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aa Padhein Bhopal’ programme successfully organized
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 October 2018

As many as 2.5 lakh students and people actively participated in a 45 minute programme ‘Padhein Bhopal’ today from 8.30 a.m. to 9.15 a.m., organized on the initiative of the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel. The Governor after seeing the successful implementation of the programme and enthusiasm among the children said that such programmes generate awareness among the children and common citizens towards education, which develops into a habit over a period of time. The students of primary, middle, higher secondary schools, colleges, engineering, medical colleges and universities along with Raj Bhavan school participated in the programme with enthusiasm and complete discipline. Children and adults both brought books of their interest with them for reading in the programme organized at Bhopal. A report has been prepared by the team of World Book of Record, London to register this unique programme in the world record by visiting and inspecting several places. It may be mentioned that the programme was finalized by the Governor by holding meetings during the last one month constantly with the School Education, Higher Education, Universities and all other educational institutions. She also inspired the students and teachers besides common citizens to link themselves with the programme. The Governor also urged them to carry along with themselves a book to the campus of school, college, sports ground or any other place of their interest for recitation. The Secretary to Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, Senior Officers-Employees and students read books during the programme.



aa Call Centre to redress complaints of Vidhan sabha election
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 October 2018

The Chief Electoral Officers Shri V.L. Kanta Rao has informed that a Call Centre is being run at the state level for the Vidhan Sabha election-2018. The toll free number of the centre is 1950. Complaints related to the election can be lodged on this number, which will be solved judiciously. There is also an arrangement to file any complaint regarding voter identity card, voter list, violation of model code of conduct and election related problems on this toll free number. As many as 10 executives have been appointed to register complaints received on the toll free number of the state level contact center on N.G.S. portal. Similarly, District Level Contact Centres have been set up in the districts on the same lines. On these centres complaints lodged on the call centres of the national and state level will be redressed timely by constantly monitoring them. The Deputy District Election Officers have been made nodal officers of the district level call centres in the districts. Complaints received on the national, state and district level will be forwarded to N.G.S. (National Grievances Service). The Complaints will be sent to the district level contact centre through N.G.S. The nodal officers at the district level will redress the complaint within the time limit and feed the detail on the N.G.S. Portal. Shri Kanta Rao has informed that the Integrated Contact Centre established by the Election Commission of India will work on two way communication system. Complainants are required to give information about themselves at the time of lodging the complaint. The complaint number will be sent on the mobile number of the applicant through unique I.D. number after lodging the complaint. Complainants are needed to inform complaint number by dialing 1950 to know about the status and action taken in this connection. After the redressal, a message will be sent to the complainant. If the complainant is satisfied with the action taken in this connection, the matter will be closed. In case of dissatisfaction, the matter can be reopened by the complainant by dialing 1950. Shri rao further informed that complaints can be lodged personally by visiting URL of the N.G.S portal. Complainants are required to register their mobile number and e-mail id by signing up, after which the complainants can lodge their complaints and can know the status by logging in. The complainants can get the complaints reopened in case of dissatisfaction.



aa All Political Parties and Candidates must follow model code of conduct: Chief Electoral Officer
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 October 2018

The Chief Electoral Officer Shri V.L. Kanta Rao at a meeting held with the political parties said that according to the announcement made by the Election Commission of India, elections will be held on November 28 and counting will be held on December 11. Election notification will be issued on November 2 and nominations can be filed by November 9. Scrutiny of forms will be held on November 12 and list of candidates will be issued with the names taken back on November 14. The model code of conduct has come into force from the announcement of the election. All the political parties and candidates must follow the model code of conduct. Complete information in this connection has been made available to all the recognized parties. The Additional Chief Electoral Officers Shri Sandeep Yadav and Shri Lokesh Jatav, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Shri Rajesh Kaul besides representatives of the recognized political parties were present at the meeting. Shri Kanta Rao mentioned that according to the directives of the Election Commission of India all the political parties must contribute to save the environment and conduct eco-friendly publicity in the election. A total of 5 crore 3 lakh 34 thousand 260 voters are registered in the voter list in the state. Photo epics have made available to all the voters. Hundred percent list with photos will be available. Voter slips will be distributed from house to house 5 days in advance from the election date by BLO. Voter slips in braille language will be distributed for disabled voters. Moreover, this time voter guide will be given at each house to inform voting process in the state. Votes will be casted at 65 thousand 341 polling booths this time in the state. Videography will be done at all the sensitive polling stations. The paramilitary force will be deployed at all such polling stations. Candidates are required to submit affidavit with complete details of cases registered against them if any, along with the filing of nomination for Vidhan Sabha Election 2018. It is mandatory fill all the columns of the form. An expenditure limit of Rs. 28 lakh has been fixed for candidates of Vidhan Sabha election. Moreover, Shri Kanta Rao informed that this time only women officers and workers will hold election at about 500 pinks booths in the state. Only disabled employees will ensure election process at 20 to 25 polling stations of the state. Voting will be conducted by ballot paper with bar code in the electronic form for service voters. Action will be taken against serious complaints related to election within 24 hours. Action against other complaints will be ensured within 3 days. The flying squad and video surveillance team will do videography and photography by visiting constantly. Law and order will be reviewed on daily basis. The public relations team will monitor advertisements 24 hours to be published in news channels by M.C.M.C. at Nirvachan Sadan.



aa Honorarium of priests to be tripled: Priests to be benfitted under Sambal yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to increase the honorarium of priests of government maintained temples by three times. Priests with low income will also get the benefits of the Sambal Yojana. Pujaris of temples owning 10 acres of agricultural land will be able to do farming themselves and can earn their livelihood through the income generated from it. Auction of over 10 acres agricultural land can be done by the priests themselves under the guidance of the collector's representative. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made these announcements during the discussions held with a delegation of Brahmin Samaj and Pujari Mahasangh at the CM House today. The delegation apprised the Chief Minister of various issues. The state government has issued orders as per the instructions of the Chief Minister. The priests have welcomed the Chief Minister’s sensitivity and initiative. Priests to get benefits of Teerth Darshan Yojana Instead of the Gram Sabha, now the Sub-Divisional Officer, Revenue will have the right to appoint and remove priests in different government-controlled temples. The priests of the these temples will be given the benefit of the Mukhya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojana. There will be no age bar for them. Loan books will be issued to the priests to make them eligible for agriculture loan for farming in 10 acres of agricultural land. Priests will be eligible for two health check-ups in a year. Homeless priests will be provided houses under Mukhya Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana or Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the village or city. Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal and Principal Secretary Shri S. K. Mishra were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan lays foundation of Budhni-Indore new rail line costing Rs. 3 thousand 262 crore in Nasrullaganj
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid foundation stone of Budhni-Indore (Mangliya Gaon) New Rail Line to be built at a cost of Rs. 3 thousand 262 crore in Nasrullaganj of Sehore district. While addressing the public gathering, Shri Chouhan said that this rail project will facilitate not only better transport facility to the villages and towns come under it but will also accelerate pace to the development of this area. He further mentioned that this area will be developed as industrial corridor. He made announcement to reduce petrol and diesel prices by Rs. 2.50 per litre. It may be mentioned that the Union Government has announced reduction of Rs. 2.50 in prices of petrol and diesel today. In this manner, consumers will receive patrol and diesel cheaper by Rs. 5 per litre in the state. Under the new Budhni-Indore new rail project costing Rs. 3 thousand 262 crore, 6 new tunnels, 64 big and 47 small bridges, 29 railway over bridges and 86 under bridges will be constructed. A total of 7 halt stations and 10 new crossing stations will also be constructed. This new rail line will reduce a distance of 68 k.m. between Jabalpur and Indore. The new rail line will benefit Dewas and Indore district and will facilitate direct contact between Budhni and Bhopal. At present people have to move from Budhni to Barkheda Ghat section including Bhopal- Itarsi route. The distance will come down to 219 k.m from 287 k.m. under this new rail line. Moreover, farmers of Nasrullaganj besides surrounding areas will link directly to Indore under this project.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra inaugurates Mini Smart City in Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2018

The Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra inaugurated the first phase of the Mini Smart City Scheme in Datia today. This will help in enhancing public facilities costing Rs. 25 crore in Datia. Moreover, Dr. Mishra also performed bhoomi poojan of Nal-Jal Yojana costing Rs. 55 crore at Basai village of Datia district today.



aa Change your negativity into success – Smt. Scindia
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2018

Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia felicitated selected players and trainers of the State’s highest sports awards including Vikram, Eklavya, Vishwamitra and Lifetime Achievement awards. Arjun awardee Olympian Padmashri Shri Sushil Kumar, Madhya Pradesh Olympic Sangh President Shri Ramesh Mendola, Rowing Federation of India President Smt. Rajalakshmi Singhdeo, Additional Chief Secretary, Sports and Youth Welfare Shri M. Mohanrao, Director, Sports and Youth Welfare Shri D.S.L Thaosen were present. Sports Minister Smt. Scindia said that DNA does not have any importance in sports. Hard work and firm determination always proves helpful in reaching the goal. Success is sure, If we change our negativity to positivity,. Smt. Scindia said that the state has created a new history in sports in the last four years. The state has established its image at the international level. Now Olympics is the goal. Efforts are being made to provide state-of-the-art international level facilities for high performance and for training by international coaches to the players. Asian Games winners receive cash awards Players including Muskan Kirar, Harshit Tomar and Vivek Sagar, who won medals for India in the Asian Games in Jakarta were specially felicitated at the Shikhar Khel Alankaran Samaroh by the Madhya Pradesh government. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced to honour the players who won medals at the Asian Games with cash incentives. Muskan Kirar was presented with Rs 75 lakhs as incentive amount for winning silver medal in the Archery Compound Team Event at the Asian Games. Rs 10 lakh was presented to her main coach Shri Richpal Singh and Rs 5 lakh to her assistant coach Shri Ashok Yadav. Rs 50 lakhs was given to Harshita Tomar of National Sailing School in the 4.7 Open Class in sailing, Rs 10 lakh to his main coach Arjun awardee Shri J.L. Yadav and Rs 5 lakh each to her assistant coach P. Madhu and Shri Anil Sharma.Rs. lakh to Vivesh Sagar and Rs 10 lakhs was given to his chief coach Shri Ashok Kumar, Rs 10 lakhs to Women Hockey Academy chief coach Paramjit Singh and Rs 5 lakhs to Assistant Coach Vandana Uike. Eklavya awards were given to 15 junior players while Vikram awards were given to 10 players at the Samaroh. Three trainers received Vishwamitra awards while Shri Sudhir Verma of Dhar was felicitated with lifetime achievement award for his special contribution in Badminton sports. Players should take full advantage of facilities: Shri Sushil Kumar Padmashree Shri Sushil Kumar said that sports facilities being provided in Madhya Pradesh are not being provided anywhere else. Players are required to take full advantage of these facilities. Pay attention on your game and deliver results. Players get a boost when they are given awards as an incentive. Now it is the responsibility of the players only to give good results. Sports personalities honoured Eklavya Award-2018 This year, 15 players were awarded with the Ekalavya Award. These include 5 players from Indore, 3 from Bhopal, 3 from Jabalpur, 2 from Hoshangabad and one player each from Bhind and Gwalior. Players awarded with Eklavya Award include Shri Advaita Paage (Swimming) Indore, Kumari Adhya Tiwari (Soft Tennis) Hoshangabad, Kumari Jhanvi Shrivastava (Canoeing-Kayaking) Bhopal, Kumari Shreya Agrawal (Shooting) Jabalpur, Kumari Muskan Kirar (Archery) Jabalpur, Kumari Naorem Anita Devi (Cycling) Jabalpur, Shri Raju Singh Bhadauria (Horse Riding) Bhind, Kumari Namrata Batra (Wushu) Indore, Kumari Uma Chauhan (Sailing) Bhopal, Kumari Nisha Tayede (Fencing) Bhopal, Kumari Durva Mudrees (Softball) Indore, Kumari Neeraj Rana (Hockey) Gwalior, Shri Vivek Prasad Sagar (Hockey) Hoshangabad, Shri Akash Nainiwal (Kabaddi) Indore and Shri Paritesh Pal (Power Lifting) Indore. Vikram Award-2018 The 10 players who have been awarded with Vikram Award this year include 5 from Bhopal, two from Indore, one player each from Hoshangabad, Rajgarh and Shahdol. Under this category, Harshita Tomar (Sailing) Hoshangabad, Sri Virendra Batham (Canoeing-Kayaking) Bhopal, Shri Pranay Khare (Horse riding) Bhopal, Kumari Anam Basit (Shooting) Bhopal, Kumari Kirti Chandani (Soft Tennis) Bhopal, Kumari Rukmani (Rowing) Rajgarh, Kumari Juhi Jha (Kho-Kho) Indore, Kumari Puja Vastrakar (Cricket) Shahdol, Shri Bhim Sonkar (Power Lifting), Indore and in the disabled category Shri Sonu Golkar (Cricket) Bhopal have been selected for the Vikram awards. Vishwamitra Award-2018 This year, Vishwamitra award was given to Shri Vinod Mishra (Canoeing-Kayaking) Bhopal and Shri Mutum Ibomacha Singh (Cycling) Jabalpur in individual sports and Shri Ghanshyam Chaudhary (Kabaddi) Indore in the team game. Lifetime Achievement Award-2018 This year, the Life Time Achievement Award was given to Shri Sudhir Verma of Dhar for his outstanding contribution in Badminton.



aa Padhe Bhopal’ programme in Bhopal on October 9
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel presided over the meeting of Senior Officers of the Higher Education, School Education Department and Vice Chancellors of the Universities held at Raj Bhavan in connection to the programme ‘Padhe Bhopal’ to be organized in Bhopal on October 9, 2018. Smt. Patel gave instructions to hold the programme at a wide level. The Governor instructed that seating arrangement should be made for students, teachers, parents and other persons to facilitate them to read books of their interest at the premises of all educational institutions and universities’ campus including Raj Bhavan from 8.45 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. She informed that seating arrangement for 5 thousand students have been made in Raj Bhavan. The Governor stressed on need for wide publicity of this programme. The Principal Secretary Higher Education Smt. Deepti Mukherjee, Secretary to Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, Commissioner Higher Education Shri Ajit Kumar, Commissioner School Education Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat and Vice Chancellors were present at the meeting.



aa Parents should encourage kids to read books in childhood
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

Addressing an award distribution programme organized at Raj Bhavan in Tuesday on the occasion of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti, Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that parents should encourage children to develop reading habit since childhood and should give them general knowledge. She said that a book based on the paintings of students and speeches of the students taking part in the competition will be published. She suggested the teachers to get book based on the paintings and speeches participating in the competition in the schools published. This effort will inspire children to take admission in school in future. Smt. Patel said that parents should inspire children to use mobile phones in a controlled manner. They should try to change the habit of excessive use of mobiles in children. Parents should confine the use of mobiles by children to subject of study and fix time. She said that they should make the children understand the ill-effects of the excessive use of cellphones. Parents should also minimize use of mobiles. The Governor distributed trophies and certificates to children of Raj Bhavan employees and officials and students from various schools who took part in speech, debates and painting competitions. Prizes were given to winners based on a survey conducted of cleanliness of the houses of Raj Bhavan employees and officials under cleanliness campaign. The competition was organized with the support of the School Education Department. Secretary to the Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, School Education Department officials, senior Raj Bhavan officers, teachers and parents were present on the occasion.



aa Women self-help groups should contribute in removing social evils
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that women self-help groups should ensure their contribution in removing evils and addictions that are spreading in the society. Smt. Patel was addressing the closing ceremony of the national level exhibition-cum-sale fair of products of self-help groups, artisans and agriculturist organizations organized by NABARD. Smt. Patel said that if we all take the pledge to follow the path shown by Gandhiji of not taking intoxicants and following the path of truth and non-violence, it will be a true tribute to Gandhiji. . She said that all the countries of the world consider their nation masculine, but our country is worshiped as Bharat Mata. Therefore, women in our country have been honoured for centuries. She said that Mahatma Gandhi fought for freedom by running a spinning wheel, thousands of freedom fighters laid down their lives for the country without any discrimination, and today we are struggling with the problem of casteism. Smt. Patel said that today we will have to think what we wish to do for our country. The Prime Minister’s Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas concept can be realized only, if we love our country and work in the country's interest by extending support and cooperation for education of all, help to poor and development of all. She said our ancestors encouraged the idea of reaching out to the masses. The Prime Minister endeavoured to reach out to the masses by making schemes as per Gandhiji’s dreams in the last four years. Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta, Chief General Manager State Bank of India Shri Yogendra Singh, General Manager Union Bank of India Shri J.S. Chouhan and senior officials and representatives of other departments were present on the occasion. Women, agriculturists and elite citizens in a large number took part in the programme.



