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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Bhopal:MMNN: 9 March 2018

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that in the present political scenario, the new trend of politics of performance has begun. Only those who progress will succeed. Today Madhya Pradesh is a leading state in development and public welfare works. About one and a half decade ago, the state was considered backward and bimaru. He said that Madhya Pradesh is a progressive and fast developing state. It tops in agriculture, Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana, Public Service Guarantee Act, Tourism, Solar Energy, Cleanliness Survey, Social Security schemes, Road, Power, Irrigation, Women Empowerment and Farmer Welfare works in the country. Shri Chouhan said this during an informal chat with journalists of Karnataka state at Vidhan Sabha premises today. On the occasion Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri S.K. Mishra and Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narhari were also present. CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government has given topmost priority to development and public welfare works, made several innovations and implemented effective schemes. Nearly 50 percent jobs are reserved for women in local self governments and in teachers’ posts and in all other government jobs except Forest Department 33 percent has been reserved for women empowerment. In year 2006, Ladli Laxmi Yojana was launched in the state to ensure that daughters are not considered burden besides proper arrangement of their education. Today there are 37 lakh Ladli Laxmis in the state. These girls are being provided with more than Rs one lakh for education and on attaining 21 years of age. Good results of these efforts have also started showing. Bhind district was the most backward of all districts in the state in sex ratio but now this ratio has also improved. The bill related to death penalty to rapists has been passed in the Vidhan Sabha and has been sent to the President for his approval. Similarly, farmers being given loan on zero percent. State government extends all possible assistance to farmers at the time of natural calamity. Several effective steps are taken along with relief works like Bhavantar Yojana to compensate for the losses. Loss is estimated at the value of Rs 30 thousand per hectare so that the farmer does not get disappointed even in adverse circumstances. A law has been made in state and the poor person has been made land owners. Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Chhatravritti Yojana has been started so that poor outstanding students get opportunities for development and shortage of funds does not hamper their growth. In this state government bears the fees of higher education of outstanding children. Shri Chouhan told that Madhya Pradesh is being awarded the Krishi Karman Award for the last five consecutive years. Agriculture Growth Rate is 20 percent on an average. Irrigated area has increased from 7.50 lakh to 40 lakh hectare. Work is on to increase the irrigated area upto 80 lakh.Narmada-Kshipra has been added to the Nadi Jodo Pariyojanas. Narmada-Gambhir work is near completion. Madhya Pradesh is on top in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana. The state has bagged the Best State Award for Tourism. Madhya Pradesh is the first state to form the Public Service Delivery of Guarantee Act. In the Cleanliness Survey last year, 22 cities out of the selected 100 cities were of Madhya Pradesh. MP is leading in the country in environment conservation awareness and realization of duties. The world’s biggest water conservation campaign was initiated in the form of Narmada Seva Yatra. Nearly 6.73 crore saplings were planted on both the banks of the river. In a discussion with journalists Shri Chouhan seconded the idea of conducting elections simultaneously all over the country. Lauding the efforts of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, he said that development is hindered when separate elections are held. Holding elections at the same time is in the interest of the country. Shri Chouhan said that he will hold a discussion in this regard during a meeting of Chief Ministers to be held shortly.



aa Mukesh sets up his own studio through Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 February 2018

State government is working in the direction of making youth of Madhya Pradesh self-reliant by helping them set up their own enterprise. In this work, the swarozgar yojanas are proving to be very helpful to the youths in various forms. The youths of the state are also taking more interest in setting up their establishments. Mukesh Vishwakarma is also a successful entrepreneur through Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana. Mukesh resides in Housing Board Colony, Katni. Earlier he used to work with other organizations. Today he has provided employment to four unemployed youths in his studio. A computer hardware expert by profession, Mukesh had interest in photography and videography but the equipments used in it were very expensive. When Mukesh came to know about the government’s swarozgar yojana, he reached the Backward Class and Minority Welfare office and gathered information about the scheme. Mukesh applied for the scheme following which a loan of Rs 4 lakhs was approved to him. A grant of Rs one lakh 20 thousand was also approved as grant along with the loan. He then purchased a DSLR camera, business edition computer system, video camera and other equipments. For this he formed a team of four youths. Today Mukesh and his team is working in the field of photography and videography successfully. Mukesh and his team is also working in Seoni, Rewa and Jabalpur beside Katni. He has purchased a 3-D projector with the profit amount. He has been awarded for best photography and videgraphy.



