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aa Setting up of plant will meet energy requirements of state: Shri Karada
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 February 2020

Bhopal.Water Resources Minister Shri Hukum Singh Karada has informed that a solar park group of ambitious solar power plants of Madhya Pradesh will be established in Shajapur district as a source of non-conventional energy. A total of 450 MW of electricity will be generated every day by the establishment of solar park on the waste land of 1272.822 ha area of ​​total 11 villages of Barodia tehsil. The cost of this project is about Rs 1800 crores. Representatives of various companies wishing to set up solar parks, including 6 foreign companies, today viewed the land reserved for solar parks.
Representatives of ENEL Green Power, Rising Sun Energy, BHEL, GAIL, Eden Renewable Energy, Victor Green Company, Tata Power Renewable Energy, NTPC, Juniper Green Energy, Renew Power Pvt. Ltd., AMP Energy, S.B. Energy, Angel Solar, JSW Energy, Spring Energy, Aeon Energy and Solar Pack Energy Company inspected the reserved land for solar park.
For Solar Park, a total of 391.922 hectare land has been identified in 164.61 hectare in Hanauti village in Shajapur tehsil, 53.74 hectare in Surajpur and 173.572 hectare in Lalpur. Likewise 53.24 ha in Javadi village of Barodia tehsil, 137.02 ha in Parsula, 22.62 ha in Favka, 218.2 ha in Dhatravada, 154.66 ha in Dehripal. 55.5 ha in Chauma, 95.23 ha in Burlai and 144.43 hectares in Bijankhedi that is a total of 880.9 hectare land has been identified. Thus, a total of 1272.822 hectare land has been identified in 11 villages of Shajapur and Mohd. Badodia tehsil.
With the special efforts of Water Resources Minister Shri Hukum Singh Karada, this project has come up in Shajapur district. The solar park is targeted to be completed by March 2022. Electricity distribution companies of the state will be provided electricity from this solar park and consumers will get electricity from there. Minister Shri Karada informed that with the setting up of the plant, the energy requirements of the state will be met and the region will develop.


CM Shri Kamal Nath expresses grief over Journalist Shri Arvind Sharma’s demise
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has expressed profound grief over the demise of Senior Journalist Shri Arvind Sharma. The Chief Minister said that high standards of reporting were adopted by Shri Arvind Sharma for a long time in the field of journalism.
The Chief Minister has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family and friends to bear the loss.


aa Dahi Micro Lift Irrigation Scheme to be named after Tribal Hero Tantya Bheel
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath while laying the foundation of Micro Lift Irrigation scheme costing Rs. 1085 crore 20 lakh in Dahi block of Dhar district, said that the scheme will be known by the name of Tribal Hero Tantya Bheel. He further stated that the tribal community is humble, simple and hard working. This community has been cheated for years, but it will not happen now. Shri Kamal Nath said that together with the tribal community, we will write a new chapter of development in the state.
Comprehensive Policies will change state’s condition
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that we are committed to bring improvement in the state’s deteriorated economy inherited by us. We are making a policy that improves the condition of farmers. Efforts have been started to revive the purchasing power of the farmers, which crumpled over the last several years. He said that the state's condition will change with the comprehensive policies of the state government. Shri Kamal Nath said that 70 percent population of the state is based on agriculture. Owing to this, the state government is making every effort to improve the condition of the farmers through schemes like 'Jai Kisan Fasal Wrin Maafi Yojana'.
Biggest challenge is to make youth’s future bright
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the youth of the present time is knowledgeable. They have modern facilities like internet but do not have employment. He said that we have to recognize the suffering of the youth and have to give work to them. The Chief Minister said that the biggest challenge before the government today is to ensure a bright future for the youth. He informed that the State Government is working with firm determination to provide employment opportunities to the youth. All kinds of efforts are being made to increase employment opportunities in the state. The Chief Minister said that youth are the future of the country, so we will not let their future go ruin.
Chief Minister has special attachment to Tribal Community
The Minister for Tourism and Narmada Valley Development Shri Surendra Singh Baghel said that the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has special attachment towards the tribal community. He informed that while giving the charge of Narmada Valley Development Department, he clearly told me that Narmada water should reach tribal area first. Shri Baghel said that this has been ensured today with the Dahi Micro Lift Irrigation Scheme. The programme was also addressed by the District In-Charge and Minister for Medical Education, AYUSH and Culture Dr. Vijayalakshmi Sadho.
Along with the Dahi Micro Lift Irrigation scheme, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath also laid foundation of works costing about Rs. One crore 33 lakh for area’s development. MLAs Shri Panchilal Medha, Shri Pratap Grewal, Shri Balmukund Gautam, Shri Mahesh Patel, Shri Mukesh Patel, Sushri Kalavati Bhuriya, Shri Hiralal Alawa, other public representatives and members of tribal community in large number were present on the occasion.


National session of Rock Art Society of India on February 27
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty will inaugurate the 24th national session of the Rock Art Society of India on February 27 at 10.30 am in the State Museum. This session, dedicated to Padmashri Dr.V.S. Vakankar, is being organized under the joint aegis of Archaeological Archives and Museums and Tourism Development Corporation.
Former Director General of Archaeological Survey of India Dr. Rakesh Tiwari will give the Dr. Vakankar Memorial Lecture at the session. Famous scientists, heritage conservators, administrators, professors and scholars from various fields of rock art, forest conservators, tourism managers, directors etc. are also attending the convention.


aa Minister Shri Sharma immediately reached fire incident site
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma, after receiving the information of fire incident at the Multi-Storey Parking located in P&DT square Mata Mandir, reached the site immediately. The local Corporator Shri Monu Saxena accompanied him.
Shri Sharma inspected the vehicles damaged by the fire and burn out electric wires. He sought information from the local residents as regard to the fire incident. He assured the local residents that inquiry will be conducted in this matter. Shri Sharma directed to replace the electric fittings of the buildings.


aa Gaushalas will be opened in all panchayat headquarters: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that government is working on the goal that along with the protection of bovine, Gaushalas should become a means of generating income in rural areas. He said that cowsheds are being constructed in all panchayat headquarters across the state. We have fulfilled this promise made in the manifesto soon after the formation of the government. Shri Kamal Nath was inaugurating the model cow-shed costing Rs 30 lakh at Umarhar village in Chhindwara district today.
The Chief Minister said that the government is committed towards protection of cows. He said that along with promoting organic farming with Gaumutra and cow-dung, marketing of their various products will also be promoted. This will increase the income of those connected to cow rearing. He said that according to the promise made in the manifesto, the government is constructing cowsheds in the entire state in a systematic manner. The Chief Minister said that 31 cowsheds will be built in Chhindwara district.
Chhindwara model is the basis of state’s development
Shri Kamal Nath said that the state government is working with a new attitude and approach for the development of the state. He said that Chhindwara model has been made the basis of development of the state. On this line, development initiatives have been taken in all areas. An investment-friendly environment has been created for employment, which has started yielding results. For this, the processes related to industry establishment have been simplified. This has increased the confidence of investors in Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister informed that efforts are being made to improve the level of education in order to connect youth with employment and self-employment. Also, schemes related to the needs of farmers and general public are being formulated. He said that this government wishes to win the confidence of the people by working at ground-level instead of making announcements.
Public Health Engineering Minister Shri Sukhdeo Panse said that the government is working in line with the faith of the general public. In the one-year tenure, 365 points of the manifesto have been fulfilled. Apart from loan waiver of farmers, relief in electricity bills and double pension amount, the amount of Kanyadaan Yojana has also been increased to Rs 51 thousand.
MP Shri Nakul Nath said that Gauseva has not only been our tradition but is our responsibility too. The state government has speeded up construction of Gaushalas. Special attention is being paid to bovine protection and promotion, which will make every village of the state Mathura, Vrindavan.
Social Justice, Disabled Welfare and Scheduled Caste Welfare Minister Shri Lakhan Ghanghoria and former minister Shri Deepak Saxena also addressed the programme.
The Chief Minister viewed the modern style demonstration of pesticide spray through drone on the occasion. He honoured the self-help-groups Sangam and Ahilya for outstanding performance in agriculture sector by presenting them with Rs 2.50 lakh and Rs one lakh respectively. In addition, Shri Rahul Vishwakarma was presented with letter of approval of Mukhya Mantri Swarozgar Yojana.


Instructions to resolve cases of excess electricity bills within time-limit
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 February 2020

Bhopal.Energy Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh has given instructions to resolve cases of excess power billing due to technical glitches within the time-limit. He directed the officials of all three power distribution companies to resolve billing related issues being faced by the consumers.
It may be noted that information regarding excess billing in the domestic connection of consumer Mangilal in Chhapihera of Rajgarh district was brought to the notice of the Energy Minister. Shri Singh asked the officials concerned to resolve the case immediately. A revised bill was issued to the consumer, which has been paid by him.


aa Priceless treasure of nature’s beauty - Orchha
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 February 2020

Bhopal.I visited Orchha just a week ago. This religious-historical-natural pilgrimage charmed me this time. Earlier I would often go to visit Ramaraja Sarkar. Like a devotee. Perhaps the story is deeply ingrained in my subconscious that Ramaraja has been placed in Bundelkhand, on the banks of river Betwa. I had visited Ram ji in Orchha about 45 -46 six years ago when I was a teenager. As soon as one enters this wonderful pilgrimage, it seems like some other world. Let me remind you that Queen Ganesh Kunwari of Orchha was a great devotee of Rama. She brought statues of Sri Ram, Sita and Lakshmana from the main abode of Ram in Ayodhya in the shape of a convoy. The same statues were brought by King Madhukarshah’s queen Kunwari Ganesh Avadhpuri to Orchha. These statues were revered in her Rani Mahal. The Rani Mahal remains the temple of Lord Rama till date.
Scenes of a film emerge in my subconscious, after taking the name of Orchha. The scene first emerges of millions of devotees taking a dip in Betwa. Then there are groups of women and men singing folk songs, singing the glory of Rama, in queues up to several kilometers. Lord Rama is seen giving a salute by a group of armed soldiers daily. Just as Mahakal is the King of Ujjain, Shri Rama is of Orchha and that is why he dwells in millions of hearts. In more than fifty districts around the area, this tradition has been going on for centuries that the first invitation of any wedding that is solemnized is sent to Lord Rama in Orchha. People walk several kilometers and sprinkle turmeric rice on the invitation card and place it at the feet of Rama and only then do they take a morsel of food. Those who cannot reach themselves, send their invitation by post. Only then does the process of sending other cards begins. We have a tradition of getting an auspicious time and date for marriage. In the failure of an auspicious time the marriage is postponed, until a good time comes. But if the marriage is in Orchha, then there is no need for any Muhurat. Every moment in Orchha is auspicious. So people from far and wide arrive in buses, by rail or on their own trains and conduct marriages here. Orchha is the most wonderful wedding destination. Does one feel such deep faith in the public towards any other divinity?
But my visit a week ago was not just in the form of a devotee. This time I wanted to enjoy Orchha as a tourist or nomad. As soon as I landed at Jhansi railway station, a friend’s car was waiting to take me to Orchha. Within 20 to 25 minutes we were in Orchha. Amidst the dense forests on a small hill and a flowing Betwa, my cheap restroom room was safe. I was amazed. I have traveled around the country and visited every nook and corner. There may be hardly any part of the country left, be it the Himalayas or the mighty waves of the Brahmaputra, the banks of the sea, or the view of the desert, be it a forest full of dense trees or a variety of wild life. I can say that this time, the supernatural feeling that I experienced in Orchha, did not feel the same anywhere else.
I woke up in the morning to the sounds of peacocks, chirping of birds and the waves of Betwa crashing. A sheet of white fog welcomed me as I came out.
I took off for a walk with a muffler around my ears. Crossing the bridge with stones I reached the national sanctuary. The fog was gone. Dawn was breaking across the flow of the river. The sun’s rays seemed to filter in through the leaves of the trees. Suddenly there was a rustle and a herd of deer rushed past me and gradually approached the flowing water between the rocks. I looked here and there with watchful eyes, and started drinking water. I was on a footpath among the trees. Not even had I walked a furlong when a pack of jackals leaped past with great agility. As a child, we lived in a village. The jackals were called Lidaiyya in Bundeli. How fast is the speed of a second. A glimpse of the jackals took me 55 years back. I raised my head to thank the one above only to spot two Neelkanth on a branch. I again recalled my childhood. She would wake me up early on Dussehra. She would say, “Today is Dussehra. It is auspicious to see Neelkanth this morning. In obeisance of their grandmother all the children used to go to see the Neelkanth, and would return only after Neelkanth darshan no matter what the time was. We used to sing - Neelkanth! Tum Neele rahiyo.....Hamai Khabar Bhagwan se Kahiyo…..
The sun was high up in the sky. It must have been 7 – 7 and-a-half. I left the mobile in the room. I wanted to experience nature completely. While returning with a neem stem in my mouth, went to the same stones descending in my memories to drink fresh flowing water, where the deer had been quenching their thirst a while ago I settled on a rock and put my feet in the cold water. I could sense the tiny fishes around my feet. I could see only river, rocks, huge trees and some wild animals for miles. Everything was so beautiful. Far from the poisonous gas chamber of Delhi, the lap of nature was caressing me. The rustle broke the somnolence of my thoughts. Shocked, I saw a brown ‘Ajgar’ was curling itself around a stone on the river side. Sorry to say! There was no camera. I could not take my eyes off it. A little further, a wild pig ran showing its teeth as if to tease. When I reached the resort, a villager was making tea in the village in a stove made of stones. We also had a glass of delicious ginger tea for Rs 5. Believe me. It was way better than the tea at Delhi’s Taj or India International Centre. I had a view of the river Betwa, even outside the resort room. Sitting on a rock, had another cup of tea and hot hot samosa from the waiter. Then took off my clothes and took a bath in cold water. There was no desire to get out of the river even in that pleasant winter. Seeing me taking a bath shamelessly, some other foreign and Indian tourists also came for a bath. I came out. After visiting Ramaraja, I reached Lala Hardaul’s residence. Lala Hardaul is worshiped like a deity not only in Bundelkhand but in some areas of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan. But his saga is sad. I remembered when I was an Akashvani announcer in Chhatarpur, we were often sent with a tape recorder to create a radio report. I went with colleagues for a recording. There, I heard the Hardaul saga from the mouth of a unique folk singer named Omprakash Amar playing the dafli at a fair. We were overwhelmed. More than 10 thousand people were sobbing bitterly after hearing the story of Hardaul. We too could not control our tears.
Hardaul’s elder brother Jujhar Singh was the king of Orchha, but he was deployed in Delhi court. He handed over the rule of Orchha to his younger brother Hardaul as his representative. But Jujhar Singh was too gullible. Sycophants told him that there was a love affair between Hardaul and Jujhar Singh’s wife. Enraged Jujhar Singh told his wife that if he she was a pativrata, then she should kill Hardaul by poisoning his food. Hardaul considered the sister-in-law like a mother. The queen broke down hysterically while giving the poison. Shocked Hardaul asked the reason behind her reaction which she could not hide. Hardaul said, “Maa! Bas itni si baat”. And Hardaul drank the poison. When Hardaul sacrificed his life, hundreds of people resorted to self-immolation. People did not cook for several days in Orchha. Hardaul’s sister Kunjavati was married in Datia.
She broke all ties with Jujhar Singh. Years later, when her daughter got married, the Mama has to go with Bhaat (Cheekat ritual) under the Mandap as per ritual. Kunjawati had broken ties with Jujhar Singh and Hardaul had died. The sister shouted for Hardaul. It is believed that Hardaul’s atma performed the ritual of Bhaat. Since then, every mother of Bundelkhand considers Hardaul as her brother, and after entrusting the first card of the daughter’s marriage to Shri Ram, it is customary to give the second invitation to Hardaul. Hardaul’s clothes, palaces, his residence are still intact. Where would a tourist find such a unique pilgrimage in a foreign country telling the saga of moral values?
Orchha has a unique coordination of Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb. From the house of Hardaul ji I reached Jahangir Mahal. An unmatched three-storeyed palace. A mixture of Hindu and Muslim architectural style – the first palace in Hindustan. A unique building not only for archaeological experts but also for the common tourist. You will be spellbound. How half a day passed – I do not know. Consciousness came when an agent came and informed that it was time for the palace to be closed and that I should leave. I was intoxicated with the view. I had to return half-heartedly. The thirst was still not quenched, but I was hungry by then. When I saw the menu of the resort, I said to the waiter, “Brother! Why don't you get some Bundeli dishes. He said, “Come on. Let me take you to where we feed desi ghee puris and potato curry near the temple. He took me. Wow. What a delicacy! I had atleast 15-17 puris and could eat more. After having my full I returned to the resort for the night and slept at the resort. Still could see Orchha in deep sleep.
• Jahangir Mahal Orchha There is no other such tourist site, which is a religious pilgrimage, surrounded by dense forest, where you can enjoy river rafting, enjoy wildlife and the biggest thing is the clean air. We spend millions in tourist places around the world but don’t spend a mere Rs 5-10 thousand to visit this precious treasure of the Earth.
I had to return the next day. I was sorry why I came for only a day and a half to this magnificent heritage site. It was worth at least three days. Anyway! I enjoyed the river and the forest the previous day itself. Some historical monuments were left to be seen. So the next day, I left after breakfast at eight o'clock. First went to Chaturbhuj Temple. It is surprising that some four and a half hundred years ago there was neither electricity nor other scientific equipment but the wind and light in this temple is unbelievable. We are getting accustomed to the ‘flat culture’ today and have to rely on electricity throughout the day. We do not want to understand the engineering system of our ancestors. Seeing this architectural four-storeyed 100-year-old specimen, I was flabbergasted. There is a Lakshmi temple behind. The special feature of this temple is that you can see the magnificent pictures of the war between heroine of the first freedom struggle Rani Laxmibai and Ghori Fauz. There are pictures of her martyrdom and after. Therefore, you can consider it absolutely authentic. If you have not seen the palanquin palace near this temple, then the journey of Orchha is not complete. Just like a palace in Mandu in Dhar district is shaped like a ship, similarly this palace of Orchha is in the shape of a palki (palanquin). Today's children may not have even seen a palki. But we have not only seen the palki as a child, but have also enjoyed sitting in it.
After Palki Mahal I was in the palace of Rai Praveen. Rai Praveen meant beauty personified, a fabulous danceuse and a singing prodigy. Indrajit Singh, the Orchha king’s brother built this palace for his beloved Rai Praveena. This three-storyed palace tells a painful story. Returned from the palace with a heavy heart. Will narrate the story of Rai Praveen some other time. Let me tell you that before leaving Orchha, if you did not see the hiding place of the brave revolutionary Chandra Shekhar Azad of the Indian freedom struggle on the banks of Satar river near Orchha you have seen nothing. It is nothing less than a pilgrimage for all of us. Apart from this modern pilgrimage, Kundeshwar is a sacred place from a literary point of view. From here, before independence, eminent journalist Banarsidas Chaturvedi ji had brought out a unique magazine named Madhukar. The country’s famous writers, journalists, novelists, storytellers would want to appear in this magazine. Today there is a colossal statue of Dada Banarsi Das Chaturvedi in Kundeshwar, situated on a river bank. Going to Kundeshwar is also not less than a modern pilgrimage.
While returning, I got down at at Jhansi Junction. I had decided to catch the train from Tikamgarh, instead of Orchha station. When I boarded the train at this small new station for Bhopal, I became emotional. Salam Orchha!


State level committee constituted to formulate New Textile policy
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 February 2020

Bhopal.The State Government has constituted a state level committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary to give suggestions for formulating new Textile policy. As per the order issued by the General Administration Department, the committee will work with an aim to implement integrated development schemes and programmes of Textile Ministry of Government of India to provide job opportunities in textile sector to the youth, to modernize the cotton production, spinning, weaving and garment manufacturing industry besides export promotion of textile products.
Additional Chief Secretary Finance, Additional Chief Secretary Energy, Principal Secretary Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion, Principal Secretary Famers Welfare and Agriculture Development, Principal Secretary Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Principal Secretary Cottage and Village Industry, President M.P. Textile Mills Association, Vice President M.P. Textile Mills, President Madhyanchal Cotton Ginner and Traders Association, President Readymade Garments Association-Jabalpur have been nominated as members of the committee. Managing Director MPIDC has been made member secretary of the committee. The committee will submit its report in a month time. Apart from these members, subject experts may be invited in the committee in the case if other points are under consideration.
In the context of formulating the new textile policy, the committee under Madhya Pradesh's Industrial Promotion Policy 2014 will compare the provision of special facilities in the textile sector with the textile policies of other states to extend benefits of various schemes of the Textile Ministry of Government of India in the state and will hold discussions with the stake holders of textile sector for giving suggestions to develop special infrastructure.


