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Supply of essential commodities will be ensured: CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 March 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed the citizens to cooperate with the call of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the country wide lockdown of 21 days. He told the citizens that the government is responsible to ensure the supply of essential commodities during these 21 days. Shops of daily needs like milk, fruits, vegetables, grocery and medicines etc. will remain open and supply of all the necessary items will be ensured. While keeping in view the gravity of the pandemic, Shri Chouhan has urged the citizens that there is no need to panic.


CM Shri Chouhan contributes his one month salary to CM Relief Fund
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 March 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has made an announcement to give his one month salary to the Chief Minister Relief Fund to tackle the crisis of Corona Virus. He also appealed to the Members of the Legislative Assembly to cooperate in this regard.
Shri Chouhan said that budget will not be presented in Madhya Vidhan Sabha on March 27. Fund will be arranged by bringing an ordinance. He further stated that now is the time to prevent Corono Virus infection only. He asked the MLAs to communicate with the workers and educate the citizens by remaining indoors, and then only we will be able to defeat this pandemic.


PM Shri Modi’s call is important to save lives : CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 March 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has welcomed the decision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the 21 days lockdown to save the entire country from Corona Virus. He said that this difficult time is the time for all the citizens for prayers and penance. Deliberating with media here today, Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh government will not leave any stone unturned from its side. It is most necessary that we all should together break the chain of Corona virus infection.
Shri Chouhan said that the government has taken a decision that no budget session will be held in the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha. The government will arrange the fund for four months by bringing an ordinance. He has appealed all the Members of Legislative Assembly and People’s Representatives to remain wherever they are. To confine themselves in their houses and educate people of their respective areas by using communication means like phones.
The Chief Minister mentioned that we all should dedicate ourselves to the cause on the call of the Prime Minister, so that we can save our state. He further stated that strict action will be taken wherever necessary. Shri Chouhan said that we are not only putting our life in danger but we will also put the life of our entire family in danger, if we violate the decision. He said that no citizen has the right to put his/her family’s life in danger.


Public support must to deal with Corona – CM Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 March 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to the public representatives to put their full potential in ending the pandemic of Corona virus. Addressing public representatives in the Assembly premises today, Shri Chouhan said that curfew has been imposed in Bhopal and Jabalpur in view of the severity of Corona virus and lockdown has been declared in 36 cities by the concerned district administration. Instructions have been given to all administrative officers of the state that all precautionary steps should be taken to prevent this infectious disease.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan while appreciating the public support received due to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s appeal of “Janata curfew”, appealed to the people that the only way to prevent Corona virus is to break the chain. The public representatives should assure that although there is a crisis, the government is fully capable of dealing with this worldwide crisis with public support. The lockdown order of the administration must be strictly followed. Do not get out of homes unnecessarily. All necessary services for public convenience have been exempted from this.


HEG Company presents Rs one crore cheque for CM’s Relief Fund
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 March 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s appeal for public cooperation for prevention of Corona virus has had a widespread impact. The Chief Minister was presented with a cheque of Rs one crore for the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for taking necessary precautionary measures in dealing with the Corona virus on behalf of HEG Company Bhopal.
On this occasion Executive Director Shri Manish Gulati and Head of Human Resources Shri K.N. Mathur, were present on behalf of HEG Company.


aa Governor Shri Tandon administers oath of Chief Minister to Shri Chouhan
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 March 2020

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon administered the oath of office and secrecy as the 19th Chief Minister of the state to Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan,. The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by Chief Secretary Shri M. Gopal Reddy.
Former Chief Ministers Shri Kamal Nath and Sushri Uma Bharti, Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs and other officials were present at the swearing-in ceremony.


aa Bulletin to be issued on Novel Corona virus daily
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 March 2020

Bhopal.Chief Secretary Shri M. Gopal Reddy has said that the factual information about the measures to prevent the infection of Novel Corona virus should be made available to the public. He instructed Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare to issue bulletins on the updated status daily. This bulletin will be released on social media and electronic media. The Chief Secretary was reviewing the updated status of Corona virus infection in Mantralaya.
The Chief Secretary stated the need to carry out a comprehensive campaign of information, education and communication activities for awareness. The meeting reviewed the infection testing facility, availability of medicines and medical equipment, status of urgent services, supply of food items and arrangements being made for the labour class.
Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Commercial Tax Shri I.C.P. Keshari, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary Medical Education Shri Sanjay Shukla, Principal Secretary Public Health and Family Welfare Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil and other officers were present in the meeting.


Appointment rights entrusted to collectors to deal Covid-19 pandemic
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 March 2020

Bhopal.Temporary appointment of “Appointment Health Officer in Emergency” will be made to deal with Covid-19 pandemic in the state. The Chief Medical and Health Officer can exercise the right of appointment with the approval of the Collector through the District Health Committee.
Staff nurses / paramedical staff / doctors etc. can be temporarily employed for three months as per requirement on the vacant posts sanctioned under the National Health Mission at the district level. Health workers who are freed from the ban on OPD registration etc. in government and private hospitals will also be temporarily employed.
If voluntary subject experts, doctors wish to serve as members of the Covid-19 Combat Response Team, for the control of Covid-19 at the district level, they may be temporarily employed as per requirement. Final year girl students of B.Sc Nursing and GNM training centers can be temporarily posted to the vacant posts of Staff Nurse in the district by the Chief Medical and Health Officer. ANMs who are not employed in any government organization, who have undergone training in government training centres of the district, can be posted by the Chief Medical and Health Officer for three months at the minimum prescribed honorarium.


aa Governor Shri Tandon displays solidarity with people of the country
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 March 2020

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon thanked people who are rendering essential services during the global crisis of Corona virus, alongwith the countrymen demonstrating his integrity with the countrymen. He expressed his gratitude to them by blowing conch shell and ringing bells at the main gate of Raj Bhavan. On this occasion, various employees including sanitation workers of Raj Bhavan accompanied the Governor by ringing bells, blowing conch shells, Jhanjh, manjira, bugles, tapping thalis and clapping in unison.
Governor Shri Tandon said that in the last two months, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, sanitation workers, airlines staff, government employees, policemen, media workers, people connected with railways, bus-auto rickshaw facilities, millions of home delivery workers have been relentlessly providing essential services regardless of their own safety and health. In the present circumstances, these services cannot be considered normal because they themselves are at risk of getting infected. Despite this, these people are doing their duty, serving others. They stand in the midst of Corona pandemic and us like protectors. The country is grateful to him.
Governor Shri Tandon expressed his gratitude to such people by standing at the main gate of Raj Bhavan for five minutes and encourage them.


Instructions to be vigilant to protect citizens from Corona outbreak
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 March 2020

Bhopal.Acting Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, after holding discussion with the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, directed them to ensure that adequate vigilance is maintained in the state in view of the outbreak of Corona virus. He also directed that complete shutdown should be kept in the state by closing all business establishments as per requirement till the situation is completely under control. . He also called upon the general public to voluntarily close their establishments and stay in their homes, not organize social gatherings and trips to prevent the Corona virus pandemic from spreading in the state.


Shri Kamal Nath to be Chief Minister till swearing in of new CM
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 March 2020

Bhopal.The Governor of Madhya Pradesh has accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath and his Council of Ministers from March 20, 2020, and has requested him to continue in his position along with his colleagues until the new Chief Minister is sworn in. Notification to this effect has been issued by the General Administration Department.

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aa Chief Minister hands over resignation to Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 March 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath reached the Raj Bhavan today and handed over his resignation from the post of Chief Minister to Governor Shri Lalji Tandon. The Governor has accepted his resignation and asked him to continue as acting Chief Minister till the new Chief Minister takes charge.


Do not fear Corona but fight: Follow the advice of Prime Minister - Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 March 2020

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon has appealed to the people of the country to follow the precautions advised by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to protect the countrymen from the infection of Novel Corona virus. He said that the people of the state should commit themselves to observe the Janata curfew on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Shri Tandon said that the Novel Corona is a global crisis, there is no need to be fearful and panic. The need is to follow precautions. The Governor said that we should be committed to follow the Prime Minister’s mantra “Hum Swasth, Jag Swasth”.
Be committed to follow Janata Curfew appeal
Governor Shri Tandon said that cooperation of the people in the efforts being made against Novel Corona is absolutely essential. He said that efforts for prevention against Corona were started first in our country. Therefore the situation in the country is completely under control. He told the citizens to be committed to follow the Prime Minister’s appeal of “Janata curfew” .
Rest assured, civil supplies will continue
The Governor has stated that self-control is the most effective way of prevention from Corona virus. He told the people not to go out of the house unnecessarily. Avoid social community interaction. He assured the citizens that civil supplies would continue. He said that elderly people should not get out of the house. The Central and state government advisory must be followed. Visiting the hospital for regular check-ups, which reduces the pressure on health workers should be avoided.
The Governor said that people should follow the curfew on Sunday 22 March from 7 am to 9 pm. Do not get out of the house during this time. Only those involved with essential services get out of the house. On the day of the Janata Curfew, all must come out at 5 o'clock in the evening on curfew and express their gratitude by clapping for 5 minutes. He said that citizens should remain healthy and inspire others also to stay healthy. We must not be afraid of Corona, but fight against it.


aa New posting of 4 IAS officers
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 March 2020

Bhopal.The state government has issued new posting orders of four officers of the Indian Administrative Service. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Prabhanshu Kamal has been posted as President of the Professional Examination Board as per the order issued by the General Administration Department. Shri K.K Singh, Additional Chief Secretary has been made Commissioner Agricultural Production and Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Department (Human Rights Cell) and Legal Vigilance Cell (Additional Charge) and Additional Chief Secretary (Coordination) Chief Secretary’s Office.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri I.C.P. Keshari has been posted as A.C.S. Commercial Taxes and Special Duty Officer-cum-Resident Commissioner Madhya Pradesh Bhawan, New Delhi and Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Department (Additional Charge). Additional Chief Secretary Shri Vinod Kumar has been appointed as Vice-Chairman Narmada Valley Development Authority, Additional Chief Secretary Narmada Valley Development Department, Managing Director Narmada Basin Project Company Limited and O.S.D-cum-Member (Rehabilitation) Narmada Valley Development Authority, Bhopal and has been given additional charge of Additional Chief Secretary Scheduled Caste Welfare Department.
Commissioner Scheduled Caste Welfare Dr. Masood Akhtar has been given additional charge of Madhya Pradesh Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation Bhopal along with current duties.


aa Instructions issued to strictly follow road safety rules
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 March 2020

Bhopal.A state-level meeting of the road safety cell was organized at the Police Training and Research Institute under the chairmanship of Assistant Inspector General of Police Shri Amrit Meena. Shri Meena said that efforts should be made to make people strictly adhere to the road safety rules in actual terms. He asked the nodal officers to provide information about the efforts being made by their nodal departments to reduce accidents.
Shri Amrit Meena asked the departments to get information about the latest status from the district level also. He told to apprise the lead agency constantly with updated information. He said that information about awareness and training programmes should also be obtained. Shri Meena said Vision-2020 should be prepared and presented by the Nodal Agency. He said that riding in a tractor-trolley is a punishable offense and indicators should be put up in rural areas to make people aware in this regard.
A two-minute silence was observed and tributes were paid on the death of Public Works Department-National Highway officer Shri Mithilesh Pandey during the meeting. Nodal officers of Public Health and Family Welfare Department, Public Education, Transport, Public Works, NH&B & R, Excise, Public Relations, Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority, Road Development Corporation and National Highway Authority of India and members related to the lead agency were present in the meeting.


Separate power connection for electric vehicle charging station
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 March 2020

Bhopal.Consumers of all 16 districts of Bhopal, Narmadapuram, Gwalior and Chambal divisions who set up electric vehicle charging stations will have to get a new separate electricity connection. Significantly, the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has set electricity rates separately for charging electric vehicles.



aa Prinicipal Secretary of Vidhan Sabha calls on Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 March 2020

Bhopal.Principal Secretary of the Vidhan Sabha Shri A.P. Singh today called on Governor Shri Lalji Tandon. He informed the Governor about the arrangements related to the Vidhan Sabha session. Secretary to the Governor, Shri Manohar Dubey was present on the occasion.



Corona Virus declared Pandemic; Detailed discussion held in State Cabinet meeting
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 March 2020

Bhopal.Various measures to prevent the spread of Novel Corona Virus were discussed in the state in the Cabinet meeting held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. It was informed that important decisions have been taken to stop the spread of Novel Corona virus in the state.
It was informed in the meeting that the World Health Organization is constantly urging the state governments to take proactive steps to stop the spread of this virus. The World Health Organisation has declared Corona Virus an pandemic. The situation is being closely reviewed by a high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the Government of India. Quarantine centers have been set up for all Indian people returning from countries affected by this virus. Stringent measures have been taken to cancel the visas of all foreign travelers.
In Parliament, the Union Health Minister has advised against mass programmes and unnecessary travelling. Guidelines have also been issued to allow mass gatherings. States have been advised by the media to make people aware about prevention from Corona.
It was informed in the meeting that to prevent the spread of Novel Corona Virus, it has been decided by the Supreme Court to hear only urgent matters. In order to make the countrymen aware in this direction, information is being given regarding protection from Corona through mobile phones and telephone caller tone.
In the Cabinet meeting it was informed that the state government in Maharashtra has decided to postpone the Assembly session to prevent the spread of Novel Corona virus. All other states are also taking necessary measures to stop the spread of this virus. A package of Rs 200 crores has been announced by the Chief Minister of Odisha in this connection. It was informed that the Delhi government has ordered closure of all schools, colleges and cinema houses from March 12.
The Chhattisgarh government has issued orders to keep public libraries, water parks, gyms and swimming pools closed till further orders. Besides, orders have been circulated to close Anganwadi and mini Anganwadi centers in Chhattisgarh.
Preventive measures taken against Corona in Madhya Pradesh
Information was given in the meeting that all possible efforts are also being made by the Madhya Pradesh government to stop the spread of Novel Corona virus. All schools, colleges, cinema halls, marriage halls, public libraries, water parks, gyms, swimming pools, anganwadis, etc. have been closed till further orders. The system of biometric attendance of employees in offices has been closed. All cultural programmes, public programmes, official visits and training programmes have been postponed. A meeting of peace committees up to block level to be organized to make people aware to stop the spread of Novel Corona virus through local public representatives and religious leaders. Religious leaders have been urged to limit organizing of religious ceremonies. Along with this, legal measures have been taken to stop gatherings of more than 20 people. The state government has told to make additional financial provision besides special preparedness to deal with disaster situation.
Discussion was held on the preventive measures taken against the spread of Novel Corona virus in the state, country and global level following the possibilities of visits of members of the Assembly and others to the capital Bhopal during the Assembly Budget session.


Five percent increase in dearness allowance of government servants
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 March 2020

Bhopal.In a meeting of the Cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, decision was taken to increase dearness allowance payable to government servants by 5 percent. The Cabinet granted approval for hike of 5 percent in seventh pay scale i.e. from 12 percent to 17 percent and increase in sixth pay scale by 10 percent i.e. increase 154 percent to 164 percent rate of dearness allowance / dearness relief payable to government servants / pensioners / teacher cadre / panchayat secretaries of Panchayat and Rural Development Department and permanent employees from 1 July 2019 (salary of July 2019 / payable in the month of August 2019). The increased amount of Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief will be paid from the salary / pension of March 2020 (payable in the month of April 2020). Separate orders will be issued for payment of arrears for the period from July 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020.
Two members appointed in Public Service Commission
The Cabinet approved the appointment of Shri Ramu Tekam and Shri Rashid Suhail Siddiqui as members of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. The meeting also approved the notification issued in the Madhya Pradesh Gazette (Extraordinary) on 7 February 2020 for amendment in the Madhya Pradesh Sand (Mining, Transportation, Storage and Trading) Rules 2019.
Discussion on checking spread of Novel Corona Virus
The guidelines issued to prevent the spread of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) in the state were also discussed in the Cabinet meeting. It was informed during the meeting that a high level Group of Ministers has been constituted by the Government of India, which is reviewing the situation closely. The Union Health Minister advised against mass gathering and unnecessary travel in the Parliament. It has also been directed not to allow mass gatherings. The World Health Organization is constantly urging state governments to take proactive steps to stop the spread of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19). Madhya Pradesh government is also taking necessary steps in this direction.
Legal measures are being taken to keep schools, colleges, anganwadis, public libraries, water parks, gyms, swimming pools, cinema halls and marriage halls in the state closed till further orders, postpone official travel, trainings and public functions and organizing gatherings of more than 20 people.


Annual examinations of Class V, VIII, X and XII to be held as scheduled earlier
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 March 2020

Bhopal.The School Education Department has issued a clarification in the context of the guidelines issued regarding Novel Corona virus, that the annual examinations of Class V and VII in government schools in the state will be conducted according to the predetermined schedule. Similarly, annual examinations of Class X and XII (whether they are being conducted under the aegis of any competent board / management) will be conducted as per pre-determined schedule. Under the new guidelines issued today by the Public Health and Family Welfare Department, it has been decided to close all schools and colleges till March 31, 2020, as a result of Corona Virus disease being declared an epidemic.
The instructions issued stated that in this period, teaching and non-teaching staff in all government schools will be present in the school and will carry out official / academic work in the same manner. All private schools will be able to take appropriate decisions at their level related to attendance of their teaching and non-teaching staff in the school.


Grievance redressal forum of power consumers to hold public hearing
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 March 2020

Bhopal.The programme of public hearing of Power Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum has been announced. The forum will hear the complaints of power consumers in Gwalior on March 19, Bhopal on March 21 and 24, and Mandideep on March 23. Consumer Grievance Redressal Camps will be organized from 12 to 5 pm at Old Power House, Chandbad, Bhopal, from 12 pm to 4 pm at Sancharan Sansthan division, Mandideep and from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at New Welfare Center, Roshni Ghar, Gwalior.


