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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 four times in a year now. All the needs of the family are being fulfilled and both her children are pursuing studies very well. Satvanti Bai represented Madhya Pradesh by exhibiting successful model of silk sub scheme in the fair. She also shared her success story with representatives came from other states of the country. Savanti Bai says that she is glad as the state government has provided her an opportunity to represent the state in the fair. Moreover, it is a matter of pride and happiness for her that the Prime Minister praised her hard labour.


aa Bhagvati Becomes Medium in Formation of 420 Self-Help Groups in 102 Villages
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 October 2017

Bhagvati Chandel and her family, residents of village Kamroa of district Shvipuri used to work as labourers in other villages in the past. Today, Bhagvati’s son is earning a monthly income of Rs. 6 to 8 thousand running a shop in his own village. Her husband is working on the post of CLF and is earning Rs. 4 thousand 200 per month. Bhagvati has started tomato farming by taking 2 bigha land in her own village. She now enjoys respect and prestige in the community. This change has come in the life of Bhagvati after her linking with the self-help group. Despite husband’s opposition, Bhagvati linked herselfwith the Santoshi Self-Help Group of nearby village and started depositing Rs. 10 per week as a member. After obtaining a loan of Rs. 15 thousand for the first time, she established a shop for her son. Later on she became instrumental in getting job for her husband on the post of CLF. Bhagvati has obtained a loan of total Rs. 6 lakh from the group till now which she is repaying to the group along with the interest. Moreover, Bhagvati after obtaining 5 days training under the Gram Jyoti has now imparted training for the formation of self-help groups in other villages and districts. She has become instrumental in formation of 420 self-help groups in about 102 villages. An income of over Rs. 10 thousand has been earned by her in the form of remuneration towards formation of these groups. Minister for Public Health and Family welfare and District in-charge Shivpuri Shri Rustam in his visit to the Janpad Panchayat Kolaras praised the hard work and ambitions of Bhagvati and described her as a live example of women empowerment. He also made an announcement of Rs. 11 thousand cash reward for Bhagvati.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Meets PM Shri Narendra Modi
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi today and informed him about the situation of drought emerged due to scanty rainfall in the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan informed the Prime Minister Shri Modi that 13 districts and 12 tahsils of the state have been declared drought affected. Committees have been formed by the state government to assess the loss occurred due to the drought. The state government is providing all possible help to the farmers from its own resources. Shri Chouhan requested the Prime Minister for central government’s assistance to tackle the drought situation. Shri Chouhan informed the Prime Minister in detail about the Mukhya Mantri Kisan Bhavantar Bhugtan yojana being implemented in the state. He informed that the farmers get selling prices of some agriculture produces like soybean, moong, urad less than the minimum support price. Therefore, farmers do not get reasonable prices of their produces. The amount of difference will be deposited by the state government directly through the scheme in the bank accounts of the farmers to facilitate them to get reasonable price for their produces. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan informed that the scheme will be started from October 16, 2017 in the state. Farmers are required to get themselves registered in this scheme. Shri Chouhan expressed the hope that the farmers could get reasonable rates of the crops if the state and the center together implement the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. The Prime Minister Shri Modi praised the scheme. CM Shri Chouhan told the Prime Minister that benefit of electricity, road, toilet, housing, gas connection, education is reaching common men through various central and state government’s schemes. Shri Chouhan requested that a scheme should be prepared by the Union Government for providing potable water to the common men to solve potable water problem. Shri Chouhan further informed the Prime Minister that an amount of Rs. 4800 crore has been spent till date in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
CM Shri Chouhan also met Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Swaraj
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also paid courtesy visit to Union Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj at her office in New Delhi today. Shri Chouhan congratulated her for presenting India’s stand strongly in the United Nations Organisation and praised her speech. The CM also informed her about the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana being implemented in the state to protect the interest of the farmers.


aa Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is Mahabonus for Farmers-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that arrangement for Mahabonus has been made for the farmers by the government through Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Registration is mandatory to avail benefit of this scheme. Farmers should not forget to get themselves registered otherwise they will not be able to derive the benefit of the scheme. Shri Chouhan was addressing all the gram sabhas live today. While deliberating in detail about the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, its procedure and effects, he informed that the problems of farmers who are producing maize will be solved. The number of consumers for changing burn out transformers has been reduced to 50 percent in place of 75. Beside this, the amount deposited to change the transformers has been reduced to 20 percent from 40. Sixteen procurement centers will be started in cotton producing districts after the Deepawali. Expressing concern over the less registration by the farmers under the scheme, Shri Chouhan appealed to the farmers to get themselves registered necessarily before the last date. The state government is government of common men, poor and farmers, which has always been with the farmers during the crisis. The government is leaving no stone unturned to make the agriculture a profitable occupation. Shri Chouhan mentioned that fall has been registered in the market rates of agriculture produces owing to bumper production. The government despite problem of storage, purchased onion at the rate of Rs. 8 per k.g. and did not make the farmers suffered losses. Mong, Tuar etc. were purchased at over Rs. One thousand 500 above the market rate. He further mentioned that the government has complied with its commitment for not to make the farmers sell their produces at low prices, on which an amount of Rs. One thousand crore has been spent by the government. Shri Chouhan stated that the government does not worry about the money for helping the farmers. The state government is committed to provide fair price of the agriculture produces to the farmers, he added. Moreover, Shri Chouhan informed that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been launched as a guarantee to ensure reasonable prices to the farmers for their agriculture produces. Benefit of the scheme will be derived by only those farmers who get themselves registered at the portal of the scheme till October 15. He further informed that registration is taking place in gram sabhas. Free registration facility is being provided 3500 primary agriculture cooperative societies which e-procure wheat and paddy and 257 krishi upaj mandis. Information will be given to the farmers on their mobile through SMS to the farmers who get themselves registered. Every farmer will be provided a unique I.D. number, which is required to be shown at the time of sale of agriculture produces in krishi upaj mandis to avail benefit of the scheme. At the time of registration, farmers are required to provide revenue record, adhaar card, samagra I.D. and bank account numbers. The crop sowed by the farmer will be verified by the revenue department. Shri Chouhan further informed that the production will be calculated on the result of best agriculture output crop wise of 3 years from 5 years of crop harvesting practices in each district. Furthermore, CM Shri Chouhan informed about the procedure to fix rates of crops under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. He informed that if sale of any crop out of 8 crops takes place in mandi during the prescribed period less than the minimum support price and more than the model sale price, then the difference between the sale price and minimum support price will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. Similarly, if any crop from the prescribed crops is sold on price less than the model sale price then the difference between the minimum support price and model sale price will be deposited in the bank account of the farmers directly and information will also be provided on mobiles. Farmers are required to sell their produces to traders in mandis and the traders will pay them immediately. The difference amount will be deposited in the bank account within a period of 2 months. Shri Chouhan informed that farmers are required to give unique I.D at the time of sale of 7 crops i.e. soybean, groundnut, sesame seed, ramtil, maize, moong, urad between October 16 to December 15, 2017. Similarly, unique I.D. is required to be present at the time of sale of tuar between February One to April 30, 2018. In mandi, sale-purchase, agreement at the time of purchase, weight slip and payment slip will be prepared by mandi workers. Shri Chouhan appealed to the farmers not to miss the opportunity of registration in the scheme. Get registered in gram sabhas itself. Everyone will be benefitted with the scheme and render cooperation to the system. Get yourself registered and cooperate to get other farmers registered under the scheme, he added. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan extended Deepawali greetings to the farmers present in the gram sabhas. He mentioned that the government is making constant efforts for happiness and prosperity of all. Target has been set to make the agriculture a profitable occupation and we all have to work together to make it successful.


aa Law to be Enacted in Madhya Pradesh for Continuous Education of Girls
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a law will be enacted to make arrangement for continuous education of girls in the state. Daughters are blessings and gifts from the Almighty on this earth. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Scholarship Distribution Programme of Ladli Shiksha Parva at CM House here today. Minister for Woman and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis was present in the programme. Scholarships were distributed to 65 thousand Ladli Laxmis in the entire state today. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that arrangements will be made in the state for regular health checkup of the girls. Sky is not the limit for them if they desire so. Girls should develop talents to become famous in the entire world. There are 26 lakh 30 thousand Ladli Laxmis in the state today. After attaining age of 21 years, their families will get Rs. 31 thousand crore. Scholarship arrangement has been made for the girls under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana. Laptops are being given to the girls on their securing 85 percent marks in 12th examination. Similarly smart phones are provided to them on getting admissions in colleges. Moreover, college fee will be borne by the government after getting admissions in colleges under the Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana, provided they secure 75 percent and above marks in 12th examination. Shri Chouhan asserted that girls possess unlimited talents, if they want, they can achieve heights. Girls must always give respect to their parents and teachers. They are strength of Madhya Pradesh. Thirty three percent reservations in police department’s recruitment and 50 percent reservation in teachers’ recruitment have been made for the girls. Similarly, 50 percent reservation has been made in local bodies for the girls. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that exemption in height will be given to the girls in the recruitment of police department. Arrangements will be made for regular health checkup of the girls. Free text books, uniforms and cycle schemes are being implemented for the girls. Gaon ki Beti and Pratibha Kiran Yojana are being implemented for the talented girls. CM Shri Chouhan devoutly remembered late Smt. Vijaya Raje Scindia on the occasion. Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Chitnis said that over 65 thousand Ladli Laxmis have taken admissions in class 6th today. Scholarship of Rs. 2 thousand is being distributed to each girl today. Scholarship of Rs. 4 thousand in class 9th and scholarship of Rs. 6 thousand will be given to them on getting admission in class 11th. Ladli Laxmi Yojana has completed 11 years successfully. Those states and the country make progress which give respect to the girls. Development has taken place in Madhya Pradesh keeping welfare of the girls at center stage. The girls have capacity to bring laurel to the state, provided they are given opportunities. Today, birth of a girl child is celebrated in the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed certificates of scholarship as a symbol to the girls who have taken admissions in class 6th. Welcome speech was given by Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotia. Chairman State Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma, President Jila Panchayat Shri Manmohan Nagar, Wife of Chief Minister Smt. Sadhna Singh and girl beneficiaries beside their parents in large number were present in the programme. Vote of thanks was proposed by the Commissioner Women Empowerment Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat.


aa Progress, Dignity and Safety of Girls Ensured in State
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 October 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs and Minister District in-charge Rewa, Dr. Narottam Mishra said that the Madhya Pradesh government has ensured progress, dignity and safety of girls. Now, the girls are called Ladli Laxmis in the state. Over 26 lakh girls have become Ladli Laxmis in the state. Dr. Mishra was addressing the district level programme of Ladli Shiksha Parva in Rewa today. He distributed e-scholarship certificates on the occasion to the girls who have taken admissions in class 6th. MLA Smt. Neelam Mishra also addressed the programme.
Directives to Enhance Facilities at Purva Waterfall Tourist Place-
Dr. Mishra issued directives for increasing facilities for tourists at Purva Waterfall Tourist place situated near Rewa city. He was addressing the meeting of District Tourism Promotion Council after the visit to this tourist place today. He gave instructions for good arrangements of security, rest rooms, potable water and food for the tourists beside plantation and beautification works at this tourist place.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Appeals Farmers for Registration under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Mukhya Mantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana should be publicized at wide scale in rural areas for maximum registration of farmers. Munadi (Drum beating) should be undertaken in villages and means of publicity should be utilized extensively. He informed that he will himself deliberate with the farmers in special gram sabhas through radio at 11.00 a.m. on October 12. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Farmers’ Convention held at Sehore District Headquarter. He mentioned that benfit of the scheme will be provided to the registered farmers only. CM Shri Chouhan stated that he will inaugurate the scheme in Khurai Tahsil Headquarter of Sagar district on October 16, 2017. He said that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been started to ensure reasonable rates to the farmers for their produces. The difference amount of declared model rate as compensation will be deposited directly in the bank accounts of the farmers to ensure reasonable rate of pulses, oil seeds and horticulture crops. Advising farmers to change the crop pattern as per the requirement, Shri Chouhan told the farmers for maximum utilization of available resources for the agriculture. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Parvati River will be included in Nadi Jodo Abhiyan (Link Rivers Campaign). Water for irrigation will be provided to the farmers through pipelines in place of canals because maximum water go waste irrigating land through canals. Shri Chouhan said that stress will be laid for preparing small irrigation schemes to derive maximum use of available water. He further mentioned that after the survey, land will be given to the houseless families. Also, amount will be provided to them for house construction. Shri Chouhan asserted that houses are being provided to the eligible persons by constructing 19 thousand houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Sehore district itself this year. Twenty thousand houses will be constructed in the district next year. He said that work to provide gas connection to the eligible family under the Ujjawala Yojana is being carried out in the entire state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated and laid foundation of 29 development works costing Rs. 66 crore in Sehore and Ichhawar block headquarters. He also distributed an incentive amount of Rs. 12.75 lakh to 108 organisations for their excellent works during the Swachchta Hi Seva Abhiyan in the district and handed over the keys of houses to 101 beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Moreover, Shri Chouhan made an announcement for starting Post Graduate course in Girls College Sehore from next academic session. Minister for Public Works and District in-charge Shri Rampal Singh, MP Shri Alok sanjar, MLAs Shri Sudesh Rai, Shri Ranjit Singh Gudwan, Chairman Forest Development Corporation Shri Guru Prasad Sharma, Chairman MARKFED Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Chairman Warehousing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Urmila Maretha and others were present in the programme.