aa Budni-Indore rail track to be developed as industrial corridor
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Budni-Indore railway track will be developed as an industrial corridor. This railway line will accelerate the development of Rehti, Nasrullaganj, Khategaon and Kannoud and create new employment opportunities. The foundation of the railway line worth Rs 3260 crore will be laid on October 4. Shri Chouhan gave this information while laying the foundation of the third railway line on Budni -Barkheda rail section in Sehore district late on Tuesday. He said that December 2022 has been fixed as the target for completion of the 26.5 km long third rail line by the Rail Vikas Nigam. Acceptance of all related departments including Forest Department has been received for the construction of this railway line costing about Rs 992 crore. The Chief Minister laid the foundation of the Ghat costing Rs 9.16 crore on the Narmada bank in Joshipur village and dedicated Eklavya Residential School constructed at a cost of Rs 27 crore in Budni. General Manager of West Central Railway Shri Ajay Vijayvargiya was present on the occasion.



aa Damoh will get distinct identity in sports: Finance Minister Shri Malaiya
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2018

Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya has said that Damoh will be given a unique identity in the field of sports. A Sports Complex equipped with facilities for other sports also including lawn tennis, badminton court. will be built in Damoh in the coming time. Shri Malaiya was addressing the dedication ceremony of the Synthetic, Hockey Astroturf ground constructed at Damoh at a cost of Rs.5 crore 20 lakhs on Tuesday. MLA Shri Lakhan Patel and local public representatives were also present on this occasion. Shri Malaiya said that hockey has a golden history in Damoh as the city has produced international hockey players. Referring to the skill development programme, the Finance Minister said that youth will be given employment opportunities in the state. He informed that a skill development programme was started in Bhopal at a cost of Rs 300 crores with the support of Japan. Damoh Cooperative Bank’s capital turns Rs 533 crore In yet another programme of the Cooperative Bank, Finance Minister Shri Malaiya said that the production of agriculture has gone up 5 times in Damoh districts. He said that agriculture loan is being provided to the farmers in the state at zero percent. In addition, the State government has given incentive amount under the Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana to give the farmers the right price for their produce. The Finance Minister said that the working capital of Damoh District Co-operative Central Bank has increased from Rs 300 crore to Rs 500 crore. Very soon the working capital of the bank will reach four digits. District Cooperative Bank President Shri Rajendra Guru also addressed the programme.



aa Change childrens habit of excess using mobile phones: Governor Smt Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2018

Governor Smt Anandiben Patel said that the parents should motivate children for controlled use of mobile phone, in the prize distribution ceremony for competitions organised in Rajbhavan to mark 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi Ji. They should change habit of excess use of mobile phones by children. Parents should restrict time and subjects for mobile use by children. She said that children must be told about the harms to be caused by mobile phones. Parents should also minimise use of mobile phones. Smt Anandiben Patel said that parents should inculcate habit of reading books in children and they should be imparted general knowledge. She said that speeches, drawings of participants in competitions should be published. She suggested that speeches and drawings of children participating in contests in schools should be published in book form. This will motivate children taking admissions. Trophies and certificates were distributed among winners of students of different schools and children of employees and officers of Rajbhavan, who participated in speech competition, debate and drawing competition in the programme. On the occasion, prizes were given for winners on the basis of cleanliness survey in houses of employees and officers in Rajbhavan. The competitions were organised in collaboration of School Education Department. Secretary to Governor, Shri DD Agrawal, officers of school education department, senior officers of Rajbhavan, teachers and parents were present on the occasion.



aa Parents should teach chidren to stay away from violence: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said at Sarvadharma Prathna Sabha held on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, that parents and teachers should make children culturally strong by teaching them to stay away from violence, to lead life with love and brotherhood and to render services to nation and society. She further mentioned that children should be apprised in detail by taking them on tour of the places, which has been visited by the Mahtama Gandhi. Smt. Patel stated that Mahatma Gandhi used to lay emphasis on cleanliness. The Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan has been launched by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. We can realise the dream of Bapu, if we together participate in this campaign. She further said that philosophy and ideals of Mahtama Gandhi are source for every person to lead a successful life. She made children take resolution for saving water. Recollecting the events of her life, the Governor mentioned that we should not hesitate in helping poor and slum dwellers. People will follow us when we ourselves will advance to give meals to the starved persons and take steps for children education. She said Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel has played an important role in Swaraj Andolan of Gandhi Ji. The Secretary of Gandhi Bhavan Trust Shri Dayaram Namdeo said that it is need of the hour that ideals, principles and teachings of Gandhi Ji should be spread from village to village. He further mentioned that we will have make citizens self reliant by promoting village and cottage industry. The Governor Smt. Patel paid tribute to the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi by garlanding the statue with soot mala. She also distributed prizes among the winner students of painting and essay competition related to Gandhi Jayanti.



aa Women self-help groups should remove evils spread in society: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that everyone should work together to prevent incidents against women in the state and the country. Women self-help groups should ensure their contribution in social service by removing evils and addictions that are spreading in the society. This was stated by Smt. Patel at the closing ceremony of the national level exhibition-cum-sale fair of products of self-help groups, artisans and agriculturist organizations organized by NABARD. Smt. Patel said that if we all take the pledge to follow the path shown by Gandhiji of not taking intoxicants and following the path of truth and non-violence, it will be a true tribute to Gandhiji. She said that all the countries of the world consider their nation masculine, but our country is worshiped as Bharat Mata. Therefore, women in our country have been honoured for centuries. She said that Mahatma Gandhi fought for freedom by running a spinning wheel, thousands of freedom fighters laid down their lives for the country without any discrimination, and today we are struggling with the problem of casteism. Smt. Patel said that today we will have to think what we wish to do for our country. The Prime Minister’s Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas concept can be realized only, if we love our country and work in the country's interest by extending support and cooperation for education of all, help to poor and development of all. She said our ancestors encouraged the idea of reaching out to the masses. The Prime Minister endeavoured to reach out to the masses by making schemes as per Gandhiji’s dreams in the last four years. Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary Cooperatives Shri K.C. Gupta, Chief General Manager State Bank of India Shri Yogendra Singh, General Manager Union Bank of India Shri J.S. Chouhan and senior officials and representatives of other departments were present on the occasion. Women, agriculturists and elite citizens in a large number took part in the programme.



aa Electricty bills worth Rs. 5200 crore of poor waived off-CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government has waived off electricity bills worth Rs. 5 thousand 200 crore of poor and other needy persons under the Mukhya Mantri Bijli Bill Maafi Yojana. Along with this, electricity at the rate of maximum Rs. 200 per month is being provided to all. Shri Chouhan was addressing the huge public gathering at Nandner village of Sehore district. He also laid foundation stone and dedicated development works over Rs. 342 crore at village Nandner. Shri Chouhan stated that the state government has succeeded in erasing the tag of ‘Bimaru Rajya’ and now Madhya Pradesh is establishing itself in the category of developed and prosperous state. Apprising about the public welfare schemes, Shri Chouhan urged people to avail benefits of the schemes with authority. He further informed that irrigation facility through lift irrigation system will be made available to the farmers of Nandner village and its surrounding villages. Minister In-Charge of the District Shri Rampal Singh, Jila Panchayat President Smt. Urmila Maretha, other Public Representatives, Villagers and Farmers in large number were present on the occasion. Pays homage to deceased Head Constable The CM Shri Chouhan expressed grief over the bus accident of the Police Department occurred on Budhni-Shahganj road today. While expressing grief over the death of the Head Constable, who was inbound for duty, Shri Chouhan paid homage to the departed soul. He mentioned that the state government is with the family of the deceased Head Constable Shri Ashok Singh in this hour of grief. All the possible help will be provided to the family.



aa Shramdaan by Governor Smt. Patel in Swachhta Abhiyan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel rendered services (Shramdaan) in the ‘Swachhta hi Sewa’ campaign under the Swachha Bharat Mission at the Government Middle School, Kumharpura. She enquired about the studies from the children and told them to study well. Smt. Patel also advised them to maintain sanitation in their school premises and surrounding areas. Informing about the importance of sanitation, Smt. Patel mentioned that the Swachhta Abhiyan will remain continue in the state till one year. They must make their school clean by taking part in the campaign. She further said that it is responsibility of every citizen that they should avoid insanitation in their houses, colonies and cities and stop other from insanitation. Along with the School management, Officers and Employees also took part in the Swachhta Abhiyan with enthusiasm.



aa Incentive amount of Rs. 500 per quintal to be given to soybean producing farmers
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his address at Naryawali of Sagar district said that incentive amount at the rate of Rs. 500 per quintal will be given to soybean producing farmers. Moreover, incentive amount for urad producing farmers is being decided. On this occasion, Shri Chouhan dedicated and laid foundation stone of Rs. 400 crore approximately for Sagar district. Shri Chouhan mentioned that the state government is making constant efforts to bring prosperity in life of farmers, needy persons and poor. Informing about the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana, the Chief Minister said that the eligible beneficiaries of all the sections of the society are being benefitted under this scheme without any discrimination. Works worth Rs. 5 Thousand crore are being carried out in Sagar district The CM Shri Chouhan said that development works costing Rs. 5 thousand crore are in progress in Sagar district. An amount of Rs. 105 crore 20 lakh has been given to the farmers of the district under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Similarly, Rs. 45 crore 40 lakh, Rs. 242 crore and Rs. 45 crore 40 lakh have been given against drought relief, crop insurance and to the wheat producing farmers respectively. Shri Chouhan laid foundation stone of Kadan-Satgarh Irrigation Project, Government Industrial Institute and Mukhya Mantri Sarovar Yojana. The estimated cost of these works is Rs. 400 crore. Those who present on the occasion include Minister for Transport and Home Shri Bhupendra Singh, Member of Parliament Shri Prabhat Jha, MLAs Shri Harvansh Singh Rathore, Smt. Parul Sahu and Shri Shailendra Jain, Chairman of State Women Commission Smt. Lata Wankhede, Chairman of Hastshilp and Hathkargha Vikas Nigam Shri Narayan Prasad Kabirpanthi, other Public Representatives, villages and farmers in large number.



aa Children’s painting competition held at Raj Bhavan
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel inaugurated children’s painting competition by making picture on canvas at Raj Bhavan today. While sharing some moments of her school days with the children, Smt. Patel said that when they used to go to school, no such competitions were held. We just went to school and study hard, teachers used to scold us if we did not do well in the studies. A big change has come in the education field today, she added. Along with the education, the government should also pay attention on other activities. This will provide an opportunity to students to showcase and refine their talents. She further mentioned that we should seek such children, who want to move ahead and wish to learn any other skill besides education. This effort will prove beneficial for the children of poor families. We should promote such children by organizing competitions in government schools. Moreover, Smt. Patel stated that unique efforts are being started by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in this connection. A letter stating that 50 guests will accompany the Prime Minister is sent by the Prime Minister’s Office before he goes to attend the programme of any University. These guests are students of 8, 9 and 10th class. They will see big building and degrees, which will motivate them in moving forward. The Governor said that children should be taken for visit of hospitals, industries and jail etc. This will help in developing curiosity among them.



aa Gou-Mantralaya to be formed in state for conservation of Gou-Vansh
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Gou Mantralaya will be formed in the state for conservation of Gou-Vansh (Cow progeny). He was addressing the Acharya Shri Vidhyasagar Jeev Daya Samman Samaroh held at Khajurah of Chhatarpur district. Gou-Abhyarans and Gou-Shalas will be made as per the availability of space at various places. He further mentioned that sufficient arrangement of doctors will be made in Gou-Abhyarans and Gou-Shalas for proper medical treatment of old cows. Shri Chouhan further mentioned that we feel proud that we are born in the era of great saint like Acharya Vidhya Sagar, whose life is dedicated for human welfare. He said that the principle of ‘Ahinsa Parmodharm’ gives a message of right to live for all living beings to the entire world. Vidhyasagar Jeev Daya Samman The CM Shri Chouhan presented first Vidhyasagar Jeev Daya Samman to Acharya Shri Vidhyasagar –Dayoday Pashu Seva Kendra of Tendu Kheda (Damoh). Similarly, he honoured Gou-Shala evam Jaiv Krishi Anusandhan Kendra- Kedarpur (Gwalior) and Goutras Nivarni Gopal Gou-Shala, Badnagar (Ujjain) with second and third Vidhyasagar Jeev Daya award respectively. Paad Pracchhalan of Acharya CM Shri Chouhan, Finance Minister Shri Jayant Mallayya and Chairman of M.P. Gou-Samvardhan Board Swami Akhileshwaranand washed feet of Acharya Shri. The Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh and wife of the Finance Minister Smt. Sudha Mallayya were present on the occasion. Aashirvachan of Achrya Shri Acharya Shri during the discourse said that several Tapasavi and Sadhak have left their foot prints on this pious land. Prosperity will come in life of every individual of the society by following their path. He also blessed Shri Chouhan for works being carried out by him in the welfare of public. Shri Chouhan while laying foundation stone of Swarnodaya Teerth Nyas near Jain Mandir premises said that Khajuraho will also be known by the name Swarnodaya Teerth now. He also released 4 Granthmala focusing Siddh Kshetra Kundalpur on this occasion. Shri Chouhan was presented handmade clothes by the Shramdaan Kendra-Bhopal. The Digambar Jain Atishay Kshetra Committee honoured Shri Chouhan and his wife, Finance Minsiter Shri Mallayya and his wife and Chairman of the Gou-Samvardhan Board Shri Akhileshwaranand with shawl, shriphal and mementoes. Members of Jain Community in large number participated in the programme. The Additional Chief Secretary Culture Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Director Town and Country Planning Shri Rahul Jain, Director Animal Husbandry Dr. R.K. Rokde and other public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa PR Minister Dr.Mishra distributes Rs. 5 crore among poor for house construction
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Minister for public Relation Dr. Narottam Mishra distributed an amount of Rs. 5 crore among 500 beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Datia city for house construction. He also gave ex-gratia to the families of the deceased registered labourers under the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana. Moreover, an amount of Rs. 5 thousand was given to each family of the deceased labourers under the Anteshti Sahayta. Dr. Mishra inaugurated most modern Deluxe Sulabh Complex near the Town Hall of Datia city to provide facility to the shopkeepers and citizens of the city.



aa Inauguration of Combined District Office Building in Niwari district
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Sushri Uma Bharti inaugurated the combined District Colector and S.P. Office in the 52 nd district Niwari of the state today. The Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development Dr. Virendra Kumar, MLAs Shri Anil Jain, Smt. Anita Sunil Nayak, wife of CM Smt. Sadhna Singh, Member of District Planning Committee Shri Abhay Pratap Singh Yadav, other Public Representatives and Senior Administrative Officers were present on the occasion. Shri Chouhan performed pooja of the newly constructed District office building and inaugurated the chambers of the Collector and Superintendent of Police. He also introduced new Collector Shri Abhay Pratap Singh and SP Shri Mukesh Kumar Shrivastava on this occasion. It may be mentioned that a new district ‘Niwari’ has been formed by the government by joining 3 tahsils i.e. Niwari, Prithvipur and Orchha of Tikamgarh district. This district will start functioning from October 01, 2018.



aa Governor congratulates PM for receiving ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel congratulated the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for receiving the United Nations’ highest environmental ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award. In her greeting message, the Governor said that the award conferred upon the Prime Minister by the United Nations is a golden moment in the history and a matter of pride for the country. The Governor Smt. Patel further mentioned that this award is a clear evidence of the Prime Minister’s love towards the environment and efforts made by him to make pollution free environment. She urged youth to ensure their active participation in the biggest sanitation campaign of the World i.e. ‘Swachch Bharat Abhiyan’ being conducted by the Prime Minister in the entire country.