Seoni CMHO suspended for negligence in dealing with Corona
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 March 2020

Bhopal.Health Commissioner Shri Prateek Hajela, has suspended Dr. K.R. Shakhya, Chief Medical and Health Officer Seoni for negligence and non-compliance of the guidelines given for prevention of Corona Virus. While the concerned Chief Medical Officer was indifferent to repeated instructions, neither information was sent about the Quarantine centre nor adequate number of PPE kits were kept for disease prevention.


aa Urban bodies and panchayat elections will be held through EVMs
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 March 2020

Bhopal.In the workshop of the observers appointed to oversee the revision work of the photo-electoral list of urban bodies and panchayats, Madhya Pradesh State Election Commissioner Shri Basant Pratap Singh said that the general elections of the upcoming urban bodies and panchayats, will be conducted through EVMs. He said that the first objective of the Commission is to prepare an errorless voter list. Shri Singh said that the name of the voter must be in one place only.
Shri Basant Pratap Singh said that observers should see whether proper arrangements have been made for claims and objections in the voter list. Banners must be put up in the claims and objections centres. Claim-objection centres should be opened regularly. He informed that a draft voter list has been prepared on the basis of delimitation of wards.
Deputy Secretary of the Commission Smt. Aziza Sarshar Zafar said that the verification of the control table should be done properly. She drew the attention of the observers towards the errors in the voter lists that occurred during the last general election. Smt. Zafar said that such errors should not recur. Observers will stay in the districts from 16 to 20 March and 29 April to 4 May.
Under Secretary Shri Pradeep Shukla gave detailed information about the process of revision of the photo voters list of urban bodies. He informed that the Commission has also given instructions for rationalization of polling stations. Shri Shukla informed that 244 for urban bodies and 534 additional polling stations for panchayat elections can be set up. He informed that there is a provision to set up polling booths in urban areas with 1000 to 1200 voters and in rural areas with 500 to 700 voters. Shri Shukla informed that control rooms have been set up in the Commission and MPSEDC for information related to voter list.
MPSEDC manager Shri Rajesh Dighe informed about the technical aspects of the voters list revision process. In the workshop, Secretary of the Commission Shri Durg Vijay Singh, O.S.D. Smt. Sunita Tripathi, Deputy Secretary Shri Arun Parmar, Deputy Secretary Dr. Sutesh Shakya and observers were present.


aa M.P. To Become Indias Horticulture Capital - C.M. Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has reiterated the state government's commitment to transforming Madhya Pradesh into India's Horticulture Capital. He said that the horticulture sector is a gateway to the prosperity of farmers. This is the future of the agricultural sector. He said that the credit potential estimated by the NABARD for the horticulture sector should be increased from 6 percent to at least 15 percent. He said that a large patch of unutilized revenue land in Madhya Pradesh can be utilized for expansion of horticulture activities. He was releasing the State Focus Paper - 2020-21 at the State Credit Seminar 2020-21 organized by NABARD at Mantralaya here today. The NABARD has estimated credit potential for Madhya Pradesh at 1,98,786 Crore. This is 13 percent more than that of last year's 1,74,970 Crore.
The Chief Minister stressed the need to approach the agriculture sector with a fresh vision and thinking. The entire scenario is changing. Earlier, millets were out of focus. Today they have gained prominence. The millets were meant for consumption by the poor population. Now high nutritive value makes them popular.
The Chief Minister said that NABARD has years of experience and intellectual capacity. Its use will be fruitful for the future. The Chief Minister said that NABARD will have to prepare plans for 2024-25. He said that today's scenario would change after five years. The goals set today can be achieved easily, but the challenge of achieving new targets must be accepted in future.
The Chief Minister said that NABARD has made an unprecedented contribution in Madhya Pradesh with an important role in building agricultural infrastructure. The knowledge that NABARD has acquired will have to be harnessed in expanding its vision in the future. He said that the plans made for Madhya Pradesh can also be useful for the country.
The Chief Minister said that the biggest challenge is unemployment among the youth as they move from villages to cities. They have to be connected to emerging technologies and technical skills. He said that the agriculture needs modernization.
The Chief Minister said that NABARD will have to focus on the export of crops. Emerging markets within the agriculture sector need to be closely monitored. He said that NABARD should not use its expertise in routine jobs. It must pay attention to new farming techniques. Also give a thought to construction of warehousing and procurement infrastructure. Apart from this, also explore how new and useful infrastructures can be built. He said that the role of NABARD was limited to re-financing. Today it has changed with the changing scenario.
It is noteworthy that NABARD has made credit potential of 1,98,786 Crore for the year 2020-21. This is about 13 percent more than the previous year's 1,74,970 Crore. In this, Rs 1,03,005 Crore for agriculture loan, Rs 44 thousand 982 crore for term loan, about 32,001 Crore for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs and Rs 18,797 Crore for priority sector like export credit, education, housing, renewable energy and other social infrastructure.
The Chief General Manager, NABARD, Shri S K Bansal called upon banks to play a key role in achieving the targets. He stressed the need to increase KCC coverage to 100% farmers, invest in rural infrastructure and strive for financing agricultural producer groups. He also discussed the benefits of loan worth Rs 26000 crore offered to the State under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) and the Long Term Seed Fund (LTIF). Giving information about e-Shakti project for self-help groups in 21 districts, he said that this will benefit about 2.5 lakh families of 25000 groups.
The Chief Minister felicitated the Farmers' Producer Organizations for their outstanding performance. Senior officials of state government, NABARD and representatives of lead banks were present.


aa Four times plantation with geotagging in place of trees cut in Smart City project
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 February 2020

Bhopal.Four times of the number of trees cut in the smart city Bhopal, will be planted in the smart city area. Geotagging of each plant will be done so that their growth can be monitored continuously. Along with planting 10,000 saplings along the Smart Road near the Smart City area, they will be protected till they become trees. Saplings of species like Mango and Neem will be planted. This was informed by the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh, during the review of works pertaining to the Bhopal Smart City.
Minister Shri Singh said that the green area in the smart city should not be reduced at any cost. He went through the complete master plan of the smart city and one by one discussed the scheduled works of the master plan.
No one's business should be affected
The Urban Development and Housing Minister said that such planning should be done that no one's business is affected in the construction of 45 feet road in front of Rang Mahal. The leased shops will be given space in the Haat Bazaar. There will be no damage to the religious places situated in the Smart City area. The Director SPA Shri N. Shridharan gave suggestions on other points including landscaping.
Chairman RERA Shri Antony DeSa, Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Sanjay Dubey, Commissioner Urban Administration and Development Shri P. Narhari, Collector Shri Tarun Pithode, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shri Vijay Dutta and CEO of Smart City Shri Deepak Singh also gave important suggestions in the meeting.


aa Centre should provide pending amount of Rs 3435 crore of rural development soon : Minister Shri Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 February 2020

Bhopal.Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Kamleshwar Patel met Union Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi and asked them to provide pending amount of Rs 3435 crore for rural development schemes soon. Shri Patel has gone to attend the meeting of the Rashtriya Sanchalan Samiti of the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in New Delhi.
Minister Shri Patel said that the Central government should release the pending amount of the state's share under the head of MNREGA, Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme. With this, the schemes can be completed within the time-limit to benefit the common man. He said that due to the apathetic attitude of the central government, payments of Rs 250 crore under labour head and Rs 550 crore in material head is pending in the ambitious scheme like MNREGA. This is having a negative impact on the implementation of the plan. He has requested the Union Minister for Rural Development to allocate an amount of Rs one thousand crore immediately under MNREGA item. Shri Patel said that in the year 2016-17 and 2017-18, Rs 225 crore received in other schemes has been utilized in MNREGA. The Central government has to reimburse this also.
Shri Patel informed that one lakh 80 thousand houses have been constructed in Madhya Pradesh against the allotted target of 2019-20 under the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme. For this, the second installment of Rs 2210 crore should also be released soon, so that the state government can provide housing to the needy. Minister Shri Patel said that the people who were left in the list of Housing Plus App, need to be added to the scheme. He has also demanded to increase the administrative head amount from 2 percent to 4 percent under the planning head.
Minister Shri Patel said that under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, villages are being selected on the basis of 2001 census. After amending it, villages should be selected on the basis of 2011 census. He said that with this amendment, 1036 villages of the state can be connected with Prime Minister roads. Shri Patel said that under the Prime Minister Housing Scheme Phase III, approval of 4500 km of roads is to be provided for Madhya Pradesh. This approval should be given in the first year of the scheme 2020-21.
Minister Shri Patel said that the proposal of Mandla and Dindori districts under NRETP under State Rural Livelihood Mission, the proposal of maize and jowar in Chhindwara district and separate value chain in Morena and Sheopur districts are pending at the central government level. Approval of these projects should be given soon.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath for robust monitoring mechanism for quality health services
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has stessed the for having a fresh approach to and robust monitoring mechanism for ensuring quality health services. Marching towards this objective, the State Government signed an with Tata Trust in the presence of the Chief Minister in the Mantralay today.
Following this, Madhya Pradesh Health Health and Wellness Centers would be set up to improve primary health services. On behalf of the State Government, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty and on behalf of Tata Trust its Vice President and former Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Shri Vijay Singh signed the MoU. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silawat was present on he occasion.
The Chief Minister said that ensuring better health facilities to the people in urban and rural areas is the primary goal of the state government. Efforts are on for last one year. The top priority is to ensure that the benefits of state-of-the-art treatment reach the people. The Chief Minister stressed the need to evolve a strong monitoring mechanism and adopt fresh approach while assuring delivery of quality health services.
According to MoU, 5 health and wellness centers will be set up in 23 high priority districts. Tata Trust will extend technical and managerial support for 115 identified health and wellness centers to be set up in four years. Tata Trust will expand cooperation for 500 more health and wellness centers later. The electronic health record of citizens will be maintained in these districts. In addition, the Tata Trusts will also support high-risk pregnant women, referral to complex cases of diabetes, hypertension and cancer and necessary follow-up treatment. The technical committee of experts will implement the scheme.
Capacity Building of Health Workers will also be taken up at block level. Material as per requirement for the training will be available in collaboration with Medical Colleges and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal.
Quality Health Services
The Tata Trusts will also cooperate in developing health counseling practices. For better implementation of health programs, the task of multiplying the effects of programs by using new techniques and methods is also included.
Monitoring committee
A monitoring committee will be formed jointly by the National Health Mission and Trust for periodic monitoring of the implementation of the project. Principal Secretary Public Health and Family Welfare Smt Pallavi Jain Govil, Principal Secretary Medical Education Shri Shivasekhar Shukla and senior representatves of the Trust were present on the occasion.


aa Police and Health departments symbolise better image of Government: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that Police and Health Departments should provide better services to the common people by using new technologies. He said that these are the two departments which symbolize better image of government and administration. Shri Kamal Nath was dedicating the newly constructed houses for police personnel in Govindpura today.
Police should make better use of new technology in investigations
The Chief Minister said that there has been a change in every field. The ways of functioning have changed. The aspirations of the public have also increased. He said that police and health departments are directly connected to the public. Therefore, it is necessary that the behaviour and functioning of these departments should be improved, so that the general public will get relief and they should have more faith in the system. The Chief Minister said that the Police Department should make better use of new technology in investigation. This will improve their working procedure, he added.
Now it is time for Artificial Intelligence
The Chief Minister said that once I.T. had importance. Now we have gone one step further. Now it is the time for artificial intelligence. We must have the ability to adopt these new changes. Only then we will we be able to provide good services to the public as per their expectation. The Chief Minister said that the departments related to the public, need to introspect on their entire work process today, and then only we will be able to give good results to the people.
The Managing Director Madhya Pradesh Police Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation Shri Sanjay Mane informed that the Chief Minister has given a gift of 1813 fully equipped houses to the police personnel today. These houses also include 240 new houses built in Govindpura Police Station campus for constable cadre. On this occasion, the Chief Minister also dedicated 12 administrative buildings and 108 houses constructed for the employees of the health department. All these houses and administrative buildings have been constructed at a cost of about Rs. 334 crore.
Fully equipped Houses
The houses dedicated by the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath have been constructed in Bhopal, Indore, Vidisha, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Rajgarh, Anuppur, Sagar, Raisen, Katni, Jabalpur, Mandla, Damoh, Rewa, Sidhi, Gwalior, Datia, Morena, Sheopur, Betul, Shahdol, Balaghat, Alirajpur, Panna and Singrauli districts. Modern facilities like parks, STP, rain water harvesting, generators and parking have been made available in the residential complexes. Moreover, CCTV cameras have been installed for security.
Minister for Home Shri Bala Bachchan, Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Tulsi Silavat, Minister for General Administration Dr. Govind Singh, Minister for Backward Classes and Minority Welfare Shri Arif Aqueel, Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma and Minister for Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Shri Lakhan Ghanghoria attended the programme.
MLAs Smt. Krishna Gaur and Shri Arif Masood as well as Director General of Police Shri V.K. Singh, Principal Secretary Home Shri S.N. Mishra, Chairman Madhya Pradesh Police Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation Shri Shailendra Shrivastava and other Senior officers were present on the occasion.


aa Neccessary to use younger generation’s intellect in society & Country’s interest
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that it is essential to use younger generation’s intellect in the interest of society and country. He mentioned that only the youth power is capable for security and prosperity of this country. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the 20th All India Yuvak- Yuvti Parichay Sammelan of Madhya Pradesh Kurmi Kshatriya Samaj.
The Chief Minister said that youth of present day have knowledge. We have to make creative use of this knowledge in time. He said that it is the responsibility of the elders of the society to connect future generation with social values. Moreover, it is our responsibility to ensure that the present generation adopts India's culture and diversity, he added.
Soviet Union disintegrated because there was no culture of solidarity
Citing the example of the disintegration of the world's superpower Soviet Union, the Chief Minister said that there was no culture of solidarity. The Soviet Union broke into pieces because of lack of governance, harmony and respect for each other. He said that there is no country in the world like India, where language, caste, religion, living and food habits are so different. Despite this, we have stood united under a flag for centuries. Shri Kamal Nath further mentioned that the whole world looks at our unity in diversity with wonder. It is our responsibility to keep this strength of unity in diversity intact, he asserted.
Will not make announcements but show it by working
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that in the last 15 years, people are fed up of the meaningless announcements. Public has lost confidence in the announcements. He said that is why he has decided that he will not make any announcement but prove it by action. The Chief Minister said that in place of mere clapping, he will like the appreciation of the public only when the expectations of the people are met.
Time for farmers with Jeans and T-Shirts
The Chief Minister said that after dhoti-payjama farmers, a new generation has come up in the agriculture sector. He said that my aim is to bring a new revolution in the agriculture sector through new policies, so that the employment opportunities in this sector will increase and the youth with Jeans and T-shirts should join farming.
Kurmi Kshatriya is aware community
Shri Kamal Nath said that Kurmi Kshtriya is an enlightened community. This community has important contribution in the development of the country. He informed that he has personal relationship with the Kumi Kshatriya Community. He will always render his cooperation to ensure that the community moves forward.
The Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel said that the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has special attachment with the Kurmi community. He said that with the pace and new thinking, the Chief Minister is working will certainly make our state and every village prosperous.
The Kurmi community honoured Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath with Gajmala, Shawl-Shriphal and Tamrapatra at the sammelan. Chancellor of Madhyanchal Professional University Smt. Preeti Patel proposed the vote of thanks. President of All India Kurmi Kshatriya Samaj Shri N.P. Patel, General Secretary Shri V.S. Niranjan, along with former M.P. Shri Ramakrishna Kusmaria and distinguished citizens in large number were present at the Yuvak-Yuvti Parichay Sammelan.


aa Correct voter list is basis of ethical election
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2020

Bhopal.The State Election Commissioner Shri Basant Pratap Singh, while addressing the training programme of officers of the districts, regarding preparation of photo electoral roll for general elections of the civic bodies and panchayats, said that the correct voter list alone is the basis of ethical election.
Shri Singh further mentioned that while preparing the voters lists, keep it in mind that the name of any eligible voter should not be left in it. He said that it should be widely publicized to enable voters to get their names included in the list. Shri Singh said that they have to work as a master trainer in the district. Hence get all your doubts cleared. He said that in the voter list the name of a voter should be mentioned at one place only.
The Secretary, State Election Commission Shri Durg Vijay Singh said that the monitoring of control table verification should be done by registration officer himself/herself. If it is wrong, the whole process will get corrupted. He also briefed them about dash board and ERMS.
The Deputy Secretary Shri Arun Parmar informed about the objectives of the training. The Deputy Secretary Shri Sutesh Shakya, Master Trainers Shri Chandrashekhar Shrivastava and Shri Deepak Pandey informed about the process related to photo electoral roll revision.
On Monday, training was given to the officers of Bhopal, Ujjain, Narmadapuram and Chambal Divisions. Training will be given to the officers of Indore, Sagar, Gwalior divisions on Wednesday and to the officers of Jabalpur, Rewa and Shahdol divisions on Thursday.
The OSD of the Commission Smt. Sunita Tripathi and other officers were present on the occasion.


aa CM dedicates Unified Driving License and Registration Card
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath dedicated the Unified Driving License and Registration Card at the Mantralaya. Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to release Unified Driving License and Registration Card simultaneously. Earlier, the state of Uttar Pradesh had issued only Unified Driving License. Transport and Revenue Minister Shri Govind Singh Rajput was present on the occasion.
Shri Kamal Nath congratulated the Transport Department for making Madhya Pradesh the first state in the country to create Unified Registration Card and second in driving license. On this occasion, the Chief Minister distributed Unified cards to the first 6 consumers as token.
Main feature of the cards
New information has been compiled in the Unified Driving License and Registration Card. This card is uniform and has the same colour throughout the country. The ability to drive in hilly and dangerous areas will also be mentioned in it. In addition to having a specific serial number, it will have an emergency number also and a badge number. Along with the information on both sides of the new card, there will also be information about the Organ Donor, QR code and invalid vehicle registration number.
Principal Secretary Home and Transport Shri S.N. Mishra, Transport Commissioner Shri Madhu Kumar and officers of the Transport Department were present on the occasion.


aa By helping the needy, we follow our religions
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that service to humanity is the biggest religion. Through this we help the needy people and follow our religion and its message. The Chief Minister was dedicating the new building of Madhya Pradesh Masajid Committee near Tajul Masajid today. On this occasion, the Chief Minister agreed to the proposal of Minority Welfare Minister Shri Arif Aqueel to increase the honorarium of Imam from Rs 2200 to Rs 5000 and the honorarium of Moijjans from Rs 1900 to Rs 4500.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that our country and our culture is great because it has the characteristic of being united with a sense of honour and respect for each other. Shri Kamal Nath said that this culture of our unity in diversity is intact till date because the people of the old generation not only fulfilled it but were also dedicated to protecting it. The Chief Minister said that the biggest challenge before us today is that we should bring the origin, civilization and diversity of our great culture closer to the younger generation and they should imbibe it, so that our country can always remain safe and united. Shri Kamal Nath said that it is the responsibility of the elders to provide the right direction and vision to future generations.
Cooperatives and Minister in charge of Bhopal district, Dr. Govind Singh said that the Masajid Committee is an exemplary organization in the field of service, which provides help and support to the poor sections of the society. Minority Welfare Minister Shri Arif Aqueel said that with the construction of new building of the Masajid Committee, the work of helping people will become more systemetic. On this occasion, the Chief Minister distributed the scholarship given by the Masajid Committee to the needy girls.