aa Provide PM Crop Insurance Scheme benefits to farmers promptly
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 October 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra issued instructions to the officers of Agriculture Department and insurance companies to be prompt in providing benefits of Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme to farmers to compensate for their loss of crops due to scanty rains. Dr. Mishra said that as per initial assessment around 7 thousand farmers have been affected in the Kharif season in Datia district. These farmers will be given around Rs 8 crores under Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme. Dr. Mishra said that last year Datia district was top in providing benefits of the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme to farmers. Affected farmers of the district were provided relief fund of nearly Rs 62 crore under the scheme. He said that this year also the farmers are committed to compensate farmers for the loss of crops due to scanty rains.
Dr. Mishra invited in Youths’ Parichay Sammelan-
An All India Brahmin Community delegation today met PR Minister Dr. Mishra and invited him to the youths Parichay Sammelan to be held on December 24, 2017. He released the brochure published by the Community during his meeting with the delegation.


aa Start work immediately after foundation-laying
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 October 2017

Start work immediately after foundation-laying. Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta gave these instructions during review of works undertaken by the Municipal Corporation. Shri Gupta instructed to take action against contractors who do not work on time. He said that the Commissioner should personally review the MLA fund works. He said that an Additional Commissioner level officer should be made nodal officer for every Vidhan Sabha. Shri Gupta instructed to repair the sewerage system in Ward no. 28 and Kotra. He told to repair damaged roads on time. He told to prepare proposal to widen Panchsheel Nagar main road. Shri Gupta told to end dependence on tankers for drinking water. BMC Commissioner Smt. Priyanka Das and other officers were present at the meeting.


aa Talented Personalities of State to be Honoured at District and State Level
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 October 2017

Meeting of the Committee formed under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Finance and Commercial Taxes Shri Jayant Mallayya to organize Madhya Pradesh Foundation Week concluded at Mantralaya today. Members of the Committee Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta and Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra were present in the meeting. The committee has approved the proposal to honour the talented personalities of the state during the Madhya Pradesh Foundation Week programme this year. According to the proposal, the participants who have attained achievements at state and national level will be honoured at the concerned district level programmes. Similarly, the talented personalities of the state who have brought laurel at the international level will be honoured at state level programme to be held at Bhopal. Minister for Public Relations, Dr. Mishra gave suggestion for live broadcasting of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’ message on the Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh. Additional Chief Secretary Jail and Coordinator of the Committee Shri Vinod Semwal, Members of the Committee Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and Shri Ashok Varnval besides Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Gour Mukherjee were present in the meeting.


aa Solid Waste Management Arrangements to be made in Rural Areas
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 October 2017

Solid waste management arrangements will be made in rural areas now in order to implement the concept of 'Gandagi-Mukt M.P.' and to bring qualitative improvement in life style and health of the villagers. This decision was taken in 'Gandagi-Mukt M.P' committee’s meeting held today. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava and Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh were present in the meeting. It was informed in the meeting that cluster based scheme will be implemented by dividing 51 thousand 714 villages of the state in 2500 groups for solid waste management in rural areas. Economic assistance will be provided to the local youths as Swachha Sevis under the Mukhya Mantri Swa-Rozgar Yojana for purchase of vehicles. Contract will be signed for 3 years with these swachhta sevis for collection of garbage, transport, segregation and processing. Moreover, training will be imparted to these swachhta sevis by the government. Under the rural solid waste management arrangement, collection of garbage, transport, segregation and processing arrangements will be made at cluster level itself and segregation and processing center will be constructed at cluster level by the government. Beside this, a plastic processing center will be established by the government at Janpad level. Women self-help groups will be trained for processing and marketing plastic waste.
Collection and Transport of Garbage-
Garbage will be collected by swachhta sevis in the villages of allotted clusters at fixed time and place. The collected garbage will be transported by swacchta vehicle to segregation and processing center where weight of the garbage will be taken. Monthly service charge at the rate of Rs. 5 to 10 and Rs. 20-25 from each family and shop of the cluster will be taken respectively. Moreover service charge of Rs. 100 lump sum will be charged from the organizer for marriage and other social/families programmes. Swachhta sevi of rural areas will produce organic fertliser through various processing techniques for treatment of organic waste at cluster level itself. This organic fertilizer will be made available for the local farmers in a bag of 5 k.g at the rate of Rs. 10 per k.g. Janpad panchayat through tender process will determine the purchase price of recycling suitable articles and the purchasers. During the disposal of garbage, the non-organic and recycling suitable garbage will be segregated. Income earned through sale of organic fertilizer and garbage suitable for recycling will be given to the swachhta sevis in the form of dividend. The non-organic and garbage not suitable for recycling will be disposed in special pits through scientific method. Moreover, the plastic waste will be disposed after its treatment with various methods at plastic processing centers. Income generated from its sales will be given to women of self-help groups in the form of dividend. Monitoring will be made by Secretary Panchayat and Chief Executive Officers of Janpad constantly. Additional Principal Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri R.S. Julaniya, Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Manoj Govil, Principal Secretary Water Resources Shri Pankaj Agrawal and Secretary Urban Development Shri Vivek Agrawal were present in the meeting.


aa Commissioner Archeology Shri Rajan Inaugurates Ancient Coins’ Exhibition at State Museum
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 October 2017

Commissioner Archeology, Archives and Museum Shri Anupam Rajan inaugurated exhibition focusing ancient coins at State Museum, Shyamla Hills. These coins have been received for exhibition from Ashvini Shoddh Sansthan, Mahidpur of Ujjain district. Coins of various metals of different rulers and dynasties mainly related to Ujjaini have been displayed in the exhibition. Moreover, coins of Hindayvan, Ujjaini, Mahakaal types, Kushan, Magadh, different Mahajanpadas and Takshila Gandhaar etc. have been exhibited in the exhibition. Director Ashvini Shoddh Sansthan, Mahidpur, Dr. R.C. Thakur informed in detail about the coins on the occasion. A large number of research scholars, school and college students besides historians saw the exhibition. The exhibition will remain open for visitors till October 17 at State Museum, Shyamla hills, Bhopal.


aa Administrative approval to Narmada Kalisindh Link Project
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 October 2017

Construction of projects worth Rs 14,600 proposed in Narmada Valley was granted administrative approval at an important meeting of Narmada Control Board chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh. The ambitious Narmada Kalisindh Link Project proposed for Malwanchal is also included in these projects. It may be noted that the Chief Minister had announced construction of this project sometime back for Malwanchal. About 2 lakh hectare agricultural land of 366 villages of Dewas, Shajapur, Sehore and Rajgarh district would be irrigated through this project which is to be constructed in two phases. About 30 thousand hectare area would be irrigated in Dewas, Ujjain, Nagda, Maksi, Shajapur, Ghatiya and Tarana area with Narmada Kshipra Link Multi-purpose Project approved for Malwanchal. The Board has also granted administrative approval for the Morand and Ganjaal Combined Irrigation Project. This project will create an irrigation capacity of 52 thousand 205 hectare in Hoshangabad, Harda and Khandwa districts. The Narmada Control Board granted administrative approval to lift micro irrigation projects of Nagalwadi, Killod, Pati, Kodwar, Pipri, Bhurlay and Pamakhedi. These micro irrigation projects will create irrigation capacity of 67 thousand 132 hectare. An expenditure of Rs 14 thousand 600 crores is expected on these approved projects by Narmada Control Board. The Chief Minister has instructed to complete all formalities for the building of the projects on priority. Narmada Valley Development Minister Shri Lal Singh Arya, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Energy Minister Shri Paraschandra Jain, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh and Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Narmada Valley Development Authority Chairman Shri Rakesh Sahni and Vice-Chairman Shri Rajneesh Vaish were also present at the meeting.


aa M.P. Tops in Health Programme being carried out with Assistance of Norway
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 October 2017

Madhya Pradesh is leading far ahead in Norway-India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) being implemented in Health sector between India and Norway. This was informed to the Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Rustam Singh by the Ambassador of Norway Shri Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, Counsellor Health Sushri Rannveig Rajendram and Second Secretary Norway Sushri Martha. Assistance is being provided by NIPI to Rajasthan, Orissa and Bihar beside Madhya Pradesh.
NIPI to be Expanded to other 7 Districts-
Between India and Norway NIPI was implemented as a pilot programme in 4 districts namely Raisen, Hoshangabad, Betul and Narsinghpur is now being implemented in 12 districts of the state. This is being expanded to other 7 districts owing to its encouraging results. Under the programme, over 70 percent doctors and nurse have been imparted training in these districts. Technical and competency cooperation is being provided by Norway in mother and infant health and nurses training. Good results have been obtained under this. Strengthening of labour room under the mother health, mother and child care after the delivery, care of child at home after discharge from hospital etc. are included in this. Keeping in view the success of NIPI, the state government has taken a decision to implement family participatory care (FPC) and emergency service for children (ETAT) in other districts of the state. Currently, ETAT in 47 district hospitals and FPC in 14 district hospitals are functioning which has reduced the child mortality rate. Secretary Health Shri Kavindra Kiyawat, Mission Director National Health Mission Shri P. Dhanraju, Director Dr. B.N. Chouhan, Dr. J.L. Mishra and senior officers were present on the occasion.
Lauds Obaidulahganj Health Center-
Delegation consisting of Counsellor Health Sushri Rannveig Rajendram and Second Secretary of Norway Sushri Martha led by the Ambassador Shri Nils Ragnar Kamsvag visited community health center Obaidullahganj district Raisen today. The delegation expressed satisfaction over the activities of labour room and work of nurses.


aa Proposed 1650 Village Tap-Water Schemes to be Started in State: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that all the proposed 1650 tap-water schemes under the Mukhya Mantri Gram Nal-Jal Yojana should be started as a campaign till the month of February. Electricity should be provided in each village and every house of the state. Shri Chouhan was reviewing the implementation of major projects under the Pragati Online Video Conference here today. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh was present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that work related to development of potable water sources for all the proposed tap-water schemes should be completed by January. Work on war footing to provide electricity in all the houses of the state. Moreover, work to provide houses to the poor beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana should be taken up on priority. Apprising himself about the progress of major road projects, Shri Chouhan instructed that Seoni-Katangi road construction work should be completed within stipulated time limit. Construction work of Medical College Ratlam proposed to be started from academic session 2018 besides filling of vacant posts should be undertaken on priority. Building construction works of under construction Primary Health Centers should be completed by March, 2018. It was informed in the conference that 1650 tap-water schemes will be prepared in first phase for 2 thousand 379 villages of the state. Construction work for 10 Eklavya Residential Schools is under way in the state. Currently there are 35 Eklavya Residential School Buildings in 23 districts. Twenty three sub-stations are being constructed in the state under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. Construction work of main canal of Tarped Medium irrigation Project will be completed by June 15. Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, houses to 4 thousand 362 beneficiaries in Katni, One thousand 404 in Balaghat, One thousand 210 in Seoni and 8 thousand 560 houses in Ratlam will be provided. By-pass constructed by Housing Board in the year 2005 in Seoni will be handed over the Public Works department. Three hundred twenty five works out of 344 works approved for the Primary Health Center buildings have been completed.
Special Gram Sabhas for Registration under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana-
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave instructions to the Divisional Commissioners and Collectors to hold special gram sabhas in all the panchaytas for registration under the Mukhya Mantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana on October 12. Campaigns on war footing should be conducted for registration of farmers under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Ensure registration of all the eligible farmers till October 15. The Mukhya Mantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is an ambitious scheme of the state government in the interest of the farmers. Registration of 6 lakh 34 thousand farmers have been made till today under the scheme. The scheme is being implemented in the state from October 16. Programmes in 257 mandis of the state will be organized to begin the scheme. CM Shri Chouhan directed to celebrate Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day on November 01 at grand level. Moreover, he gave instructions for celebrating Ladli Laxmi Parva to be held on October 12 at large scale. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan told for ensuring and monitoring of services within prescribed time limit under the Public Services Guarantee Act. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that works carried out by the concerned departments under the Narmada Seva Mission will be reviewed on October 12. Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri Deepak Khandekar, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Principal Secretaries of the concerned departments were present during the video conferencing.


aa Vanya community radio station should be started in Badwani, Mandla, Anuppur
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 October 2017

Minister of State for Tribal Affairs and Scheduled Caste Welfare Shri Lal Singh Arya instructed that Vanya community radio station should be set up in Badwani, Mandla and Anuppur district. Shri Arya was presiding over the meeting of the executive committee of ‘Vanya’. He said that 8 radio stations are currently being run in adivasi areas. There is need to increase number of stations for its expansion. Principal Secretary Shri S.N. Mishra and Managing Director Vanya Shri Rakesh Singh were present on the occasion. Shri Arya said that the different government schemes being implemented for the welfare of adivasis should be aired on radio. Before being aired, the prior information of the programmes should also be given. It was told that the community radio stations are being run for five hours each in the morning and evening out of which information is being given for 2.5 hours each in local language and Hindi language. MoS Shri Arya said that the episode made for EPIC channel should be approved by the committee before being aired. He also told about taking advice from subject experts for basic information. Shri Arya said that films on great personalities should be aired in programmes like Bal Sansad. The copies of the film should be made available from time to time and aired at ashrams, schools and hostels. Follow up report of the executive committee, Vanya Prakashan set-up, accounts etc. were discussed at the meeting. Shri Arya instructed to make “Samay Jharokha” magazine available to MLAs, MPs, district panchayat presidents and public representatives. He said that the magazine should include subjects related to sports, general knowledge and great personalities. He said that it can be made more interesting by using this month’s festivals, Indian culture and quotations from great personalities. Shri Arya said that “Samay Jharokha” magazine should be made online. This should be uploaded on departmental website and social media. The magazine should include children’s articles also. Shri Arya got a message recorded for listeners of community radio. Earlier, he inspected the recording room and took necessary information.