27 bridges and 108 Asphalt Roads costing Rs. 1176 crore to be constructed in Rural areas
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 February 2020

Bhopal.As many as 108 roads measuring 1444 k.m. in length and 27 bridges costing Rs. 1176.11 crore will be constructed in the state under the third phase of Prime Minister Rural Road Scheme. An amount of Rs. 495.41 crore will be contributed by the Madhya Pradesh government from its budget for these works.
The Chief Executive Officer of M.P. Prime Minister Rural Road Development Authority (M.P.R.R.D.A.) Shri Umakant Umrao informed that a total Rs. 1142 crore 85 lakh will be spent on 1444 k.m. roads to be constructed in the state under the third phase of Prime Minister Rural Road scheme. In this, the state government will contribute Rs. 482 crore 10 lakh from its budget. Similarly, a total of Rs. 33 crore 26 lakh will be spent on 27 bridges to be constructed in 14 districts. The state government will share Rs. 13 crore 30 lakh on the construction of these bridges.


aa Energy Minister Shri Singh inaugurates Aajivika Outlet in Jabalpur
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Energy and District In-Charge Shri Priyavrat Singh inaugurated the 'Kritika Aajivika Outlet' at the Collectorate premises in Jabalpur. This outlet has been built for display and sale of products of women self-help groups. Shri Singh also saw various materials made by self-help groups.
Minister Shri Singh also inaugurated the Indian Coffee House in the Collector’s office premises. The Minister for Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Shri Lakhan Ghanghoria, District Panchayat Chairman Smt. Manorama Patel and other public representatives were present on the occasion.


Sarni Power House set record for constant electricity production
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 February 2020

Bhopal.Unit 10 and 11 of Power House Number-4 of Satpura Thermal Power Plant- Sarni of Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company have created a new record by producing electricity in 100 days constantly from November 6 to February 14. Each unit is of 250 MW.
Energy Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh has congratulated the entire staff of Sarni Power House on this achievement. He told them to work like this in future also to establish new dimension of production. It is to be noted that power generation from both the units is going on continuously. The plant load factor (PLF) of Sarni Power House No. 4 was 90.16 and the plant availability factor (PAF) was 101.17 percent during this period.


aa PR Minister Shri Sharma attends Sant Ravidas Jayanti celebration function
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma attended Sant Ravidas Jayanti celebration function held at Manas Bhavan. He also released souvenir at the Yuvak-Yuvti Parichay Sammelan of Ahirwar community. Local public representatives and members of Ahirwar community in large number were present on the occasion.



Offer price of Rs 1330 crore obtained through sand tender process in 41 districts of state
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2020

Bhopal.District-wise e-tenders were invited by Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation from 43 districts with sand availability for disposal of sand mines in the state under Madhya Pradesh Sand Rules 2019. In the tender process, tenders were received for 41 out of 43 districts of the state. No tender was received in Ujjain and Agar-Malwa districts.
Financial tenders of 41 districts were opened in the tender process in which offer price of Rs 1330 crores was received. Rs 446 crore 13 lakh has been deposited in the corporation’s account with the value of 50 percent of the tender amount in 33 districts. Of these, letters of intent have been issued in 31 districts. The process of issuing letters of intent is being carried out in Sehore and Dindori districts. Noticfication has been issued for depositing the amount to the highest tender in Shajapur district. Fifty percent of the amount has not been submitted till the last date that is February 8 by tenderers of Hoshangabad, Raisen, Mandla and Ashok Nagar district. Notification has not been issued to tenderers of Chhindwara, Singrauli and Sidhi due to judicial and technical reasons.
Rs 470 crore 85 lakhs were deposited by sand tenderers in the state at the rate of 50 percent of the highest value of the tender till February 8, 2020 by 33 contractors as EMD of Hoshangabad, Raisen, Mandla, Ashoknagar and Shajapur. Mining plans of total 97 mines in Betul, Dewas, Harda, Bhind, Balaghat, Katni, Panna and Jabalpur districts have been approved in favour of the contractors. Out of these, 82 mines have been transferred in favour of contractors by the state government. Action is being taken by the contractors to get environmental clearance of these mines.
The State Mining Corporation has informed the successful tenderers of Hoshangabad, Raisen, Mandla and Ashoknagar to deposit the amount within the time period.


Handicraftsmen to be honoured with State level Vishwakarma Awards
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2020

Bhopal.The state government has decided to confer state level Vishwakarma Award to handicraftsmen. The State Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation has invited entries along with artifacts for awards from handicraftsmen at the district level by April 30. Applications can be submitted to the Office of Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation or the District Village Industries Officer and District Panchayat.
Rs. One lakh will be awarded in the first prize, Rs. 50 thousand in the second prize and Rs. 25 thousand in the third prize in the state level Vishwakarma Award. Three craftsmen will also be given awards of Rs. 15 thousand each in the form of incentive.
For the eligibility, the artisan must be a native of Madhya Pradesh. The registration and residence of the artisan should be in the recommending district. It is also necessary for the craftsmen to be registered in Sant Ravidas Madhya Pradesh Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation or Development Commissioner (Handicrafts Office) of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Applications received in the districts will be selected by the district level committee. After this process, selected craftsmen will be awarded by the end of the year.


aa Directives to complete construction of Special Backward Tribe Cultural Centre in 18 months
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Tribal Welfare Shri Omkar Singh Markap has instructed officers that the construction work of Special Backward Tribe Cultural and Administrative Centre at Arera Hills in Bhopal should be of quality and the centre should be completed by October 2021 in any case. Shri Markam gave this instruction while inspecting the under-construction building.
During the inspection of Minister Shri Markam, it was informed that cultural- cum-administrative centre is being constructed in Bhopal at a cost of Rs. 18 crore for the conservation and promotion of the culture and various arts of the special backward tribes Baiga, Bharia oand Sahariya of the state. The center will have an indoor and an outdoor auditorium. The each auditorium will have 200 seat capacity. There will also be a lodging arrangement for artists in this centre. The building will also have administrative offices related to special backward tribes. Two blocks are being built in this five-storey building. The Capital Project has been made the construction agency.
Apart from Bhopal, cultural centers of Special Backward Tribes, Sahariya in Sheopur, Baiga in Dindori and Bhariya in Chhindwara are being constructed.


aa High Alert issued in state for protection from Novel Coronavirus
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2020

Bhopal.High alert has been issued by the Health Department for protection from Novel Coronavirus in the state. Special training is being provided to doctors to handle this virus. Isolation wards have been set up at all the District and Civil Hospitals. This was informed by the Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat while reviewing the preparedness of the department in this regard.
Shri Silawat said that wide scale public-awareness campaign should be organized for protection from this virus. Besides domestic methods, people should be made aware of conventional methods for protection from the virus. He asked to get the form filled in this connection by identifying international travelers at airports. Along with this, Shri Silawat instructed Municipal Corporations’ teams to ensure daily cleanliness at meat and fish market and to spray medicines at these places.
Informing about the preparedness of the Health Department, the Principal Secretary Dr. Pallavi Jain Govil said that 6 persons, who returned from China have been stopped in Delhi. The Department of Health of the Union Government is examining every China returned person in its direct monitoring. Such persons will be kept under monitoring for 14 days. She further added that regular monitoring of measures being taken for protection from the virus and their effects are being done. A task force headed by the Collector, comprising representatives of Doctors’ associations has been constituted at district level. Isolation wards with 5 and 10 beds have been made at all the district hospitals and medical hospitals respectively. The Medical Colleges of Sagar, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur and Rewa have been selected for collection of Coronavirus samples. Samples will be sent to N.I.V. Lab, Pune, through private courier for free analysis.
It was informed in the meeting that the Department of Tourism has asked hotels to provide information about the tourists coming from China or other infected countries. Medical out-posts has been set up in Sanchi, where tourists are being briefed on the novel coronavirus. At the state level, control room has been set up to provide information about the virus to the general public. From the call centre on toll free no. 104, anyone can get a solution to their doubts. The call centre is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
News letter 'Asha', focusing activities of Department of Public Health and Family Welfare was released in the meeting. The Commissioner, Shri Pratik Hajela, Food and Drug Controller Shri Ravinder Singh and Senior Officers of Health Department were present on the occasion.


aa M.P. gets National awards in 3 categories for Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2020

Bhopal.Madhya Pradesh has been awarded National awards in three categories for remarkable work under the Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani presented these awards to the State’s Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Imarti Devi at ​​a grand function held in New Delhi. The Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri Anupam Rajan, Commissioner Women and Child Development Shri Naresh Pal Kumar and Collector Indore Shri Lokesh Jatav were present on the occasion.
Madhya Pradesh has got first prize in the state level category for its remarkable work in the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana. Under the scheme, in the district level category, Indore district has been awarded first prize at the national level. The state has also secured the third place for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Week. This week was observed from 2 to 8 December 2019 in the state.
Malnutrition eradication is our goal: Smt. Imarti Devi
The Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Imarti Devi has congratulated and thanked the departmental officers and employees for their remarkable work under the Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana. She informed that Bal Shiksha Kendras are being opened in large number in the state so that maximum number of malnourished children could avail benefit of the scheme.
Over 3 thousand Day-Care Centers to be opened
Highlighting the achievement of the department, the Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri Anupam Rajan said that more than 3 thousand Day-Care Centers are being opened in the state. Nutritious food is being given to the children and the parents are being given tips related to nutrition. Shri Rajan further said that efforts are being made to provide maximum benefit of the scheme by identifying malnourished children in districts, blocks and villages.
So far, a total of 14 lakh 55 thousand 501 beneficiaries have been registered under the Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana. First installment has been paid to about 13 lakh 40 thousand 224 beneficiaries, second installment to 12 lakh 60 thousand 304 beneficiaries and third installment to 8 lakh 80 thousand 517 beneficiaries.
Purpose of Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana
Under the Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana, financial assistance of Rs 6 thousand is given to pregnant and lactating women and mothers. This assistance amount is deposited directly into their accounts. The main objective of the scheme is to generate awareness among women during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding besides maternal and child care and to promote use of institutional services. Moreover, encouraging women to follow initial and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and to give cash incentives to them for better health and nutrition are the important factors of the scheme.
Incentives are given in three installments
Under the Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana, the eligible woman is given the first installment of Rs. One thousand at the time of registration during pregnancy and the second installment of Rs. 2 thousand after 6 months of pregnancy before the childbirth. The third installment of Rs. 2 thousand is payable on birth registration of child and on completion of vaccination of the first stage.


561 new posts approved for one stop centres
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2020

Bhopal.The state government has sanctioned 561 new outsourced posts for one-stop centres under the Women and Child Development Department. Posts of three case workers (female), one counselor (female), one I.T. worker (male/female) and three multi-purpose assistants (2 female -male) have been sanctioned. These posts will be appointed through the agency selected through tender at the state / district level at the prescribed rate / collector rate.
A total of 153 posts of case workers have been approved in the One Stop Centres. For this, the maximum age limit of 45 years and Master’s degree in Social Work and minimum one year experience in work related to women is mandatory.
The maximum age limit of the applicant for 51 posts of Consultant (Female) has been set at 50 years. Post Graduate Degree in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, minimum 3 years experience working in Mental Health Institute, State and District level clinics as a Counselor / Psychotherapist will be mandatory. A female or male graduate of 35 years of age with diploma in Computer / IT will be appointed as IT worker in the One Stop Centre. Posts of IT workers have been approved in the state.
For one stop centres in all the districts, 153 posts of multi-purpose assistant have been approved at the rate of 2 women and 1 male per centre in the age limit of 35 years. One year experience of working as a helper or a peon will be mandatory for this post. Similarly, one year work experience and age limit of 35 years has been fixed for 153 posts of security personnel (men).


Orientation training of DIET principals and education officers on February 3
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2020

Bhopal.A state level one-day training will be organized at Regional College from 10:30 am on February 3 for orientation of DIET principals and Block Education Officers of all districts to prevent stress and increasing depression in children. Principals of CTC Jabalpur and IASE Jabalpur will also take part in the training.
Pariksha Parv 2.0 is being organized jointly by the Madhya Pradesh Commission for Protection of Child Rights and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in February-March 2020. The training programme of the principals is a part of the Pariksha Parv.


Sammilan of by-election for post of Chairman of Mandsaur Municipality on February 17
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2020

Bhopal.State Election Commissioner Shri Basant Pratap Singh has instructed the Collector and District Election Officer Mandsaur to organise a Sammilan of corporators elected in general election-2015 on February 17, 2020 for the by-election of the post of Chairman of Mandsaur Municipality. Shri Singh has instructed to get the by-election of the chairperson conducted under the provisions contained in Election Rules-2019.


Committee constituted for IIFA film Award 2020
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2020

Bhopal.The state government has constituted a committee for the IIFA Film Awards 2020 under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary. In the committee, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources and Narmada Valley Development, Additional Chief Secretary Finance, Additional Chief Secretary Home, Principal Secretary Public Relations and Secretary Commercial Tax have been nominated as Members and Secretary Tourism as Member Secretary. Along with this, the Tourism Department has been made the nodal department for conducting the IIFA Film Award.


Need to follow path of Mahatma Gandhi for unity of India
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2020

Bhopal.Paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of Shaheed Diwas, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that there is a need to follow the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi with determination to keep India united. He mentioned that this the only option which can keep the country united.
In his message, Shri Kamal Nath said that India needs harmony and non-violence the most today. Gandhiji sacrificed his life for this. It is the duty of all of us to thwart the efforts of division in the country.
The Chief Minister said that India's future is secured with the spirit of unity in diversity. To keep our culture intact, let us take resolution to follow the path shown by Gandhiji firmly. This will be our true tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.


CSAM Campaign to be launched in remaining 43 districts for Severely Malnourished Children
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2020

Bhopal.The Community based Management campaign for Severely Malnutrition children will also be conducted now by the Women and Child Development department in the remaining 43 districts after Hoshangabad, Morena, Sheopur, Guna, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara and Badwani districts. Outline and technical information about the campaign was given to the participants of Chambal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur divisions at the first phase of the state level training held in Bhopal today.
The Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Shri Anupam Rajan asked to identify the severe acute malnourished children in correct manner during the campaign. He said that technical assistancewill also be provided for training in the districts. The Commissioner Shri Naresh Pal Kumar instructed the officials for successful implementation of the campaign.
Under the Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition campaign, the necessary tests of severe acute malnourished children will be conducted with the help of Health department and medicines will be provided after check up. A 5-day centre based care will be taken by the Aanganwadi workers. Under the campaign, the care of severely malnourished children will be taken at community level for 12 weeks. For the next 3 months, follow up will done by visiting their houses. Additional diet will be given to the children with the help of mothers every week using additional nutrition-diet available at the centre. The information of the children will be recorded in the child nutrition progress sheet. Centre-wise and child-wise information will be entered by supervisors in the CSAM MODULE of the Sampark Application.
Dr. Ankur Joshi of Bhopal AIIMS, Dr. Abhijit Pakhre, Dr. Sameer Pawar of UNICEF, Shri Tarun Patel and Sushri Swarnima Shukla of Atal Bihari Bal Arogya and Poshan Mission gave technical information about the campaign in the training session.


Ministers to participate in ‘Gandhi Tumhe Naman’ programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2020

Bhopal.On the death anniversary of the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi, ‘Gandhi Tumhe Naman’ programme is being organized by the Higher Education department at Sant Hirdaram Girls PG College, Bhopal at 11.00 a.m. on January 30. The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma, Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari, Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh and President of Shaheed Hemu Kalani Educational Society Shri Siddhbhau will attend the programme.
On this day, ‘Gandhi Stambh’ erected at colleges and ‘Gandhi Chair’ established at universities will be dedicated symbolically. Along with this, the compositions focusing Gandhiji will be released by the Madhya Pradesh Hindi Granth Academy.


CM Shri Kamal Nath to inaugurate Air Cargo Terminal on February 10
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will inaugurate Air Cargo Terminal at Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal on February 10, 2020. The old terminal building of the Raja Bhoj Airport has been developed into the Air Cargo Terminal. This was informed by the Minister for Public Relations and Aviation Shri P.C. Sharma.
Minister Shri Sharma further said that this is a big reward for the Capital under the initiative to connect Bhopal with other metropolitan cities of the country. The Air Cargo Terminal will facilitate transportation of different products and material by air transport. Moreover, this will promote industry and investment besides generating new jobs in this sector.


Narmada Festival to be held in Amarkantak from January 31 to February 2
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2020

Bhopal.The state government will organize Narmada Mahotsava from January 31 to February 2 in the picturesque surroundings of Amarkantak on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti. During the festival, Mahaarati will be performed daily by 7 priests at Maa Narmada’s bank “Ramghat” in Amarkantak. A light and sound show based on the life of Maa Narmada will be organized. Mahaarti will be telecast live at various places in Amarkantak city. The rich cultural heritage of the region, art and healthy agricultural products like Kodo-rice etc. will be demonstrated to the public through the Mahotsav.
Trekking activities will be organized on 4 routes daily to introduce nature lovers to the natural beauty and physical topography of the area at the Narmada Mahotsav. Similarly, Yoga teachers of Indira Gandhi Tribal University will conduct yoga camps for the common people in the local Maikal Park.
First day of Narmada Mahotsav
On the first day of Narmada Mahotsav, trekking activities will be organized at Maikal Park from 7 am to 8 am followed by trekking from 8 to 10 am from Shambhu Dhara to Panchdhara to Kapil Dhara and from Kabir Chambutara to Dhoni Pani to Sonmuda. After this, Maa Narmada Shobha Yatra will be taken out from Narmada Temple from 10 am to 1 pm. The formal opening of the Mahotsav will take place at 12 noon at Circuit House Ground. Local folk artists of Baiga Adivasi tribal group Gudum, Saila and Karma etc. will perform folk dances from 5 to 7 pm at the inauguration site. From 7 to 7.30 pm local folk artists will again stage local folk arts after the Mahaarti.
Programme focused on women power on Narmada Jayanti
On the second day of the Amarkantak Narmada Mahotsav-2020, on February 1, all the programnes will be focused on women power. The theme of the day’s programmes will be “Beti Bachao - Beti Padhao”.
Third day of the Mahotsav
On the third day of the Narmada Mahotsav on February 2, cultural evening will be organised at the Circuit House Ground from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm after yoga practice, trekking, Maa Narmada Jayanti Pujan, Kanya Bhoj, staging of local folk art and Mahaarti. In the cultural evening, Sushri Maithili Thakur, Ayavi and Rishabh Thakur will give musical performances. Sushri Maithili is a well-known singer of Bollywood songs, Bhojpuri, Kajari, Chhath and other regional folk songs.
Renowned singer Shri Kailash Kher to perform at closing ceremony
Renowned singer Shri Kailash Kher will give a soulful performance beyond physical boundaries with his band “Kailasa” on February 2 from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm on the fourth and final day of Mahotsav. On this day too, yoga, trekking, 108 Kundiya Havan, staging of local folk art and Mahaarti will be organized at a fixed time for music lovers and tourists from early morning to 7.30 pm. There will be prize distribution ceremony from 9.30 am to 10 pm on the concluding day.
Methodological display of tribal art and culture
Local tribal art and culture will be duly demonstrated during Amarkantak Narmada Mahotsav-2020. A grand stage will be provided to encourage tribal artists for exposure of cultural heritage here on a large scale. Stalls of jewelery made by tribal groups, Bijapuri wood craft, etc. will be set up in the Mahotsav.
Ma Narmada Jayanti Pujan will be held at the Narmada temple from 12 to 12.30 noon at the Mahotsav. A community Kanya bhoj will be organized for 2100 girls at Ramghat from 12.30 pm to 3 pm. A 106 Kundiya Havan will be organized to mark the conclusion of the festival for prosperity and to seek divine blessings.


Employment oriented training will be given to women prisoners for restitute in society
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2020

Bhopal.Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Imarti Devi has taken initiative to financially empower women prisoners by giving them job-oriented training under the Chief Minister’s Women Empowerment Scheme. In this phase, 11 women prisoners of Chhindwara Jail have been selected for the training. They will be given a 50-day training in fashion designing, textile manufacturing and sewing-embroidery at the Industrial Training Institute, Chhindwara. A scholarship of Rs 500 per month will be given to the women prisoners during the training. The main objective of the training is to instill confidence in the women and make them self-reliant to help them re-establish themselves in the society.
The Women Empowerment Schemes aim at providing assistance to women/girls rescued from gangrape and misbehaviour, victims of acid attack, dowry, immolation and child marriage, relieved prisoners, divorcees, widows and other victims in emergency situation. Training in pharmacy, nursing, physiotherapy, beautician course, short-term management course, I.T.I/Polytechnic, computer operator programming and assistant, event management, hospitality, hotel management etc. is provided to eligible beneficiaries under Women Empowerment Scheme.


aa Inauguration of Lawyers Chamber built by Advocates in Dhar
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs Shri P.C. Sharma and former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh inaugurated Lawyers Chamber built at a cost of about Rs. One crore 50 lakh built at District Court Campus in Dhar. The Lawyers Chamber has been built by the advocates at their personal expenses. The Dhar District Bar Association is probably the first association of the state, which has taken this kind of initiative.
The Former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh said that we should make effort in the country and state to honour the basic spirit of the Indian Constitution by protecting its value. He further mentioned that the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath deserves praise for deciding to hold recitation of Preamble of the constitution in schools.
Rs. One lakh announced for library
The Minister Shri P.C. Sharma said that Dhar district has been backward comparatively. Therefore, the Chief Minister has given many gifts to this area. He hoped that the Bar Association will always come forward to help poor people. This building will be an example for all the Bar Associations of Madhya Pradesh. Shri Sharma announced sanction of Rs. One lakh for the advocates’ library. The programme was also addressed by the District Judge Shri Pradeep Vyas.


aa Construct boundary wall around land selected for saw mills soon
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Arif Aqueel directed to build boundary wall around land selected for saw mills at Chandpur. Shri Aqueel conducted inspection at Chandpur today and held meeting of the concerned officials. He gave instructions for shifting of residents and removal of encroachment.
Minister Shri Arif Aqueel interacted with the residents of Chandpur and directed officers of the Public Health Engineering department to sink borewell for water arrangement. He said that efforts are being made to provide ample employment opportunities to the local people. He also saw the map of Chandpur land. A list of saw mills was provided by the President of Saw Mills association.
It may be mentioned that for the saw mill cluster, the Laghu Udyog Nigam has been appointed as the implementation agency and a project has been sent to the government of India to develop industrial area on 30 acre land in Chandpur village under the MSME CDP scheme of the Central Government of India. The proposal is under consideration for approval at the Centre level. All the saw mills and timber merchants operating in the city have to be shifted. Along with this, plots will also be developed in the new industrial area. A list comprising 86 saw mill operators and 32 timber merchants has also been given by the President of Bhopal Timber Merchant and Saw Mills Owner Association Shri Badar Alam.
The Principal Secretary M.S.M.E. Shri Manu Shrivastva, Divisional Commissioner Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava and Additional Commissioner of Urban Administration Shri Ashish Saxena were present at the meeting.