aa Make students able to fare well in competitive examinations -Governor Smt Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

Governor Smt Anandiben Patel said that universities should make students able to fare well in competitive examinations along with providing education. At present, students of remote places hesitate in participating in competitive examinations. This hesitation will be removed by boosting their confidence and increasing knowledge. The Governor said this in the fifth convocation of MP Bhoj Open University today. She conferred upon degrees to meritorious students in the convocation. Governor Smt Patel said that the convocation is not for mere taking degree. The students should take resolution for social reform on this occasion. When students give attention on solving problems of the society, the right importance of education will be proved. She called upon students to take resolution for not wasting food and water and pay attention on cleanliness. The Governor asked teachers to motivate students to study courses of their choice. She said that distance education system is the one in which student can get education in any age. Working women and others working in farm can take benefit from this system. The governor said that there is no age for getting education. That's why male and female of all category should take benefit. Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National (Open) University, New Delhi, Dr Nageshwar Rao said that technology should be used more and more in university. He said that today our country is on the top in terms of power of youth. Students should face the coming challenges before the country by getting higher education. University Vice Chancellor Shri DD Agrawal shed light on the university activities and said that motto of MP Bhoj Open University is to avail education opportunity to male and female and students living in remote areas. Shri Agrawal administered convocation oath to students and delivered convocation speech. Students arrived from remove places, parents, teachers and prominent persons were present in the convocation.



aa Future of MP: Startup Conclave “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Dreams’ tomorrow
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

The Future of MP: Startup Conclave with the theme “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Dreams” is being organized at B-Nest, the Incubation Centre of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. on September 29, 2018. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the conclave at 10.00 a.m. The successful and distinguished startup entrepreneurs of the country will give guidance and encourage youth in the One day conclave. In order to establish Madhya Pradesh as a startup hub of the country, the Startup conclave will serve as a platform for the state’s young entrepreneurs and startups of other states to share their views with the outstanding entrepreneurs and will provide opportunity to showcase their products/ideas. Along with the founders of the companies, investors, venture capitalists and policy makers have been invited in the conclave to benefit youth of the state with their experiences. The Conclave will be held in four sessions. The first session will be held from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. During the first session the Founder and CEO of Prataap Snacks Shri Amit Kumar Kumath, Founder and CEO of Netlink Shri Anurag Shrivastava and Director of KPMG Infrastructure, Government and Health Care Shri Himanshu Rattan will give tips on ‘Secret Sauce of Success’. The second session will be held on the theme ‘Accelerating the Economy by Enabling Innovation’ from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The session will begin with the opening remark of the Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh. The CEO of Niti Aayog Shri AMitabh Kant, Founder and CEO of RT Global Infosolutions Shri Rahul Gupta, Founder and CEO of Impetus Shri Praveen Kankariya will express their views and share experiences in this session. The chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will conclude this session with his closing remarks. The third session will be held on the theme ‘Logging into the Millennial Market’ from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. The Co-Founder and CEO of Flyrobe Sushri Shreya Mishra, Founder of Carwale and Chalo Shri Mohit Dubey will express their views in this session. The concluding session will be organised from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on the theme ‘ Pitch and Hitch’ This session will be addressed by the Founder and Mentor of Amplifi Asia Shri Sudarshan Narayan, Founder and CEO of RT Global Infosolutions Shri Rahul Gupta and by the Founder, Beehive Capital Advisers Shri Bhushan Gajaria. The representatives of academic and professional institutions have been invited in the conclave. This will opportunity to students of academic institutions like IIM-Indore, IIIT-Gwalior, Ujjain Engineering College, SGSITS-Indore, Gyan Ganga Institute of Science and Technology-Jabalpur and Sagar University along with the young entrepreneurs to interact with the panelists through video conferencing. About one lakh 50 thousand youth will participate in the conclave directly across the state. CM Shri Chouhan to inaugurate Office of Metro Project Before the Startup Conclave, the CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate the new office of the Bhopal Metro project, situated on the third floor of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. Office at Govindpura.



aa Police should endeavour to keep up faith in the people: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said at the closing ceremony of the seminar organized on the occasion of the annual National Police Training that every possible effort should be made to retain the image of the confidence of the common people in the police. She said that the police fulfils its responsibilities whenever they have to face any challenges without any hesitation. The Governor told the police officers to vow to become soft-spoken, people-oriented, dependable and professional. The Governor said that digital technology has given new strength to forensic science. Previously all tests, investigation, etc. had to be done physically. Digital technology has made these tasks easy. It will also provide employment opportunities to the youth. She said that cyber crime is not only a challenge for the privacy of the citizens of the country, but it is also a big challenge for the entire world including India in terms of national security. She said that it is the duty of the police officers to present such concrete evidence against the criminals that it provides a strong basis for the court to give its decision fast. She said that the Police Sakhi Yojana is very beneficial to stop crimes against women. This Yojana should be considered for implementation at the national level. Director General of Police, Shri A.P. Maheshwari said that the police should behave well with the public so that a close relationship is established with the people. He said that the responsibility of the police increases due to the geographical, social changes occurring in the country. He said that the number of tourists coming from foreign countries in our country is also constantly on the rise, hence it is the responsibility of the Police to make appropriate arrangements for the safety of the tourists to maintain the country’s image across the world. Director General of Police Shri A.P. Maheshwari, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Director CAPT Shri Pawan Srivastava, Director DRNDD Dr. Anupama Chandra were present on the occasion. A large number of police officers and employees took part in the programme.



aa Organic and Unique farming to be encouraged: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that new techniques will be used to cut down agriculture cost. Organic and unique farming will be encouraged. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Kisan Maha-Sammelan in Pipariya of Hoshangabad district. He transferred incentive amount of Rs. 853 crore in the bank accounts of 9 lakh 48 thousand farmers through RTGS under the Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana on the occasion. Under the Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana, incentive amount of Rs. 4 crore 88 lakh was transferred in the bank accounts of 14 thousand 573 gram producing farmers. Similarly, Rs. 374 lakh in the bank accounts of 187 masoor producing farmers, Rs. 181 lakh in the bank accounts of 93 mustard producing farmers and Rs. 57 crore 7 lakh in the bank accounts of 26 thousand 501 moong producing farmers were transferred towards the incentive amount. Moreover, Shri Chouhan gave loan sanction letters of Rs. 24 lakh to the beneficiaries Mayur Dabar to start a digital laundry and Rs. 7 lakh to Neeraj Sahu for Handloom Shop under the Mukhya Mantri Udhmi Yojana. Similarly, under the Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana, Shri Chouhan gave incentive amount of Rs. One lakh 600, Rs. 75 thousand and Rs. 60 thousand in the symbolic form to farmers Shri Man Singh Gurjar, Shri Khushilal and Shri Ashok respectively. Moreover, under the Sambal Yojana, he gave financial assistance of Rs. 4 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh in the form of ex-gratia to Hemraj and Gullu respectively. Along with this, he distributed assistance amount and certificates in the symbolic form to the beneficiaries of Handicapped Pension scheme and Saral Bijli Bill Maafi Yojana. Chief Minister dedicates and performs bhoomi poojan of works costing Rs. 27.89 crore The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated and performed bhoomi poojan of 20 works costing Rs. 27 crore 89 lakh in Pipariya. This include dedication of 5 works costing Rs. 8 crore 24 lakh and bhoomi poojan of 15 works worth Rs. 19 crore 65 lakh. Minister In-Charge of the District Shri Jalam Singh Patel, Member of Parliament Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh, MLA Shri Thakurdas Nagvanshi, wife of the CM Smt. Sadhna Singh, President of Jila Panchayat Shri Kushal Patel, Chairman of MP Civil Supplies Corporation Shri Hitesh Vajpayee, Chairman of MP Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Choubey, Chairman of the District Cooperative Bank Shri Bharat Singh, other Public Representatives, farmers and villagers in large number were present at the Kisan Maha-Sammelan.



aa To serve patient is like service to humanity: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that service to patient is paramount because it is like service to humanity. She was addressing the Abhyudaya Samvad held in Rajgarh district on Wednesday. At the meeting of the officers of the District Administration, Health and T.B along with the office bearers of the Red Cross and Voluntary Organisations, Smt. Patel mentioned that works related to nurturing, treatment and meals etc. by adopting malnourished children are praiseworthy. The Assistant Professor Sushri Abha Anand and Professor Dr. Basanti Moghe adopted the 10 year old Karina and Ku. Vedika respectively during the meeting. The Governor Smt. Patel during the visit of the Government Kasturba Gandhi Girls School, which is looking after the 150 girls approximately gathered information from the girls about their education, meals, living conditions and their family. She advised the girls that they should be skilful in every work, which is essential in the life along with the studies. The Governor instructed that schemes should be result oriented. After giving benefits of the Union and State Government’s schemes, evaluation should be made after a year that what kind of changes have come at the social and family level of the beneficiary. She further mentioned that this will be more wise condition, if we help people living below the poverty to come out of this category. Governor’s Surprise visit to Children’s ward The Governor Smt. Patel inaugurated the ‘One Stop Centre’ (Sakhi) at the District Hospital. She also conducted surprise visit of the children ward of the hospital and gathered information in detail in connection to the illness of all the children from their parents, doctors and nurses. She distributed fruits among the children and instructed the doctors for their proper medical care. The Governor also inaugurated Nariyoday Kendra at the Office of the Superintendent Police during her visit.



aa Madhya Pradesh is realising dreams of Atal Ji: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2018

The Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the first phase of the ambitious Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project of Malwa region at Depalpur of Indore district today. The project will create an irrigation command area of 50 thousand 775 hectare in Indore and Ujjain district. The Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Mahajan while addressing the Krishak Samvad programme organized on the occasion of dedication function said that the dreams of the Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee are being realised by the state government in Madhya Pradesh. The river linking campaign is a part of the Atal Ji’s dreams. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken steps forward for the prosperity of the state by realizing the dreams of Atal Ji. The CM Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh will be made poverty free state. The Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana is being implemented at the war footing in order to realise this goal. This schemes will bring prosperity in life of poor families of all sections of the society without any discrimination. He informed that work on Narmada-Parvati and Narmada-Kalisindh project is being started now for the prosperity of Malwa region. He further informed farmers that soybean will not be sold less than Rs. 3400 per quintal in Madhya Pradesh at any cost. Members of Legislative Assembly Shri Manoj Patel and Shri Ramesh Mendola, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Kavita Patidar, Vice President Shri Gopal Chowdhary, Chairman of Laghu Udyog Nigam Shri Babu Singh Raghuvanshi, Chairman of Civil Supplies Corporation Shri Devraj Singh Parihar. Former MLA Shri Jeetu Jirati, Chairman of Indore Premier CO-Operative Bank Shri Umanarayan Patel, other public representatives and farmers in large number were present on the occasion. Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan fulfilled the resolution, taken by him in the year 2012 to bring Narmada water to the basin of Kshipra, Gambhir, Kalisindh and Parvati of Malwa to ensure the permanent solution to resolve the serious water crisis of Malwa region. This resolution is being implemented in the form of Narmada Malwa Link grand campaign. The Narmada-Malwa- Gambhir Link is the second important scheme after the Narmada- Kshipra Simhastha Link Scheme. To achieve the subsequent goals of the Narmada-Malwa Link campaign, works on Narmada-Parvati and Narmada-Kalisindh are also being started. The command area of 50 thousand 775 hectare in Indore and Ujjain district is created by the Narmada-Malwa Gambhir Link project. The project will also facilitate potable water and water for industries of the region. A total of 15 cumec (15 cubic meter per second) Narmada water will be lifted from the main canal situated at the right bank of the Omkareshwar reservoir. Water will be lifted from the 9.775 k.m. of the main canal by approximately 68.142 k.m. long pipeline of 3 meter diameter upto the 427 meter height. Pipelines at both the banks of Gambhir river have been laid for distribution of irrigation water. The length of the right bank pipeline is approximately 70.105 k.m., whereas the length of left bank pipeline is 57.05 k.m. approx. The project costing Rs. 2187 crore will provide irrigation facility on 50 thousand 775 hectare of 164 villages of 7 tahsils of Indore and Ujjain district.



aa CM Shri Chouhan fulfilled his resolution by linking Narmada and Gambhir rivers
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the pious work of releasing Narmada water into Gambhir river by performing pooja archana at the confluence site i.e. Badi Kalmer village of the Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link. Shri Chouhan fulfilled his resolution today, which was taken by him in the year 2012 to link Narmada with Gambhir river. While paying obeisance to Maa Narmada, Shri Chouhan said that this link of Narmada and Gambhir river will bring prosperity in life of farmers of the project area. The soil of Malwa will achieve its belief of Pag Pag Roti-Dag Dag Neer once again. He reiterated his resolution to bring prosperity in farmers and poor’s life on the occasion. MLA Shri Manoj Patel, other public representatives, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, farmers and villagers in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Madhya Pradesh leads in tourism’
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2018

Madhya Pradesh has bagged 10 national awards in tourism sector for two years in a row. In the national awards announced in New Delhi today by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Madhya Pradesh has bagged 10 awards in the tourism sector. The state has retained its Hall of Fame national award for the second year apart from being the Best Tourism State for the third consecutive year. The Hall of Fame award will be effective for three years. The occasion was a prestigious ceremony organized at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on the occasion of World Tourism Day. The award was presented by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Shri K.J Alphons. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture Shri Surendra Patwa, Chairman of Tourism Corporation Shri Tapan Bhoumik, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Managing Director Tourism Board Shri Hari Ranjan Rao, Managing Director Tourism Development Corporation Shri T. Ilayaraja and Additional Managing Director Tourism Board Smt. Bhavna Valimbe were present on the occasion. It may be noted that in the awards announced by the Ministry of Tourism Government of India on the occasion of World Tourism Day the national award for Excellence in Publishing in Foreign Language other than English for publication corporate brochure in German language to Madhya Pradesh, Best Heritage Walk to Indore city, Best Heritage City to City of Joy Mandu, Best Adventure State award to Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand jointly, Excellence in publishing in English language to Coffee Table Book Kanha Tiger Reserve, National award for cleanliness to Indore city, Best Civic Management to Omkareshwar, Best Wildlife guide to Panna national park guide Shri Rashika Prasad, Best Airport to Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Indore and Best Heritage Property to Devbagh Gwalior. Terming the achievement of the state as a matter of pride, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture Shri Surendra Patwa and Chairman of Tourism Board Shrj Tapan Bhoumik expressed joy. Congratulating the entire tourism team, concerned department and institutes for the achievement, they hoped the team continues to work with the same spirit and brings pride to the state.



aa Prime Minister Shri Modi accorded warm welcome at Bhopal Airport
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 September 2018

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached Bhopal this afternoon. Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, MP and Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Amit Shah received the Prime Minister at the airport. Among those who gave a warm welcome to the Prime Minister Shri Modi at the airport included Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya, Energy Minister Shri Paras Jain, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla.



aa Make efforts to spread Gandhi Jis thoughts among children: Governor Smt. Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 September 2018

Addressing a symposium on the subject of programmes to be held on 150th anniversary of Gandhi Ji at Rajbhavan, the Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel said that there is need to remind the ideals and views of Mahatma Gandhi among the young generation. Hence, it is duty of the institutions and persons associated with Gandhian philosophy that they should make efforts to spread Gandhi Ji's ideals and views among the children. She said that suggestions received in this symposium will be incorporated in the programme to begin from October 2. Freedom fighters, Gandhian thinkers, intellectuals, writers, journalists and teachers were present in the symposium. Governor Smt. Patel said that all should set the goal and organise programmes with earnestness. She said that one household item of daily use including Khadi clothes manufactured by poor through khadi cottage industry board must be purchased in a year. The Governor said that the Prime Minister has appealed to youths that as they purchase products of other companies looking brand, they should include Khadi brand of Gandhi Ji in it. The Governor said that if we make joint efforts, the concept of Gandhi Ji's Swaraj can be fulfilled. Governor Smt. Patel said that Gandhi Ji was strictly against liquor. Therefore, concrete efforts should be made for de-addiction in the country and the state. At least in a village, de-addiction campaign should be conducted seriously and with dedication by voluntary and social organisations. Through this, we can de-addict large number of people. She said that we should extend help in removing family problems and upliftment of women working as maid in houses. Smt. Patel said that health checkup camps should be held in urban bodies for workers and they should be provided free treatment. Shri Dayaram Namdev of Gandhi Bhawan Trust said that the motives of the symposium is to get suggestions on issues like declining human values, rising pollution, decline in water level, nature therapy, and quality, incorporating them with Gandhian philosophy. Persons from administration, social organisations, freedom fighters and other intellectuals made suggestions. The governor said that any person can send suggestions on Rajbhavan's email ID mprajbhavan@mp.gov.in regarding programmes to be held on Gandhi Ji's 150th anniversary.