aa Vaccination is an Effort to Save Children’s Lives: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh said that vaccination campaign is an effort to save children’s lives. Cooperation of society is most essential for the success of vaccination effort of the government. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gehlot mentioned that panchayats ensuring complete vaccination under the campaign will be awarded. Madhya Pradesh will become the leading state in effective execution of this vaccination’s special drive also. This was said at the Saghan Mission Indradhanush Inaugural Programme held at CM House today. At the inaugural programme, CM Shri Chouhan and Union Minister Shri Gehlot administered the vaccination drops to the children and flagged off the mobile teams. Colourful umbrellas printed with information on 7 kinds of vaccinations were provided to the health workers. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that the vaccination is an effort to save children’s lives and to protect them from disabilities. They should have healthy lives. This is a big service to the humanity. Each and every individual of the society must come forward for cooperation to make vaccination campaign successful. He exhorted citizens, public representatives, social activists and intellectuals, that any child of their surrounding areas should not be deprived of vaccination. Take resolution for success of this campaign. He further stated that the special vaccination campaign is being conducted in cooperation of the State and Union Government. During the campaign efforts will be made to ensure complete vaccination and to generate awareness among the people. Shri Chouhan informed that focus will be laid on 13 districts and 89 scheduled tribe blocks of the state during the campaign. Union Minister Shri Gehlot asserted that Madhya Pradesh has become the leading state for implementation of Union Government’s schemes. Effective efforts have been made in the state for reduction in mother and child mortality rate. He expressed the hope that Madhya Pradesh will become a leading state for executing this campaign also. Shri Gahlot informed that panchayats which attain complete vaccination target in the district will be rewarded with Rs. 2 lakh under the campaign. An intensive Mission Indradhanush campaign is being launched for the districts which lacks in vaccination. It is an effort to reduce the mother and child mortality rate. The campaign will be conducted in stages with planning. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is inaugurating the campaign himself from Badnagar district of Gujarat. At the inaugural programme, the Chief of UNICEF Madhya Pradesh Shri Michael Juma said that complete vaccination is an effective effort. He lauded the unique initiatives taken by the state government for the success of campaign. It was informed in the programme that the state government has taken a special initiative of its own kind in the country to reach people of remote areas for vaccination. Total 941 mobile teams have been formed for vaccination in all the 89 scheduled tribe blocks of the state. During the campaign, vaccination will be administered to 90 thousand children including new born babies and children upto the age of 2 years beside 23 thousand 234 pregnant ladies by 2 thousand 668 health workers. Commissioner Public Health and Family Welfare Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil, Secretary Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Kavindra Kiyawat and Communication Expert of UNICEF Madhya Pradesh Shri Anil Gulati were present in the programme.


aa Government is Committed to Provide Irrigation Facility to Farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 October 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra made announcement for canal construction costing Rs. 18.7 crore in village Budheda of district Datia today. Dr. Mishra stated that this canal will provide irrigation facility to about 1300 hectare land. Bhavanipur, Datia Khas, Jhadiya, Richhra, Kumhedi, Budheda, Sirole and other villages will be benefitted by this canal. He also announced for construction of canals in other villages as per the requirement. Dr. Mishra said that the state government is committed to provide irrigation facility to the farmers. The government is making constant efforts to ensure irrigation facility in every village.
Inspects Deendayal Rasoi-
Minister Dr. Mishra inspected Deendayal Rasoi being run by Maa Pitambara Peeth in Datia. He distributed the material received from the donators and social activists among the needy persons.
Patel Community Honours Dr. Mishra-
Dr. Mishra was honoured by Patel Kurmi community presenting him a shawl and shreephal in Datia. Dr. Mishra mentioned that Patel –Kurmi community is progressing continuously and other communities should take inspiration from its spirit. He further said that welfare of society and public is his priority.


aa Students Must Focus on Skill Development beside Degrees: MoS Shri Deepak Joshi
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 October 2017

Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development Department (Independent Charge) Labour, and School Education Shri Deepak Joshi said that students of technical field must focus on skill development besides obtaining degree. He mentioned that the polytechnic students must develop skills to provide employment to others. Shri Joshi was addressing the students of Betul Polytechnic on Sunday. Shri Joshi while prasing the arrangements at Betul Polytechnic, stated that tour of Principals of other Polytechnic Colleges will be arranged to observe the works carried out for environment, spiritualism and academic reforms in this college. Shri Joshi inspected the classes of the college and discussed with the students about their problems, studies and arrangements. He made an announcement for construction of auditorium for the convenience of the students in the next fiscal year. MoS Shri Joshi informed the students that a facility will be provided to the students attempt polytechnic examination in Hindi language. Also arrangements are being made for online training for skill and entrepreneurship development of students. Shri Joshi concluded the Happiness programme organized in the polytechnic college and observed the works related to water conservation. He also launched mobile app prepared by the college for providing technical knowledge to the students for competitive examinations. Moreover, he released the International Journal of Polytechnic Study and inaugurated the website of ex-students union. Students presented a cheque of Rs. One lakh collected by them under the Fund Battalion to Shri Joshi. Minister of State Shri Joshi participated in the concluding function of 20th Regional Sports Programme of Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad Madhya Bharat. He distributed the awards to the winner players and made an announcement of Rs. 51 thousand for Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad from his discretionary fund.


aa Students and Vankarmis awarded at Wildlife Week ceremony
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 October 2017

The Wildlife Week concluded here today at Van Vihar National Park with Additional Chief Secretary Forests Shri Deepak Khandekar as chief guest. Awards were given to 23 vankarmis for their remarkable contribution in wildlife conservation and students who participated in the various competitions held during the week at the ceremony. On the occasion the Close to my heart campaign was launched in which people can pay Rs 300 and participate in wildlife conservation. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Dr. Animesh Shukla, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Shri Jitendra Agrawal, Managing Director State Forest Development Corporation Shri Ravi Shrivastava, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Shri Shahbaz Ahmed, Shri M.K. Sapra, Shri U. Prakasham were present on the occasion. Shri Khandekar administered oath to people to extend active support in wildlife protection, promotion and conservation. Shri Jitendra Agrawal told that parents and teachers along with children took part in a large number in various competitions held during the week. More than 1000 students took part in the painting contest.
Release of books and documentaries-
Three books including brochures of birds and Coffee Table Book published on Kanha and Satpura National Park, “Biodiversity of Sanjay” of Sanjay Tiger Reserve and small documentary film on Gandhi Sagar sanctuary were released.
State-level Wildlife Protection Awards 2017-
Deputy Forest Conservator Smt. Pratibha Ahirwar, Assistant Forest Conservator Shri Pradeep Kumar Tripathi, Forest Ranger Shri Kallulal Mandrai, Deputy Forest Ranger Shri Sartaj Khan, Vanpal Shri Mehru Singh Marrape, Vanrakshak Sarvashri Mannu Singh Tekam, Shri Ravi Sharma and Shri Nand Kishore Ahirwar, Wildlife Medicine Shri Gurudutt Sharma, Assistant Programmer Shri Suresh Deshmukh and Mahout Shri Gannulal were awarded for outstanding work in Wildlife Conservation. The above persons were presented Rs 50,000 cash each along with a certificate. Forest Range Officer Mandsaur Shri Upendra Kumar Sharma and nine other officers/vankarmis of Forest range were awarded Rs one lakh cash and certificate for special group achievements. Mahout Shri Jaggu Baiga and Tiger Protection Force labourer Shri Krishna Puri Goswami were given certificates.
Winners of competitions in Wildlife Week-
Several competitions including painting, photography, rangoli, debate, extempore speech, essay-writing, creative work, quiz and fancy dress were organised the whole week at Van Vihar National Park. Among the winners of the competitions who were awarded were Mukesh Singh, Sanskriti Deshmukh, Aditi Poddar, Hridayesh Jethani, Mehal Ajmera, Ishan Nair, Antariksh Sethia, Rajdeep Mrudha, Kirti Gohe, Nikhil Khatri, Divya Chourasia, Pramod Kaushal, Rohit Torani, Aparna Lakda, Angeshwar Dhurve, Akshita Jain, Aditya Namdev, Siddhvant Arya, Ayush Khare, Yash Agrawal, Adi Jain, Sakshi Katiyar, Diksha Kanwar, Dharmendra Mewade, Saima Khan, Pratibha Singh, Divyanshi K. Jaggi, Kumar Satvik, Satyam Chaturvedi, Kunal Behl, Yashi Gupta, Harshita Lilwani, Sanprati Dikshit, Yashraj Singh Yadav, Kushagra Jaiswal, Abhay Shukla, Abhipsa Pradhan, Riya Jain, Aditi Pandey, Sanyukta Dhanerkar, Meenakshi Bhargava, Dr. Sugandha Singh, Deepika Saxena, Dr. Anupama Pandey, Rajesh Namdev, Anima Singh, Ankita Lodhi, Ishita Gupta, Radhika Yadav, Supriya Tiwari, Pratham Ahuja, Mitali Gurjar, Chakresh Kumar Rajak, Kshama Nimore, Mubashira Khan, Manish Tiwari, Anuja Bhargav, Mitasha Shrivastava, Ankita Dikshit, Aditi Pandey, Ritisha Prasad, Kanika Mangtani, Nikita Singh, Kashish Qasim, Richa Singh, Kirti Singh, Devashish Kanhere, Venkatesh Pratap Singh, Nandini Singh, Shruti Singh, Naitik Rawat, Jishnu Darda and Abhinav Kushwaha. Director Van Vihar National Park Smt. Samita Rajoura thanked the guests.


aa Allowance endorse for non-govt. members of sonography centre inspection team
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 October 2017

A meeting of the State Advisory Committee constituted under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act to stop female foeticide was held today. An honorarium of Rs 500 was recommended for non-government members included in the sonography centre inspection team at the meeting. State Appropriate Authority Dr. B.N. Chouhan, State Nodal Officer Dr. Veena Sinha, Additional Secretary Law and Legislation Shri Santosh Kumar Shukla, Gynaecologist Dr. Meenakshi Patel, Deputy Director Dr. Nidhi Patel, State Advisory Smt. Swati Singh, Director Child Helpline Smt. Archana Sahay, Director Sangini Sansthan Smt. Prarthana Mishra and Public Relations Officer were present at the meeting. The committee also recommended to reward government employees who help in stopping female foeticide. It was told at the meeting that the national inspection and surveillance team on a visit to Dewas and Bhopal sometime back, lauded the sting operation conducted in Gwalior district. The committee instructed all district collectors to ensure registration within 70 days from the date of application of the sonography centre.


aa CM Shri Chouhan Attends House Warming Programme of Bhaiyyalal
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended house warming programme of Bhaiyyalal Katariya in Anand Nagar of Ujjain who has been benefitted under the Pradhan Mantri Shahri Awas Yojana today. CM Shri Chouhan said that poor will not become landless in the state. Pucca house will be constructed after land allotment to the poor. All the poor will have their own pucca house. Shri Chouhan presented house completion certificate to 11 persons of Anand Nagar colony who have been benefitted under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). It may be mentioned that 62 houses have been sanctioned in Anand Nagar area under the scheme and the construction of 55 houses have been completed. Minister for Energy Shri Paras Jain, MP Prof. Chintamani Malviya, MLA Dr. Mohan Yadav, Chairman UDA Shri Jagdish Agrawal, Shri Iqbal Singh Gandhi, Mayor Smt. Mina Jonwal, President Municipal Corporation Shri Sonu Gahlot and Local Corporators were present on the occasion.
Inaugurates Smart Tax Collection System Van-
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inaugurated door to door van started by the Ujjain Municipal Corporation under the Smart Tax Collection System. This van will visit door to door for collection of property tax. Employees posted with the van will collect tax from the citizens and will provide receipt at the same time. Van will be equipped with swipe machine, debit, credit and net-banking facility. Probably, the door to door van has been deployed first time in the state for smart tax collection in Ujjain.
CM Shri Chouhan Visits ISKCON Mandir for Darshan -
During his visit to Ujjain Shri Chouhan visited ISKCON Temple for darshan and paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman of ISKCON Swami Shri Bhakticharu Maharaj. He also participated in ‘Mid Term Conference’ of ISKCON. Shri Bhakticharu Maharaj introduced Shri Chouhan with the representatives of ISKCON who came to participate in the conference from various countries. CM Shri Chouhan stated, I am a Krishna devotee and Ujjain was a place of enlightening of Lord Krishna. He learned from Guru Sandipani, hence we can surmise from this that this place used to be a full of treasure of knowledge. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that being a Chief Minister, he render services to the people considering them as Parmatma. Shri Chouhan performed aarti of Lord Krishna and had Prasad in the ISKCON temple.


aa Indore is on Top in Cleanliness and Culture
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated a three day long Marathi Food Festival “Jatra” being organized by Marathi Social Group in Indore today. Shri Chouhan said that Indore is not only number one in cleanliness but in culture too and will remain number one in future also. He further mentioned that Indore has special culture, identity and traditions. Indore has carved its niche in the field of sanitation in the country. CM Shri Chouhan further said that various cuisine are prepared during the Jatra. Businessmen do not install their stalls in jatra but stalls are being put up by our Marathi sisters and daughters. These cuisines have their own Marathi specialties, but the sentiments of sisters add special deliciousness to these cuisine. Shri Chouhan said that Indore is famous for its cuisine since earlier. How can one forget the taste of delicacies of Indore Sarafa. The tradition of Jatra has strengthened the tradition of Indore. He expressed happiness that women are being encouraged in Marathi society. Society cannot move ahead without daughters. Marathi women have special contribution in the development of the country. Mentioning about the Ladli Laxmi yojana, Shri Chouhan mentioned that an amount of Rs. 2 thousand will be deposited in the bank accounts of the girls who have passed 5th class examination on the birth anniversary of Late Smt. Vijayaraje Scindia on October 12. Mayor Smt. Malini Gour expressed gratitude towards the citizens for their cooperation for making Indore number one in cleanliness field. Mayor Smt. Malini Gour and Commissioner Municipal Corporation Indore Shri Manish Singh were honoured for their contribution in cleanliness. Chairman Indore Development Authority Shri Shankar Lalwani, MLAs Shri Sudarshan Gupta, Shri Mahendra Hardiya and Shri Manoj Patel beside President Municipal Corporation Shri Ajaysingh naruka were present on the occasion.


aa District wise review of revenue department to be made now: Chief Secretary Shri Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 October 2017

