber Security in Every District
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that cyber security system should be made better. Make special cell for cyber security in every district. Take effective action in the cases of CM Helpline. Initiate action as per the provisions of law against the misleading advertisement shown in the electronic media. Take effective action on NSA and externment related cases. Shri Chouhan further stated that a stringent action should be taken to stop usury. Initiate action with special attention on the cases of missing girls in tribal areas. He mentioned that an action should be taken to stop illegal transportation of cow progeny. The Police Department must continue better work to maintain peaceful atmosphere beside ensuring law and order situation in the state. Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla has informed that an action plan has been prepared to control crimes keeping in view the challenges of ensuing year. Two women constables in each police station will be posted within the next 3 years. Rest room arrangement for women will also be made in the police stations. Special vigilance is being maintained at the roads of the state borders to stop illegal transportation of cow progeny. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan released Statistical Data -2017 on the occasion. Senior Officers of the Police Head Quarter and I.Gs – DIGs of the state were present on the occasion


aa Rs 203 crore approved for construction of college hostel
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 November 2017

The Cabinet approved extension of the College Hostel Scheme of Tribal Affairs Department for coming three years at the Cabinet meeting held here today chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Under the scheme, 84 boys hostels and 68 girls hostels total 152 post-metric hostels are being transformed into college hostels to make residential facility available for students studying in the colleges. Total 7600 students are residing here. Total 62 buildings will be constructed in the coming 3 years which includes32 hostels without buildings and 30 new hostels. The Cabinet has granted approval of Rs 203 crore 32 lakhs for extension of the scheme for coming 3 years. The Cabinet has granted approval for extension of scholarship scheme of Class 9 and 10 of the tribal Affairs Department. Approval has been granted of Rs 290 crore 82 lakh 20 thousand and extension from 2017-18 to 2019-20 under the scheme. Target has been set to benefit as many as 13 lakh 56 thousand students of Class 9-10 in the coming 3 years. The Cabinet has given its approval to continue construction of residential houses for officers and employees of Revenue department. Total Rs 38 crores will be spent on construction of the houses in the year 2017-18, Rs 37 crore 40 lakh in year 2018-19 and Rs 24 crore 80 lakhs in year 2019-20. The Cabinet has granted approval to extend the scheme for construction of toilet, ramps, lifts and buildings to provide free environment to the disables by the Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Department and extension of Sahayta Anudan Yojana for the blind, deaf and dumb and multi-disabled/mentally retarded. The Cabinet took the decision to extend the scheme implemented in 2016-17 to provide short-term crop loans on zero percent interest rate through Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperative Societies to farmers of the state in 2017-18. Pilgrim tax imposed by Nagar Parishad Omkareshwar has been scrapped by the government. The Cabinet has decided to compensate for the annual income generated from this tax to the Nagar Parishad. Making an amendment in the Madhya Pradesh Swatantra Sangram Sainik Chikitsa Sahayta Anudan Niyam 1986, the Cabinet has decided to give rights of granting approval for treatment amount of Rs 50 thousand to the concerned district collector. Beside this, the cabinet has given approval to give all rights to sanction the amount more than Rs. 50 thousand and up to the government rates prescribed by the Public Health and family Welfare Department for treatment of serious illness to the divisional commissioner on recommendations of district collector.


aa No Negligence will be Tolerated in Crime Cases against Women: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that safety of girls and women is the topmost priority of the state government. Negligence of any kind will not be tolerated in this connection. He mentioned that the notice on complaints of crime against the girls and women should be taken immediately, F.I.R. should be registered after conducting the test immediately and if necessary medical examination should be carried out on time. Moreover, action to cancel the driving license of the culprits involved in crime against women should be initiated. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave instructions to the Collector and Superintendent of the Police to conduct joint tour of the sensitive areas to ensure the proper security arrangements. CM Shri Chouhan was gathering information from the District Collectors and Superintendents of Police as regard to the remedies and arrangements made for the girls and women’s safety through video conferencing at Mantralaya today. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla and other Senior Officers were present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan clearly stated that strict punishment to the persons committing crime against women should be ensured. Awareness regarding remedies of safety should be generated in all the sections of the society. Safety arrangements must be ensured by conducting intensive patrolling in the areas of schools, colleges, hostels, coaching centers and Bal Sampreshan Grahs. Intensive patrolling of these areas should be conducted. Collectors must hold meeting with the Superintendent of Police, Officers of the Woman and Child Development, Health and Urban Bodies at least once in a month in this connection. DGP Shri R.K. Shukla informed that the remedies for women’s safety are being ensured in all the sensitive places. Arrangements of CCTV cameras at schools, colleges and hostels and guard are being ensured. Also arrangements of CCTV camera in school buses beside presence of female teacher are being ensured. He further informed that installation of CCTV cameras in the buses of public transport has been decided till December 31.


aa Create new employment opportunities through cooperatives: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that new employment opportunities should be created through cooperatives. Form cooperative societies in separate areas and provide employment to people. Increasing employment opportunities is included in important priorities of the state government. Shri Chouhan was addressing a gathering at the concluding ceremony of the All India Cooperative Week here today. CM Shri Chouhan inaugurated the Krishak Sahakari Rin Mitra Yojana at the programme and released the Sahakarita se Antyodaya Pustika. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang was also present during the programme. CM Shri Chouhan said that the cooperative sector in state was being expanded and is moving ahead in a new form. Cooperatives will play a major role in reducing the pressure of population on farming. Madhya Pradesh is leading in the field of agriculture. Several unique innovations have been made in the field of agriculture in state which have been repeated by other states. Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is a unique scheme in which the farmers will receive price difference for sale of produce for less amount that the support price. Today the entire country is talking about this scheme. The price difference amount will be deposited in the accounts of the farmers who sell their produce under the scheme between October 16-31 during a programme to be organized on November 22 in Ujjain. Cooperative societies will take these schemes to the people in the right perspective. Sterner law against usurers Shri Chouhan said that the state government has introduced a Krishak Udyami Yojana in which children of farmers can set up units of processing of agricultural products. For this a loan of Rs 2 crores will be made available to them. Besides a 5 percent interest grant up to 5 years and 15 percent grant has also been arranged. Cooperative societies can work at a small level to increase employment opportunities. State government took the decision of supply of nutritious meals through Women Self-Help Groups. Similarly, gram panchayats have been given rights to operate the sand mines. This will help increasing employment opportunities. Youths will be imparted training of works needed to put an end to unemployment. Cooperatives should enter new areas. The law formed against usurers who harass farmers should be made sterner. Skill upgradation work through cooperatives begins Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang said that the work of skill upgradation has been started in the state through cooperatives. As many as 320 new cooperative societies have been formed in separate areas in one year. Cooperative societies have been constituted in new areas of transport, tourism and medicine. Workshops will be organized on the primary cooperative societies level in the next two months to publicize government schemes. Agricultural loan on zero percent interest is being made available to farmers of the state. Now only Rs 90,000 has to be repaid on taking a loan of Rs 1 lakh. Through these decisions the state government has realized its dream of a welfare society. CM Shri Chouhan felicitated farmers for repaying agriculture loans for five consecutive years under Krishak Sahakari Rin Mitra Yojana during the programme and they were given certificates. MP and State BJP President Shri Nandkumr Singh Chouhan, MARKFED Chairman Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Rajya Vanopaj Sahakari Sangh Chairman Shri Mahesh Kori, Shri Nemichand Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Shri P.C Meena, Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta, Cooperatives Commissioner Smt. Renu Pant and cooperative bank chairpersons and office-bearers and a large number of farmers were present in the programme


aa Film Rani Padmavati not to be released in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the film Rani Padmavati will not be released in Madhya Pradesh as it revolved around her life and acts of valour based on twisted historical facts. Shri Chouhan was addressing member of the Rajput Kshatriya community at his residence today. The CM said that the state and the country is not ready to accept insult to the sacrifice of Rani Padmavati. He said that a memorial will be set up in Bhopal to exhibit Rani Padmavati’s valour. The acts of gallantry of martyrs who laid down their lives for the country will be displayed at the proposed Veer Bhoomi Project for the future generation. Shri Chouhan said that India has taught a lesson of bravery to the world. Indian jawans have sacrificed their lives for their pride, self-respect and motherland. Such examples of acts of valour by jawans who laid down their lives for their honour cannot be heard of anywhere in the world. Shri Chouhan said that a person who does remarkable work in the honour of women will be awarded with the Rashtramata Padmavati Award. Similarly, Maharana Pratap Award will be given for bravery. Representative teams of Rajput community from various districts submitted memorandum to the Chief Minister against the distortion of historical facts in an attempt to blur the image of Rani Padmavati. State BJP President Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan said that historical facts related to Rashtramata Padmavati’s life have been distorted for money. He said that she taught us how to live for your country. She was a source of inspiration for everyone and was not only revered by the Kshatriya community but the entire India. Women Empowerment Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Yashpal Sisodia, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh, MLA Shri Rameshwar Sharma and a large number of Rajput community members were present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Pays Courtesy Visit to Vice President Shri Naidu
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan paid courtesy visit to the Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi today. This was his first visit to the Vice President. Shri Chouhan congratulated and extended best wishes to Shri Naidu on behalf of the people of the state. He also extended invitation to the Vice President Shri Naidu for a visit to Madhya Pradesh, which was accepted gladly by the Vice President Shri Naidu.


aa M.S.M.E. –Entrepreneurship Convention in Bhopal on November 17 and 18
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2017

M.S.M.E. –Entrepreneurship Convention will be held at Hotel Amer Green in Bhopal on November 17 and 18. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the Union Minister of State for M.S.M.E. Shri Giriraj Singh will inaugurate the convention at 10.30 a.m. on November 17. Panel discussions will also take place during this 2 day long convention. Informing about this, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Independent Charge) Shri Sanjay Satyendra Pathak said that the inaugural session of the convention will be held on November 17 between 10.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. The Principal Secretary of the department will give presentation focusing various activities. After this, M.S.M.E. promotion policy of Madhya Pradesh, Online EDP Module, booklet of M.S.M.E. project and booklet of agriculture entrepreneur scheme will be released. MoU with Betul Industries Association and GEM will be inked followed by distribution of M.S.M.E., entrepreneurship and UAM prizes. On the first day of the convention i.e. November 17, exhibition will be inaugurated by the guests. Different panel discussions on M.S.M.E. competitiveness and industry, vendor development and GEM besides policy and schemes for M.S.M.E. will be held later in the afternoon. Day Two –November 18 On the second day i.e. November 18, different panel discussion will be held on new business for M.S.M.E., entrepreneurship and incubation for M.S.M.E from 10.30 a.m. onwards. Exhibition An exhibition of products manufactured by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises besides Self-Employed persons is being organized on the occasion of the convention. Ancillary products of large enterprises of the state and other states besides central government’s undertakings will also be displayed in the exhibition which they wish to purchase from the M.S.M. E.s. About 200 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and self-employed persons are expected to take part in the exhibition. Moreover, about 28 large enterprises and the government undertakings are participating in the exhibition. A stall has been put by the Central Excise and Service Tax Department to apprise entrepreneurs about the GST.


aa CS Shri Singh Holds Detailed Discussions with Central Drought Relief Team
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2017

Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh held detailed discussion with the Central Drought Relief Team at Mantralaya today regarding the status of drought in the state. On this occasion, Shri Singh informed the team that the arrangements are being made by the state government through its own resources to provide potable water and employment at local level in drought affected areas. Several water bodies have been constructed to accumulate water under the 'Pani Roko Abhiyaan' in the state. The Chief Secretary emphasized on the need for fund from the central government and sanctioning of additional work under MNREGA programme. Head of Centre Drought Relief Team, Shri P.K. Borthakur said that drought situation is serious in districts of the state. Status of potable water is more serious. There is a need for preparations and proper arrangements for drinking water. Also arrangements should be made to ensure benefit of the crop insurance to the farmers on time. Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Radheshyam Julania said that due to non availability of funds under MNREGA, wages are not being paid in rural areas. It is also not possible to take up new works. Principal Secretary, Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Dr. Rajesh Rajora informed that arrangements are being made to give claim amount to the farmers at the earliest under the crop insurance scheme. Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey informed that the ten-member central drought relief team visited various districts to assess drought situation in the state. Joint Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture Shri P.K. Borthakur visited Vidisha besides Tikamgarh and two other groups toured Sagar, Damoh and Gwalior-Shivpuri districts. The central drought relief team apprised about the crop loss during visit to the agriculture fields. The team also observed dried ponds, wells and hand pumps. The team members while meeting members of Panchayat and cooperative societies beside farmers and labourers gathered information on the drought. Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri PC Meena, Principal Secretary Co-operatives Shri KC Gupta, Principal Secretary Urban Administration Shri Malay Shrivastava and other officials were present in the meeting.


aa Central Drought Relief Team Tours Vidisha and Tikamgarh Districts
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 November 2017

Central Drought Relief Team visited the drought affected villages of Vidisha and Tikamgarh districts today and took stock of the drought situation arisen from the scanty rains. Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey accompanied the team. The Central Drought Relief Team visited drought affected villages Agrapathar and Tiloni of Lateri Tahsil-District Vidisha. Members of the team took stock of the crops and potable water in these villages. Collector Shri Anil Suchari informed the team in detail about the state of drought in the district. Villagers have informed the team that scanty rains has caused destruction to the entire crop of soybean and urad and there is nothing to harvest. Potable water problem has emerged in the rural area. Wells, hand pumps and other water sources are dried up and villagers are facing problem for their livelihood. Moreover, the villagers have informed the team that shortage of cattle feed and water has become the big problem for the cattle. After the tour of drought affected villages of Tikamgarh district, Collector Shri Abhijit Agrawal informed about the scanty rains, status of potable water, ground water, kharif, rabi and available food grains besides straw through power point presentation. The team inspected agriculture fields, wells and ponds in Naiguwan, Madiya and other villages and discussed with the farmers who were present on the occasion. Local people have put forth their demand for employment and alternative arrangement for potable water before the central team. Jila Panchayat President Shri Parvatlal Ahirwar, MLAs Shri K.K. Shrivastava, Shri Anil Jain, Smt. Anita Nayak, Members of District Planning Committee Shri Abhay Pratap Singh Yadav, Chairman Orchha Development Authority Shri Surendra Singh Rathore, Public Representatives and the concerned officers were present on the occasion.


aa Construction of boundary wall of Navin Kanya HS School hostel in Rs 12 lakh
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 November 2017

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta performed bhoomi-pujan for construction of a boundary wall in the girls hostel of Government New Girls Higher Secondary School, Tulsi Nagar. Rs 12 lakh has been approved for the construction work. Shri Gupta said that the boundary wall of the school will also be constructed soon. He gave information about the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana. He said that all 12th class students should try to score more than 75 percent so that they can avail the benefits of the scheme. Local public representatives were also present on the occasion.


aa Drought Relief Team Interacted with Officers and Villagers to Know Drought’s Effects in Gwalior District
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 November 2017

Central Drought Relief Team deliberated with the Collector and Departmental Officers as regard to the situation emerged from the scanty rains in the Gwalior district on Wednesday. The team also interacted with the villagers by conducting tour of the rural areas. Collector Shri Rahul Jain apprised the team that the damage has caused to the crops of the farmers due to the scanty rains. Beside this, potable water problem has also surfaced. He informed that crops have not been sown in about 48 percent of the area because of the scanty rains. Where the crop has been sowed, the villagers are facing shortage of water for drinking and irrigation purpose. The shortage of potable water is being felt in the urban and rural areas. Potable water is distributed from the Tighra reservoir in the Gwalior city. Keeping in view the water shortage in the dam, work to supply water to Tighra is being carried out by pumping water from the Kaketo Dam. Amount has been made available by the government for this activity. Water pumping work costing Rs. 9 crore 35 lakh has been started after the approval of the tender. Moreover, the Collector informed that the rural areas are also facing water shortage. Water is not being supplied in the rural areas at present. A detail action plan has been prepared for water distribution in the rural areas. Works are being carried out under the MNREGA in the rural areas to provide employment to the villagers. Total 12 thousand 868 works are in progress in the district. Moreover, 171 new ponds have been constructed in the district. In order to provide employment to the people, process to get the works sanctioned under the MNREGA is being undertaken constantly. The members of the Drought Relief Team said that special attention should be paid to ensure maximum benefit of the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme to the farmers.
Drought Relief Team Interacts with Villagers
The Drought Relief Team visited village Barkhera of Ghatigaon block-district Gwalior and interacted with the farmers. The team visited the agriculture field of the farmer Charan Singh Adiwasi to take stock of the crop. The farmers informed that urad had been sown by them but the scanty rains has caused destruction to the entire crop. At present, the gram cop has been sown by the farmers. The gram crop is also in bad condition due to the scanty rains. Moreover, the farmers informed that the entire farming is affected in the area by the scanty rains and potable water problem is also emerging. The team also inspected Smt. Angoori Devi’s field and was told about the complete damage to the crop by her. Furthermore, the Drought Relief Team also visited village Aron and discussed about the drought situation with the farmers at Panchayat Bhavan. The farmers told the team that their entire crops have been affected by the scanty rains. Beside this, the team was also told about the unavailability of water in the hand pump. It was informed during the discussions that the water level in the village has dropped to 280 feet. Women of the village also apprised the team about the water and employment problem. Sarpanch Smt. Rajni Atul Sharma informed in detail about the situation emerging in the village due to scanty rains. Later on, the Drought Relief Team also visited Kaketa Dam to take the stock of the situation. Work is being carried out to supply water by pumping to Tighra Dam of Gwalior. The members of the team discussed the matter in detail with the officers of the Water Resources Department in this regard.