Special Radio programme ‘Pariksha ki Tayyari’ to be broadcast on January 28
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2020

Bhopal.In context to the ensuing annual examination of class 5th and 8th in the state, a special Radio programme ‘Pariksha ki Tayyari’ will be broadcast on January 28. The programme will be broadcast from all the Madhya Pradesh located broadcast centers of Akashvani Radio and Vividh Bharti from11.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon.
The Director Rajya Shiksha Kendra Smt. Irene Cynthia J.P. has urged all the departmental field officers, teachers, students and parents to listen to the programme and hold special classes in connection to the annual examinations. The Syllabus In-charge of Rajya Shiksha Kendra Dr. Ashok Parikh and Controller of Examinations Shri K.P.S. Tomar will hold discussions on the preparation of annual examinations and also resolve the queries.
After the amendment made in the Right to Education, the annual examination will be conducted again in class 5 and 8 from this year in the state. Students who fail in these examinations will have to pursue study again in the same class. In respect to these examinations, there are many doubts and dilemmas in the minds of the students and their parents, which will also be addressed by experts in this particular radio programme.
The programme will also provide guidance on the points of preparation of examinations for better results, use of model papers, examination syllabus, nature of written and oral examinations and arrangements for examination centers along with other points.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath hoists flag in Indore
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath hoisted the flag and took the salute of the parade at the main ceremony held in Indore on the occasion of Republic Day. School children presented colourful patriotic cultural programme enriched with full dignity, joy and enthusiasm. Panoramic tableaux were also taken out by various government departments to mark the occasion. CM Shri Kamal Nath addressed the people of the state at the ceremony.
Attractive parade presented by 17 platoons
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, inspected the parade in an open jeep and met the parade commanders. Armed forces displayed celebratory firing during the parade. Seventeen teams presented attractive parade. These included STF, RAPTC, First Battalion, 15th Battalion, QRF, Police Force Men, Police Force Women, Home Guards, Fire Brigade, Traffic Police, NCC 1 MP, NCC Air Wing, Senior Girls NCC, Junior Girls NCC, Scout Guide Girls, Scout Boys teams, SPC etc. Attractive march past was performed on melodious tune played by BSF, First Battalion and District Police Force bands. The parade led by IPS Shri Aditya Mishra was assisted by DSP Shri Kamal Singh Chouhan.
Programmes based on patriotism and culture
Various programmes were presented by the students and new constables at the ceremony. Students of Ahilya Ashram School and Khalsa College gave colourful folk dance performances. Girls from the Mahesh Blind Welfare Association presented group song. New constables of Police Training College presented the programmes on Rhythmic Yoga and Silent Drill. More than 3000 children presented mass exercise and P.T during the programme. School children raised slogans of Bharat Mata ki Jai and Republic Day Amar Rahe.
Panoramic tableaux
The display of attractive tableaux made by various departments was also appealing to the audience. Tableaux on various departmental schemes and activities were taken out by departments including Agriculture Department on Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver Scheme, Chief Minister Onion Farmer Incentive Scheme and Jal Shakti Abhiyan by Horticulture Department, 100 Kalam Yojana by Education Department, Messages of Dr. Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi by Tribal Welfare Department, Ayushman Bharat by Health Department, Yoga and Meditation by Jail Department, Green Indore by Forest Department, Cowshed by District Panchayat, Shunya Shakti Abhiyan and Aapki Sarkar Aapke Dwar by Revenue Department, Indore Development Authority, AKVN, Municipal Corporation, Traffic Police and Tourism Department. Officers and employees who excelled in various departments were also honoured at the ceremony.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath felicitated freedom fighters by presenting them with shawl-coconut. MLAs Shri Sanjay Shukla, Shri Vishal Patel and Shri Mahendra Hardia, MP Shri Shankar Lalwani, Shri Narendra Saluja, Smt. Shobha Ojha, President of Indore Dugdha Sangh Shri Moti Singh Patel, Shri Vinay Bakliwal, Shri Sadashiv Yadav and other public representatives, Divisional Commissioner Shri Akash Tripathi, I.G. Shri Vivek Sharma and other senior officers, journalists and a large number of dignitaries were present in the ceremony.
Birth anniversary celebrations of revolutionary martyr Tantya Mama
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said at the revolutionary martyr Tantya Mama birth anniversary celebration that the overall welfare of tribals is the priority of the state government. Shri Kamal Nath said that works are being done with total commitment in the state for the education, employment and determination to make them financially self-reliant. He called upon the tribals to come forward and work to protect their culture.
Shri Kamal Nath extended best wishes on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Tantya Mama. He said that the tribals are the identity of Madhya Pradesh. This identity will be maintained in any case. He said that special attention will be paid to education and employment of tribal youth to brighten their future. New thinking and new dreams of youth will be realized. The tribals will have to be assertive to get their grievances redressed. He said that a new history will be established in the state in the area of ​​welfare of tribals. He said that new generations should keep their culture alive.
The guests in the programme also released a report published on the lives of tribals, posters, calendar and magazine on Tantya Mama’s life. Former Minister Shri Sharad Pawar was special guest on the occasion. Among others present in the programme were Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar, MLA and former Minister Shri Kantilal Bhuria, MLA Shri Sanjay Shukla and Shri Vishal Patel, Shri Narendra Saluja, Shri Vinay Bakliwal, Shri sadashiv Yadav, Smt. Archana Jaiswal, Shri Phoolbai choudhury and Shri Sateesh Pedram.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath seeks blessings of Acharya Vidyasagar ji Maharaj
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath sought the blessings of Jain saint Acharya Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj after washing his feet in Indore. Acharya Shri expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for construction of cowsheds in the state. He said that Panch Kalyanak Festival is going to start from today. The Chief Minister’s arrival here on the first day of this festival aimed at world peace is a happy coincidence. He and the state will also get its positive results. During the meeting with the Chief Minister, Acharya Shri laid emphasis on the need to promote handloom and Ayurveda.


CM Shri Kamal Nath helps 767 needy persons realize their dream homes
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath handed over the possession certificates of residential plots to the beneficiary members of various housing construction cooperative institutions under the Operation Clean Campaign conducted during the Republic Day celebrations in Indore. In the first phase of the campaign, 767 members of various housing cooperatives have been benefited. This has helped members of the Housing Cooperative Societies suffering due to irregularities realize their dream homes. The Chief Minister symbolically handed over land allotment and possession letters to five members each of seven Societies. In the second phase of the campaign, plots / cells will be provided to about 2000 eligible members by March 31, 2020.
In Indore district, allotment and possession letters of 31 plots were handed over to 31 members of Laxman Nagar Griha Nirman Sahkari Sanstha Maryadit, Indore, similarly letters were handed over to 17 members of Suvidha Griha Nirman Sahkari Sanstha Maryadit Indore, 58 members of Kasera Griha Nirman Sahkari Sanstha Maryadit Indore, 50 members of Laxman Nagar Griha Nirman Sahkari Sanstha Maryadit Indore, 50 members of Aastha Griha Nirman Sahkari Sanstha Maryadit Indore, 536 members of Rooprekha Griha Nirman Sahkari Sanstha Maryadit Indore and 23 members of Mahatma Gandhi Griha Nirman Sahkari Sanstha Maryadit Indore out of registered Griha Nirman Sahkari Sanstha Maryadit Indore under the campaign in Indore district.
Benefited members express joy
The members benefited in the programme were very happy to realize their dream. Beneficiary members including Rajendra Kumar, Ramkumar, Chandrashekhar, Nisha Garg etc. said that we have got justice after wandering for years. Government and administration deserve to be congratulated for this. Today we got our right as a result of the campaign against the land mafia on the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath.


186 prisoners to be released on Republic Day: Jail Minister Shri Bachchan
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 January 2020

Bhopal.On Republic Day January 26, the State Government will release total 186 prisoners including 5 women prisoners serving life sentence in various jails of the state. The Minister for Home and Jail Shri Bala Bachchan told the prisoners to be released on the Republic Day to leave the crime world after their release and work for the happiness of their families.
No impunity to prisoners of Rape and POCSO cases
All the prisoners being released on the Republic Day have been punished under the crime of murder (Sec.-302 of IPC). They have served the sentence from 14 years to 20 years. The remaining punishment of these prisoners has been pardoned by the state government. Impunity has not been granted to the prisoners punished for rape and POCSO cases. The prisoners being released on the Republic Day have been given training of tailoring, carpentry, black smith, masonry, building material manufacturing etc. during their detention in jails to enable them to earn their livelihood after release.
The prisoners to be released are 20 of Central Jail-Ujjain, 13 of Satna, 27 of Gwalior, 11 of Badwani, 8 of Hoshangabad, 22 of Jabalpur, 23 of Rewa, 17 of Sagar, 3 of narsingpur, 23 of Indore and 19 of Central Jail-Bhopal.


6 Jail Officers & Employees honoured with President Medal
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 January 2020

Bhopal.On the occasion of Republic Day, the President of India has honoured Deputy Jail Superintendent-Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh Shri Priyadarshan Shrivastava with Vishisht Seva Medal. Along with him, the Assistant Jail Superintendent of Sabalgarh Sub-Jail Shri Shailendra Kushwaha, Assistant Jail Superintendent of Central jail- Rewa Shri Sanjeev Kumar Nayak, Head Guard of District Jail-Datia Shri Amjad Khan, Head Guard of Central Jail-Satna Shri Ramesh Ojha and Health worker of Central Jail-Narsinghpur Smt. Sandhya Dhusiya have been honoured with Sarahniya Seva Medals.
Congratulating and extending best wishes the honoured jail employees, the Home and Jail Minister Shri Bala Bachchan said that their dedication and honesty towards duty are inspirational. He hoped that the medals given to them this year will boost morale of Jail officers and employees.


aa MoU between Institute of Good Governance and George Institute Sydney to enhance efficiency in health services
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 January 2020

Bhopal.In order to enhance efficiency in health services of Madhya Pradesh, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance & Policy Analysis and George Institute for Global Health-Sydney (Australia). The Director General of the Institute Shri R. Parshuram and Director of George Institute Shri Amit Khanna signed the MoU.
The Director General Shri Parshuram said that both the institutes together will improve the health services in the state. Research will also be encouraged in this field. He further mentioned that under the MOU research based intervention and changes including other works will be done for prevention of non-contagious diseases, enhancement in efficiency of medical staff and to bring down deaths occurred in road accidents.
The Director Finance of George Institute Shri Khanna said that we are working in health sector in many states. He asserted that health is the top most priority of his institute. The Principal Adviser of the Institute Dr. Madan Mohan Upadhyaya said that research is important to tackle the growing challenges of deaths due to snake bite, high blood pressure and non-contagious diseases. The Chief Adviser Shri Mangesh Tyagi, Shri Girish Sharma and other Officers were present on the occasion.


National Voters’ Day Pledge at Mantralaya on 25
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2020

Bhopal.On the occasion of 10th National Voters’ Day, on January 25 pledge to exercise right to vote will be administered at Mantralaya. The programme will be held at Room No. 506 of Vallabh Bhavan No. 1 at 11.00 a.m. An order in this regard has been issued by the General Administration Department.


186 prisoners to be released on Republic Day
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2020

Bhopal.The state government will release a total of 186 prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment in various central jails of the state on the occasion of Republic Day on January 26. These include 181 men and 5 women.
It may be noted that prisoners with good conduct who are serving life term are granted exemption / remission in punishment by the state government on national festivals.


Person elected by State Government to be member in Vice Chancellors Appointment Committee
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2020

Bhopal.A committee constituted in Madhya Pradesh for appointment of Vice Chancellors in universities will now have one member elected by the State Government in place of elected member by the Working Council. An amendment has been published under the Madhya Pradesh University Act on January 23, 2020 by the State Government in this regard in the Madhya Pradesh Gazette.
After the amendment in Madhya Pradesh University Act, along with the elected member by the state government, committee will have one person nominated by the Chairman of the University Grant Commission and one person nominated by the Chancellor (Governor).


Government itself ensures participation in social concerns
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2020

Bhopal.The new government of the state has established the importance of social thinking in politics by prioritizing the problems of the common man. Now an atmosphere of sensitivity has been created towards social concerns in the state. The new government has broadened the scope of social security by understanding the needs of the poor, weak, destitutes, senior citizens and disabled people of the society.
Increase in assistance amount
Realizing the economic needs of the elderly, welfare and differently-abled people of the state, the government has doubled the amount of social security pension from Rs 300 to Rs 600 rupees per month. Similarly, the government has increased the government assistance in the Chief Minister’s Kanya Vivah / Nikah scheme from Rs 28 thousand to Rs 51 thousand, while participating in the concern for the expenses incurred in the marriage of daughters. Abolition of income-limit for this subsidy has also been ended.
The new government of the state has also made the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah / Nikah Yojana girl-friendly. Now out of the total assistance provided for the marriage of girls, Rs 48 thousand are deposited in her account to set up her house and an amount of Rs 3 thousand per girl is provided to the authorized body for organizing mass marriages. Fund for marriage assistance is also being provided for marriages, whether it is mass or single, conducted under various practices prevalent among the tribes in tribal areas. In the year 2019, Rs. 190 crore 15 lakh 84 thousand were provided to 37 thousand 286 beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana. Similarly, 1605 beneficiaries were benefited under Mukhya Mantri Nikah Yojana.
Pension Scheme
The government has implemented a system of providing funds to 44 lakh 26 thousand 720 beneficiaries of the state directly in their account under various pension schemes. The scope of social security was expanded to more than four and a half lakh needy in a year. Under the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, an increased amount was made available to 15 lakh 69 thousand 627 beneficiaries in the last one year. Pension was issued to 5 lakh 36 thousand 412 under Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme and under Indira Gandhi National Disabled Pension Scheme to 99 thousand 924 beneficiaries. Integrated Social Security Pension is being provided to 20 lakh 91 thousand 573 beneficiaries in the state. Similarly, under the Mukhya M antri Kanya Abhibhavak Pension was provided to 55 thousand 260 beneficiaries and 73 thousand 977 needy were provided pension under the retarded / multiple disability financial assistance scheme.
Vivah/Nikah calendar released
Under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojana, the state government has released a calendar for the year 2020. Kanya Vivah Yojana will be organized on 30 January - Basant Panchami, 1 February - Narmada Saptami, 26 April - Akshaya Tritiya and 7 May - Vaishakhi Purnima. The programmes of Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana will also be held on 1 June - Ganga Dussehra, 29 June - Bhadli Navami, 25 November - Tulsi Vivah - Dev Uthni Ekadashi, 11 December – Utpanna Ekadashi and 19 December - Vivah Panchami. Programmes will be organized on 5 January, 9 February, 11 April, 30 May, 29 June, 14 July, 12 October, 9 November and 21 December under Mukhya Mantri Nikah Yojana.
Welfare of the Elderly
The new government is also fully sensitive towards ensuring dignified and respectable living for senior citizens in the state. The state government is constantly making efforts to provide shelter, maintenance, medical examination and treatment to the neglected, destitute and needy old persons and to protect them from depression. 77 old age homes and 83 day-care centres have been started in the state. Approval for construction of 50 seater old buildings in Tikamgarh and Guna was released in the year 2019. Rs. 3 crore 19 lakh was approved for each old age home.
The state government has taken the initiative to ensure its own participation in all functions of social concerns. On the one hand, the government has set an example by participating in the concern of parents for the marriage of their daughters while on the other hand, it has doubled the amount of pension schemes for the elderly and destitute. Now the new government of Madhya Pradesh is playing the role of the head of the family in saving them from loneliness, mental and financial harassment.


Contractual appointment of Col. Ashvini Kumar (Retd.) terminated
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2020

Bhopal.Contractual appointment of Col. Ashvini Kumar (Retd.), working as the Assistant Director at Directorate of Sainik Kalyan Board has been terminated, owing the financial irregularities during his tenure.
A show cause notice pertaining to the irregularities was issued to the Col. Ashvini Kumar. Reply submitted by him was not found satisfactory. The deeds of Ashvini Kumar have been considered as the violation of Madhya Pradesh Civil Service Conduct Rules. Owing to the serious financial irregularities, his contractual appointment has been terminated with immediate effect, as the appointment rules of one month advance notice and conditions related to payment of salary are not applicable in this case.
There is an allegation of financial embezzlement and transfer of large amount to private bank accounts. It has been decided by the Government to investigate the entire matter by forming a Special Investigation Team under the Department of Crime Research (CID).


State receives over Rs. 13 crore for floods and heavy rainfall relief
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2020

Bhopal.The Union Government has released an amount of Rs. 13 crore 43 lakh 50 thousand to provide relief assistance to the families of deceased and seriously injured persons, who fell victim to floods and excessive rainfall in the state. This amount has been transferred by the Prime Minister’s Office in the accounts of the Chief Executive Officers of 43 districts excluding Shajapur, Datia, Sheopur, Bhind, Sidhi, Singrauli, Chhatarpur, Shahdol and Bhopal.
The District wise information pertaining to loss of life and property in 43 flood and excessive rainfall affected districts was sent by the State Government to the Union Government. An additional ex-gratia amount of Rs. 2 lakh for deceased and Rs. 50 thousand for seriously injured persons have been sanctioned by the Union Government.
A compensation amount of Rs. 84 lakh has been given to each of the most flood affected Mandsuar and Chhindwara districts in the state. Similarly, an amount of Rs. 4 lakh has been given to each district of Satna, Damoh, Tikamgarh and Balaghat as lowest loss has been assessed in these districts


aa Asian Development Bank team holds discussion with road safety nodal officers
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2020

Bhopal.The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, is soon going to launch a ‘State Support to Strengthening Road Safety Programme’ in the state through the Asian Development Bank. In this regard, members of the Advisory Committee of Asian Development Bank held a discussion with the Nodal Officers of Road Safety Cell at the Police Training and Research Institute.
Among the team members Shri P.R. Devraj, Shri Girish Mishra and Sushri Sonal Shah held a meeting with officials of PWD, National High-way, MPRDC, Education, Transport, Health and Urban Administration Department. The members sought information about the effective measures taken to reduce the death rate in road accidents.
It was informed in the meeting that to prevent road accidents due to animals, Marg-Mitra have been made in the villages. Through them, efforts are being made to reduce road accidents in the last one year. Marg Mitras are honoured as a motivation. In every village with a population up to 500, Marg Mitras are trying to prevent road accidents. Road safety programmes are also being organized from time to time to bring changes in the behaviour of villagers.
A common platform for all ambulances is being prepared to ensure availability of ambulance. Ambulances are available at every 50 km distance on the national highway. In this direction, 606 life support 108-ambulances of the Health department are working. The work of construction of buildings in 44 districts to ensure availability of trauma centres in every district is almost complete out of which 41 trauma centres have started functioning.


Medal Winners of ‘Khelo India’ Youth Games to be honoured with incentives
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2020

Bhopal.Lauding the remarkable feat of players of the state at ‘Khelo India’ Youth Games in Guwahati of Assam, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has congratulated the medal winners. He announced to honour the Gold medal winners with Rs. One lakh incentive, silver medal winners with Rs. 75 thousand incentive and bronze medal winners with Rs. 50 thousand incentive.
Congratulating the medal winners, the Minister for Sports and Youth welfare Shri Jeetu Patwari asserted that players of the state are being facilitates with sports infrastructure of international standard, training with modern & scientific method besides sports equipments are being provided. As a result of all these facilities, our players are giving outstanding performance at national and international events. Last year, the state had bagged only 8 gold medals. This year, the players have bagged 15 gold medals, he added.
Madhya Pradesh wins 46 medals
A total of 46 medals including 15 gold, 11 silver 20 bronze medals have been bagged by the players of Madhya Pradesh at the ‘Khelo India’ Youth Games. These medals have been won by the players in athletics, judo, archery, table tennis, shooting, wrestling, swimming, badminton, weightlifting and boxing competitions. In the year 2019, a total of 31 medals including 8 gold, 8 silvers and 15 bronze were bagged by the players at the ‘Khelo India’ Youth Games.


Increase in tenure of Forest Revenue Land Settlement Task Force Committee
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2020

Bhopal.The state government has increased the period of submission of the report of Task Force Committee constituted for the settlement of the Narangi Kshetra (undemarcated protected forests) forest revenue land dispute between the forest department and the revenue department by three months. A deadline of 4 months was set for submission of the report to the committee constituted on May 29, 2019 last year. With the extension of the term by the state government, the committee will now be able to submit the report till January 31, 2020.