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh today carried out review of revenue department under Bhopal division. Shri Singh issued instruction in the meeting to concentrate on revenue recovery without harassing the poor man. Issue order in diversion cases in time limit so that the government can get revenue on time. Loss to the government due to carelessness of any officer won't be tolerated. Action will be taken identifying those who have carelessness attitude. Shri Singh issued instructions to collectors to lodge FIR against responsible officers for not availing record in revenue cases. Shri Singh said that take seriously the cases filed on Chief Minister Helpline for redressal so that public can get relief and grievances can be redressed in qualitative manner. The Chief Secretary said that the government will recruit patwari on 9500 posts. Contractual appointments will be given on deputy collector posts for redressal of revenue cases. Shri Singh issued instructions to redress pending cases in 15 days by holding joint meeting of town and country planning department and revenue department. Chief Secretary Shri Singh said that first review meeting of revenue department was held in Bhopal. Considerable change has been witnessed since then. Complaints related with revenue department have reduced. Revenue inspections have been focused. He said that more inspection is required at patwari level. Now district wise review will be made by expanding the scope of divisional review meeting. Inspection will be held in all 51 districts. Improvement will be brought at every level. District-wise review was made in redressal of cases under Public Service Guarantee in the meeting. Instructions were issued to take application only after cross-checking on the basis of checklist at Public Service Centres. It was informed in the meeting that district-wise officer on special duty will be deputed to update information related with pending cases in high court on software. It was also informed in the review meeting that general information will be taken online with objective to make working of revenue department paperless after October 15. Instructions were issued in the meeting regarding recording Seva Bhoomi of urban areas in Najul, status of natural disaster and relief fund distribution, distribution of Khasra and B-1 copies. In the review meeting, Principal Secretary, Revenue, Shri Arun Pandey, Secretary, Public Service Management, Shri Hariranjan Rao, Secretary, Revenue, Shri P Narhari, Additional Secretary, Revenue Shri Rajneesh Shrivastava, Commissioner, Bhopal Division, Shri Ajatshatru Shrivastava, Commissioner, Town and Country Planning, Shri Sandeep Yadav and collectors, additional collectors, deputy collectors, Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars of Bhopal, Raisen, Sehore, Vidisha and Rajgarh districts were present.


aa Child sex abuse incidents should be strongly opposed by society
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called upon all sections of the society to work unitedly against child sex abuse and make efforts to put an end to this dangerous mentality from its roots. He said that such mentality is very dangerous for a healthy society. Such incidents should be strongly opposed at all levels in the society. Shri Chouhan was addressing the felicitation programme of Nobel prize winner Shri Kailash Satyarthi’s Yatra “Safe Childhood-Safe India” at Tatya Tope Stadium. CM Shri Chouhan said that the State government will soon get a bill passed in the Vidhan Sabha and send it to the Government of India to ensure strong punishment to the criminals who behave badly with innocent children. He said that a public awareness campaign will be launched to put an end to such distorted mentality in the society. All sections of the government and society should make combined efforts in this direction. Shri Chouhan also stressed on efforts to put an end to child labour system. The Chief Minister said that state government is running schemes to realise the dreams of children like providing free education, uniforms, bicycles, higher education scholarships for girls, scholarships for all categories, laptops to outstanding students of Class XII, smart phones on admission to college and fees of outstanding students. Shri Chouhan termed the efforts of Shri Satyarthi in improving the lives of children as sacrifice, austerity and dedication. Shri Satyarthi told on the occasion that the Yatra has been organised to end child sex abuse and violence against children in the society. The Yatra began on September 11 covering 11,000 kms via 22 states of the country. He told that the Yatra will conclude on October 16 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He said the Yatra symbolizes the social and cultural revolution of changing the society’s mentality towards sexual exploitation. Lauding the sensitivity of CM Shri Chouhan he said that the state government along with the society will present an ideal of protecting childhood under his able guidance. During the programme, CM Shri Chouhan and Shri Satyarthi released the knowledge calendar prepared by Dr. Anil Sirwaiya for the children. Participants were administered the oath for struggling against child sexual violence. Among those present on the occasion included Smt. Sumedha Kailash, wife of Shri Kailash Satyarthi, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for Technical Education Shri Deepak Joshi, MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Jan Abhiyan Parishad Vice Chairman Shri Raghavendra Gautam and a large number of school children and guardians.


aa Lord Ram’s description incomplete without Maharishi Valmiki: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan garlanded the statue of Maharishi Valmiki and performed puja-archana at Shri Valmikidham Siddhpeeth temple in Ujjain on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti today. Shri Chouhan offered flowers on the Samadhi of Sant Swami Shri Sohandasji Maharaj at the premises. He met founder of Valmikidham Sant Balyogi Shri Umeshnathji Maharaj at this ashram and sought his blessings. CM Shri Chouhan said on the occasion that Maharishi Valmiki is the one who imprinted the image of Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram forever on our minds. Lord Shri ram’s description is incomplete without the mention of Maharishi Valmiki. The description of Lord Shri Ram’s character in the Ramayana by Maharishi Valmiki is amazing and unforgettable. The Chief Minister wished people on Valmiki Jayanti. Those present on the occasion were Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, MP Dr. Chintamani Malviya, MLA Dr. Mohan Yadav, Mayor Smt. Meena Jonwal, Ujjain Development Authority Chairman Shri Jagdish Agrawal, Madhya Pradesh Jan Abhiyan Parishad Vice Chairman Shri Pradeep Pandey, Shri Ashok Prajapat, Shri Sonu Gehlot and public representatives.
CM takes part in the Samadhi Mahotsav of Guru Tekchandji Maharaj -
CM Shri Chouhan said that the Silai Kala Mandal has been constituted for welfare of Damodar (Tailor) Samaj. Very soon there will be appointments in the Mandal. He said that the Damodar Samaj would have to move ahead in pace with time. There is need to connect with fashion world to modernize the art of stitching. The Chief Minister said that scholarships would be given to talented students belonging to the Damodar Samaj for further studies. Loans from Rs10 lakhs to Rs 2 crore will be made available to youths interested in starting their enterprise under Mukhya Mantra Yuva Udyami Yojana and state government will take the guarantee of the loan. Shri Chouhan took part in the Samadhi Mahotsav of Guru Shri Tekchandji Maharaj of Damodarvanshiya Gujarati Darji Samaj in Kadcha village of Ujjain tehsil. Present on the occasion were MP Dr. Chintamani Malviya, MLA Shri Satish Malviya, Shri Manoj Patel and office-bearers of the samaj.
Kadchadham will be developed as a tourist site -
Shri Chouhans said that Kadchadham would be developed as a tourist site. He announced road construction from Tajpur Choupaty to Kadchadham. Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain and other public representatives welcomed the Chief Minister. MP Dr. Chintamani Malviya, Mayor Smt. Mona Jonwal, MLA Shri Anil Firozia, UDA Chairman Shri Jagdish Agrawal, Shri Iqbalsingh Gandhi, Shri Rajpalsingh Sisodia and others were present.


aa Life should not just be successful, it should be meaningful: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that it is not just enough to have a successful life, it should be meaningful also. Voicing concern on the situation of morality in society, he said that education system should teach children the lesson of humanity and provide capacity to search for divinity. The Chief Minister was addressing a Bhakt Sammelan organized by Shri Satyasai Seva Sangathan today. Shri Chouhan said that Shri Satyasai Baba has given us the message of happy humanity and has given us the philosophy of divinity in all beings. He said that divinity is present in the service of humanity, devotion and meditation by shedding kaam, krodh, lobh and moh-maya. CM Shri Chouhan called for support from Satyasai Seva Sangathan to address issues like malnutrition and implementation of quality education system. Remembering Shri Satyasai Baba Shri Chouhan said that he reached out to the whole world from his small village and served humanity and spread love. He stressed on following Shri Satyasai Baba’s ideals to save humanity. Shri Chouhan apprised the devotees with the innovations in the field of public welfare and development in the state. National President of Shri Satyasai Seva Sangathan Shri Nimish Pandya gave information about the sangathan’s activities. He assured support to the government in the areas of Narmada Seva and child development in state. Regional President of the Sangathan Shri Bharat Zaveri told that the sangathan has made significant efforts in the health service sector in the last one year. Small documentary film “Movements of love and humanity” was screened during the programme. The Chief Minister released four books on the occasion. Among those prominently present on the occasion were Satyasai Women’s College Chairperson Smt. Meera Pimplapure, BHEL Executive Director Shri D.K. Thakur, National Coordinator Smt. Kamla Pandya, Shri Jambu Bhandari and a large number of office-bearers, members of Shri Sai Sangathan and devotees.


aa Bhopal’s under construction ROBs to be completed soon
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 October 2017

Minister of State for Cooperatives (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang said that the work of Railway Over Bridge’s (ROB) under construction in Bhopal city will be completed soon. He said that the construction of proposed ROB would also begin soon. Shri Sarang was reviewing the progress of ROBs under construction along with Bhopal Railway Zone and Public Works Department officials. Shri Sarang instructed Collector Bhopal to write to DRM Ratlam in connection with Railway Over Bridge in Chola area. He also held a discussion with DRM Bhopal in connection with ROBs at Chetak Bridge, Subhash Nagar, Rachna Nagar, Shankaracharya Nagar and Chola. The DRM said at the meeting that a proposal letter related to Chola ROB has to be sent to DRM Ratlam by the district administration. A letter on the proposal of Public Works Department Executive Engineer has to be written to Collector Bhopal. MoS Shri Sarang held a telephonic discussion with Collector Bhopal in this connection. Shri Sarang expressed concern on the delay in construction of the part of railway under Subhash ROB. He said that the work undertaken by PWD is near completion. The Railway will also complete the remaining work soon. He told to complete the work of Chetak Bridge ROB railway portion soon and on time. He said that the Rachna Nagar underbridge repair work should be completed and its second portion should be prepared for two-wheelers traffic. He directed to repair Shankaracharya Nagar ROB and begin work of Chola ROB soon. DRM Shobhan Choudhury said that the Railways would soon begin and complete the work on time. The meeting was attended by Bhopal railway Zone and Public Works Department officials.


aa Jail Guards should fulfil responsibility with dedication and dexterity
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that jail guards should fulfil their responsibility with dedication, dutifulness, dexterity and honesty. Looking at the convocation parade of jail guards, it is certain that they are capable of fulfilling their responsibilities. Shri Chouhan was addressing newly-trained jail guards of year 2016 batch at the Convocation Parade-2017 at Lal Parade Ground today. CM Shri Chouhan said that vigilant security and reform is the goal of the Jail Department, Security system in jails have been made most modern. Guards are being equipped with state-of-the-art weapons. He said that jails work for peace in society. Several dreaded criminals stay in jails who if allowed to come outside can create havoc in the society. The Chief Minister said that there are circumstantial criminals also in the jails, hence the guards must behave with the prisoners accordingly. He said that even the most evil and bad person has good feelings. Jails play an important role in transforming such criminals through fostering and nurturing good feelings in them. Constant efforts must be made to improve the working in jails. Extending his best wishes to the guards for their bright future, the Chief Minister expressed the hope that they would give a splendid performance in discharging their duties. Recalling martyr guard Ramashankar Singh, Shri Chouhan said that he would not let his sacrifice go waste. Government was always with his family. It may be recalled that Rs 25 lakhs financial assistance was given to the family of the martyr guard, besides a government job and the Chief Minister had personally welcomed baratis at the guard’s daughter’s wedding. Shri Chouhan said that display by women guards at the samaroh proves that they can face any situation. Government’s decision to provide 33 percent reservation to women is correct and successful. He said that guards spend their lives in maintaining secure atmosphere in the society and the country. The Chief Minister appealed to the guards to be ready to sacrifice for the society and the country. Earlier, the Chief Minister inspected the parade and took salute of an attractive march past. He reviewed the demonstration of gallantry skills of the guards and distributed awards. Director General Jail Shri Sanjay Choudhury told that 710 jail guards including 500 male guards and 210 female guards are participating in the samaroh. He told that the jail guards have obtained basic training for the first time in Police and Paramilitary Force. Resources available for constant improvement of jails are being utilised to the full. Reformative works are being undertaken seriously. Additional Director General Jails Shri G.R. Meena administered oath to the new guards for dedication towards the Constitution. Director General of Police Shri R. K. Shukla, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Jails Shri Vinod Semwal besides a large number of senior officials of the Police and Jail Department and relatives of the guards were present on the occasion.


aa Farmers Must Change Crop Pattern As Per the Requirement: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government is working constantly for the welfare and development of the farmers. Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been launched to protect the interest of the farmers. Under the scheme difference between the selling price and support price will be deposited by the government in the bank accounts of the farmers. He further mentioned that all possible help will be provided to the farmers of low rainfall areas. Shri Chouhan said that farmers must change the crop pattern as per the requirement. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the large gathering of farmers in grand farmers’ convention held at Devri of Raisen district. Shri Chouhan informed that 26 lakh ladli girls have become lakhpati in the state today. Leadership capacity among women has increased owing to 50 percent reservation in panchayats and urban bodies. Thirty percent reservation is being given to the women in police services. He stated that lap top is being given to the students who are securing 85 percent and above marks in 12th class examination and scheme to give smart phones to the students are being implemented after getting admissions in colleges. Moreover, Shri Chouhan informed that it was essential to deposit 50 percent amount in the electricity distribution companies to change burn out transformers earlier. Now transformer will be changed on depositing only 20 percent amount. Shri Chouhn said that copy of Khasra is being provided to the farmers without any cost. Three months time limit has been fixed for undisputed mutation and partition. A reward of Rs. One lakh will be given to the person if he/she informs that undisputed mutation has not been carried out within time limit. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan mentioned that everyone will own house in the state now. Residential pattas and houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas and Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana are being sanctioned. A total of 21 thousand houses have been sanctioned in Raisen district till date. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed benefits of various schemes to the beneficiaries in the convention. Moreover, he made announcement to make Devri a Nagar panchayat, for giving full tahsil status to Devri tahsil Tappa and sanctioning of Micro Irrigation scheme costing Rs. 1800 crore for 223 villages of Silwani, Udaipura and Bareli Janpad of Raisen district beside 102 villages of Narsinghpur. Shri Chouhan handed over the Open Defecation Free (ODF) certificate to Udaipura Nagar Panchayat. CM Shri Chouhan laid foundation of various construction works worth Rs. 4205.35 lakh and dedicated various development works costing Rs. 645.74 on the occasion. Member of Parliament Hoshangabad Shri Udaypratap Singh, Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, MLA Shri Ramkishan Patel, Chairman Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation Shri Shiv Kumar Choubey, President Jila Panchayat Smt. Anita Kirar, President Udaipura Nagar Panchayat Shri Keshav Patel and President Udaipura Janpad Shri Virendra Singh were present in the convention.