aa Atmosphere of Healthy Cleanliness Competition in State
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said ‘Jeevan wahi hai, jo doosron ke liye jaaye’-‘Aise Pramanik Jeevan ka sabse achchha Maapdand Swachchta hai’. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, it gives health, beauty, joy and happiness. He urged that citizens must contribute whole heartedly to make city no. 1. in the Swachchta survey. CM Shri Chouhan addressed citizens in a programme ‘Chai pe Charcha’ organized by Municipal Corporation at Polytechnic Square today. He also volunteered at Polytechnic Square under the Swachchata campaign. Shri Chouhan mentioned that an atmosphere of healthy competition for cleanliness is being witnessed in the state. Strong competition has been seen in big cities and towns. Competition for good cause is meaningful and enjoyable. The atmosphere, surrounding and institutions should be cleaned. Municipal Corporation alone is not responsible. This is our responsibility. Cleanliness can only be ensured with the cooperation of the citizens. Moreover, Shri Chouhan said that cleanliness awareness has generated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Swachchta Abhiyan. Twenty two cities of Madhya Pradesh were in the list of 100 selected cities of the country in the Swachchta Survey, conducted last year. The first place was bagged by Indore followed by Bhopal. Swachchta Abhiyan has created a new atmosphere. People are now hesitating to throw trash anywhere; they are now disposing trash at the right place. This feeling of responsibility is very satisfying. While praising the enthusiasm and contributions of the citizens of Bhopal in the Swachchta Abhiyan, he congratulated Mayor Shri Alok Sharma. Mayor Shri ALok Sharma stated that the Municipal Corporation is committed to make Bhopal, a clean, beautiful and developed city. Swachchta Abhiyan is transforming into a public movement rapidly. People of various sections and professionals are volunteering at all the main squares of the city to display their commitment. He informed that member doctors of nursing home association are volunteering at the polytechnic square. Similarly, advocates and others are also contributing at other squares. Commissioner Municipal Corporation Smt. Priyanka Das, Members of Nursing Home Association, Citizens and School students also volunteered on the occasion.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra Inaugurates Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Kendra
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra has inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikas Kendra at Datia today. Directors of the Board apprised him about the activities of the center during the inspection. Dr. Mishra said that skilled youths are necessary to build a strong India. Youths will be able to establish self-employment by developing technical skills through this center. Skill India has the same motto, he added.



aa Revenue Minister Shri Gupta Inaugurates OPD Services at Karunadham
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2018

Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta inaugurated OPD services at Karunadham Ashram, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal. Neurologists of AIIMS and Hamidia Hospital will give free medical treatment to the patients on the last Sunday of the month from 10.00 to 12.00 noon in the OPD. This activity has been undertaken in cooperation of National Medicos Organisation and Bhartiya Vichaar Sansthan. Dr. Raizada also gives homeopathy treatment to the patients from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon daily. He informed that dental facility will be made shortly in the ashram. Chairman Mati Kala Board Shri Ramdayal Prajapati and other Social Activists were present on the occasion.



aa Use of Science and Technology since primeval times: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that Science and Technology is being used in our country since primeval times. Use of micro surgery on Sri Ganesh, use of Pushpak Viman during Sitaharan and the direct broadcast of Mahabharata war to Dhritarashtra by Sanjay are the best examples. Governor Smt. Patel said this while addressing the Chancellor Scholarship Distribution ceremony organised at Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal today. The Governor distributed scholarship cheques to 40 outstanding students on the occasion. Smt. Patel said that technology is with us at every step in our lives. Scholarship is a medium for the students to brush up their talent, skill and knowledge and to promote their interest. It is the responsibility of the students who have received the scholarship to make good use of it and give good performance. They should make their university, state and country proud. The Governor said that our country has made a lot of progress in the field of technology. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has created a new record by launching 104 satellites simultaneously. Our country will send the second lunar exploration mission to the moon on April 3, 2018 which includes orbitor, lander and a small rover. All this will be developed by ISRO. Principal Secretary Technical Education, Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyay said that the state government is making efforts to improve technical education. The state government is implementing the central government schemes. Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Vice Chancellor Professor Sunil Kumar said that the students have raised the university’s prestige in the country and abroad.



aa Chambal basin of Malwa region will be green: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2018