M.P. Vision to Delivery Roadmap-2020-25
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2020

Bhopal.The State Government in its Vision to Delivery Roadmap 2020-25 has taken a decision to strengthen the economic condition of the farmers through cooperative. Cooperative Banks and Primary Agriculture Credit Cooperative Societies have been made active to facilitate farmers in getting agriculture inputs, short term agriculture loans and reasonable prices for their crops. At present, all the facilities related to agriculture inputs through cooperative are being provided by these institutions to more than 73 lakh farmers.
The election process of cooperative institutions has been made fair and transparent by the State Government, so that election could be conducted in democratic manner. In rural areas, new cooperative institutions are being formed to create new jobs and for increase in productivity in employment oriented areas.
Agriculture loan of Rs. 9716 crore distributed
The State Government is providing the loan on zero percent interest to the farmers for agriculture inputs. In the year 2019-20, agriculture loan of Rs. 9,716 crore has already been distributed. After waiving the time barred loans of 4.95 lakh farmers, the crop loan of Rs. 1633 crore has been made available to them.
Rs. 4262 crore released for loan waiver
Under the Jai Kisan Fasal Wrin Maafi Yojana, an amount of Rs. 4262.68 crore has been released for 17 lakh 84 thousand farmers. The loan waiver process of the first phase has been completed and the process for the second phase has already been started. Under the time barred loans, an amount of Rs. 2275.27 crore for 9 lakh 42 thousand farmers and under the non-time barred loans of Rs. 1987.41 crore for 8 lakh 42 thousand farmers has been released by the government.
63.18 Lakh Kisan Credit Cards issued through Banks
A total of 63 lakh 18 thousand Kisan Credit Cards have been issued to the farmers through all the banks including commercial banks. Out of these, 37 lakh farmers have been issued KCC through District Central Cooperative Banks. Thus in this scheme, the participation of cooperative banks is more than 50 percent.
Distribution of Chemical Fertilisers and Advance Seeds
Through the cooperative societies the farmers are being distributed chemical fertilizers and advance seeds as goods’ loan. The primary societies are giving priority to advance storage of chemical fertilizers. In the year 2019-2020, till now 19.80 MT chemical fertilisers and 2.53 lakh quintal advance seeds have been distributed to the farmers.
3 thousand crores sanctioned to cooperative banks and credit societies
The State Government has sanctioned a share capital of Rs. 3000 crore to primary credit societies and cooperative banks to consolidate their financial status. Out of this, Rs. One thousand crore has been released by the government. This amount is made available to these institutions for distributing loans to the farmers and for other activities related to farmers’ welfare.
Procurement of 73.69 lakh MT wheat and 5.98 lakh MT Paddy
Efforts for providing reasonable rates of the produce to the farmers have been started through cooperative societies. In this system, during the year 2019-20 till now 73 lakh 69 thousand 549 MT wheat and 5 lakh 98 thousand 28 MT paddy have been procured on fair price from the farmers. The total cost of the procured wheat during this period is 135549.97 crore and that of paddy is 1085.42 crore rupees.


Special camps to be organised for reserved posts and self-reliant schemes for Disabled
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2020

Bhopal.In a meeting of the State Advisory Board, formed under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, the Additional Chief Secretary of Social Justice and Disabled Persons Welfare Shri J.N. Kansotiya told to ensure wide publicity of posts reserved for the disabled in the departments. Moreover, it is important to make arrangement at district level to disseminate information among the needy on the 51 selected courses of skill development, employment as well as self-employment and training.
The ACS further stated that 5 percent seats are reserved for admission of disabled persons in higher education. For this, an admission drive should be launched by holding special camps. For their placement, an effective action plan should be prepared with mutual coordination by the department concerned. Instructions were given in the meeting that for the comfortable transport facility of disabled persons, stickers related to seat reservation and concession in fare should be pasted in buses and bus stands.
It was decided in the meeting that along with making government and public buildings accessible for the disabled persons, on behalf of the government the concerned organizations should be advised to develop a disabled friendly atmosphere in the buildings of private institutions. Advisory should also be released by the Labour Department.
It was informed in the meeting that books of class 1st to 8th have already been developed in Braille script. Work to develop books for class 9th to 12th is in progress. It was decided in the meeting that a special interpreter will be arranged from the Police Department to interact with hearing impaired persons. For this, necessary training will be imparted to 2 persons from each district. Shri Kansotiya instructed to provide 50 tri-cycles in each district. These tri-cycles should be distributed immediately to the eligible persons with the approval of Minister In-Charge.
Furthermore, it was informed in the meeting that 3 lakh 50 thousand 716 unique disability cards have already been generated for identification and verification of disabled persons through portal till now. Directives have been issued to Agar-Malwa and Alirajpur districts to speed up this work.
Information pertaining to different pension schemes and on progress of Protsahan Yojana run by the Directorate was given in the meeting. The Secretary Smt. Alka Shrivastava, Director Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Shri Krishna Gopal Tiwari, Experts working in the field of rehabilitation & welfare of disabled persons and officers of various departments were present at the meeting.


Minister Shri Baghel will join tourism road show in Germany
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2020

Bhopal.Minister of Tourism Shri Surendra Singh Baghel will attend the International Tourism Fair “Fitur” (FITUR) in Spain’s capital Madrid on January. Later he will take part in the M.P Tourism road show on January 26 in Frankfurt, Germany on January 26 and in Munich on January 28. Efforts will be made to ensure an international identity for Madhya Pradesh and attract foreign tourists in the road show. Minister Shri Baghel will return to Indore on February 1.


CM Shri Kamal Nath to hoist National Flag on Republic Day at Indore
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will hoist National Flag on Republic Day, January 26 at Indore District Headquarters. He will take salute of the parade and address the people of the state on this occasion. The Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Shri Narmada Prasad Prajapti and Deputy Speaker Sushri Hina Likhiram Kanware will hoist National Flag in Narsinghpur and Seoni respectively. The State Government has allocated districts to the Members of the Cabinet for hoisting the National Flag and to participate in the District Level Republic Day Celebration programme.
According to the order issued by the General Administration department, Minister Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho will hoist National Flag at Khandwa Distcri Headquarters. Similarly, Shri Sajjan Singh Verma in Dewas, Shri Hukum Singh Karada in Shajapur, Dr. Govind Singh in Bhind, Shri Bala Bachchan in Badwani, Shri Arif Aqueel in Sehore, Shri Brijendra Singh Rathore in Niwadi, Shri Pradeep Jaiswal in Balaghat, Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav in Sheopur, Shri Tulsiram Silawat in Burhanpur, Shri Govind Singh Rajput in Tikamgarh, Smt. Imarti Devi in Datia, Shri Omkar Singh Markam in Dindori, Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary in Raisen, Shri Priyavrat Singh in Rajgarh, Shri Sukhdev Panse in Chhindwara, Shri Umang Singhar in Dhar, Shri Harsh Yadav in Sagar, Shri Jaivardhan Singh in Agar-Malwa, Shri Jeetu Patwari in Ujjain, Shri Kamleshwar Patel in Sidhi, Shri Lakhan Ghanghoriya in Rewa, Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodiya in Guna, Shri P.C. Sharma in Hoshangabad, Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar in Gwalior, Shri Sachin Subhash Yadav in Khargone, Shri Surendra Singh Honey Baghel in Jhabua and Shri Tarun Bhanot will hoist the National Flag at Jabalpur District Headquarters. Districts Collectors will unfurl the National Flag in the remaining 20 districts i.e. Morena, Shivpuri, Ashoknagar, Ratlam, Mandsuar, Neemuch, Alirajpur, Vidisha, Betul, Harda, Damoh, Panna, Chhatarpur, Katni, Mandla, Shahdol, Anupppur, Umariya, Singruali and Satna.


National Girl Child Day to be celebrated on ‘Jagruk Balika-Samarth Madhya Pradesh’ theme
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2020

Bhopal.The National Girl Child Day will be celebrated on ‘Jagruk Balika-Samarth Madhya Pradesh’ (Aware Girl Child-Enabled Madhya Pradesh) theme in the state under the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ (Save Girl Child-Educate Her) Yojana on January 24. Its aim is to create awareness among the people in the society about the rights of girl child and to provide her new opportunities.
The Women and Child Development Department will organize Division and District level programmes on January 24. On this occasion, exhibition focusing nutritious food, health, tribal welfare, education, sports, police, horticulture, agriculture and the service & schemes of the Women and Child Development. Films will be screened and painting competitions will be held during the programmes. Along with this, health checkup of girls will also be conducted.
National Girl Child Week to be observed on January 24
A National Girl Child Week will be observed by the Women and Child Development Department in the state from 24 to 30 January. During this week, important social awareness programmes like ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ Signature Campaign, Mass Oath, Prabhat Pheri, Ghar-Ghar Dastak (Knocking at every door) by Aaganbadi and Asha Workers will be arranged, also stickers and posters will be pasted at Panchayat and Public buildings. Apart from this, posters and slogans on importance of girl child will be displayed at all the Government and Private Colleges/Universities. At Aaganbadi level, deliberations will take place on ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’. Gender Champions will be selected and public awareness programmes will be held at local level.
During the National Girl Child week, audio of programmes like Nukkad Natak, Puppet Show, Jingles etc. will be broadcast on F.M. and Community Radio. Apart from this, plantation on name of daughters and drive for putting girl child’s nameplate at her house will be held. Discussion will also take place on laws related to women rights, health and nutrition.


State’s Biggest Solar Park being established in Shajapur, Agar-Malwa, Neemuch District Cluster
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2020

Bhopal.The State Government is setting up the biggest Solar Park of the state in Shajapur, Agar-Malwa and Neemuch District Cluster. Technical sanctions have already been issued in this regard and tendering process is under way. The Solar Park being established at a cost of Rs. 6000 crore will provide 1500 MW electricity to these three districts. A target has been set to complete the construction work by March-2022.
The Minister for Water Resources and Minister In-Charge of Neemuch district, Shri Hukum Singh Karada has expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath for the establishment of the solar park. He mentioned that the Minister for New and Renewable Energy Shri Harsh Yadav has played an important role in the establishment of the solar park. Shri Karada informed that from this solar park, electricity will be supplied to the Power Distribution Companies of the state. He further stated that this will meet the electricity requirement of the state and will give pace to the development of the area.
In the Agar-Malwa district part of the Solar Park, Solar Power Plant of 550 MW capacity is being installed. This solar plant will be the second biggest solar power plant of the state after the Rewa Solar plant. Similarly, in the part of the solar park of Neemuch district, the Solar Plant of 500 MW capacity and in the Shajapur part Solar Plant of 450 MW capacity are being established.


aa Minister Shri Yadav dedicates and lays foundation of development works costing Rs. 5 crore in Sagar
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Cottage & Village Industries and New & Renewable Energy Shri Harsh Yadav dedicated and laid foundation of 76 development works costing about Rs. 5 crore in Sagar. He also inaugurated ‘Duaon Ka Ghar’ and distributed warm clothes and blankets to poor and needy people on this occasion. Shri Yadav distributed wireless sets to 48 Safai Daroghas and Zone In-Charges of the Municipal Corporation to maintain cleanliness in Sagar.
Minister Shri Yadav said that Sagar will be developed into a clean, beautiful and developed city. He congratulated officers and citizens for securing third place in the country in the works of Sagar Smart city. The programme was also addressed by the Former Minister Shri Surendra Chowdhary.


aa 39th All India Volleyball Tournament inaugurated in Prithvipur of Niwadi district
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2020

Bhopal.The 39th Late Amar Singh Rathore Memorial All India Volleyball Tournament was inaugurated in Prithvipur of Niwadi district. The Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fishermen Welfare & Fisheries Development Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav was the Chief Guest of the inaugural function. The Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Sachin Yadav and Minister for Commercial Taxes Shri Brijendra Rathore also attended the function.
As many as 11 teams of the country are taking part in the 3- Day All India tournament. The inaugural match was played between the Signal Corps of Army of Hisar and SAI Coaching Centre-Raibareily. The Mountaineer Sushri Bhavna Dehriya was honoured on this occasion.
Two Veterinary Hospitals each in Tikamgarh and Niwadi district to be opened
On this occasion, the Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fishermen Welfare and Fisheries Development Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav informed that 2 veterinary hospitals each in Tikamgarh and Niwadi district will be opened. On the demand of local people’s representatives, he announced for construction of 10 modern Gou-shalas in next phase in Niwadi district.


aa ‘Umang’ Helpline to satisfy queries of Teenagers
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2020

Bhopal.While inaugurating ‘Umang’ Teenager Helpline 14425 and Counseling Centre at R.C.V.P. Noronha Academy of Administration and Management, the Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary said that Umang Helpline will redress physical, mental, emotional problems and queries of teenagers. He further mentioned that identity of children will be kept confidential in counseling centers to enable them to speak fearlessly.
Minister Dr. Chaudhary said that by setting up a helpline and counseling centre to prevent teenagers from taking wrong steps in ignorance, the state government has encouraged an innovation. The 'Umang' helpline 14425 will function continuously. He said that apart from one state level counseling centre, counseling centers have been set up in 313 blocks. Sixteen to 20 calls will be attended at the same time at these centres. The counseling centers will work from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. A total of 626 consultants have been appointed in proportion of 2 consultants in each centre. These centers will give advice to the children of 9228 high school and higher secondary schools.
Over 38 lakh teenagers and parents to be benefitted
The Principal Secretary Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami informed that ‘Umang’ Helpline and Counseling Centers will be operated with the help of Health, Women and Child Development, Police and Justice Department. The Helpline and Couseling Centers will help over 38 lakh teenagers and their parents in redressing problems.
Helpline and Counseling Centers are based on principles of World Health Organisation
The Commissioner School Education Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat said that the module of Helpline and Counseling Centre has been prepared, keeping in view the 10 life skills laid down by the World Health Organisation. She said that the Helpline and Counseling Centers have been established with the cooperation of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, UNFTA, Bhartiya Gramin Mahila Sangh, Indore and REC Foundation. A separate guideline has been created for all teenager boys and girls of Class 9th to 12th.
Guide, Flip Book and Success Stories Released
The Minister for School Education Dr. Chowdhary released Umang Counseling Skill Training Guide, Flip Book and success stories for class 12th teenagers on the occasion. Resident Representative for UNFPA India, New Delhi Sushri Argentina Matavel Piccin also addressed the programme.
Specialty of Counseling Centers
The State Programme Coordinator, UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) Dr. Nilesh Deshpande through PPT explained that high technology has been used in ‘Umang’ teenager helpline and counseling centers. The land line number is mapped in this. Monthly reports can be made by recording data related information. Live chat can be done with the client and counseling can also be done by email. It will also have record that how many calls are attended by the consultant and how much time he/she took. Moreover, it will keep the record of age, gender, location, type of call etc. he added.
Consulting Experts
One female and one male consultant have been appointed in block level counseling centers, who have gone through psychometric test by the specialists. Consultants were given 10 day-training at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Along with this, they were also trained by the subject experts. Six months training will be imparted to all the consultants. Weekly mock sessions will also be conducted. Provision of psycho therapy and relaxation zone at working place for consultants has been made and there is no time limit for speaking over phone. The consultants will give advice on mental and physical changes, mental health, addiction, non-contagious diseases, emotional problems, nutrition, academic and career advice, mutual relations and preventing suicide etc.


aa Take action under NSA against food traders indulging in adulteration: Minister Shri Silavat
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2020

Bhopal.Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat, while reviewing the activities of the Food and Drugs Administration at the Mantralaya said that action should be taken against the food traders under NSA who are constantly indulging in adulteration. He said that more than 35 percent of the samples taken so far in the ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign have been found to be sub-standard. He told to take stringent action against adulterators in this connection. Issuing instructions to continue the campaign, Shri Silavat said that action for suspension too should be taken against the officials for negligence in the campaign. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister instructed to take action against adulterators by making a calendar of activities of each month and also inform the general public about the punitive action taken in samples of sub-standard food items.
Minister Shri Silavat directed that public awareness rally should be organized under the ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign at the division and district levels in the state. He told to ensure maximum participation of eminent citizens and general public along with the minister in-charge of the district in the rally. He said that a rally should be organized at the division level first and then a rally at the district level. During the review, Shri Silavat directed to organize a public awareness rally on January 31 in Gwalior, February 2 in Jabalpur and February 3 in Rewa.
Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat said that it is the priority of the state government to stop the manufacturing and sale of impure food items in the interest of the common man. Therefore, to make the campaign a success, departmental officers should fulfill their responsibilities seriously. He directed that priority should be given to testing samples of food items from big institutions. All types of packaged food, milk, paneer, mawa etc. should be examined constantly.
NSA proceedings against 41 adulterators
Food Safety Commissioner Shri Rajiv Dubey said during the meeting that action has been taken against 41 adulterators so far under the ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign. Cases found guilty of adulteration have been presented in the respective courts.
First micro biology lab will start in Bhopal this month
Joint Controller of Food Safety, Shri D.K. Nagendra informed that the first micro biology lab of the state will be started in Bhopal this month. Besides, a government testing lab will be started in 5 divisions of the state within a year. He informed that essays, speeches and drama competitions are being organized in schools and colleges at the district level to increase awareness of pure food items among the youth. State level competition of students selected in these competitions will be organized in Bhopal.


‘Gandhi Chair’ in Universities and ‘Gandhi Stambh’ to be established in Colleges
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will do symbolic collective inauguration of ‘Gandhi Chair’ to be set up in universities and ‘Gandhi Stambh’ to be constructed in colleges at State Level Function in Bhopal on the Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30. The Higher Education department has directed all the universities as well as government and private colleges of the state to complete procedure in this regard by January 26.
The ‘Gandhi Chair’ will be set up under the political science department of the universities. For this, a five member committee will be constituted, in which the Vice Chancellor and Head of the Department Political Science will be inducted as Chairman and Secretary respectively. Apart from this, three members from professors and students of Gandhian image will be nominated in the committee by the Vice Chancellor. Under the aegis of Gandhi Chair, scholars who are doing research focusing Mahatma Gandhi will be given incentive of Rs. 60 thousand per annum at the rate of Rs. 5000 per month for a maximum of three years period along with other scholarship.
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, research souvenir focusing Mahatma Gandhi will be published in each academic session. Research papers, articles, report on various programmes and photographs will be published in the souvenir.
The ‘Gandhi Stambh’ will be constructed in such government/private colleges, which own lands and buildings. A suitable place will be decided with the consent of chairman of public participation committee for the construction of ‘Gandhi Stambh’. Expenditure on construction of ‘Stambh’ will be met from the public participation head available with the government colleges and from its own fund in the private colleges.
The ‘Gandhi Stambh’ to be constructed in the colleges will be of square shape. In the front part of the Stambh, ‘Resolution of Gandhiji’ will be inscribed. In the left behind the stambh ‘Mahatma Gandhi ji in Madhya Pradesh’ and in the right part ‘Major Movements of Mahatma Gandhi’ will be inscribed.


Raj Bhavan received 733 applications for Shastrarth Sabha
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 January 2020

Bhopal.The Akhil Bhartiya Shastrarth Sabha will be held under the Chairmanship of Governor Shri Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhavan on January 13, 2020. The Shastrarth Sabha will begin at 3.30 p.m. at Sandipani auditorium of Raj Bhavan.
The Secretary to Governor Shri Manohar Dubey informed that admit cards of Shastrath Sabha are available on the website of the Raj Bhavan. It can be downloaded from the website. Information as regard to the admit card will be given to the applicants through SMS also. He further said that total 733 applications for participation in the Shastrath Sabha have been received. 440 online applications have been received from the common citizens. These include 214 persons from Bhopal and 226 from other districts. Apart from this, 97 applications have been received from the Maharishi Panini Sanskrit and Vedic University, 54 from Sanskrit teachers and Acharyas, 85 from professors and teachers connected to the education department and 43 from students along with 14 from media personnel.


CM Shri Kamal Nath expresses grief over demise of Shri Ramakant Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath expressed profound grief over the demise of Shri Ramakant Sharma. Shri Kamal Nath said that he is deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Shri Ramakant Sharma, the elder brother of my cabinet colleague Shri P.C. Sharma. Expressing condolences to the Sharma family, the Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.