aa Training of New Technique is Must for Election Staff
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2017

Election Commissioner of India Shri O.P. Rawat said that training of new technique and its details are must for the election staff. Several innovations and latest technology are being used by the Commission to hold fair elections with transparency. Therefore it is necessary that we should know how to use the new technology in better manner. Shri Rawat was inaugurating the ERO-Net for Madhya Pradesh in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer today. Chief Electoral Officer Smt. Salina Singh, Deputy Election Commissioner Shri Sandeep Saxena and Director I.T. Election Commission of India Shri V.N. Shukla and Collectors of some districts besides Electoral Registration Officer and other Officers were present on the occasion. Shri Rawat informed that the Commission is making constant efforts to use new technology for voters list and while conducting election. ERO-Net is a significant step in this direction. Madhya Pradesh has become the 26th state of the country for starting the ERO-Net. He further mentioned that ERO-Net is such a process which will link all the EROs together and would be able to share information with each other. All the information would available online to facilitate Electoral Registration Officer to take decision at the right time. Digital record of all applications will be available with the EROs which can be verified at any time conveniently. ERO-Net will prove to be an effective administrative tool for making voters list. Claims/objections will be redressed speedily with quality. Data base of deceased voters will be available and will help to delete their names. Process to add/delete name of the voter in case of his/her shifting from one place to other will become simple. The available data will be secured on updated real time at the national level. Voter will get updated information regarding redressal of his/her application through SMS from time to time. And the election mechanism will also get SMS alert to dispose the application within time. Moreover, voters will get information about the polling center easily. Moreover, Shri Rawat informed that mobile app will also be linked with this net to facilitate voter to apply from any place. Voter can apply through National Voter Service Portal (NVSP). Moreover, arrangement for proving information regarding duplicity in name in his/her area or other area besides deceased person is also available in the ERO-Net. Voter list will become anomalies free and multiple entries will become nil. Moreover, information about name of booth level officer, ERO and their mobile numbers besides available facilities in polling centers will be available to the voters easily. Shri V. N. Shukla informed in detail about the communication plan and other activities of ERO-Net through presentation. He informed that standard process of ERO-Net will function simultaneously in the entire country which is in 14 languages. One form has been included in the net for duplicate epic card. ERO-Net is a process to contact voters directly which will have their mobile numbers and e-mails. Attention has been paid in the process as regard to the role of each officer and employee. Deputy Election Commissioner Shri Sandeep Saxena said that ERO-Net has been developed keeping in view the convenience of Election Registration Officer. He praised the suggestions received from Madhya Pradesh regarding ERO-Net. He further informed that 95 percent requirements related to ERO have been included in this process. The Commission has also initiated to ensure a specific epic number of voter in the entire country and there should be no duplicity in the name. ERO-Net will facilitate quality to the voter list. Moreover, Shri Saxena also gave information regarding use of ERO-Net for preparing voters list transparent and anomalies free. At the outset, Smt. Salina Singh while welcoming Shri O.P. Rawat and other guests informed about the preparations as regard to ERO-Net. She informed that now any citizen can apply from any place at anytime through ERO-Net using internet or mobile. She described the ERO-Net as significant step of Indian Democracy which will benefit large number of voters. Short documentary focusing ERO-Net training was exhibited on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Chouhan takes part in Vande Mataram programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took part in the Vande Mataram programme organized at Vallabh Bhavan park in the Mantralaya today. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Shri Deepak Khandekar, senior officers of the Mantralaya and other officers and employees were present on the occasion.


aa Winning 10 concurrent national awards is a big achievement:CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2017

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa entrusted 10 national awards won by the Tourism Department to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the Cabinet meeting. It was informed that the Cabinet meeting to be held on coming October 25, will be organized at the newly developed resort Sailani near Omkareshwar. After the Cabinet meeting, CM Shri Chouhan met and held a discussion with the tourism team and congratulated them for their remarkable achievement. CM Shri Chouhan said that the tourism team is doing a good job. Winning 10 concurrent national awards is a big achievement. The place of tourism in the development of the state is important as it is a medium of employment generation. He told to conduct tourism activities on a wide scale during ‘Tourism Fest’ from October 6. He said that work should be undertaken with full enthusiasm and passion. Tourism Secretary Shri Hariranjan Rao told that the state-level award ceremony will be held at Hanuvantiya Tourism Centre on coming October 15. He told that Madhya Pradesh bagged 10 concurrent national awards on World Tourism Day. ‘Jal-Mahotsav Hanuvantiya’ organized in Madhya Pradesh bagged the Most Innovative Tourist Product while the Hall of Fame Best State for Adventure Tourism National Award was bagged by Madhya Pradesh Tourism during the National Award Distribution ceremony. Other national awards received by Madhya Pradesh include ‘Best Heritage City’ award to Chanderi, ‘Civic Management of Tourist Destination of India’ to Khargone, ‘Tourist-friendly Railway Station’ award to Ujjain Railway Station and Excellence in Publishing’ National award was bagged by English Coffee Table Book. Similarly, film promotion policy national award in the Best Film Promotion Friendly State/Union Territory was bagged by Madhya Pradesh Tourism. The national award of Excellence in Publishing in Hindi was bagged by Hindi Brochure published by Madhya Pradesh Tourism in Simhastha 2016. Best Wildlife Guide national award was bagged by Shri Saib Khan of Pachmarhi. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism Shri Surendra Patwa, Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Shri Tapan Bhoumik, Managing Director of Tourism Corporation Smt. Chavi Bharadwaj, Additional Managing Director Dr. Shrikant Pandey and officers of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and Corporation were present on the occasion.


aa All urban bodies of the state free from open defecation
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2017

Urban Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh has expressed happiness that all 378 urban bodies of the state have become free from open defecation. She expressed gratitude to the office-bearers of the urban bodies and the local persons for this achievement. Smt. Maya Singh said that the state will be fully open defecation free by the year 2018 under Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s leadership. She said that the Swachhata Abhiyan has brought about a change in the mentality of people. People have become inspired to keep their villages and cities clean. People have started understanding the importance of the use of toilets. Smt. Singh said that it is a matter of pride for the state that 22 cities of Madhya Pradesh out of 100 cities of India have been selected under Swachhata Sarvekshan. She told that so far 4 lakh 80 thousand personal toilets have been constructed in all urban areas. Construction of about 2 lakh personal toilets is the target this fiscal year. It may be noted that State government has made the provision for successful implementation of solid waste management through its own sources besides 20 percent grant to bodies for making the scheme sustainable, 30 percent fund, if necessary provision of loans on 5 percent interest, Rs 6,880 to beneficiary for personal toilet and Rs 32 thousand 500 per seat grant to body for community/public toilet.


aa Youth of Valmiki Samaj Should Come Forward in Industry and Trade Sector: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan told Valmiki Samaj’s youth to come forward in industry and trade sector. They will be provided loan upto Rs. 2 crore by the state government for establishing industry. Safai Kamgaar Ayog will be strengthened. Shri Chouhan was addressing the state level convention of Valmiki Samaj here today. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that the country can never forget the kindness of Valmiki Samaj. He told the Safai Kamgaar Ayog for recommendations for the welfare of the community after studying its needs. Shri Chouhan announced an economic assistance of Rs. 4 lakh to the family in case of death of a worker during cleaning of drainage chamber. He garlanded the statue of Maharishi Valmiki in the programme. Shri Chouhan was honoured by the Valmiki Samaj on the occasion. Member of Parliament Shri Manohar Untwal stated that Valmiki Samaj has dignified history. Safai Kamgaar Ayog has been formed in 13 states at present. Chairman Rajya Safai Kamgaar Ayog Shri Jatashankar Karosia informed about the problems of Valmiki Samaj. Member of Rajya Safai Kamgaar Ayog Shri Sunil Valmiki also expressed his views in the programme. At the outset, guests were welcomed by the President Valmiki Samaj Mahasangh Shri Suresh Chawriya. Vice Chairman Rajya Safai Kamgaar Ayog Shri Suraj Khare, Members of Ayog and Representatives of the community were present in the programme.


aa Mahatma Gandhi Transformed Life Practicing Truth and Non-Violence: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Mahatma Gandhi became great by his deeds. Bapu transformed his life practicing truth and non-violence all his life time. Shri Chouhan mentioned that programmes to make life meaningful will be organized on the occasion of 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. A state level committee will be constituted related to the arrangements of the programmes. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha held at Gandhi Bhavan on the occasion of International Non-Violence Day here today. Shri Chouhan stated that Indian Philosophy is the Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. Principles of truth and non-violence of Indian culture were transformed into ground realities by the Bapu. He showed the practical form of non-violence. He was such a revolutionist who always following the path of truth and satyagrah and has compelled the Britishers to quit India. Bapu has said that violence is not a solution for any problem. Shri Chouhan mentioned that lives of victors of major wars ended in frustration. Today rule of violence and terrorism is being witnessed in the world. Solution is there in the thoughts of Bapu. Shri Chouhan said that great personalities are respected by all, we should also follow their teachings. Referring to the incidents of Bapu’s life, Shri Chouhan mentioned that Bapu used to teach people from his conduct. He urged for making effort to imbibe the teachings of Bapu in conduct. Small efforts bring big changes in life. Life can be made meaningful only analysing improper activities daily. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Mahatma Gandhi was determined about cleanliness. Perspective can be changed by request. Bapu used to clean toilet when there was a tradition of manual scavenging. It was a matter of dispute between him and his wife. Mahatma Gandhi is the inspiration of Swacchta Abhiyan of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Swacchta Abhiyan has started reflecting now. Change has come in the approach of the society towards cleanliness. People who used to spread dirtiness are hesitant now. Shri Chouhan told the people to quit addiction during de-addiction week. People should encourage others to quit addiction. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan said that positive life is more meaningful than successful life. Birthday of Bapu should not become only ritual. Mentioning about the Sarva Dharma Prarthana, Shri Chouhan said that preaching should be implemented then only we can make the resolutions of Bapu successful. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan encouraged the children to give unutilized toys and books to the needy children. At the outset, CM Shri Chouhan was welcomed with Soot Mala in the programme. Shri Chouhan floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. He presented awards to the students who have won essay, painting, bhajan, patriotic songs competitions and to the winners of competition held on inspiring incident of Mahatma Gandhi including Pragya Sharma, Raghav Rakshapal, Kamal Kishore, Priti Singh, Giriraj Sharma, Aman Gaur, Navila Khnam, Rajdeep Mardha, Riya Jain, Sakshi Rathore, Shubhana, Roli Pradhan, Riya Malwi, Ranu Aswal, Kriti Saini, Vaibhav Pant, Anjali Madke besides winner schools of group patriotic songs competition including Red Rose School Lambakheda, Navneet Higher Secondary School Bairagarh, Vikramaditya Higher Secondary School BHEL and Jawahar Lal Nehru Higher Secondary School BHEL. Sarva Dharma Prarthana and Bhajan ‘ Vasihnavjan’ were presented in the programme.