aa Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath sends off chadar for 808th Urs
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath sent a chadar for Ajmer Sharif on the occasion of the 808th Urs. Former Chairman Ajmer Dargah Committee Shri Sheikh Aleem will go to Ajmer Sharif with the chadar on behalf of the Chief Minister. Prayers for happiness, prosperity and development of the citizens of the state will be offered in Ajmer Sharif.
On this occasion, Chairman KMC Foundation Haji Israr Ahmad Jabalpur, Shahar Qazi Indore Dr. Ishrat Ali, Leader of Opposition Indore Sushri Fauzia Sheikh Aleem, Observer Congress Corporator team Shri Rafiq Khan and corporators were present.


aa NCERT syllabus to be implemented in phase manner: Minister Dr. Chowdhary
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary said that NCERT syllabus will be implemented in government schools in phase manner. He informed that examinations of class 5th and 8th in the state have been started on the lines of board examinations. Innovations like copy-checking, continuous inspection, interaction with parents are yielding good results in school education. Dr. Chowdhary was addressing the students after dedicating the newly constructed government higher secondary school building built at a cost of Rs. One crore 75 lakh in Banwari village of Narsinghpur district.
Minister Dr. Chowdhary said that only good education system will ensure progress of students and state. For this, training is being given to the teachers and various facilities are also being provided to them. He said that we are making efforts so that the state should become an example in the field of education in the country. He called upon the teachers to discharge their duties with honesty and dedication for the bright future of children.
Dr. Chowdhary further informed that 100 bed hostel has been sanctioned for Utkrisht Vidyalaya of Saikhera village. Under this, boys hostel costing Rs. 3 crore 85 lakh and girls hostel costing Rs. 3 crore 86 lakh will be constructed. In the programme, he felicitated teachers for their outstanding works and also performed Bhumi-Pujan of sports ground.
The Former Member of Parliament Shri Rameshwar Nikhra, MLAs Smt. Sunita Patel and Shri Sanjay Sharma, Former MLA Shri Deendayal Dhimole as well as Administrator of District Cooperative Bank Shri Maithilisharan Tiwari also addressed the programme. On this occasion, Former MLA Shri Suresh Rai, Member of Jila Panchayat Shri Pradeep Patel and other public representatives were also present.


aa Energy Minister performs Bhumi-Pujan of 2 roads costing Rs. 10 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh performed Bhumi-Pujan of 2 roads to be built at a cost Rs. 10 crore 83 lakh in Khichipur of Rajgarh district. Shri Singh said that roads as per the requirement will be constructed in rural areas. No village will be left without roads.
Shri Singh said that all the villages of Khilchipur area will be connected with roads. He performed Bhumi-Pujan of Pipaldi to Bhojpur and Goriyakhedi to Semrikala roads. With the construction of this road, the old demand of the villagers has been fulfilled. Shri Singh explained in detail about the development works carried out in Rajgarh after the formation of new government in the state.


aa Ministers Shri Jaivardhan Singh and Shri Sachin Yadav distribute Loan Waiver Certificates
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Sachin Yadav and Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaiwardhan Singh distributed crop loan waiver certificates to farmers under the Jai Kisan loan waiver scheme in Barod tehsil of Agar-Malwa district. The Minister Duo also informed the farmers about the public welfare schemes of the government.
In the second phase of the scheme, loans worth Rs. 18 crore 36 lakh have been waived of 2690 eligible farmers in Agar-Malwa district.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath pays courtesy visit to Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath paid a courtesy visit to Governor Shri Lalji Tandon at the Raj Bhavan today. He held a discussion on various current affairs with the Governor.



aa Conserving Degraded Forests the biggest challenge - C.M. Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the biggest capital of Madhya Pradesh is its forest wealth and Madhya Pradesh is proud of it. The responsibility of protecting and preserving the forests lies with the people living on forests and every member of the forest department. He said that forests will not be safe if tension and conflicts go on.
Addressing the forestry conference at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration here today, the Chief Minister said that forest protection is possible only with the active cooperation of forest officers and field officers. He urged officers and employees associated with forest protection to realize the objectives of the Forest Protection Act. He said that today's scenario is completely different from the time when the Forest Protection Act was legislated in 1980. The present circumstances are starkly different. People's expectations and aspirations were not so ambitious. It was easier to designate national parks.
Shri Kamal Nath said that the biggest challenge is to make the degraded forests green. He said that the forest is deeply associated with Indian culture. The future is dependent on the forest. He stressed the need to protect, conserve and judiciously utilize the forests.
Giving examples of bamboo and millets gaining importance as economic crop, the Chief Minister said that the priorities are changing now. He said that the forest department will have to play the role of an enabler. All possible measures must be adopted to improve the degraded forest areas. He said that forest protection must continue avoiding tension and conflicts in the interest of the people and the state.
The Chief Minister said that biodiversity of Madhya Pradesh is extremely rich. Many researchers are working on this. Now the world is rapidly moving from chemical-based pharmaceutical drugs to chemical-free pharmaceutical drug manufacturing. He said that minor forest produces are important assets of the future. The Forest Department will have to march forward with fresh approach and understanding. He said that the Forest Department will have to work out a multi-pronged strategies for the same deviating from conventional approach.
The Minister for Forests Shri Umang Singhar discussed the role of Joint Forest Management Committees and informed how their members are functioning for conservation of forest.
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Dr. U. Prakasham threw light on the objectives of the forestry conference and the prevailing status of forests in the state.
The Chief Minister released three publications-'Vananchal Sandesh', 'Camping Destinations' and 'Wildlife Destination'. At the outset, the Chief Minister was welcomed by presenting a sapling of Rudraksha. Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar presented a memento to the Chief Minister. On this occasion Additional Chief Secretary Forest Mr. A.P. Srivastava and senior forest officials were present.


aa Over 78 thousand farmers benefitted in Betul district
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2020

Bhopal.Public Health Engineering Minister Shri Sukhdev Panse has told that due to Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver Scheme, crop loans worth more than Rs 264 crore have been waived of more than 78 thousand eligible farmers in Betul district. In the first phase, crop loans worth Rs 183 crore of 65 thousand 947 farmers and Rs 81 crore of 12 thousand 212 farmers have been waived in the second phase. He said that under the second phase the process of presenting loan waiver certificates and citations to the farmers is in progress. Shri Panse was addressing the farmers’ crop loan certificate distribution programme at Malegaon in Multai tehsil.
Minister Shri Panse dedicated slab culvert, bridge, choupal, motor pump and drinking water pipeline expansion works costing about Rs 30 lakh during the programme. He also distributed compensation amount of Rs 40 lakhs to 16 beneficiaries of Naya Savera Yojana.
Local people’s representatives, dignitaries and a large number of villagers were present in the programme.


aa Minister Shri Tomar conducts inspection of ration shops and warehouses
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 February 2020

Bhopal.Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Shri Pradyumna Singh Tomar conducted a surprise inspection of Ware House Logistics Corporation and 8 fair price shops in Vidisha. He has directed the consumers not to distribute rice if rice of FAQ level is not available at the warehouse, and to take action against those who purchase rice.
Minister Shri Tomar instructed the SDM to take action against the manager on finding less stock of kerosene during inspection of Betwa Oil Company located in Shriram Nagar. After this, Shri Tomar himself visited 8 ration shops in Vidisha city and a surprise inspection was also conducted by a team of Food Civil Supplies Department.During the inspection, he instructed to take disciplinary action against shop operators and the Weights and Measures Inspector on receipt of complaints regarding non-opening of shops on time, non-maintenance of stock register and verification of electronic measures.
Cleanliness campaign in Warehouse premises
Minister Shri Pradyumna Singh Tomar, while giving a message of cleanliness to the general public launched a cleanliness campaign in the Warehouse Corporation premises. He told the people that it is both our state and the government’s desire that the city remains clean.
Minister seeks blessing of Muni Shri 108 Praman Sagar
Shri Tomar sought blessings of Muni Shri 108 Praman Sagar at Sheetaldham situated in Vidisha city headquarters and presented a coconut to the Muni.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath performs Abhishek at Pataleshwar Dham on Maha Shivratri
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2020

Bhopal.On the pious occasion of Maha Shivratri, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath performed Puja-Archana of the Lord Shankar at Pataleshwar Dham Temple in Chhindwara on Friday and prayed for the happiness & prosperity of the state. Before participating in various other programmes, Shri Kamal Nath visited Pataleshwar Dham Temple and performed Abhishek of the Lord Shiva. The Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse and MP Shri Nakul Nath were present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath heard grievances of common people
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath met common people at his residence in Chhindwara and heard their grievances and also assured them to solve their problems. The Member of Parliament Shri Nakul Nath as well as District In-Charge & Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukkdev Panse were present on the occasion.
Students took selfies with Chief Minister
When the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath reached at the annual gathering of Chhindwara located Rajmata Scindia Girls PG College, the girl students of the college were eager to meet him. The Chief Minister met the students and interacted with them. The students also took selfies with the Chief Minister.


aa Minister Shri Sharma performs Abhishek at Shivalayas
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 February 2020

Bhopal.On the pious occasion of Maha Shivratri, the Minister for Public Relations and Adhyatm Shri P.C. Sharma with his wife performed Abhishek of the Lord Shiva at several Shivalayas and prayed for the happiness & prosperity of the state. He along with the Shivbhakts also participated in Shiv Baraat and other programmes in different locations of the city.
Performs Puja-Archana and pulls Shivji’s Rath
Minister Shri Sharma performed Puja-Archana at the ancient Badwale Mahadev Mandir and pulled Bhagwan Shiv’s rath. Shri Sharma participated in Shiv Baraat at Nehru Nagar, Kotra, Bheem Nagar, Banganga, Suraj Nagar, Naya Basera, Kotra Sultanabad, Saraswati Nagar and Avadhpuri.
Performs Puja-Archana at Pashupatinath Mandir
Minister Shri Sharma performed Abhishek of the Lord Shiva and Puja-Archana at Pashupatinath Mandir of Nepali Samaj, Bittan Market located Shiv Mandir, Banganga located Shiv Mandir of Malviya Samaj, Vateshwar Mandir-Aradhna Nagar, Ward 46 and 39. The Shivibhakts of Nepali Samaj raised slogan ‘Bam-Bam Bhole’ in praise of the Lord Shiva. Shri Sharma also had Prasadi along with devotees in various temples.
Blessed Newly-Wed Couple
On the occasion of Maha Shivratri, Shri Sharma attended a marriage function held near Gayatri Mandir and congratulated the newly-wed couple.


aa Girls should fulfill responsibilty of protecting social values: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 February 2020

Bhopal.Addressing the Annual Social Gathering of Rajmata Scindia PG College in Chhindwara, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that he has the responsibility for the development of Madhya Pradesh. He called upon the girls to fulfill the responsibility of protecting social values. Contribute to connect the future generation with social values. He said that the culture of unity and respect towards family values is the biggest strength of India. It is the responsibility of the girls to pass this culture to the next generation.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that when this college was established, he was a young parliamentarian, he did not have much experience, but had a dream to create a distinct identity of Chhindwara district in the state. He said that Chhindwara was totally different from today; there were no roads, no broad gauge railway line, the people of Paltalkot used to survive on flour of mango seeds and leaf vegetables. There were no colleges and skill centers in Chhindwara and no good institution for medical treatment and the farmers were living in poverty. The smile of the children was sweet, but there was a disappointment somewhere. He said that he took a resolution to remove that disappointment and create a new Chhindwara for the future generation and moving in that direction. The Chief Minister said that he did not make announcements but has worked. Shri Kamal Nath said that the development of Chhindwara district today is not hidden from anyone. He said that he wants to make Chhindwara a horticulture hub. It is also his goal to increase the means of transport.
The Member of Parliament Shri Nakul Nath said that he had a dream that Chhindwara should become an education hub. We are moving in this direction. The name of Chhindwara University has been included in the list of University Grants Commission. Referring to the changes and developmental works in various areas in Chhindwara district, Shri Nakul Nath said that we are making efforts to have police posts in all the colleges of the district.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister felicitated Kumari Prerna Dahriya, the state topper in the Lingua test and student of the Government Autonomous PG College and the girl students who have achieved feats in various fields. The programme was attended by former Head of State Advocates Association Shri Ganga Prasad Tiwari, former Minister Shri Deepak Saxena, Member of State Agricultural Advisory Council Shri Vishwanath Okte and distinguished citizens.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath dedicates Volvo Buses
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath dedicated 6 Volvo buses costing Rs. 9 crore at Rajeev Gandhi Bus Stand of Chhindwara. These buses will proceed daily from Chhindwara to Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. Shri Kamal Nath also dedicated the Fire Brigade. He also handed over the keys of one ambulance and garbage collection vehicle for Gram Panchayat Borgaon.


aa Youth should eradicate social evils and imbibe Indian values & culture
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has asked the younger generation to imbibe Indian values and culture by eliminating social evils. It is necessary for the existence of our country. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the mass marriage function of all religions and Divyangjans in Chhindwara today. The function has found a place in the Golden Book of World Records with the marriage of 3, 353 couples simultaneously.
The Chief Minister said that this function is a symbol of India's diverse culture. Here, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists as well as Diyangjans are also being tied to the nuptial knot. He said that this culture is our greatest power, which makes India a great nation in the whole world. He said that it is the responsibility of the younger generation to ensure that this characteristic of unity among people of different religions, castes, languages with the spirit of brotherhood should remain everlasting.
Shri Kamal Nath said that we have a major challenge before us to make Madhya Pradesh, the leading state of the country in the field of education and health. He said quality is essential in education. Without that, the future of the youth of our state cannot be better. He said there is also a need for improvement in health facilities. In these two fields, we should move forward with excellence. The youth will have to play an important role in this regard, he added.
The Chief Minister stated that the state government has taken important decisions including loan waiver for the economic upliftment of the farmers. The economy of the state will not strengthen, until purchasing power of farmers does not increase. He mentioned that we are working with an aim to ensure right prices to the famers for their produce to increase their purchasing power. We are striving to bring a new revolution in agriculture sector. Shri Kamal Nath said that the state government has begun working according to the manifesto to provide relief to the common people. By reducing electricity bill to half, initiative has been taken to provide relief to the general consumers.
Chhindwara’s development becomes model in State
Referring to the development of Chhindwara, the Chief Minister said that the credit for its development goes to the people of the district, who always made him their representative by supporting the truth in the last 40 years. He said that the development of Chhindwara today has become a model in the state. Medical colleges, irrigation facilities, universities and skill development centers for employment have changed the scenario of the district. The future of the people here is safe. Now they will not have to go out of Chhindwara for education and health facilities, but people from outside will come here to take advantage of the facility. He said in order to ensure that Chhindwara district should also lead in trade & business, railway facilities have been developed, which will bring prosperity to the district as well as adjoining areas.
The District In-Charge Minister Shri Sukhdev Panse said that every section of the society is benefiting in the state as the government has started working on a new strategy of all round development in the last one year. The Minister for Social Justice Shri Lakhan Ghanghoriya stated that in the last one year, Madhya Pradesh has been marching ahead in the direction to become a model state of the country in the field of development.
The Member of Parliament Shri Nakul Nath said that every promise of the manifesto is being fulfilled one by one by the state government. Poor and Divyanjans are being economically helped through social schemes. He informed that a financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakh is being given to each Divyang Couple and Rs. 51 thousand to each normal couple under the Kanyadaan Yojana.
Chief Minister was presented with Golden Book of World Records’ certificate
Total 3,353 marriages were solemnized at the mass marriage function held in Chhindwara. These include marriages of people of various religions as well as of 114 Divyang Divyang couples. It was the largest mass marriage function in the state so far. Earlier, marriages of 2,290 couples were solemnized at the mass marriage function in Singrauli. This achievement was included in the Golden Book of World Records. The certificate was presented by Shri Alok Kumar, Head, South Asia to the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath.
Chief Minister welcomes newly-wed couples by showering flowers
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath and MP Shri Nakul Nath welcomed the newly-wed couples by showering flowers. The Chief Minister extended best wishes to them for their bright and happy married life. The Former Minister Shri Deepak Saxena was also present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath extends Maha Shivratri Greetings
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended greetings on the pious occasion of Maha Shivratri. In his greeting message, Shri Kamal Nath said that Shivratri is a festival of spiritual culture of India. Bhagwan Shankar is worshipped by all devatas. He is the deity of creation.
Shri Kamal Nath said that Mahashivratri is a religious occasion of highest importance when all communities immerse in Shiva bhakti. This occasion inspires devotees for creative works with dedication.


aa Future police will be equipped with technology instead of arms
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the future police force will be equipped with technologies instead of arms. The police force will have to converse itself with the latest technologies and learn to adopt them. The State Government will give all possible support to the police force in this direction. He hoped that in future the police of Madhya Pradesh would be so skillful in terms of using the emerging technologies that it would be ideal for other states.
Police should also recognize tendency and nature of economic crimes
Addressing the IPS Officers’ Conclave 2020 at Minto Hall here today, the Chief Minister said that the economic growth also brings with it economic crimes. The police force needs to be familiar with the nature and tendency of economic crimes. He said that harmony among the parts of governance is imperative for quality results.
Challenge before the Police due to socio-economic disparities
The Chief Minister said that India is a specific country. Madhya Pradesh itself is a unique State full of diversities. One of its greatest strengths is that it remains united despite diversities. He said that Madhya Pradesh is not only the largest forest State but also the largest tribal State. Therefore, in view of socio-economic diversities there are many challenges before the police in Madhya Pradesh. He said that the world is changing rapidly. Social behavior and attitudes are also changing due to technological advancement. The police force, therefore need to recognize the change.
Police is the face of governance
The Chief Minister said that police is the face of governance. It is the police that give the message to the society. He said that there is no home-grown terrorism. It is because tolerant Indian society has a big role as it has an amazing ability to encompass everyone and everything. He said that the police administration needs to understand these changes and strategize accordingly. The Chief Minister said that there is no place in India's ethos for divisions that split the society and brings it nearer to destruction.
The DGP Police Shri V.K. Singh in his welcome address said that in view of the changing global scenario and the changes coming in the socio-economic fabric, the challenging role of the police needs to be understood clearly. He thanked the Chief Minister for taking decisions like extension of housing facilities for the police force and weekly holiday. President of IPS Officers Association, Shri Vijay Yadav discussed in detail the purpose of the conclave.
DGP Shri V.K. Singh, President of IPS Officers Association and Special Director General of Police, Shri Vijay Yadav, presented a memento to the Chief Minister on behalf of IPS Officers.