aa Samadhan-Ek Din Arrangement to be implemented in all Districts and Tahsils
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while redressing the cases of the applicants through video conferencing under the Samadhan Online at Mantralaya today, gave instructions for suspension of Chief Engineer of Public Works Department besides action against other officers-employees for negligence. CM Shri Chouhan instructed that Samadhan-Ek Din arrangement should be made from December 15, 2017 in all the districts and tahsil headquarters. Such services should be included in the arrangement which do not require record verification. These services will be provided from the public service center on the same day of application. Benefit of housing allowance scheme should be given to the scheduled caste and tribe students on taking admissions in diploma courses. Arrangement to take stamp charges for revenue services by public service centers should be abolished. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Senior Administrative Officers were present on the occasion. In the case of application of Shri Jagannath Prajapti of village Kandara Kotri district Rajgarh, wherein he informed about the non-payment of compensation amount against acquisition of land for construction of Boda to Barkhera road, the Public Works Department informed that the compensation amount was deposited in some other account due to the error. The responsible employee has been suspended for the delay in this case and show cause notices have been issued to 3 officer and employees. CM Shri Chouhan instructed that the Chief Engineer of department who has forced closed this case of C.M. helpline should be suspended. Sushri Hemlata Shakya of Dabra district Gwalior informed that she has studied in the nursing college but has not received the housing allowance. The concerned department has informed that the students is pursuing diploma course, therefore she is not entitle for housing allowance under the rule. Shri Chouhan gave instructions that rules should be amended and benefit of the scheme should be given to schedule caste and tribe students on taking admissions in diploma courses. On the application of Shri Anis Qureshi of Bhopal for not getting free medicines in Hamidia hospital, Shri Chouhan instructed for investigation in the case. He also gave instructions for conducting surprise inspection of free medicine distribution arrangement in Hamidia hospital. On the application of the handicapped youth Shri Balram s/o Shri Amar Singh of village Guradiya of district Agar-Malwa for the loan which was not sanctioned earlier under the swa-rozgar Yojana and sanctioning of less amount at later stage, CM Shri Chouhan gave instructions to initiate action by writing a letter to the senior officer of the concerned bank. On the application of Smt. Asha Saini of Indore district for not getting samman nidhi of loktantra senani after the death of her husband, Shri Chouhan instructed the AGMP Gwalior to conduct an enquiry for keeping the application in abeyance for 2 years. Moreover, on the complaint of Shri Deepu Mourya of Indore district for not getting certificate after obtaining training from the ITI, Shri Chouhan gave instructions for conducting a departmental enquiry of the concerned principal besides enquiry in all such cases. In the case of Shri Shailendra Singh and Shri Pradeep Vishwakarma of village Dhimarkheda of Katni district for delay in examination result due to non-availability of training arrangements in skill development center Umaria Pan, Shri Chouhan instructed for blacklisting the concerned assessing organization. Furthermore, on the application of Shri Kamlesh Jatav of village Bujurg Mouta –district Bhind for not getting kisan credit card owing to non-registration of patta land in the revenue record, Shri Chouhan gave instruction to initiate action for the suspension of the concerned tahsildar. In the case of Shri Vishnu Dhangar of village Hatuniya- district Neemuch for getting second installment late for the construction of the pond, CM Shri Chouhan gave instruction to conduct an enquiry against the concerned officers of the agriculture department. On the application of Shri Guru Prasad Pandey of village Balbehra-district Shahdol for not getting compensation against land acquisition for the construction of canal and on the applications of Smt. Madhuri Bhati of Ratlam district besides Smt. Rajratna Rathore for not getting marriage registration certificate on time, Shri Chouhan ordered for an enquiry in the cases. Moreover, Shri Chouhan issued instructions for special attention on the implementation of Ujjawala Yojana in the rural areas while redressing the complaint of Smt. Guddi Bai Ahirwar of village Khejra Khurd of district Ashoknagar for the delay in getting gas connection under the scheme and instructed the officials to make arrangement to avoid inconvenience to the beneficiaries in getting refills.
Special campaign to reap benefits of self-employment schemes
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed to launch a special campaign for youths to benefit from swarozgar schemes in all districts. Cases should be sent to the banks as per target under swarozgar schemes and regular follow-ups should be carried out. Diversion fee should not be taken from farmers who construct houses in their fields in rural areas. Services should be made available through Lok Seva Kendras without any time-limit. He said that good governance is topmost priority of the state government. Farmers who have not got registered earlier in Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana can now get registered on the portal between coming November 15 to 25. Shri Chouhan told to ensure that all eligible farmers are registered. The price difference of 1 lakh 55 thousand registered farmers, who have sold their crops in mandis between October 16 and 31, should be deposited in their accounts by November 20. A land-rights campaign will be launched from January 26 to April 14, 2018 to distribute land-rights certificates to homeless persons in every district. He told to ensure that no eligible person is left out in this campaign.
Officials, districts lauded for good performance
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan congratulated five districts including Indore, Betul, Alirajpur, Burhanpur and Ratlam, five district panchayats Alirajpur, Betul, Burhanpur, Mandla and Seoni, five Municipal Corporations including Ratlam, Singrauli, Bhopal, Chhindwada and Rewa for good performance on CM Helpline. Similarly, he lauded Bhind, Neemuch, Seoni, Dindori and Morena for redressal of CM Helpline complaints related to Home department and Badwani, Shajapur, Jhabua, Dewas and Neemuch district for redressal of complaints related to Forest department. Among officers-employees who were lauded for redressal of cases on CM Helpline were Assistant Commercial Tax Officer from Sagar district, Shri Yashwant Dhanoura, PHED Assistant Engineer from Narsinghpur district Shri Ranjan Singh Thakur, Assistant Health Officer of Municipal Corporation Bhopal Shri Rajiv Saxena, Junior Engineer of Energy Department of Mandsaur district Shri N.K. Prajapati, Additional Director of Khandwa district’s Transport department Shri Jagdish Prasad Billore and Public Health Engineering Assistant Engineer from Rewa district Shri H.L. Patel, Junior Supplies Officer of Ashoknagar district Shri Mahavir Rathore, Municipal Corporation Ujjain Health Officer Shri B.S. Mehte, Junior Engineer of Energy Department of Balaghat district Shri Madanlal Kashyap and Deputy Commissioner Cooperatives of Narsinghpur district Smt. Shakuntala Thakur.


aa Need to Conduct Ethical Movement with Society
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that remarkable works have been carried out in all the fields for the all round development of the state. Madhya Pradesh emerging out of the bimaru state tag has become one of the developed states by these works. Expressing concern over the decreasing moral values in the society, Shri Chouhan emphasized on the need for conducting ethical movement with the society. Shri Chouhan was speaking at the programme ‘Rising Madhya Pradesh’ organized by the ETV here today. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that historic works of infrastructure development and public welfare have been carried out in the last one decade. Amazing works have been carried out in agriculture and irrigation sector. Earlier, irrigation facility was provided on 7 lakh 50 thousand hectare area and now irrigation facility is being provided on 40 lakh hectare area. The irrigation area will be increased to 60 lakh hectare area. Steps at wide level have been taken to reduce the input cost of agriculture and to make the agriculture a profitable occupation. As a result, the agriculture growth rate is over 20 percent constantly since the last 5 years, which is a wonder not only in the country but also in the world. Moreover, Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been implemented to provide reasonable rates to the farmers, which is like a security cover to the farmers. Shri Chouhan said that earlier, electricity production was 2900 MW; it has now reached 18000 MW. Quality electricity is being supplied to all villages and cities by the production. Solar and wind power generation has also been in focus in the state. Solar power plant of capacity of 700 MW has been set up in Rewa. Around 1.25 lakh km roads have been constructed in the state. All villages will be connected through roads in next two years. Work is undergoing for electrification of all habitats. Development works are underway with pace in all urban areas. Rs 85,000 crore would be spent on the works. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that major steps have been taken to provide employment and self employment to youth. 7.5 lakh youths will be provided employment in next one year. He said that no students should be deprived of education due to lack of financial resources. A scheme has been launched to support meritorious student. Historical law has been made in the state to avail residential piece of land to all. Land rights campaign will be launched under this. Extensive work has been done in education, health, woman empowerment and tourism etc.


aa Chief Secretary apprises central team about drought situation in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 November 2017

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh apprised Central Team who are on visit to the state to take stock of drought situation in the state. Presentation was given on the basis of drought manual 2016 before the 10 members team led by the Joint Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Shri PK Borthakure, which is on tour to the state. State level review about status of crop sowing, moisture in soil collected on scientific basis, availability of water in dams etc. was put before the centre team. Details about drinking water in drought affected districts, possible arrangement for transportation of drinking water, status of fodder were given to the centre team. The central team was informed that Gwalior, Shivpuri, Ashok Nagar, Vidisha, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Damoh are the most affected districts. Sheopur, Morena, Bhind, Datia, Chhatarpur, Panna, Satna, Sidhi and Shajapur districts are also affected by drought. Beauhari and Jaysingh Nagar of Shahdol district and Manpur Tehsil of Umaria district are also affected by drought. 2.46 crore population of 17749 villages of 18 districts of the state has been affected by drought. Crop worth Rs 6126 crore has been damaged due to 97.52 lakh hectare being affected with drought. The state government has sought assistance of Rs 3,705.95 crores from the centre under Krishi Adan, drinking water, fodder supply and other items. The central team will visit Sagar, Damoh, Vidisha, Tikamgarh, Gwalior, Shivpuri and Ashok Nagar districts. Agriculture Commissioner Shri PC Meena, Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Shri Dr Rajesh Rajora, Principal Secretary, Revenue, Shri Arun Kumar Pandey, Principal Secretary, Co-operatives Shri KC Gupta, Principal Secretary, Urban Administration, Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Shri Ajit Kesari and other officials were present


aa Liquor Shops Near Girls’ Hostels, Religious Places and Schools to be Closed
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed that all the liquor shops situated near the girls’ hostels, religious places and schools should be closed. This action should be taken by preparing a list of such places. Ahatas (Shop Bars) of all the liquors shops should be closed immediately. Moreover, a special campaign should be conducted in schools and colleges to spread awareness among youths. Shri Chouhan was holding the review meeting concerning control on crime against women here today. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla were also present in the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan reviewed the activities regarding compliance of the decisions taken in meeting held last week. He mentioned that installation of GPS System and CCTV Cameras in the buses of school –colleges and public transport should be ensured necessarily. Recognition of institutions which do not observe the instructions should be cancelled. Installation of CCTV cameras should be ensured on the entrance gates of women hostels. Identify liquor shops situated in the sensitive places and initiate action to close them down. Immediate medical treatment should be provided in cases of crime against women and training should be imparted to the staff of the Health Department to bring sensitiveness among the doctors.
One Stop Center to be Established in Each District
It was informed in the meeting that girls are being contacted in schools and colleges under the special programme for prevention of crime against women by the Police Department. About 2 lakh 50 thousand women and girls would be contacted within 2 weeks under the programme. Training at wide scale will be imparted to the field staff of the police department within the next 3 months to register crime against women immediately. Immediate action will be taken by reviewing such ongoing cases. Instructions have been issued by the Transport Department for compulsory presence of woman conductor in school buses and character verification of drivers. Awareness will be spread among the students by showcasing films on good and bad touch in all the schools by the School Education Department. Constant review will be made in the cases registered on dial 100 for emergency complaints of crimes against women and 1090 helpline. One Stop Center will be established in each district before March, 2017. Proper and sufficient light arrangements would be ensured at sensitive places. Special camps will be organized in the schools by the experts in order to spread awareness on the ill effects of offensive sites. Directives issued in this connection will be monitored by the Additional Chief Secretary Home every week. Additional Director General of Police-Intelligence Shri Rajeev Tandon, ADG Women Crime Smt. Aruna Mohan Rao, Principal Secretary Woman and Child Development Shri J. N. Kansotiya, Principal Secretary Transport Shri S.N. Mishra, Principal Secretary Urban Administration Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gour Mukherjee, Principal Secretary Commercial Taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gauri Singh, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra, OSD to CM Shri Adarsh Katiyar, Commissioner Woman and Child Development Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat, Commissioner Urban Administration Shri Vivek Agrawal and Secretary Home Shri Vivek Sharma were also present in the meeting.


aa Land rights campaign to be launched for people without residential land
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that people without residential land will soon be provided land in the state. He said that after a certain period, no one will be landless. In addition, a special drive will be launched to give patta (land right) to backward tribes Saharia, Bhariya and Baiga. He issued instructions to officers to chalk out plan for land right campaign. Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh and other senior officials were present in the meeting. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed the officials that law has been made in the state to provide piece of land necessarily to those who do not have residential land. Execution of this law should be ensured strictly. He said that application should be taken from such landless people and the list should be read out in Gram Sabha meeting on January 26. Residential plots will be made available to such eligible people. Shri Chouhan said that such people are residing on the land and it is available, they should be given rights of the same land. The land is not available at the places, residential plots will be available in new areas declaring new locality systematically. Houses be availed in multi-storey buildings in urban areas sans land. Land rights letter will be given to people who have land and residing for years but they do not have land rights. On this occasion, it was informed that 8.72 lakh undisputed name transfer and property division cases were resolved in the drive launched in previous days. 26 lakh residential pattas were also distributed. Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Shri RS Julania, Principal Secretary, Urban Administration and Development, Shri Malay Srivastava, Principal Secretary, Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, principal secretary to the chief minister, Shri Ashok Varnawal and Shri SK Mishra, Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Vivek Agrawal, Shri Hariranjan Rao, secretary, revenue, Shri P Narhari were present in the meeting.


aa Adiguru Shankaracharya deserves the credit for cultural unity of India: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Adiguru Shankaracharya deserves the credit of keeping India culturally united. For setting up his huge statue in Omkareshwar, the Adiguru Ekatma Yatra will proceed on December 19. Soil from each village will be brought in a kalash during the yatra which will continue for 32 days. This soil will be used to build the base of the statue. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing a meeting related to Adi Guru Ekatma Yatra at the State Jan-Abhiyan Parishad office. CM Shri Chouha said that Adi Guru Shankaracharya met his Guru at state’s tourist spot Omkareshwar and it was here he created the Narmadashtak. From here he proceeded on his Yatra to tell the whole of India about Principle of Advaitwad. He established the four pilgrimages (char dham) to keep India culturally united. This yatra will take his principles to people. His huge statue will be set up in Omkareshwar and his creations displaying his personality and jivan darshan will be built. Every village will contribute in the construction of the statue. Seers will lead the four separate yatras. The statue will be built using the metal brought from the villages in the kalash. It was told at the meeting that the route chart of the yatra has been decided. The yatra will be finalized after detailed discussion during the meeting. This yatra will begin on December 19 and will continue till January 22. The in charge of the yatra have been made. State Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey, Jan Abhiyan Parishad Vice Chairman Shri Raghavendra Gautam, Shri Pradeep Pandey and all district coodinators were present.


aa President Shri Kovind Performs Pooja-Archana at Narmada’s Origin Point and Narmada Mandir
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 November 2017

President Shri Ramnath Kovind performed pooja-archana at Narmada’s Origin Point and Maa Narmada Mandir in Amarkantak today. His wife Smt. Savita Kovind, Governor Shri O.P. Kohli, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Wife of CM Smt. Sadhana Singh and Minister of State for Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises and District In-Charge Anuppur Shri Sanjay Satyendra Pathak were present with the President. Earlier to this, warm welcome was accorded to the President on his arrival at Narmada Mandir. He took a sip of holy Narmada water at the origin point of Narmada river. Pujaris got the pooja performed amid chanting of mantras with full rituals. The President was informed about the origin of Narmada river. He also got himself apprised about the clean water at the origin point and about the cleanliness of the river. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed that activity to generate awareness among the people was undertaken by ensuring participation of all during the Narmada Seva Yatra being set out to keep Narmada river clean. The President also performed pooja of Shivling at the origin point itself. The President Shri Kovind also performed pooja-archana in Narmada Mandir. Shawl, Shreephal, Memento and Prasad were gifted to the President on behalf of the Mandir Administration. CM Shri Chouhan presented the portrait of Maa Narmada to the President on this occasion.


aa Warm Send Off to President Shri Kovind
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 November 2017

Warm send off was given to the President Shri Ramnath Kovind at Bhopal. Shri Kovind proceeded from Bhopal airport in the morning to participate in programme being organized at Amarkantak. Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, President’s Wife Smt. Savita Kovind and Chief Minister’s Wife Smt. Sadhana Singh went to Amarkantak along with the President. Assembly Speaker Shri Sitasaran Sharma, Minister of State Shri Lal Singh Arya, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, President Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Commander In-Charge 21 Corps of Indian Army Shri Ajay Chouhan, Divisional Commissioner Shri Ajatshatru, Inspector General of Police Shri Jaideep Prasad, Collector Bhopal Shri Sudam Khade, Deputy Inspector General of Police Shri S.K. Singh, Prominent Citizens and other Officers were present on the occasion.


aa President Shri Kovind accorded grand welcome on his maiden visit to state
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 November 2017

President Shri Ramnath Kovind today reached Bhopal on his maiden visit to the state. Governor Shri Omprakash Kohli and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed the President at the airport with bouquets. CM Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan welcomed the President’s wife Smt. Savita Kovind with a bouquet. Vidhan Sabha Spealker Shri Sitasaran Sharma, Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Home Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi and MP Shri Alok Sanjar and Mayor Shri Alok Sharma also greeted the President on the occasion. Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh, Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla, Deputy Inspector General of Police Shri S.K. Singh, Collector Shri Sudam Khade and a large number of elite citizens were present on the occasion.


aa Teachings of Sant Kabir is Sanjivini for Society: President Shri Kovind in Kabir Mahotsav
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 November 2017