aa Hoshangabad District Becomes Completely Open Defecation Free: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan declared Hoshangabad completely open defecation free in a programme held at Hoshangabad today. On the occasion of Samman Samaroh, he said that where there is cleanliness there is God. Recollecting the memories of Ambassador of Cleanliness Mahatma Gandhi and Former Prime Minister Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, Shri Chouhan mentioned that Mahatma Gandhi was a partisan of cleanliness. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has changed the approach of the countrymen towards the cleanliness. People were used to spread garbage on roads and offices earlier but their attitude has changed and now they dispose trash in dustbins. Praising the efforts for making all the gram panchayats of Hoshangabad open defecation free , Shri Chouhan stated that this has become possible due to the efforts of people, public representatives, district administration and panchayat workers. There are 883 villages under these gram panchayat. Fifty Seven thousand 855 toilets have been constructed in these gram panchayats by the Rural Development department and district administration. CM Shri Chouhan mentioned that toilets have already been constructed but people are urged to use them. Make it a habit. Keep the toilets clean and hands must be washed with soap. He further said that we have to change our mind set. This will help in maintaining dignity of our homes. Shri Chouhan mentioned that he took resolution during the Narmada Seva Yatra that Maa Narmada will be made clean. An amount of Rs. 155 crore has been sanctioned for establishment of sewage treatment plant. The clean water after the treatment will be utilised in agriculture activities. Special attention will be paid that not a single drop of sewage water should be released in Maa Narmada. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that Indore district has been declared first in the country in cleanliness. He instructed the President Nagar Palika Shri Akhilesh Khandelwal to follow the path of Indore for making Hoshangabad district clean district of the country. Lauding the 2 lakh houses built under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the state, Shri Chouhan said that this has become possible due to tireless efforts of Panchayat and Rural Development department. Every poor of the state will have their own shelter in the next 4-5 years. He further said that gram panchayats will give permission for sand mining now. Shri Chouhan presented Mukhya Mantri Swacchta Samman Puraskar to President Jila Panchayat Shri Kushal Patel, Collector Shri Avinash Lavaniya, CEO Jila Panchayat Shri P.C. Sharma and to the entire team of the District Coordinator for becoming ambassadors of cleanliness. Besides this, he also presented awards to Sub-Divisional Officers, Chief Executive Officers and to the Block Coordinators. Moreover, he honoured Sarpanchs with Swachh Gram Panchayat Puraskar. Certificate of cleanliness was given to bal toli (Children’s Team) Muhansa for spreading awareness towards cleanliness from village to village. Under the Kishori Swachhta Puraskar, the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave awards to Priyanka Yaduvanshi and Bhajan Mandli Jhankar Pagdhal and girls of the Kishori toli (Girls Team). He also honoured members of the Prerak Mandal on the occasion. Speaker Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Dr. Sitasharan Sharma expressed hope that Madhya Pradesh will become leading state in the country in the field of cleanliness. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava mentioned that all the tahsil of the state are covered completely under the irrigation. Road network has been laid in the state. Fifty thousand villages will be linked with bridges and culverts next year. Madhya Pradesh has become the leading state for constructing the houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. He asserted that the entire state will become open defecation free in the coming years. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inaugurated the Samaroh by lighting the lamp at the statue of Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. District Panchayat President Shri Kushal Patel welcomed the guests. Among those present at the programme were Minister of State for Food Processing, Horticulture and Forests Shri Surya Prakash Meena, Mineral Development Corporation Chairman Shri Shiv Choubey, Madhya Pradesh Warehousing Corporation Chairman Shri Rajendra Singh, MLA Shri Sartaj Singh, Shri Vijaypal Singh, Shri Thakurdas Nagvanshi, former Revenue Minister Shri Madhukarrao Harne, Rajya Antyodaya Samiti member Shri Harushankar Jaiswal and Additional Chief Secretary Shri R. S. Julaniy besides local public representatives.
Legal provision to be fixed against influential persons from this session-
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated various construction works and performed bhoomi-pujan in the district at the Swachhata Samman Samaroh. While performing kanya poojan he said that 50 percent seats have been reserved for girls in government jobs. Addressing farmers Shri Chouhan said that looking at scanty rainfall, farmers should opt for crops needing less water and keep changing crops while sowing. He said that very soon custom hiring centres would be opened at various places. Legal provisions would be fixed from this session against influential persons. He said that every person should adopt clean habits and administered oath of cleanliness to them. The Chief Minister reached Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma’s residence and met him. Later he planted saplings at Central School.
CM served food to the sanitation workers -
Shri Chouhan took part in the Samrasta Bhoj organised at SNG School ground premises in Hoshangabad. During the sahabhoj organised on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Shri Chouhan served food to sanitation workers. He also accepted food from sanitation workers and participated in the Samrasta Bhoj. He said that it is these due to these sanitation workers that we are able to keep our city clean and where there is cleanliness there is Godliness. Among those who took part in the programme were Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav, District Minister in-charge Shri Suryaprakash Meena, MLA Shri Vijay Pal Singh, Shri Thakurdas Nagvanshi, District Panchayat President Shri Kushal Patel, Nagar Palika chairman Shri Akhilesh Khandelwal, former minister Shri Madhukar Harne, Shri Harishankar Jaiswal, corporators and public representatives.


aa Inauguration of ERO Net in M.P. on October 04
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2017

In order to make the voter list transparent and to link all the Election Registration Officers (ERO), the ERO net prepared by the Election Commission of India will be inaugurated on October 4. Election Commissioner of Election Commission of India Shri O.P. Rawat will inaugurate the ERO Net at the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh in a programme scheduled to be held at 3.00 p.m. Deputy Election Commissioner Shri Sandeep Saxena, Director I.T. election Commission Shri V.N. Shukla and Chief Electoral Officer Smt. Salina Singh will present on the occasion. It may be mentioned that there are 65 thousand 155 voting centers in Madhya Pradesh for about 5 crore 2 lakh voters. ERO Net is a web based app, which has been prepared by the commission to bring transparency in voter list and voters. All the Eros of the country will be linked by the app and any person can register online from home itself to add his/her name in the voters list. Persons can apply online throughout the entire year at any time through app. After the online registration, a unique I.D. will be provided to facilitate the voter to know about the status his/her application till registration completed. The concerned ERO and BLO will receive alert through SMS. The online application will reach Election Registration Officer, BLO-Supervisor directly. After receiving the application, the checklist will be generated by the ERO which will be verified by BLO-supervisor. BLO will contact the concerned election officer for verification and after that the checklist will be give to the ERO/AERO/BLO-Supervisor. In this manner, process to add name in the voter list will become simple, transparent and in a short span. Despite the implementation of this arrangement, the facility to fill all types of forms manually will remain available as it is. Link of NVSP (National Voter Service Portal) prepared by the commission is available on the website of the Commission, important website of the Union Government and Chief Electoral Officer. The ECI.App can be downloaded easily on mobile phone from Google play store.


aa Proper service and security of elderly would be ensured: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 October 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that state government will not let the elderly suffer. All service and security would be provided to them for which a new scheme would be introduced. Information of senior citizens staying alone in urban areas, towns and big villages will be collected and listed to ensure proper service and their security, he said. A helpline will be made for their assistance besides they will be honoured along with kanya pujan during government programmes. A senior citizens panchayat will soon be held at CM House. Shri Chouhan was addressing a gathering at the state level programme organized on the occasion of World Elderly Day at the Academy of Administration today. The Chief Minister launched ‘Single Click Pension Distribution Scheme’ on the occasion. Lauding the Single Click Pension Distribution Scheme Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that efforts should be made to improve it. Use of technique should be made with human sensitivities. The system of depositing fund in the accounts of the elderly will be successful only when the pension is deposited in their accounts and reaches in their hands within 2-3 days. He directed that such an arrangement should be made after joint consideration of panchayat, post office and the bank. He said that the state government is with the elderly. They should be allowed to live a joyous and happy life despite changes that occur with age. Respect towards the elderly in society should be maintained for which the society must come forward. The government will provide all possible assistance in their endeavours. Shri Chouhan said that Indian culture is based on the respect for the elderly. The entire society would benefit through the Ashram system. Old age homes are indicative of the effect of western culture. He said the world was changing. Today parents are willing to leave tiny infants of 1-11/2 years in crèches. Whether such children will leave their parents in old age homes is a cause for concern. It has to be understood that they should stay with their grandparents and family. Shri Chouhan recalled his childhood memories. Recalling various incidents related to his grandmother he said that the role of a grandmother in bringing up of children in joint families used to be utmost significance, All important decisions concerning the family would be taken by the elderly. The Chief Minister made 100 year-old senior citizens Smt. Puniya Bai and Shri Kanhaiyalal sit on the dais along his side during the programme as a mark of respect. He got off the stage and personally went up to elderly 100 year-olds and honoured them. He gave certificates to the officers, managers and executives of Social Justice Department, National Informatics Centre and Central Bank of India for their assistance in Single Click Pension Scheme System. He also reviewed a photo exhibition organized on World Elderly Day. Panchayat and Social Justice Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav said that negligence towards old parents is most inhuman act. Government will penalize such people. Mentioning the incident about the incident in which a man residing in America received the information about his mother’s death in Mumbai after six months, he said that this should not happen in the state, efforts should be made in this direction. It is the responsibility of the society, particularly the young generation to ensure that their parents stay happily. He said that the government has implemented Single Click Pension Scheme to make the pension distribution system more transparent, prompt and improvised. Madhya Pradesh leads in introducing such a scheme. Shri Bhargav has invited suggestions to improve this system. In connection with the World Elderly day, Principal Secretary Social Justice Shri Ashok Shah said that government is making maximum efforts to make the senior citizens happy. Programmes including musical morning, walk, delicious snacks and health examination are being organized. Giving information regarding Single Click Scheme he told that Madhya Pradesh is first in the country for having arranged to get pension amount deposited in the accounts of 35 lakh beneficiaries of ten types of pension schemes at the click of a button. He told that earlier nearly 6,000 signature were needed in the pension approval process, but now only single signature is needed. A kalapathak dal of the Social Justice Department presented Madhya Pradesh song at the outset. Guests lit the lamp and started off the programme. State Senior Citizens Welfare Commission Chairman Shri V.G. Dharmadhikari, Vice-Chairman Shri Vibhishan Singh, Central Bank of India General Manager Shri Ajay Vyas and a large number of senior citizens were present on the occasion.


aa Shed mutual differences and become participant in state’s development
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 October 2017

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra took part in Ramlila, Chal Samaroha and Ravan Dahan programme in Datia. The PR Minister called upon the people to shed mutual differences and become participant in the state’s development. Dr. Mishra extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Dussehra. MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, Shri Vikram Singh Bundela, Textbook Corporation Vice Chairman Shri Avdhesh Naik, District Panchayat President Smt. Rajni Prajapati and others were present on the occasion.
Assistance fund distributed among homeless families -
PR Minister Shri Mishra distributed Rs one lakh each to 428 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Datia on the occasion of Dussehra samaroha. He distributed the fund to 11 beneficiaries on the occasion and launched the second phase of the Yojana.
PR Minister Dr. Mishra tours drought-affected villages -
Dr. Mishra toured drought-affected villages of Datia district. During the tour, he met the affected farmers. He assured the farmers that the government would extend all possible assistance to them in case of any adverse circumstances. The farmers apprised the PR Minister with the information that their Kharif crop had got destroyed due to scanty rains. PR Minister told farmers to get their crops insured and get registered under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. The PR Minister assured the farmers of all possible assistance.


aa Governor pays floral tributes to Gandhiji and former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 October 2017

Governor Shri Om Prakash Kohli remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary and paid floral tributes to him. Shri Kohli said that Gandhi loved simplicity and gave us the lesson of humility and gave the world the message of truth, non-violence, peace, harmony and unity. Shri Kohli also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary and paid floral tributes.


aa Dusshera Is a Festival of Victory of Good over Evil: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan participated in Dusshera progarmme held at Budni of Sehore district today. Shri Chouhan performed aarti and applied tilak symbolically on Shree Ram at local Dusshera Maidan. He extended greetings to the people on Vijayadashmi festival. Addressing public gathering, Shri Chouhan said that Dushhera is a festival of victory of good over evil and truth over untrue. He told the people to build new India and new Madhya Pradesh by discarding anger, greed, injustice, arrogance, cruelty beside insanitation, corruption and by eradicating poverty. Shri Chouhan enjoyed bhajans, kavyanisha and colourful fireworks during the programme. Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Chairman MARKFED Shri Ramakant Bhargava, Chairman Warehousing Corporation Shri Rajendra Singh Rajput, MLA Suhagpur Shri Vijaypal Singh, President Nagar Parishad Smt. Pushpa Vijay Singh beside public representatives and citizens in large number were present on the occasion.


aa Good Education and School Buildings for Children are Government’s Priority
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2017

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra laid foundation of High School building costing Rs. One crore at village Chhata of district Datia today. Dr. Mishra said that provision of good education and good school buildings for children is priority of the state government. He told the parents to send children regularly to the school. He also extended greetings of Dusshera festival to the villagers on the occasion. Dr. Mishra told that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is being started by the Chief Minister to provide reasonable rates of agriculture produces to the farmers. The farmers are required to register their produces online only under the scheme. October 11 has been fixed as last date for the registration. He mentioned that difference between the market rate and support price announced by the government will be deposited directly by the government in their bank accounts.
Rs. 25 Thousand to Each Beneficiary -
Minister Dr. Mishra gave assistance amount of Rs. 25 thousand each to 7 labourers for marriage of their daughters under the Mukhya Mantri Shram Kalyan Yojana in Datia district. Persons who have received the economic assistance include Shri Narayan Ahirwar, Shri Shivcharan Ahirwar, Shri Mayaram Sen, Shri Buddha Singh Chouhan, Shri Shivcharan Richhariya, Shri Siyasharan Jatav and Shri Kailash Mourya.
Road from Jigna to Sitari to be Constructed -
Dr. Narottam Mishra reached village Satari of district Datia today and met villagers. He was accorded welcome by the President Jila Panchayat Smt. Rajni Prajapti and Shri Pushpendra Yadav on reaching Satari. Dr. Mishra on demand of the villagers made an announcement for construction of village Jigna to Sitari road. Public Relations Minister reached Badoni on a short visit. He performed Pooja-Archana in Durga Pandal installed in the settlement and performed Aarti of Maa Durga. Dr. Mishra inaugurated Piyaoo (Drinking Water Outlet) constructed by one of the devotee near Gurudwara in front of Maa Pitambara Peeth in Datia.


aa CM Shri Chouhan greets people on Vijayadashami
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan extended greetings to people of the state on Vijayadashami. He said that Vijayadashami is symbolic of a prosperous Indian culture. It is celebrated as Lord Rama’s victory over Lanka after destroying Ravana, symbol of ‘ahankar’. It is an occasion of victory of good over evil. CM Shri Chouhan called upon people to free Madhya Pradesh of dirt, corruption, terrorism and poverty on the pious occasion of Vijayadashami. Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is transforming into a strong, prosperous and fully developed state. He said that we pray to God that Madhya Pradesh moves constantly ahead on the road to development and the lives of people is always full of joy and prosperity. Shri Chouhan extended advance greetings of Depawali also.


aa CM Shri Chouhan organizes Kanya Bhoj on Navami
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today organized Kanya Bhoj on the pious occasion of Navami. Shri Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhana Singh washed the feet of the kanyas and performed aarti. They served the kanyas amidst chanting of mantras. Shri Chouhan said that girls are the future of the state and the country. Girls should be worshipped every day. This is a valuable tradition of Indian culture. He called upon people to resolve to educate and promote girls.


aa No application of undisputed mutation-property distribution pending in Dewas district
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2017