Now the drought-affected are of Chambal basin of Malwa region will not remain dry. The best irrigation initiative Micro Lift Irrigation Scheme to lift water from Narmada Basin to the drought affected area of Chambal Basin was given approval at the 60th meeting of the Narmada Control Board held here today. The Narmada-Jhabua-Petlawad-Thandla-Sardarpur Micro Lift Irrigation Project was approved at the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The area of Jhabua-Dhar to benefit from the project Development works of more than Rs 2,221 crores were approved at the meeting. In this new construction works of Rs 2,197 crore 60 lakh and revised construction works of Rs 24.16 crore were approved. Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiyya, Forest Minister Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, Public Works Minister Shri Rampal Singh, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and concerned senior officials were present at the meeting. CM Shri Chouhan said that the construction of development works in the approved projects should be completed in the prescribed time limit. Laying stress on the quality of the works, he told that they should be regularly monitored. Cent percent use of Narmada water allotted to the state should be ensured in the state on time. The Chief Minister was told that the state has to use 18.25 M.A.F. water till year 2024. All water utility projects will be ready by year 2022. The Narmada-Jhabua-Petlawad-Sardarpur-Lift Micro Irrigation Project was approved at the meeting to make irrigation facility available in 57 thousand 422 hectare land for Jhabua and Dhar district. The estimated cost of the project is 2 thousand 50 crore 70 lakhs. Construction of 19 ghats to facilitate devotees on the banks of Narmada valley have been approved on which Rs 136 crore 84 lakhs will be spent. Approval of Rs 10 crore 6 lakh has been made for ghat construction on the right bank of Narmada in Revgaon, Rehti in Sehore district under Narmada Seva Mission. Revised approval of Rs 24 crore 16 lakh has been granted for Jabalpur district’s Rani Durgawati Lift Micro Irrigation Scheme. Through this scheme, 1200 hectare land of 7 villages of Jabalpur tehsil will be irrigated through micro system. Nearly 32 thousand hectare land of Thandla, Jhabua and Petlawad tehsil of Jhabua district and 25 thousand 422 hectare land of Dhar district will be irrigated under Narmada-Jhabua-Petlawad-Sardarpur-Lift Micro Irrigation Project. Irrigation will be done through irrigation drip or sprinkler. The scheme will benefit 173 villages of Jhabua and Dhar district



aa Demand letter to Union Health Minister for Medical College in Damoh
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2018

After bhoomi-pujan of development works on Thursday, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya told that a demand letter has been handed over to the Union Health Minister for opening a Medical College in Damoh. He told that the district administration has marked 25 hectare land for opening the Medical College in Damoh city. The Finance Minister told that he apprised the Union Health Minister that the amount needed for the Medical College will be given by him through MLA fund. Besides this, the other MLAs have also agreed to contribute through MLA fund. Shri Malaiya told that the district’s public representatives and citizens will contribute about Rs one crore for the Medical College. Member of Parliament Shri Prahlad Patel has also agreed to provide financial assistance for opening the Medical College in Damoh.



aa Amount being distributed in villages to save farmers from Drought
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra, informing about the drought relief amount to the farmers of village Durgapur and Nichrouli said that the farmers, whoever have not received the relief amount should give detail of their bank passbook, samagra I.D. and Aadhaar number to the patwari immediately to receive the amount. Dr. Mishra further mentioned that 675 farmers of Durgapur will receive an amount of Rs. 32 lakh 31 thousand 560 as drought relief amount. The relief amount is being distributed in the villages to save the farmers from drought. Dr. Mishra further informed that a sum of Rs. 13 lakh 73 thousand 396 will be distributed among 393 farmers of village Nichrouli. He said that the difference amount of support price and market rate was given to the farmers under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Now, gram, mustard, onion and red lentil have been included under the Rabi Crop 2017-18. Phag Mahotsav to be organized at Datia The Phag Mahotsav will be organized at Datia from March 5 to 7 this time. Dr. Mishra reviewed preparations in this connection. A budding singer Palak Muchhaal will give presentation on the first day i.e. March 5 of the Mahotsav. Poets of national and international repute will take part in Kavi Sammelan to be held on March 6. Famous Playback Singer Shri Udit Narayan will present songs on the final day of the Mahatsav i.e. March 7, 2018.