One year of conservation of culture and ancient heritage
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2020

Bhopal.Apart from being the heart of the country, Madhya Pradesh is also rich in various regional and traditional culture, art and archaeology. This invaluable identity of the state was in the blind run for development during last few years. The Kamal Nath government, in its initial one year, has made several efforts to re-establish this identity as well as to conserve and protect it.
The new government revived the tradition of awards and honours in the field of literature, painting, theatre, etc. which was stalled for the past several years. Awards for Urdu literature along with Hindi were also established during this period. People of various fields were conferred with the Rajya Shikhar Samman. It was also decided to organise Lata Mangeshkar Alankaran Samaroha with full grandeur. On the occasion of State Foundation Day, a glorious cultural programme was organized at Bhopal and district headquarters.
Remembering legends
The state government has also remembered and paid respects to the great men who were instrumental in building the new India. The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, is being celebrated throughout the year. During this period, creative activities are being undertaken at every level to apprise the society, especially the younger generation with Gandhiji’s personality and work. Similarly, the 130th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the country, is also being celebrated throughout the year. Messages of these great men were spread from village to village, door to door. This instilled a sense of patriotism in the society. The younger generation was given new thinking and new direction.
The entire ancient heritage of the state was preserved in museums. Honours were awarded for outstanding work in the field of archaeology. The process of felicitating archaeologists for their contribution in this area was completed. A plan was prepared for documenting and preserving the painted rock formations of primitive man. The ancient temples in Khandwa, Shahdol and Sehore districts were beautified by cleaning them with scientific method.
Many ancient monuments have been transformed by maintenance works. 18 major monuments were upgraded in the state. About 3 lakh documents of significance from historical point of view were digitalized. Students, researchers and the general public were connected with creative activities on the occasion of World Heritage Day April 18, World Museum Day May 18, Independence Day August 15, Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October and World Heritage Week 19 to 25 November through painting competitions, exhibition, workshop, lectures, musical programmes and various publications.
Protection of regional culture
Efforts were also started to preserve regional culture in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath declared the year 2020 as the year of Gond arts during the Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day celebrations. Gond art's annual activities started in the state. With this, paintings made by Gond tribal painters of the state will be displayed in the country and abroad. The artistic talent of other tribals living in Madhya Pradesh is also being encouraged. A regular series of programmes are going on in the Tribal Museum, Bhopal.
The state government has patronized the different cultures of Malwa, Nimar, Vindhya, Chambal, Bundelkhand and Mahakoshal regions. Art platforms were provided to artists of regional dialects. Efforts were started to elevate the cultural image of the state at the national-international level.
Initiative to fulfill promises on priority
The state government started the initiative to fulfill the promises in its manifesto on priority. A provision of Rs. 2 crore was made for the establishment of an institute in memory of Ustad Alauddin Khan in Maihar of Satna district. It was decided to celebrate the Baiju Bawra Music Festival every year on the lines of the Tansen Festival. Monthly pension to litterateurs, preservation of works of state’s artists of Fine Arts, literature, plays, paintings, music, singing, instruments etc. and the tradition of organizing felicitation ceremonies at district and state level in the name of different regions of the state was introduced.
Action was initiated to establish Gondi painting centre and awards in memory of Dr. Shivamangal Singh Suman, Dushyant Kumar, Balkavi Bairagi, Iqbal, Vitthalbhai Patel etc. New awards were introduced to reward budding singers. The decision to start a scheme to provide musical instrument kits to music groups of rural areas is also under consideration. From the year 2020, honorarium of Rs 21 thousand each will be given to encourage tribal and Dalit writers.
Promotion of art groups
Artists and institutions will be encouraged to conserve songs, musical instruments, costumes, paintings, wood arts etc. associated with tribal folk life. Kala Mandalis have been awarded for preserving the tradition of Harbolon and Aalha in the state. An amount of Rs 2 crores was sanctioned for the construction of a museum after martyr Shankarshah. Action has also been taken for organizing fairs in Nimar, Malwa, Bundelkhand, Baghelkhand, Mahakaushal and Chambal areas. A portal was launched for the preservation of songs and poems of local languages ​​of the tribal community. It has been decided to give an opportunity to the unknown artists from far-flung areas in the state to display their talents on stage in music and art. Now art, culture and their carriers are being recognized in the state.


aa Farm Entrepreneurship Will Be A Game Changer
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2020

Bhopal.Farming for basic sustenance is all right, but farm entrepreneurship will really make a big change in the agrarian economy of Madhya Pradesh, says Santosh Yadav a progressive farmer from Khargone district, who received Krishi Karman Award from the Prime Minister at Tumkur, Karnataka recently. He received the Award for wheat production during 2016–17.
The wheat output from his field was assessed 44 quintal per acre. He owns 10 acres divided between four family members including himself in Dhaamnod, Kasrawad block-Khargone. His elder son Yogesh studies in class 10th while daughter Tanushree is in 8th standard. 'I have one tube well and one conventional well. Enough for the size of my field. Besides, three buffalos, two bulls and a cow are a great help. The bulls are still useful,” he adds.
Sharing his views about “various dimensions of farming, Santosh Yadav informs that “the labour skilled in farming is thinning out. I have to perform many labour- intensive farm activities,” he says. “My soil health was deteriorated but timely testing was a great help. Deficiencies of potash and zinc have been removed. I have made it a practice not to use pesticides. Though not easy, but gradually zero level can be achieved,” he says. Appreciating, the Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver Scheme, he observes that “all debt–ridden farmers in Kasravad now feel relieved. Their crop loans upto Rs. two lakh have been waived off,” he says. “Last year I cultivated bitter gourd on less than one acre and earned Rs. 1.10 lakh at the rate of Rs. 20 to 30 per kg.”
Smt. Shivlata Mehto owns 4.5 acre out of total 10 acre in her family. The rest is owned by her husband and two sons. The elder son Rishabh Mehato is pursuing MSc in Agriculture at RKDF college Bhopal while the younger son Arjun Mehto is doing computer science from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Government Polytechnic Bhopal. She informs that “Rishabh is deeply interested in farm machinery and can repair tractor engines. Though they are free to pursue career of their interest but we don't mind if they join us.”
'I got the award for production of gram during 2017-18. The yield was assessed round 44 quintal per acre. The market rate of Rs. 4000 per quintal was a big relief. The biggest advantage is that my field is is in Pathrota village just 5 kilometre from Itarsi tehsil headquarters. It is a Gram Panchayat having a population about 3000. 'My husband Sahab Lal helps me help me a lot in management of farm activities,” she says.
Similarly Smt. Kanchan Verma, who owns a sizeable land measuring 70 acre but divided into two families in Somalwada village in Itarsi, Hoshangabad. She received the Award for production of wheat in 2016- 17. The wheat output was assessed as 44 quintals per acre. She has a piece of advice for other farmers regarding examination of soil. Soil testing is fruitful before every season and always avoid monoculture practice. 'I got my soil tested and zinc deficiency was reported. So I got it treated accordingly before the start of sowing. The last year, we harvested beans on a larger area and brought them to market at least one month before the season. Thus we got handsome price of Rs. 70 to 80 per kg,” she informs.
Sharing tips of profitable farming, Smt. Kanchan Verma says that -“farming requires alertness so that advance planning may be done. The simple thing to keep in mind is that always be in or around the field as you can't do well staying away from the fields,” she says. Her family owns four tractors for different activities besides five cows and two pairs of bulls.
Asked about the challenges, Smt. Kanchan informs that- “adverse weather conditions are the biggest threat. The challenge is time-management failing which results in a huge loss.” She praises the Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s vision of transforming farming community into entrepreneurship saying that “this is the only alternative in sight to enhance the income base.”


aa Minister Shri Sharma inaugurates hi-tech lab in Model School
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2020

Bhopal.Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma launched a hi-tech Bio Lab at Model High School, Tulsi Nagar and took part in the Care Fair.
Minister Shri Sharma told the students to avail maximum benefits from the Care Fair. He said that continuous efforts are necessary to achieve the goal. Shri Sharma hoped that Model School will become a source of inspiration for other schools in the field of education.
Secretary Board of Secondary Education Shri Anil Suchari also addressed the programme. Principal Smt. Rekha Sharma gave information about the programme.


aa Build an International Image of Sanchi Boddh Vishwavidyalaya
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath directed to build an image of Sanchi Boddh Vishwavidyalaya and to conduct courses which can bring repute at International level. Shri Kamal Nath was reviewing the ongoing activities of Sanchi Boddh Bhartiya Gyan Addhayan Vishwavidyalaya in a meeting at Mantralaya today. The Minister for Culture Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho was present at the meeting.
The Chief Minister said that keeping in mind the original form of the Sanchi Vishwavidyalaya, a well planned action plan should be prepared to establish its image at international level. He gave directives to constitute a committee of experts for re-orientation of prevailing courses and its departments. Shri Kamal Nath mentioned that the committee should visit the institutions connected to the Boddh Study and Philosophy of National and International level and give its report in time limit, so that the changes on this basis could be made in the framework of the university.
A decision was taken in the meeting that suggestions for Buddhist education from the institutions located in Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia and Sri Lanka should be invited.
The Principal Secretary Culture and Vice Chancellor Sanchi Boddh Bhartiya Gyan Addhayan Vishwavidyalaya Shri Pankaj Raag, Deputy Secretary Culture and Registrar Dr. Pragya Awasthi and concerned Senior Officers were present at the meeting.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath releases Special Poster Series and Calendar on Gandhiji
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath released Special Poster Series on Mahatma Gandhi and Calendar focusing Independence Movement published by the Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita evam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya at Mantralaya. Appreciating the publication, the Chief Minister said that the posters of Mahatma Gandhi should also be displayed at Vallabh Bhavan.
On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the life of Gandhiji and important episodes related to his freedom struggle have been included in the special poster series. The ideals of Mahatma Gandhi have also been highlighted in these posters. The main episodes of Independence Movement and pictures based on historic moments have been published in the calendar. The posters and annual calendar have been published with an objective to make new generation aware of Independence Movement in better manner.
The Vice Chancellor of the University Shri Deepak Tiwari, Rector Dr. Shrikant Singh, Registrar Shri Deependra Singh Baghel, Dean Academics Dr. Pavitra Shrivastava and Director Training Dr. Anurag Seetha were present on the occasion.


Efficient financial management in challenging economic scenario
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2020

Bhopal.The responsibility of fulfilling the promises made to the people of the state is that of the state government, headed by Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath from day one. Everyone, including farmers, tribals, employees, youth all were viewing this change, in the state, with hope and expectations. For the new government, it was indeed challenging to face financial vacuum, economic downturn and non-cooperation of the centre in financial matters and yet coming up to the people’s expectations after assuming power.
The main goal before the new government was to strengthen the social, economic and physical structure of the state. All this would not have been possible without a strong economic base and better financial management. The state government gave top priority to better financial management to deal with this situation. This made it possible to provide constant funds to government departments for necessary expenses.
In order to ensure the progress of the state and safeguard the interests of all, the highest priority was given to the farmers, the mainstay of our economy. In collaboration with the departments related to Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver Scheme, time out loans of up to Rs two lakhs and current loans of up to Rs 50 thousand of eligible farmers were waived off. Under the scheme, loans worth Rs 1950 crore were waived by banks in a lump sum settlement scheme. In total, loans of more than Rs 7 thousand crores of more than 20 lakh farmers were waived.
Efforts for the betterment of government servants who have worked shoulder-to-shoulder for the implementation of the schemes and programmes of the state government and have been the basis of disaster management were started immediately. Government servants were paid the second installment of the seventh pay scale arrears. Also, action was taken to make payment of arrears of seventh pay scale to employees of public corporations / boards. Teacher's cadre was linked to the treasury system. Process of approval and payment of pension of government servants was simplified. The Staff Commission was constituted to consider salary discrepancies and service conditions.
For fast progress of the state, a smooth and proper transport system is very important. The state government decided to get Rs 3 thousand 400 crore (US $ 490 million) from the Asian Development Bank for the construction of roads with a view to ensuring the necessary infrastructure of transportation. Similarly, it was decided to obtain Rs 1600 crore (US $ 225 million) from New Development Bank for Indore Metro Rail Project.
Innovative efforts are also being made by the state government for the all-round development of the tribal community of the state. The Finance Department, while running a special campaign in 89 tribal-dominated development blocks of the state, opened 35 thousand 709 new accounts in the Jan-Dhan account of 7 thousand 331 persons by approving the limit of over-drafts.
With the positive thinking of the state government, the effort to maintain coordination with all sections of the society together is becoming successful only on the basis of efficient economic management. Rs 30 thousand 709 crore was spent by the Finance Department on capital items from January to November 2019. This is Rs 1304 crore more than the previous year’s expenditure in the same period. More amount was made available to the major departments related to capital expenditure from April 2019 to November 2019 as compared to the period of April 2018 to November 2018.
Rs 363 crore 58 lakh compared to Rs 247 crore 57 lakh was made available to the Home Department, Rs 342 crore 12 lakh compared to Rs 253 crore 38 lakh to Forest Department, Rs 775 crore 91 lakh compared to Rs 483 crore 23 lakh to Urban Development and Environment Department, Rs 5562 crore 04 lakh compared to Rs 5454 crore 78 lakh to Public Works Department, Rs 6280 crore 60 lakh compared to Rs 5709 crore 51 lakh to the Narmada Valley / Water Resources Department, Rs 1635 crore one lakh compared to Rs 1179 crore 49 lakh to the Public Health Engineering Department and the Rural Development Department was provided an amount of Rs 2342 crore 10 lakh compared to Rs 1743 crore 63 lakh of the previous year. The rate of increase in bank loans in the state has also been higher than the national level.
The state government is constantly active to provide the necessary financial basis to fulfill its resolve to protect the interests of all and ensure the progress of the state.


Over one crore consumers benefitted under IGJY’s in December
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh informed that one crore 4 lakh 25 thousand 374 consumers have been benefitted under the Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana (IGJY) in the month of December. The number of the consumers, who received the benefit under the scheme from the Purva Kshetra Vidyut Viran Company is 42 lakh 61 thousand 971 in December 2019. Similarly, the number of the beneficiaries, who received benefit under the scheme from Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company and Pashchim Kshetra Vidyut Vitran company is 29 lakh 23 thousand 440 and 32 lakh 39 thousand 963 respectively.
Shri Singh further informed that 93.71 percent consumers under the Purva Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company, 84.52 percent consumers under the Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company and 86.52 percent consumers under the Pashchim Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company have been benefitted under the scheme. The total percentage of all the three power distribution companies is 88.82 percent.
Subsidy of Rs. 374 crore under Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana
Under the Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana, a subsidy of total Rs. 374 crore 10 lakh was given in the month of December itself.Out of this, subsidy of Rs. 130 crore 18 lakh to the consumers of Purva Kshetra, Rs. 121 crore 43 lakh to the consumers of Madhya Kshetra and subsidy of Rs. 122 crore 49 lakh to the consumers of Paschim Kshetra were given.


Narmada Gambhir Link Project and Lift Irrigation Scheme to be launched today
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2020

Bhopal.Narmada Valley Development Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel will visit Palkokariya village of Sanver assembly constituency (Indore district) on January 10. Shri Baghel will launch the Narmada Gambhir Link Project and Lift Irrigation Scheme there. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat will also take part in both the programmes. The programme will start at 10.30 am.


business of weavers and craftsmen get new recognition
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2020

Bhopal.Soon after coming to power, the state government started encouraging craftsmen, rural artisans and skilled artists in order to economically strengthen and popularize the cottage and village industries in the state. With no new addition dimension The villagers associated with the crafts were disappointed and frustrated as since many years no new dimension had been added to their livelihood. The government took the initiative to strengthen them financially by promoting them. In the last one year, the state government has fulfilled the 7 promises of the manifesto related to cottage and village industries. Process has begun to fulfill the remaining 7 promises.
Annual awards have been started for outstanding craftsmen of handloom, handicrafts and clay art. The decision to award the first, second and third prizes of Rs 2 lakh, Rs one lakh and Rs 50 thousand in place of Rs one lakh, Rs 50 thousand and Rs 25 thousand respectively was implemented by doubling the prize money.
Students of National Institute of Fashion connect with Mrignayani sales centres
The state government gave an opportunity to the students of National Institute of Fashion to connect with Mrignayani Emporium in the first year of its tenure. Under this scheme, if a design by the NIF student is developed for the weavers, 2 to 5 percent of the amount received from its sale will be given as royalty to the concerned students. A wide market was made available to the handloom and handicraft products of the state by signing a contract with Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.
Decision was taken to start new Mrignayani showrooms at Sagar and Chhindwara. This year the it increased by two and a half times to around 268 lakhs. Efforts are being made to have the Mrignayani exhibition in London in April 2020. Encouraging wood crafts, setting up of wooden furniture production centres was proposed in Sagar, Chhatarpur, Betul, Mandla and Chhindwara districts.
Training and marketing for craftsmen
Training and marketing facilities were provided to artisans of Chhatarpur, Morena, Gwalior and Jabalpur districts to increase employment opportunities in the field of stone crafts.
The Royal Heritage Collection
For the first time weavers from Chanderi and Maheshwar were encouraged to produce and market high-grade and quality wedding dresses from the Mriganayani sales centres. As a result, the textile named “The Royal Heritage Collection” of garments made by the weavers of Madhya Pradesh has got a place in the country’s wedding sarees market. New Mrignayani sales centres were started in Hoshangabad and Betul. Mriganayani showrooms were also started in Hyderabad of Andhra Pradesh, Kevadia in Gujarat and Raipur city in Chhattisgarh. New activities were started in Bhopal’s Gauhar Mahal along with Urban Haat, Indore and Shilp Bazar, Gwalior. Plan was made to start Mrignayani counters at Bhopal and Indore airports for branding the products. The artifacts of Gond artisans were made available for sale at the Mrignayani centres in the country.
Brand building
A new brand building scheme has been launched for branding of handloom and handicraft products of the state. Under this scheme, the provision of Rs 50 lakh was increased manifold to Rs 9.80 crore. Weavers were provided employment by setting up 20 handlooms in the Kaleen park of Gwalior. A provision was made to install 120 new looms under the scheme. Purchase orders worth more than Rs 1281 lakhs were received from government departments, which directly provided employment to 1704 weavers. In one year, 280 weavers of the state including Maheshwar, Chanderi were trained in design development. Employment was provided to the craftsmen who prepared dona-pattal and paper bags.
Mrignayani Emporium operating on PPP mode
Decision was taken to operate the Emporium on PPP mode to promote Khadi production and marketing on the special occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and the decision was implemented. This decision has been implemented in Hoshangabad, Khandwa, Guna, Satna, Shahdol and Sagar.
The emporium commenced operations in PPP mode at Chhindwara. During the period from December 2018 to October 2019, 480 beneficiaries were imparted training in employment oriented areas such as beauty parlour, computer, tele account, electrician, dona-pattal, manufacturing of leather goods etc.
Promotion of silk production in private sectors
“E-resham” portal was launched to promote silk production in private sector. Through this, the selection, registration and payment process of mulberry beneficiaries was made transparent. Arrangement of a payment order was also made on the portal to provide assistance related to plantation, worm rearing, building construction and irrigation as per the provisions of the contract to selected farmers. Equipment for making advanced threads were installed at Chhindwara and Indore. Action was taken to set up an automatic reeling machine for silk threading in Narsinghpur and Betul districts. The support price for silk cocoons purchased from farmers was fixed. Mulberry saplings were planted on 180 acres on the farmers’ land. Cocoon, yarn and silk fabrics worth Rs 256 lakh were sold in a year.
More than 10 thousand beneficiaries benefited from the pace in silk activities. In just one year, 7.166 lakh kg of mulberry cocoon and 74 lakh 26 thousand Tussar Koya were produced. During this period, awards were also initiated for Mati art craftsmen.