Not a single application of undisputed mutation and property distribution of any famer is pending at present in Dewas district. Applications were taken from eligible farmers in farmers welfare camps organized in each gram panchayat of the district and their cent percent redressal was done. Collector Shri Ashish Singh has now announced that if the application of undisputed mutation and property distribution of any farmer is pending since one month, one who informs would be rewarded with Rs 500. For the last two months, undisputed revenue cases are being settled through panchayats in camps organized in the district. During this period panchayats have settled more than 6000 undisputed mutation/property cases. The Collector told that if the farmer has applied for mutation/property before August 20 at tehsil or panchayat level and if no objection is obtained till September 28 in publication for objection on the basis of the application, only then would it be listed in the category of undisputed mutation/property distribution. If any objection is received after the advertisement’s publication, the case will be considered disputed. Besides this, if the application of mutation/property distribution is submitted before August 20 and is still pending, then the farmers can inform on the telephone no. 07272-250666 and obtain a reward of Rs 500.


aa Datia Will Beocme Important Sports Center of State: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2017

In order to develop sports facilities continously in the state, Water Sports Center was dedicated in Datia today. Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia inaugurated the center at Lala ke Taal of Datia. The programme was presided by the Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affiars Dr. Narottam Mishra. Smt. Scindia mentioned that sports persons of the state are exhibiting thier talents at international level. Women hockey players of the state are displaying their best continously. Similarly, players of Hoshangabad and Rajgarh are taking part in national and international sports competitions of water sports. Minister Dr. Mishra said that the water sports center of Datia will work for enhancing talents of the children linked with this sports. Director Sports Shri Upendra Jain informed about the state's achivements attained in the sports arena. It may be mentioned that a high standard lawn tennis and badminton court have been made in Datia earlier. Arrangements of sufficient boats have been made in the water sports center. Beside this arrangements of coach and guard have been made. New sports facilities costing Rs. 5 crore will be developed in Datia. Moreover, suggestion to begin a multi gym in Datia stadium has been received. Sports Minister Smt. Scindia and Minister for Public Relations Dr. Mishra visited the Datia stadium and inspected the sports facilties today.


aa Additional Collectors on mid career training meet Chief Secretary
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2017

At least 27 additional collectors who are here on mid career training at Academy of Administration met Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh. Shri Singh held a discussion of subjects including good governance, sensitive behavior towards the public, development, administration, law and order during a meeting with the additional collectors of year 2001 to 2006 batch. The additional collectors who came for 5-weeks training at the R.G.P.V. Noronha Academy of Administration took part in the training session of Ahmedabad, Korea Development Institute of South Korea and O.P Jindal Vishwavidyalaya, Sonepat.


Madhya Pradesh Tourism wins Hall of Fame Award
Our Correspondent Bhopal, 27 September 2017
Over 18 thousand students registered themselves for participation in Tourism Quiz being organized in all the districts of the state on August 19. Quiz competition will be held in all the districts simultaneously. Orientation training was imparted to quiz master being appointed at district level for proper conduction of quiz at Bhopal today. Quiz Masters were apprised mainly about the important points of written test and multi-media quiz. Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country which has bagged the Best Tourism State National Award since three consecutive years. Madhya Pradesh Tourism was conferred the Hall of Fame Award in New Delhi today. The award was given by the President Shri Ramnath Kovind at a grand ceremony organized at Vigyan Bhavan to Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri Surendra Patwa, Chairman of State Tourism Development Corporation Shri Tapan Bhoumik and Secretary Tourism Shri Hariranjan Rao. The award carries a trophy and a citation. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Information Technology Shri K.J. Alphons was also present on the occasion. Madhya Pradesh has bagged 10 awards simultaneously on the occasion of World Tourism Day today. The State bagged the Most Innovative Tourist Product award for ‘Hanuwantiya Jal Mahotsav’ and Best State for Adventure Tourism. While Chanderi was adjudged the Best Heritage City, the Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station award went to Ujjain Railway Station and Best Civic Management of a Tourist Destination of India was awarded to Khargone. The English Coffee Table Book published by M.P Tourism Board won national award for Excellence in Publishing. Similarly Madhya Pradesh also received the national award for Film Promotion Policy in Best Film Promotion Friendly State/Union Territory. The Hindi brochure published by Madhya Pradesh Tourism in Simhastha 2016 has bagged national award for Excellence in Publishing in Hindi. Best Wildlife Guide national award was bagged by Shri Saib Khan of Pachmarhi. Today happens to be the most important day for Madhya Pradesh Tourism as it bagged 10 prestigious awards at a grand ceremony in New Delhi. It may be noted that Madhya Pradesh Tourism has bagged national awards for the third consecutive year in the field of tourism. Madhya Pradesh Tourism was awarded in 5 categories last year and 6 in the year before last. It may be noted that Madhya Pradesh is home to amazing tourist sites, 3 world heritage sites, 2 jyotirlingas, historical and religious heritage sites, eco-tourism, national parks etc. that can mesmerize any tourist. Managing Director of M.P. State Tourism Corporation Smt. Chavi Bharadwaj, Additional Managing Director Dr. Shrikant Pandey, Executive Director Shri O.V. Choudhury and other officers were also present on the occasion.
Students of Bhopal Become Winner of State Level Tourism Quiz

Our Correspondent Bhopal, 27 September 2017
Over 18 thousand students registered themselves for participation in Tourism Quiz being organized in all the districts of the state on August 19. Quiz competition will be held in all the districts simultaneously. Orientation training was imparted to quiz master being appointed at district level for proper conduction of quiz at Bhopal today. Quiz Masters were apprised mainly about the important points of written test and multi-media quiz. Students of DPS Bhopal became winner and group of school students of Satna district became runner up of state level quiz competition organized on the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’ under the joint aegis of Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation and Bhopal Tourism Promotion Council. Member of Parliament Shri Alok Sanjar and Collector Bhopal Shri Sudam Khade distributed medals and certificates to the winner, runner up teams beside other participants. Besides these two teams, school students’ teams from Sidhi, Damoh, Betul and Ashoknagar districts also took part in the quiz competition. In the multimedia quiz completion held on the lines of Kaun Banega Crorepati, 120 questions based on the places of ancient heritage of archeological importance, tourism and religious places beside their specialties had been asked through pictures. Presentation of quiz master Shri Ravikant Thakur was praised by all. Earlier at the first stage, written completion was held under the state level quiz competition,. School students’ teams of 51 districts of the state took part in the competition. Students participated in the written competition administered pledge to make Bhopal number - 1 in cleanliness. The students came from other districts also administered a pledge for their active participation to make their district especially their city clean.

aa State’s progress roadmap to be presented before citizens: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2017

The 61st Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh will be celebrated this year with pride and grandeur. The future of Madhya Pradesh and the roadmap of development will be presented before the citizens. Programmes based on Madhya Pradesh Vikas Yatra will be organized in all the districts. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued instructions to all ministers and departmental heads to determine activities of their respective departments and prepare the roadmap of development. Shri Chouhan issued directions to keep Madhya Pradesh clean, free of corruption, terrorism and poverty on the 61st foundation day of the state and determine priorities on the basis of these resolutions. He instructed to focus on women empowerment, quality education, simple trade, drinking water, power in every house, doubling farmers’ income, bovine protection, cashless transaction etc. He told to form a team of senior officers and the Cabinet members for each area. These teams will prepare the map and strategy for development of particular areas. Giving instructions to complete entire roadmap by October 15, Shri Chouhan told to include the best efforts and processes adopted by other states in the country. This entire roadmap will be then presented before the Cabinet on October 17 and after giving final shape to it, it will be dedicated to the public on November 1 on the foundation day of the state. Shri Chouhan said that the foundation day of Madhya Pradesh should become a public movement and not be restricted to a one-day activity or formality. Every citizen should be connected to it. The celebration of the foundation ceremony will go on for a week. For this a team led by Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta and School Education Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah will be constituted. A joint team comprising Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education, Shri B.R. Naidu, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava and Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Dipti Gaud Mukherji has also been constituted to assist the ministerial team.
Ladli Lakshmi Sammelan on Rajmata Scindia’s birthday
CM Shri Chouhan said that on the coming October 12, which happens to be Late Rajmata Scindia’s birth anniversary, Ladli Lakshmi Sammelan will be organized in the entire state. Shri Chouhan instructed all ministers and senior officials to take part in the sammelans being organized in the districts to double the income of farmers. These sammelans are going on since September 15 and will continue till October 15. He said that the officials and ministers should take part in these sammelans between October 7 and 15 at least once.
Employment fairs for youths
CM Shri Chouhan told that self-employment and skill fairs will be organized for youths all over the state from November 11 to 30. Women self-help-group sammelans will be organized in the state from December 1 to February 15, 2018. Sammelans to promote cashless transactions will be organized from December 16 to 31. Special campaign will be launched to connect with central insurance schemes. Shri Chouhan said that Vikas Yatras will be taken out from November 1 to November 30. He appealed to all ministers and public representatives to take part in the Vikas Yatras. The second phase of these yatras will be organized from June 1 to June 30, 2018.
Rajgarh district excels in Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana
Shri Chouhan congratulated Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargav and Rajgarh district minister in charge Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia on Rajgarh district obtaining the first position in the country in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana. Nearly 10, 434 houses have been constructed in the district. Similarly Madhya Pradesh is first in the housing construction in the country. Nearly one lakh 71 thousand 605 houses have been constructed in the state. It was told on the occasion that Gwalior is on top since ten days in rural cleanliness. Shri Chouhan said that cleanliness activities will begin from Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2. On this day freeing the cities from open defecation will be declared. Shri Chouhan congratulated Indian Women’s hockey team and Sports Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia and extended best wishes to the players for their future. Among those present on the occasion were all Cabinet members, Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh, Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla and all departmental heads.


aa Fishermans wage to be hiked by Rs 2 per kg
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2017

Fishermen welfare and fisheries development minister Shri Antar Singh Arya said that wage of Rs 17 per kg and Rs 28 per kg will be given to fisherman for fishing small fish and major fish respectively. Earlier, the fishermen used to get wage at the rate of Rs 15 and Rs 26 per kg. Shri Arya announced this in the 21st annual general meeting of fisheries federation. Fisheries development minister Shri Arya said that animal husbandry and fisheries industries will play important role in doubling income through agriculture by the year 2022 as per the wishes of the chief minister. He said that fisheries is an important part of farmers' income. Effective efforts are being made to improve fishing production by the State government. Besides, livelihood support scheme for securing livelihood of fishermen's families, incentive awards, scheme for providing fund for treatment of serious diseases, Mukhyamantri Minakshi Vivah Yojana for marriageable girl of members of active fisherman cooperative society working in water reservoirs under fisheries federation, education promotion and grants for boat and fishing net etc. are being executed. Director of fisheries federation Shri OP Saxena gave information about priorities and next action plan. Managing director of fisheries federation Shri Mahendra Singh Dhakar was present on the occasion.


aa Seed Federation to have its brand like IFFCO, KRIBHCO: MoS Shri Sarang
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2017

Minister of State for Cooperative Shri Vishwas Sarang said that Seed Federation is preparing to introduce its brand like IFFCO and KRIBHCO. Execution is being made by forming short term and long term schemes by Seed Federation. Minister of State Shri Sarang was addressing the annual general meeting of State Cooperative Seed Federation. Shri Sarang said that Seed Federation will have its brand. Quality of seeds will be maintained. Marketing of seeds will be done through seed producer committees through this brand. He said that execution on this plan has already started. This is a long term plan. The Minister of State said that logistic facility has been given to committees as part of short term scheme to ensure sale of seeds of seed producer committees. Shri Sarang said that seed federation will implement suggestions of seed producer committees. Marketing chain of seed societies will be made through the federation. The Minister of State for cooperative Shri Sarang said that the areas will be earmarked which are suitable for seed production and seeds producer committees are producing the seed there. Cluster involving one or more district will be formed. The committees will be given technical and scientific inputs for seed production. Supply of this seeds in the areas where it is in demand will be ensured. Annual report, budget and income and expenditure of the federation was approved in the meeting. Managing director of seed federation Shri RK Ghiya, MD, Apex Bank, Shri Pradip Nikhra, MD, Seed Certification Board, Shri KS Tekam, officers of concerned departments and office-bearers of seed producer committees were present in the meeting.