aa Education is basic key to fight Poverty:Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that education is the basic key to fight poverty. Educate daughters, as educated girls develop feeling towards health, culture and self dependence themselves. This was said by the Governor during the inauguration of Rahas Lokotsav at Gadakota tahsil headquarters of Sagar district on Thursday. A state level convention of Ajivika women self-help groups was also organized on the occasion. An amount of Rs. 28 lakh to the Ajivika women self-help groups and sanitary napkins to about 50 thousand women, who were present in the convention were distributed. Governor Smt. Patel mentioned that transformation in women’s life has come due to the livelihood mission. They are becoming self-dependent. Changes have also come in their perception. While advising the women, she said that education holds importance in life, education is a medium through which women can gain self-dependence easily and can get rid of poverty. She also urged all the women to educate their daughters. Smt. Patel further mentioned that educated daughters emancipates two families. Moreover, Smt. Patel also drew attention of the women on child marriages and its problems on the occasion. The Governor Smt. Patel praised schemes of the government and said that women should come forward to derive benefit of various public welfare schemes. Mentioning about the Swachchta Abhiyan being conducted in the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, she stated that a special focus has been laid on women’s education and health after he became the Prime Minister. The Union Government has also assured to provide health facility of Rs. 5 lakh to each family in the next budget. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava said that Rahas Mela of Gadakota is 214 years old. In order to make the mela meaningful, besides showcasing art and culture of Bundelkhand, benefit of various public welfare schemes of the government will be provided to the villagers. He informed that several important decisions have been taken by the government, led by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for women empowerment. As a result, panchayati raj institutions are represented by 54 percent women today. Women are serving on the post of President in 34 out of 51 Jila Panchayats of the state. Shri Bhargava further stated that work to make women economically self-dependent is being carried out keenly through livelihood mission in the state. A financial assistance of about Rs. 2 thousand crore has been provided to one lakh 50 thousand women self-help groups. In this series, 21,000 families have been linked with the mission by forming 2 thousand groups of 214 villages of Rahli assembly constituency. An amount of Rs. 12 crore has been provided to these groups in 2 phases. Similarly, marriages of 17 thousand girls have been solemnized under the Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana in Rahli assembly constituency. Moreover, Shri Bhargava said that unavailability of hygienic items at the time of menstruation is a serious problem. To face this challenge, sanitary napkins prepared by the group of national livelihood mission will be provided to the women of rural areas at bare minimum cost. He said that free sanitary napkins are being distributed to 50 thousand women, who came in the convention to spread awareness among them. Vice Chancellor of Sagar University Shri R.K. Tiwari, Chairperson State Women Commission Smt. Lata Wankhede, Chairman Bundelkhand Development Authority Shri Ramkrishna Kusmaria and MLA Smt. Parul Sahu were present in the programme. At the outset, the Governor Smt. Patel garlanded the statue of Maharaja Mardan Singh Judeo and inaugurated the mela by lighting a lamp. Vote of thanks was proposed by the President of Mela organizing committee Shri Abhishek Bhargava



aa India spread its excellence in World on the basis of its power of youths
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2018

Governor Smt Anandiben Patel, addressing a delegation of non-resident Indian youth at Rajbhavan today, said that our country is spreading its excellence on the basis of power of youth in the world. That's why it is necessary that mutual contact should be maintained between youths of India and other countries of the world. We will altogether play an important role in increasing peace and harmony in the world. Principal Secretary to the governor, Dr M Mohanrao and principal secretary, tourism, Shri Hariranjan Rao, deputy secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs Shri Girish Chandra and non-resident Indian youths who arrived from foreign countries were present on the occasion. Governor Smt Anandiben Patel said that India has emerged as a country with the fastest growing economy. All the countries of the world have an unprecedented opportunities to improve their economic condition with India. The role of youth is important in development of any country. Anywhere we can live, we should love our culture and civilisation. It should not be forgotten. Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shri Girish Chandra said that purpose of this programme of ministry of foreign affairs is to introduce 18 to 30 years age group youth of Indian origin their roots and contemporary culture, civilisation, good governance and journey of development. The governor, on this occasion, presented mementos to non-resident Indian youths. The members of the delegation shared their experience with the Governor



aa Ma Tujhe Pranam” gave guidance for leadership, patriotism and courage
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2018