aa Be constantly vigilant of works of approved drinking water schemes: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 September 2018

The 15th meeting of the Board of Directors of Jal Nigam was held here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Shri Chouhan said at the meeting that the construction works of the scheme should be completed within the given time limit with the best quality. He instructed that constant vigilance of the works should be maintained. Public Health Engineering Minister Smt. Kusum Mehdele and Chief Secretary Shri B.P Singh were present at the meeting. It was told during the meeting that 48 group water supply schemes are being implemented by the Jal Nigam out of which 16 schemes worth Rs one thousand 42 crore had been completed. With the completed schemes, about 9 lakh population of 694 villages are getting clean tap-water. About 32 group tap-water supply schemes worth more than total 3 thousand 59 crores are under construction. These schemes will benefit 30 lakh population of 2 thousand 478 villages. During the meeting it was informed that 9 schemes worth total Rs 4 thousand 512 crore for 33 lakh people of 3 thousand 467 villages have been approved under N.D.B. Five schemes out of the approved projects are under construction while the remaining 4 projects are under tender process. The projects under construction include Satna-Bansagar, Pawai dam, Kundaliya, Mohanpura and Pahadgarh. Projects under tender process include Payali, Bayama, Kandela and Gadakota.



aa CM Shri Chouhan immerses Lord Shri Ganesha’s idol at Prempura Ghat
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan immersed Lord Shri Ganesha’s idol at Prempura Ghat. The Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh, wife of the CM Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan, family members and members of his personal staff participated in the procession. The President of Municipal Corporation Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan and devotees in large number were also present on the occasion. The procession raising slogan ‘Ganpati Bappa Mourya- Agle Baras Tu Jaldi Aa’ started from the CM House, reached immersion site traversing through Polytechnic Square, Roshanpura, New Market, Rangmahal Talkies, Jawahar Chowk Depot Square and Bhadbhada Square. The Chief Minister and Mandli of Bhajan Singers recited Ganpati Vandana and slogans in praise of Lord Shri Ganesh throughout the procession. The idol of Lord Shri Ganesha was immersed with Maha Arti at Prempura Ghat. Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan distributed Prasad among the devotees. The entire atmosphere was filled with devotion and exuberance. The devotees while expressing their devotion showered flowers at various places and raised slogans in praise of Ganpati Bappa.



aa CM Shri Chouhan called on by delegation of Rashtriya Muslim Manch
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called on by the delegation of Rashtriya Muslim Manch of Madhya Pradesh here today. Shri Chouhan was also honoured by the delgation on this occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that the Rashtriya Muslim Manch is an organization which loves the country. The state government has prepared schemes for the welfare of all the sections of the society. House will be provided to each poor in the next 4 years. The benefit of Sambal Yojana is being provided to every poor and the state government is working with a mission to bring positive change in the life of poor. The Office Bearers of the organization Shri Farooque Khan and Shri S.K. Moiuddin were present at the programme.



aa ‘Ayushman Bharat’-A New Revolution: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that ‘Ayushman Bharat’ Yojana is a new revolution. This is the biggest health security scheme of the world. This unique scheme has been prepared by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the poor. As many as One crore 30 lakh families of the state will be benefitted by this scheme. Shri Chouhan was addressing the inaugural function of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Ayushman Bharat-Niramay Madhya Pradesh here today. The Union Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister for Social Justice Shri Thawarchand Gehlot were present at the programme. Shri Chouhan mentioned that medical facility is basic right of the citizens. Everyone has right over the resources. The Sambal Yojana of the state government is the biggest social security scheme of the world. The beneficiaries of the Sambal Yojana have also been linked with the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. The Public Welfare schemes of the union government are being implemented in Madhya Pradesh on priority. House will be provided to each poor by the year 2022 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The state is also leading in Ujjawala Yojana and gas connections have been provided to 40 lakh women in the state under the scheme. The Ayushman Bharat- Niramay Madhya Pradesh Yojana will be implemented in the state in the form of trust model. A wide campaign will be conducted to spread awareness among the people about this scheme. This scheme has been launched to transforms common man’s life. He further said that healthy body is the biggest blessing. The Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan has helped in preventing diseases. A remarkable decline has been registered in the percentage of diseases in Indore city, which has topped in the Swachchta Survey. Shri Chouhan stated that no poor will be deprived of medical treatment in the state. Assistance is being given constantly from the Mukhya Mantri Discretionary Fund and State Illness Assistance Fund. Moreover, scheme like Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel free medicines distribution is being run in the state. Madhya Pradesh leading in implementation of Union Government’s Schemes The Union Minister for Rural Development Shri Narendra SinghTomar said that the Union Government is making efforts and working with an intention to fulfill the dream of comprehensive development. Individual’s progress is must along with the regions’ development. Several schems are being implemented to improve the life standard of poor and people of weaker section. The Ayushman Bharat Yojana is being launched to ensure Healthy and Clean India. Madhya Pradesh is always topped in execution of the union government’s schemes in the past and will also lead in implementation of this scheme. He further asserted that Madhya Pradesh is leading in the country in execution of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Poor to get medical facilities without inconvenience The Union Minister for Social Justice Shri Gehlot said that several schemes are being implemented for the welfare of poor in the state by the government. Everyone should remain healthy and happy is our ancient tradition. The Ayushman Bharat Yojana has been introduced to ensure medical facilities to poor without any inconvenience. It is sure that Madhya Pradesh will also lead in implementation of this scheme. The Minister for Revenue of Madhya Pradesh Shri Umashankar Gupta said that the Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a scheme meant for transformation of poor’s life along with the development of the state. Take a resolution that the benefit of this scheme should be availed by each eligible family. He further informed that schemes meant for bringing prosperity in the life of poor have been implemented on priority in the state. The Additional Chief Secretary Health Smt. Gouri Singh informed that as many as One crore 30 lakh families of the state will be benefitted by this scheme. The Deendayal Swasthya Sursksha Parishad has been constituted to implement this scheme. A total of 300 government and private hospitals have been listed under the scheme. Ayushman Mitras have been posted at all the identified hospitals under the scheme. At the programme, scheme’s cards in symbolic form were distributed among the beneficiaries. The website of the scheme was inaugurated and instructions’ journal of the scheme was released. Moreover, e-hospital website of 51 district hospitals of the state was also inaugurated during the programme. In addition, the Antibiotic Policy of Madhya Pradesh was released and a scheme for placing colourful bed sheets everyday in the government hospitals of the state was also inaugurated. Furthermore, the Superintendents of Satna and Bhind District Hospitals were awarded at the programme for selection under the Rashtriya Kayakalp Abhiyan. The live speech of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, given on the occasion of inauguration of the scheme in Ranchi was heard at the programme. The Member of Parliament Shri Alok Sanjar, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Shri R.S. Julaniya, other Public Representatives and beneficiaries of the scheme in large number were present at the programme.



aa Governor extends greetings to people of the state on Ganesh Chaturthi
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. In her message, the Governor said that Ganesh Chaturthi is a prominent festival celebrated by the people of India. Smt. Patel said that the festival spreads the message of national and social unity. The festival inspires us to work for each other’s welfare and assist each other in times of need. She said that Lord Ganesh is known as Vighna Vinashak, Mangalkarta, Ridhhi Sidhhi ke Daata and a storehouse of Vidya and Intelligence. She wished a happy and peaceful life to the people of the state on the occasion.



aa Adequate number of doctors to be provided in rural areas- CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said at Ratlam today that adequate number of doctors will be made available in rural areas. The number of medical colleges is increasing steadily in the state. Earlier, 600 doctors were prepared in the state per year. Now 2600 doctors will be available in the state every year. He gave this information while laying the foundation and dedicating construction works including the Medical College in Ratlam worth more than Rs 400 crores. Shri Chouhan announced that the benefits of Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana will be given to the students of Ratlam Medical College also. The Chief Minister performed puja-archana of Maa Saraswati at Medical College premises. Shri Chouhan told that state-of-the-art medical equipments have been made available in Ratlam Medical College. A 750-bedded hospital has been built in the Medical College. Proper arrangement has been made available in the hospital for treatment of serious diseases. Congratulating the first batch of students of the Medical College, Shri Chouhan said that Ratlam Medical College hospital will definitely be the best hospital in Ujjain division. Shri Chouhan informed the students about the state government’s financial assistance schemes for higher education. MLA Shri Chaitanya Kashyap presented a citation created with golden words to the Chief Minister. About 25 NGOs and organizations including the local Industries Association, Laghu Udyog Bharati, Vaishya Maha Sammelan, Namkeen Merchant Association, Indian Medical Association, congratulated the Chief Minister. MLA and Deputy Chairman of State Planning Commission Shri Chaitanya Kashyap, Chairman of State Finance Commission Shri Himmat Kothari, Chairman of State Agriculture Commission Shri Ishwarlal Patidar, MLA Shri Mathuralal Damar, Dr. Rajendra Pandey, Shri Jitendra Gehlot, Smt. Sangeeta Charel, Mayor Dr. Sunita Yadre, District Panchayat President Shri Pramesh Madda, President of District Cooperative Bank Shri Ashok Chautala, Commissioner Medical Education Shri Shivshekhar Shukla, other public representatives and elite citizens were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan extends Ganesh Chaturthi’s greeting to people
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan extended greetings on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi to people of the state. He prayed that happiness and prosperity come to every house on this pious occasion. In his greeting message, Shri Chouhan said that Shri Ganesha, the Lord of intellect and wisdom gives us an inspiration to undertake best and creative works. He urged people to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with traditional fervor, enthusiasm, joy and harmony.



aa CM Shri Chouhan lays foundation stone of Suwasra-Shamgarh Micro Irrigation Project worth Rs. 1662.47 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan transferred Bhavantar Rashi of Rs. 243.58 crore of onion and garlic in the bank accounts of 61 thousand 478 farmers of Mandsaur, Neemuch and Ratlam district under the Bhavantar Yojana through laptop. The amount has been deposited in the banks accounts during the Farmers Grand Convention and dedication/foundation stone laying programme under the Krishak Samriddhi Yojana held at Suwasra of Mandsaur district today. Besides this, he also laid foundation stone of Suwasra-Shamgarh Micro Irrigation Project costing Rs. 1662 crore. Moreover, he also made announcement for upgradation of Sitamau Degree College into PG College and for installation of life size statue of Maharana Pratap at Suwasra. CM Shri Chouhan said that water will be supplied to the farmers’ agriculture fields through pipeline and a total of 80 thousand hectare land of 260 villages will be benefitted under the Suwasra-Shamgarh Irrigation Project. Apart from this about 45 million cubic meter pure water will be made available for 820 villages. This unique project has been brought to India after Israel and Netherland. Moreover, Shri Chouhan mentioned that the amount has been transferred in the bank accounts of farmers of Mandsaur, Ratlam and Neemuch district today. Amount in the farmers’ bank accounts of the remaining districts will be deposited on September 22. He further stated that Madhya Pradesh Government will give suitable support price to the farmers for soybean, wheat, paddy and all other crops. Shri Chouhan said that soybean will not be allowed to sell less than the price of Rs. 3400 per quintal in Madhya Pradesh. Wheat will not be sold less than Rs. 2 thousand per quintal and suitable support price for paddy will be given to the farmers too. Furthermore, Shri Chouhan mentioned that farmers holding 2.5 acre land were eligible earlier under the Sambal Yojana, but now farmers holding up to 5 acre land have been made eligible by the government under the scheme. He stated that irrigation facility on 40 lakh hectare area has been provided in the last few years. This facility will be provided on 41 lakh hectare area in the coming time. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan of 14 development works to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 25 crore 76 lakh 89 thousand for Mandsaur Assembly constituency, 7 works worth Rs. 16 crore 55 lakh 80 thousand for Garoth Assembly constituency and 11 development works costing Rs. 18 crore 74 lakh 76 thousand for Suwasra Assembly constituency. He also laid foundation stone of railway over bridge to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 30 crore 46 lakh at Sanjeet Railway crossing, culvert worth Rs. 12 crore 30 lakh parallel to big culvert near Muktidham on Shivna river along with the bridge to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 20 crore 19 lakh at the gate no. 141 of Pipaliya mandi. The Member of Parliament Shri Sudhir Gupta, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Priyanka Goswami and Shri Banshilal Gurjar, MLAs Shri Yashpal Singh Sisodiya, Shri Jagdis Dewda, Shri Chandersingh Sisodiya, Shri Hardeep Singh Dag, Shri Kailash Chawla, Shri Omprakash Saklecha, Shri Dilip Singh Parihar, Chairman of the District Cooperative Bank Shri Madanlal Rathore, Shri Devilal Dhakad and Shri Radheshyam Patidar were present on the occasion.



aa Must to maintain social harmony in state: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the Kundaliya Dam costing Rs. 4 thousand crore and laid foundation stone of Micro Irrigation Project at Kundlaiya village of Agar-Malwa today. He said that it is must to maintain a tradition of social harmony in the state. He further mentioned that all the schemes of the state government have been implemented to bring happiness in the life of people belonging to all the religions and caste. On demand from the people, Shri Chouhan made an announcement to name Kundaliya Dam as Atal Sagar Dam. Informing about the achievements of the state in the field of irrigation and agriculture besides Sambal Yojana, he urged people to come forward and avail benefits of the schemes to make their life prosperous. Apprising about the Kundlaiya Dam, Shri Chouhan mentioned that irrigation facility will be provided on 3 lakh 25 thousand acre agriculture land of 535 villages of Rajgarh and Agar-Malwa district from this dam. Drinking water will be made available easily to the surrounding cities too under this project. He further stated that the survey will be conducted of those villages, which have been affected by the dam. Compensation will be given immediately in those villages, where it is due. soybean not to be allowed to sell less than the price of Rs. 3400 per quintal Shri Chouhan assured farmers that soybean will not be allowed to sell less than the price of Rs. 3400 per quintal. The Bhavantar Rashi to garlic-onion producing farmers’ of Agar-Malwa, Rajgarh and Shajapur district will be given on September 22. The Members of Parliament Shri Manohar Untwal and Shri Rodmal Nagar, MLAs Shri Murlidhar Patidar, Shri Gopal Parmar, Shri Hazarilal Dangi, Shri Kunwar Kothar, President of Jila Panchayat Smt. Kalabai Guhatiya, other Public Representatives, villagers and farmers in large number were present on the occasion.



aa Students giving exams in Hindi will be taught English-MoS Shri Joshi
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 September 2018

The Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya has given the facility of giving Engineering examination in Hindi medium to the Hindi speaking students. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between CRISP and AA Edutech to enhance communication skills and for personality development of these students to match global needs. These students will be taught English to enhance their communication skills. Former Indian Cricket Team Captain Shri K. Shrikant is the Director of AA Edutech. This was informed by Minister of State for Technical Education and Skill Development (Independent Charge) and School Education Shri Deepak Joshi at the “Uday” programme organized in Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya. Shri Joshi said that 30 selected students of the university are being imparted training in the first phase of “Uday” programme which includes 360 hours of online and offline training. Be achievers Shri K. Shrikant told the students that they should not study simply to score marks. He said that if they work with positive thinking and passion, they would be achievers. He said that they should not bother about people say. Shri Shrikant said that Sachin Tendulkar created his record 100 centuries due to positive approach and passion. Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sunil Gupta said that to become a good communicator, it is important to be good speakers besides being a good audience. He told that an internship awareness drive is also being conducted along with the Uday programme. An MoU was signed between Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya and AA Edutech, Chennai. CEO of CRISP Shri Mukesh Sharma proposed the vote of thanks. The Principal and students were present during the programme.