aa Chhatrapati Shivaji’s ideals are inspirational for young generation: Minister Shri Panse
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Helath Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse said that Chhatrapati Shivjai’s ideals are inspirational for the young generation. Shivaji dedicated his whole life defending the motherland. Shri Panse was addressing the programme held on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti in Betul.
Minister Shri Panse said that Shivaji never accepted defeat even in adverse situations and with his bravery taught a good lesson to the invaders. He said that the best policies of public welfare were also implemented by Shivaji to run the state. Shri Panse called upon youth to take inspiration from the ideals of Shivaji and contribute with full commitment for the betterment of the country.
Shri Panse participated in the rally set out on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti in Betul and garlanded the statue of Shivaji. On this occasion, he also inaugurated the Navari Grih Udyog.


aa Ancient monuments-temples will be seen in new form
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 February 2020

Bhopal.Orchha city, which is an archaeological heritage, is known for its about 50 ancient monuments and temples. When the state government prepared the festival plan in Orchha, the decision was taken to first consider the task of beautifying the ancient monuments located here. The ancient monuments of Orchha will once again be decorated and adorned for the tourists. The historic saga of Orchha can be seen on the walls of Jahangir Palace through 3-D mapping during the Mahotsav.
Generally, due to grass, moss, etc., the beauty and grandeur of the monuments gets diminished. Along with this, the challenge of decorating them in accordance with the colour painted on the walls at the time of original construction also comes up. After consultation with archeology experts, the administration approved an amount of Rs 1.5 crore for the improvement of the monuments. With this the work of cleaning and beautifying the 15 monuments of prominent archaeological importance as per their original form began.
The work of cleaning of Orchha’s ancient monuments including Ram Raja Mandir, Raja Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Lakshmi Mandir, Rai Praveen Mahal and the Chhatris of Bundel rulers were also undertaken. This work is almost complete. The whitewashing and cleaning of Chaturbhuj temple using the scientific method is in the final phase.
In Orchha, work is being done as per the laid down standards to make the ancient monuments worth seeing and for the convenience of tourists. These ancient monuments, which have become the identity of the city of Orchha, will realize the immense possibilities of tourism. The initiative in this direction will be seen in the 3-day festival to be held in March.


aa Move from Conventional Practices to Innovative Budget Making - Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 February 2020

Bhopal.Former Deputy Chairman of the erstwhile Planning Commission, Shri M.S. Ahluwalia stressed the need for considering rewriting the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act in the changing contexts in view of the increasing finance needs and fiscal limitations of States. There is a need for enacting a law for public-private partnership to overcome the budget constraints for socially important economic infrastructure projects, he added. He was addressing a workshop organized by the Finance Department on the subject of 'Alternative Finance for Projects' at the local Minto Hall here today.
Addressing the workshop, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the global economic scenario is changing rapidly. Therefore, the financial institutions and the governments also need to change their thought-process. He said that in a vast country like India has largest society of aspirational youth and increased budget resources are required to fulfill their ambitions. He said that it is becoming challenging to mobilize financial resources for the changed and constantly changing India and its States. Therefore, banks, state governments and private sector institutions need to adopt the change. He laid stress on deviating from the process of conventional budget making process and working on alternative processes and innovative ideas. He said that it has become necessary to focus attention on the economic activities that generate jobs.
The Chief Minister said that in a State like Madhya Pradesh, there are abundant natural resources but in expanding economic activities, they are far behind. He said that efforts are being made to make Madhya Pradesh's agriculture fully modernized so that the economic activities associated with agriculture can also be expanded. He said that Madhya Pradesh is far ahead in agricultural production but there are many obstacles in exploiting the market potential.
The Chief Minister said that the budget resources mobilization of many countries is excellent even without laws like fiscal responsibility and budget management. He said that there is a reduction of Rs. 14 thousand crores in Madhya Pradesh's share in the Union Budget. He emphasized on having a new vision and fresh approach to managing budget resources and improving governance.
Shri Ahluwalia said that designing projects, making budget provisions for them and completing them within available resources is a common practice across the world. The fact is that governments have limited financial resources for ambitious projects. The Governments have many tasks, responsibilities, priorities and social obligations apart from economic infrastructure projects. There are many challenges in completing them simultaneously. As a result, the speed of projects slows down and they start lagging behind. He said that there is a need to think beyond the conventional approach of depending on budgetary resources. In such a situation, States look towards the private sector for assistance. The private sector is fearful of risks and threats while the governments are bound by the welfare principles beyond the loss and profit. Both have their limitations. Therefore, there is a need for a law to work in cooperation between the two.
Shri Ahluwalia said that instead of managing finances for large economic infrastructural projects, the system of providing guarantee by the state should also be considered. The governments should assume the role of a friend in managing the financial risks for the projects. For example, in order to deal with the ill effects of climate change, infrastructure projects of economic importance should be given a guarantee. These may include irrigation and water conservation projects. He said that considering the density of forest resources, Madhya Pradesh can ​​raise budget resources on its basis. This process can also be adopted for sector-specific dedicated infrastructure projects.
Finance Minister Mr. Tarun Bhanot gave welcome address. The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty said that Madhya Pradesh is not new to innovative practice of mobilizing budget resources. The B.O.T. road projects and Rogi Kalyan Samitis for hospital management are the best examples.
The workshop was attended by top officers of banks, budget experts from the corporate sector, scholars with special abilities in budget formulation and senior officials of departments. Earlier, Chief Minister Mr. Kamal Nath presented a memento to Shri Ahluwalia.


aa Make action plan for bamboo production in degraded forests, barren land and fields
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that a time-bound action plan should be prepared for bamboo production in degraded forest areas, barren land and fields of farmers to provide employment through promoting bamboo industry. The Chief Minister gave these instructions in a meeting of Bamboo Mission at the Mantralaya. Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar was present in the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that bamboo production should be encouraged in degraded forest areas and on revenue fallow lands. He said that the Forest Department should plan the proposed work area for bamboo production with the participation of farmers in the private sector and the time frame for its implementation should be fixed.
Shri Kamal Nath said that there is a huge employment potential in the bamboo industry. This can provide employment to a large number of people in rural and tribal areas. Shri Kamal Nath said that farmers should also be motivated to produce bamboo in their fields and for that they should be given all possible help. He asked to create a synergy between the departments concerned to overcome the difficulties of bamboo industries.
Representatives of industries associated with bamboo industry told in the meeting that while on the one hand, bamboo production will give a boost to bamboo based industries, on the other hand employment opportunities will also increase on a large scale. The pressure on natural forests will be reduced which will help in reducing the pace of climate change. There is a possibility of setting up industries in the state to use bamboo in makling incense sticks, charcoal, particle board and using bamboo as an alternative to coal.
Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief of Forest Force, Dr. U. Prakasham, Chief Executive Officer, Madhya Pradesh Bamboo Mission, Dr. Abhay Kumar Patil and Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Shri Sanjay Kumar Shukla, Shri Mahendra Singh of Dalmia Bharat Group associated with bamboo industry, Shri Devopam Mukherjee of Artisan Agrotech, Shri Subhash Bhatia and Shri Ashwini Pahuja were present.


aa Revenue Minister Shri Rajput distributes e-Bastas to 34 patwaris
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Revenue and Transport Shri Govind Singh Rajput, in a programme held at the auditorium of Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University, distributed laptops containing e-basta to 34 patwaris of Rahatgarh tehsil. He said that patwari is a face of administration, which establishes image of the government in the people by his/her ethics and behaviour. Shri Rajput further said that in reality, patwari works as a bridge between government and people in terms of revenue.
Minister Shri Rajput said that the Revenue department is now functioning with accuracy with the use of new technology. E-Basta distribution is also a link in this direction. He mentioned that a MOU has been signed by the state government with the Survey of India, in this Seemankan (demarcation) can be done with accuracy with drone and tracking machine though out the year. Shri Rajput asserted that till now, many problems were there in demarcation. Seemankan was possible only during a certain period in a year. He further stated that now with the help of M.P. Online, one can get copy of Khasra B-1, map and other revenue records at his/her doorsteps online.
Shri Rajput informed that the state government has disposed off about one lakh 50 thousand old long pending revenue cases through revenue Lok Adalats. He mentioned that the next phase of revenue Lok Adalats will commence on February 19.
On this occasion, the Commissioner Land Records and Settlement Shri Gyaneshwar Patil said that the work to prepare Smart patwaris has been started from Sagar. He asked the patwaris, who have received the laptops to do their work with full honesty to set milestone for other 20 thousand patwaris.


aa Minister Shri Sharma takes meeting in Gufa Mandir
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 February 2020

Bhopal.Public Relations and Spirituality Minister Shri P.C. Sharma held a meeting at the Gufa Mandir regarding preparations for Maha Shivratri festival. Mahant Shri Chandrama Das Tyagi, former Municipal Chairman Shri Kailash Mishra and officials of the concerned departments were present in the meeting.
Minister Shri Sharma said that devotees visit the Gufa Mandir in a large number on Mahashivratri festival.Arrangements should be ensured by taking special care that they do not face any inconvenience in darshan, while conducting puja or offering prayers. Adequate sanitation, lighting, drinking water and security arrangements must be ensured in the temple premises.


aa Minister Shri Patwari dedicates Alampur College Building
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari and Minister for General Administration Dr. Govind Singh dedicated building of Government Graduate College, Alampur, built at a cost of Rs. 6 crore 50 lakh. On this occasion, Shri Patwari held direct interaction with the college students.
Minister Shri Patwari said that education is utmost important for the progress of individual, society, state and country. During the interaction with the students, he heard their problems and sought suggestions. He said that the arrangement of regular professors will be ensured in the college soon.
The programme was also addressed by the Minister Dr. Govind Singh, MLAs Shri Ghanshyam Singh and Shri Kunal Chowdhary.
Yuva Samvad in Lahar
Minister Shri Patwari inspected the Lahar Indoor Stadium. During the Yuva Samvad programme, he held discussions with the students on many subjects. He instructed to make proper arrangements in the stadium.
Minister plays Volleyball
The Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jeetu Patwari received introduction from the players at the concluding function of All India Volleyball Tournament and played volleyball with them in Lahar. He said that incentive amount in sports has been increased by the state government. He also asked to make available the sports facilities in Lahar.


aa State’s daughters will study and progress: Minister Smt. Imarti Devi
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Imarti Devi said that the state’s daughters will study and make progress. The State government is making constant efforts in this direction.
Minister Smt. Imarti Devi was addressing the Exposure State Level Workshop held under the Samriddhi Project in Khajuraho today. The Minister for Women and Child Development at the workshop organized in collaboration with UNFTA, said that as regard to the girls’ progress, regular efforts have brought positive change in the attitude of families and society. Girls have taken a big leap in every sector and have scaled new heights. She further mentioned that the government is serious about the education of daughters because the literate mother can only ensure educated family. She hoped that the departmental officers and field staff will discharge their duties with full responsibility. Underlining the importance of programmes being conducted for the leadership and skill development of adolescent girls, Smt. Imarti Devi praised the efforts of UNFPA.
The Commissioner of the department Shri Naresh Pal informed that the officers-employees with outstanding works will be honoured on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8. She also informed about the grading system introduced in the department.
On this occasion, the Minister Smt. Imarti Devi dedicated the Samriddhi Mobile App, which will ensure better monitoring of the implementation of departmental schemes.


aa Minister Shri Sharma attends Bhojpuri folk songs programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma attended Bhojpuri Folk Songs Programme organized at the auditorium of Apex bank. The famous folk singer of Bhojpuri folk song Dr. Shivani Matanheliya and her team performed in the programme. The Corporator, Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan was present at the programme, organized by the Bhojpuri Sanskritik Manch.


aa 13 Barasinghas sent to Satpura Tiger Reserve from Kanha
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 February 2020

Bhopal.Under the capture operation led by the Field Director of the Kanha Nationa Park Shri L. Krishnamurthy conducted on February 16, 13 Barasingha (11 female and 2 male) have been sent to Satpura Tiger Reserve from Kanha located Barasingha enclosure. The officers-employees of Kanha Tiger Reserve and Satpura Tiger Reserve and wildlife experts took part in the capture operation.
The approval for translocation of the State Animal Barasingha to Saptpura Tiger Reserve has been given by the Government of India and Madhya Pradesh Government. The boma prepared specially to capture Barasingha was inspected by the officers and subject experts and a strategy was prepared to capture Barasinghas.
In the past also, 33 Barasinghas have been shifted to the Satpura Tiger Reserve. Barasinghas were sent from the Satpura Tiger Reserve in the care of wildlife doctor and his team in a truck made especially for their transportation.


aa Minister Dr. Sadho distributes Crop Loan Waiver certificates
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Medical Education, Ayush and Culture Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho distributed crop loan waiver certificates to the eligible farmers under the Jai Kisan Fasal Wrin Maafi Yojana in Karhi village of Khargone district. Apart from this, she distributed compensation of Rs. 21 crore 54 lakh to the farmers against the loss of Kharif crop due to excessive rainfall in the area. Dr. Sadho also distributed the benefits to the farmers under various other government schemes.
In Maheshwar assembly constituency Loans worth Rs. 79 crore 30 lakh of 14 thousand 225 farmers have been waived under the Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver scheme. Under the first phase of the scheme, loan waiver certificates of Rs. 34 crore 55 lakh have been distributed to 6289 eligible farmers. Loans worth Rs. 44 crore 75 lakh of 5936 farmers of the assembly constituency have been waived off in the second phase.


aa Governor greets Padmashri Bashir Badr on his birthday
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 February 2020

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon greeted and congratulated renowned poet Padmashri Shri Bashir Badr at his residence on the latter’s 85th birthday. The Governor presented him with shawl and bouquet.
When Shri Bashir’s wife Smt. Rahat Badr told him that Shri Lalji Tandon from Lucknow has come to Bhopal as Governor and has come to greet you on his birthday, Bashir ji said with a naive smile “hamare paas ayen hai to hamare hain’ (if he has come to us he is ours). Suffering from dementia, not much remain in the memories of Shri Bashir Badr but when his wife recalled two or three of his famous ‘sher’, he smiled. Bashir ji, who has lost all his memory, however, does not forget to kiss the hand of anyone who comes to meet him. This is the love in his subconscious mind.
Smt. Rahat Badar told the Governor that late Shri Atal ji was a great fan of Bashir Saheb and used to call him Bhadra Saheb. She recalled Bashir ji’s shayari, ease, simplicity and Atal ji at a Mushaira in Lucknow.
This soulful meeting with Badr Saheb took place on the initiative of Shri lalji Tandon. Governor Shri Tandon said that when I came to Bhopal, I was very eager to meet Bashir Saheb. It is a coincidence that I got this opportunity on his birthday. Bashir Saheb cut the cake in the presence of the Governor, his family and close ones. The Governor wished Bashir Saheb a healthy life.


aa Protection of tribal culture is a citizen’s constitutional responsibility
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 February 2020

Bhopal.Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that it is the duty and constitutional obligation of all of us to ensure the all-round development of the tribals while keeping tribal culture intact. He said that tribals are native to India. They inspire us to live and develop by preserving and promoting nature and environment. The Vice-President was addressing the inaugural function of the two-day tribal festival at Ramnagar, the historic site of the Gondwana kingdom in Mandla
district.
Vice President Shri Naidu said that an adivasi mahotsav is being organized in Ramnagar, Mandla to familiarize the youth with the tribal culture and to keep it alive. Through this, tribal crafts, music, arts and culture etc. are demonstrtated. He said that not only is government effort enough to keep tribal culture alive, but society should also contribute to it. He further said that in our lives we must never forget the mother who gave birth to us, the land of our birth, our mother tongue and our country. The tribals worship nature as their mother. This tribal tradition is exemplary and is an inspiration to all. The Vice-President said that special attention should be paid to educate tribals. He said that education brings awareness and progress in the society.
Peace must for development
Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that peace is essential for development. Development is not possibel without peace. He hoped that this historic land of the Gond empire would be able to preserve the language, culture and way of life of the tribes and be a part of their economic development. Before the programme, he paid floral tributes to the martyred kings of the Gondwana empire. Shri Naidu greeted the tribal dancers and the people present.
Vice Preisdent Shri Naidu symbolically distributed benefits of self-employment and disaster relief to the beneficiaries
Union Minister of State for Steel Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste and Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel laid emphasis on the education and development of the tribal culture, heritage and their development at the Adivasi Mahotsav. Union Minister of State Smt. Renuka Singh, Rajya Sabha member Smt. Sampatiya Uike, District Panchayat President Smt. Saraswati Marawi, MLA Shri Devsingh Saiyyam, administrative officers, dignitaries and people in a large number were present in the Mahtosav.


aa Glimpse of tribal culture visible in Adivasi Mahotsav
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 February 2020

Bhopal.On February 15, the first day of the two-day tribal festival being held at Ramnagar in Mandla district renowned tribal artists gave dance performances based on tribal culture. On this occasion, Tribal Affairs Department, Denotifed, Nomadic, Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam, Union Minister of State for Steel Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, MP Sushri Sampatiya Uike, MLA Shri Devsingh Sayyam and a large number of people belonging to the tribal community were present. On February 16, Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura Shri Vishnudev Verma were present on the concluding day of the Mahotsav.
Tribal artists of Rajasthan performed Chakri, Chari and Ghoomar dances on the first day. Artists from Mohgaon performed Shaila, Karma and Gaundi dance while dancers from Bichhiya performed the Baiga dance on the beats of ‘Nagada’ followed byReena and Karma dance by artists of Nivas. Tribal dancers from Balaghat performed the Gaundi traditional dance style and Balaghat folk dancers performed the Gaundi folk dance style in the programme. Baigani folk dancers of Chadha Dindori performed Baiga folk dance, Medhakhar Dindori artists performed in Gudum style, Dhuliya dance group Dindori performed Gudum Baja dance, Medhakhar Dindori artists performed Karma Shaila folk dance, Adivasi folk team Dindori performed Bona folk dance, Lalpur Dindori artists presented the Shaila dance. These performances had glimpses of folk dance and folk music full of tribal culture.


aa Children meet Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 February 2020

Bhopal.School children paid a visit to the Governor Shri Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhavan. The Governor Shri Tandon gave blessings to the children and prayed for their bright future.
Shri Tandon sought information from them about the studies and creative activities. He also distributed toffees to them. The children of Little Step School of Anuppur District presented memento the Governor. The teachers of the school were also present on the occasion.


aa C.M. Shri Kamal Nath Chairs Round Table Conference with Textile, Apparel Industry
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 February 2020

Bhopal.Industries with an investment lesser than Rs. 100 crore but employing more than 500 people will have a status mega industry and will be eligible for customized package in Madhya Pradesh.
In order to boost investments, immediate clearances and licenses will be provided for at least 40 services within 7 working days. Deemed Approval provided by Invest Portal will be considered at par with actual approval/ clearances being provided in the current scenario and will have legal sanctity.
The Garment units outside the industrial parks will be eligible for incentives offered under the garment sector package.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath informed that major policy initiatives to the major players of textile and apparel sectors at the round table conference at New Delhi today.
Encouraging expansion plans
The Chief Minister informed that expansion of investment to the tune of more than Rs. 5 Crore will be eligible for incentives now. So far, the provision was that only 30% of original investment, which has to be not less than Rs. 10 crore was eligible for incentives. This will encourage expansion plans.
PLUG AND PLAY INDUSTRIAL PARK AT BADIYA KHEDI
He said that Plug and play industrial park will be developed in Badiya Khedi (Sehore) in an area admeasuring 60 acres which is only 28 KMs from Bhopal airport and close to Bhopal-Indore Hihgway. He urged the private developers to come forward for the development of garment park on PPP Model at Barlai, 20 km. from Indore on way to Dewas.
The State Government is committed to provide more incentives for manufacturing of textile and apparels from organic cotton, he added.
A committee headed by Chief Secretary involving stakeholders from cotton farmers and manufacturers has been set up to promote use of cotton for garments/apparel.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government will design a policy for incentivizing composite and integrated units in textile sector.
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh is the most favourable state for industries. He said that the global economy is facing many challenges and the industry sector has to adopt and adapt to the changes taking place at global and local levels. He said that India's 60 percent market is in Madhya Pradesh. He said that the state government is striving to make Madhya Pradesh a hub of food processing and horticulture, which will boost its economy.
14 thousand jobs
Encouraged by the industry friendly approach of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, major players of textile sector announced investments measuring Rs. 3250 crores. This will offer jobs to 14 thousand people of the state.
Announcing an investment of Rs. 3000 crore in Bhopal, Chairman of Trident, Shri Rajendra Gupta said that this will provide employment to 10 thousand people. Managing Director of Gokaldas Export Company, Shiva Ganapathi said that Rs 50 crore will be invested in Bhopal. This investment will provide employment to three thousand people. Similarly, General Manager of Mayur Uniquoters, Mr. Swapnil Vyas informed about investment of Rs. 150 crores in Gwalior. One thousand people will get employment.
Managing Director of Syntex Company, Shreyaskar Chaudhary informed that in MSME textile park will be set up in Indore with an investment of 100 crores with the cooperation from Chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council A Shaktivel.