aa Prepare Report on Drought Status till September 30: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave directives to take action for making the undisputed mutation, partitions and other complaints related to revenue cases nil by setting a target. He mentioned that Commissioners and Collectors should work in coordination to make the complaints related to revenue cases nil. It is an indicator of good governance. CM Shri Chouhan released a new mutation book (Namantran Panji) on the occasion. Shri Chouhan while reviewing the division wise activities of the Revenue department in a high level meeting at Mantralaya today said that better redressal of revenue cases builds state’s image. He further told that the copy of Khasra Khatoni must reach at every house. Moreover, compensation amount of land acquisition cases should be solved immediately. Keep all the revenue records updated, he added. Moreover, Shri Chouhan instructed the officers to prepare a report on drought status in the districts according to the guidelines of the Union Government’s Drought Manual-2016 till September 30. Under this, status of drought will be analysed on the basis of guidelines like less rainfall, no rainfall continuously for a period of 4 weeks, lack of moisture in soil, reduction in ground water level, reduction in sowing area and depleting water level in reservoirs. He further stated that socio-economic survey on the status of affected people is possible only after this. Keeping in view the status of low rainfall, Shri Chouhan instructed to prepare a scheme related to sowing of appropriate crops. While issuing directives for preparing a wide scale action plan for relief, he said that most of the amount for this will be received from the National Disaster Relief Fund. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan asserted that state should have its own indicators and guidelines to assess the drought status. Responsibility should be handed over by forming a drought management center. Efforts will be made in this regard. He mentioned that deliberations are being made to establish reliable arrangement to assess drought situation in the state. CM Shri Chouhan gave directives to the Divisional Commissioners to conduct survey for providing generous relief in the interest of the farmers. Prepare the scheme for all those districts in coordination with the District Collectors where sowing has not taken place and make efforts to provide maximum relief to the affected farmers of these districts. It was informed in the meeting that districts of Chambal, Gwalior and Sagar divisions are affected most whereas average rainfall has been recorded in the districts of Malwa and Mahakoushal.
Take Strict Action on Delay in Crop Insurance Process
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that keeping in view the situation, get maximum number of farmers registered under the Mukhya Mantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Giving instructions to work by making a complete strategy to double the farmers’ income, he said that Kisan Credit Card should be provided to all the farmers. For ensuring registration of all the farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Crop Insurance Scheme, Shri Chouhan said that a strict action should be taken against the persons delaying this work. He mentioned that the full benefit of the crop insurance scheme will reach the farmers when statistics related to crop loss will be uploaded on time.
Honour those who Delivers Best
While issuing instructions for ensuring presence of Presiding Officers in Revenue Courts, Shri Chouhan said to praise the work of persons delivering their best and also to honour them on Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day. Moreover, prepare a list of the persons who are not working properly. If they continue to become negligent than take action to terminate those officers and employees from the government services who have completed 50 years of age or complete 20 years services in the government. Shri Chouhan stated that a new work culture will have to be developed by the officers and employees at lower level with their hard work. Shri Chouhan further said that employees performing their best in people welfare should be awarded repeatedly. He mentioned that CM Helpline 181 and Public Service Guarantee Act are proved good administrative mechanism to establish good governance.
Make Jansunvai Effective
CM Shri Chouhan instructed the Divisional Commissioners to make the Jansunvai arrangement more effective in the districts in their respective divisions. Start making efforts from right now to tackle the situation emerged from low rainfall. Ensure effective implementation for conserving water, potable water arrangements, to protect saplings planted at large scale, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Soubhagya Yojana and schemes like Ujjawala Yojana. Furthermore, he instructed to make available the amount paid under the Mukhya Mantri Gramin Awas Mission to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana. He asserted that to keep vigil constantly on ground situations of the implementation of ambitious schemes of State and union Government. Deliberating on Soubhagya Yojana announced by the Prime Minister recently for providing electricity at each house, Shri Chouhan said that the Prime Minister has said that no village will be left without electricity till June 2018.
Make Model Digital Village
CM Shri Chouhan instructed the Divisional Commissioners to pay attention on priorities. He issued directives to identify at least one village in the district to make it a complete model village under the direct benefit transfer system. Moreover, Shri Chouhan also issued instructions for solving problems immediately being faced by the industries under the Ease of doing Business. He further mentioned that there is a need to review the list of the people under the below poverty line so that people who have come above the poverty, their names should be deleted. He also issued instructions for providing plots to all the landless poor for houses till May 2018. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan asked suggestions from all the Divisional Commissioners concerning proposed Sand Mining Policy of the state government. He instructed to pay special attention on Deendayal Rasoi, Gouvansh Suraksha and works related to displacement. Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and Shri Ashok Varnval, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Secretaries to CM Shri Hariranjan Rao and Shri Vivek Agrawal beside Senior Officers and all the Divisional Commissioners were present in the meeting.


aa Farmers Should Register Free of Cost to Avail Benefit of Bhavantar Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to the farmers of the state for getting themselves registered to avail benefit of Bhavantar Yojana. Shri Chouhan said that the farmers should get their soybean, ground nut, sesame, ramtil, maize, green gram, black gram and red gram crops registered free of cost at primary agriculture committee center of period September 11 to October 11. CM Shri Chouhan stated that difference between the minimum support price and model sale price will be paid to the farmers for their produce sold in the mandis during the prescribed period on the basis of registration. The difference amount will be deposited in the bank accounts by the state government as per the provisions of the scheme.


aa Professors Posted in Cities Should Teach at Block level Voluntarily
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 September 2017

Minister for Higher Education Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya said that Professors posted in big cities should teach at block level voluntarily for a period of One year. Shri Pawaiya said this in a programme organized by Madhya Pradesh Uccha Shiksha Parivar in his honour. The Madhya Pradesh Uccha Shiksha Parivar honoured Shri Pawaiya for innovations in higher education and decisions taken by him in the interest of the students and professors. Shri Pawaiya mentioned that state has good quality education standard and constant efforts are being made to make it further better. He said that research work is needed in the universities of the state. We have to move forward speedily in the field of research to obtain results. Moreover, he stated that the professors should also work to link the youths of the state with the country and the society. Youths are needed to prosper themselves with intellect rather than money. Furthermore, Shri Pawaiya said that career should not come before the life. Mentioning about the blue whale game, he said that he has told the colleges and the universities to issue guidelines in this matter. Shri Pawaiya mentioned that we have to solve that how suicidal trends emerge among the youths despite literacy. Moreover, Shri Pawaiya said that teachers’ conduct, incidents, behavior, love guidance and personalities attract youths and society towards them. Therefore we should pay attention towards it. Teachers are model and inspiration for the society and students. ‘Guruway Nama’ programme was organized this year to enhance respect and dignity between teachers and students. Expressing gratitude for honour, Shri Pawaiya dedicated the honour to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said that we are establishing new dimensions of higher education in his leadership. He further mentioned that work undertaken with the team spirit never goes in vain. Shri Pawaiya said that names left out in the list of associate professors will be redressed within a month. He further said that students’ facilities have been included in the Public Service Guarantee. Shri Pawaiya stated that some court cases become pending in absence of rules and because of non-clarity. Efforts are being made to frame rules within a month time to solve these cases. Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri B.R. Naidu describing the inspirational personality of Shri Pawaiya said that we get energy from him. He told the professors to make efforts to set example of their conduct in the society. Commissioner higher Education Shri Neeraj Mandloi stated that the state will become leader in the country by qualitative education, discipline and by performance of the students. Vice Chancellors, Registrars, Principals and professors of various universities and colleges were present in the programme. Minister Shri Pawaiya was honoured with shawl-shreephal and citation letter was read out. Mementoes were also presented at the end of the programme.


aa Eight more hospitals marked for prevention of swine flu
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 September 2017

State government has marked eight more hospitals for effective treatment of H1N1 virus, Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunia. The hospitals marked include one in Hoshangabad, 3 in Gwalior, 3 in Sagar and 1 in Badwani. This way the number of marked hospitals has become 73. This information was given in the daily review of the Health Department. The hospitals marked by the Health Department for effective prevention of H1N1 virus, Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunia are A.K Hospital, Agrawal, Akshay, Aradhana, Bansal, Bhopal Care, Chirayu, City Hospital, CMCH Medical College, Hajela, J.K Hospital Medical College, Lahoti Hospital, L.B.S, Miracle, Narmada, National, Paliwal, Parul, P.C. M. S. Medical College, Peoples, Rainbow, Red Cross, Sharda, Silver Line and Tripti Hospital in Bhopal district, and S.A.I.M.S. Hospital, Bombay Hospital, C.H.L, Vishesh, Apollo, Bhandari, Arihant, Gokuldas, Index, Life Care, Globus, Suyash, Medanta, Mayur, Appeal, Choithram, Greater Kailash, Synergy and Hukumchand in Indore district, R.D. Gardi Medical College, G.D Birla Hospital, Sanjivani, Patidar, C.H. L., S.S Hospital in Ujjain district. In Hoshangabad district, New Pandey Hospital, Keshav Hospital, Narmada Apna Hospital, St. Joseph and Malawi Hospital have been marked for Chikunguna prevention. Marked hospitals in Jabalpur district include Jabalpur Research Hospital, City Hospital, National Hospital, Mahakaushal and Metro Hospital, in Gwalior district the hospitals marked are Birla Hospital, S.I.M.S. Multispeciality Hospital, Kalyan Memorial and K.D.G Hospital and Maheshwari Nursing Home. In Betul district, the hospitals marked include Sanjivani, Padhar and Rathi Hospital, in Rewa, Vindhya and Chirayu Hospital, in Sagar, Sagarshri, Bhagyoday and Chetne Hospital and Badwani district, Satyasai Hospital has been marked for H1N1 Seasonal Influenza.
Do not ignore early symptoms
A swine flu patient can be saved in time if the early symptoms of the disease are identified and treated in the early stages itself. Symptoms of H1N1 virus like cold-cough, sore throat, headache, fever accompanied by difficulty in breathing should not be ignored and the patient should be rushed to the hospital immediately. Complete treatment should be taken if found to be H1N1 positive. Prevention from swine flu is the treatment. A little alertness can save one from the disease.


aa Redressal percentage of revenue cases increases after campaign from 51 to 108
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 September 2017

The percentage of redressal of revenue cases has increased from 51 percent to 108 after the revenue campaign launched for speedy redressal of revenue cases as desired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Out of total 8 lakh 3 thousand 70 cases registered till July 10, 2017 only 4 lakh 9 thousand 598 cases could be settled. Nearly 4 lakh 49 thousand 724 cases were registered between July 11 and September 20 whereas 4 lakh 86 thousand 260 cases have been settled. Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta informed that between July 11 and September 20, 135 cases of demarcation, 150 property distribution cases and 291 name transfer cases have been solved. Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh regularly conducted review of revenue cases districtwise.


aa State Level Drought Monitoring Committees Meeting Concluded
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 September 2017

A meeting of State Level Drought Committee held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh at Mantralaya. Drought condition of the state was reviewed in the meeting based on the guidelines of amended Drought Management Manual 2016 of the Government of India. CS Shri Singh gave instructions to hold meeting of the committee again in the first week of October. District wise information on rainfall status from June 1 till date in the state, crop sowing, soil moisture was presented in the meeting. Director Meteorological department gave presentation on rainfall status. Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Statistics Shri Deepak Khandekar, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri J.N. Kansotiya, Principal Secretary Farmers Welfare Shri Rajesh Rajora, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Vivek Agrawal and Officers of Meteorological department, Central Ground Water Commission, Remote Sensing Center were present in the meeting.


aa Saving rivers for human life is must : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 September 2017

Speaking at the Nadi Abhiyan programme in Vidisha, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that rivers are the basis of human life hence the people must also come forward to save rivers. He said that people will have to actively participate in Sadguru Shri Jaggi Vasudev’s campaign so that we can give ample water and good environment to the future generation. CM Shri Chouhan appealed to people of Vidisha that in order to save Betwa, they too should take out a Seva yatra on the lines of Narmada Seva Yatra. Betwa should not remain only a rainy river. For this fruit-bearing saplings would be planted up to one km each on both sides of the river. Shri Chouhan said that private land holder farmers should also make their contributions. Government will provide saplings on 50 percent grant to farmers to plant in their private land and concerned farmers would also be given compensation by the state government in the first three years. Founder of Nadi Abhiyan Sadguru Shri Jaggi Vasudev said that Madhya Pradesh government helped the most in bringing the campaign to the surface. Terming the announcement of providing grant on the saplings, he urged that maximum number of saplings should be planted and maintained. While planting fruit-bearing and medicinal saplings would fetch maximum profit to the farmers, the environment should also become better and rivers will always remain brimming with water. Sadguru appealed to connect people to the Nadi Abhiyan. Sadguru Shri Jaggi Vadudev and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the Shri Badhwale Ganesh temple near Betwa river and offered puja-archana. Sadguru took a selfie with Betwa river. Shri Chouhan’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh Chouhan presented Sadguru Shri Vasudev with a memento of Sanchi stupa. Minister of State Shri Suryaprakash Meena, MLA Shri Kalyan Singh Thakur, Nagar Palika President Shri Mukesh Tandon, District Panchayat President Shri Toran Singh Dangi along with public representatives and elite citizens took part in the Nadi Abhiyan programme held at the Shri Badhwalr Ganesh temple premises.


aa CM Shri Chouhan dedicates entrance gate of ‘Press Enclave’
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 September 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that making the land of Rajdhani Patrakar Griha Nirman Sahakari Sanstha Martyadit free-hold would be considered so that members are able to take bank loan for housing construction easily. He said that providing housing facility to members active in electronic and photo journalism would also be considered. Chief Minister was today addressing at the public dedication of the office and entrance gate of residential colony ‘Press Enclave’. CM Shri Chouhan said that journalists work even in adverse circumstances and provide information to the society. He said that housing is a fundamental facility for the working journalists. State government will provide all possible support in this. Minister of State Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang said that construction of a residential colony for the people connected with journalism – the fourth pillar of democray – would prove to be a milestone in strengthening them. MP Shri Alok Sanjar lauded Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for making efforts like setting up ‘Shraddha Nidhi’ for journalists. Sanstha President Shri K.D. Sharma welcomed the guests. Vice-President Shri Virendra Sinha handed over a memorandum to the Chief Minister related to the colony’s woes. Central Press Club National Vice President and Sanstha Founder Shri Vijaydas conducted the programme. Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri, S.K. Mishra, Commissioner Public Relations Shri Anupam Rajan and a large number of mediapersons and Sanstha members were present.


aa Revenue Minister Shri Gupta performs bhoomi-pujan of park and gym
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 September 2017

Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta performed bhoomi-pujan of a park at Veerangana Parisar in Ward no. 27 and gym near Kasturba School in Ward no. 25. He instructed to complete the construction work within the prescribed time limit. Shri Gupta gave information about the various state government public welfare schemes to the people. Local public representatives were also present.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Muskan Ahirwar, a fifth class student will now have a pucca library of her own. She was running a library in her kachha house in Durganagar slum in the capital. She has started her library with 25 educational books in 2016 which has gradually grown and now accommodates about 1000 books. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan honoured Muskan at his residence and granted Rs 2 lakh assistance fund. He assured her that very soon she will own a one-room pucca library. An overwhelmed Muskan said that now nothing can stop her and the other slum children from moving ahead. Mamaji and his government is with them and now they have to work hard. Muskan is a student of Glorious Higher Secondary School, Jehangirabad and her elder sister Neha is a 9th standard student of Tatya Tope Higher Secondary School. Her younger brother, studies in Muskan’s school in 4th standard. Akash is in firs