aa Governor and CM inaugurate construction work of Medical University’s Administrative Building
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 September 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated construction work of Administrative Building of Madhya Pradesh Ayurvigyan University to be built at a cost of Rs. 20 crore 38 lakh in Jabalpur today. The Governor Smt. Patel said that beginning of the administrative building’s construction work of the Ayurvigyan University in Jabalpur is a moment of happiness. She further stated that the state government is making honest efforts to provide better medical facilities to children, elders and poor. The state is constantly moving forward in the field of medical education and it will certainly prove beneficial for people of the state. Moreover, the Governor Smt. Patel mentioned that insanitation is the root cause of several diseases. We should make efforts to ensure cleanliness in our surrounding area to avoid diseases. She said that keeping in view the children’s health, arrangements made in the primary schools and aaganbadi kendras for dental and eyes checkup along with blood test of children is important. The Governor also cautioned about the danger of decline in hemoglobin level in girls. Medical education should be given in Hindi language On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that just like other in countries, the language of their country is the medium for all types of studies, in the same way, initiative should be taken to implement Hindi language in medical streams. He said that exchange of ideas in one’s own language will certainly be possible in a better way. The Chief Minister congratulated Vice Chancellor of the Medical University Dr. R.S. Sharma, for conducting an examination in Hindi language. In his address, Shri Chouhan also mentioned about the Indian system of diagnosing and treating diseases by checking the pulse. Shri Chouhan said that there is provision to provide treatment in private hospitals as per need under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Referring to the payment of fees of students taking admission in medical, engineering and other vocational courses by the government under Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Chhatra Yojana, he said that the last year government paid the fees of 800 students who took admission in medical colleges. Shri Chouhan emphasized to take steps for promoting ayurved and other medical treatment methods along with allopathy at the university. Shri Chouhan hoped that Medical University will give new direction to medical colleges of the state and will also help check the shortage of doctors. Referring to the Super Specialty Hospital, the Chief Minister said that Rs 44 crore 8 lakhs has been approved with a view to enhance expertise in the field chest, tuberculosis and neurology. MP and State Bharatiya Janata Party President Shri Rakesh Singh said that medical science is the biggest medium of service of the world and a doctor is considered next to God. He said that Jabalpur is one among those cities in the country where five universities are functioning. The credit of three out of these universities goes to Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Governor Smt. Patel and CM Shri Chouhan released the Journal of Dentistry prepared by the Dental Science Faculty of the Medical University. Among those present on the occasion were Minister of State (Independent Charge)for Medical Education Shri Sharad Jain, MLA Shri Anchal Sonkar, Shri Sushil Tiwari Indu, Smt. Pratibha Singh, Smt. Nandini Marawi and Shri Ashok Rohani, Mayor Smt. Dr. Swati Godbole, District Panchayat President Smt. Manorama Patel, Jabalpur Development Authority Chairman Dr. Vinod Mishra, Mahakaushal Development Authority Chairman Shri Prabhat Sahu, Deputy Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Backward Class and Minority Finance Development Corporation Shri S.K. Moiddin, Former Minister Shri Ajay Vishnoi and Shri Harendrajit Singh Babbu.



aa State Outreach Conference of Ministry of External Affairs on September 24 in Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 September 2018

A State Outreach Conference is being organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in cooperation of the state government on September in Bhopal. In a meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh at Mantralaya, it has been informed that the conference is being organized with an objective to establish mutual communication between the Ministry of External Affairs, State Government and common man in connection to the activities being conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs. Information regarding redressal of problems in connection to passport service, pre departure training for expatriates, protection of interest of Indian expatriates, problems of Indian students studying abroad and their welfare, marriages of Indian expatriates and voting will be given in the conference. The Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shri V.K. Singh will take part in the conference being organized under the Videsh Sampark initiative. The Chief Secretary Shri Singh has given instructions that participation of universities’ students, tourism units and representatives of industrial along with trade organizations should be ensured in the conference, so that the common man should understand the working procedures of the Ministry of External Affairs and for expansion of public facilities. The Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Vivek Agrawal and other Officers were present in the meeting.



aa Farmers should not face any difficulty in crop registration – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the work of registration of crops of farmers should be completed within the prescribed time limit. The process of registration should be simple and easy. Farmers should not face any difficulty. Shri Chouhan was today reviewing the crop registration work at state-level at the state hangar. It was informed during the review that widespread preparations have been made for crop registration. As many as 2 thousand 954 registration centres have been set up in state where the work of registration will continue up to September 11. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary and other senior officers were present on the occasion.



aa Safety of women is our responsibility: Revenue Minister Shri Gupta
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 August 2018

Women of Ward 29 and 32 tied rakhis to Revenue, Science and Technology Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta enthusiastically. Shri Gupta said that the safety of women is our responsibility. Shri Gupta distributed sarees to the women who tied rakhis to him. Shri Gupta said that the government has launched several schemes for the welfare of women. He said that girls are becoming millionaires since birth these days. Their marriages are being conducted under Mukhya Mantri Vivah/Nikah Yojana. Free domestic gas connections are being given under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to rid women from smoke. Arrangement of free treatment has been made for the women. Women are being provided Rs 4 thousand during pregnancy and Rs 12 thousand post delivery for nutritious meal under Sambal Yojana. Local public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan dedicates and lays foundation of works costing Rs. 1700 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated and performed bhoomi poojan of development works costing Rs. 1700 crore at Rahli of Sagar district today. The Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Home Shri Bhupendra Singh, Member of Parliament Shri Laxminarayan Yadav, other Public Representatives and people in large number from urban and rural area were present on the occasion. CM Shri Chouhan said that the State Government is making all possible efforts to bring prosperity in the life of farmers, poor and needy persons of the society. While enlightening about the public welfare schemes being implemented in the state, he urged people to come forward to avail benefits of the schemes. Shri Chouhan reiterated his commitment for the progress of the state on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Chouhan calls on Union Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today called on Union Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal at New Delhi to discuss pending issues related to railways in detail and urged him for speedy redressal. Shri Chouhan told that projects including Lalitpur-Sagar-Devri, Kareli-Chhindwada, Khajuraho-Chhatarpur, Sagar-Jabalpur, Chhatarpur-Panna-Satna, Damoh-Panna, Lalitpur-Chanderi-Guna, Jhansi-Shivpuri-Sheopur, Sagar-Rehli-Jabalpur, Chhatarpur-Harpalpur, Chhatarpur-Singrauli, 88.75 km, Rewa- Sidhi, 75.75 km Sidhi-Singrauli etc. are pending since long. The Chief Minister said that people of the state have to face a lot of difficulties due to railway projects pending at various levels. He urged the Union Minister to help in completing all pending projects of the state at the earliest.



aa ndore-Manmad new Railway Line Project will reduce Mumbai distance by 171 k.m.
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2018

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for Indore-Manmad, 362 k.m. long New Railway Project between the Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust, Union Ministry for Shipping, Union Ministry for Railways, Madhya Pradesh Government and Maharashtra Government in New Delhi today. The project costing Rs. 8575 crore will reduce the distance between Indore and Mumbai by 171 k.m. The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister for Road Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Railways Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State for Defence Shri Subhash Bhamre and Chairman of the Railway Board Shri Ashvini Lohani were present on this occasion. The Union Minister Shri Gadkari said that trade will boost, owing to the less distance between the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh i.e. Indore and Mumbai besides Manmad. Containers carrying goods would reach directly to Manmad and Jawahar Lal Nehru Port from Indore now. Moreover, tourism will also flourish because of the convenient commuting of the common man. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has informed that this road will pass through Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor-Igatpuri, Nashik via Sinar to Pune, Khed, Dhule and Nardana. This project will result in an economic benefit of about Rs. 15 thousand crore within the first 10 years of its operation. In addition, it will help in employment generation and further it will help in reducing pollution and fuel consumption. Shri Chouhan said that equity share of the Government of Madhya Pradesh or its nominated undertaking will be 15 percent. This project will bring down logistic cost drastically for movement of cargo from the cities of North India like Lucknow, Gwalior, Kanpur, Agra and Indore, Dhule besides Bhopal region to Jawaharlal Nehru Port and Mumbai.



aa CM Shri Chouhan attends beneficiary Pidiya’s griha-pravesh in Jhabua district
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the griha-pravesh programme of Pidiya, son of Laliya, beneficiary of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, at Rajla village in Rama block during his visit to Jhabua district on Monday. Minister in charge of the district Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Shantilal Bilwal and other public representatives were present on the occasion. Expressing his gratitude to the Chief Minister, beneficiary Pidiya said that he makes both ends meet by working as a labourer. He had a one-room house covered with roof tiles and clay. They had to face the ill-effects of all weathers which included heat wave during the summer, cold wave in winter and leakage in rainy season. They had to live with the constant fear that their kuchha house could collapse any time. Pidiya now says that Pradhan Mantri Gramin Yojana has solved all his problems. Now they do not have to worry about heatwave, cold wave and leakages.



aa Pay special attention on repair and quality of roads during rainy season: Minister Shri Rampal Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2018

The Minister for Public Works Shri Rampal Singh has given instructions that special attention should be paid on repair and quality of roads during the rainy season. He gave necessary instructions to make the roads convenient for commuting during the next 3 months. Shri Singh was reviewing the delayed projects of national highways at Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation's office today. The Principal Secretary Shri Mohammad Suleman and Managing Director of the Corporation Shri D.P Ahuja beside other Senior Officers were present on the occasion. The progress of Jabalpur to Hiran river N.H. 12, Sindur river up to Bareli S.H.-12, Bareli to Goharganj N.H.-12, Goharganj to Bhopal N.H.-12, Barela to Mandla S.H.-12 A and Maihar to Shahdol section S.H. 78 were reviewed in the meeting. Along with this, targets were set for the next 3 months. The contractual amount of Rs. 391.50 crore, 477.590 crore, 556.200 crore, 529.88 crore, 251.64 crore and 333 crore has been decided for these roads respectively. Works on these roads will be carried with approximately Rs. 2540 crore. Minister Shri Singh instructed that contractors are supposed to get their work assessed themselves. They will have to ensure repair works constantly. Any other review and instructions in this matter is not needed. He further mentioned that repair work is a constant process. This process should continue to make the road convenient for travelling. He stated that work should not be stopped at any cost. Works will be reviewed again next month. Contractor denied any hindrance from the government level that has caused delay, when Shri Singh enquired about it from them



aa CM Shri Chouhan dedicates Collectorate building at Alirajpur
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated the newly-constructed Collectorate building at Alirajpur. The building well equipped with modern facilities has been constructed at a cost of Rs 21 crore 94 lakh. Shri Chouhan viewed the photo gallery at the Collectorate premises. CM Shri Chouhan dedicated the new ITI building at Sondwa and laid the foundation of Mukhya Mantri Gram Sarovar Yojana at Sajanpur and Balpur village and Mukhya Mantri Nal-Jal Yojana at Lakshmani village. Chandrashekhar Science Park dedicated Shri Chouhan dedicated the Chandrashekhar Science Park and apprised himself with the portraits of scientists and models put up at the park. More than 40 models and a science gallery has been set up at the park developed on one acre area. Rajya Sabha MP Shri Prabhat Jha, Minister of State for Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Balkrishna Patidar, MLA Shri Nagarsingh Chouhan and Shri Madhav Singh Dabar, District Panchayat President Smt. Anita Chouhan and other public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa Geo-Rich software to control quality and cost of rural roads–ACS Shri Bains
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 August 2018

The Geo-Rich software will give pace to the decision of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak which will ensure control of quality and cost of the roads. This was said by Additional Chief Secretary of Panchayat and Rural Development Department Shri Iqbal Singh Bains at a one-day workshop organised on MP Rural Connectivity Project Geo-Rich Software. The workshop was organised under the joint aegis of MPRRDA, World Bank and AIIB at Hotel Courtyard Marriott. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Bains said that MPRRDA has fulfilled the responsilibity of construction of good quality roads. Maintenance of about one lakh k.m. rural roads is being undertaken in a better way. Chief Executive Officer of Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority Shri Nitesh Vyas said that the Geo-Rich software for online processing of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana from monitoring to payment in accordance with the World Bank conditions is ready. This will be the country’s first software prepared by Senior Technical Director of Madhya Pradesh NIC Shri Vivek Chitle and his team in which the entire process of road construction will be online. CEO Shri Vyas said that the Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was started for those who were not coming within the purview of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak project, to connect them to the (Barahmasi) perennial roads. The responsibility of asphaltation of about 10 thousand kilometers of roads made under the Mukhya Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana has been entrusted to the Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority. A loan agreement of Rs 2 thousand 275 crores was signed between Madhya Pradesh Government, World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Development Bank in April 2018 for the construction and maintenance of these roads. As per the agreement, the State government was required to develop an online system for continuous monitoring and quality control of the entire monitoring-to-payment process. The World Bank representative said that the software has been prepared to upload the entire process of road construction online in record time in Madhya Pradesh. For this the Authority and NIC team deserve the credit. It may be noted that an e-marg software has already been implemented for the maintenance of Pradhan Mantri roads in Madhya Pradesh earlier, which is being implemented by the Union Ministry of Rural Development all over the country.



aa CM Shri Chouhan attends house warming function of Ramsingh’s family
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended house warming function of Ramsingh at Ban village of Ranapur block- Jhabua district today. It may be mentioned that Ramsingh’s family has got pucca house under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The Minister In-Charge of the District Shri Vishwas Sarang and other Public Representatives were present on the occasion. Ramsingh told the CM Shri Chouhan that he takes care of his family by doing labour work. He had kuchcha house earning consisting of one room. He used to become afraid during the rainy season. Pucca house was possible for him. Ramsingh, the beneficiary further said that he has got pucca house now owing to the Pradhan Mantri Awas yojana. Besides this, there is a toilet in the house, now his family need not go outside for toilet



aa Governor ties Rakhi to Chief Minister and 500 persons
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 August 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel tied Rakhi to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and approximately 500 persons including various social, voluntary and welfare organizations besides males and females on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. She also extended Raksha Bandhan greetings to all on this occasion. Moreover the Governor also sent Rakhis to the soldiers of Dronachal Centre of Army located in Bhopal. The Governor visited CM House and tied Rakhi to CM Shri Chouhan. CM’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh and family members were present on the occasion. It may be mentioned that people, who visited the Raj Bhavan for Rakhi included speech and hearing impaired besides mentally challenged children of Asha Niketan, women of reformatory home of Woman and Child Development Department, disabled children of Arushi Sanstha, handicapped children of SOS Balgram, students of Barkatullah Vishvavidyalaya, children of Bal Niketan and jawans of Rajbhavan Police barrack. The Governor Smt. Patel distributed prizes to the winner students of Raj Bhavan Rakhi competition. She also distributed sarees to the 4th class employees of the Raj Bhavan.



aa To make women self-reliant is State Government’s Mission: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 August 2018

The festival of love and bond Raksha Bandhan celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety at the CM House today. Women of all the sections of the society and religions besides members of various social organization tied rakhi to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Chief Minister extended rakhi greetings to all the sisters. CM Shri Chouhan said that the state government is working on a mission to make women self-reliant. Several steps have been taken in the state to make women self-dependent socially, economically and politically. Women have important contributions in the progress of the state. Many schemes have been started in the state for women empowerment. This includes schemes like Ladli Laxmi, Kanya Vivah-Nikah, Gaon ki Beti and Pratibha Kiran Yojana etc. Arrangement for 50 percent reservation in local bodies, 50 percent in teachers’ recruitment and 33 percent in other government services has been made in the state for women. The women self-help groups are being strengthened further. Madhya Pradesh is the first state of the country, which has enacted a law to give death punishment to convicts for committing heinous crime with girls. Efforts for women empowerment will be continued further. Shri Chouhan made appeal that suggestions should be given for women empowerment to the state government. CM’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Minister of State for Cooperative (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Mayor Shri Alok Sharma, MLA Shri Surendranath Singh and women in large number were present on the occasion.