Perishable Commodity Hub to be set up in Indore-Bhopal to promote Fruits and Vegetables export
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, while addressing the second session of the Industrial Round table Conference held in New Delhi today, said Perishable Commodity Hub will be set up in Indore and Bhopal to promote fruits and vegetables export. Similarly, amendments will be made in the Mandi Act as per the changes made in the agriculture marketing sector.
Industrialists connected to the Food Processing sector, while holding discussions with the Chief Minister, supported the industrial friendly approach and sector wise policies and expressed deep interest for investment in Madhya Pradesh. The Adani Group, Pepsicao and Coca Cola also announced investment in the state.
Madhya Pradesh to be made Horticulture Capital of country
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that we aim to make Madhya Pradesh, the Horticulture Capital of the country. He further mentioned that this is the only sector, through which we could strengthen our economy and double our farmers’ income. Shri Kamal Nath said that for this, we are going to prepare a separate policy, which will attract investment in horticulture sector in the state. He asked the industrialists to cooperate in making Madhya Pradesh, the Horticulture Capital of the country.
Inviting the industrialists in the state, he told them to cooperate in employment sector and development by taking advantage of investment friendly environment created for investment in the state.
Adani Group will invest in Flour, Rice, Pepsico in Potato and Coca Cola in Oranges and Mango juice production unit
. Adani Wilmar will do major investment in its Fortune Flour business. The group informed about the investment to be made in soya nuggets and basmati rice food processing in Vidisha.
. Pepsico assured to double its potato procurement from Rs. 110 crore every year in future from Madhya Pradesh. Unit of potato products will also be set up in the state.
. Coca Cola Company gave consent in setting up orange and mango juice production unit in Madhya Pradesh.
The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, while giving presentation on concessions being given to the investors in the state, said that separate policies for different sectors have been made by the state government. He further stated that Madhya Pradesh is the first state, which has tax related policy. Shri Mohanty said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state of the country to prepare 400 hectare land pooling policy. He mentioned that Madhya Pradesh has a roof top solar policy for power sector. The Principal Secretary Industry Dr. Rajesh Rajoura also shared information related to industry.
At the one-day round table conference, about 65 industrialists connected to textile and garment sector and over 50 industrialists connected to food processing sector held discussion with Chief Minister. The major companies include Trident, Gokal das Export, Mayur Uniquoters, Pratibha Syntex, Raymond, Pearl Fashion, Cajo and Food Processing companies like Adani, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Haldiram, ITC, Unilever, Cargill India, Ferrero, Blue Star and Dentos.


aa Instructions to prepare action plan for promotion of tourist destinations at international level
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, while addressing a meeting of the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board of Directors told to formulate a well-planned action plan to promote the tourism destinations of the state at the national and international level and also include agencies that promote tourism. In the meeting, the Board of Directors approved an action plan to ensure safety of women in tourist sites with the aim of providing employment to about 50 thousand girls and women.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh is a prosperous state in terms of tourism. We also have a large number of heritage properties with diverse cultural landscapes, forests and national parks. Better marketing strategy is the reason for the states, which are currently ahead in tourism. There is a need to use effective resources for promoting the tourism wealth of the state. For this he told to coordinate with and make use of various national-international tour-operators, travel agents and agencies related to hotel trade.
Tours and Travels meet in various cities of the country
The Chief Minister directed to organize Tours and Travels Meet in various cities of the country for the development and promotion of heritage properties. He asked to develop an air strip at Pachmarhi and set up a camp site in the buffer area of ​​the National Park. He also directed to include experts from various sectors related to the tourism sector in the Tourism Board.
Tourism Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel apprised the Chief Minister with the problems of the employees of the Tourism Development Corporation and Board. In addition, he also suggested appointment of two coordinators in the District Tourism Promotion Council at government level to maintain coordination at the state and district level.
Clusters to be formed in tourist sites
In the action plan approved in the meeting to make tourist destinations of the state safe for women, decision was taken to divide the tourist sites into 20 clusters. Fifty tourist sites will be included in each cluster. Infrastructure will be improved keeping in view the creation of friendly environment for women tourists, easy availability of related information for safety and convenience of women. In this, local women and girls of the tourist site will be trained for the protection and cooperation of women tourists. They will be given self defense and skill upgradation training for self-employment to work near tourist destinations. The goal is to engage 50 thousand women and girls in tourism activities through this scheme.
Principal Secretary Tourism and Managing Director Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai gave information about the works being undertaken by the Board and their upcoming schemes. Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Rag and senior officials of Tourism Department and Board were present in the meeting.


aa Loan of Rs. 9 crore of 1221 farmers waived in Raghogarh
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh distributed the loan waiver certificates to the farmers, in a programme held in Raghogarh tahsil of Guna district. Loans worth Rs. 9 crore 7 lakh of 1221 farmers have been waived under the Jai Kisan Fasal Wrin Maafi Yojana.
Minister Shri Singh said that farmers’ loan upto Rs. 50 thousand had been waived under the first phase. In this, loans worth Rs. 95 crore 24 lakh of 17 thousand 698 eligible farmers of Guna district have already been waived. Out of these, loans worth Rs. 6 crore 25 lakh of 1623 farmers of Raghogarh tehsil had been waived. He further informed that in the second phase, loans worth Rs. 69 crore of 9 thousand 249 eligible farmers of Guna district are being waived. Out of these, loans worth Rs. 9 crore 7 lakh of 1221 farmers of Raghagarh tehsil have been waived. Under the second phase, agricultural loans ranging between Rs. 50 thousand and One lakh are being waived.
It felt like my loan is being waived off
Minister Shri Singh said that crop loans ranging between Rs. one lakh and two lakh will be waived in the third phase. He said that after observing the happiness of the benefitted farmers, it seems as my debt is being waived. Shri Singh said that every possible step is being taken to strengthen the financial condition of the farmers. Local public representatives were present in the programme.


aa Directions issued for completion of incomplete construction works of RES by March 31
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 February 2020

Bhopal.Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Kamleshwar Patel, while reviewing the state-level works of Rural Engineering Services, has directed that all incomplete works should be completed by March 31, 2020. He said that strict action should also be taken against the consultant and the contractor responsible for the delay in the works. Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Shrivastava and RES Field officers were present in the meeting.
Minister Shri Patel said that all officers from the Superintending Engineer to the Sub-Engineer should regularly monitor the works. The days of field visits of engineers must be fixed. Expressing concern over the quality of construction works, he said that for the works which have been delayed due to the wrong design of the consultant, the accountability of the consultant should be fixed, recoveries should be made from them and they should be blacklisted. Shri Patel said that criminal cases should be registered against contractors who run away from work midway.
Shri Kamleshwar Patel said that the accountability of engineers will also be determined in case of delay in construction works. He said that cases which are incomplete due to forest land dispute, should be resolved in the district with the intervention of the Collector. He said that he will himself hold a discussion with the departmental ministers to resolve cases at the government level.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Shrivastava directed to prepare the work manual of RES immediately. He said that the work should be monitored through geotagging. Photographs of four stages of each construction work should be made online through geotagging.
The Chief Engineer informed that 584 works of RES are in progress. These include 197 works of Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana Gravel, 52 of Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana BT, 115 of Aajeevika Mission, 2 of Stadium, 2 of Haat-Bazaar and 175 of Chief Minister Gram Sarovar. A target has been set to complete all these works in the current financial year.


aa Honesty and loyalty must for success in life: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 February 2020

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon, while addressing students at the second convocation of Mansarovar Dental College said that they must use their knowledge with a sense of service. Efforts made with honesty and integrity only are successful. He said that attaining the title is one step. From here new avenues of service to society and nation opens.
The Governor told the students that whatever your family and society did for you, now is the time for you to return it to them with commitment and efficiency. He said that the number of colleges and universities in the country and the state has increased. Now meaningful efforts are needed to raise the level of quality of education. He said that today we do not have shortage of funds. The need is of smooth operation of the systems. The Governor also emphasized on efforts to teach the students in mother tongue.
Addressing the convocation ceremony, Minister of Medicine, Education, AYUSH and Culture, Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho said that 37 girls and 20 boys have received graduation and postgraduate degrees in this ceremony. It is obvious that the percentage of girls in education has increased. Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari asked the students receiving degrees to take pledge to serve the society.
On this occasion, the Governor honoured Dr. Sanjeev Khanna of Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai for outstanding services. Vice Chancellor of Madhya Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Dr. T.N. Dubey also addressed the gathering.


aa Centre of Excellence institutes to be set up to provide world-class personal safety training to youth
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 February 2020

Bhopal.Center of Excellence institutes will be set up in the state to impart global security training to the youth. This decision was taken in a meeting of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath with the high officials of Home and Police Department at the Mantralaya and Central Association of Private Security Industry, the highest organization of private security.
The Chief Minister said that the demand for personal security has increased in the country and the world today. It is one of the most prominent centres in the employment sector today. It has wide employment potential. He said that if the youth of our state are given high level training in various disciplines related to personal security, then we will be able to provide them better employment. The Chief Minister said that after a study of the country’s better security training institutes and agencies, training centres in which our youth can get world-class training should be established in the state. He instructed to prepare an action plan for this soon. Shri Kamal Nath said that at present there are 22 thousand security agencies in the country, in which about 80 thousand people are employed.
Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Principal Secretary Home Shri S.N. Mishra, Principal Secretary Skill Development Smt. Deepali Rastogi, Additional Director General of Police Smt. Pragya Richa Srivastava, Additional Director General of Police, Private Security Agency, Shri Manish Shankar Sharma, President of Central Association of Private Security Industries, Shri Vikram Singh, G4 Security Agency MD Shri Rajeev Sharma, Checkmate MD Shri Vikram Mahurkar, Shri Raj Shekhar and Sushri Meesha Dange were present in the meeting.


aa It is my dream that every individual gets pure water at home: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that in the coming time, availability of water is the biggest challenge before the society and government. All of us together will be able to face this challenge. He further said that it is his dream that every individual should get pure water at home itself. It is certain to achieve, if everyone also cherish so. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the National Water Convention in respect of Right to Water Act, organized under the joint aegis of Madhya Pradesh Government and Jal-Jan Jodo Andolan at Minto hall.
Water and Environment Experts and Social Activists from 25 states are participating in the convention. Discussions on the proposed ‘Right to Water’ subject will take place during the convention.
The Chief Minister said that water crisis is increasing due to our negligence and lack of understanding, which will become more serious in future. He stated that at the international platform during the Earth Summit in 1982, he had raised the issue that the environment and forests are safe as long as we have water. Hence, we will have to work first to save water and to conserve and protect water bodies. Shri Kamal Nath said that today our 65 dams and 165 reservoirs are drying up. Local bodies are able to provide water to citizens in 2 to 4 days. This crisis will further deepen in future. We have to be concerned about it from today. He said that our environmentalists and volunteers, working in the field of water conservation with dedication will have to play an important role in this. He said that if we do not take care about it from today, the future generation will not forgive us.
Shri Kamal Nath mentioned that our aim in bringing the Right to Water Act, is to create awareness among the people to save water and to act as a companion with the Government in water conservation. He said that he expects from the people working in the field of water conservation to give their important suggestions to make this law practical and effective. They should also suggest measures how to ensure water for people in future. Shri Kamal Nath said that many new technologies for water conservation and increasing ground water level are available today. We should also learn these modern techniques and use them to save water and expanding this to the common people.
The Minister for Public Health Engineering, Shri Sukhdev Panse said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, this government is going to give legal rights to the people for adequate water, water in access and drinking water. Madhya Pradesh will be the first state in the country to give such a right.
Shri Panse said that every aspect from saving every drop of rain and supplying it to the house will be included in the Water Rights Act. Water recycling, water recharging, distribution and use will also come under the purview of this law. He said that at present, 72% of the population of the state lives in 0.1 lakh 28 thousand habitations in 55000 villages. Ninety eight percentage of the drinking water system of villages is based on ground water. That is why the declining ground water level is increasing the water crisis every year. He said that in the coming five years as per the intention of the Chief Minister, we will provide 55 litres per person pure and clean water through taps in every household in the state. Shri Panse said that he is sure that the detailed discussions on the right to water today would definitely lead to better conclusions.
Jal Purush Magsaysay award winner Prof. Rajendra Singh congratulated the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath for taking the initiative for enactment of right to water law and forcing the entire country to think that they should work for water conservation and its better use. All the State Governments should follow this initiative of Madhya Pradesh. He said that by taking the initiative to enact a water rights act, the Chief Minister has awakened the sense of ownership within the society by creating confidence in them that water resources are ours and for us. This is time when we all should use water with discipline.
The Chief Secretary, Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary, Public Health Engineering Shri Sanjay Shukla and water and environment experts from all over the country were present.


aa Controversy over DGP's post after the Madhya Pradesh government rejected the UPSC panel
Special DG(Police Reforms) pitches himself for DGP post "to turn around policing in the state"

Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2020

Bhopal.Maithali Sharan Gupta Special DG(Police Reform)pitched himself through Social Media for the top post of DGP -Madhya Pradesh. Gupta is also on the UPSC list for DGP but state govt. has rejected.
Through Social Media messages Gupta conveyed the following to sought support from Media and public personalities
I feel others (esteemed journalist and good public personalities-) should come forward to convey my point of view and potential to make a difference in delivery to public and transforming police as real saviour and helper.
I would not like to project myself as victim or aggrieved.
Government should realise I am having capacity to turn around policing in the state.
Community participation would be in big way. There would be monitory reward to them. It may turn earning opportunity to you in their lean season and liesure time.
If government is failing to recognise. I would not like to project myself as victim or agrieved party.
I would treat fate accompli to poor public of the state. Very unfortunate to them.
Regards,
Maithili Sharan Gupta, IPS,
Special Director General of Police,
Police Reforms,
MP
9425606040


aa Preservation of hand craftsmanship and skills is need of time: Governor Shri Lalji Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2020

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that hand craftsmanship is the main foundation of Indian economy. Along with the opportunities of employment, artists also get respect by securing skills in the field of handicrafts. In the era of marketism and mechanization, conservation of hand craftsmanship is very important. The Governor was inaugurating the Hunar Haat Mela organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India in Indore today.
Shri Lalji Tandon said that India has a rich history of handicrafts and art. He said that in the era of marketism and mechanization, hand craftsmanship and skills need to be protected and promoted. A skilled person is financially self-reliant. An atmosphere of social harmony is also created through handicrafts and art, he added.
The Union Minister for Minorities Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that it is the need of the time to restore craftsmanship. Special efforts are being made for economic upliftment of craftsmen and to give them employment opportunities. This haat is also a part of this effort. Efforts are also being made to provide national and international markets to domestic products.
At the beginning, CMD of Minority Finance and Development Corporation Shri Mohammad Shahbaz Ali briefed on the objectives of the fair.