International portability system implemented for ration consumers
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2020

Bhopal.Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar has stated that “International Portability System” is being implemented from January 2020 for the convenience of ration consumers in the state. In this arrangement, consumers of the state can obtain ration from 11 states of the country including Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana and Tripura. At the same time, consumers of these 11 states will also be able to get ration in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Tomar informed that that under this scheme, consumers will be able to get ration at a predetermined quantity and amount that is wheat at Rs. 2, rice at Rs. 3 and coarse grains at Re. 1 per kg.
“One State-One Ration” Scheme
Minister Shri Tomar informed that the state government has implemented “One State-One Ration” scheme in the state from October 2019 to benefit maximum number of consumers through public distribution system. He said that right now the Central government is only considering implementation of the scheme. Shri Tomar informed that in this scheme, ration consumers can take ration from one city or one ward to another city or other ward at the prescribed rate and at the prescribed amount. Today, 5.50 crore consumers of more than 117 lakh families of the state are benefiting from this scheme.
Giving information about the innovations and special efforts for food, civil supplies and consumer protection development in the last one year, Minister Shri Tomar said that the protection of rights of ration consumers is included in the priority list of the state government.
Aadhar enabled Public Distribution System (AePDS)
Minister Shri Tomar informed that from October, 2019, Aadhaar enabled Public Distribution System has been implemented in the state. In this, ration is being distributed to the eligible families on the basis of biometric verification. In this arrangement, ration distribution has been arranged on the basis of biometric verification of the person (named) authorized by elderly/disabled persons keeping in view their difficulty in getting ration from the shop. The eligible beneficiaries are being provided with eKyC facility through POS Machines.
Similarly, eligible beneficiaries have also been provided the facility to get ration from any other ration shop at about 22 thousand online fair price shops in the state,. About 2 lakh families are benefiting from this every month. On the basis of biometric verification, ration was distributed to 76.93 lakh families instead of 18 lakh families in the month of October 2019. New POS machines were established in 7500 shops of Vision Tech in place of DSK Digital in 29 districts of the state with which the problem of dysfunctional POS machine was temporarily solved.
Madhya Pradesh Food Safety Pulse Distribution Scheme
Minister Shri Tomar informed that the Food Safety Pulse Distribution Scheme under National Food Protection Act was implemented in the state. In this the rate of distribution of gram has been fixed at Rs 27 per kg. Eligibility of one kg per member and maximum four kg per family has been ensured. Under this arrangement, 40 thousand 793 metric tonne allocation has been done to 117 lakh 47 thousand eligible families every month. Pulses were distributed from February to October, 2019. At present, the allocation of pulses is not being provided by the Government of India.
Sugar distribution
The Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection informed that distribution of one kilogram of sugar per month at the rate of Rs 20 per kg was started from March 2019 to 16 lakh 39 thousand 993 eligible families identified under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana. On this, a grant of Rs 3 thousand 224 per ton is being given by the state government.
Demand for allocation of additional food grains from the Centre
Minister Shri Tomar informed that 1,65,438 new families were included in the portal and given the benefit of the scheme under Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana. At present, 5.46 crore beneficiaries are being given the benefit of targeted public distribution system. He informed that as per population of year 2011, there is a provision to benefit only 75 percent of the population (5 crore 46 lakh). The estimated population of the year 2018 is 8 crore 23 lakhs, 75 percent of which total 6 crore 17 lakhs. This way foodgrain allocation is not being received for 71 lakh beneficiaries. At present only 66 percent of the beneficiaries are getting benefits, which is 9 percent less as per the Act. The demand for allocation of additional food grain for these 71 lakh beneficiaries has been made from the Government of India.
Fair Price Shop in each Gram Panchayat
Minister Shri Tomar informed that fair price shops have been opened in each gram panchayat to save consumers from difficulties regarding distance. In the new shop allocation, provision has been made to give one-third of the shops to women’s organizations. Online allocation was made for the establishment of new shops. In the last one year, 564 new shops were allotted. A guide was published for the seller for proper operation of the fair price shops. This guide was made available to all 24713 fair price shopkeepers in the state on the occasion of Madhya Pradesh Establishment Day on November 1.
Grading system of fair price shops
The Food and Civil Supplies Minister informed that grading system has been implemented for the review of the activities of the fair price shops. In this, the shop will be evaluated on the day of opening of the shop, distribution of ration by biometric verification, meeting of vigilance committees, adherence to the instructions in the inspection and displaying information for the general public at the shop.
Better system of foodgrain procurement
Minister Shri Tomar informed that with better arrangements of food grain procurement, the procurement of 73 lakh 69 thousand 550 metric tonne wheat from 9 lakh 87 thousand 258 farmers was ensured in the Rabi marketing year 2019-20. This is 53 thousand 508 MT more than last year. Total amount of Rs 13 thousand 560 crore of wheat procured has been paid to the farmers, which is Rs 867 crore more than last year. The state government has standardized the foodgrain procurement process on support price. In this, the facility of registration through mobile app based on Girdawari database, issuance of online farmer weigh-slip, “one truck-one acceptance” sheet and one WHR was made. Simultaneously, the registration of the farmer was done on the basis of land records and database of Girdawari, so that the farmers did not have to provide the documents related to the land in the registration. The farmers did not have to wait for long time to sell the produce. For this, the number of farmers attached at each procurement center was also fixed.
Procurement centres were opened in 391 godowns for wheat procurement in the last year in Rabi the number of which was increased to 1030 by the new government. With this, the farmers did not face any problem in selling wheat along with transportation expenses, savings in drought / scarcity items. Last year, 3 thousand 8 centers were set up for wheat procurement, which was increased to 3 thousand 545 by the state government. In this way 537 more procurement centers were opened. The wheat procured by the farmers was deposited directly in their bank account from the Just in Time (JIT) app. This allowed the farmers to get payment within 3 days instead of 7 days.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
Minister Shri Tomar informed that 18 lakh 78 thousand families were provided cooking gas connections in the last one year in the state under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. So far gas connections have been issued to total 71 lakh 39 thousand eligible families. He told that the Government of India has put a stop on new gas connections under the scheme.
State Consumer Helpline
Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar informed that keeping in mind the interests of consumers, the State Consumer Helpline is being operated by the Project In-charge, Counselors. Information, advice and guidance can be obtained by any consumer from toll-free helpline no. 1800-233-0046 between 10.30 am to 5.30 pm during office hours of the 4 in charge and 4 sectors. Also, a complaint can also be lodged. He said that 2370 complaints were registered in the helpline and 2365 complaints were resolved. According to the State Consumer Helpline Knowledge Resource Management Portal of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, Madhya Pradesh State Consumer Helpline has been ranked first for the fourth consecutive time (July 2019, August 2019, September 2019, October 2019) out of the state consumer helplines operating in 25 states of the country. Shri Tomar informed that from January 1, 2019 to November 20, 2019, the percentage of redressal of complaints in the state was 99.78.
Redressal of complaints registered in CM Helpline
Minister Shri Tomar informed that facility of toll-free number -181 was made available on the Chief Minister’s Helpline for resolving problems and complaints of consumers. Complaints are resolved at four levels. The time limit for complaints at each level is fixed at 15 and 7-7-7 days respectively. Out of the total 1,48,381 complaints filed in the last one year, 1,34,948 complaints were resolved.
Construction of building of godown-cum-fair price shop
Minister Shri Tomar said that work is being done to arrange ration distribution from the storage site of foodgrain procured on support price. He informed that construction of buildings of fair price shops and godowns of 500 MT capacity each on 76 procurement centres and 139 marked sites at the block level is proposed. Basic facilities such as covered sheds, clean water, Sulabh complex etc. along with storage / distribution of food grains at these godowns-cum-fair price shop-buildings, will be developed for farmers and beneficiaries. Rs 77.40 crore will be spent on these arrangements through NABARD.
Expansion and strengthening of storage capacity
The Food and Civil Supplies Minister informed that the self storage capacity of the Warehousing Corporation is 23.03 lakh tonne. Work is being done on the scheme of providing the facilities of cement concrete, asphalted road, construction of boundary wall, CCTV cameras in 86 branches, Sulabh Complex and drinking water in 250 branches. Simultaneously, it is proposed to convert the cape of 74 thousand MT capacity into godowns, construction of godowns at 2 places with modern method and digitized way-bridge at 66 places. According to DPR, Rs 143.87 crore will be spent on these works. A loan proposal has been sent to NABARD for this.
Minister Shri Tomar informed that only Madhya Pradesh State Warehousing and Logistics Corporation is the only institution with the highest storage capacity in the country. A total of 103 lakh MT capacity was stored by the institution this year. The total storage capacity in the state is 1 lakh 84 thousand MT. For the first time in Madhya Pradesh, 9590 MT of procured wheat was stored in Bina in Sagar district.
Incentive to private godown operators
Shri Tomar said that the participation of private godown operators was ensured in the purchase and storage of gunny bags at support price. This created employment opportunities in rural areas. The rent paid private godown operators has been increased from Rs 8 to Rs 18 per month, which is the highest in the last 5 years. The private godown owners were granted eligibility for the joint partnership scheme under category A on the basis of license issued from the state a government while relaxing the compulsion of WDRA license.
Verification campaign of eligible families
Consumer Protection Minister Shri Tomar informed that the families currently included in the consumer list under the National Food Safety Act are being verified. The work of including families that were left out after removing ineligible families is in progress. A door-to-door verification campaign of 5 crore 46 lakh beneficiaries of 117.52 lakh eligible families currently included in the Act is being launched. About 61 thousand 741 verification teams are engaged in this work through “M-ration Mitra” mobile app. So far 41,67,481 families have been verified.


Minister Dr. Choudhury to inaugurate seminar on sensitivity towards SC-ST
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2020

Bhopal.School Education Minister Dr. Prabhuram Choudhury will inaugurate a two-day state-level seminar on “Sensitivity towards SC-ST categories” at Hotel Gateway Retreat of Sanchi at 10.30 am on January 9. On this occasion AJAK guide “Prayas” will be released. AJAK police station in charge Burhanpur, Sub-Inspector Shri K.K. Agrawal will be honoured with shield at the seminar.
Additional Director General of Police (AJAK) Smt. Pragya Richa Shrivastava said that the conclusion ceremony of the seminar will be on January 10 at 4.30 pm. Director General of Police Shri V.K. Singh will distribute certificates to the participants.


Video Conferencing equipments installed in all Jails and Courts
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2020

Bhopal.Video Conferencing equipments have been installed in all jails and courts of the state. This will help in conducting hearings of prisoners easily through video conferencing. In the last one year e-prison programme has been started in 37 jails of Madhya Pradesh. Under this, data base of prisoners are being prepared.
CCTV Cameras in all jails
For the security of jails, CCTV cameras were installed in only 23 jails so far. The new government has taken an action to install CCTV cameras in all the jails. In order to strengthen security arrangement, process to install electric fencing is underway in all the central jails and 9 district jails. Moreover, 590 walkie-talkie sets and 22 base-sets have been made available to the jails.
10 new jails to be constructed
As many as 10 new jails will be constructed in the state. This includes Central Jail Indore, District Jail Betul, Ratlam, Rajgarh, Morena, Mandsaur and Sub-Jail Gadarwara, Sub- Jail Kukshi, Sub-Jail Maihar, Sub-Jail Maihar and Open Jail Rewa.


Doctors should not limit themselves to prescribing medicine: Shri Parshuram
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2020

Bhopal.Doctors should not limit themselves to prescribing medicine. Doctors should also become managers and leaders in their field. Director General of Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Shri R. Parshuram said this at the inauguration of a certificate course in public health management for medical officers. This 90-day course is being run in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Health (PHFI).
Shri Parshuram said that skill upgradation is must to bring good governance in the state. He said that all the doctors will have to work together to improve the health index.
Training Institute and Trainers to be updated
Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil said that a programme has been prepared to keep the training institutes and trainers updated to apprise doctors with the latest technologies. He said that this training will give a new direction to the doctors. Smt. Govil said that medical work is more a public service rather than government service. She told that doctors have a sense of completion more than competition, which is not good for the profession. Chief Advisor Shri M.M. Upadhyay gave information about the course outline.
Smt. Lipika Nanda of PHFI said that the course would be practical instead of being theoretical. Feedback will be taken for every session. She said that the trainees can clear their doubts even after the session.
The institute’s newsletter was released on the occasion. Commissioner Health Shri Prateek Hajela was also present.


aa Govt’s main objective is to increase employment opportunities: Minister Shri Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh distributed benefits to the members of Women Self-Help Groups under the Day-National Urban Livelihood Mission in Ujjain. He also distributed cheques worth Rs. 95 lakh 62 thousand to 143 beneficiaries selected by the Ujjain Municipal Corporation under various schemes. Shri Singh said that the main objective of the government is to increase the employment opportunities in the state.
Minister Shri Singh mentioned that the objective of the National Livelihood Mission is to provide opportunities for self-employment in cities. He further said that loan ranging between Rs. 10 thousand and One lakh will be provided to the self-help groups. Shri Singh asked to connect more and more women with the self-help groups to make them self-reliant. He said that e-rickshaws will be provided to the interested women in Ujjain like Indore.
The Mayor Smt. Meena Jonwal, Chairman Municipal Corporation Shri Sonu Gahlot and other public representatives also expressed their views on the occasion.
Dedicates and performed bhumi- pujan of development works in Mahidpur
Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh and Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh dedicated and performed bhumi-pujan of various development works worth Rs. One crore 46 lakh in Mahidpur. Shri Singh said that all the basic amenities will be made available in the urban bodies. Potable water through taps will be supplied in cities. Energy Minister said that over 90 lakh consumers are availing benefit of Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana in the state. He said that every promise is being fulfilled by the government. Local MLA and other public representatives were present on the occasion.


Contribution of Narmada Valley Development projects in increasing irrigation capacity
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 January 2020

Bhopal.Narmada Valley Development Projects have started making active contribution since last year in increasing irrigation potential in different regions of the state. By paying special attention to these projects in such a short time the state government has increased agricultural production by irrigating the agriculture sector, improved the economic condition of the farmers with irrigated agriculture and tackled drinking water crisis in cities, towns and villages of the state. Along with this, efforts have also been made to increase hydropower capacity.
Irrigation was provided to Rabi crops in 4 lakh 28 thousand hectare area last year from Narmada Valley Development Authority projects. This year, the target is to provide irrigation in 5 lakh 48 thousand hectare area during the Rabi season. The new government has got the Balwara Micro Irrigation Project of 5 thousand hectare irrigation capacity in Khargone district completed in September, 2019. With this, 2.5 hectares of water is being provided. For the last one year, the works of Narmada Valley schemes of 18.25 MAF Narmada water allocated to Madhya Pradesh for use before year 2024 are being completed rapidly.

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The ongoing process of agency fixation by tender method for 8 projects costing about Rs 14 thousand crores in the state from August 2019 is now on the verge of completion. Work on these projects will be started soon. With this, irrigation facility will be created in 4 lakh 3 thousand hectare. Of these, the Kalisindh Phase-2 project of one lakh hectare irrigation capacity in Shajapur and Rajgarh district is worth Rs 4408 crore. The cost of Narmada-Parvati Phase 3 and 4 projects of one lakh hectare irrigation capacity in Sehore and Shajapur district is Rs 4132 crore. The cost of Khalwa project of 35 thousand hectare irrigation capacity in Khargone district is Rs. 730 crore and the cost of Pipari project of 17 thousand hectare irrigation capacity is Rs. 293 crore. In Dhar and Alirajpur district, Dhahi project costing Rs 1128 crore with an irrigation capacity of 47 thousand hectare is operational. The cost of 5 thousand 500 hectare irrigation capacity Pati Small project in Barwani district is Rs 129 crore. The cost of the Badnawar project of 50 thousand hectare irrigation capacity in Dhar district is Rs 1521 crore. In Hoshangabad, Harda and Khandwa districts, the cost of 48 thousand 800 hectare irrigation capacity Morand Ganjal project is Rs 2813 crore.
Dam construction required
Chief Minister Kamal Nath reviewed the water storage and water use in the Narmada Basin in July 2019 in detail. On the instructions of the Chief Minister, plans are now being made for irrigation by taking water directly from the Narmada River and dam projects are also being implemented with priority keeping in mind the need of water storage. In this sequence, tenders have also been called for construction of the Morand-Ganjal dam. These tasks will be started soon after fixing the agency. Tenders are being invited soon for Upper Narmada dam project works for developing irrigation capacity of 36 thousand hectare in Dindori district, Shakkar dam project for developing 60 thousand hectare irrigation capacity in Narsinghpur district.
Administrative approval
Schemes for tribal areas are being made on priority by the Narmada Valley Development Authority. In the same sequence, tender is being invited for the construction work of Kukshi micro irrigation project of 75 thousand hectare irrigation capacity. Apart from administrative approval, DPRs of 6 projects are being prepared on priority basis for implementation.
(1) Raghavpur Project: Irrigation capacity 26000 hectare to benefit Dindori district. (2) Basania Project: Irrigation capacity 8480 hectare to benefit Dindori and Mandla district. (3) Shakkar Project: Irrigation Capacity 64000 hectare to benefit Narsinghpur district (4) Chinki-Boras Project: Irrigation Capacity 131000 hectare to benefit Narsinghpur and Raisen district. (5) Handia Dam Project: Beneficiary Irrigation Capacity 25000 hectare to benefit Harda district (6) Hoshangabad Project, Hoshangabad: This project is originally designed for water storage. From this, the possibility of irrigation is also being tested.


Mahatmas Great Chhindwara Speech January 6, 1921
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 January 2020

Bhopal.'I am proud that my grandfather had met Mahatma Gandhi and had conversation with him on the current scenario of the time, says Nitin Trivedi who runs a printing press in Pola Ground locality Chhindwara. His father Devendra Govind Ram Trivedi started it.
Nitin Trivedi heard a lot from his father how his grandfather Govind Ram Trivedi a leading lawyer joined Congress on the call of Mahatma Gandhi. He cheerfully shares what he heard from his father about how Govind Ram Trivedi purchased a silver plate from Gandhiji offering Rs. 501. Gandhiji came to Chhindwara second time in 1933. He was raising funds and collecting donations in support of the freedom movement. He auctioned the silver plate. The auction price was the lowest Rs. 11, but Govind Ram Trivedi offered Rs. 501 for the noble task.
Inspired by Gandhij, Govindram Trivedi joined Congress. Nitin Trivedi proudly shows a wooden swing on which Gandhiji sat and his grandfather had a few dialogues on the current political scenario. Nitin feels proud of his grandfather and continues to cherish the legacy.
Gandhiji reached Chhindwara in the afternoon of 6th January 1921 after attending the Nagpur session of the Congress, which passed a resolution to continue non-cooperation movement against the British rule. He was accompanied by the great revolutionary Ali Brothers. The Chhindwara Speech still remains fresh and vivacious. Today is 99th anniversary of Gandhiji's Chhindwara Speech.
The Nagpur session passed a resolution that Gandhiji and other prominent leaders of the Congress would go to the masses appealing to them not to cooperate with the British Government. The non-cooperation movement remains the most significant part of freedom struggle. Though, it took a violent shape, which was against the philosophy of non–violence but it infused confidence into the masses that they could get freedom very soon. The movement witnessed participation of every section of the society responding to the call of Mahatma Gandhi, who was the architect of the movement. In such a tumultuous scenario, Gandhiji 's Chhindwara speech on January 6, 1921 remains the most significant.
Gandhiji elaborated the objectives of non-cooperation movement among the masses. It received tremendous public response.
Gandhiji's Chhindwara Speech has three major highlights, which have universal appeal.
1–Patriotism is far superior.
2–Hindu Muslim Unity
3– Liberation lies in Charkha – a symbol of self dependence.
The Chitnavisganj, which is known as Gandhi Ganj was chosen as the venue of public meeting according to historic documents available. Around 10,000 people attended the public meeting. Gandhiji's Chhindwara speech gives a glimpse of the greatness of Gandhiji, his clarity of vision and universal appeal.
Gandhiji explained the duty of the people towards complete Swaraj. He made an appeal to surrender government services and titles and stop going to government schools and colleges. In the same speech Gandhiji appealed to the lawyers to stay away from practices and give more time to the freedom struggle.
The most remarkable part of the speech was Gandhiji's statement that the Congress party would financially help the lawyers who could not have enough savings to sustain their families. Gandhiji urged them not to waste time and energy in courts and devote fully to the immediate task of achieving freedom.
He also appealed to the parents of students to stop sending them to government schools and make alternative arrangements. He clearly asked students above 15 years of age not to go to Government schools and colleges. An appeal was also made to the soldiers to be duteous towards the Nation and not the Rule.
He said that patriotism is superior than idolatry of the Government.
In the same speech Gandhiji explains how Charkha can be an instrument of self -dependence. He wanted Charkha to be enshrined at every home. The simple philosophy was that if everyone uses it in spare time, there would be no need to depend on the foreign made clothes and thus we could save Rs. 60 crore every year. He clearly said that Liberation lies in the Charkha.
The Chhindwara speech also highlights the importance of Hindu Muslim Unity. Gandhiji clearly said that Hindus and Muslims have to realise the spirit of brotherhood. He cautioned that the Evil always takes advantage of infirmities and therefore we have to do away with our shortcomings. He was affirmative that if the Evil continues misdeeds, it is duty to root out such an oppressive Government.
As a response to the speech, many advocates in Chhindwara stopped going to the courts and students stayed away from schools to actively joined the freedom movement.


Government sensitive towards Police and tough on criminals
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2020

Bhopal.During the last one year, revolutionary steps have been taken by the state government for the welfare of police personnel and their families for the first time in the state. These efforts of the new government have led to develop a sense of faith in the police department. As a result of these steps, the police of the state have become more alert and vigilant.
Weekly Off
Till recent past, 24X7 duty was part of the police personnel. Because of the continuous duty, health related problems and mental depression were being faced by the police personnel. To avoid this situation, the new government decided to give weekly off to the police personnel. Such a major decision was taken for the first time in the state to safeguard the interest of police personnel.
Mukhya Mantri Police Awas Yojana
As many as 25 thosuand houses are being constructed to provide free housing facility to the police personnel from the level of constable to inspector. The construction of 5000 houses has been completed in the first phase and 5000 houses under the second phase are being constructed at the speedy pace. Moreover, the tender process for the construction of 5000 house under the third phase is being completed.
Merger and Compassionate Appointment
An action plan is being prepared for merging SAF constable upto head constable posts in the district police upto 25 percent posts, for the people who have served for 5 years. In this series, the plan for giving the compassionate appointment to the dependents of the deceased police personnel in other departments is in the process on not getting the appointments in the police department.
Seva Kendras at Police Campus
In order to make women of police families self-reliant, the Police SC /ST Women Welfare committee was registered in 2003 and the training centers, libraries and schools for children were established. These seva kendras had become inactive for the last several years. Now, the kendras have been reactivated and along with the free coaching for the children of the policemen for competitive examinations, training pertaining to the cultural activities are being given.
Employment to Dependents of Police Personnel
In order to provide employment opportunities to the dependent women and girls of police personnel of other units, amount has been sanctioned from the Central Welfare Fund at SAF Range Gwalior, Jabalpur and Indore. The Welfare Centers have been set up at 6th Battalion SAF -Jabalpur, 2nd Battalion-Gwalior, 1st Battalion-Indore, 15th Battalion-Indore, 24th Battalion-Jawra and 32nd Battalion-Ujjain and training in entry operator, beautician, sewing makeup artist and beauty therapist fields are being imparted. This will help the dependent women and girls in getting employment easily and they could become economically self-dependent. Moreover, the state government is also striving to start aaganbadis, children homes and crèches in all the police units of the state.
Crime Control and Decision
Owing to the stringent steps of the state government against crime, decline has been registered in the crime rate. A feeling of trust among the common man has enhanced towards the new government. State government’s stringent steps, especially women’s safety have formed an atmosphere of fear in the criminals in the state.
Safety of Women and Children
In the first five months, government ensured punishment from the courts in over 1400 cases of crime against women and children. This is over 9 percent more in comparison to the same period last year. Death penalty has been pronounced in 27 cases so far.
Statewide Special Campaign Against Crimes
A state wide campaign has been launched in the state to curb crimes after the formation of the new government. Under the drive, 5947 illegal firearms and 3 lakh 6 thousand 856 litre illicit liquor have been seized across the state. Strict action has been taken against the people involved in illegal business. During the period from the month of January to April, 17 thousand k.g. illegal drugs and about 56 thousand plants of afeem and ganja poppies have been confiscated by the narcotic wing. Similarly, over 32 thousand syrup and tablets of prohibited intoxicant chemicals have been seized. Action under the NDPS Act has been taken against the 1285 drug peddlers. Further, prohibitory action has been taken against the 32 thousand 919 accused in 30 thousand 895 cases. A total of 30 thousand arrest warrants have been served. The percentage of warrant served was about 69 percent. Police got a remarkable success in finding 1054 missing children by conducting a special drive from March 15 to April 15.
Appreciation/Awards
Under the Anti Naxal campaign, the police shot dead naxalites Ashok alias Mangesh and woman naxalite Nande, who were carrying reward of Rs. 14 lakh each on their heads in a police encounter in village Nevervahi under Thana Lanji of District Balaghat. The Madhya Pradesh police has given out of the turn promotion to 19 personnel who displayed an indomitable courage and bravery in the campaign. In the anti-hooligan campaign, the police team led by the Superintendent of Police, Ujjain arrested notorious criminal Ronak and his companion with a large cache of weapons.
Training Modern Technology
Directives have been given to all Inspector Generals of police in Madhya Pradesh to conduct regular training programmes in their subordinate districts. In all police training institutions also, the police will be imparted training in modern methods of legal process and investigation.
Efforts for women’s safety
Keeping in view the women security in the state, decision has been taken to give free smart phones with self protection app to the women of BPL category between 17 years and 45 years of age. Use of smart phone will enable the police to reach for immediate help. With the help of this app, women will also come to know about the welfare schemes of government.
Model Act and Mob Lynching Law
The implementation of the Police Model Act in the state is being considered by studying the recommendations of Julio Ribeiro, Malimath, Soli Sorabji Committee. At the same time, as per the judgement of the Supreme Court, the state Government has decided to enact a law against the incidents of mob lynching and other incidents occurring due to the abetment.
On the lines of anti-terrorism law, a strict legal provision is being made in the state against the communal/caste violence. Stringent action is being taken by the new Government to control the crimes and to quell the morale of the criminals. At the same time, a number of welfare schemes are also being finalized to enhance the morale of the police. The sensitive behavior of the government has led to the vivacity in the police administration. The confidence of the common man has also enhanced in the government and a peaceful atmosphere has been created in the state.