aa No dearth of resources for quality education: PR Minister Dr. Mishra
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 August 2018

Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra dedicated Higher Secondary School building built at a cost of Rs. One crore at Upray village of Datia district today. He mentioned that development of Upray village is his priority. Resources are must to provide education of good quality to children, he added. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) yojana is the most important yojana of the state for the welfare of poor. He also elaborated the yojana on the occasion. Every individual should contribute their best for Datia’s development Minister Dr. Mishra, while addressing the people present in thanks giving programme held after the successful programme of Parthiv Shivling Nirman at the local Vrindavan Dham, said that every individual must participate in development of Datia. Contribution of all is must in every work. He further mentioned that his every breath is committed for Datia and its people’s development.



aa One who puts his life at stake for others is the real hero
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chounan said that brave citizens and jawans will be recommended for President’s Lifesaving Medal. Those who put their lives at stake to save others are the real heroes of the society. Shri Chouhan was felicitating the brave citizens and jawans who rescued people trapped due to heavy rain upstream in Sultangarh in Shivpuri, at CM House. He presented Samman Nidhi of Rs 5 lakhs each to 4 citizens. He instructed to felicitate 3 members each of District Police Force and State Response Force, Gwalior separately. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Director General Civil Defence and Disaster Management Shri Mahan Bharat Sagar were also present. CM Shri Chouhan said that people who do good deeds should be appreciated. He said that citizens, State Disaster Response Force, Police and Administration did a highly commendable job by rescuing citizens trapped in Sultangarh near Mohana of Shivpuri district recently. He told that he too stayed awake all night and apprised himself with the situation after he got information about the incident. He spoke to the Union Defence Minister and Home Minister. He said that an Indian Air Force helicopter arrived and saved 5 persons but had to return when the weather condition worsened. At such a time, the villagers came to the rescue like ‘Devdoot’ and took people to the other end on ropes after the water level receded. He said that the decision to honour them has been taken due to their courageous attitude and perceptiveness towards social responsibility. He told that Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia had also reached the spot. Citizens felicitated with a Samman Nidhi of Rs 5 lakhs each by CM Shri Chouhan include Shri Ramdas, son of Shri Sabharam, Shri Bhagirath, son of Shri Jalma, Shri Nijam Shah, son of Shri Shambhu Shah and Shri Kallan, son of Shi Ramjilal. In addition, Sub-Inspector Shri Pradeep Kumar of State Response Force, Gwalior, Head Constable Shri Rajesh Kumar Yadav, Shri Gajendra Singh Kaurav, Sub-Inspector of District Police Force Shri Gopal Choubey, Sub-Inspector Shri Surendra Singh Yadav, Sub-Inspector Shri Amit Sharma and Constable Shri Mukesh Yadav will also be felicitated with Samman Nidhi separately.



aa Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana Hitgrahi Sammelan on August 25
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2018

The Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana Hitgrahi Sammelan will be held in Motilal Nehru Stadium from 11 am on August 25 with Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan as the chief guest. Nearly 4 lakh beneficiaries from the urban areas particularly the footpath vendors will be benefitted through various schemes at the Sammelan. The Sammelan will be organized in all urban bodies under the Sambal Yojana. Benefits letter and Identity cards will be distributed to footpath vendors, roadside stall owners, auto rickshaw drivers, cycle rickshaw drivers, hand cart pullers along with other beneficiaries of Sambal Yojana. Shri Chouhan will hold a direct dialogue with beneficiaries of Jabalpur, Vidisha, Hoshangabad, Ujjain, Gwalior and Dewas from Bhopal. The discussion will be telecast live in all urban bodies.



aa Khandwa and Badwani of Indore division included in Aspirational Districts
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2018

Chief Secretary Shri Basant Pratap Singh has instructed that works of aspirational districts selected under important programmes of the Government of India should be undertaken in other districts as well. Two districts of Indore division, Khandwa and Badwani have been included in aspirational districts. Integrated efforts are being made to achieve various indicators related to human and community development and welfare in these districts. Various innovations are being planned at the local level to achieve the indicators fixed for the districts. Chief Secretary Shri Singh today reviewed the progress of the works being undertaken in these districts in Indore. It was informed at the meeting that various works are being undertaken under the guidance of NITI Aayog. As many as 115 districts of 28 states of the country have been chosen as aspirational districts. These include 8 districts of Madhya Pradesh out of which two districts are from Indore division. Coordinated efforts are being made to achieve indicators of improvement in health and nutrition level, expansion of education, development of agriculture, water resources and basic infrastructure, financial inclusion and skill upgradation in these districts. Works being undertaken by NITI Aayog are being reviewed every month and rankings are also being fixed. Chief Secretary Shri Singh instructed that all possible efforts should be made to achieve the fixed indicators. All selected districts should make detailed plans of their districts and implement them. Help should be taken from the representatives of the NITI Aayog Knowledge Partners Bill and the Melinda Gates Foundation. He also instructed all the divisional officers that they would make frequent visits to the selected districts and help complete the indicators. Additional Chief Secretary, Forest Shri K.K. Singh gave information of the works being undertaken in the selected districts. Divisional Commissioner Shri Raghavendra Singh, Principal Secretary Public Service Management Shri Hariranjan Rao, Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Pashchim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Shri Akash Tripathi, Commissioner Commercial Taxes Shri Pavan Sharma, Labour Commissioner Shri Rajesh Bahuguna, Shri Ajit Kumar, Collectors, Upper Collectors of all districts and Chief Executive Officers of all district panchayats were present during the meeting.



aa What we give to nature, nature gives back to us
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2018

Whatever you give to nature, nature will give back to you. POP contains heavy metal and many harmful substances, which are the cause of deadly diseases like cancer. Executive Director, EPCO Shri Jitendra Singh Raje said this while inaugurating 'Green Ganesh Campaign -2018' -a training programme for sculpting clay Ganeshas at EPCO premises today. Organisers, sculptors, teachers, school and college students and citizens took part in the workshop. Shri Raje appealed to the participants to inspire their neighbours and general public to install clay Ganesha idols during Ganesh Utsav and immerse the statues at home. POP and chemical colours dissolve in water and pose risk to the lives of aquatic system. EPCO will impart training for sculpting clay Ganesha idols to teachers of Bhopal’s Eco-Club to take the Green Ganesha programme to a greater level. A presentation was given at the workshop to provide information regarding the ill-effects of immersing Ganesh idols on the environment, preparation for sculpting clay idols etc. The participants were given information about the seed ball concept while sculpting clay Ganeshas. In this, a new sapling will grow from the seed present inside the idol and enhance greenery. More than 150 persons learnt to make Ganeshas from clay at the workshop and even took their creations home. People will be able to learn to make clay Ganesh idols at the EPCO training programme and also take them home.



aa Meeting of retail traders eligible under Sambal
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 August 2018

A Hitgrahi Sammelan will be organized on August 25 in all the urban bodies to provide benefits of Sambal Yojana to all retail traders, small businessmen in urban areas. All such small, retail traders who do not pay income tax are eligible under the Sambal Yojana. The main event will be held at Motilal Stadium in Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will address the beneficiaries of the entire state at 11.30 am. His address will be telecast live. Arrangement will be made for the registration of the remaining beneficiaries at the Sammelan sites so that they too can avail the benefits. The Chief Minister greeted all citizens on Raksha Bandhan in advance. Instructing all Mayors, Nagar Panchayat presidents, Municipal Commissioners, Chief Municipal Officers to ensure all necessary preparations for the Hitgrahi Sammelan at the video conference today at the Mantralaya, CM Shri Chouhan said that all small traders are eligible under Sambal Yojana. Shri Chouhan told all the District Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and Chief Municipal Officers to invite local public representatives as chief guests at the Sammelan. He told them to ensure that all of them should participate in the conference and no one should be deprived of taking benefits of the Yojana. He told them to keep all arrangements for registration at the Sammelan sites so that they can be registered by filling the application immediately. All preparations should be made to organize such conferences in all urban bodies. Shri Chouhan said that he will hold a discussion with the beneficiaries of Sambal Yojana through video conferencing. He instructed all the collectors to prepare detailed progress reports in connection with the Sambal Yojana. It will be reviewed in the video conferencing on coming September 4. The Chief Minister said that on August 31, a programme will be organized for distribution of tendu patta bonus. He instructed the concerned departments to make all the preparations. The Chief Minister said that on September 10, a Backward Classes Conference will be organized. Through this, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be thanked for giving constitutional status to the Backward Classes Commission. Shri Chouhan said that the Mil Banche Madhya Pradesh programme will be organized from 11 am. on August 31. The programme was postponed following former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee’s demise. The Chief Minister instructed to set up control rooms in all the districts and to monitor the possible flood conditions taking the rainfall situation into account. He said that rainfall still continues so precautionary measures should be taken. He told to make arrangements to make water available to farmers in the districts with scanty rainfall



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra leaves with Shri Atalji’s Asthi Kalash Yatra from Bhopal
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan flagged off Late Shri Atalji’s Asthi Kalash Yatra for immersion in various rivers of the state from Bhopal. General public will also be able to pay tributes to the Asthi Kalash on the way. Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra will reach Sevada in Datia district today and immerse Late Shri Atalji’s ashes in Sindh river. Dr. Mishra proceeded with the Asthi Kalash this morning by road with the Yatra. He was accompanied by Shri Vishnudutt Sharma and Shri Arvind Bhadouria. The Kalash Yatra will pass through Vidisha, Mehlua Chouraha, Ghat Bamuria, Bangla Chouraha, Hathaikheda, Ashok Nagar, Chanderi, Pichhore, Dinara and Sikandara. The Yatra will reach Datia by 5 pm where general public will offer floral tributes to the Asthi Kalash. Later the Yatra will reach Sevada via Indergarh, Tharet and Mahuapura. Local citizens and social workers will be present on the occasion of immersion in the Sindh river.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra expresses grief over demise of Shri Nayyar
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 August 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra has expressed grief over the demise of senior journalist Shri Kuldip Nayyar. Dr. Mishra said that Shri Nayyar was a popular columnist. His writings on burning national topics influenced readers a lot. Dr. Mishra prayed to God to grant peace to the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss.



aa Green Ganesh Campaign
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 August 2018

Environment Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO) is going to organize Green Ganesha Workshop at EPCO premises on August 24. Apart from giving information about the importance of making Ganesha statues of clay to the teachers, students and sculptors, they will also be imparted training to made clay statues. Executive Director, EPCO Shri Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the workshop at 11 am. EPCO is not only providing training but also inspiring the public and students through its Green Ganesha campaign since several years to make clay statues of Ganesha. During Ganesh Utsav, immersion of P.O.P statues cause several ill-effects like water pollution, loss to aquatic system, reduction in water logging area in reservoir, health issues due to chemical-based colours. This year also, EPCO is imparting training of making clay Ganesha statues in 3 public places and 6 educational institutions of Bhopal.



aa Whosoever met Atalji, he became his fan – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Paying tributes to Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Atalji’s personality was incredible. Whosoever met him, became his fan, His absence will always be felt. Shri Chouhan was addressing a condolence meet held in Phoolbagh Maidan, Gwalior today to pay tributes to Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Late Shri Vajpayee has glorified Gwalior's name throughout the world with his personality and deeds. Late Atalji’s demise has created a void not only in the hearts of people of Gwalior but the crores of people of the state and the country. Atal ji devoted his entire life to the service of the country and ruled the hearts of the countrymen. While mentioning the unique qualities of Atalji's personality, Shri Chouhan said that he always paid attention to minute details. He was full of love. He has glorified Hindi language in the whole world. Shri Chouhan said that the present generation will always feel proud of having seen Atalji in person. Efforts to become like Atalji will be the real tribute to him. Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that I am lucky to have been close to Atalji. His personality was an idea in itself. Shri Tomar said that whosoever met him became his fan due to his closeness. Many people would become ready to work with him and follow his thoughts after listening to his speech. He said that Shri Atalji's whole life was devoted to the country. Minister of Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh said that Late Shri Atal ji made a place in the hearts of people far from the boundaries of politics. He was the son of Madhya Pradesh and we are proud of this. He was not a person but an ideology. Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pavaiya said that Late Shri Atal ji was not a person but an entity who could never be erased. We are proud that he was the son of Gwalior. It was because of him that Gwalior was recognized in the whole world. He did not just rule the country but the hearts of its people. Following the path he showed the best way to pay tributes to him. New and Renewable Energy Minister Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha said that it is by listening to Late Shri Atalji's speech that many of youngsters like me joined the mainstream of love for the nation. Late Shri Atalji’s absence will always be felt and his thoughts will always remain with us. MP Shri Anoop Mishra said that Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the head of my family. He taught me the A B C of politics. He always considered his life to be for the welfare of the nation. He set an example of moving along with the whole world in a democracy. Rajya Sabha MP Shri Prabhat Jha said that I am lucky to have got the chance to work with Late Shri Atalji. Late Shri Atalji was a great personality. Everyone was convinced of his benevolence. Late Shri Atalji took the country to new heights. The works done by him are unforgettable. Mayor Shri Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar said that Late Shri Atalji engaged his entire life in the service of the country. It will be a true tribute to him if we follow the path shown by him. State BJP President and MP Shri Rakesh Singh said that the Shri Atalji made a place in the hearts of people away from the confines of politics. We are proud that he is the son of the soil of Madhya Pradesh. ‘ Congress District President Shri Devendra Sharma, former Minister Shri Bhagwan Singh Yadav, Shri Krishna Gopalji expressed their thoughts on the personality of Late Shri Atalji. Among those who paid floral tributes on Late Shri Atalji included MP Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, Chairman of Commission for Welfare of General Poor Category Shri Balendu Shukla, GDA Chairman Shri Abhay Choudhury, SADA Chairman Shri Rakesh Singh Jadoun besides Atalji’s adopted daughter Smt. Namita Bhattacharya, son-in-law Shri Ranjan Bhattacharya, granddaughter Sushri Niharika, besides other relatives, Atalji’s nephew Shri Deepak Vajpayee, besides Shri Shailendra Barua, Shri Devesh Sharma, Shri Virendra Jain, other public representatives and a large number of elite citizens. Shri Vedprakash Sharma conducted the meeting. Religious leaders also paid tributes to Late Shri Atalji.



aa People in large number gathered in Asthi Kalash Yatra of Atal Ji
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Entire Gwalior city thronged to pay tributes to their beloved son and former prime minister, Bharat Ratna, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Huge public emerged on the thoroughfare where Atal Ji's Asthi Kalash was taken out in the city, reciting the slogan 'Jab Tak Suraj Chand Rahega, Atal Tumhara Naam Rahega' to pay tributes. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan also participated in the Asthi Kalash Yatra. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directly reached to take part in Asthi Kalash Yatra from the airport. Shri Chouhan paid floral tributes to Atal Ji's Asthi Kalash. After that, he reached Phoolbagh Maidan with Asthi Kalash Yatra. State BJP president and MP Shri Rakesh Singh was also with him. Adopted daughter Smt. Namita Bhattacharya, nephew and MP Shri Anoop Mishra, son in law Shri Ranjan Bhattacharya, granddaughter Sushri Niharika and other relatives of Atal Ji reached Gwalior by special plane on Wednesday, with Atal Ji's Asthi Kalash. Union Panchayati Raj minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, State Ministers Smt. Maya Singh, Shri Jaybhan Singh Pavaiyya, Shri Narayan Singh Kushwah, Rajya Sabha member Shri Prabhat Jha, Mayor Shri Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar, Chairman of Samanya Nirdhan Verg Kalyan Ayog Shri Balendu Shukla, Gwalior Development Authority Chairman Shri Abhay Chaudhary, SADA chairman Shri Rakesh Singh Jadaun, Shri Vedprakash Sharma, Shri Shailendra Barua, Shri Devesh Sharma, Shri Virendra Jain and other public representatives and nephew of Atal JI, Shri Deepak Vajpayee and prominent people were present in a big number.