aa India is united because of Sant Ravidas’s thoughts and messages
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that India is united today because of Ravidas’s thoughts and his messages given to the community. Shri Kamal Nath further said that our government is an accountable government. We have given the account of our eleven months of work. In every year to come, the government will tell you that justice has been done to the farmers, youth have got employment, landless have got pattas and all round development of every section of the state have taken place. He said that we will not disappoint people of the state. The Chief Minister, on the occasion of the 643 birth anniversary of Sant Ravidas Ji, was addressing the grand convention held in Sagar today. On this occasion, the Chief Minister gave a gift in the form of Sant Ravidas Bhavan, to be built in memory of Sant Ravidas Ji at a cost of Rs. One crore in Sagar.
Inherited poor system of 15 years
The Chief Minister said that twelve and a half months ago, people of the state had handed over the power to us with confidence and hope. The condition of the state was not good then. Madhya Pradesh was number one in farmers' suicides, youth unemployment and physical atrocities against women. The government's coffer was empty. In this adverse situation, we accepted the challenge of improving the poor system of the state and has also started yielding better results in just a few months. The main reason for this is that we are working with good intention and policy.
Will make farmers happy by revolutionizing agriculture sector
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that it is important to ensure right price to farmers for their excess production. The farmers’ loan waiver is a relief for them but it is not an option to strengthen them financially. The government along with ensuring right price to the farmers, will encourage them to grow crops to bring revolutionary change in their economic condition.
Government is committed to waive farmers’ loan upto Rs. 2 lakh
Shri Kamal Nath said that the government is committed to waive farmers’ loan upto Rs. 2 lakh. Loan upto Rs. 2 lakh of farmers will be waived at any cost. The Chief Minister said that the loan of 21 lakh farmers have been waived under the first phase. The second phase has been started and under this loan of Rs. 4 and half thousand crore of 7 lakh farmers will be waived.
Youth will get employment through investment
The Chief Minister said that better future of youth will also lead to the better future of the state and country. The youth of today is educated, associated with modern technology and possesses knowledge. There is a need for better use of the energy of youth power in building our state. For this, we have created a new investment environment and gained investors’ confidence. We are creating a new profile of the state to attract industry. The establishment of an industry increases economic activity and a large number of employment opportunities. In the coming time, we will connect every youth of the state with employment. Shri Kamal Nath said that due to lack of favourable environment in the last fifteen years, the industries in big numbers have closed than the new industries established in the state.
Will set new history of Madhya Pradesh’s development
The Chief Minister mentioned that on the basis of power give to us by the people, we will set a new history of Madhya Pradesh’s development. Farmers will get right price for their produce, youth will get employment and will ensure extending benefits of various government schemes in order to protect interest of all the sections of the society.
Will not let people of Sagar feel disappointed
Shri Kamal Nath said that he does not believe in announcements. It is my working style to get the public certificate by working. He further stated ‘I would only like to say that the development related demand of the people of Sagar will be fulfilled’.
The Minister for Commercial Taxes and District In-Charge Minister Shri Brijendra Singh Rathore said that the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath is committed to eradicate the backwardness of Sagar. The Chief Minister is working to fulfill the promises made to the people one by one. The Chief Minister is dedicated to take Madhya Pradesh to new heights.
The Minister for Revenue and Transport Shri Govind Singh Rajput said that the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has always been concerned about Sagar’s development. When he was the Union Minister for Forest and Environment, he sanctioned Rs. 21 crore in 2008 for cleaning and beautification of Lakha Banjari Lake of Sagar, which was not utilized by the erstwhile government. The Chief Minister now has sanctioned Rs. 100 crore for the same lake. Tendering process is over and the work will begin soon, he added.
The Minister for Social Justice & Disabled Persons Welfare, Scheduled Tribe Welfare Shri Lakhan Ghanghoriya said that the Chief Minister along with the development of the state is also working for purity. After Shuddh ke Liye Yuddh, now campaign is being conducted to make mafia-free state. He further mentioned that the Chief Minister is working speedily to develop basic facilities in the sectors like health, education, employment, electricity, water and roads.
The Minister for Cottage & Village Industry, New and Renewable Energy Shri Harsh Yadav said that the historic work like loan waiver has been done by the Chief Minister. In just one year, efforts made to create new image of the state are yielding results.
Dedicates and lays foundation of development works costing Rs. 3 thousand crore
In the programme, along with presenting many gifts to Sagar for development, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath dedicated and laid foundation of several development works costing Rs. 3 thousand crore. These works include, construction of Sagar by-pass, shifting of bus-stand, survey for flyover construction, reconstruction of building demolished in Nazar Bagh located Police Training college, integrated command control centre of Smart City Ltd. built at a cost of Rs. 42 crore, irrigation scheme worth Rs. 2600 crore and new Collector office building constructed at a cost of Rs. 17 crore 50 lakh.
Benefits of government schemes distributed to beneficiaries
The Chief Minister distributed land right deeds to 2400 beneficiaries and sanction letters to 1275 beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana. He presented cheque of Rs. 2 crore 30 lakh of rotational and community investment to 774 self-help groups of State Rural Livelihood Mission. Moreover, he gave loan sanction letters of over Rs. 7 crore 79 lakh to 12 beneficiaries of Yuva Udhyami Yojana. Shri Kamal Nath presented cheques of Rs. 4 lakh 70 thousand to 3 beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Swa-Rozgar Yojana. He also distributed benefits to the beneficiaries of fisheries, horticulture schemes and Mukhya Mantri Hriday evam Shravan Upchaar Yojana. Vote of thanks was proposed by the MLA Shri Tarwar Singh Lodhi.


aa Former Union Minister Shri Sahay and PR Minister Shri Sharma release Souvenir
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 February 2020

Bhopal.The Former Union Minister Shri Subodhkant Sahay and Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma released Parichay Patrika and Souvenir at Yuvak-Yuvti Parichay Sammelan held at Chitransh Bhavan, Jawahar Bhavan, T.T. Nagar. The programme was organized by the Akhil Bhartiya Kayastha Mahasabha and Chitragupt Samaj. Shakyaputra Sagar Bhante, Advocate Mehboob Ansari, Madhuri Mishra and Suchitra Daamle were also felicitated in the programme.
The Parichay Sammelan was also addressed by the Former Union Minister Shri Sahay and Public Relations Minister Shri Sharma. The Former MP Shri Alok Sanjar, Shri Vishwmohan Shrivastava, Shri Mahesh Shrivastava, Retired General Shyam Shrivastava, Shri Radhamaran Saxena and Former MLA Shri Shailendra Pradhan were present on the occasion. About 500 youth gave introduction in the convention.


aa Drinking water schemes should become self-sufficient– CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that drinking water schemes should be made self-sufficient and financial resources should be mobilized for their implementation. Shri Nath gave these instructions in the meeting of the Board of Directors of Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam at the Mantralaya today. Public Health Engineering Minister Shri Sukhdev Panse, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Kamleshwar Patel and Urban Development Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh were present in the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the cost of operation and maintenance of drinking water schemes should be analyzed and efforts should be made to operate them through their own financial sources. The Chief Minister told to ensure availability of drinking water for general public during the upcoming summer season.
While issuing instructions to complete the under construction plans within the stipulated time, Shri Nath said that all proposals for new water projects should be presented with a time-bound schedule. Also, it should be ensured that the schemes are completed accordingly. The Chief Minister told to use the services of experienced institutions in preparing the financial plans of the new schemes.
Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Sanjay Shukla gave information about the provisions of Jal Jeevan Mission of the Government of India in the meeting of the Board of Directors.
Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri M. Gopal Reddy and Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Manoj Shrivastava were present in the meeting.


aa Durga Nagar, Chhatrapati Colony, Pampapur residents to get relief from sewage problem
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2020

Bhopal.Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Shri P.C. Sharma today laid the foundation stone for construction of drains, roads and shed costing Rs 50 lakh in 6 settlements of Chuna Bhatti and Harshvardhan Nagar areas. While performing bhoomi-pujan of the road, drain construction of Kolar Colony, Chhatrapati Shivaji Colony and Durga Nagar Basti of Chuna Bhatti area Minister Shri Sharma said that these settlements are occupied by weak and middle class families. He was apprised by the residents with the sewage and approach problem following lack of road in the colony during the Aapki Sarkar Aapke Dwar tour. Shri Sharma informed that instructions have been given to the concerned authorities in this regard and work is starting from today. Shri Sharma also performed bhoomi-pujan at two places near the temple in Durga Nagar.
Minister Shri Sharma told that during his visit to Pampapur and Harshvardhan Nagar localities he witnessed the hardships being faced by the residents due to lack of drainage of sewage water during the rainy season. Meanwhile, the officials were instructed to construct drains for sewage. Along with construction of drains, channelization work is also being undertaken in Pampapur area of Harshvardhan Nagar. Shri Sharma assured the residents of Pampapur that they will not have to face the problem of waterlogging in the rainy season. He also performed bhoomi pujan of road construction work in Harshvardhan Nagar. Shri Praveen Saxena, Shri Abhishek Sharma and a large number of local citizens accompanied Shri Sharma during this period.


aa Minister Shri Sharma dedicates high-mask light and open gym in Shivaji Nagar
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 February 2020

Bhopal.Public Relations, Law and Legal Affairs Minister Shri P.C. Sharma inaugurated the high mask light and open gym at Machna Colony in Shivaji Nagar today. Minister Shri Sharma said that high mask lights are being installed in the night to ensure that there is adequate light at night and especially there is no inconvenience at the road intersections. Shri Sharma also appreciated the opening of an open gym. He said that the state government is constantly making efforts to provide better basic facilities to the residents of the areas.
Minister Shri Sharma said that local corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Guddu Chouhan is actively undertaking development works in the area. He appreciated the works being undertaken by Shri Chouhan. Corporators Shri Amit Sharma, Shri Monu Saxena and elite citizens were present on the occasion.


aa Nehru Yuva Kendra to be the pivot to youth thinking, hopes and expectations
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that Nehru Yuva Kendra should become the pivot of youth thinking, their hopes and expectations. He said that previously the youth worked in the fields, today's youth is educated. We have to identify these changes and work towards creating a Nehru Yuva Kendra of 2020. Shri Kamal Nath said that for this, the Youth Centre should prepare an action plan which can be effectively implemented throughout the region with the help of the State Government. The Chief Minister was addressing a meeting of the State Level Youth Programme Advisory Committee of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan in Mantralaya. Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty was present at the meeting.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that when nehru Yuva Kendra was formed in 1972, our goal was to give a constructive direction to the youth power by linking it with the Constitution, country building, culture, civilization and social values. Shri Kamal Nath said that today, we need to evaluate how much success we have achieved in this. He said that today we have to lay down the infrastructure and process of the Nehru Yuva Kendra as per these goals as well as the changes in the mindset of the youth. The chief minister said that the youth should face the challenges that are there today. We have to develop such thinking within the youth that with Gandhiji's ideals and principles, they should recognise the greatness of the the land of unity in divercity and contribute towards it. He said that it is the first responsibility of the Nehru Yuva Kendra to retain our social values with pluralistic culture, religion, mutual love and harmony. The chief minister said that the Nehru Yuva Kendra should not be mere museums, following the old path, but they should energize the youth so that they use their power to protect the future of the country.
Shri Kamal Nath said, 'I have a strong link with nehru yuva kendra. I want it to be a representative organization of youth and its role to be effective.' He said that the organization should prepare an action plan for coordination with sports, youth welfare and concerned departments of the State Government along with its routine activities.
The Chief Minister felicitated the youth and the organization who excelled in various activities conducted by Nehru Yuva Kendra. One lakh award of state level youth division was awarded to village Bahuti of Rewa District. In Swachhta Abhiyan Ms. Manju Rathore, Anuppur, was given the first prize of 50 thousand, Ramvan Raamayanai Mandal Betul, 30,000 second and Ms. Fragrance Narayani Shahdol was given third prize of 20,000 rupees. The Chief Minister was honoured with a shawl-quince and felicitation letter on the occasion and the youth song of the Nehru Yuva Kendra was also presented.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Dinesh Rai, Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Madhya Pradesh briefed about the activities and programmes of the Kendra. Senior officials of the sports department were present at the meeting.


aa Journalists have significant role in democracy: Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma, while dedicating the newly-constructed District Jansampark Bhavan in Betul, said that Journalists have significant role in democracy. They guide the government by revealing the facts of the development. He said that the new government has substantially increased the facilities provided to journalists. The Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse presided over the inaugural programme.
Shri Sharma said that Public Relations Department should not only become a government office but also become an important source of information for the common man. He announced to sanction Rs. 14 lakh for the boundary wall of the newly constructed building costing Rs. 50 lakh. He also assured to appoint the staff in the office soon.
Minister Shri Sukhdev Panse appreciated the positive attitude of journalists of Betul district and said that they have always take lead in raising the problems of the area. Journalists have been apprising of development work to the public through newspapers and television. He expressed gratitude to the journalists for their positive support in the development of the district. MLAs Shri Nilay Daga, Shri Dharmusingh Sirsam and Shri Brahma Bhalavi also addressed the programme.
Former MLA Shri Vinod Daga, Administrator of District Cooperative Bank Shri Arun Gothi, Member of District Planning Committee Shri Sunil Sharma attended the programme.


aa Officers’ orientation course to connect people left out of mainstream
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 February 2020

Bhopal.There should be an orientation course of IAS and other officers to ensure effective action to connect people, left out of the mainstream. The Director Social Justice Shri Krishnagopal Tiwari said this while expressing his views on the subject 'Way Forward to Include the Excluded' under the 'Effective Change - Sustainable Results' lecture series at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis.
Shri Tiwari said that it is more difficult for a disabled person to get a job than to perform a job. He said that handicapped have to live in the same society. Therefore, there should be an arrangement for studies for the disabled with 40 to 80 percent disabilities in normal schools. He said that without understanding the capabilities of the handicapped, many times it is difficult to connect them with the mainstream of society. He said that all children should be taught Braille script and sign language as an additional course. This will help them to connect with the disabled persons.
Need to change attitude
Shri Tiwari said that the so-called educated people need to change the attitude. He said that sometimes due to negative vision, correct decisions are not taken in the interest of the disabled people.
Event + Response = Outcome
Shri Tiwari said that after any incident, the result of the person's response comes out. It is either positive or negative. He narrated the incident of Thomas Edison's lab burning and other incidents in this regard. Shri Tiwari said that new equipments are being made to facilitate disabled persons. He said that with the help of new techniques, disabled can lead a better life.
Divyangs need opportunities not sympathy
Director General of the Institute, Shri R. Parshuram said that Divyangs need opportunities not sympathy. It is the responsibility of society and government. He said that together with Shri Tiwari, a better policy will be made with sensitivity and modern ideas in connection to Divyangs. Shri Parshuram said that while efforts are being made for integration and inclusion, success to a great extent has not been achieved yet. He said that a good teacher is one who pays more attention to weaker students.
During the lecture series, Shri Tiwari also answered the questions of the audience. He concluded the progarmme with an inspiring poem. The Principal Advisor Shri M.M. Upadhyaya, Shri Mangesh Tyagi and Shri Girish Sharma were also present on the occasion.


aa Disciplined and Devoted Youth are Pride of Nation: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2020

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that members of National Cadet Corps and National Service Scheme are the architect of New India. Such disciplined youth, who are devoted to service are pride of the country. Shri Tandon was addressing the reception programme held at Raj Bhavan for the cadets of N.C.C. and N.S.S., who participated in the Republic Day parade.
Mementos were presented by the N.C.C. Cadets to the Governor. Enchanting cultural programmes were presented by the members of N.C.C. and N.S.S. at Sandipini auditorium of the Raj Bhavan. ‘ Namami Gange’. ‘Hum Chale Vasundhara Sudhar De’ and ‘Malwa ka Maharo’ group dance and ‘Le Talwarien Badha Qadam’ group song were the centre of attraction.
The Additional Director General of N.C.C.-M.P.C.G. Major General Shri Sanjay Sharma informed that there are more than One lakh cadets in 408 colleges and 821 schools. Of these, the percentage of girls is 30 percent. He further mentioned that as many as 121 cadets took part in the Republic Day progarmme. Out of these cadets, 4 cadet in Guard of Honour, 10 cadet in Rajpath parade, 2 cadets in motivational speech and one cadet took part in cultural programme at Prime Minister’s residence. The State Head of N.S.S. Shri R.K. Vijay said that there are 153 thousand members in higher secondary schools and colleges of the state.


aa Trainee officers of National Defense College call on Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2020

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon was today called upon by trainee Military and Civil Service officials of the National Defense College, New Delhi at Raj Bhavan on their state visit. These included military officers from Russia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The Governor said that the scope of national security is wide. It also includes military responsibilities, preservation of traditions, culture, history, geography and various sections of the country.
Governor Shri Tandon said that security forces have an important role in development as well as in the defense of the nation. He said that along with external security, security forces are also required to face internal challenges like natural calamities and law and order of the couuntry. Shri Tandon said that the more we know the country, the greater will be the reverence and pride for the country.
The Governor said that the study tour is a face-to-face meeting with the nature of a nation. He said that India is a wonderful nation. Geographically, there are mountains, forests and seas here. There are deserts, rocky and plain land here. There are many groups with different costumes, languages, food and ethics. There are many practices and traditions that make them miraculous.
At the outset, Major General Arvind Walia told that the Defense College organizes training of Civil Army officials of India other nations every year. Trainees are taken on a study tour in various states in the first six weeks of the total 47-week training programme. During this period, the participants brainstorm on the social, political and economic situation of the states.


aa Prestigeous International Indian Film Academy award -IIFA to be organized in Bhopal on March 21, Indore on March 27 and 29
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 February 2020

Bhopal.For the first time The prestigious 21st International Indian Film Academy Award - IIFA is being held outside Mumbai for the first time in Madhya Pradesh. The event will be held in Bhopal for one day and in Indore for two days. Popular film actors Shri Salman Khan and Sushri Jacqueline Fernandes announced the dates of the IIFA awards at the curtain raiser programme held at Minto Hall today in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. The event will be held on March 21 in Minto Hall, Bhopal and on March 27 and 29 in Indore. The IIFA Awards on music, entertainment and filmmaking will be hosted by Shri Ritesh Deshmukh, Sushri Jacqueline and Sushri Katrina Kaif along with Shri Salman Khan.
IIFA Award event dedicated to youth
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, while sharing the story behind IIFA award event to be organized in Madhya Pradesh, told that the organizers of the award have made the right choice at the right time. He said that there is no ice and sea in Madhya Pradesh, but more than that there is heritage, greenery, national parks and most importantly - peace loving, simple and hardworking people in Madhya Pradesh. Our state is tribal dominated by which our state is identified. Their value has increased with this event. Shri Kamal Nath dedicated the IIFA Awards to the youth and bought the first ticket. He said that IIFA is an economic activity. Changing the profile of Madhya Pradesh is the main objective. Madhya Pradesh should be compared to the most excellent states and the cities of Madhya Pradesh with other developed cities.
Giving the background of the event, the Chief Minister said that about 15 years ago, he was introduced to IIFA when he was the Union Minister of Industry and today he has got the outcome. He said that India is known for its diversity and Madhya Pradesh has the highest diversity. Referring to the tribal museum located in Bhopal, the Chief Minister said that within the diversity of India, the diversity of Madhya Pradesh exists in a large and beautiful form. Madhya Pradesh is no less than any state in terms of brotherhood, unity, greenery, national parks and heritage. After the IIFA Awards, now the film industry will rightly identify Madhya Pradesh.
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh has forests and heritage. The biggest thing is the straightforward and hardworking people of Madhya Pradesh. He said that this is the profile of Madhya Pradesh. It is a state of youth. The youth have talent and the passion to grow. They are in search for opportunities. Opportunities for further growth will come from new investment and investment will come with confidence. He thanked the IIFA organizers for choosing Madhya Pradesh for IIFA Awards event. The Chief Minister said that Bhopal and Indore are among the cleanest cities due to public efforts. The circumstances will improve in the coming years. The Chief Minister said that Shri Salman Khan is originally from Madhya Pradesh but has become a Mumbaite. At the outset, the Chief Minister welcomed Shri Salman Khan and Sushri Jacqueline Fernandez.
Chief Minister works like the youth
Renowned actor Shri Salman Khan brought back childhood memories of Madhya Pradesh and especially Indore. He repeated such memories of which the people of Madhya Pradesh were unaware. In his humourous best, he said he got conceived in Mumbai and was born in Indore. He also said that whatever he is today is due to the education he received in childhood in Madhya Pradesh. Referring to his emotional relationship with Madhya Pradesh, Shri Khan said that he has been associated with Madhya Pradesh for six generations. He told that his father had moved from Indore to Mumbai and remained deeply associated with Indore even after earning a name in Mumbai. Shri Salman Khan also said that it would be appropriate to call Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath as a young Chief Minister because he works like the youth.
Recalling memories connected with IIFA awards, Sushri Jacqueline Fernandes she was associated with the IIFA Awards in Colombo. She said that the Hindi film industry has become a global thing.
3 reasons why IIFA Awards are being organized in Madhya Pradesh: It was possible due to the Chief Minister’s thinking and cooperation
It was told at the IIFA award curtain raiser programme that there are three reasons behind the selection of Madhya Pradesh for this award programme. The first is that this is the best venue, second is the positive and cooperative political leadership of the state and third is the simple and peaceful people of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is the second state in the country where IIFA Awards are being organized. It was earlier held in Mumbai in 2019. This has been possible due to the cooperation and thinking of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath.
Shri Salman Khan and Sushri Jacqueline Fernandez presented a replica of the IIFA Award trophy to the Chief Minister. IIFA participant, Shri Shashank Shrivastava of NEXA presented a ticket to the Chief Minister. NEXA has been associated with the IIFA Awards for the last six years.
The Chief Minister presented an album of childhood photographs of actor Shri Salman Khan in Indore who became quite emotional while receiving the album. The Chief Minister presented Gond art style paintings created by Gond tribals to Sushri Jacqueline Fernandes. The Golden Ticket campaign was also launched on this occasion. A campaign of gender equality was started on this occasion.
Replicas of IIFA Trophy were presented to the Tourism Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel, Chhindwara MP Shri Nakul Nath and Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty. On this occasion, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Culture Minister Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho, Finance Minister Shri Tarun Bhanot, Energy Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh and a large number of dignitaries were present.
Principal Secretary Tourism Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai proposed the vote of thanks.