The President Shri Ramnath Kovind said that Sant Kabir had created the society free from injustice and pageantry. His teachings are like Sanjivini for the society. He was a partisan of weak people in true sense and was a social reformer bigger than the sant. Shri Kovind was addressing the Sant Kabir Mahotsav at Lal Parade Ground here today. The President Shri Kovind said that Sant Kabir had strike hard on superstitions and hypocrisy. The ideals of justice, equality and brotherhood in the constitution are inspired by Kabir. He was a partisan of philanthropy. His teachings have been mentioned in Guru Granth Sahib by Guru Nanak. The teachings of Sant Kabir are of equality and harmony. Elimination of superstitions with courage is fearlessness. Kabir had presented an example of this in his life. He urged to donate the mortal remains by following the ideal of philanthropy. Several people can get life by donating human body parts.
Development based on Comprehensive and Sensitive Approach
The President Shri Kovind mentioned that the main objective of Sant Kabir’s life was to provide opportunity to all for progress with equality. The state government in the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan is working in the direction of comprehensive development. Development opportunities have been provided to all in Madhya Pradesh which has succeeded in economic development. The GDP of the state has increased from Rs. Onel lakh crore up to Rs. 5 lakh crore. This development is based on comprehensive and sensitive approach. The scheme like Ladli Laxmi Yojana has been made on this approach only. Madhya Pradesh has progressed remarkably in the agriculture and rural development sector. Schemes are being implemented in the state focusing development of tail end’s person. Sant Kabir had deep dies with Madhya Pradesh. He had spent long time in Bandhavgarh of the state. This place has Kabir Gufa Teerth Sthal. Every part of Madhya Pradesh has its own saga full of pride. Madhya Pradesh has Boddha Stupas in Sanchi and temple of the first Jain Teerthkar Shri Rishabhdev at Amarkantak. Ujjain and Omkareshwar have Jyotirlings. Simhastha Kumbh of Ujjain is famous. Madhya Pradesh is the birth place of countless great personalities like Sangeet Samrat Tansen, Former President Dr. Shankardayal Sharma, Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee , Nanaji Deshmukh, Renowned Playback Singer Lata Mangeshwar and Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
Kabir was Courageous Sant
The Governor Shri O.P. Kohli said that India is a religious based nation where Sadhus and Sants are respected. Kabir was a fearless Sant, who had displayed truth based on the experiences beyond the bookish knowledge. He opposed superstitions gravely and laid emphasis on observations. His teachings are welfare oriented and for fortifying the life experiences. Sant Kabir was a Lok Kavi who has spread awareness among the people. He was a saint who had ideology for progress breaking the barriers of orthodox traditions. Sant Kabir worked to spread the sense of equality in the society.
Message of Social Harmony
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that the philosophy of Sant Kabir is still relevant. His philosophy could change the entire life. Moreover, his philosophy is capable to establish eternal peace in world which is engrossed in the materialistic fire. Sant Kabir has given a message of equality and social harmony. He gave importance to love and knowledge over caste and community. He opposed superstitions and orthodox traditions. While narrating the dohas and Saakhiyaana (couplets) of Sant Kabir, Shri Chouhan said that “Bhagwan Usi Tarah Har Ghat Mein Rahtein Hain Jis Tarah Mehndi Ke Patton Mein Lal Rang Chhipa Rahta Hai” . If there is a Lord, it is in the house of poor. Service to the poor is like worshipping Bhagwan and accordingly the Madhya Pradesh Government is working for the welfare of the poor. Shri Chouhan further said that concrete arrangements have been made for Roti, Kapda and Makaan beside children’s education and medicines for the poor. Madhya Pradesh is the only state, where the law has been enacted to provide land to each landless poor. He mentioned that pucca houses will be provided to all the poor within 4 years. Wheat and rice at the rate of Re. One per k.g. are being provided to all the poor including scheduled castes and scheduled tribe. Any student should not be deprived of education due to lack of funds, therefore Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana has been implemented in the state. Room rent is being provided to the students pursuing studies in the cities and also scholarship for studies abroad is being provided. Assisatnce to One lakh 50 Thousand Youths every year for Self-Employment CM Shri Chouhan said that the network of Gyanoday, Shramoday, Eklavya Schools will be spread. Loan-subsidy assistance to one lakh 50 thousand youth of scheduled caste and tribe community wil be provided every year for employment and interest subsidy of 5 percent up to 5 years will be provided. Assistance will be given to one lakh youths for self-employment. Skill development training will be imparted to 3 lakh youths within 3 years. Kabir Srajan Peeth will be established in 2 universities for research on Kabir’s philosophy. Assistance will be provided to Kabir Bhajan mandlis for ektara musical instrument. Kabir squares and maths situated in the state will be renovated. Kabir Mahakumbh will be organized every year and assistance will be provided to the voluntary organizations which are spreading the philosophy of Kabir. Moreover, the birth place of Kabir will be included in the Mukhya Mantri Teerth-Darshan Yojana, he added. Scheduled Caste Welfare Minister Shri Lal Singh Arya outlined the program. He said that the state government has worked for disseminating message for social harmony in the state. Several schemes have been framed for welfare of poor, exploited and victims here. Saint Shri Asangnath Ji said that Kabir had said that if you make your mind 'Nirmal', then God will find you. Every grief will go away, if we think properly. One, who unites others, wins. He said that arrangements made during Simhastha congregation were appreciated across the country. Chairman of Handicrafts Development Corporation, Shri Narayan Prasad Kabirpanthi delivered the welcome address.
Kabir Samman
In the program, President Shri Kovind awarded Shri Revaprasad Dwivedi (Varanasi), Sushri Pratibha Satpathi (Bhubaneswar) and Shri K Shiva Reddy (Hyderabad). They were given Rs three lakh and citation. The president released 'Madhya Pradesh Main Kabir' book. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan presented an art work based on Gond painting to President Shri Ramnath Kovind. Chief Minister's wife Smt Sadhna Singh presented famous Chanderi Sari to the first woman Smt Savita Kovind. Famous singer Shri Prahlad Tipania and companions presented Kabir bhajans. Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister, Shri Gopal Bhargava, Member of Parliament and BJP State President, Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, Minister of State for cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MPs, Shri Satyanarayana Jatia and Chintaman Malviya, Shri Narayan Keshri, saints and followers of Kabir sect were present in the programme.


aa President Shri Kovind unveils statue of Jhalkari Bai
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 November 2017

President Shri Ramnath Kovind unveiled the statue of Jhalkari Bai, Rani Lakshmi Bai’s assistant at Guru Tegh Bahadur Complex. Among those present on the occasion were Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, First lady Smt. Savita Kovind, Urban Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh, BMC Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan, other public representatives and senior officers. It may be noted that Jhalkari Bai was born in a poor Kori family. She joined Rani Lakshmi Bai’s army like an ordinary soldier. Later she was made Rani Lakshmi Bai’s special advisor. Jhalkari Bai was a participant in all major decisions of Rani Lakshmi Bai and laid down her life during the freedom struggle as her assistant.


aa G.T.B. Complex should be Called Guru Tegh Bahadur Complex-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of beautification and renovation work of Shahadat Stambh Park situated in Guru Tegh Bahadur Complex (G.T.B. Complex). Shri Chouhan said that this pious place will be made the most beautiful place of the city. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, President Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, Gyani Shri Dilip Singh, Presidents of City’s Gurudwaras, Sikh Sangat and citizens in large number were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that Guru Tegh Bahadur was the martyr of highest order. People become blessed by just reciting his name. He gave instructions to depict the G.T.B. Complex as Guru Tegh Bahadur Complex in all the government records. An amount of about Rs. 22 lakh 50 thousand will be incurred by the Bhopal Municipal Corporation on beautification and renovation work. Shri Chouhan invited the Sikh Sangat to take part in the Prakash Parva to be held at the CM House on November 12. Anand Sahib Paath was recited in the beginning and the guests were welcomed by presenting them flowers


aa Women’s protection is state government’s first priority-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a secure environment should be created in the state so that women can move about freely everywhere, anytime. He said that distorted mentality towards women is a social evil. Society, government and police should make combined efforts towards this evil. A public awareness campaign should be launched to put an end to the evil. This instruction was given by CM Shri Chouhan today during review of efforts being made to curb crime against women. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Director General of Police Shri R. K. Shukla were also present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan said that women’s protection is supreme. Every Monday, arrangement must be made to review crime against women by a high-level committee. A one-stop centre should be established in every district. All essential steps must be taken after careful thought on the schemes and strategy related to women’s security. Safe transport arrangement must be made for women. GPS and camera must be installed in public transport vehicles. An effective strategy is needed for use of Dial 100 services besides patrolling at sensitive points where women move around more. CCTV cameras should be installed in nearby areas besides proper lighting arrangement should be ensured so that women in particular and public in general feel more confident. Shri Chouhan stressed on the need to hold discussions with experts and prepare work plan and work with sensitivity to tackle people with distorted mentality. Initiative should be taken to give information to children about good and bad touch. The Chief Minister told to collect information about the drivers ad conductors of vehicle used for transporting women and children and stressed on making the in charge of girls and women’s hostels, orphanages, remand homes etc. more sensitive towards women and their honour. He said that information related to women’s security system should be publicized at different places through flex, pamphlets etc. Police should establish live contact with the people residing near girls schools and hostels and win their confidence. Police must display their commitment towards women welfare and their security. The Chief Minister said that information about liquor shops around girls’ schools, hostels, religious sites and place with more of women public so that the process to close them down can be taken as per rules. Public awareness campaign should be launched against alcoholism. He said that good elements abound in the society. There is need to connect them and to alert the society. Efforts must be made to apply societal pressure on people with distorted mentality through social get-togethers. Administration and police must mark women leadership in the district and establish live and direct contact with them. The Chief Minister said that he too would have a dialogue with women to create a feeling of security among them. He said he would talk to district collectors, superintendents of police and district level officials of the women and child development department through video conference. He said that police, medical and other departments should ensure deal more sensitively towards victims. He told to ensure proper research and process of prosecution of the unfortunate incident that occurred recently. The Chief Minister said that the police must set an example of effective action in such unfortunate incidents and give a positive message. Social and electronic media must be used to publicize provisions related to harassment of women. Publicize women assistance apps and helpline also. Among those present at the meeting included Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Shri S.K. Mishra, Additional Director General of Police Intelligence Shri Rajiv Tandon and Women Crime Smt. Aruna Mohan Rao, Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan, Commissioner Urban Development and Environment Shri Vivek Agrawal, Commissioner Women and Child Development Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat, OSD to CM Shri Adarsh Katiyar, Home Secretary Shri Vivek Sharma, Inspector General of Police Shri Jaideep Prasad and Inspector General of Police Shri S.K. Singh.


aa 26th National Conference of State Election Commissioners
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 November 2017

The 26th National Conference of State Election Commissioners began at Hanuvantia of Khandwa district today. State election commissioners of different state presented innovations carried out for free and fair elections in the conference. Nineteen state election commissioners participated in the conference. Last conference was held in Kutch of Gujarat. Discussion was also held in the conference at Hanuvantia regarding the execution of decisions taken in Kutch conference. State Election Commissioner of Maharashtra Shri JS Saharia said that Income Tax officers were also deputed to monitor expenditure of candidates in civic elections. Shri B Nagireddy of Telangana informed that expenditure limit was fixed for candidates of punch and sarpanch posts. The expenditure limit is Rs 10,000 for candidate of punch post. Shri AK Singh of West Bengal said that election dates are decided by state government in West Bengal, unlike other states. SK Shrivastav of Delhi and Chandigarh said that EVMs can be shared by forming zone of neighboring states in order to reduce its expenditure. Special campaign to add women voters' name Madhya Pradesh State Election Commissioner Shri R Parasuram said that a special campaign was launched to add names of women voters in electoral rolls. As a result, the ratio of female voters in per thousand increased from 913 to 931. He said that it has been made compulsory to make delimitation six months before election schedule. There is the provision to start election process in case of not doing this. Commissioner, Indore division, Shri Sanjay Dubey gave detail of innovations carried out in Madhya Pradesh. He gave detail of photo carrying voter's slip, mobile app, e-voter slip, online nomination, e-management and EVM tracking system and others. Dr Baresh Sinha of Gujarat gave detail of innovations carried out there. Dr Dalip Singh of Haryana informed that different publicity modes were used for increasing voting turnout. Shri Ashok Kumar Chouhan of Bihar made presentation on participation of women in civic polls. Shri PN Shriniwaschari of Karnataka informed about process of making voters' list. Shri RK Shrivastava of Goa informed that there is no problem in carrying out all operations online because of availability of internet at panchayat level. Shri Haje Kozin of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Bhaskaran of Kerala, Shri Prem Singh Mehra of Rajasthan and Shri Kameshwar Rao of Tripura also gave important suggestions. Booklet 'Knowledge Sharing Initiative -2017' was also released in the conference. The welcome address was given by Secretary, State Election Commission, Smt Sunita Tripathi. In the conference, Chhattisgarh State Election Commissioner Shri Thakur Ram Singh, Shri Saline Kabra of Jammu Kashmir, Shri Narendra Kumar of Union Territories and officials of MP State Election Commission were present.


Dr.Sunil Lingayat delivered lecture on Cyber Crime
Bhopal:MMNN: 09 November 2017
Dr sunil lingayat from USA delivered lecture at Cyber crime cell MP Police. Shri Shailendra Singh Chauhan welcomed Dr Sunil. In lecture Dr Lingayat expressed his views in cyber security and steps to be taken for cyber crime to be occurred. Dr Lingayat in his lecture clarified to queries of department officers.


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aa Agitations, Demonstrations of Any Kind Prohibited in Mantralaya’s Campus
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 November 2017

Minister of State for General Administration Shri Lal Singh Arya said that any kind of agitation and demonstration is prohibited in the Mantralaya’s campus. This prohibitory order should be followed strictly. All the organizations should be informed through letter that they should not act against the prohibition. Shri Arya was reviewing the activities of the General Administration Department at Mantralaya today. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Prabhanshu Kamal was also present in the meeting. Shri Arya gave directives to fill backlog posts by conducting a special drive at the earliest. It was informed during the review that all the departments will provide information as regard to their respective departments before the Additional Chief Secretary on November 8. Moreover, it was informed that November 30 has been fixed as the last date for Misa Prisoners to submit applications. Shri Arya mentioned that replies should be filed immediately regarding the cases sub-judice in the courts. Letters should be written to all the concerned districts for immediate redressal of pending cases related to the caste certificates. It was informed in the meeting that One crore 25 lakh 91 thousand 61 caste certificates have been prepared till now. Moreover, Shri Arya gave directives to take effective measures for strengthening Chief Technical Examiner Vigilance Organisation. He issued directives for regular inspection regarding effective management of sanitation arrangements at Mantralaya by forming a team. Shri Arya also held discussions for maintenance and disposal of documents of various departments stored in the record room. Moreover, deliberations on departmental enquiries, advisory committee, cases of contempt, file tracking system, compassionate appointments, vidhansabha assurances beside questions and answers also took place in the meeting. Shri Arya spoke to five persons regarding cases of CM Helpline over phone which include Shri Pradeep Vishwakarma of Kesli Block-Sagar, Shri Raghuvansh Patel of Churhat-Sidhi, Shri Nandkishore Chavvat of Ujjain . Shri Chavvat informed that he had submitted the application for preparing a caste certificate. The certificate has been made and he is happy with the procedure. Smt. Zulie Begum of Pisan Hari Ki Madhiya- Jabalpur has informed that she got her below poverty line card immediately after the application. Shri Arya has told the officials to instruct the concerned person, on hearing that Shri Dhirendra Yadav of Panna has not received the caste certificate till now.


aa CS Shri Singh Reviews Arrangements for President Shri Kovind’s Programmes
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 November 2017

hief Secretary Shri B. P. Singh reviewed arrangements for the President Shri Ramnath Kovind’s programmes proposed on November 10 and 11 at Bhopal and Anuppur respectively. Shri Singh gave detailed instructions as regard to the security, medical, parking, drinking water arrangements for Sadguru Kabir Mahotsav to be held at Lal Parade Ground, unveiling of Rani Jhalkari Bai’s statue in G.T.B. Complex-T.T. Nagar, National Science, Maths and Environment Exhibition’s programme to be held in R.C.V. P. Noronha Academy of Administration and Management besides Narmada Mandir Darshan in Amarkantak of Anuppur district and the proposed programmes in Indira Gandhi National Tribal University. Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri S.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Commissioner Bhopal, Collector Bhopal/Anuppur and Senior officers of Police, Army, Akashvani, Indian Oil and B.S.N. L. were present in the meeting.


aa Action against Manager for faulty remark in CM Helpline complaint
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 November 2017

Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company has taken action against the Manager of Misrod in Bhopal district for making wrong remark in a complaint registered with C.M. Helpline. Taking disciplinary action against the manager, charge sheet has been issued against him. Shri Sumit Choudhury of Nirmal State Misrod had registered a complaint with the C.M. Helpline on September 21 regarding some fault in his electricity meter. During redressal of the complaint the L-1 to L-3 level officials had given the wrong remark that the complainant’s meter has been changed. Following the remark the complaint was closed on October 7. When the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister spoke directly to the complainant in this regard, he was told by the latter that the meter had not been changed till date. This fact was further brought to the notice of the senior officials of the Energy Department by the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister following which, not only was the meter at the complainant’s residence changed but a charge sheet was also issued against the concerned employee with immediate effect


aa Revenue Minister Shri Gupta listens to patients’ woes in JP and Katju Hospital
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 November 2017

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta listened to the woes of patients at Katju and J.P. Hospital. Shri Gupta issued instructions to make arrangements of adequate and clean water in the ward and toilets. Shri Gupta said that garbage should not be allowed to be burnt at the gate of J.P. Hospital instead it should be picked up daily. He said that the number of sanitation workers should be increased. The patients demanded posting of neurology and skin specialists in J.P. Hospital. He said that necessary action in this regard would be taken.