aa Give advance information to citizens to stay alert and careful
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan conducted a high-level review of the situation created by extreme rainfall. He said that areas prone to extreme rainfall and floods should be continuously monitored. Residents should be advised to remain alert and be careful in advance. Preparations for extreme rainfall, relief and rehabilitation should be constantly monitored .Rehabilitation sites near flood-prone areas should be marked. All preparations for relief in case of any calamity should be made in advance in the rehabilitation sites. CM Shri Chouhan reviewed the relief and rehabilitation arrangements. It was informed that a state-level control room has been constituted in the Disaster Management Centre, Bhopal. Any kind of assistance can be obtained on a phone call on the control room toll-free number 1079. An alert has been issued in Rajgarh, Aagar and Ratlam following possibility of extreme rainfall. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployed in Dhar and Badwani. The Chief Minister reviewed rainfall situation in the state. It was told that Bhind and Neemuch districts witness 20 percent more rainfall between June one and August 20, 2018. However during this period, 36 districts including Singrauli, Umaria, Datia, Badwani, Burhanpur, Morena, Sidhi, Tikamgarh, Khandwa, Shivpuri, Ratlam, Khargone, Katni, Jhabua, Sehore, Jabalpur, Aagar-Malwa, Raisen, Damoh, Indore, Mandla, Shajapur, Ujjain, Hoshangabad, Guna, Shahdol, Gwalior, Sheopur, Narsinghpur, Vidisha, Rewa, Chhindwada, Bhopal, Panna and Seoni recorded normal rainfall. Less than normal rains were recorded in 13 districts including Dindori, Satna, Rajgarh, Chhatarpur, Sagar, Anuppur, Ashoknagar, Alirajpur, Dhar, Dewas, Harda, Balaghat and Betul. Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Director General, Civil Defence and Disaster Management Shri Mahan Bharat Sagar, Principal Secretary, Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Ashok Vernawal, Principal Commissioner Revenue Shri Manish Rastogi and Additional Director General of Police Shri Rajiv Tandon attended the meeting



aa CM Shri Chouhan bids final adieu to Late Shri Roshanlal Saxena
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today bid final adieu to Vidya Bharti Madhya Pradesh Patron Late Shri Roshanlal Saxena. Shri Chouhan reached the state office of Vidya Bharti. He laid a wreath and paid tributes to Late Shri Saxena besides taking part in the funeral procession. CM Shri Chouhan prayed to the Almighty to give place to the departed soul in his feet and grant strength to the Vidya Bharti family to bear the loss.



aa Late Shri Atalji’s ashes to be immersed in Datia district also
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra will reach Sevada in Datia district on August 23rd and immerse the ashes of former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee in the Sindh river in the presence of senior social workers and general public. Dr. Mishra will leave from Bhopal on Thursday morning with Late Shri Atalji’s ashes by road in a yatra. The Yatra will proceed from Bhopal to Mehlua Chouraha, Ghat Bamuria, Bangla Chouraha, Hathaikheda, Ashoknagar, Chanderi, Pichore, Dinara, and Sikandara via Vidisha and will finally reach Datia. Masses will have darshan of Late Shri Atalji’s ashes following which they will offer flowers as tribute. The Kalash Yatra will then proceed to Indergarh, Tharet, Mahuapura and Sevada. Local citizens and social workers will be present on the occasion of immersion of the ashes.



aa Governor Smt. Patel extends greetings to people of the state on Eid-uz-Zuha
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 August 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel extended greetings to the people of the state on Eid-uz-Zuha. In her message Smt. Patel said that the festival of Eid-uz-Zuha teaches us the lesson of sacrifice, to be cultures and save humanity. She said that all festivals inspire us to live in unity, peace and harmony. Governor Smt. Patel wished the people of the state a peaceful and prosperous life and prayed for the state’s development on the occasion of Eid-uz-Zuha.



aa Will not let talents become frustrated: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 August 2018

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that children are the future of the country. Children should continue to study, move ahead and build their future. He said that talents will not be allowed to become frustrated. Whatever obstruction comes in the way will be removed. He assured the students not to walk on the paths already laid, instead they should pave new ways. The problems of the students will be solved. Shri Chouhan was addressing the Swarna Sharda Scholarship ceremony at Mansarovar auditorium in the Vidhan Sabha. Shri Chouhan said that the moments he spends with children are the most peaceful and give him happiness. He said that he always stands with outstanding talents and is putting in every possible effort to provide assistance to them. The state government has launched schemes like free books, cycles to travel to other villages for further studies, Ladli Laxmi Yojana etc. Shri Chouhan said that he would often be told about the problem of not being able to pay fees, being faced by talented children from financially weak families. To solve this problem, the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana was implemented. He said that earlier 75 percent marks was the limit for the Yojana which was reduced to 70 percent on the demand of the students. He said that this achievements is only a step, the destination is yet to come. The Chief Minister said that the western culture should not be aped blindly. Indian culture gives women the honour of a ‘Devi’. He said that the security of women has been given topmost priority in the state. So far 10 persons have been awarded death penalty in state. He appealed to the men to always respect women. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Shri Sitasaran Sharma said that the real political leader is the one who walks on his own vision. The society starts following him. The society has accepted the Chief Minister’s Beta-Beti Padhao Vision. He said that just as the Chief Minister has presented an example to the society by honouring women, the same is the responsibility of the political leaders also. The programme started with a two-minute silence to pay homage to former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee. This was followed by the distribution of scholarship to meritorious students and release of coffee table book Medha. IBC-24 Group Chairman Shri Suresh Goyal remembered Late Shri Vajpayee and informed about the dedication of the scholarship to Atalji. Spiritual Guru Shri Pavan Sinha, Managing Director of IBC-24 Shri Narendra Goyal and Editor-in-Chief Shri Ravikant Mittal were present on the occasion.



aa Padmashri Dr. Gaurishankar pays courtesy visit to CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 August 2018

Padmashri Dr. V.R. Gaurishankar, Working Officer and Administrator of Shri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mahasansthan, Shardapeeth Shringeri today paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the CM House. Dr. Gaurishankar felicitated CM Shri Chouhan by presenting him with a shawl and Prasad. He gave information of Shringeri Shardapeeth Sansthan and the temple construction project to the Chief Minister.



aa CM Shri Chouhan pays obeisance to Former President Late Dr. Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan paid obeisance to the Former President Late Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma on his 100th Birth Day. He paid tribute by garlanding statue installed at Ret Ghat today. Shri Chouhan said that the Birth Centenary of Late Dr. Sharma will be observed with full reverence and respect. The state government will organize inspirational programmes. Programmes will be decided by the committee to be constituted in this connection. The Mayor Shri Alok Sharma and MLA Shri Surendra Nath Singh were also present on the occasion. The Chie Minister further stated that Late Shri Sharma was an identity of Bhopal. Bhopal is proud of his personality and accomplishments. Enriched with multi talent, great scholar and the leader of the merger revolution, Late Dr. Sharma was such a literate personality that could not be compared with anyone. Late Dr. Sharma discharged the duties with honesty and devotion according to the grace and dignity of the posts held by him. Birth Centenary of Smt. Vijay Raje Scindia to be observed CM Shri Chouhan said that the Birth Centenary of Late Smt. Vijay Raje Scindia will also be observed with devotion in the state this year. He mentioned that Smt. Vijay Raje Scindia gave a new identity to the Bhartiya Jan Sangh. We are full of devotion and devoutness towards her too.



aa Ministers take part in Maharudrabhishek
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 August 2018

The Minister for public Health and Family Welfare Shri Rustam Singh, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Smt. Maya Singh and Minister for New and Renewable Energy Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha participated in Parthiv Shivling Nirman, Shrimadbhagwat Katah and Maharudrabhishek programme in Datia on Sunday. They also took part in Pooja and Aarti. The Minister for Public Relations Dr. Narottam Mishra accorded welcome to the Ministers. Bhajans were presented today during the programme. Member of Parliament Dr. Bhagirath Prasad, other Public Representatives and common man in large number attended the programme.



aa Computerisation of Tribal Department’s schemes
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 August 2018

The Tribal Affairs Department has launched an app for profile registration of beneficiaries in the state. This app has been launched under Madhya Pradesh Tribal Affairs Automation System. By using this app, the persons belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe can get their profiles registered through their mobiles to avail the benefits of the departmental schemes easily. Akansha Yojana is being run for coaching of tribal students for admission in national level institutions like JEE, NEET, AIIMS, CLAT etc. To avail the benefits of this scheme, eligible students can apply online. This process will begin online from August 18, 2018. Beneficiary students can get their registrations online after computerization of the schemes and will be able to avail benefits of the schemes without wasting any time in paper formalities and in visiting offices. A notification has been published in the Madhya Pradesh Tribal and Scheduled Caste Cadre (Service and Recruitment) Rules, 2018 Gazette of August 8, 2018 for the merger of the teachers posted department’s educational institutions of the Tribal Affairs Department and the Tribal Welfare Department run in 89 adivasi blocks and 224 general blocks of the state in the department. The module for teacher profile registration, registration of the personal details of the teacher and merger of teacher cadre working in the departmental institutes in the Tribal Affairs Department has been made online under the Human Resources Management Information System. In addition to this, the process of merger in the department under the provisions given in the the Madhya Pradesh Tribal and Scheduled Caste Teachers Cadre (Service and Recruitment) Rules, 2018 has been made online. The Teacher Profile Registration (www.tribal.mp.gov.in) module has been made online. This will enable the process of merger to simple, smooth and fast.



aa Minister Shri Pawaiya takes part in Maharudraabhishek in Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 August 2018

Higher Education Minister Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya today took part in the Parthiv Shivling Shrimad Bhagwat Katha, Maharudra Yagya and Maharudrabhishek in Datia. Shri Pawaiya also took part in the puja and arti. Public Relations Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra greeted Shri Pawaiya on the occasion. Minister Shri Pawaiya said Datia has been named as Mini Vrindavan which suits this pious, religious and spiritual city. Devotional songs were presented during the programme. General public in a huge number took part in the programme along with public representatives.



aa Atal Ji was countrys political Guru and father figure: Governor Smt Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 August 2018

Governor Smt Anandiben Patel has condoled the demise of Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and paid tributes. In her condolence message, Governor Smt Anandiben Patel said that the demise of Shri Vajpayee has caused irreparable loss to the country. He will always be remembered for honour to the country at global level and putting firemly the country's side as compared to enemy nations in the United Nations Organisation. The governor said that he was the political Guru and father figure for the country. He never feared difficulties and adverse circumstances. He was the first such prime minister during his tenure India conducted successful nuclear test. This is the matter of pride for us. His poems will continue to inspire next generation to serve the country. The Governor said that late Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a great poet, a writer and a great orator. He had a great vocabulary. His art of oratory used to attract common public and youth a lot. People in large number were eager to listen his speech, leaving their work. Shri Vajpayee's personality was so megnenimous that the leaders from opposition could not refrain themselves from getting impressed from him. The Governor has prayed to the God to give peace to the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved citizens of the country to bear the loss.



aa Vajpayeeji lived entire life for the Country - Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 August 2018

In my childhood I went to Bhopal for school education. During my stay in Bhopal, I heard that a public meeting of Bharatiya Jansangh president Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is being held at Char Batti Choraha, Budhware. I thought I will go and hear his speech. I was highly impressed by his speech. He said, “Ye Desh Keval Jamin Ka Tukda Nahin, Ek Jeeta Jagata Raashtr-Purush Hai, Himalay Iska Mastishka Hai, Gauri-Shankar Iskee Shikha Hain, Pavas Ke Kaale- Kaale Megh Iskee Kesh Raashi Hain, Dillee Dil Hai, i Kati Hai, Narmada Karadhanee Hai, Porvee Ghat Aur Pashchimi Ghaat Isakee Do Vishaal Janghaen Hain, Kanyakumaaree Iske Panje Hain, Samudra Iske Charan Pakharata Hai, Sooraj Aur Chandrama Iskee Aarti Utarate Hain, Ye Viron Ki Bhoomi Hai, Shooron Ki Bhoomi Hai, Ye Arpan Ki Bhoomi Hai, Tarpan Ki Bhoomi Hai, Isaka Kankar-Kankar Hamare Liye Shankar Hai, Iska Bindu-Bindu Hamare Liye Gangajal Hai, Ham Jiyenge To Iske Liye, Aur Kabhi Marana Pada To Marenge Bhi Iske Liye. Aur Marane Ke Baad Hamaree Asthiyaan Bhee Agar Samudra Mein Visarjit Ki Jaengi To Vahan Se Bhi Ek Hi Aavaz Aaegee –“Bharat Mata Ki Jay, Bharat Mata Ki Jay”. These words had huge impact on my life. Patriotism was instilled in me and I decided that my life will be dedicated for my country. This was my first lesson in politics. After that, I accepted honorable Atalji as my Guru and whenever there was an opportunity to listen Atalji, I never missed his speech. Right from childhood, I became interested in politics, and hence became member of Jan Sangh. During emergency, I was imprisoned and started working in Janta Party after being released from the jail, then became full time worker of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad. My first personal interaction with Atalji took place during a meeting of the national executive in Bhopal, when my duty as a worker was to arrange his tea and breakfast. I brought fruits, dry fruits etc. for Atalji after his nap in the afternoon. He said 'Kya Ghas Phoos Khane Ke Liye Le Aaye'. He told me to arrange some Kachori, Samosa, Pakode or Phaphde, after which I arranged some namkin for him. The down to earth simple interaction with a young worker like me filled my heart with sense of affinity and respect for him. This simple interaction left a permanent impression upon me. The hesitation I had from a stalwart of his stature was set aside. He lost election in the year 1984 in Gwalior, but his fun-loving attitude and ability to laugh about defeat was worth emulating. When he visited Bhopal, he told me “Shivraj, I am now unemployed too”. In 1991, he contested Lok Sabha elections from two seats - Vidisha and Lucknow and decided that he would continue to hold the seat which he would win with higher margin. At that time, I was MLA from Budhni seat of Vidisha parliamentary constituency. I was responsible for the election campaign in Budhni assembly seat but being the state president of Yuva Morcha, I got the opportunity to campaign in his entire parliamentary constituency. During the campaign time, I could understand Atalji a lot more. During my speech when I compared him with the opposition candidate, he used to laugh a lot on one of my sentences. I used to say 'Kahan Munchh Ka Bal Aur Kahan Punchh Ka Bal,' he used to laughingly say, Dear brother, keep such remarks away.' He won the Vidisha Parliamentary seat with one lakh four thousand votes and Lucknow with one lakh sixteen thousand votes. He retained Lucknow seat as he won from there with more number of votes and made me contest the by-election from the vacant Vidisha seat. When I went to meet him after winning the by-election, he addressed me with endearment ‘Aao Vidisha-Pati’ and since then, whenever I met him, he always addressed me by the name Vidisha-Pati. Whenever I went to him even with small problem of Vidisha, he always took it with utmost seriousness. Once, the railway station halt of one of the trains was discontinued at Ganjbasoda, despite my request to the then Railway Minister Shri Jaffer Sharief, the train halt was not continued. I approached Atalji and requested him that train stop should be restarted once again at Ganjbasoda. He immediately enquired about the whereabouts of Shri Jaffer Sharief, and coincidently Shri Sharief was present in the parliament house itself. If Atalji wished he could have conversed with Shri Sharief over phone but he told me to accompany him to have direct conversation. It amazed me that such a great leader took me to the chamber of the Railway Minister for the halt of a train and that is when I understood that how much Atalji was serious towards the simple works that he did not hesitate to go to a Minister for the issues of the common man. I also went along with Atalji to the Minister chamber and the Minister immediately ordered for the train to halt at Ganjbasoda. It was during Vidhan Sabha election in Madhya Pradesh in 2003, funds towards drought relief was being demanded by the then Congress government from the Union Government. A group of MP BJP parliamentarians thought that if this amount is sanctioned to the state government before the upcoming elections, then the state government will misuse these funds to win elections. Hence, we parliamentarians together went to meet Atalji, who was the Prime Minister at that time and told him that it is not appropriate time to give any additional funds to the state government. Upon hearing us Atalji while explaining us said that it is responsibility of the Union Government to help the elected state government of whichever party it belongs to. He urged us to discard such kind of feelings from our heart. I met with a serious accident at the end of 1998, which caused 8 fractures in my body. During the same period, Atalji’s government lost owing to shortage of one vote in the lok sabha. I also went on stretcher to my cast vote. Once again elections were announced. At that time, I felt that it is right for me to contest the ensuing elections. I told Atalji that we should seek some other contestant from Vidisha as I am not in a position to contest election. He told me with affection that “Kheer mein Ikhatte aur Maheri mein Nyaare, this is not done, when you were in good health we fielded you in the election, why we should not ask you to contest election, when you are unwell today, this is not done, you will contest election, leave any worries with the party”. On this advice I contested election in this fractured condition and won the election. Atalji was such a remarkable human being. I still have many such fond memories of him. Our beloved Atalji is no more with us. Sabko apna Manne wale, sabko pyaar karne wale, sabki chinta karne wale, sarvapriya ajatshatru rajneta, unke liye koi paraaya nahi tha, sab apne the. He lived his entire life for the country. He was a living legend of Indian cultural values and traditions. Bharat Mata ke Pujari. His poetry ‘Haar Nahi Manoonga, Raar Nahi Thanoonga, Kaal ke Kapaal par Likhta-Mitta hoon, Geet naya Gaata hoon’ gives us inspiration to work with courage. Unke Charno mein Shat-Shat Naman-Pranam.