Decision to implement Mukhya Mantri Karmchari Swasthya Bima Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2020

Bhopal.In a Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath at Mantralaya today, a decision has been taken to implement Mukhya Mantri Karmchari Swasthya Bima Yojana in the state. About 12 lakh 55 thousand employees/officers of the state will be benefitted under the scheme.
All regular Government Employees, Contractual employees, Teacher cadre, Retired Employees, Home Guard, Full time employees getting salary from the contingency fund and Employees serving in autonomous institutions of the state will be benefitted by the scheme. The scheme will be optional for the employees of Corporations/Boards and for the Officers of the All India Service.
Under the Mukhya Mantri Karmchari Swasthya Bima Yojana, upto Rs. 10 thousand per annum for free medical treatment in OPD will be provided or free medicines will be distributed. For general medical treatment, free medical facility upto Rs. 5 lakh per annum and upto Rs. 10 lakh per annum for serious illness treatment to each family will be provided. A special permission can be given by the State Level Medical Board for treatment over Rs. 10 lakh.
560 New Posts
The Cabinet has granted approval to continue the 100 percent aided ‘One Stop Centre’ Scheme of the Government of India, operated by the Women and Child Development Department in 51 districts of the state. An approval to create new 560 posts has also been given for this scheme.
Discretionary Fund of Ministers now enhanced to Rs. One crore
The Cabinet has granted approval to enhance the discretionary fund of the Ministers from Rs. 50 lakh to Rs. One crore per annum. Similarly, the discretionary fund of the Ministers of State has been raised to Rs. 60 lakh from Rs. 35 lakh annually.


Committee to be constituted to reinstate contractual employees of Power Companies
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh said that a committee will be constituted in connection to reinstate contractual employees, removed from various Power Distribution Companies. He further stated that action should not be taken against any contractual employee without conducting an investigation. Shri Singh said this at a meeting held with United Forum of Officers and Employees of the Power Companies.
Shri Singh said that salary deduction of all the contractual employees under the National Pension Scheme will be taken into consideration. Their salary increment will be increased from one percent and made according to the policy of the government. Moreover, it will be considered to give opportunity to the contractual employees in recruitment on 30 percent posts falling vacant in officer cadre and on 50 percent posts in employee cadre. Shri Singh further mentioned that medical facility should also be provided to the contractual employees.
The Office Bearers of the United Forum informed about various problems during the meeting. The Principal Secretary Energy Shri Mohammad Suleman, Secretary Shri Nitesh Vyas and Officer on Special Duty Shri Prashant Chaturvedi were present at the meeting.


Ninety Six percent consumers satisfied with electricity related feedback call services
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2020

Bhopal.On the instructions of the Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh, feedback is being obtained at the call centres of all the three Power Distribution Companies from 1500 consumers daily as regard to the satisfaction in redressal of their complaints. In the month of December, feedback was taken from 43 thousand 283 power consumers by all the 3 power distribution companies. As many as 41 thousand 627 consumers expressed satisfaction with the services of the Energy Department. The total percentage of the satisfied consumers was 96.02 percent.
In the month of December, the total percentage of the satisfied consumers of the Purva Kshetra Vitran Company was 97.6 percent. Similarly, the total percentage of the satisfied consumers of Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company and Pashchim Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Companies was 92.6 and 98.2 respectively. The Minister Shri Singh said that the Energy Department has a target to ensure uninterrupted electric supply to the consumers. Every possible effort is being made to achieve this target, he added.


Tap water reached every house in 802 villages of the state
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2020

Bhopal.The state government has implemented a detailed action plan costing Rs. 68 thousand crore to provide water to every household through taps in rural areas of the state. Under the scheme, water supply to every house in 802 villages has been ensured by completing 19 group water schemes. This has benefited more than 11.5 lakh rural population.
Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Sanjay Kumar Shukla informed that the work of 39 schemes costing about Rs 6672 crore for group tap water is in progress, which will be completed in the next two years. With this, about 64 lakh population of 6091 villages will get drinking water through taps at home. Shri Shukla informed that for providing drinking water to one crore population of 14 thousand 510 villages of the state, DPR of 45 group water supply schemes costing Rs 22 thousand 484 crore has been prepared.
More than 6 thousand hand pumps installed in rural areas
Principal Secretary Shri Shukla informed that more than 6 thousand hand pumps have been installed in rural areas in the last one year. During this period, drinking water supply has been started in rural areas by completing the works of more than 600 new tap-water schemes. In addition, more than 6700 single-phase motor pumps have been installed. With this, about 3 thousand tap-water schemes pending since last year have also been revived.
About 3 lakh 12 thousand dysfunctional hand pumps in rural areas were also repaired. Also, 65 thousand hand pumps have been repaired by increasing and changing the three and a half lakh meter riser pipes as per requirement.


aa Send fertilizer direct from godown to cooperative socities for farmers: Minister Dr. Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2020

Bhopal.Cooperative Minister Dr. Govind Singh has said that the fertilizer should be sent directly from the godown to the cooperative societies to save time. He said that the information about the schemes run by IFFCO for the welfare of farmers should be conveyed to them. He directed that information about schemes must be displayed in every marketing cooperative society. Dr. Govind Singh was addressing a seminar on “Contribution of Cooperatives in Agricultural Development” held at Minto Hall.
“Nano Urea” will be available in bottles from Kharif
Managing Director IFFCO Dr. Uday Shankar Awasthi said that IFFCO will deliver Nano urea before next Kharif. Its speciality is that it is liquid form of urea and equivalent to one sack of urea. It will be delivered in bottles. It will be more effective than solid urea and will also cost much less. He told that upon its arrival the government will not have to provide subsidy on urea. He said that IFFCO is also making organic pesticides after organic fertilizers, which will not be harmful for the environment.
Minister Dr. Govind Singh said that farmers must adopt animal husbandry and allied activities along with farming so that they can earn substantial profits. He asked IFFCO also to work towards setting up cold storage and setting up food processing industries in the state.
At the workshop, it was informed that to overcome the problem of burning Narvai (Parali), such a decomposer has been developed, by sprinkling which the remnants of the crops will decompose and turn into manure and increase the fertility of the soil. Minister Dr. Singh also saw the exhibition of organic manure, nano urea, animal feed etc.of IFFCO. Shri Surendra Singh Sisodia, Shri D.P. Garg, Director and Managing Director MARKFED Smt. Swati Meena Nayak were honoured at the workshop.


Scholarship distribution system simplified for educational development of tribal class
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 20120

Bhopal.Scholarship distribution system has been simplified for the educational development of tribal classes in the state. Under this system, the Tribal Welfare Department has now started distributing paperless scholarships online through the MPTASS software. This year under the Post Metric Scholarship Scheme, about 200 crore scholarships have been distributed online through MPTAS software to 2 lakh 76 thousand 163 students of 7 thousand 674 educational institutions in their bank accounts in a paperless manner.
As many as 16 lakh 69 thousand 437 tribal students of the state have been given the benefit of pre-metric scholarship scheme. A scholarship amount of Rs 136 crores has been transferred to the bank accounts of these students. It has also been ensured that tribal students get benefit of foreign study scholarship for higher studies. In the year 2019, a scholarship of Rs 82 lakhs was made available to 7 students under this scheme.
Coaching system
The state government has provided free coaching for the preparation of the entrance examination of JEE, NEET, CLAT, for tribal youth to get admission in prestigious institutions of the country. In the year 2019, Rs 14 crore 50 lakh was spent on the coaching of 800 students.
Kanya Shiksha Parisar
Efforts have also been started to increase the education and literacy of tribal girls. For this, 82 Kanya Shiksha Parisar are being operated in the state. The seat capacity of each campus is 490. A provision of about Rs 61 crore has been provided for running the campus this year.
Upgradation of Kanya Shiksha Parisars and Gurukulams
Nine Kanya Shiksha Parisars and 4 Gurukulam residential schools have been upgraded to Eklavya Vidyalaya in collaboration with the centre this year in the state. More than Rs 18 crore have been sanctioned for the construction of auditorium in 12 Eklavya residential schools running in the state. 13 new Eklavya schools have been opened in the state.
An amount of Rs 2 lakh has been released to each high school run by the department and Rs 5 lakh to each Higher Secondary School for infrastructure development. Out of 119 higher secondary schools of the department, an amount of Rs 118 crore has been released for the construction of 36new school buildings and additional rooms in the remaining schools.
With this, an amount of Rs 91 crore 65 lakh has been released for construction of buildings in 43 hostels without buildings.


Governor Shri Tandon greets people on Christmas
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 December 2019

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon extended his best wishes and greeted people of the state on Christmas. In his message Shri Tandon said that may everyone’s lives be filled with peace, happiness and prosperity with the blessings of Lord Jesus. He said that the festival of Christmas gives the message of world fraternity, tolerance and love. Shri Tandon expressed the faith that the people of the state will be committee for building a well-developed and cultured Madhya Pradesh.


CM Shri Kamal Nath extends greetings on Christmas
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended Christmas greetings and best wishes to all the people including the Christian community. In his message, Shri Kamal Nath said that the example of human service offered by the Christian community by following the path shown by Lord Jesus is exemplary for the society.
The Chief Minister said that the Christian community has a significant contribution in strengthening the spirit of peace, harmony and brotherhood. He said that there is need to walk on the path of Lord Jesus to maintain peace in the whole world.


Subjects experts give opinion in Accidental Response System (ARS) workshop
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 December 2019

Bhopal.Any person can call on toll-free number 1099 to give information about accident or other medical emergency or traffic situation. The call tracker at the control room gathers information related to the accident from the caller and makes arrangement to send the ambulance to the site after analysis. This information was given at a workshop held on Accidental Response System today at the State Road Development Corporation.
It was informed at the workshop that this system has been implemented on 20 thousand kilometres on the state highways, national highway and main district highways falling under Road Development Corporation. This is the first project implemented at state-level for the assistance of accident victims. This will be probably the first project to be implemented on BOT model in the world. So far more than 1300 victims have been provided medical facilities through this system.
Subject-experts gave suggestions for road safety at the workshop. MANIT Professor Shri Siddharth Rokade said that there is need to pay special attention to road safety audit. A U-turn should be made where necessary, otherwise people generate it themselves and cause an accident. Visibility at the junction is must. Non-performing signals can be dangerous. Such unsafe junctions cause accidents. He said that road marking is very important as this plays an important part in preventing accidents.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri G.P Gupta told that 1000 FRB and 150 FRB motorcycles are being operated under Dial-100 in the state. Dial-100 has satified 95 percent people by giving response in less time. He said that 110 persons are working 24x7 for prompt response at the call centres.
During a discussion on Road Safety Engineering at the workshop it was said that information about fire brigade, crane, police vehicles, ambulance and hospital must be available at the control-room so that the victims injured in the accident can get immediate response. It was told that the mapping of hospitals was being done and that the plan should be prepared in accordance with the increasing number of vehicles and the public.
Subject expert Shri Sudhir Nigam said that road design construction and high speed were the causes of accidents. International Road Safety Expert Shri Jacob John, Road Safety Expert URS Scott Wilson Dr. Navin Kumar, Chief Engineer of MPRDS Shri S.K.A. Zaidi, Chief Engineer Shri B.M. Sharma, PTRI AIG Shri Prashant Sharma was present in the workshop.


aa Crop insurance companies should start toll free numbers at tehsil level
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 December 2019

Bhopal.Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Horticulture and Food Processing Minister Shri Sachin Yadav reviewed the Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme at the Mantralaya. He said that as per Insurance Clause the farmer must give information about crop loss within 72 hours to the concerned insurance company. He said that the toll free numbers of companies are mostly out of order. To redress this problem he instructed the crop insurance companies to issue toll free numbers at tehsil level.
Minister Shri Yadav instructed the crop insurance companies to give information about their employees appointed at the tehsil level and also about the farmers giving information about crop loss within two days. He said that the receipt of the contribution of the crop insurance amount to the farmer should also be ensured. Shri Yadav instructed to speed up payment of claim amount on crop loss as per rules.
Over Rs 15 thousand crore insurance of crops of more than 27 lakh farmers
It was told at the meeting that insurance of Rs 15 thousand 221 crore 52 lakh for Kharif-2019 of the crops of 27 lakh 64 thousand farmers of the state has been done under Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme. This includes total 54 lakh 58 thousand 866 hectare agricultural land of farmers. For the insurance premium, the share of farmers is Rs 352 crore 62 lakh and state’s share is Rs 509 crore 60 lakhs. The claim of crop loss will be made available as per rules to the farmers soon.
Director Agriculture Shri Sanjeev Singh, Additional Director Shri B.M. Sahare and representatives of A.I.C, Bajaj, New India, Oriental, Reliance, IFFCO-TOKIO insurance company were present in the meeting.


M.P. Can Brighten Indias Chances in Global Herbal Trade
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2019

Bhopal.Madhya Pradesh can help India enrich visibility in the global herbal trade and drug market, which has now reached 120 billion US dollars.
Though, India's herbal product export has touched 456 million US dollar, but it deserves even more with herbal wealth rich State like Madhya Pradesh.
This inference comes after interviews with the participants of International Herbal Fair 2019 Bhopal. The spectrum of participants included traders in herbal products, Ayurvedic drug manufacturing companies, District Primary Cooperative Unions of minor forest produce collectors mainly forest dwelling tribes and petitioners of traditional Ayurvedic system of medicine.
The global herbal drug market shows density of Indian companies. At least five of 12 major key players are from India including Himalaya Drug Company, Zandu Pharmaceuticals Works Limited, Dabur Ltd, Hamdard Laboratories and Patanjali Ayurvedic Limited. Others include Schwabe of Germany, Madaus of Spain, Arkopharman of France, Blackmores of Australia, Tsumura of Japan, Sheng Chang Pharmaceutical of Taiwan, Ricola AG of Switzerland, China Herbs of US and Nutraceutical International US.
Madhya Pradesh holds potential of being a constant supplier of important herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Sarpgandha (Rauvolfia Serpentia), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Shatavar (Asparagus racemosus), Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica), Baheda (Terminalia bellirica), Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus). The Government of India is encouraging the cultivation of these herbs by offering handsome subsidy of upto 75 percent of total cultivation cost. They are abundantly found in the biodiversity rich forests of Madhya Pradesh. Major raw materials used in the herbal drug industry are seeds, roots, bark, flowers , leaves and oils.
'The domestic herbal medicine market also offers immense scope for Madhya Pradesh due to public preference for affordable ayurvedic medicines. The World Health Organisation estimates that 80% of populations in Asian countries heavily depend on traditional medicines for primary health care, says Dr. Rajesh Meshram Head of Department of Internal Medicine Pandit Khushilal Sharma Government Ayurvedic Institute, Bhopal. He also lays emphasis on research, standardixpzation of herbal medicines and designing regulatory framework to facilitate patenting.
Shri SK Mandal Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Minor Forest Produce (Trade and Development Cooperative Federation) informs that the raw material is derived from a large diversity of plant species, which is estimated to be about 6,500 in India. Elaborating on where Madhya Pradesh stands, Shri Mandal says that the commercial demand of herbal raw drugs has been growing steadily in last few years due to revival of faith in Ayurveda medicines. It has been estimated at 5,12,000 MT in the country. Similarly, estimated export of Herbal Raw Drugs has been valued at nearly two lakh metric ton. About 1178 medicinal plant species are currently being used in herbal drug trade. The annual requirement of 242 plant species is more than 100MT. Obviously, Madhya Pradesh has immense scope to contribute as it reserves more than 500 perrennial shrubs, herbs, climbers and seasonal medicinal plants. We are designing strategies to harness the potential, he says.
Dr. SL Patle of Dhanvantary Treatment and Research Samiti Balaghat is promoting research in herbal treatment. He says that certification of Ayurveda medicines is urgent. He also advocates imparting training to tribal families who earn their livelihoods from collecting minor forest produce specially herbs. They should also be associated with processing he adds. According to him there is need to conserve valuable herbs like Padhar (Stereospermum suaveolens).
The processing of herbs has assumed the shape of a major industry and therefore emerging entrepreneurs should focus attention on this, says Shri MY Khokhar who heads Medicinal Flora Processing Centre at Mandla. He expresses urgency to raise literacy about floral diversity. Firoz Akhtar of Seoni Camp Balaghat is involved in herbal product manufacturing. He says that herbal processing industry can be established in areas like Balaghat, Mandla, Dindori, Pachmari, Patalkot where herbal flora is voluminously available. He is confident about the initiatives of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath regarding industry oriented developmet to address poverty and joblessness.


“Shudhh ke liye Yuddh” campaign to continue: Minister Shri Silawat
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2019

Bhopal.Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silawat said that the “Shuddh ke liye” campaign launched in July last in the state will continue. Giving information regarding the activities undertaken in the last 5 months, he said that action has been taken under NSA against 40 adulterators who sell adulterated material. In the case of adulteration of food items, action has been ensured in more than 100 cases by registering FIRs. A fine of Rs 4 crore 56 lakh was imposed on the adulterators and contaminated adulterated goods worth Rs 24 crore were seized.
Five new laboratories to be started in one year
Minister Shri Silawat informed that laboratories will be started in Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Ujjain and Gwalior within the coming one year to make the action of food security effective. Once these laboratories start functioning, the test report of food items will be available in 3 days. He informed that the state government has decided to start 12 new mobile food laboratories in addition to these five laboratories. There are 2 mobile laboratories operating in the state at present.


Probe ordered into death of Assistant Superintendent Land-records Shri Marawi
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2019

Bhopal.The state government has issued orders for administrative probe into the death of Shri Pravin Marawi, posted as Assistant Superintendent, Land-records in Chhindwara. Commissioner, Jabalpur division has been appointed investigation officer. The order, issued by General Administration Department states that the Commissioner, Jabalpur division will present his investigation report to the state government in 15 days.
Shri Pravin Marawi who was posted as Assistant Superintendent, Land-records in Chhindwara died on the intervening night of December 19-20. The investigation officer will probe into the circumstances of death.


Suggestions invited for forest promotion and conservation
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 December 2019

Bhopal.Suggestions have been invited from the people for the promotion and conservation of forests in Ratlam Van Mandal (District Forest Area). In order to improve the prevailing work plan revision of Ratlam Van Mandal, common people can also give their suggestions in the meeting to be held on December 30. The meeting will be held at 1 pm at the Eco Centre of the Office of the Chief Conservator of Forests, Research and Extension Complex at Sagod Road, Ratlam.