aa Prakash Parva to be Celebrated at CM House on November 12
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Gurunanaksar Gurudwara, Hamidia Road to pay obeisance and seek blessings today. He prayed for the welfare and development of the people of the state on the occasion. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma accompanied him. Shri Chouhan invited the members of the Sikh Community to participate in the Prakash Parva to be celebrated at CM House. He informed that the Prakash Parva is being celebrated in the CM House on November 12 at 6.30 p.m. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that Guru Nanak Ji emerged as the light in the darkness. ‘Ek Noor Se Sab Jag Upja Hai’, even though the form of worship is different. Everyone is alike, if everybody understands this then all the disputes and quarrels will vanish. Shri Chouhan further stated that 350th year of Guru Govind Sahib is being celebrated. A train will be started soon for Gurudwara Patna Sahib under the Tirth Darshan Yojana on this occasion. He further said that Guru Govind Singh was a great and remarkable warrior. He fought against the injustice. He has history full of sacrifices. Shri Chouhan said that he is making constant efforts for the welfare of all in the form of public servant. He prayed to the Almighty to show right path to all and to inspire them to follow the path of wisdom and virtuousness. Everyone must perform better works. All should lead happy, healthy and prosperous life. Gyani Shri Dilip Singh on behalf of the Sikh Sangat presented shawl, saropa and kripan to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Gyani ji mentioned that no religion teaches enmity. Jathedar of Akaltakht Amritsar Prof. Gurubachan Singh stated that the first Guru Nanak Dev do not belongs to an individual, he is for all and everyone has respect towards him. Shri Ramesh Sharma (Guttu Bhaiyya), Shri Vishnu Rathore and members of the Sikh Community in large number were present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Chouhan’s Greetings on Guru Nanak Jayanti
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Shri Chouhan said that the internal reverence is the only medium to seek Eternal and Almighty God. Guru-Kripa, Parmatma Kripa and conduct of good deeds are part of this devotion. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that the teachings of Guru Nanak reflect amazing love for nation. His teachings are still relevant and guiding the society.


aa Friends of M.P. Convention to be held at Indore on January 3-4
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 November 2017

Friends of M.P. Convention will be held at Indore on January 03 and 04. Indore city will host the convention. Incubation center will be made in Indore by the Smart City Company with the cooperation of Tandon School of Engineering of New York University. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave instructions about this during the review meeting held here today after his visit to the America. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh also present in the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan said that the Non-Resident Indians belong to the state are willing to cooperate in the development of Madhya Pradesh under the Friends of M.P. Convention. This convention will serve the purpose of a platform for all the Non-Resident Indians who have attachment with the state. This convention will be organized by the Indore city and Divisional Commissioner Indore will coordinate the convention. The Non-Resident Indians of the state who have achieved special distinction will be honoured in this convention. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that about 400 doctors linked to Madhya Pradesh wish to cooperate for conducting operation of serious diseases. The Health Department must establish contact with them. Moreover, Shri Chouhan gave directives that MoU should be inked with Tandon School of Engineering to start an incubation center in the state. The Health Department must prepare a proposal for getting reasonable and advance treatment facility from the main American company Varian Medical System which specialises in cancer treatment. Moreover, Shri Chouhan stated that land should be provided to the Datapack Services for starting its services in Indore. Action should be initiated on the proposal for collecting agriculture produces by linking bio-energy with the agriculture produces mandis. Moreover, the proposal for development of tool regarding problems related to farming by new technique of atomic launch through mobile phone without network should be started as a pilot project. This will be started by the company from its CSR Fund. Cambridge Education should be contacted for the proposal to start a world standard skill center in the country. Reviewing the MoU signed between the doctors of Columbia University for bone marrow transplant for the treatment of Thalassemia in Indore Medical College, he instructed for immediate action in this matter. It was informed in the meeting that the cooperation of Tandon School Engineering will be taken in 10 incubation center already functioning in the state. Tender will be called on PPP model for treatment of cancer by Varian Medical System. Action will be initiated by the Police Department to use app developed by Exfact for tracking habitual criminals. Moreover, action will be taken by the Tourism Department regarding tour of delegation of New York hotel Association to Madhya Pradesh. The center being made for bone marrow transplant at Indore will be ready by January 15. Twelve hospitals have been identified in the state by the Health Department for operations to be performed by the medical specialists. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Commerce and Industries Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gouri Singh, Principal Secretary Commercial Taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra, Secretary to CM Shri Vivek Agrawal and Officers of the concerned department were present in the meeting.


aa MORE THAN 5 LAKH PEOPLE BENEFITED UNDER MUKHYA MANTRI TIRTH DARSHAN YOJANA
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 November 2017

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a review meeting of Mukhya Mantri Tirth Darshan Yojana informed that about 5 lakh 26 thousand old age pilgrims have been benefited till now under the scheme. Total 526 trains were arranged till now under the scheme. Shri Chouhan instructed to immediately start trains for Guru Govind Singh Ji birth place Patna Sahib and Shravan Belgola under the scheme. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present in the meeting. Reviewing further, CM Shri Chouhan said to make arrangement for 200 trains and for preparation of new routes so that the pilgrims can visit more than one pilgrimage at a time under the scheme. Facilitate the pilgrims to visit nearby historic and important places, also they should be given a brief description about the pilgrimage places. It was informed in the meeting that about 2 lakh pilgrims will be benefitted in the current year. Those pilgrims who have completed 5 years of their first visit under the Mukhya Mantri Tirth Darshan Scheme will be given a chance again. Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Religious Trust & Endowment Shri Manoj Shrivastava and Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and concerned officers were present at the meeting


aa Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana Transportation Expenses of 15 k.m. Distance to be Paid to Farmers by Mandis
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 November 2017

Transportation expenses of 8 identified agriculture produces of Kharif -2017 will be paid to the registered farmers by the mandis if their agriculture field is situated at a distance of 15 k.m. or more from the mandi on the basis of per k.m. Detailed directives have been issued by the Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Department in this regard today. The rate of transport will be determined by the by the Committee of District Collector, Regional Transport Officer and Mandi Secretary of District Level. Transport expenses will be paid from the Mandi Fund. The selected agriculture produces for transportation expenses include soybean, maize, sesame, ramtil, ground nut, moong, urad and tuar. Conditions and provisions for the payment of transport expenses have also been fixed. Under the conditions and provisions, the district administration will act as an agricator to authorize tractor-trolley/ vehicle for the districts of notified tribal areas of the state. The list of the notified tribal districts have been sent to all the concerned. In the districts of non-tribal areas, the transport expenses will be paid on transportation by the tractor-trolley/vehicle being made available by the custom hiring centers opened by the Agriculture Engineering Department. The district wise information of the custom hiring centers is available on the website www.mpdag.org of the Directorate of Agriculture Engineering. The transportation expenses will be paid to the transporter on the basis of mandi’s documents for the crop transported to the mandi after verification of its sale in the nearest mandi campus as per the transportation rate fixed by the concerned district collector’s committee. Moreover, under the conditions of the scheme, the payment will be made at the rate fixed by the committee of the district against the sale of agriculture produces in other nearest mandis of the district. In case of transportation of agriculture produces of more than one farmer in the same tractor trolley at a time, the transportation expenses will be paid to the transporter as per the conditions applicable in the districts of notified and de-notified areas. The payment against the transportation will be deposited through digital payment in the bank accounts of the transporters by the mandi committee. It may be mentioned that over One lakh 12 thousand farmers of the state have sold their 32 lakh quintal agriculture produces in the notified mandis of the state till November 02. Chief Secretary Holds Meeting The state government has posted senior officers in 25 districts under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. These officers will visit the districts and review the arrangements at the mandis and implementation of the scheme. Moreover, these officers will get the shortcomings being found in the review removed through district administration. The meeting of the concerned officers was convened by the Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh today. Information on the scheme and inspection procedure was given to the nominated officers in the meeting.


aa MP shooting academy wins four gold and one bronze medals
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 November 2017

Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy has made Madhya Pradesh proud by winning four gold and one bronze medal in the 27th All India GV Mavalankar shotgun shooting championship held in Patiala, Punjab recently. Academy Player Gubushankar bagged two gold medals - each one in junior and senior category of trap event while, Parvati Kumare won gold medals each one in junior and senior girl category of skeet event. Academy player Muskan secured one bronze medal in trap event, girl junior category in the championship. Sports and Youth Welfare Minister, Smt Yashodhara Raje Scindia lauded the players' achievements in the championship and congratulated them on winning the medals. She told the players that they should win medals by perfoming similar way in the upcoming competitions and makes the state proud. On this occasion, Director, Sports and Youth Welfare, Shri Upendra Jain encouraged medal winners. Players participated in the championship held in Patiala under the leadership of Chief Technical Advisor and Chief Instructor of the academy, Shri Mansher Singh and coach Shri Hemraj Singh Rana .


aa Minister Shri Bhargava Tours Holland with Study Team
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 November 2017

Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava visited the European Country Holland with the study team. Shri Bhargava studied in detail about the new techniques of organic farming, urban farming and dairy industry besides scope of employment in the dairy industry. The study team also obtained information on new techniques for increase in milk production and marketing of milk products in Holland. Economic assistance is being provided by the Rabo Co-operative Bank to the dairy farms, agriculture and floriculture in Holland. The study team discussed with the bank officers in detail in this regard. Minister Shri Bhargava presented mementoes to the bank officers. Shri Bhargava informed that these new techniques will be introduced in order to increase the income of villagers of the state and to improve their life standard. The people of rural area will be benefitted more by these techniques. Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Department Shri Radheshyam Julaniya, Chief Executive Officer of Rural Livelihood Mission Shri L.M. Belwal and Director of Mahatma Gandhi State Rural Development Institution Shri Sanjay Sarraf accompanied the study team.


aa We are proud to be citizens of Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 November 2017

Madhya Pradesh is an incredible state, said Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh. It is a valley of peace and has presented excellent examples of service to humanity from time to time. People belonging to all religions and communities stay together in peace. He said that we all are proud to be citizens of Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan was addressing the “Madhya Pradesh Utsav” programme organized on MP foundation day at the Mantralaya premises today. He felicitated administrative officials-employees for outstanding work and players for making the state proud. Shri Chouhan administered oath to the government officials-employees present at the programme to make their best contribution in the all round development of the state and work constantly to build a prosperous Madhya Pradesh. He urged citizens to make their best contribution in building a glorious, flourishing and empowered Madhya Pradesh. Discussing the development of Madhya Pradesh, CM Shri Chouhan said that the state has completed a long journey of development. In the last one decade, the state has taken a long leap in every sector of development. He said that the state’s growth rate is constant on two digits. Agriculture growth rate is average 20 percent in the last 5 years which is the highest in the world. Madhya Pradesh has set high standards in several areas, he said. In Cleanliness, while Indore bagged the first position, Bhopal stood at second in the country. Once known as Bimaru and backward, Madhya Pradesh has today become the fastest developing state in the country. Whether it is about expansion of road network, increasing irrigation rakba, power surplus or developing tourist sites, state is leading in all areas. The state has undertaken significant work towards empowerment of women also. Shri Chouhan said that the citizens and officials and employees of Madhya Pradesh have made us proud. It is due to their combined efforts that the state is developing so fast. State government has taken several steps for the welfare of employees and has taken special care of each of them by boosting their honour. He instructed the Chief Secretary to make arrangements to honour officials-employees who have made outstanding contribution. Shri Chouhan honoured trained players from sports academies of the state for their remarkable achievements in international competitions. Among those officials-employees honoured by the Chief Minister on the occasion are Chief Forest Conservator and Regional Director Panna Tiger reserve Shri R. Srinivas Murthy, Collector Indore Shri Nishant Warvade, Collector Rewa Shri S. N. Shukla, Jai Bhadwa Mata Krishi Takniki Prabhandhan Samiti (Atma) Neemuch, Medical OfficerPrimary Health Centre, Pachor, Rajgarh Dr. D.S. Bhadoria, the then Collector Umaria district, Shri S.K. Upadhyaya, Collector Dewas, Shri Ashutosh Awasthi, the then Collector Sehore, Shri Sudam Khande, Collector Shahdol, Dr. Ashok Kumar Bhargava, Additional Commissioner Nagar Nigam Indore, Shri Rohan Saxena, the then Collector Betul, Shri Gyaneshwar B. Patil, Additional Collector Smt. Anju Pawan Bhadoria, the then Sub Divisional Magistrate Seoni Shri Arun Kumar Vishwakarma and Sub Divisional Magistrate Rajgarh Dr. Mamta Khede Among other officials are tehsildar Rehti Shri Rajendra Jain, SDM Jatara Shri Aditya Singh, SDM Gwalior Shri Maheep Tejaswi, Tehsildar Jabalpur Shri Pankaj Mishra, SDM Kukshi, District Dhar Shri Rishabh Gupta, Deputy Commissioner Land Records and Bandobast Gwalior Shri Hridayesh Kumar Shriavstava, Tehsildar Sitamau, Mandsaur district Shri Deepak Pandey, SDM Dhar Sushri Bhavya Mittal, SDM District Khandwa, Shri Shashwat Sharma, Tehsildar Karera District Shivpuri, Shri Navneet Kumar Sharma, SDM Manasa District Neemuch, Smt. Vandana Mehra, SDM Itarsi District Hoshangabad, Shri Abhishek Gehlot, Tehsildar Jobat Alirajpur district, Shri Ajmer Singh Gaur, Assistant Superintendent Land Records District Jhabua, Sushri Dr. Shweta Jamra, SDM Gauharganj District Raisen Shri Rajesh Shrivastava, Tehsildar Gauharganj District Raisen, Shri Chandrashekhar Shrivastava, Deputy Commissioner Bhopal Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (Gramin) Smt. Manisha Dave, System AnalystsMadhya Pradesh Rajya Rozgar Guarantee Parishad Bhopal, Shri Owais Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Shri Ajit Tiwari, Directorate of Panchayat Raj Bhopal, Deputy Director Shri Vinod Yadav, Additional CEO NRLM Bhopal, Shri Vikas Awasthi, Chief General Manager Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority Bhopal Shri D.K Chouhdury, Urban Administration and Development Department Deputy Director Shri Nilesh Dubey, Executive Engineer Urban Administration and Development Department Shri Anand Singh, Joint Director Urban Administration and Development Department Shri Anil Gaur, Joint Director Urban Administration and Development Department Shri Mayank Verma, State Management Public Services Shri Vikas Sengar, Member Secretary Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board Bhopal Shri A.A. Mishra, Superintending Engineer of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board Indore Shri R.K Gupta, Additional Secretary of Housing and Environment Department Smt. Supriya Pendke, Administrative Officer of Madhya Pradesh Housing Board Shri Rajesh Batham, Assistant Engineer of Madhya Pradesh Housing Board Shri Arvind Gumashte, Chief Project Officer of EPCO Bhopal Shri Lokendra Thakkar and Assistant Grade-II of Environment Department Ministry Shri Sunil Kumar Gupta.


aa Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana to be Continued: Farmers must not Come in Any One’s Entrapment
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana will be continued in the interest of the farmers. He further mentioned that people of the opposition is creating confusion about this scheme. . Shri Chouhan made appeal that farmers should not come in any ones enticement. He stated that he is a son of a farmer and understand the pains and problems of the farmers. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the inaugural function of Vikas Yatra on the occasion of Madhya Pradesh foundation Day in village Bhanpura of district Mandsaur. He dedicated unit -2 of Bhanpura Canal Project on the occasion. He also dedicated and laid foundation of development and construction works costing about Rs. 500 crore of Mandsaur district today. These projects will irrigate 37 thousand 700 hectare land of 130 villages Moreover, Shri Chouhan announced that keeping in view the scanty rainfall in the state, temporary electricity connections will be provided to the farmers for a period of 2 months. Shri Chouhan said that the government will provide pucca house to every poor person of the state during the next 3 years. He further stated that land lease (patta) will be given to every poor person for his/her present house and the government will also provide them houses. Inaugurating the Pradesh Vikas Yatra from village Bhanpura, Shri Chouhan said that our Madhya Pradesh will become an example of constant development now. Speed of development will not break in any condition. He gave credit to the hard labour of the farmers for over 20 percent growth rate of the state achieved constantly during the last 5 years. Shri Chouhan stated that Madhya Pradesh has no more a Bimaru State. Irrigation facility was provided on just 7.5 lakh hectare land of the state in the past. The irrigation area has been increased to 40 lakh hectare area with the efforts of the government. Congratulating the farmers of Garoth and Bhanpura area, Shri Chouhan said that this is happened first time that water is being supplied from Gandhi Sagar to every farm and house of Bhanpura and Garoth tahsils by laying pipeline through underground canal. He mentioned that this area now will enrich with crops. Shri Chouhan made announcement for approval of Rs. 800 crore for Shamgarh-Suwasra Irrigation Project. The project on completion will facilitate irrigation on 40 thousand hectare land of 180 villages. He further announced for survey to supply water to the village of Manasa of Neemuch district. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the approval will be given for irrigation projects as demanded by the local public representatives on the basis of survey and its report. All kind of new construction works will be carried out in Dudhakhedi Mataji Mandir. Positive steps will be taken for 100 beds hospital in Garoth. Shri Chouhan mentioned that all the obstacles related to establishment of food park in Daloda will be removed. Tolas and Majras (Settlements) of Garoth area will be made revenue villages. Electricity will be provided to all the deprived families within next 2 years. Benefit certificates of over Rs. 24 crore of various government schemes were distributed to total 17 thousand 892 beneficiaries of Garoth and Bhanpura blocks in the programme. The Chief Minister Shri Chouna also distributed benefits to 25 beneficiaries symbolically. Local MP Shri Sudhir Gupta and MLA Garoth Shri Yashpal Singh also addressed the programme. MLAs Shri Jagdish Devda, Shri Omprakash Saklecha, Shri Dilip Singh Parihar, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Priyanka Dr. Mukesh Giri Goswami, Chairman Farmers Welfare Commission Shri Ishwarlal Patidar, Chairman District Cooperative Bank Shri Madanlal Rathore, Office Bearers of Panchayat Raj Institutions, Public Representatives and Citizens in large number were present in the programme.


