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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

CM Shri Chouhan reviews 10 big under construction projects.

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


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

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


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

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


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

e-library begins at District Court Datia.

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


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

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

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


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

Prajapati Samaj community hall to be constructed.

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


 

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

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

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


 

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Bhopal:MMNN: May 17 May, 2017

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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

 


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



 
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