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra lauds Dr. Tripathi for his decision on body donation
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 August 2018

Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra felicitated Dean Dr. Mahesh Tripathi for announcing his decision to donate his body for Medical College, Datia. It may be noted that this is the first announcement of body donation ever since Medical College started functioning in Datia. Dr. Tripathi’s decision to donate his body for research purpose to the medical students after his death is inspiring other citizens also. Devotional and patriotic songs by Anup Jalota Dr. Mishra met devotees present on the occasion of Parthiv Shivling construction and Shrimad Bhagwat Katha. Well-known singer Shri Anup Jalota sang devotional songs at the Bhajan Sandhya and also sang patriotic songs on the demand of the devotees. Dr. Mishra offered ‘chadar’ at the Dargah in Urs Dr. Mishra offered ‘chadar’ at the Dargah on the occasion of Datia’s Dawalpeer Shah Urs on Wednesday and prayed for the development and prosperity of the people. He welcomed the Qawwals with garlands. Dr. Mishra flags off Vikas Yatra Rath PR Minister Dr. Mishra flagged off the Vikas Yatra Rath for Datia block. Other public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa Governor Smt. Patel unfurls National Flag at Raj Bhavan
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel hoisted the National Flag in the Raj Bhavan campus at 8.00 a.m. on the occasion of 72nd anniversary of the Independence Day. She took salute from the contingent of the Police force after the Flag hoisting ceremony. Smt. Patel distributed sweets among the employees and officers besides children on the occasion. Governor’s family, Secretary to the Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, other Senior Officers and common man too were present in the programme.



aa M.P first state to provide death penalty for rapists of minors - Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel today met the police officials and employees of Madhya Pradesh Police who received the President’s Medal. Extending best wishes the Governor said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state to have made provision for death by hanging to rapists of minors. The accused are being penalized in a very short time due to prompt action by the police officials/employees in rape cases of minors and presentation of evidence. Law and order system in Madhya Pradesh is satisfactory due to the constant effective efforts of the police. There is need for the Police to strengthen its benevolent image further. Governor Smt. Patel said that there is a spate in cyber crimes due to advanced techniques, internet and social media. There is need to focus on police modernization to improve law and order system and check crime. Felicitation of brave, determined and courageous police officials-employees with medals is a matter of pride for whole state. The Governor said that the police have made several innovations with the aim of strengthening girls and women in self-defence and for awareness towards crimes against women. URJA (Urgent Relief and Just Action) desks are being set up in 180 police stations of 12 district of the state. Throwing light on the activities of the Police, Director General of Police Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla said that Madhya Pradesh Police is committed towards protection of the state. He said that police have taken the incidents of exploitation of women and rape as a challenge. Taking prompt action, the accused in 10 cases of rape of minors were given death sentence. Chairman of M.P Police Housing Corporation Shri Vijay Kumar Singh, Special Director General, Police Reforms Shri Maithilisharan Gupta, Secretary to the Governor Shri D.D. Agrawal, senior police officers, medal recipient officers and employees were present on the occasion. Additional Director General of Police, SAF Shri Vijay Yadav proposed the vote of thanks.



aa Flag hoisting at CM House
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan unfurled the National Flag on the occasion of the Independence Day at the CM House in the morning today. He extended Independence Day greetings to all the Officers and Employees on the occasion. The Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Shri S.K. Mishra, Officers of the CM Secretariat, Officers and employees posted in Chief Minister's personal administration and security staff were present on the occasion.



aa Citizens safety is paramount for State Government: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that safety of citizens is paramount for the state government. The state government is committed to provide safety to the people of the state. Crime free Madhya Pradesh is our goal. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the function organised to dedicate Safe Monitoring and Response Centre here today. He also dedicated Mobile App of Dial-100, 150 Motorcycles and 79 Advance CCTV Surveillance Vehicles being linked with Dial-100 in the programme. CM Shri Chouhan stated that advance technique will help in reducing crimes and the feeling of safety will enhance among the citizens. The Dial-100 service will be developed more in the state and number of CCTV cameras will be increased. Moreover, campaign will be conducted for installation of CCTV cameras in private institutions. He further mentioned that advance technique has played an important role in giving capital punishment to the rapists in the state. Madhya Pradesh has taught the country how to curb the crime by using advance techniques. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has also mentioned about Madhya Pradesh in his Independence Day Function's speech in connection to speedy capital punishment given to the rapists in the state. Shri Chouhan also inspected the service being started from today and took darshan of Nagchandreshwar Mandir of Ujjain and Pitambara Peeth of Datia through CCTV. The Additional Director General of Police Shri Upendra Jain apprised about the services of Response Center in the programme. On this occasion, it was informed that features like SOS Calling, provision of S.M.S. and Location trackers are included in Dial-100 mobile App, which enable to send help immediately to persons in need. Two wheeler vehicles under Dial-100 will help to send assistance now in narrow lanes and roads. Monitoring of remote places could be done by Advance CCTV Surveillance Vehicles. At present, work to install 11 thousand CCTV cameras will be undertaken at 2 thousand places of the state. The Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, DGP Shri R.K. Shukla, Principal Secretary Home Shri Malay Shrivastava, Chief Minister's wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Chief Secretary's wife Smt. Indu Singh and DGP's wife Smt. Nilima Shukla besides other Senior Police Officers were present in the programme.



aa Independence Day celebrated with fervour
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

Independence Day was celebrated today with great enthusiasm and fervor. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan hoisted the national flag in a programme organized at Motilal Nehru Stadium of Bhopal and took the salute of the Independence Day parade. Director General of Police Shri Rishi Shukla and Parade Commander Shri Nagendra Singh IPS, Additional Superintendent of Police Mhow, Indore accompanied the Chief Minister. The Police band played the national song tune followed by celebratory firing by the jawans. Felicitating the Armed Forces for best performance in the Independence Day parade, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave the first prize to S.T.F. team, second to Nagaland team and the Madhya Pradesh Special Armed Forces was awarded the third prize. In the non-Armed teams N.C.C Army Wing (Girls) team was given the first prize, N.C.C. (Naval) wing got the second prize while N.C.C. (Air) Wing bagged the third prize. The audience was overwhelmed with the grand and attractive march past presented by 18 contingents at the Independence Day parade. As many as 18 contingents including Parade Commander Shri Nagendra Singh, Parade 2IC Shri Nagendra Singh Sikarwar Deputy Superintendent of Police (Probationary), Neemuch, Nagaland led by Sub Inspector Shri Grenrailung, Chhattisgarh Armed Forces led by Sub Inspector Shri Shivji Yadav, S.T.F. led by Sub Inspector Shri Chanchal Romade, Special Armed Forces led by Sub Inspector Shri Ramdutt Pandey, Hawk Force led by Sub Inspector Shri Ravindra Uike, District Forces/Government Rail Police led by Sub Inspector Shri Raghavendra Singh Sikarwar, Mahila (SAF and District Force) led by Sub Inspector Sushri Sandhya Shukla, Homeguard led by P.C. Sushri Abhiruchi Gaur, Jail Department (Men) led by Assistant Jail Superintendent Shri Vikas Tiwari, Jail Department (Women) led by Assistant Jail Superintendent Sushri Manisha Yadav, N.C.C. (Army Wing) led by Senior Under Officer Shri Harsh Chaturvedi, N.C.C. (Naval Wing) led by Senior Cadet Captain Shri Akash Yadav, N.C.C. (Air Wing) led by Cadet Warrant Officer Shri Kamlesh Sarathe, N.C.C. Army Division (Girls) led by Senior Under Officer Shri Ravinath Tailang, Shaurya Dal led by Commander Sushri Prachi Mishra, Girls Guides led by Commander Sushri Anuradha Inwe, Boys Scouts led by Commander Shri Om Singh Baghel and the Police Band led by Sub Inspector Shri Sunil Katare took part in the parade. March past by an attractive fusion of S.T.F. Hawk force, Nagaland contingents besides small children of Scouts and Guides left the onlookers spellbound. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan presented 59 medals at a ceremony on the occasion of Independence Day. These include 3 Sarvottam Jeevan Rakshak Padak (Medal for Life Saving), 1 Uttam Jeevan Rakshak Padak, 6 President’s Vishisht Seva Padak for Police Department, 1 President’s Vishisht Seva for Homeguard and Nagrik Suraksha Padak, 31 President’s Sarahniya Seva Padak for Police Department, 10 Sarahniya Seva Padak for Jail Department, 4 Sarahniya Seva Padak for Homeguard and Nagrik Suraksha and 3 Jeevan Raksha Padak to police officers/employees. Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak:- Late Shri Basant Verma, Dhargaon village, Maheshwar Tehsil, Khargone district (Posthumous) Late Shri Deepak Sahu, Rajiv Nagar, Kotra Sultanabad, Bhopal district (Posthumous) Late Shri Bablu Martin, Vivek Nagar, Maihar, Satna district(Posthumous) Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak:- Smt. Reena Patel, Constable, Chhatarpur district President’s Vishisht Seva Padak for Police Department:- Shri Gajiram Meena, Additional Director General of Police, Jail, M.P. Bhopal Shri Ramlal Prajapati,, Inspector General of Police, SAF, Bhopal Range (Retired) Shri Jugal Kishore Dikshit, Dy. Commandant, 35th Battalion SAF, Mandla Shri Sanjiv Deshpande, Dy. Commandant, 7th Battalion SAF, Bhopal Shri Niranjan Singh Rajput, Platoon Commander, 10th Battalion SAF, Sagar(Retired) Shri Saud Zafar, Head Constable, 7th Battalion SAF, Bhopal (Retired) President’s Vishisht Seva for Homeguard and Nagrik Suraksha Padak:- Shri Devi Prasad Tiwari, Assistant Inspector (M) Datia district President’s Sarahniya Seva Padak for Police Department:- Shri Vivek Sharma, Inspector General of Police/Secretary, Home Department, Bhopal Smt. Himani Khanna, Commandant, 2nd Battalion SAF, Gwalior Shri Mukesh Shrivastava, Commandant, 5th Battalion, SAF, Morena Shri Hemant Chouhan, Superintendent of Police, (North) Bhopal Shri Rajesh Singh Chandel, Superintendent of Police, Sehore Shri Ramavtar Singh Kushwaha, Inspector, 5th Battalion SAF, Morena Shri Nawab Khan, Inspector (M) Steno, PHQ, Bhopal Shri Shyamarao Patil, Inspector (M), PHQ, Bhopal Shri Udyan Shrivastava, Inspector (M) Office. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bhopal Smt. Usha Kiran Pandey, Subedar(M) J.N.P.A, Sagar Shri Ritukant Sinha, Subedar(M) S.C.R.B., PHQ. Bhopal Shri Ashok Bhusari, Sub Inspector SAF, R.A.P.T.C. Indore Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, Sub Inspector (Photo) PHQ. Bhopal Shri Suresh Kumar Dubey, Sub Inspector (M), District Forces Panna Shri Raji Abraham Sub Inspector A.T.S. Headquarters PHQ Bhopal Shri Ashok Kolhe, ASI, SAF, R.A.P.T.C. Indore Shri Gopal Singh, ASI (Radio) Bhopal Shri Ajay Kumar Sharma, ASI, (Cyber Cell), Mandsaur district Shri Mehtab Singh Raghuvanshi, ASI District Police Forces, Bhopal Shri Kishan Lal Mehra, ASI, (E.O.W.) Bhopal Shri Sheoraj Singh, ASI, (Arms) 7th Battalion SAF, Bhopal Shri Balmik Sananse, Head Constable, (E.O.W.) Bhopal Shri Brijbhushan Kaul, Head Constable, District Police Force, Rewa Shri Walter Henry Ekka, Head Constable, Hawk Force Headquarters Bhopal Shri Basant Katare, Head Constable, Lokayukta Sangathan, M.P. Bhopal Shri Ramcharit Tiwari, Head Constable. (E.O.W.), Bhopal Shri Arun Kumar Mishra, Constable, (Lokayukta Sangathan), Bhopal Shri Vinod Kumar Thapa, Constable, (Lokayukta Sangathan), Gwalior Shri Rajlochan Prasad Dubey, Constable, 9th Vahini SAF), Rewa Shri Tan Singh Marawi, Constable, District Police Forces, Anuppur Shri Sitamram Ahirwar, Constable, (E.O.W.) Jabalpur Sarahniya Seva Padak for Jail Department :- Shri Anil Kumar Agarwal, Deputy Superintendent, Jail, Central Jail, Narsinghput Shri Harpal Singh Rathore, Assistant Superintendent, Jail, District Jail, Shahdol Shri Sitaram Athia, Head Chief Sentinel, Central Jail, Indore Shri Phool Singh Garhwal, Chief Sentinel, Central Jail, Ujjain Shri Satish Prasad Tiwari, Chief Sentinel, Central Jail, Ujjain Shri Satybhan Dwivedi, Chief Sentinel, Central Jail, Satna Shri Rajesh Kumar Namdev, Chief Sentinel, Jail Headquarters, Bhopal Shri Sanjay Vyas, Sentinel, Central Jail, Ujjain Shri Alexander, Sentinel, Central Jail, Jabalpur Smt. Laungbai Marawi, Sentinel, Central Jail, Jabalpur Sarahniya Seva Padak for Homeguard and Nagrik Suraksha:- Shri Ashok Kumar Sahu, S.I.(M), Chhindwada district Shri Veeran Singh Baghel, Vehicle Driver, Seoni district Shri Radhacharan Sharma, C.Q.M. No.-108 Hoshangabad district Shri Sunil Kumar Garg, Division Warden, Civil Defence, Jabalpur Jeevan Raksha Padak: - Shri Saurabh Singh Rajput, P.S. Kareli Narsinghpur district Shri Surendra Sharma, Head Constable P.S. Gadarwara, Narsinghpur district Shri Hariom Singh Bais, Police Lines, P.S. Midghat, Jabalpur district



aa PR Minister Dr. Mishra hoists National Flag in Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 August 2018

The Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Narottam Mishra unfurled the National Flag in the District level function on the occasion of the Independence Day in Datia. He took salute from the joint parade and recited Chief Minister’s message to the citizens on this occasion



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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



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

Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has given approval to the Madhya Pradesh State Lawsuit Management Policy-2018. Under the policy, state level and department level empowered committee besides district level monitoring committee will be constituted for effective management, supervision and handling of lawsuits. Grievances redressal system will be established to redress complaints of government officers/employees in each department at district and state level. Redressal of such complaints will be ensured within 8 weeks, under the system so that government officers/employees should avoid going to the court for redressal of their complaints related to service rules. In order to make available a competent and professional legal officer in departments, a regular cadre will be developed under the control and supervision of the law department. By making the appeal process simple, right to appeal has been given to the concerned collector/ district authority in the cases related to government lands and properties, in which an order or