aa Public Safety Bill to be Presented in Next Assembly Session
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 November 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the capital punishment will be given to the person who commits heinous crime with innocents. Public Safety bill will be presented during the next Assembly session in this regard. The Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been started by the government to ensure reasonable prices to the farmers. Farmers are getting reasonable rates under the scheme. Their interests have been protected. Judicious arrangements have been established. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the state level vibrant programme on the occasion of Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day here today. The programme was organized at the Lal Parade Ground. Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan was also present on this occasion. CM Shri Chouhan stated that efforts to spread confusions regarding Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana will not succeed. Informing about the scheme, he mentioned that the difference amount of model selling rate and support price will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers by the state government. He informed that the model or average rate of soybean is Rs. 2 thousand 580 whereas the support price is Rs. 3 thousand 50. The difference amount of Rs. 470 per quintal on soybean is being deposited in the bank accounts of soybean producing farmers. Similarly, the model rate of Urad is Rs. 3 thousand whereas the support price is 5 thousand 400, therefore the difference amount of Rs. 24 hundred, the difference of model rate of ground nuts of Rs. 3 thousand 720 as compared to support price of Rs. 4 thousand 450 i.e. Rs. 730 are being given to the farmers. In addition to this the difference amount of Rs. 1455 between the model price of Rs. 4 thousand 120 and the support price of Rs. 5 thousand 575 on Moong and difference amount of Rs. 235 per quintal between the model price of Rs. 1190 against the support price of Rs. 1425 are being given to the farmers. Shri Chouhan urged that 7 crore 50 lakh population of the state must take resolution to make Madhya Pradesh free of terrorism, corruption and poverty. People must come forward to give their best. We all have to make Madhya Pradesh, the best state of the world together. Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is a dearest and amazing state for him. The people of the state are God for him and he is a priest. He stated that his Madhya Pradesh is much better than America, England and other countries. Positive thinking and attitude is must to make Madhya Pradesh a developed state. Feeling of pride towards Madhya Pradesh is necessary. Persons having slave mentality can only consider other countries better than our country. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that a new India is coming up under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in which Indians can stand up with pride. Madhya Pradesh will be topmost in his efforts. Government is working for the welfare of every section of the society. Madhya Pradesh is the first state to give wheat and rice for Re 1 per kg, ownership of piece of land to the poor families. By the year 2022, every rural and urban poor will have a concrete roof above him. Nearly 42 lakh families without power connections will be given connections in the next two years. A venture capital fund of Rs 100 crores has been made for youths for new innovations in small cottage industries. A scheme has been launched this year in which the fees for admission of poor talented children in educational institutions will be paid by the state government. Rs 90 thousand crores will be spent on urban development. Shri Chuan said that Madhya Pradesh is a fast developing state. The growth rate of the state is constant on double digits. A state which has been bagging Krishi Karman Award for the last five years, its Agriculture Growth Rate is more than 20 percent. The state is leading in Public Service Guarantee Act, CM Helpline, well-planned system of e-procurement, formation of Happiness Department, schemes for women welfare, 33 percent reservation for women in all departments except Forest Department, 50 percent reservation for teachers posts, and production of pulses, foodgrains, medicinal and flowering crops. He said that a grand event is organised for the Foundation Day to create passion and zeal in every person. The state has a glorious past. He greeted citizens on the 62nd foundation day of the state. The Chief Minister honoured Shri Ramakant-Umakant Gundecha brothers, Shri Amritlal Begad, Sushri Janak Palta and Shri Harchandan Singh Bhati with Madhya Pradesh Gaurav Award. Minister of State for Culture Shri Surendra Patwa welcomed the guests. Well-known poet Shri Shailesh Lodha entertained the audience with his poetry. The dance drama left the audience mesmerized with their emotional performance. Playback singer Sushri Shreya Ghoshal’s melodious songs were a treat to the ears. At the outset, Sushri Suhasini Joshi presented the Madhya Pradesh song. The programme began with the Swasti Pujan, lighting of the lamp. Former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur, Former MP Shri Kailash Sarang, Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, MLAs Shri Vishnu Khatri, Shri Surendra Nath Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla, Major General Shri D.P.S. Rawat and citizens in large number were present in the Foundation Day programme.


aa CM Shri Chouhan greets citizens on Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan extended greetings to the citizens of the state on the 62nd Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh. In his congratulatory message, the Chief Minister said that the citizens of the state have put in a lot of hard work in building a new Madhya Pradesh. Be it the farmer, trader, government officer-employee, engineer, doctor, lawyer, women, girls, youth or labourers; people from all sections of the society have made memorable contribution in the development of Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister said that a new India is being built under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi which will be stronger, capable and prosperous. He said that citizens are extending their support and cooperation in building a new Madhya Pradesh also in this direction. Very soon Madhya Pradesh will decide on new ladders of development. He said that Madhya Pradesh has made remarkable progress in every sector in the last one decade. All citizens are contributing in the state’s development in support of the public welfare policies of the government.


aa India’s present form an outcome of Sardar Patel’s efforts: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today administered oath to citizens of national unity on the occasion of the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. It may be noted that Sardar Patel’s birthday is being celebrated as National Unity Day in the entire state. People in all the districts paid tributes to Sardar Patel remembering his contribution. The State Mantralaya officers, employees, local citizens and students were administered oath by the Chief Minister to maintain national unity, integrity and security. He remembered Sardar Patel. In his address Shri Chouhan said that the present form of India is due to the undaunted efforts of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. He has made the unforgettable contribution for merging 500 princely states in India. Shri Chouhan said that had the then Prime Minister Late Shri Jawaharlal Nehru entrusted the Jammu-Kashmir case to Sardar Patel then, today the Pak Occupied Kashmir would have been a part of India. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Sardar Patel compelled merger of estates of Bhopal, Hyderabad and Junagarh in India. He said that efforts to destroy unity and integrity of the country will not be tolerated and will be given a befitting reply. He said today’s India is not like the India of 1962. Today India is a strong and capable country. Today the country can enter the border of Pakistan and conduct a surgical strike and can even force Chinese Army to withdraw. Among those present on the occasion were Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh and Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Mayor SHri Alok Sharma and a large number os elite citizens were present


aa Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day: State-level programme at Lal Parade Ground
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 October 2017

The state-level programme of the Madhya Pradesh state’s 62nd Foundation Day is being organised at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal on November 1 from 6.30 pm onwards. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be the chief guest and will address the people of the state at the event. Officials and employees will be awarded for best services on the occasion. The Foundation Day celebration will begin with the national song Vande Mataram and Madhya Pradesh song. Light music by well-known playback singer Sushri Shreya Ghoshal and staging of dance drama “Shrikrishna” directed by Shri Shailendra Krishna will be the main attractions. Famous poet and artist Shri Shailesh Lodha will coordinate and organise the programme


aa Sports Minister Smt. Scindia inaugurates “Run for Unity”
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 October 2017

Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia today flagged off the “Run for Unity” at T. T. Nagar Stadium on the occasion of the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. Nearly 5,000 participants including players of various sports academies, school children, trainees of Bharti Information Centre and N.S.S. students took part in the run. Beginning from the T.T. Nagar Stadium, the national unity run passed through J.P. hospital and concluded at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park in Rajya Mantralaya. Principal Secretary Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Sachin SInha, Director Sports and Youth WelfareShri Upendra Jain, DIG Police Shri Santosh Singh and District Collector Shri Sudam Khande were present on the occasion.


aa Roadmap of all-round development to be entrusted to citizens: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 October 2017

In a high-level meeting held at the Mantralaya today, 14 separate committees of ministers and senior officials constituted on various subjects to prepare a roadmap of all round development of the state gave a presentation of their recommendations on the direction of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Chief Minister said that the roadmap of all round development will be entrusted to the citizens. Shri Chouhan directed to plan out strategies and work plans on the roadmap prepared by all related departments and begin working on it. He issued instructions to implement recommendations of committees which will not result in any financial burden on the government with immediate effect. Shri Chouhan instructed to present proposals based on the recommendations to make changes in the policies for consideration in the Cabinet. Committees formed for a garbage-free Madhya Pradesh, quality education, power in every house, doubling of agricultural income, gauvansh sanrakshan, General Poor Category Welfare, Terrorism-free Madhya Pradesh, Corruption-free Madhya Pradesh, Poverty-free Madhya Pradesh, ease-of-doing business, Scheuled Caste, Tribe and Nomadic Caste Welfare, pure drinking water in every house gave their own presentations. Cabinet members, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla and senior officials were present at the meeting.


aa Madhya Pradesh tops in farmers welfare and agriculture development
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 October 2017

The media of neighbouring state has started taking interest in the remarkable progress made in various areas of development and public welfare in Madhya Pradesh. In this context, a delegation of journalists from Maharashtra state has arrived in the state. The delegation visited various places in the state, saw the development works, apprised themselves with the innovations and met the farmers and entrepreneurs to get acquainted with the condition of the state. The journalists’ delegation also met the Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra at the latter’s residence. Welcoming the delegation on their visit to the state Dr. Mishra said that the state has made remarkable progress through the implementation of schemes related to agriculture, education, employment, industry and women and child development related directly to the common man in the state. Dr. Mishra said that the state has witnessed a historic achievement of rise in irrigation area from 7 lakh hectare to 40 lakh hectare in the last 14 years in state. It is due to the six-time rise in irrigation area that Madhya Pradesh has received the Krishi Karman Award consecutively. Work of providing water for irrigation to every field has been taken up on priority. He said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has ensured adequate power supply to every section after implementing power feeder separation system in Madhya Pradesh on the lines of Gujarat. Dr. Mishra said that several schemes of Madhya Pradesh are now being implemented in other states also. These include Ladli Lakshi Yojana, Cycle Supply Scheme. Mukhya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojana. The PR Minister said that the recently launched Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is proving useful for farmers who are now receiving a respectable price for their produce in the market. Dr. Mishra gave information about the activities of parliamentary affairs and public relations in the state. They were given specific information about the provisions and schemes for being awarded under different categories and to give accreditation, insurance scheme, Shraddhanidhi yojana for journalists. The journalists told Dr. Mishra that they were very happy to witness the natural beauty of Madhya Pradesh specially Bhopal. They have acquired new information during their visit to various institutions. The journalists’ delegation from Maharashtra met Commissioner Agriculture Production of Madhya Pradesh Shri P.C Meena and Principal Secretary Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Dr. Rajesh Rajoura on October 29. They collected information about schemes implemented in the field of agriculture for farmers by the state government and achievements of the state. The Journalists were told by Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena that the effective work plan for doubling income of farmers in Madhya Pradesh is being complied with. The state has been receiving the Rashtriya Krishi Karman Award for the last five years consecutively. Principal Secretary Dr. Rajora has informed that Madhya Pradesh tops in the country in production of pulses, oil seeds, grams, masoor, soybean, guava, tomatoes and garlic. Similarly, Madhya Pradesh holds second rank in the country in production of wheat, arhar, sarson, amla, oranges, peas and coriander. The agriculture production of Madhya Pardesh was 2.14 crore metric tonne in the year 2004-05, which has grown to 5.44 crore metric tonne in the year 2016-17. He further added that the state government has given priority to implement the recommendations of Dr. Swaminathan Commission to redress the grievances of the farmers beside development of the agriculture sector. The Krishi Cabinet has been formed in Madhya Pradesh in the interest of the farmers. Moreover, Dr. Rajora informed that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is being implemented in the state first time in the country for the crops of soybean, groundnuts, sesame, ramtil, maize, moong, urad and arhar. Registartion of the farmers have been made on the portal under the scheme. Over 16 lakh farmers of the state have registered themselves for different crops in this scheme. He further informed that free registration was carried out from September 11 to October 15. Crops have started arriving in the krishi upaj mandis of the state. The difference between minimum support price and the model sale price is being deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. Journalists Visit Tribal Museum and Archeology Museum Delegation of Journalists also visited Tribal Museum of Culture Department, State Museum of Archeology Department and Shaurya Smarak. On this occasion, it was informed that Madhya Pradesh is located at the center point of the country geographically. The borders of Madhya Pradesh touch borders of 5 states. Glimpses of these states are clearly visible in the tribal culture of the state. Different phases of the life of tribal culture , festivals, and ceremonies like marriage etc. are displayed in the museum in the interesting and attractive manner. Museum has been established with an objective to watch tribal community in totality and to understand their life. Delegation of Journalists from Maharashtra also visited State Museum of Archeology Department. Person in-charge of the State Museum informed that the Museum houses 16 galleries. The State Museum has been constructed at the cost of Rs. 12 crore. Pre-historic fossils, excavated material, metal idols, records, idols, royal collection, textile, freedom struggle, postal stamps, autographs, manuscripts, pictures, currencies and arms etc. are being exhibited nicely in the galleries of the museum.


aa Governor Shri Kohli to Inaugurate Akhil Bhartiya Kalidas Samaroh
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 October 2017

Governor Shri Omprakash Kohli will inaugurate Akhil Bhartiya Kalidas Samaroh in Ujjain on October 31. This year, the prestigious samaroh will be inaugurated with the episode of Dev Prabodhni Ekadashi which will enhance the glory of this programme. Mangal Ghat Sthapna and Nandi will be held on this occasion. Mangal Ghat Sthapna beginning from Ramghat of Kshipra will reach Kalidas Sanskrit Academy. On the same day, performances of Pt. Rajan-Sajan Mishr of Banaras will be held at 7.30 p.m. Under the Kalidas Samaroh being organised under the joint aegis of Culture Department and Vikram University, Rashtriya Kalidas Exhibition of paintings and sculptures besides musical instruments and exhibition of ancient coins will also be organized. Sarasvat and cultural programmes will be held during the 7 day long Akhil Bhartiya Kalidas Samaroh. Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa, MP Dr. Chintamani Malviya and Mayor Smt. Meena Jonwal will grace the occasion as the special guests. Senior Litterateur Acharya Shri Revaprasad Diwedi, Former Union Minister Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi and Shri Kamal Morarka will also grace the programme.


aa Services provided on over 5 crore online applications so far
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 October 2017

Providing timely service to citizens is the State government’s top priority. The implementation of “Madhya Pradesh Delivery of Public Services Guarantee Act” is a unique initiative of the state government. Citizens are being provided with 372 services of 42 state government departments under the Act that promotes good governance. For this 413 Public Service Centres and 23 thousand M.P. Online kiosks related to this are providing services to citizens in the state. Through the Act so far more than 5 crore applications have been registered online and services provided to the citizens. For effective implementation and better monitoring of the Act, the Public Service Management Department has established a separate data analytics team and prepared a dash-board. A digitally signed repository of certificates of services to be issued online has been prepared. This will enable citizens to download certificates from the portal in future if need arises.
Digital signatures of over 12 thousand officials-
Digital signatures have been made of more than 12 thousand officials in the state aimed at providing digitally signed service. A campaign was launched in the state from 2014 and more than 1 crore 30 lakh coloured laminated digitally signed caste certificates of school students belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Tribe and Other Backward Class were distributed free-of-cost. Under the Act, free internet facility has been provided in offices from the district level to block level of notified departments through SWAN and computer/hardware has been made available in revenue offices. The MPCARS project funded by the World Bank is being run by the department. Under this, important works like Service Delivery Simplification (GPR), Data Analysis and Office Automation of various departments are being done. For the active participation of citizens in government and administration, the mp.my.gov portal is being run under State Public Service Agency on the lines of My Gov portal started by the Government of India. Redressal of problems of citizens through C.M. Helpline and Samadhan Online is being intensively monitored. Ranking of districts and departments in C.M. Helpline is being experimented so that the level of services provided by various government agencies remains high. For more information one may visit portal www.mp.edistrict.gov.in.


aa CM Shri Chouhan welcomed on his return from US tour
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was given an enthusiastic welcome at the state hangar on his return from US tour today. Shri Chouhan reached Bhopal this evening after his US tour from October 22 to 28. Among those who accorded a grand welcome to the Chief Minister at the state hangar were Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Agriculture Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Woman and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Home and Transport Minister Shri Bhupendra Singh, Urban Administration and Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, Minister of State for Horticulture Shri Suryaprakash Meena, MP and BJP state president Shri Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, MP Shri Prabhat Jha, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, Bhopal Development Authority Chairman Shri Om Yadav, Chairpersons of Corporations-Boards, MLAs, office-bearers, senior administrative officers besides a large number of workers and citizens.


aa Three-day programme during Madhya Pradesh Divas Samaroha
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 October 2017

On the occasion of Foundation Day,three-day programme will be organized in the state. The first day will be focused on “Madhya Pradesh-2022” resolve and a cultural programme. The second day will comprise programmes related to women, devotional songs, folk songs, fairs, hand –made goods stall, food fair, competitions and health related workshops. On the third day, Indian games and contests will be held in which youth and farmers will take part. The Foundation Day programme will be held at the park in front of the Mantralaya at 11 am on November 1 in Bhopal. Government officers-employees of Vallabh Bhavan, Satpuda and Vindhyachal Bhavan will take part in the programme. Sports personalities who have given their best performance besides best performing revenue officials and employees will also be included in the programme. The main programme of the Foundation Day will begin from 6.30 p.m. at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal on November 1. Reputed artistes will perform on stage. General citizens will also take part in the programme to be stage in these reputed artistes. The main programme will be held in each district headquarter and block level at 10.30 am in which the chief guest will hoist the national flag and the chief minister’s message will be read out. Various competitions and programmes will be held at district level.


aa Indo-US ties significant for development and world peace: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Indo-US ties have strengthened with the mutual support of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and American President Shri Donald Trump. The ties between the two countries would be significant not only for development but also for world peace. Talking to the media at the state hangar on his return from US tour, Shri Chouhan said that he was invited by the Indian Embassy for lecture on the relevance of Integral Humanism on the birth centenary year of the great thinker Late Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. He said that the world is accepting the relevance of Integral Humanism. Now the principle of Integral Humanism is the only hope. The rest of the ideologies have failed and are irrelevant. Shri Chouhan told that he gave information related to the remarkable progress of Madhya Pradesh and India to non-resident Indians. “Friends of Madhya Pradesh” has become a strong platform, he said. A huge number of non-resident Indians belonging to Madhya Pradesh are working in America on important posts. On their appeal, “Friends of Madhya Pradesh” was constituted last year. This has helped in forming a positive opinion about Madhya Pradesh in America. Now its activities are expanding. People from Madhya Pradesh residing in America have demanded that international flights should be started from Indore and Bhopal. Shri Chouhan said that “Friends of Madhya Pradesh” is playing a significant role in building a positive image of Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan told that a team of 400 doctors of Columbia are willing to visit Madhya Pradesh. There are many Thalassemia patients in the state. Its treatment is expensive because bone marrow transplant is expensive. All arrangements are being made in Indore’s MY Hospital for the treatment of Thalassemia. Operations will also be started in coming April-May. Currently doctors are taking training in America. Similarly proposals have been obtained for treatment of cancer. He said that non-resident Indians wish to extend support in health and education sectors in India. He said that the children belonging to the second generation of non-resident Indians wish to connect with our culture. For this, a meeting of “Friends of MP” is being organized in Indore on January 4 and 5 in which mutual support areas of MP will be considered. Shri Chouhan said that Incubation and Entrepreneurship Centre will be introduced in GSITS Indore which will be supported by Tandon School of Engineering of New York University. He told that a delegation of US India Business Council will visit the state in November. The team will discuss possibilities of investment in the food processing, defence, automobile and textile sectors.