Kum. Tripti Nagesh of gram panchayat Sidhouli of Dindori district has returned from a trip to India’s international border Andaman Nicobar islans under the Ma Tujhe Pranam Yojana. Kum. Tripti who represented Dindori district during her trip to Andaman Nicobar islands from January 22 to 29 acquired information about all beautiful sites, lakes, oceanic sites, culture and defence activities. She told that the objective of the Ma Tujhe Pranam Yojana is to develop respect towards the nation in youths and to instill courage, dedication and patriotism in them towards the nation Under the Ma Tujhe Pranam Yojana, youth are apprised with defence and routine activities on the international border of India and they are given guidance for leadership and dedication towards the nation. Kum. Tripti told that she travelled by plane for two hours from Chennai to Port Blair for her visit to the international border of the country for the first time. Kum. Tripti told that she hails from a rural region. She had never imagined that she would get a chance to visit the international border and see the beauty, oceanic spot, culture and defence activities some day. She told that this was made possible only under the Ma Tujhe Pranam Yojana initiated by the Sports and Youth Welfare department. She said that yatra strengthens sentiments of patriotism and nationalism among the youths of the state. She said it is her responsibility to serve the nation by joining the Army



aa Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel to Inaugurate Rahas Mela today
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel will inaugurate Rahas Mela being organized at Gadakota Tahsil Headquarters of Sagar District on February 22. The 5 day long Rahas Mela is in fact a confluence of Bundelkhand’s art, culture and public welfare schemes. Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava will preside over the function. A state level convention of women self-help groups is also being organised during the mela. Cultural programmes will be held in the evening and artists, public representatives besides local citizens in large number are expected to take part in this mela. Minister Shri Bhargava informed that a state level Panchayat Raj Sammelan, state level Swachchta Sammelan and district level Rozgar Mela will be organised on February 23. The Union Minister of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar will be the Chief Guest and Minister of State for Cooperative Shri Vishwas Sarang will grace the programmes. Moreover, on February 24, convention of Prime Minister Housing Scheme’s beneficiaries, district level Sparsh Mela and Nashamukti Sammelan will be held. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawarchand Gahlot will grace the programmes. Free eye check up camp will be organized and free eyeglasses will be distributed on this occasion. Similarly, a convention of aaganwadi workers and assistants, convention of Soubhagya Yojana’s beneficiaries and Swasthya Mela will be organized on February 25 during the Rahas Mela. Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs Dr. Virendra Kumar will be the Chief Guest on this occasion. State’s Minister for Public Health Engineering Smt. Kusum Mehdele, Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Archana Chitnis and Chairperson State Women Commission Smt. Lata Vankhede will grace the programmes. CM Shri Chouhan to participate in concluding programme on February 26 Rahas Mela will be concluded on February 26. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will participate as the Chief Guest of the programme. A state level Farmers’ Convention, state level convention of tendu leaf collectors and district level Antodaya mela will be held on this occasion. The programme will be chaired by the Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava. Minister for Finance Shri Jayant Mallayya, Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen, Minister District in-charge Shri Umashankar Gupta and Minister for Home and Transport Shri Bhupendra Singh will grace the programme. Member of Parliament Shri Laxmi Narayan Yadav, Shri Prahlad Patel, Shri Rakesh Singh, Shri Nagendra Singh and other prominent citizens besides public representatives will take part in Rahas Mela.



aa Mid-day meal scheme was boon in tackling malnutrition - Minister Shri Bhargava
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava has said that 'Mid-Day Meal Program' has become a boon in the drive conducted to tackle malnutrition in the state. Jaggery and peanut chikki is being provided to 11.50 lakh students in 25000 primary schools of 85 development blocks as additional nutritious diet. Similarly, every day, tasty meal is being given to more than 60 lakh children of 1.14 lakh primary and middle schools under Mid Day Meal programme. Minister Shri Bhargava informed that the system to provide cooked food to children in schools has been implemented in the year 2004, under Mid-Day Meal Program in the state. In the first phase, the scheme was introduced only for primary schools. The meal programme was launched for middle school students in the year 2008. He informed that 60.31 lakh children, out of 64.11 lakh registered in 1.14 lakh primary and middle schools in the state at present, are getting benefit under the scheme. Instructions have been issued to provide meal with maintaining transparency, regularity and quality control, by preparing meal in the schools through self help groups. Food grains are supplied directly to the groups from state level. Shri Bhargava said that the scheme has been incorporated for tackling malnutrition. Additional nutritious diet is provided to 11.50 lakh students in 25000 schools of 85 development blocks three days in a week. He informed that LPG connections have been given to 35416 schools by the state government, which are used for cooking meal. Shri Bhargava informed that clean kitchen awards of Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 are given for promoting hygiene in kitchen, nutrition in the food in every district.



aa A team from West Bengal visits State Happiness Institute
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