aa Make Mahotsav’s arrangments with a view to make Orchha a World Class Tourist Destination
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty reviewed preparations pertaining to’Namaste Orchha’ Mahotsav at a meeting of officers in Orchha. He said that arrangements of the Mahotsav should be made with a view to make Orchha a World Class Tourist destination. Shri Mohanty also directed to prepare a master plan for the development of Orchha. He said that cleanliness and decoration of buildings of archeological importance should be done within time limit and encroachment should be removed strictly.
In the meeting, Collector Niwadi Shri Akshay Kumar Singh briefed about the preparations and arrangements for the festival through power point presentation. He assured that all preparations will be completed within the time limit. Shri Singh said that street lights, parking, cleanliness arrangements are being ensured in Orchha town for the convenience of tourists. Smart poles are being installed by Reliance Jio Company for network coverage in the town. The roads around Orchha town are being renovated, he added.
The Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Raag, Principal Secretary Urban Administration and Housing Shri Sanjay Dubey, Principal Secretary Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Secretary-Commissioner Madhya Pradesh Tourisnm Development Corporation Shri Faiz Ahmed Qidwai, Director Public Relations Shri Omprakash Shrivastava, Divisional Commissioner Sagar Shri Anand Kumar Sharma, IG Shri Anil Sharma, DIG Shri Anil Maheshwari, Collector Shri Akshay Kumar Singh, SP Shri Mukesh Kumar Shrivastava and concerned officers of the district were present at the meeting.


aa CS Shri Mohanty reviews Orchha Mahotsav’s preparations in Orchha
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 February 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty reviewed preparations of ‘Orchha Mahotsav-2020’ to be held from March 6 to 8 in Orchha of Niwadi district. He inspected the ongoing preparations at the major tourism sites like Ramraja Mandir, Jahangir Mahal, Ganj Mohalla located Pracheen Kalp-Vraksh, Laxmi Mandir, Heritage Hotel. Shish Mahal, Hardoul Baithka, Chhatris and Tungaran sanctuary. He directed that beautification of major sites should be done.
Shri Mohanty said that through Orchha festival, efforts are being made to highlight Orchha on the tourism map of the country by making it a tourist-friendly destination. He said that all the officers involved in the preparations of the festival should act as a team and ensure all round development of Orchha. He also discussed the issues related to the preparations of the festival with the local people and shopkeepers of Orchha.
Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Raag, Principal Secretary Urban Development & Housing Shri Sanjay Dubey, Principal Secretary Industry, Policy & Investment Promotion Dr. Rajesh Rajaura, Secretary Tourism Shri Faiz Ahmad Qidwai and Director Public Relations Shri O.P. Shrivastava accompanied Chief Secretary during his visit. Commissioner Sagar Shri Anand Kumar Sharma, IG Shri S.K. Saxena, DIG Shri Anil Maheshwari, Collector Niwadi Shri Akshay Kumar Singh and Superintendent of Police Shri Mukesh Kumar Shrivastava were also present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath takes part in mass singing of Vande Mataram
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath took part in mass singing of “Vande Mataram“ organized on the first day of the month today. Shri Kamal Nath reached Sardar Patel Park in front of the Mantralaya at 11 am. He sang Vande Mataram along with the senior officers and employees.
On this occasion, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Urban Development and Housing Minister, Shri Jaivardhan Singh, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary General Administration, Shri K.K. Singh and senior officer-employees of the Mantralaya were present.


aa Redressal of grievances of sand contractors soon-Minister Shri Pradeep Jaiswal
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2020

Bhopal.Minister of Mineral Resources Shri Pradeep Jaiswal said in a joint meeting of mineral officials and sand contractors that all the procedures for mining operation should be completed at the earliest. He said that the tender process has been completed under the Sand Rules-2019 in the state. All contractors should complete all LOI related formalities.
Minister Shri Jaiswal informed that at present, instructions have been issued by the state government for allotting the mines of panchayats to the new contractors. He informed that the action of statutory sanction available in the name of the State Mineral Corporation is under process in SIA for environmental approval.
Minister Shri Jaiswal expected the sand contractors to give in writing all the suggestions regarding conducting of contracts and obtaining statutory permissions and contracts etc. of their district. He said that if it is absolutely necessary, Nakas (Barriers) should be set up in 2-3 places with the help of the district administration to prevent illegal transport of sand. Shri Jaiswal said that problems of mining contractors will be resolved soon.
Principal Secretary Shri Neeraj Mandloi said that all the contractors should obtain LOI soon. Executive Director of State Mining Corporation Shri Dilip Kumar informed that so far 32 districts have collected the highest bid amount. The amount will be collected by remaining districts -Hoshangabad, Sehore, Raisen, Ashoknagar, Mandla and Dindori district soon.


Only online bill payment in 32 distribution centres of Central Region Power Distribution Company
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2020

Bhopal.From February 1, only online payment of electricity bill will be received from the consumers in 32 distribution centres under the jurisdiction of Central Region Power Distribution Company. The company is initially introducing this facility in two distribution centres of each circle. Bill payment through cash counter will not be received from consumers in these distribution centres.
Energy Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh has said that in the direction of consumer service, it has been decided by the company that now consumers of the entire company work area will be freed from the long queues of cash counters. Now consumers will pay bills through MP Online, ATP Machine, Common Service Center, Company Portal (Net Banking, Credit / Debit Card, UPI, ECS, EBPS, BBPS, Cash Card and Wallet etc.) Paytm App and Upaay Mobile App. This option still continues, but now the system of receiving payment of electricity bills online only is being expanded.
Benefits of online payment
A rebate of Rs 5 to Rs 20 will be applicable on online payment. The consumer will get instant information about bill payment. Billing will start at the scheduled time. Consumers will save time. They will not have to go to the electricity office to pay the bill. Online payment can be made anytime, anywhere.
Online payment options
M.P. Online, ATP Machine, Common Service Centre, Company Portal (Net Banking, Credit / Debit Card, UPI, ECS, EBPS, BBPS, Cash Card and Wallet etc.), Paytm App and Website and Upaay Mobile App.
Distribution centres
Ayodhya Nagar, Vallabh Nagar in Bhopal (Urban), Khajuri (Rural) in Bhopal (Sancha / Sandha), Pachmarhi, Hoshangabad (Rural) in Misrod, Hoshangabad, Mandideep (Rural) in Raisen, Biaora (Urban) in Deori Rajgarh, Kothari in Mau, Sehore, Sarni in Ichhawar, Betul, Vidisha Zone (First) in Jhallar, Vidisha, CSS Zone in Gwalior (Urban), Sakhiyavilas in City Center Gwalior (Sancha / Sandha), Tumain in Tekanpur Guna, Gohad (Rural) in Bajranggarh Bhind, Morena (Urban) in Amayan Morena, Datia (Rural) in Hetampur Datia, Bairad (II) in Datia (Urban) Shivpuri, Soikala and Dhoti distribution centre in Pichor (Rural) Sheopur.


Super Corridor worth Rs 1177 crore to come up in rural areas – Minister Shri Patel
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 February 2020

Bhopal.Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Kamleshwar Patel has said that a Super Corridor will be developed by strengethening the 1444 km long rural roads For this the Government of India has approved an amount of Rs 1177 crore in the third phase of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana as proposed by the state government. For this work, 60 percent expenses will be borne by the Government of India and 40 percent by the state government.
Minister Shri Patel informed that rural roads on which educational institutions, health institutions and Krishi Upaj Mandis have been set up will be included in this scheme. He informed that construction of Super Corridor will be completed in the next 2 years. As many as 108 rural roads and 27 bridges will be built in it. Shri Patel informed that under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Yojana, villages with population up to 500 in general areas and villages with population up to 250 in scheduled areas have been connected by asphalted roads.


aa Gandhiji’s thoughts are always relevant: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2020

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that although Gandhiji is not present amidst us today but his thoughts will always guide us. Gandhiji established the practical aspect of humanity by his conduct. He believed that dissimilarities are external elements, basically we are all one. Discrimination is inhuman. His thoughts have brought a major change in the society. The Governor was addressing the Sarva Dharma Prayer meeting held at Gandhi Bhavan on the 72nd death annioversary of Gandhiji. On this occasion, the Governor released a calendar published by Gandhi Bhawan Trust focusing Gandhiji.
The Governor said that in the last 150 years, there were many people who had done great things for the country and society, but Gandhiji is a personality that we are remembering and upholding his legacy even today. He further mentioned that we want peace in our lives. Peace will be achieved only by following Gandhiji's thoughts. While listening to his favourite bhajan, we forget our pain and sorrow. He said that many people do not believe in God, so would not even believe Gandhiji, but Gandhiji was respectable among all of us and will always remain.
At the outset of the programme, the Governor garlanded the statue of Gandhiji with Soot Mala and paid floral tribute before his Samadhi. Sarva Dharma prayer was held by the workers of the Gandhi Bhavan. Later, Vaishnava Jan and Ram Dhun were presented by the students of Vikram Higher Secondary School, BHEL. On this occasion, the Governor felicitated the winners of District level Gandhi Gyan Prayogita, organized by the Gandhi Bhavan on December 20, 2019, with Gandhi Literature, Citations and mementos.
At the end of the progarmme, tribute was paid to Gandhiji by observing two minutes silence. The programme was conducted by Shri Mahesh Saxena, the Trustee of Gandhi Bhavan.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath keeps two minute-silence and pays homage on Gandhi jis death anniversary
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath paid homage to the Mahatma Gandhi by maintaining two-minute silence on his death anniversary. Shri Kamal Nath reached Sardar Patel Park in front of the Mantralaya at 11 am. The Chief Minister and the officials paid tributes to the Father of the Nation, by maintaing silence for two minutes on the ringing of the siren.
Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, former Central Minister Shri Suresh Pachauri, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri K.K. Singh and senior officers-employees were present on the occasion.


aa Historical Sapre Museum should be developed as a tourist centre
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the Sapre Museum is a historical place which has not only covered the history of the newspaper world but also has all the features for being developed as a better tourist centre. Therefore, it should also be developed as a tourist centre. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the closing ceremony of the seminar organized on the completion of 100 years of Karmaveer magazine, edited by Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi, a well-known national freedom fighter. On this occasion, the Chief Minister dedicated the reference book ‘Karmaveer Ke Sau Saal’. At the onset, the Chief Minister garlanded the portrait of Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi on his death anniversary and paid tributes.
Mahatma Gandhi is an ideology
The Chief Minister said that it is a coincidence that today is the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and national poet Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi both. He said that Mahatma Gandhi is an ideology which shows the way of becoming the whole world a better nation and a peaceful life for its citizens. He said that he compelled the world’s biggest imperial power to leave India through truth and non-violence. The Chief Minister said that national poet Pt. Makhanlalji created new zeal in the freedom struggle through his patriotic poems and his forceful writing. He was the pride and glory of our state.
Ambassador of peace
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that while on the one hand Mahatma Gandhi gave the message of peace to the whole world, on the other hand Dr. Ambedkar paved the way for the world through an egalitarian constitution. Recalling his Africa visit, the Chief Minister told that when he visited a President of a country, he happened to see pictures of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Baba Saheb in his room. “I thought perhaps the pictures were put up because of my visit, but this was not so”. Not mentioning the country and President’s name due to political reasons, he said that the President told him that the egalitarian outlook adopted by India in the formation of the Constitution is a source of inspiration for our country’s Constitution. “Referring to Gandhiji, the President told that their country had adopted the path of non-violence of Gandhiji to establish peace and free the country from violence”. The Chief Minister said that it is the biggest need today to follow the Gandhian way taking into the account the challenges and unrest in the entire world.
Some people wish to forget Gandhiji
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that a few forces in the country are making attempts to make people forget Gandhiji and his ideology. Such attempts are posing a big threat to our country’s unity and integrity. Everyone has to tackle this together. One has to beware of such people and thwart their slanderous efforts. This is necessary for the secure future of our country.
World Class Achievements of Sapre Museum
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath described the achievements of the Sapre Museum as world class. He said that Karmaveer magazine played the role of main fighter of freedom struggle. The pledge taken by founder of Sapre Museum, Shri Vijay Dutt Shridhar, to continue publication of Karmaveer edited by Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi, is commendable. The historical documents collected by the Sapre Museum, without connecting to new technology, are certainly a major contribution in the field of Indian journalism. Shri Kamal Nath said that the benefits availed by research students of our state and other states from the museum is a big achievement.
Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma said that the work done to facilitate the collection of history of newspapers of India through Sapre Museum has made this institute the best in the whole world. He said that the effort to continue the publication of the historical magazine Karmaveer is laudable.
Former Union Minister Shri Suresh Pachauri, while describing Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi as the luminous star of the state said that when Mahatma Gandhi reached Babai in 1937, he said that he was feeling proud to come to his birthplace. He said that the Sapre Museum is a unique museum in the country and we should help to develop this priceless possession of our state further.
Founder of Sapre Museum and Chief Editor of Karmaveer magazine Padmashri Shri Vijay Dutt Shridhar said that Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi was a great editor, litterateur and freedom fighter. He said that honourable Shri Madhavrao Sapre ji had identified his talent. Outlining the achievements of Sapre Museum, Shri Shridhar said that the museum has a collection of 5 crore newspapers and magazines. In addition to 2000 books, there are 1000 magazines which are not available in any museum of the world. He said that 1167 research students have availed benefits from the museum in the last 37 years. Of these, 1153 researchers acquired D.Litt and Ph.D degrees.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath released the special issue published on the completion of 100 years of Karmaveer. Shri Abhiraj Singh Rajput, a student of Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, was honoured for bagging the first place in the country in the Junior Research Fellowship examination of University Grants Commission.
Vice-Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism and Communication Shri Deepak Tiwari, Vice-Chancellor of Bundelkhand University and elite citizens from the field of education and journalism were present on the occasion.


aa Non-Violence is the only option for peace in the country and world: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the path of Non-Violence and Truth shown by the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi is the only option, which can establish peace in our country and world. Shri Kamal Nath was releasing the Magazine ‘Gandhi Sandesh Padyatra’ at CM House today.
Shri Kamal Nath stated that it is the biggest need of today to get the present and future generations acquainted with the thoughts of Gandhji. Every Indian should make an effort to maintain the characteristic of respect for each other in our country based on different cultures, languages and religions. He further mentioned that the constitution of our country is the greatest constitution in the world. It is based on religious harmony and equality. Our constitution has been adopted by many countries. It is the duty of all of us to keep the constitution everlasting, he added.
The ‘Gandhi Sandesh Padyatra’ started from Jabalpur on December 25, on the occasion of 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It was concluded by the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath in Chhindwara on January 6. In the closing programme, as many as 25thousand school children set a world record by collectively singing the favourite Bhajan ‘Vaishnava Jan Ko Tene Kahiye’ of Mahatma Gandhi. The South Asia Head of the Golden Book of World Records Shri Alok Kumar presented the certificate of the record to the Chief Minister. Seventy members of the Padyatra led by Shri Durghesh Patel visited villages and schools and spread the message of Gandhiji. Plantation was also done for environment conservation.


aa Minister Shri Panse dedicates and lays foundation of Devp. Works in Rural Area
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse laid foundation and dedicated development works worth Rs. 19 lakh 30 thousand in Betul district. He dedicated CC Road costing Rs. 9.30 lakh and community hall worth Rs. 10 lakh in Bhainsadand village.
On this occasion, Shri Panse said that the state government is working actively for the development of villagers. He briefed people about the government’s schemes. Public Representatives, District Collector and villagers in large number were present on the occasion.


aa MSME units will be given priority in government purchase
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 January 2020

Bhopal.Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri Arif Aqueel said at the inaugural session of “G.E.M. Dialogue” programme that the MSME units will be given priority in government procurement, which will increase both their business and employment. He told that business worth Rs 864 crore has been done from 3,736 MSME units of Madhya Pradesh on the G.E.M. portal. MSME units are providing maximum employment in the country.
Minister Shri Aqeel said that there is a provision for selection of purchases from units of MSME on this portal and they are also given exemption in EMD. With the facility provided to MSME units on the G.E.M. portal, they can make their product available for government procurement across the country.
During the programme, Minister Shri Aqueel honoured an officer of Urban Development Department as an incentive for making maximum purchases from G.E.M. It was informed on the occasion that even at the district or tehsil level, any government department can easily procure goods and services as per their requirements by knowing the specifications and rates of the products manufactured in the entire country through the G.E.M. portal. Government departments are provided with the desired materials or services through the G.E.M. portal easily, at the right time and at the right rates. For the convenience of government consumers, e-tender, reverse e-auction and online purchase facility are available on the portal with direct purchase.
The portal aims to bring transparency, efficiency and speed up public procurement of the government. Under the MoU, the government departments of the state are procuring through government-e-marketplace, New Delhi. For government procurement by the central government, the government-e-marketplace portal has been started by ending D.G.S. & D.
Government-e-marketplace and micro, small and medium industries organized a “G.E.M.-Samvad” programme for buyers and sellers of the state. Principal Secretary Shri Manu Srivastava, Additional Chief Executive Officer of G.E.M. New Delhi Shri Prakash Mirani, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Shri Y.K. Pathak, Managing Director of Laghu Udyog Nigam Shri Pankaj Jain took part in the programme.
In the first session of the programme, information about the G.E.M. portal was sought from the invited senior buyer officials of the state and central government and guidance was given to solve the problems. In the second session, information was given about the suggestions related to G.E.M. portal from the major invited vendors / manufacturers / service providers of the state and guidance was given to solve their problems.