aa Khadi Clothes Give Feeling of Nationalism
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 October 2017

Minister for Cottage and Village Industries Shri Antar Singh Arya said that Khadi clothes are eco-friendly and infuse us with a feeling of nationalism. Shri Arya said this on the inaugural function of Khadi India Lounge being established by the Central Khadi and Village Industries Commission in Bhopal today. The lounge was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Commission Shri Vinay Kumar Saxena. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Madhya Pradesh Khadi Gramodyog Board Chairman Shri Suraj Singh Arya and member Shri Jaiprakash Tomar were also present. Distinctively Khadi and silk garments, medicines and other herbal products of West Bengal, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan and other states will be made available for sale in the lounge. Moreover, shirts, ladies’ gowns, skirts, kurtas, jackets and khadi jeans designed by the dress designers of national and international repute will be sold at the lounge. A fashion show based on Khadi dresses was also organized during the function. Shri Vinod Saxena, Smt. Chitnis and Shri Antar Singh Arya also took part in the ramp walk. Exhibition of khadi garments and herbal products was organized besides a captivating ‘Paridhan Utsav’ (fashion show) of khadi garments was held on the occasion.


aa MoS Shri Pathak performs bhoomi-pujan for flyover bridge
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 October 2017

Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Independent Charge) Shri Sanjay Satyendra Pathak on Friday, performed bhoomi-pujan for overbridge having cost of Rs 2103.95 lakh in Anooppur district headquarter. He said that the construction of flyover bridge will be completed by the end of May 2019, in accordance with public sentiment. Minister of State, Shri Pathak held a meeting of District Tourism Promotion Committee here. In the meeting, the Minister instructed to ensure the development of tourism sector systematically in the district. He said that these efforts will provide self employment to local people and help in conservation of tribal culture and improving the quality of life of the people. MLA Ramlal Rothel, District Panchayat President Smt Rupmati Singh and many other public representatives and administrative officials were present in the meeting.


aa Tourism sector will get new direction from Travel Mart: MoS Shri Patwa
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 October 2017

Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa, inaugurating the forth MP Travel Mart today, said that such efforts will give new identity to development of tourism in Madhya Pradesh at national and international level. Activities related tourism and employment opportunities will increase. Chairman of Tourism Development Corporation Tapan Bhaumik was present on this occasion. Minister of State Shri Patwa said that Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka and Manipur States have exhibited their own activities of tourism sector in the travel mart. He said that this will increase the prospects of tourism industry and arrival of tourists in Madhya Pradesh. Investment in tourism sector and inter-region tourism will get boost. Important sectors like hotels and hospitality will get new direction from the travel mart. The Minister described the ten national awards received by the state as a major achievement. He said that the department is committed to ensure the safety of foreign tourists in the state. Shri Patwa also released the book 'Every one's Business' penned by Shri Gour Kanjilal. The Minister Shri Patwa visited 76 different stalls in the Travel Mart. In the program, Secretary, Tourism Department, Shri Hari Ranjan Rao pointed out Travel Mart activities. Different sessions including One-to-One Business Meeting and B2B Meetings and B2C meetings will be held in the travel mart.


aa CM Shri Chouhan to Reach India from America Tour on October 29
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan after a weeklong tour of America is reaching India on October 29. He will reach Mumbai in the afternoon and will proceed from Mumbai by Government aircraft to reach Bhopal at 5.00 p.m. Owing to the America tour of the Chief Minister, relations of Non-Resident Indians have strengthened with Madhya Pradesh. While praising the progress of Madhya Pradesh, several industrial groups and companies have expressed their interest for investment. It may be highlighted that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was invited specially to address the inaugural session of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Forum being organized at the birth anniversary of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya by Foundation for India Diaspora Studies U.S.A. with cooperation of Indian Embassy. Shri Chouhan had reached Washington D.C., America on October 22. During the visit Shri Chouhan also held discussions with the companies which have expressed interest for investment in Madhya Pradesh. He also interacted with the industrialists and with the representatives of industrial groups who have showed interest in the investment in Madhya Pradesh under the aegis of U.S. India Business Strategic Forum and extended invitation to them to visit state. In the inaugural session of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Forum Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that human beings’ inner power and peace have battered. The Integral Humanism philosophy Pt. Deendayal Upadhya has become more relevant in this condition. Shri Chouhan asserted that strategies and development programmes being implemented in Madhya Pradesh for the upliftment of poor are inspired by the integral humanism philosophy of Pt. Deendaya Upadhyaya. Women Empowerment Lauded Highlighting the efforts being made for women empowerment in Madhya Pradesh, Shri Chouhan stated that daughters are not considered as burden now. Mindset of the people has changed. Madhya Pradesh has gone far ahead in women empowerment. First Hindu Member of United State Congress Sushri Tulsi Gabbard praised Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for his innovative efforts towards women empowerment. Shri Chouhan also informed Non-Resident Indians about the world biggest river conservation campaign ‘Narmada Seva Yatra’ and deliberated with them on its importance. During the Business Seminar being organized by the America-India Strategic Partnership Forum , CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that new industrial policy of Madhya Pradesh is completely industry friendly . All the required infrastructure facilities for the industrial development are available in Madhya Pradesh. Strategy to double the farmers’ income is being implemented, he added. In the mean time, Shri Chouhan reached Shri Swaminarayan Temple located in New Jersey and prayed for the peace and prosperity of Madhya Pradesh. He also visited Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubation Center of Tandon School of Engineering at Brooklyn campus of New York University. Shri Chouhan discussed on the scope for setting up the same incubation center in the campuses of universities in Madhya Pradesh and sought New York University’ cooperation for providing knowledge and technology in this regard. “Friends of M.P.” Summit on January 4-5 While addressing the “Friends of M.P.” Seminar being organised at Consulate General of India New York Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that ‘Friends of M.P.” Summit will be organized in the state on January 4 and 5, 2018. He expressed gratitude towards the Non-Resident Indians residing in New York and New Jersey cities for their contribution to extend the activities of ‘Friend of M.P.’ Forum. Beside this, Shri Chouhan also held discussions with the experts to accelerate the pace of development in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Executive Officer of New York Hotel Association Shri Vijay Dandpani, Prof. Shri Gurumurthy Kalyanram of MIT and with the delegation of Columbia University.


aa Khadi India Lounge to Open in Bhopal from October 29
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 October 2017

A new sale center “Khadi India Lounge” is being started by the Central Khadi and Village Industries Commission at Bhopal from October 29. The programme to be graced by the Minister for Cottage and Industries Shri Antar Singh Arya will be inaugurated by the Chairman of the Central Khadi and Village Industries Commission Shri Vinay Kumar Saxena at 11.00. a.m. Exhibition of Khadi garments and herbal products is being organized on the occasion. Moreover, a fashion show is also being showcased to display attractive khadi products in the programme. Modern clothes like jackets, ladies gowns, kurtas, and khadi jeans beside khadi and silk jacket designed by the dress designer of national repute will be showcased in the fashion show. Beside traditional khadi garments, modern khadi dresses designed by the dress designers of International stature will be available for sale in the Khadi India Lounge to be opened at Saraswati Nagar of Jawahar Chowk, Bhopal. Khadi and silk dresses of different regions of India will be made available in the lounge at Bhopal. It may be mentioned that employment to One crore 37 lakh persons has been provided in the country by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission till now. Special efforts are being made to manufacture clothes as per the Indian climate, its sale and to double the employment., Therefore, Khadi India Lounges are being opened in the entire country.


aa Non-resident Indians honoured for their talent: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that non-resident Indians have achieved honour in America for their talent, dedication and hard work. He said that they should prove their merit in America and should not forget their traditions, culture and people connected with life values. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Friends of MP seminar at Consulate General of India in New York. Members of “Friends of MP” present at the seminar lauded Shri Chouhan with loud claps when the Chief Minister told how Madhya Pradesh has made remarkable progress in every field in the last one decade during a discussion of the development scenario in Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister said that today the world has high regard for India. Today we see a glorious, prosperous, developed and grand India just as envisaged under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He said that the country is surging ahead and Madhya Pradesh is also contributing towards this. Shri Chouhan said that in the last one decade there has been a mutual connectivity of the villages with roads due to which the economy of both villages and cities have strengthened. He said that several roads have been considered best on the global standards of quality. A decade back, the road network was in a bad shape. He said that Madhya Pradesh has become fully self-reliant in power production. A decade back power production was 2900 MW which has now increased to 20,000 MW. Today Madhya Pradesh has become a power surplus state. He said that power production possibilities have been tapped in sectors including wind energy, solar energy and thermal energy. The irrigation sector has reached 40 lakh hectares and increasing 5 lakh hectare every year. In the agriculture sector, 20 percent agriculture growth rate in the last 5 years has been achieved. New tourist sites have been developed. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan felicitated the non-resident Indians residing in New York and New Jersey for their contribution in augmenting activities of Friends of MP Forum. These NRIs include Shri Raj Bansal, Shri Rajesh Mittal, Shri Rajiv Goyal, Shri Pankaj Gupta, Shri Anupam Sarvaikar, Shri Nipun Joshi, Shri Sandeep Jain, Shri Avinash Jhanwar, Shri Jitendra Muchal and Shri Sunil Naik. Shri Chouhan said that the non-resident Indians who are emotionally attached to Madhya Pradesh are extending their support in developing the state. He spoke to several experts to pace up the development of the state. These experts include Chief Executive Officer of New York Hotel Association Shri Vijay Dandapani, MIT Professor Shri Gurumurty Kalyanram and Columbia University delegation.


aa Dr. Dhirendra Pandey Becomes Executive Director of Jan-Abhiyan Parishad
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 October 2017

The state government has appointed Dr. Dhirendra Pandey, Senior Principal Scientist of M.P. Council of Science and Technology as the Executive Director of Madhya Pradesh Jan-Abhiyan Parishad. Services of the Executive Director, Jan-Abhiyan Parishad, Shri Umesh Sharma has been returned to the Home Department.


aa Recruitments should be made every year to fill vacant posts: Gramodyog Minister Shri Arya
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 October 2017

Cottage and Village Industries Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya has issued instructions to make at least 5 percent recruitments every year to fill vacant posts of employees which has been constantly reducing due to retirements in the department. Shri Arya told to ensure action through State Public Service Commission, PEB etc. for recruitments to posts of various categories. Shri Arya was today reviewing activities of the Department of Cottage and Village Industries. Among those present at the review meeting included Principal Secretary Smt. Veera Rana, Commissioner Silk and Managing Director Khadi and Gramodyog Smt. Madhu Khare, Commissioner Handloom Smt. Sonali Vayangankar and Chief Executive Officer Mati Kala Board Shri Chandramohan Sharma. Reviewing Mulberry Cocoon, Tussar Cocoon, silk thread and silk textile production in the state Shri Arya said that farmers should be awarded for best silk production. It was told at the meeting that a training centre has been approved in Indore to increase silk production.
Training in silk production to farmers
A silk training centre will be established very soon in Indore in which farmers will be trained for a period ranging between 15 days to 3 months by the Central Silk Board. Farmers will be sent on study tour of best sericulture sites to state and other states to learn work related to silk production. It was told at the meeting that a model centre of silk production will be developed on 26 acre land at Limbadih in Khargone district for which Rs 12 lakhs has been approved.
Handloom Park in Chanderi-
Discussion was held during the meeting on construction of a handloom park at the cost of nearly Rs 31 crore in Chanderi project. Nearly 24 work-stations have been constructed in this park where in 240 angle frame looms have been established. Weavers will be provided with all facilities related to handloom textile production and marketing.
Khadi becoming more popular
Managing Director of Khadi Gramodyog Smt. Madhu Khare told that people’s inclination towards khadi clothes seems to be increasing in the state. Nearly Khadi clothes worth Rs 5 lakh have been sold in October month alone.


aa National Lata Mangeshkar Award Honours to 3 Personalities of Music Industry
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 October 2017

Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Malaiya honoured famous playback singer Sushri Usha Khanna, renowned playback singer Shri Udit Narayan and celebrated Music Director Shri Anu Malik with prestigious National Lata Mangeshwar award of Madhya Pradesh Government for the year 2012, 2015 and 2016 respectively. Investiture ceremony was presided over by the Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa. Addressing the ceremony, Shri Malaiya said that 28 personalities of music field have been honoured till now with this award, which was instituted to promote the music. Extending best wishes to these music personalities, he told that this award ceremony should be organized every year. Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa stated that constant efforts are being made in the state to promote art and music. ‘Pratibha Khoj’ competition is being organized to enrich the talents of the state. Shri Udit Narayan said that he is very happy to receive this prestigious award of Madhya Pradesh. He further mentioned that getting an award after the name of Lata Mangeshkar is like a blessing of Maa Sarasvati. Shri Anu Malik stated that honouring with award instituted after the name of Lata Mangeshkar is a big honour in itself. Sushri Usha Khanna said that the Lata Mangeshkar award is a big blessing for her. Mayor Smt. Malini Gour, MLAs Shri Sudarshan Gupta, Shri Ramesh Mendola, Sushri Usha Thakur, Chairman Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Kavita Patidar, Divisional Commissioner, President of Organising Committee Shri Sanjay Dubey and Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava were present on the occasion.
Famous Artist Shri Sudesh Bhonsle Gives Enchanting Performance-
Famous playback singer Shri Sudeh Bhonsle with his team enchanted people by giving musical performance. Art and Music lovers in large number were present on the occasion.


aa Bhoomi Poojan of Road Costing Rs.One Crore 4 Lakh in Badonkalan
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 October 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra performed bhoomi poojan of approach road costing Rs. One crore 4 lakh from the National Highway to village Badonkalan of district Datia. He also heard problems of the villagers and instructed the officers present on the occasion for redressal. Dr. Mishra said that Madhya Pradesh government is committed for the development of rural areas. Special attention is being paid that villages must have good roads for commuting. Foundation has been laid for road costing Rs. One crore 4 lakh for village Badonkalan. Minister Dr. Mishra gave instructions to the officers for monitoring quality in the road construction. He also told the villagers to monitor the construction and inform him if they come across with any compromise in quality during the road construction. Dr. Mishra took on the spot action on the applications of the villagers.


aa National Commission for Scheduled Tribes holds choupal at Rated village in Patalkot
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 October 2017

All members and officers of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes reached Patalkot area in Chhindwada district with their works undertaken for development and welfare of scheduled tribes and study/redressal of problems. The Commission organized a choupal at Rated village in Patalkot and collected information of development and problems of Special Backward Tribe Bhariya. Commission Chairman Shri Nandkumar Sai gave information of problems brought up before the Commission to the State government and urged for speedy redressal. Commission Vice-Chairman Sushri Anusuiya Uike said that positive steps will be taken on the demands related to development and welfare of the tribes. Commission Secretary Shri Raghav Chandra gave instructions to PHE officer to ensure immediate arrangement for drinking water. Principal Secretary Shri S.N, Mishra said that the wage payment related problems will be solved soon. The Collector said that priority will be given to pension related cases and other problems being faced by the tribes of the area. The Commission has demanded report of the solution of the problems raised by Bhariya tribes. Other members of the Commission including Shri H.K. Damor, Smt. Maya Ivnati, Joint Secretary Shri A.K. Rath and Director Smt. K.D. Bansor were also present on the occasion. District Panchayat President Smt. Kanta Thakur and Shri Uttam Singh Thakur were also present. The Commission distributed blankets to senior citizens of the Bhariya tribe. Commission Chairman Shri Sai said during a meeting at Tamiya before the Rated Choupal that the tribes should pay special attention to education for their own development. He said that efforts should be made to fill posts of teachers in rural areas. He also said that the land belonging to adivasis should not be transferred to non-adivasis and kept safe. Shri Sai said that efforts being made for the development of the tribes should be constantly reviewed.
Commission’s tour
The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes is on a state tour from October 25-28. The Commission visited and inspected villages and adivasi institutions of Chhindwada and Tamiya on October 25. Today the Commission visited Hoshangabad district. The Commission met local people near Pachmarhi. Adivasi Sangathans and public representatives will meet the Commission at Hotel Courtyard Marriott on October 27 from 9 am to 10 am. A meeting of the Commission with the state government officials is scheduled at 11 am at the Mantralaya. Commission Chairman Shri Nandkumar Sai, Vice-Chairman Sushri Anusuiya Uike, Secretary Shri Raghav Chandra besides three other members are on a tour of Madhya Pradesh.


aa CM Shri Chouhan visits Incubation Centre at New York University premises
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 October 2017

On the fourth day of his US tour, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the Centre for Entrepreneurship Incubation Centre and Innovation of Tandon School of Engineering at New York University in Brooklyn premises. He also discussed setting up of such incubation centres in university premises of Madhya Pradesh and urged New York University to extend support in making knowledge and technology available. Discussing Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udyami Yojana Shri Chouhan said that this scheme was introduced to develop entrepreneurship among youths. By taking benefit of the scheme, young entrepreneurs can make better use of their knowledge and skills. He told that state government is inspiring youths to set up their enterprise through the scheme. Government is giving them guarantee to take bank loan up to Rs 2 crore. Shri Chouhan said that apart from these efforts, a Capital Venture Fund has been set up with Rs 100 crores. Through this fund, innovative efforts are provided funds. CM Shri Chouhan apprised himself with the activities and working system of the incubation centre. He spoke to the entrepreneurs, trainers and students working at the Future Lab and Makerspace. Centre Director Shri Shrinivasan welcomed the Chief Minister and gave him information about the activities of the incubation centre.


aa “Friends of MP” summit on January 4 and 5, 2018 in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 October 2017