New ISSR of Urban Administration Department to be prepared
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 December 2019

Bhopal.A committee has been constituted to prepare new Integrated Standard Schedule of Rates (ISSR) of the Urban Administration Department. The existing ISSR is effective since May 10, 2012. The Engineer-in-Chief of Urban Administration and Development Shri N.P. Malviya has been made Chairman of the committee. The Superintendent Engineer of Urban Administration and Development Shri Suresh Shejkar and Engineer-in-Chief MPUDC Shri M.K. Acharya have been inducted as member secretary and special invitee member of the committee.
The Superintending Engineer of Urban Administration and Development Department Shri Gajanand Chouhan, Shri Rajjev Goswami, Shri G.S. Saluja, In-Charge Superintending Engineer Shri Anand Singh, Executive Engineer Shri J.P. Para, Shri R.S. Jaroliya, Shri ALok Kumar Choksey, Shri Pradeep Mishra, Shri Harishankar Mishra and In-Charge Executive Engineer Shri Anup Goyal have been made members of the committee


CM Shri Kamal Nath expresses grief over Justice Shri R.D. Shukla’s demise
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has expressed deep grief over the demise of former Chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Human Rights Commission, Justice Shri R.D. Shukla. The Chief Minister in his condolence message said that Justice Shri Shukla’s contribution in strengthening the judicial system and protection of human rights is unforgettable.
The Chief Minister has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the grief.


aa CS Shri Mohanty releases Shri DeSa’s book ‘Disrobing of Dropadi and other Stories’
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Secretary Shri Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty released a book ‘Disrobing of Dropadi and other Stories’ written by the Former Chief Secretary and Chairman of RERA Shri Antony DeSa (Tino) at Arera Club today. Shri Mohanty said that the variety of emotions, administrative experience of initial years, detailed objective description and effective sentence formation make the book enchanting. These features compel a reader to read the complete book in one sitting. The Former CS and Director General of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis Shri R. Parshuram, Former Chief Secretary and State Election Commissioner Shri B.P. Singh were also present on the occasion.
On this occasion, Shri DeSa sheds light on the characters, subjects, their relevance, expressions and impact of the stories. The book comprises 11 short stories. Shri R. Parshuram and Shri B.P. Singh also expressed their views on the book. Before the release of the book, 2 minute silence was observed for the peace of the deceased of Bhopal Gas Tragedy.


Date of age calculation of MP State Service Examination should be January 1, 2019
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 December 2019

Bhopal.General Administration Minister Dr. Govind Singh has issued instructions to the Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration that the age calculation of the State Service Examination 2019 should be done as on January 1, 2019. Ensure immediate necessary action in this regard as per rules. It may be noted that Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission has mentioned in the advertisement for the State Service Examination 2019, the age calculation of the applicants appearing for the examination to be done as on January 1, 2020. Due to increase in age calculation by one year, many applicants will be deprived of appearing in the examination.
General Administration Minister Dr. Govind Singh has said in his letter that since the age calculation of Madhya Pradesh State Service Examination year 2018 was done as on January 1, 2018, hence the age calculation of the State Service Examination 2019 should be done as on January 1, 2019.
The applicants personally and through the letter had apprised the General Administration Minister that the Public Service Commission has written the age calculation date probably due to the error as January 1, 2020 in place of January 1, 2019 for Madhya Pradesh State Service Examination 2019 as. This will deprive the eligible applicants of appearing in the examination. This error should be rectified immediately.
In this regard, the Minister of General Administration had earlier written a letter to the Principal Secretary Personnel on November 27 and directed to take necessary action. Since the last date for filling the examination form is December 9, 2019, Minister Dr. Govind Singh has given instructions to take immediate action in this regard.


Record revenue collection of Rs 2017 crore first time in a month in the state
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 December 2019

Bhopal.The month of November 2019 has been recorded as a milestone in the history of the power sector of Madhya Pradesh. Revenue collection in November has been Rs. 2017 crore, which is 413 crores more compared to November 2018. Thus, about 26 percent more revenue has been received, which is the highest revenue collection of one month till date in the state. Energy Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh has congratulated the electricity consumers and the staff of the three power distribution companies.
It may be noted that comparing July to November in the year 2018 to this year 2019, Rs 1687 crores more revenue has been collected in these months. Similarly, cash revenue recovery per unit has been increased to Rs 4 and 14 paise in November this year as compared to Rs 2 and 34 paise last year. This is 77 percent more than November last year. The three distribution companies of the state have made outstanding contribution so far in revenue collection. Rs 596 crore was collected by East Zone Power Distribution Company in November 2019, Rs 587 crore by Central Zone Power Distribution Company and Rs. 834 crore by West Zone Power Distribution Company.
As much as Rs 452 crore revenue was collected by East Zone Company, Rs 488 crore by Central Zone Company and Rs 664 crore by West Zone Company during the same period last year. In the month of Novemer, 31.71 percent was collected by East Zone Company, 20.38 percent by Central Zone Company and 25.63 percent more revenue by West Zone Company. This is the highest in any one month after company formation.
The Energy Minister has said that the government is committed to ensuring 24 hours uninterrupted power supply to the cities and villages of the state and 10 hours to farmers in the declared period.


aa Speaker Vidhan Sabha, PR Minister & Former CM bless newly wed-couples
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 December 2019

Bhopal.The Vidhan Sabha Speaker Shri N.P. Prajapati, Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma and Former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh blessed newly wed-couples at the Yuvak-Yuvti Parichay evam Adarsh Vivah Sammelan of Akhil Bhartiya Adarsh Chowrasia Mahasabha. They also released a souvenir of the community on this occasion.
Inauguration of District level Inter School Karate Championship
The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma inaugurated the District level Inter School Karate Championship at Narmada Bhavan of Tulsi Nagar. As many as 300 school students are taking part in the competition. Shri Sharma also met the players participating in the tug of war competition being organized at Ankur Ground of Shivajai Nagar.
Will take initiative to implement recommendations of Koshiyari Committee
The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma said that the Union Government will be urged to implement the pending recommendations of Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari Committee 2013 related to E.P.F. This was said by Shri Sharma at the programme organized by the Retired Employees Welfare Committee at Panchanan Bhavan. Shri Chandrashekhar Parsai, Shri Virendra Khongal, Shri Anil Bajpayee, Shri Sudhir Nayak, Shri Mahendra Sharma and Shri O.P. Katiyar of the committee were present on the occasion.


Increase in scholarship of Tribal hostellers
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 December 2019

Bhopal. The State Government has made increase in the scholarship of students residing in hostels and ashrams of scheduled tribe. An amount of Rs. 1230 to male students and Rs. 1270 to female students per month will be payable in the year 2019-20. The scholarship of Rs. 1140 to male students and Rs. 1180 to female students were being paid in the year 2018. The new rate of the scholarship will come in effect from July 01, 2019.


CM Shri Kamal Nath expresses grief over demise of Shri Laxminarayan Nayak
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has expressed profound grief over the demise of the Freedom Fighter and Former Member of Parliament Shri Laxminarayan Nayak. In his condolence message, Shri Kamal Nath said that Shri Laximnarayan Nayak was dedicated to socialistic values and principles throughout his life.
The Chief Minister further said that Shri Nayak struggled for the public interest and helped the people in getting justice. He said that with his demise, the state has lost a socialist and freedom fighter.
Shri Kamal Nath has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.


aa Support Bhopal for Airconnectivity Team Met CM Kamalnath
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 November 2019

Bhopal.The support Bhopal for Airconnectivity team today met honourable cm Shri kamalnath today for enhancing the Airconnectivity from Bhopal. The team expressed its gratitude for the ongoing efforts for the developing of air connectivity. Shri KamalNath was extremely receptive of our demands and said that he is already making efforts towards Airconnectivity of Bhopal. The team expressed concern regarding the air india operations and that Bhopal is suffering a lot due to the crisis of the airlines. We made him aware about our interactions with go air and he was extremely happy with the same and he immediately called up Shri Ness Wadia and spoke to him about commencing operations from Bhopal. They will once again connect to take it forward. He also is keen on getting an international connection from Dubai. Overall an extremely good meeting and CM has assured that he will look into our demands in detail. The team members who met were Dr Yogesh Baluapuri, Shri Tehsin Pasha, Shri Manish Shrivastava, Ms Richa Mate and Ms Prachi Baluapuri.
aa Our major demands were:
1. Increase in the number of airlines from Bhopal specifically go air which has just bought new planes
2.Improved Domestic Connectivity:
We want better domestic connectivity. We are right now looking at these routes from Bhopal.
North- Chandigarh, Lucknow and Amritsar West- Goa, Ahmedabad, Vadodara
South- Chennai, Kochi/Trivandrum
East- Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar
3.International Connectivity:
We are looking for an international connectivity from Bhopal. We have enough traffic to support flights to and from Dubai. Request you to give us a connection at least three days a week. The international status is demanded for our airport. We also require a flight to Singapore to support this.
4. 24 Hours Operation:
Time and again we have been told by various airlines that the red eye slots are available from vari- ous important destinations. We cannot avail the same as our Airport does not operate during the night and there is no night landing facility available. We sincerely request you to please provide the same so that we can avail the red eye slots.
5. Promotion of Bhopal as a Tourist Destination:
It is also imperative to note that Bhopal despite being the centre of India with one of the best geographical locations in the country and the best tourist destinations is not being promoted. We re- quest you to help us promote Bhopal on various pilgrim circuits like Buddhist, Patna- Bhopal- Shri Lanka. The Om circuit which connects various Shiva temples can include Bhojpur temple of Bhopal. A beautiful destination like Khajuraho which is the pride of our nation is thoroughly neglected. A flight from Bhopal to Khajuraho with a proper marketing from the government can help tourisms in both Bhopal and Khajuraho. There are so many such things in and around Bhopal which, with your patronage can develop Bhopal as a tourist and cultural hub.


aa 16-storeyed government twin tower to come up in Tulsi Nagar: Minister Shri Verma.
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 January 2019

A 16-storeyed government twin tower will be constructed by the Public Wordks Department near the MPEB office in Tulsi Nagar, Bhopal. As many as 64 D-type houses will be constructed for government officers in the twin tower. The construction work will begin in the onth of February. Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma said that the Congress has promised in the party manifesto to build multi-storeyed buildings after demolishing the old government houses to resolve the housing problem of government employees. Accordingly the twin tower is being constructed in Bhopal. There will be all modern facilities in the 16-storeyed twin tower government quarters which will come up at a cost of Rs 38 crores. This twin tower will be completed in about 18 months.The project implementation unit of the Public Works Department has reserved 3 acres of land for construction of the building. There were ruins of 16 government houses lying vacant since several years on this land which has been razed and the land has been prepared for the construction of the twin tower. The twin tower will have parking facility in the basement and ground floor. The building will be built with earthquake and fire resistant material and will also have lift facility. All parameters of the green building concept will be adhered to in the twin tower. The tower will have maximum natural air and light facility. Arrangement has also been made for adequate open spaces in the residential premises. Four 16-storeyed towers to come up in Indore also In Indore also, the project implementation unit of Public Works Department will construct 4 towers of 16 storeys to solve the housing problem of government employees. There will be 66 E-type and 66 F-type houses in these towers. The bhoomi-pujan for the construction of the four towers is also proposed to be in the month of February. The towers will be constructed at a cost of Rs 70 crores. The project implementation unit of the Public Works Department will construct multi-storeyed buildings for government employees in Jabalpur and Gwalior also on the same lines.



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

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



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

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



Teachers Day celebrated in Campion School
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Sept. 2017

Bhopal : The Influence of a Good Teacher can never be Erased, Teacher a source of love and inspiration. A great teacher can change your life. Teachers are the torch bearers of the gen-next. These are great thoughts were coming in each & every mind of the students when Teachers Day was celebrated today 5th September by the Campionites with full zeal and enthusiasm in the Loyola Auditorium of the Campion School, Arera Colony Bhopal. School had the same amount of feeling & fun that we would have had last year on teachers day. School Campus were gripped with fervour as Campion students put their best foot forward to pay tributes on the occasion of the birthday of the Great Philosopher, an Excellent Educationist, a True Humanist and a Great Visionary Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan who has indeed been a beacon, paving and showing the way to the teacher, who can bring about a positive change in a nation with just the right mixture of chalk and challenges. The programme commenced solemnly by grand welcoming the Fathers, sisters the Teachers & the guests by the primary & secondary section students. All the guests were accorded floral welcome followed by the lighting of the lamp. Lighting of the lamp done by Guests of honour Superior and Manager Fr. Christdhari kujur S.J., Principal Fr. Dr. Athnas Lakra S.J., vice Principal Fr. Ajay Kumar Kerketta S.J., Headmistress Sister Pramila A.C., Bursar Fr. Ashok Fr. Sylvanus, Fr. Kapil, Sr. Cresentia H.C., Sister Chitra A.C.


Markets come alive with 10 Day long Ganesh-Utsav celebrations starts from Ganesh Chaturthi
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 Sept. 2017

Bhopal : Lord Ganesha was given a grand farewell and the idols that were installed for the festival were carried to the nearby immersion sites and immersed with a lot of devotion and fanfare amidst incessant chants of the slogan: Ganpati bappa morya / Agle baras tu jaldi aa. Hundreds of gigantic, large, medium and small idols of the elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha, were taken out for immersion to various water bodies on Anant Chaturdashi, marking the end of the 12-day long Ganeshotsav in the city on Tuesday. Elaborate arrangements were made in Bhopal for smooth immersion of idols. The much-awaited immersion procession that marks the end of Ganeshotsav festivities was taken out with customary fanfare. Magnificent chariots bedecked with flowers, brass bands and devotees dancing with religious zeal were but a few of the things that ruled the roads on Tuesday, when the city bid a royal adieu to Ganapati Bappa. The immersion started from morning and continued till late night. Idols were immersed at Rani Kamlapati Ghat, Prempura Ghat at Bhadbhada and Khatalpura Ghat. Environmentally conscious citizens immersed small idols at the homes. Gayatri Parivar makes immersion arrangements Like previous years Gayatri Shakti Peeth Gayatri Parivar made immersion arrangements at MP Nagar, Kolar Road, Minal Mall, Coach Factory and other places. Ramesh Nagar of Shaktipeeth said we make Visarjan Kunds for devotees. The BMC put Visarjan Kunds in all the 85 wards so that the devotees could immerse their idols without any problem and keep the environment safe. Hindu Utsav Samiti Under the aegis of Hindu Utsav Samiti, the chal samaroh was taken out from Nadra Bus Stand. Silver crowns were given to Ganesh pandals and tableaux for the first, second and third places. BMC had made necessary arrangements at immersion sites. Cranes and dumpers were provided for the immersion of large idols.


Bappa given grand farewell amidst religious fervour, fanfare
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 Sept. 2016

10 - Day long Ganesh Utsav celebrations starts from Ganesh Chaturthi all over India.Ganesh pandals have been decorated with beautiful Idols all over the city.
State capital Bhopal is ready to celebrate the Ganesh Utsav with joy and fervor. Daily Ganesh Aarti and prasad attracts the devotees towards the Ganesh pandals.
During the 10 - day festival various cultural programme are also arranged by the Residential campus and Pandals.
The festival will end on Ananth Chaturthi with the immersion of Ganesh idols.


Bhopal twins as Hindi authors enter Limca Book of Records
Our correspondent 17 Feb. 2016, Bhopal

Bhopal twins Abhishek and Anuj Khare have made it to Limca Book of Records in the category of twin authors to be published in Hindi. With this record, they have become possibly the only such twin brothers in the country to be published Hindi authors as well.
Aged 43, Abhishek is a career counsellor and civil services coach while brother Anuj is a writer and journalist. The twins have had five books published till date - three by Abhishek and two by Anuj.
Books by Abhishek are Diva MP Samanya Adhayan (1998), Kamyabi - 30 Dinon Main (2004) and Career Samadhan (2008), while books by Anuj are Chillar Chitan (2009) and Param Shredhya Main Khud (2013) as per the Limca official website.
This, however, is not the only feat by the duo. In 2003, they had made it to Limca for being the only registered Twins Club in the country. Currently, the club has 80-odd members.
Abhishek said, "We tried for Limca book of records last year as well without success. But this year, we were fully prepared with supporting documents which earned us the feat."


Women harassed at Kaliasot dam, moped set ablaze
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 Sept. 2015

Three women riding a two-wheeler were intercepted by four bike-borne youths near Kaliasot dam. They allegedly sexually harassed the women and set ablaze their two-wheeler when they resisted to their advances. The incident took place on September 6.
A case was registered at Nishatpura police station where the complainant resides. A case diary was transferred to Chuna Bhatti police station on Tuesday as the incident took place in its jurisdiction area.
In another incident, a newly-married woman was allegedly harassed by a youth, who wanted her to walk out of her marriage marry him. The accused allegedly even beat up her brother when he tried to intervene. A case was registered at Hanumanganj police station on Monday, police said.
In Chuna Bhatti case, police said they have some leads and accused would be nabbed soon. The victim is into marketing job. The incident took place when she and her two friends had gone to the dam for a ride.
Hanumanganj police said the second incident took place when the 19-year-old victim was returning home with her brother in Qazi Camp area when accused Imran allegedly harassed her and beat up her brother.


Ward quota fixed
Our correspondent 12 December 2014, Bhopal

Reservation of wards under Bhopal municipal limits was held through lottery on Wednesday, the second time in as many months. Earlier , the wards were reserved for different categories through lottery on October 7 but it was struck down by Madhya Pradesh high court.
Fate of Bhopal's 85 municipal wards was held through lottery much to the anxiety of local political leaders.A change in reservation status of the wards does affect the electoral prospects of the contensants. However, much to the relief of several leaders, the new draw did not change fortunes of many major political players in Bhopal Municipal Corporation(BMC). Status of 20 seats remained the same, as the draw held in October.
However, in the new draw district administration was able to rectify an error that crept in last time during reservation of wards. Ward 85(Katara) was erroneously reserved for scheduled tribe (ST) candidate in the last draw which was corrected.BMC ward 60(Govindpura) was listed as an SC reserved seat instead, taking the total number of SC wards in Bhopal to 12.
STATUS OF MUNICIPAK WARDS
Other Backward Class:
24 42 38 32 34 51 70 17
22 41 14 44 54 7 78 69
64 2 19 52 12

OBC(Female):
42 24 69 78 54 34
44 70 41 12 22

General:
58 31 30 55 20 73 43 79 85 23 25
4 75 57 62 66 35 82 29 61 5 65
71 6 83 37 8 77 36 21 74 40 13
68 18 67 56 80 15 84 46 27 3
16 45 933 72 39

General Female:
5 30 13 36 29 6 83 4 16 1
39 18 72 9 15 77 58 40 25
66 73 55 57

Sceduled Caste (SC):
10 49 50 28 63 11
47 76 48 59 81

SC Female:
63 76 28 49 53 48

Sceduled Tribe:
26(male), 60(female)


Amir Khan in Bhopal today
Bollywood superstar Amir Khan will reach Bhopal on Monday morning. He will be present at the show Bol Ki Lab Azaad Hai Tere orgnised by Action Ad Group at 10.30 in the morning. At four in the evening he will inaugurate the Gaurwi centre built in J.P Hospital in association with the women respect and protection campaign.

 

 

 


States first escalator foot over-bridge to be completed till June 30
States first escalator foot over-bridge will be completed till June 30. It is being constructed near Jyoti Talkies in MP Nagar, Bhopal. The 39 meter long and seven meter high foot over-bridge is being constructed at a cost of Rs. one crore 56 lakh. Besides, escalators, staircases will also be constructed on both sides of the foot over-bridge. This information was given by construction agencies to Urban Administration and Development Minister Shri Babulal Gaur here today. Shri Gaur also took stock of various other schemes also. Minister Shri Gaur inspected six-lane BRTS road being built from Board Office Crossing upto Misrod. Urban Administration Minister Shri Gaur sought information about railway over-bridge being constructed from Habibganj Naka Ganesh Mandir upto RRL Trisection from officers of concerning construction agency. The officers informed that process is underway to remove electricity lines and drinking water pipelines and construction of ROB will be started soon after this process is completed. The six-lane over-bridge will cost Rs. 38 crore 64 lakh. A two-lane road will also lead towards Ten Number Bus Stop. Shri Gaur also instructed for channelisation of nullah from Habibganj under-bridge upto Durganagar. Separate corridor for BRTS buses A 7.85 meter separate corridor is being constructed for low-floor buses in the 24-kilometer BRTS Road from Misrod to Bairagarh. Bus stops will also be built on both sides of it. The passengers alighting on these bus stops will press button of an electronic signal before crossing road following which vehicles passing through side roads will stop by seeing red signal and passengers will cross the road through zebra crossing. Minister Shri Gaur called for making people aware of this system and construction of attractive gates at the originating point of BRTS Road at Misrod and last destination Bairagarh. Minister Shri Gaur also took stock of houses being constructed for slum dwellers under JNNURM Scheme at Jatkheri. Shri Gaur instructed that houses should be allotted to beneficiaries as soon as they are completed. The Urban Administration Minister instructed for construction of boundary wall of Bagh Mughalia bus stand, shade at the bus stop of Raja Bhoj Nagar Bagh Sewania and arrangement of a water tank over there. Shri Gaur also instructed to elevate rostrums of Bagh Sewania subzi Mandi, construction of drains there and make arrangements for sanitary works in the night. Necessary security arrangements to be made at Shital Das Ki Baghiya Urban Administration Minister Shri Gaur also inspected Shital Das Ki Baghiya and gave instructions for making necessary arrangements over there. Shri Gaur instructed to install chains at the ghat for safety of people. It was informed that a grille will also be erected at the ghat so that people should not enter deep water. Barbed wires will be installed to prevent divers from diving into the lake from height. Arrangement for loudspeaker will also be made at the ghat for cautioning people. BHEL Traders Association president Shri Kewal Mishra and Commissioner Municipal Corporation Shri Rajneesh Shrivastava were also present on the occasion.
 
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