A delegation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Khadagpur of West Bengal, visited State Happiness Institute today. The delegation members received information about activities of the institute. The team from Khadagpur was informed that activities of State Happiness Department have started since January. Many activities were held through State Happiness Institute in one year. On the occasion, the team was informed that online registration process has begun for participating in Happiness camps by the state Happiness Institute. Online registration will be carried out for government officers participating in Happiness camps in the year 2018 through Initiative of Change, Panchgani, Pune, Art of Living, Bangaluru, Isha Foundation, Koyambtoor. The arrangement has been made so that government servant (Anandak) get registration him or her self on the institute's website. People were motivated to donate things of domestic use, which are not necessary for them. The appeal in this regard yielded good result. Different parametres have been set for Happiness index. Efforts are underway to include it in the scheme, by holding an international workshop. Ideas are being received through question to find out which indicator has how much weightage. Initiative has been made to implement measures for increasing happiness in the public through original methods. Director of State Happiness Institute Shri Neeraj Vashisth, Shri Sandip Dixit, Shri Pravin Gangrade, Dr Ashok Janvade, Shri Ambarish Shrivastava, Shri Lokendra Thakkar welcomed the delegation members



aa Hapiness Index International Workshop at Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2018

The Madhya Pradesh Government, which has formed the Anand department first in the country, has taken a unique initiative while expanding the activities of the Anand department. A Happiness Index International workshop is being organized at Bhopal on February 22 and 23. Experts from the United States of America, Dubai, Canada and other countries besides India are participating in the workshop, being organized with the collaboration of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. The State Anand Sansthan has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Kharagpur to identify happiness index, measures to make people happy and its development. The workshop will begin at 10.00 a.m. on February 22 at Jehanuma Palace Hotel. Participants of the workshop will also meet Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. A total of 4 sessions, 2 on the first day and 2 on the concluding day will be held in the workshop. The Additional Chief Secretary, Anand Department, Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Chief Executive Officer of the State Anand Sansthan, Shri Manohar Dubey, Prof. Raj Raghunathan (USA), Dr. David Jones (Dubai), State Election Commissioner Shri R. Parshuram, Prof. M.K. Mandal, Prof. P. Patnaik, Prof. P. Mishra, Prof. J. Mukherjee, Sushri Janamoni, Shri Girja of I.I.T. Kharagpur and other participants will take part in the workshop. Similarly, Prof. Prateep Nayak, Dr. Samdu Chetri, Sushri Radhika Punshi, Prof. Poornima Singh, Prof. R.C. Tripathi, Prof. Rekha Singhal. Prof. S.S. Rekhi, Prof. Lilavati Krishnan, Prof. Janak Pandey, Prof. Kamlesh Singh, Prof. Vijay Kumar Shotri, Shri Rajul Asthana, Shri Akhilesh Argal, Prof. Ganesh Bagdia, Prof. R.S. Pillai, Prof. P. Mishra, Shri Vishwapati Trivedi and Prof. Rajshekhran Pillai will participate in other sessions. It may be mentioned that work on various ideas to determine the level of happiness index has been undertaken in Madhya Pradesh. Work to enhance the level of happiness has been carried out in Bhutan and other countries by increasing the materialistic facilities, whereas in Madhya Pradesh, activities have been conducted by considering the increase in internal and outside happiness, following a fundamental method. The workshop being organized at Bhopal is important because arrangements have been made in Madhya Pradesh by determining its own happiness index to enhance the level of common men’ happiness, different from the index adopted by other countries. Taking benefit of the experiences from the works carried out in other countries in this field, the Anand sansthan has implemented several different programmes in the state in the past. This include activities like taking citizens’ services as Anandak, Alp Viram programme, Anandam activities, Anand Utsav at over 7 thousand places, Anand Calendar, Anand camps, Anand Club, Anand Sabha and an activity to send government officers and employees government for training at Isha Foundation besides other institutes at government expense. The 2 day long workshop is a unique initiative in the direction to enhance the happiness among the people, which will become foundation to realise new concrete efforts.



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over the demise of Senior Journalist and Media Educationist Dr. Nand Kishore Trikha. Eighty two years old Dr. Trikha left for heavenly abode today at New Delhi. Shri Chouhan said that Dr. Trikha has carried out remarkable works for journalism education and for the welfare of the media personnel. His contribution in preparing value based journalists is incomparable. CM Shri Chouhan prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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


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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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

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




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