“Friends of MP” summit will be organized in the state on January 4 and 5, 2018. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave this information in his address at the Consulate General of India New York during his US tour. He said that “Friends of MP” is a platform where the resolve for development of Madhya Pradesh will be taken and which will play a significant role in realizing the dream of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s New India. The Chief Minister invited all the members of “Friends of MP” to take part in the summit. He also urged the Non-Resident Indians to partake in the state’s development. It may be noted that Shri Chouhan formed the “Friends of MP” forum to push forward the innovative bid to make global talent pool of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Non-Resident Indians who are close to Madhya Pradesh can stay connected to the state even if they stay anywhere in the country. Friends of MP members can adopt Mitra Vikas Pariyojana and extend financial assistance to expand it. They can also help in increasing investment in any area. They can promote social activities and support in areas like community development, health, education, skill development, tourism, industry and rural development.


aa CM Shri Chouhan greets people on Chhath puja
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings to people on the Chhath puja, the festival dedicated to worship of Sun God. In his message Shri Chouhan said that the Chhath festival depicts the lustre of Indian rural culture. He said that the most important thing about Chhath puja is its simplicity. The festival of people’s faith is full of devotion and spirituality and propagates complacency in public life. Shri Chouhan hoped for a healthy life for all.


aa CM Shri Chouhan joins in Shri Swaminarayan Temple Arti at New Jersey
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Shri Swaminarayan temple at New Jersey on the third day of his US tour and joined the evening arti. The Chief Minister prayed for peace and prosperity of the state. Top officials of the temple management welcomed the Chief Minister and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan and apprised them with the history and spiritual importance of the temple construction. The Chief Minister said that he was fortunate to have visited the grand temple of Shri Swaminarayan. He experienced spiritual peace at the temple. He said that this temple was doing the job of keeping the new generation of Indians settled in America connected with their roots and culture. He said that this temple that enshrined belief, sense of sacrifice and traditions towards religion is more like a cultural university. Priests at the temple conducted a special abhishek for CM Shri Chouhan and his wife.


aa Private Universities should Encourage Vocational Courses
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 October 2017

Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya said that private universities have multi-dimensional responsibility. Private universities must encourage vocational courses in this era of competition. They should also provide employment opportunities by adopting few villages or settlements. Shri Pawayya was addressing the 9th foundation day programme of Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission today. Discussions on the subject ‘Shiksha ki Gunvatta mein Manak Sansthaaon ki Bhoomika evam Dayitva’ were held on this occasion. Shri Pawayya mentioned that the students of many institutions achieve excellence by participating in other creative activities besides academic competitions. A reflection of personality development also flashes on the faces of these students and they are full of self confidence. He further mentioned that keeping in view the population, more private universities are needed. Madhya Pradesh requires such prestigious institutions which undertake good works. Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu said that expansion is needed in education sector besides quality. Efforts will be made to apply suggestions being received in the workshop. Vice Chancellor Jagran Lake City University Dr. Anoop Swaroop stated that 70 percent children of the state are pursuing studies in the private universities and colleges. Madhya Pradesh could become an educational hub in future. Chairman of the Commission Dr. Akhilesh Pandey informed about the activities of the commission. Member of the Commission Dr. Swaraj Puri was also present on the occasion. The programme begun with lighting a lamp before Maa Sarasvati and recital of Sarasvati Vandana and Vande Matram was conducted by Sushri Anjali Dubey and Shri Sandeep Dubey. Guests were welcomed with bouquet and shawl-shreephals. Mementoes were also presented to the guests at the end of the programme.


aa Consensus on Ordinance and By-Laws is a Step in Right Direction: Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 October 2017

Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli while addressing the 93rd meeting of University Coordination Committee at Rajbhavan today said that the activity to bring uniformity in the ordinance and by-laws of all the traditional universities is under process since the last so many years. A remarkable progress has been made in this work and consensus has reached regarding most of the ordinances and by-laws, this is a step in the right direction. We have to make the university system accountable and reliable. Hence, most of the services of college and university should be brought under the ambit of Public Service Guarantee Act. Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya, Additional chief Secretary Technical Education Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, Commissioner Higher Education Shri Neeraj Mandloi and Vice Chancellors of all the Government and Private Universities were present in the meeting. Governor Shri Kohli mentioned that we have to utilize most advance technology in maximum in the activities of the university to bring pace in the work besides transparency. He further stated that time demands that we should provide quality education beside expansion of education in this era of competition otherwise the number of educated unemployed youths will keep on increasing. Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya said that effort for uniformity in the ordinance and by-laws of the universities will prove fruitful to bring quality in the education in the future. Stressing on research works, Shri Pawayya that the universities or colleges are not only machines to conduct examinations, we have to come out of this mentality. Expressing concern over the atmosphere of universities campuses, he stated that such activities should be carried out in the universities which could strengthen the feeling of nationalism and harmony among the students. In order to bring uniformity in the ordinances and by-laws prevailing in different universities, an approval was given to pass proposal as regard to all the ordinances and by-laws excluding Ordinance no. 4A4 (C ), 4 (D), 5 and 16 and By-law no. 1A1-AA3A26A27A28A35A36A38. Moreover, approval was given as regard to the change in uniform of the students and eminent persons during the convocation ceremony and decision was taken to implement it with immediate effect in the meeting. Furthermore, decision to include NSS course in the form of elective subject was taken in the meeting. The NSS course will be introduced at under graduate level in the form of alternative subject. This course could be taught with any other subject of under graduate level. NSS, yoga and skill development will be included in the course in the ratio of 50:25:25. As regard to the Integrated University Management System, beside giving permission for implementing decentralized system in place of centralised system to all the universities of the state, approval was given to the proposal for extending permission to fix maximum 6 months period to implement this system. Decision to abolish compulsion of 5 and 3 years period for regular PG and UG courses was also taken in the meeting.


aa PM Shri Modi’s leadership is golden period for Indo-US ties: Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 October 2017

In a dialogue session organized by the Indian Embassy on the first day of his U.S tour, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan discussed various aspects of development of Madhya Pradesh with the Indian community in Washington. Discussing remarkable progress of Madhya Pradesh and India, the Chief Minister said that there are abundant possibilities of investment here. Shri Chouhan said that currently the Indo-U.S. friendship is witnessing a golden period under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The hard work, dedication and patriotism of the Indian community settled in America has a major role to play in creating this favourable atmosphere. The CM said that Madhya Pradesh has become such a state in the country where the general public has direct partnership in democratic procedures. Historic efforts have been made by adopting a strategy in the form of a mission towards welfare of the poor and poverty alleviation. Shri Chouhan told that government is working on the strategy of providing house to every poor person in Madhya Pradesh by 2022. Discussing the efforts made in social sector Shri Chouhan said that initiative has been taken to make every girl child in Madhya Pradesh a ‘lakhpati’. He said that he is popular as ‘Mama’ among all children. He said significant work has been undertaken in women empowerment in India. Shri Chouhan said that historic work has been undertaken in environmental conservation in Madhya Pradesh. Discussing the Narmada Seva Yatra he said that fruit-bearing saplings have been planted on both banks of the river so that the river gets new life. CM Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has launched a campaign towards river conservation on such a wide scale for the first time through remarkable contribution by people. Madhya Pradesh is also playing major role in the development of the country, he said. M.P has now been included among the leading states of the country as far as industrialization is concerned. Irrigation facilities are being made for farmers of Madhya Pradesh so that no farmer has to face water crisis. He spoke at length with the Indian community on the project of connecting rivers. Sharing India’s experiences with India under leadership of Prime Minister Shri Modi, CM Shri Chouhan said that Shri Modi has made India a self-respecting country. Shri Chouhan toured the Museum of American history and War memorial.


aa PR Minister DR. Mishra Honours Artists in Datia Mahotsav
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 October 2017

A three day long Datia Mahotsav concluded with the performance of the renowned Singer Shri Mika Singh. Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra inaugurated the special programme held on the concluding day of Mahotsav. Dr. Mishra said that Datia is moving ahead rapidly in overall development. In order to create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and pleasure in Datia, a series of programmes like Datia Mahotsav, Badoni Mahotsav, Basai Mahotsav, Unav Mahotsav, Phaag Mahotsav, Sankuan Mahotsav etc. are being organized. He mentioned that besides basic development, cultural and social development is also must. Dr. Mishra honoured Shri Mika Singh and other artists in the programme. MLA Shri Pradeep Agrawal, Vice Chairman Madhya Pradesh Text Books Corporation Shri Avdhesh Nayak were present on the occasion.


aa Bankers Must Work with Sensitivity in Self-Employment Schemes
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 October 2017

Minister for Finance and Commercial Taxes Shri Jayant Malaiya said that ambitious schemes have been started by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in order to provide self-employment opportunities in the country. Banks must works with sincerity and sensitivity to provide loans to youths and women. He further mentioned that priority should be given to provide economic assistance to the persons of poor category. Shri Malaiya was addressing the programme organized to inaugurate the branch of Dhan Laxmi Bank at Indrapuri-Bharat Nagar -B.H.E.L today. Shri Malaiya stated that self-help groups in large numbers have been formed in Madhya Pradesh to economically strengthen the women of deprived category. Banks are responsible for their progress by providing them economic assistance. He also informed about the houses being constructed for the needy persons under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the programme. Moreover, he informed that mega camps were organized under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana at Bhopal and Indore recently. Services of the banks were praiseworthy in these camps, he added. Chief General Manager Shri Manikandan informed that Dhan Laxmi Bank was established in Trichur of Kerala in the year 1927. All the sections of the society have cooperated with the bank since the last 90 years. Turn over of the bank has become 18 thousand crore now. Branch Manager Shri Sundreshan K. informed that the bank has 258 branches in the country. The bank has started its first branch of Madhya Pradesh at Bhopal. Branches will be expanded in other cities of the state shortly. Further, Regional Head of the bank Shri Murlidharan M. said that the Dhan Laxmi Bank is giving priority to the Micro Financing. There are 35 lakh customers of the bank in the entire country and good services are being provided to them. The programme was addressed by the Arch Bishop Dr. Leo Cornelio and office bearers of the Nayar Community


aa National flag and UN flag will be hoisted in government buildings
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 October 2017

The United Nations Day programme will be observed in state on October 24 this year also like previous years. With the exception of Raj Bhavan, Vidhan Sabha Bhavan and High Court buildings, the United Nations flag will be hoisted on government buildings where national flag is hoisted regularly. In the districts where the UN flag is available, they will be able to hoist the UN flag along with the national flag in important government buildings. According to the Flag Code of India when the flag of the United Nations is hoisted along with the national flag, it can be place on any side of the national flag. Generally, the national flag is hoisted in such a manner that it is on the right side at the front which means it on the exact left of the person facing the flag. Centre has issued guidelines in this connection to all state governments.


aa CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reaches Washington D.C. on US tour
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Washington DC on Sunday evening on tour to America. Earlier, Shri Chouhan had formed a Friends of M.P. forum during his last America tour in February-2015. CM Shri Chouhan will meet the first Hindu member of American Congress Shri Tulsi Gabbard and US-India Business Council President Sushri Nisha Biswal in America. He will be chief spokesperson for two special programmes in America. Later he will also take part in an interactive session on important topics with the members of Friends of M.P. Forum. Shri Chouhan will meet Indians in America. Later a meeting will be organized between Indian Ambassador Shri Navtej Saran and the Chief Minister. Shri Chouhan will address the inaugural ceremony of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Forum at American Senate on October 23, Monday as the Chief Spokesperson. The same evening he will have a meeting with Shri Tulsi Gabbard and US-India Business Council Sushri Nisha Biswal. On Tuesday October 24, Shri Chouhan will take part in an Investment Promotion Conference in America. The programme is being organized jointly by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and Confederation of Indian Industry. The same evening CM Shri Chouhan will visit the Akshardham temple in New Jersey. He will have his lunch with business leaders on Wednesday October 25. The programme to be organized during the luncheon will be addressed by New York Consul General Shri Sandeep Chakravorty. A presentation on behalf of Madhya Pradesh will be given by Principal Secretary Commerce, Industry and Employment Mohammed Suleman during the programme. CM Shri Chouhan will also visit the Incubation Centre at Columbia University. On Thursday October 26, he will meet Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Shri Harsh Gupta and President of Haldia Petrochemicals Shri Purnendu Chatterjee. On Friday October 27, he will meet prominent personalities in separate meetings. He will leave for India on Saturday October 28.


aa MoS Shri Sarang cleans Chhath puja venues
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 October 2017

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Cooperatives, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Shri Vishwas Sarang accompanied by local citizens cleaned puja kunds and venues before the Chhath festival. Shri Sarang reached the programme venues at Security Lines, Subhash Nagar, Ektapuri, Rajendra Nagar and Karond and cleaned the kund, garbage and rain water with a broom. MoS Shri Sarang said that the Chhath puja is a significant festival. Hence puja venues and premises should also be kept clean. Local corporator, public representatives and citizens were also present on the occasion.


aa Rekha Pandram’s Hard Work Bears Fruit: Farmers Become Self-Reliant due to Kodo-Kutki Crop
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 October 2017

Smt. Rekha Pandram of Tribal dominant Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh has inspired farmers for organic farming by harvesting good crop adopting organic farming. Smt. Pandram who is originally from Mandla district got married to a person of village Phulvahi- block Mehandwani of Dindori district. This area of the district was lagging behind in agriculture due to hilly terrain and rough stony surface but Rekha Pandram connecting herself with the Tejasvini Nari Chetna Mahila Sangh has made this hilly terrain prosperous for the farming through her hard work and perseverance. First of all, Rekha Pandram encouraged the farmers to cultivate Kodo-Kutki crop with new technique as other crops were not possible due to stony land. In the beginning,the farmers did not pay heed to the advice of Rekha Pandram. Despite this, she did not lose hope and courage and by changing her strategy advised the farmers to cultivate crops on 75 percent of their land with old method and on 25 percent of the land with new method. Farmers liked the advice of Rekha Pandram and sowed crop in their farm land as per the advice and found that they yielded good crop from the new method comparing to the old method. Now all the farmers are cultivating crops with the new technique accepting the advice of Rekha Pandram. Today, over 3 thousand farmers of block Mehandwani are yielding good crop by growing Kodo-Kutki. Kodo processing unit has been established in the village Kathotiya in order to market Kodo-Kutki crop produced with the new technique. Twelve women are working here and 3 thousand farmers are connected with this unit


aa CM Shri Chouhan Expresses Grief over MLA Shri Ramsingh Yadavs Demise
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed grief over the demise of Member of Legislative Assembly-Kolaras Constituency Shri Ramsingh Yadav. Shri Yadav suffered a cardiac arrest today. Shri Chouhan in his condolence message said that Late Shri Yadav has always worked considering politics as a tool to serve people. Shri Chouhan prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.


aa Governor Shri Kohli Extends Deepawali’s Greetings to the People
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 October 2017

Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli has extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Deepawali festival. In his message, Shri Kohli said that festival of Deepwali gives us a message to move forward towards the light from the darkness. This festival inspires us to live with peace, harmony and unity. Governor Shri Kolhi has prayed for happiness and prosperity of the people of the state on this occasion.


aa Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana will Bring Prosperity and Happiness in Farmers’ Lives: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while laying foundation of Chanderi-Mungawali Lift Irrigation Project costing Rs. 389.77 crore in Mungawali said that the farmers will get sufficient water for irrigation by this project. Agriculture fields will flourish with crops. Presenting certificate of registration to the farmers under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, Shri Chouhan said that this scheme will bring happiness and prosperity in the lives of the farmers that under this scheme full benefit of farmers’ hard labour will be ensured. We will not let the crops to be sold less than the support price. Farmers will sell their agriculture produces directly in the mandis. The difference amount of support price will be deposited by the state government in the bank accounts of the farmers. CM Shri Chouhan further mentioned that provision of irrigation facility for the farmers is the topmost priority of the government. Price Stabilisation Fund of Rs. One thousand crore has been established in the state. Krishak Yuva Udhyami Yojana will be implemented. Under the scheme, loan of Rs. 10 lakh upto 2 crore will be provided and guarantee of the loan will be taken by the state government. Informing about the various schemes for the farmers, Shri Chouhan stated that the state government is providing interest free loans to the farmers. Copy of Khasra and B-1 will be provided at home. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Ashok Nagar has been declared drought affected district. He made announcement to make gram panchayat Bahadurpur as new tahsil and for starting up-mandi here, construction of bye-pass in Mungawali, increasing bed capacity to 100 beds in Mungawali hospital, to provide nagar parishad status to tahsil Piprai and opening of college, to start P.G. courses in Mungawali college and for opening college in Nagar Panchayat Shadhora. Shri Chouhan also laid foundation and dedicated development works worth Rs. 400.36 crore in the programme. Minister for Public Relations and Water Resources Dr. Narottam Mishra, Minister District in-charge Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawayya, MP Shri Prabhat Jha, MLA Shri Gopilal Jatav, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Baisahab Yadav, President Nagarpalika Smt. Sushila Sahu, public representatives and farmers were present in the farmers’ convention.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Goes for Shopping on Dhanteras
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his family went for purchasing as per the Indian tradition on the occasion of Dhanteras. Shri Chouhan along with his wife Smt. Sadhna Singh and son Kartikey visited Agrawal Jewelers and Darvesh Bartan Bhandar located in New Market. He purchased silver coin, idols of Laxmi and Ganesha, bronze platter and copper jug. He made cashless digital payment for the purchase. Extending greetings of Dhanteras and Deepawali to the people of the state, Shri Chouhan said that the happiness and prosperity should come in the lives of the people. He further mentioned that welfare schemes for all the sections of the society have been made in the state. Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been started to ensure reasonable prices to the farmers for their agriculture produces. Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana is being implemented in the state for the talented students. Poor welfare agenda has also been implemented in the state. Shri Chouhan stated that all the people of the state should lead healthy and happy lives and state should progress. Mayor Shri Alok Sharma and Shri Anil Agrawal were present on the occasion.


aa “Aao Bhaiyya Tumhe Sair Karaoon” Pink Driving License Campaign from Bhaidooj
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 October 2017

Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis said that a provision for preparing free of cost driving license for women and girls has been made by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Special camps will be organized by the Transport, Higher Education, School Education Department, Directorate of Women Empowerment for preparing pink driving licenses to facilitate women and girls to drive two and four wheelers rightfully. In order to encourage women and girls for preparing licenses, the campaign on the tagline of ‘Aao Bhaiyya Tumhe Sair Karaoon’ will be launched from Bhaidooj. These camps will be organized in colleges, schools, municipal corporations, municipalities and at block level. Smt. Chitnis issued directives in the meeting held today in this context. Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu, Principal Secretary Transport Shri S.N. Mishra, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gour Mukherjee and Commissioner Women Empowerment Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat were present in the meeting. Smt. Chitnis mentioned that provision of license with ease is must keeping in view the women’s mobility owing to rapid urbanization. This will build mentality for working under the legal obligations and will develop self confidence for driving vehicles. The temporary driving license is made for 6 months period. During this period, driving training will be imparted to the girls and women through 94 driving training institutes existing in the state. After this, the Transport Department will provide regular license after conducting special campaigns. Moreoverthis activity will inspire women to adopt driving as profession. Operation Driving Shaurya in the form of campaign will be conducted for this. This campaign will begin from November one to International Women Day on March 08, 2018.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Inaugurates Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana from Khurai
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the State Level Inaugural programme of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in Krishi Upaj Mandi of Khurai of district Sagar today said that the scheme will work as a protective shield for the farmers. Under the scheme, the difference amount of the crops to be sold at less than the support price will be paid directly in the bank accounts of the farmers. The farmers will be provided full benefit of their hard labour. Shri Chouhan dedicated and laid foundation of several development works costing Rs. One hundred crore approximately on this occasion. The programme was broadcasted live in the entire state. CM Shri Chouhan stated that the scheme is being inaugurated today in all the 257 mandis of the state. Farmers are working hard in Bundelkhand. The state is leading in the country in agriculture sector. Today is a historical and golden day for the farmers of the state. Loan without interest is being provided by the government to the farmers in the state. Not only this, farmer has to repay Rs. 90 thousand only against a loan of Rs. One lakh now. Farming has to be made a profitable occupation. Wheat of Khurai has special identity in the entire country. Moreover, Shri Chouhan asserted that provision of irrigation facility is priority of the government. Irrigation facility is being provided on 40 lakh hectare area in the state. Approval has been given to the scheme of Bina Complex. An amount of Rs. 3735 crore approximately will be spent for this to facilitate irrigation on about 2.5 lakh hectare area. Moreover, approval for Parkul, Kadan Medium Projects has also been given. Similarly, approval will be given for several small irrigation projects. Efforts are being made to start Ken-Betwa link project. Reasonable price for their agriculture produces will be ensured. Income of the farmers cannot be increased till they get reasonable rates for their produces. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan said that the government has purchased onion at the rate of Rs. 8 per k.g. The government does not wish to let the farmers’ labour go futile. We will not let the crops to be sold less than the support price. Farmers will sell crops directly in the mandi and the difference amount of support price will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. Giving an example of Urad, Moong, Soybean and Maize being purchased less than the support price, he informed in detail about the scheme. Shri Chouhan urged the farmers for registration under the scheme. He mentioned that this scheme will be implemented for horticulture crops also. Shri Chouhan informed that a Price Stabilisation Fund of Rs. One thousand crore has been formed in the state. Crop Girdavali Module App has been prepared. All the districts of Bundelkhand have been declared drought affected. The burn out transformers will be replaced on depositing 20 percent amount. Krishak Udhyami Yojana will be implemented, under the scheme a loan of Rs. 10 lakh to 2 crore will be provided. Shri Chouhan asserted that agriculture equipments of this region are famous in the entire country. Therefore, industrial area will be established in Khurai. Copy of Khasra and B-1 will be provided to the farmers at home. He further stated that undisputed mutation, partition and demarcation cases are being cleared on war footing. He mentioned that the persons who are performing best will be awarded and action will be taken against corrupt persons. Permanent electricity connections will be provided to 4 lakh farmers till 2018. Mukhya Mantri Solar Pump Yojana will be implemented. Cash payment to the farmers within prescribed time will be ensured. The state government is with the farmers in the crisis and they should not worry. Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is a protective shield for the farmers which will create history. Mentioning about the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana, he assured for full cooperation for students’ education. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan mentioned that the colleges will be opened in Bandri and Khimlasa. Agriculture College will be started in Khurai from the next session. He informed that approval for Bina river project has been given. I.T.I in Malthone, industrial area in Khurai and divisional office of electricity board will be established. He appealed to the farmers to educate their sons and daughters and laid emphasis on sanitation. Shri Chouhan said that 33 percent girls will be employed in police services. Shri Chouhan inaugurated the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana waving green flag. He also distributed the sale letters of the scheme. Moreover, Shri Chouhan distributed subsidy amount of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Ladli Laxmi Yojana’s certificates, cheques of Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udhyami Yojana, cheques of Mukhya Mantri Swa-Rozgar Yojana beside sanction letters and laptops for working as bank sakhi under the Madhya Pradesh Livelihood Mission. Minister for Home and Transport Shri Bhupendra Singh expressed gratitude towards the public present in large number in the programme. He said that massive development has taken place in Khurai area during the tenure of CM Shri Chouhan. Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is being started together in the entire state today. He expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for approval of Bina Complex and for approval of various development works. Shri Singh put forth demands for starting colleges in Bandri and Khimlasa of Bina, 60 bed hospital and I.T.I in Malthone, divisional office of electricity board in Khurai and establishment of 33 k.v. sub-station at Barodia etc. He again expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister for dedication of 100 bed hospital in Khurai besides dedication and laying foundation of various development works costing Rs.One hundred crore approximately. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development, Social Justice and Disabled Persons Welfare Shri Gopal Bhargava, MP Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, MLAs Shri Shailendra Jain, Shri Mahesh Rai, Smt. Parul Sahu, Shri Pradeep Lariya, Shri Harvansh Singh Rathore, Mayor Shri Abhay Dare, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Divya Ashok Singh, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Handloom Development Corporation Shri Narayan Prasad Kabirpanthi, Chairperson State Women Commission Smt. Lata Vankhede, District President B.J.P. Shri Raja Dubey, Shri Shailesh Kesharvani, Public Representatives, Collector, Superintendent of Police and other Officers were present in the programme.


aa Grand Statue of Bharat Mata to be Established in Shaurya Smarak
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a grand statue of Bharat Mata will be established in Shaurya Smarak. Fascinating Vir Bharat Smarak will be made in the state. From Samrat Chandragupt till heroes of the present era will be illustrated in the smarak. Shri Chouhan was addressing the concluding programme of first anniversary of Shaurya Smarak here today. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that a training center will be opened in the state to impart training to the youths to join the defense services. A three day long grand foundation day will be celebrated in the state from the next year. He added that we are proud of our defense forces. China had occupied a part of the Indian land in the year 1962 but when Chinese army tried the same at Doklam recently, our army has turned them away. Our defense force carried out surgical strike in Pakistan to eliminate terrorists. We salute the courage and bravery of our army soldiers and wish to extend our message that the entire country are with them. When we celebrate our festivals at that time our soldiers stood guard at the borders in adverse condition to protect us. They remain awake for our protection and we sleep comfortably. Youths are being sent to the borders under the Maa Tujhe Pranam Yojana so that they should watch how our soldiers protect the country in adverse conditions. We had brought the soil from the villages of the Martyrs here when the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the Shaurya Smarak the last year. We pay obeisance to the soils of the Martyrs. Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastva gave welcome Speech on the occasion. He informed that 11 lakh domestic and foreign tourists have visited the Shaurya Smarak last year. A 3 day long foundation day has been celebrated this year. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan paid floral tribute to the soil brought from the villages of the Martyrs. Vande Matram song and Madhya Pardesh Gaan were recited in the programme. Poets Shri Gajendra Solanki, Shri Vineet Chouhan , Shri Yogendra Sharma, Shri Shambhu Singh Manhar, Shri Sumit Mishra, Shri Aviraj Pankaj and Smt. Ruchi Chaturvedi recited poetry in Kavi Sammelan organized on the occasion.


aa Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is historical initiative in farmers interest
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 October 2017

Farmers Welfare and Agricultural Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen said that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is a historical initiative for farmers to give fair value of their produce. Shri Bisen was addressing launching ceremony of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in Jabalpur Krishi Upaj Mandi todday. MLA Shri Sushil Tiwari and local public representatives were present at the programme. The Minister said that agriculture sector in the state has got over all change in last 14 years. This has been possible due to farmer-friendly policies of the state government. He said that the production of wheat in Madhya Pradesh has increased in three folds. Despite Chhattisgarh being a separate state, the farmers of the state are providing rice to the state and rice is being supplied to other states. He said that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana will be expanded as per the requirement. In the program, Shri Bisen informed about action plan prepared by the State Government to double farmers' income in next 5 years. He said that farmers should take traditional crops as well as a horticulture crop. The agriculture development minister feted six farmers by giving away certificates for Moong sale on the occasion of launching of the scheme. Farmers were present in a big number in the programme. Farmers were informed about schemes underway for agriculture development.


aa Vayoshreshta Samman handed over to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 October 2017

The Union Ministry of Social Justice today handed over Rashtriya Vayoshreshta Samman-2017 acquired by District Panchayat Ujjain and Municipality Nagda to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. These awards were given by President Shri Ramnath Kovind on International Day of the Elderly. Divisional Commissioner Shri M.B. Ojha and Collector Shri Sanket Bhondwe was present on the occasion.


aa Gumashta to Over 3 Lakh through Online Web Portal
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 October 2017

A procedure to issue Gumashta License through Online Web Portal has been started by the Labour Department in Madhya Pradesh since the last few years. Total 3 lakh 16 thousand 682 applicants have been benefitted under this procedure started since 2013-14. The procedure has been simplified further to ensure issuance of Gumashta license to the concerned person within 24 hours. It may be mentioned that Gumashta is necessary to be obtained for shops including trading and service activities under the Madhya Pradesh Shop and Establishment Act. While interacting with the beneficiaries, it has been found that they don’t have to go to any government office like earlier, applications can be sent through M.P.Online kiosk to obtain the license. Shri Rajendra Sharma of Itwara Bhopal says that depositing of payment through challan in the bank was a time consuming procedure earlier. The procedure took more than a month’s time after submission of application form along with a copy of the challan and documents in the office of the labour department and inspection by the authority in the past. All this does not happen now. One has to just fill in the application form and the person handling the M.P.online kiosk returns the original documents immediately after scanning and depositing the challan amount there itself. The whole procedure takes 5 to 7 minutes and the applicant receives a SMS within a day that his Gumashta license is ready. Shri Ashok Jain s/o Shri Suresh Jain of Kotra, Bhopal mentions that his father did not take help from any person to get the license prepared. He received the license online within a day


aa Reduction in Diesel-Petrol VAT Rate: Additional Surcharge on Diesel Abolished
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan while giving a big relief to the people of the state made an announcement for reduction in VAT rate on diesel and petrol. He also abolished the additional surcharge of Re. One and 50 paisa per litre charged on diesel. The rates will come in effect from midnight today. The diesel which is being sold at the rate of Rs. 63 and 31 paisa per liter presently will be sold at Rs. 59 and 37 paisa per liter after midnight. CM Shri Chouhan said that this decision for reduction in diesel and petrol rates has been taken to give relief to the common people and the farmers keeping in view their requirement. He mentioned that the reduced rates of diesel and petrol will reduce the freight and the articles will become cheaper. Shri Chouhan informed that VAT on diesel has been reduced by 5 percent and additional surcharge of Re. One and 50 paisa charged on diesel has also been abolished. Similarly, VAT on petrol has also been reduced by 3 percent.


aa Nadi Mahotsava to be Organised in February in Bandrabhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Nadi Mahotsava will be held in Bandrabhan in the state in February. International and national environmentalists working for environment and river conservation and Nadi Sevak will participate in it. Fairs to be held at the banks of Narmada river in the state will be organised systematically. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was taking a review meeting of Narmada Seva Mission here today. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was also present in the meeting. It was informed that the water quality in the samples collected every month from 31 locations for checking water quality in the Narmada river by Pollution Control Board has been found of A-grade quality. In order to prevent illegal sand mining from Narmada river, 1465 cases have been registered in 16 districts of the Narmada region by mining department and 76 vehicles have been confiscated for illegal mineral transportation. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed department-wise works carried out under Narmada Seva Mission. He said that the work carried out under the Narmada Seva Mission will be reviewed every month. Action plan should be made to protect and maintain saplings planted on both banks of Narmada under the mission. Report of the works and results obtained under Narmada Seva Mission will be tabled in Vidhan Sabha. Villages located on both the sides of Narmada river should be made open defection free (ODF). Portable changing rooms should be set up at banks of the river. Public awareness campaign should be launched for preventing burning of crops’ residue (Narvai) in villages located Narmada banks. Farmers in these villages should be encouraged for planting saplings of fruit bearing trees.
Pond water structures to be made on a large scale in catchment area of ​​Narmada river
Action plan to construct ghats at Narmada banks, renovation works and Narmada Yatri Niwas should be executed speedily. Water bodies should be made in catchment area of Narmada river at large scale. Narmada Valley Development Department, forests department and revenue department will work together on this task. Public should be made aware for not causing pollution in Narmada river. Construction of 18 sewage treatment plants to be set up for preventing drain water in the river should be started immediately. Sand excavation from the river should be carried out in the quantity through scientific method which does not harm ecological system of the river and environment. Farmers who have planted saplings of fruit-bearing trees in their field located at Narmada banks should be given compensation in February by holding programme. Small food processing units should be set up in panchayats of Narmada region.
State Level convention of 712 Narmada Seva Samitis to be held
Shri Chouhan said that preparations should be made for massive plantations at the banks of Narmada on 2 July, 2018. This year, 12 crore saplings will be planted. No industrial waste should be released in the river from industrial units located on Narmada banks. Religious and spiritual tourism should be promoted at Narmada banks. Tourism department will prepare a package in this regard. De-addiction drive should be continued in villages of Narmada banks. Fairs to be held on the banks of the river should be organised systematically. State level convention should be organised for 712 Narmada Seva Samitis constituted during Narmada Seva Yatra. Essay writing, painting and Bhajan contests focused on Narmada river conservation should be organized in schools before Narmada Jayanti.
Narmada Water is of “A’ Grade Quality
It was informed in the meeting that water quality of Narmada river is being checked every month at 31 places by the Pollution Control Board. Narmada water is found to be of ‘A’ Grade quality in the test. Oxygen quantity of 6 milligram per liter is found in the Narmada water and 2 milligram quantity of B.O.D. is found. Water treatment plants have been installed in all the 11 industries established on the banks of the river Narmada. Out of these industries, polluted water is not being released in Narmada river by 10 industries whereas treated water is being released by one industry. Narmada River is free of pollution in this way. Under the large plantation programme, 7 crore 10 lakh saplings have been planted at One lakh 30 thousand places on the banks of Narmada River in a single day on July 2. Poddh Rakshak (Saplings Guards) have been appointed for maintaining these saplings and a pot irrigation scheme has been prepared to protect these saplings during summer. Farmers who have planted fruit bearing saplings in their agriculture field on the banks of Narmada will be encouraged for drip irrigation. All the villages beside the Narmada Banks will be made open defecation free till November 30. Immersion kunds, mukti dhams and changing rooms are being constructed in all the villages situated on the banks of Narmada River.
190 Ghats and 92 Narmada Yatri Niwas will be constructed on Narmada Banks
Four hundred and twelve clusters have been approved on 16 thousand 480 acre land for organic farming in these villages. Two to four Nadep have been made in all these villages. Training on diversified farming has been imparted to 5 thousand 100 farmers connected to these villages. Moreover training on river conservation has been imparted to one thousand fishermen of these areas. One hundred and 90 ghats and 92 Narmada Yatri Niwas will be constructed on the banks of Narmada River during the next 5 years. About On One thousand 500 water bodies will be made in the catchment area of Narmada River this year. Forty eight goushalas have been approved for the villages situated on Narmada banks. Cases of cottage industry like Dona Pattal (Leaf Bowls) and Kulhad (Cup) of clay manufacturing have been approved in these villages.
16 Thousand Farmers Planted Saplings of Fruit Bearing Trees in their Fields
Four Hundred and 25 encroachments have been removed from 292 hectare area in the villages situated on the banks of Narmada. Sixteen thousand farmers have planted sapling of fruit bearing trees in their agriculture fields on the banks of River Narmada. Two thousand 946 kilogram polythene has been seized in an action to prevent ill effects of polythene. Beside this public awareness programmes have been organized to spread awareness about the ill effects of polythene among the people. During the excavation in village Metakheda, 50 thousand years old archeological relics have been found. The school students have administered a pledge for river conservation on September 23. Vice President Jan-Abhiyan Parishad Shri Pradeep Pandey, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Rural Development Shri R.S. Julaniya, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Narmada Valley Development Authority Shri Rajnish Vaish and Principal Secretaries related to the departments of Narmada Seva Mission beside Senior Officers were present in the meeting.


aa Satvanti Bai is Feeling Elated These Days
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 October 2017

Satvanti Bai, a beneficiary of sericulture project of MNREGA of Balaghat district is feeling elated these days. Her happiness knew no bounds when the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi watched success of her model and enquired about its secret. This is an incident of October 11 of Mela ground of Pusa located in New Delhi. The Prime Minister visited the place to watch the exhibition held on the occasion of Birth Centenary of Nanaji Deshmukh. The Prime Minister was informed by Satvanti that her income has grown four folds by sericulture and her family is economically sound now. While giving presentation on her model before the Prime Minister, Satvanti, resident of village Budbuda of district Balaghat informed that she used to cultivate traditional crops like paddy, maize etc. and earned an annual income of Rs.30 to 35 thousand. She was unable to satisfy the needs of her family with such a low income. Now as compared to earlier, she is making four folds profit from 2 acre land. She earns an annual income of Rs. One to One lakh 25 thousand by producing silk fo