aa Youth must play important role in building strong India: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2020

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that youth should ensure their important role in building strong India. He was addressing the 8th Convocation ceremony of Avdhesh Pratap University, Rewa. He further stated that youth should establish their creative image in the society. The Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari also attended the function.
Shri Tandon mentioned that becoming self-reliant should be the goal of life. There should be respect for the nation in the mind and we should be proud of Indian culture, spirituality and heritage of our ancestors. He said that social change is possible through education only. The assimilation of knowledge and science in education is increasing. Youth should move forward by taking advantage of this change, only then they will become self-reliant and will be able to play their role in the re-construction of the country, he added.
200 Colleges to be made Smart College- Minister Shri Patwari
The Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari said that young generation should discharge their duty towards the society with humanitarian approach. This will help in facing challenges. He informed that along with establishing quality education system in Madhya Pradesh, innovations are also being done according to the time. The state government has taken a decision to give free education to the girls. Education system is being modernized. For this, 200 colleges of the state will be made Smart Colleges in the first phase. These colleges will be equipped with smart classes and e-library. The trained teachers will impart qualitative ultra modern education. He further mentioned that a campaign to develop green campuses in higher education institutions is being launched. It is effort of the State Government to have the entire Education Department on the portal, examinations are conducted timely and results are also declared on time.
The Scientific Advisor, Institute of Science and Technology, New Delhi Prof. Manoj Pateria urged the youth to move forward with scientific thinking, understanding and approach. The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Piyush Ranjan Agarwal presented the progress report of the university. The souvenir of the university ‘Diksha’ and book ‘Vindhya Bharti’ were released on the occasion.


aa Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh dedicates development works worth Rs 9 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2020

Bhopal.Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh inaugurated three construction works costing Rs 9 crore 19 lakh 94 thousand in Kanad municipal council of Aagar-Malwa district. He dedicated filter plant of Rs 7 crore 48 lakh, new bus stand worth Rs 82 lakh and community building and city beautification works worth Rs 88 lakh 87 thousand in Kanad.
Zila Panchayat Bhavan and gym dedicated
Minister Shri Singh dedicated Zila Panchayat Bhavan, one indoor multi gym and two outdoor multi gym at Aagar Malwa. Shri Singh gave information to the people about the various public welfare schemes of the government in the programme. Local public representatives and dignitaries were present in the programme.


aa Gas Victims must get better medical facilities: Minister Shri Arif Aqueel
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Shri Arif Aqueel has instructed to provide better medical facilities to the gas victims. He said that the work to remove chemicals from the Union Carbide and to develop this place will be speeded up. Shri Arif Aqueel was reviewing the activities of Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Department at Mantralaya. The Principal Secretary Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil and Senior Officers of the department were present at the meeting.
The Minister Shri Arif Aqueel directed to prepare a proposal of skill development for economic rehabilitation of the gas victims. Constitute patient welfare committees in the hospitals, he said. Post retired doctors on contractual basis to meet the shortage of doctors in the departmental hospitals. Moreover, Shri Arif Aqueel instructed to make efforts for giving incentive to the doctors working in the hospitals.
Furthermore, Shri Arif Aqueel stated that the aim of the state government is to provide better treatment to the patients. They should not face any kind of problem. He said that looking at the problems of the victims, it feels like helping them. He directed to send proposals to upgrade hospitals. Shri Arif Aqueel also asked to arrange for opening of Sanjivini clinics in gas-affected wards.


aa Grand Sita Mata Mandir to be built in Sri Lanka
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that a grand Sita Mata Mandir will be constructed in Sri Lanka. A committee comprising officers of Madhya Pradesh and Sri Lanka will be constituted. Shri Kamal Nath directed to prepare a plan soon for construction of Boddh Museum, study and training centre of International standard in Sanchi and to ensure its implementation. Shri Kamal Nath was holding deliberations with a delegation of Maha Bodhi society led by the Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma at Mantralaya today. The President of Maha Bodhi Society Shri Banagla Uptisa was also present at the meeting. The Chief Minister directed to constitute a committee soon comprising officers of Madhya Pradesh and Sri Lanka government as well as members of Maha Bodhi society for construction of grand Sita Mandir in Sri Lanka. This committee will monitor constantly the construction works of the temple so that the temple could be constructed within the stipulated time. The design of the temple should be finalized and necessary fund should be made available in this fiscal year itself so that the temple could be built at the earliest, he said. Moreover, Shri Kamal Nath asked to allocate necessary land for construction of Boddh Museum, study and training centre at Sanchi and also to construct an institute of international level here. He further stated that an action plan should be prepared soon in this regard. The Chief Minister informed that the President of Maha Bodhi Society and several companies of Japan and other countries as well as other institutions have offered financial assistance for the construction of various structures in Sanchi. The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma briefed about the discussion he had with the Sri Lanka Government on the construction of Sita Temple during his recent visit to Sri Lanka. Shri Sharma said that if better air services are available, devotees living in other Buddhist countries including Sri Lanka will be able to visit Sanchi comfortably. Similarly, it will be easy to the people of Madhya Pradesh also to visit Sita Mandir. On this occasion, the President of the Maha Bodhi Society of Sri Lanka Shri Banagla Uptisa presented an idol of Buddh, Buddhist religious text and a self-written book to the Chief Minister. The Minister Shri Sharma also presented the gifts received during his visit of Sri Lanka to the Chief Minister. The Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayat & Rural Development and Adhyatm Shri Manoj Shrivastava was present on the occasion.


aa Make new action plan for better use of District Mining Fund
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said in the meeting of the Mining Department at the Mantralaya that a new action plan should be prepared for better utilization of District Mining Fund. Minister of Mineral Resources Shri Pradeep Jaiswal was present in the meeting.k
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the District Mining Fund should be used on priority basis in the affected areas. Funds should also be spent on development apart from on infrastructure of tourist destinations of the respective areas. Shri Kamal Nath instructed to make necessary changes in Madhya Pradesh District Mining Establishment Rules 2016, to ensure maximum utilization of District Mining Fund.k
It was informed in the meeting that in addition to the royalty received from the main minerals, the District Mineral Fund has been set up with 30 percent amount. This fund is taken by the lease holders. Priorities have also been set to use this amount in the affected areas. Out of this, 60 percent fund is spent on drinking water, health and education and 40 percent on infrastructure.k
Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Mining Shri Neeraj Mandloi, Deputy Secretary Mining Shri Rakesh Shrivastava and concerned officers were present.


aa PR Minister hoists National Flag in Hoshangabad
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legislative Affairs, Aviation and Adhyatm Shri P.C. Sharma hoisted the National Flag and took salute of the parade in Hoshangabad, the district of his charge on Republic Day January 26. Freedom fighters were honoured with Shawl and Shreephal during the programme.
During the function, a graceful march past was conducted by the parade squads. Special Armed Forces 17th Battalion, District Police Force, District Home Guard, Senior Division NCC Boys and Senior Division NCC Girls, Government Higher Secondary Girls School, Samaritans Higher Secondary School, Government Higher Secondary School-Jumerati, Shantiniketan Higher Secondary School, Prerna Higher Secondary School, Excellent Higher Secondary School-Naval and Army, Government SNG Higher Secondary School-Army, Prerna Higher Secondary School-Red Cross and Shaurya Dal platoon were part of the parade.
In the function, attractive cultural programmes were presented by the students of different schools. Tableaux were exhibited by the government departments. Tableaux related to schemes and development of various departments were exhibited at the Police Parade ground.
The Former Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Dr. Sitasharan Sharma, Public representative Shri Kapil Foujdar, Commissioner of Narmadapuram Division Shri Rajneesh Shrivastava, IG Shri Ashutosh Rai, DIG Shri Ramashray Choubey, Collector Shri Dhananjay Singh, Superintendent of Police Shri M.L. Chhari along with distinguished citizens, journalists and officers-employees were present at the function.


Governor Shri Lalji Tandon hoists flag in state level ceremony
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2020

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon hoisted the flag at a state level ceremony organized at Lal Parade Ground, Bhopal on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day and addressed the people.
After flag hoisting, the Governor inspected the Republic Day parade and took the salute. The Police Band played “Jana Gana Mana” under the direction of Sub Inspector Shri Sunil Katare amidst celebratory firing. The Governor read out the message to the people of the state.
Attractive parade display
An attractive joint parade was taken out amidst melodious tunes played by the police band after celebratory firing. The parade was led by 2016 batch officer of the Indian Police Service and Jabalpur Superintendent of Police Shri Amit Tolani. The parade 2 I-C was led by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Gwalior Shri Prashant Bhadoria. Madhya Pradesh Special Armed Forces contingent in the joint parade was led by Inspector of 7th Corps SAF Shri Pradeep Pandeya. Similarly S.T.F contingent was led by Inspector Shri Ajay Parashar, District Police Force and Government Railway Police (Men) contingent by Inspector Shri Zaheer Khan, Hawk Force contingent by Shri Vijay Mehra, Joint Armed Forces of Special Armed Forces, District Forces and Government Railway Police by Sushri Reena Singh Thakur, Madhya Pradesh Home Guard contingent by Company Commander Shri Sharad Chandra Rai, Jail Department Contingent by Sushri Himani Manware, Gujarat Reserve Police Force Contingent by Inspector M.A. Makrani, Ex-Servicemen Contingent by Retired Colonel Shri Kapil Bhama, Forest Department Contingent by Range Officer Shri Sunil Verma, N.C.C. Army Wing (Boys) Contingent by Senior Under Officer Shri Gajendra Singh, N.C.C. Naval Wing Contingent by Cadet Captain Shri Yogesh Vishwakarma, N.C.C. Air Wing Contingent by Senior Under Officer Shri Vikas Sahu, Senior Division N.C.C. Army Wing Girls Contingent by Senior Under Officer Sushri Srishti Bihare, Scouts (Boys0 Contingent by Commander Shri Kartikeya Nunhariya, Guide (Girls) Contingent by Commander Sushri Sumeja Jehra, Shaurya Dal Contingent by Commander Sushri Shivani Sahu, Police Band by Sub-Inspector Shri Sunil Katare and Dog Squad was led by Sub-Inspector Shri Ugrabhan Singh Baghel.
Attractive cultural presentation by school children
After the joint parade, colorful cultural programmes of students of different schools and the Department of Culture were organized. This included a dance performance by students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Govindpura on the song “Mutthi mein kuch sapnen lekar ji bhar ke jiyun mein ashayen, dil mein hai armaan ye hi kuch kar jayen-kuch kar jayen”. This was followed by a dance performance based on the sacrifice of the brave soldiers of the Army by 170 students of Delhi Public School, Neelbad. On this occasion, choreographed dances were performed by seven government schools of Bhopal, which included Indian dance styles Bharatnatyam and Kathak. The presentation of the school students was followed by an attractive rendition of famous folk dances of the Gond tribe, Bhadam and Gudumbaja.
Tableaus of 25 departments on development schemes
Tableaus of various departments including Horticulture, Scheduled Caste Development, Spirituality, Tribal Welfare, Farmer Welfare, Sports and Youth Welfare, Home, Water Resources, Jail, Urban Development and Housing, New and Renewable energy, Election Commission, Panchayat and Rural Development, Tourism, Animal Husbandry, Women and Child Development, Public Health and Family Welfare, Forest, Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, School Education and Labour Department were taken out in the Republic Day ceremony.
Distribution of awards
For outstanding performance in the Combined Parade, the Hawk Force Squad was awarded the first prize in Armed Forces category and Senior Division NCC Army Wing Girls stood first in Non Armed Forces category. Similarly, concerted presentation of seven schools in cultural programmes was awarded first, Government Girls Higher Secondary School second and Dehli Public School Neelbad was given third prize. Among the tableaus of government departments, the first prize was given to the Chief Electoral Officer’s Office Tableau, the second prize was given to the Jail Department and the third prize to the Home Department’s tableau.


People of the state should vow to strengthen democratic system
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2020

Bhopal.overnor Shri Lalji Tandon has called upon the people of the state to take a pledge to strengthen the democratic system at the state-level ceremony held at Lal Parade Ground on the 71st Republic Day. He urged them to extend support to the state government in its efforts to improve the standard of living of the common man and the progress of the state. Shri Tandon unfurled the flag and inspected the parade and took the salute. Shri Tandon greeted the people of the state on the occasion and remembered the members of the Constituent Assembly.
Governor Shri Tandon said that Global Skill Park is being established in the state for future-oriented and employment-oriented education to the youth. ITIs of divisional headquarters are being upgraded to mega ITIs. In rural areas, clean drinking water supply is being ensured through collective Nal-Jal scheme. He said that essential housing infrastructure will be developed for 40 lakh homeless families in rural areas of the state. In urban areas, homeless persons of Housing Mission will be provided with rented houses and the ownership of the houses will be given to the beneficiaries after 15 years of paying rent. The Governor told that one thousand cowsheds are being built in the state to provide shelter to the bovine. Five acres of pastures should be developed in each cowshed. He said that the daily grant of fodder-hay for the cowsheds has been increased from Rs 3 to Rs 20 per bovine.
The Governor said that the cancelled Forest Rights Act claims are being reconsidered timely for the welfare of the tribals. Final decision will be taken on all such cases in a month. The wage rate of tendu patta collectors has been increased from Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 per standard bag. He told that proper budget will be allotted on the development of Scheduled Caste and tribals on the basis of population.
The Governor said that the third phase of Chief Minister’s Infrastructure Development Scheme has been granted approval to provide basic and modern facilities in urban areas. Efforts are being made to get recognition of world-class tourist site to the state to make employment opportunities available to the people. He told that in medical education, service has been made mandatory in rural areas for students pursuing M.B.B.S. and P.G course.
Public representatives, dignitaries, government officers-employees and school children in a large number took part in the state-level ceremony of Republic Day.


Welcome ceremony held at Raj Bhavan on Republic Day
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 January 2020

Bhopal.A welcome ceremony was organized at Raj Bhavan on the occasion of Republic Day in which Governor Shri Tandon met public representatives and dignitaries from all 52 districts after a meeting with freedom fighters and families of martyrs. After that he met the most distinguished guests there.
Governor Shri Tandon honoured the freedom fighters and families of martyrs by offering them shawl, coconut, clothes and baskets of fruits.
The Governor honoured freedom fighters including Smt. and Shri Mukhtar Khan, Smt. and Shri Habib Nazar, Smt. and Shri Anirudh Prasad Shastri, Smt. and Shri Narayan Prasad, Smt. and Shri B.L. Divakar, Smt. and Shri Devisharan, Smt. and Shri Mohammad Zameer, Shri and Smt. Parvati Devi, Smt. and Shri Laxmikant Mishra, Smt. Narayani Devi, and Smt. Chandravati Singh. For the first time, the Governor invited family members of martyred policemen, residing in Bhopal, to Raj Bhavan and honoured them. Those who were honoured include Smt. Laxmi Pal, wife of late Shri Harish Chandra Pal, Smt. Amrita Soni, wife of late Commandant Coast Guard late Shri Manoj Kumar Soni and Smt. Gunmala Devi, wife of late Shri Dinesh Chandra.
Among those present in the welcome ceremony were former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Minister for Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation and Backward Classes Department Shri Arif Aqueel, Director General of Police Shri V.K. Singh, former Chief Election Commissioner Shri O.P. Rawat, judges, chairpersons of corporations-boards, vice-chancellors of universities, religious leaders of various religions, office-bearers of political and social organizations, public representatives and senior officers of the army, police and administration, journalists and dignitaries.


aa Democracy will strengthen by exercising right to vote
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 January 2020

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon, while addressing the State Level Felicitation Programme of the 10th National Voters’ Day held at Minto hall, said that our democracy will be strengthened only when every citizen exercise his/her right to vote in elections. He further mentioned that we should feel pride that we are the citizens of the India, the largest democratic country of the world.
The Governor further stated that the programme of National Voters’ day is important to generate awareness among the voters and to make the new voters understand the democratic importance of election. He said that it is the biggest evidence of strength of Indian democracy that our democracy is still intact, whereas democracy in many countries of the world has ended. The entire world respects our democratic system, he added.
In the programme, the Additional Chief Secretary Shri M. Gopal Reddy said that consistent increase has been registered in the percentage of voting in the state during the last Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections. This has become possible due to the activeness of the Election Commission of India. He further asserted that basic facilities like bringing voters of all ages belonging to every section to the polling booths and dropping them back has generated awareness among the voters.
On this occasion, the Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh Shri B.L. Kanta Rao read the message of the Chief Election Commissioner of the country. The State Election Commissioner Shri B.P. Singh, Election Icons Shri Rajeev Verma, Smt. Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya and Sushri Disha Jain attended the programme.
EPIC distributed to Young Voters
During the programme, the Governor Shri Tandon distributed EPIC (Election Photo Identity Card) to 10 young voters. On this occasion, awards and citations were also distributed to 30 students, who bagged first, second and third position in school and collegiate competition of slogan, essay, painting and debate. Along with this, Election officers, Commissioners of Municipal Corporations, Deputy District Returning Officers, Chief Executive officers of Jila Panchayats and Police officers were awarded for their outstanding work during the Loka Sabha Election-2019.
Pledge to exercise voting rights
During the programme, Shri Tandon administered pledge to the voters present on the occasion for exercising their right to vote.


Constitution is Indias Soul Keep It Pure : C.M. Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended Republic Day greetings to the citizens. In his messege he has said that the Republic Day is an occasion of reposing faith in the constitutional values. He said that since adoption, the Constitution has become India's Soul. It is duty of every citizen to keep the Soul pure, keep it away from ills and properly safeguarded. He said that the body can not survive long with suffering Soul.
The Chief Minister said that excellent health of body and soul is a pre-requisite for progress and prosperity. He called upon people to discharge constitutional duties and keep on strengthening the republic.


aa My dream is to ensure Madhya Pradesh to be compared with leading states: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that my dream is to ensure that Madhya Pradesh should be compared with the leading states of the country and not with the backward and small states. He said it is important for progress that the system and the people should bring a revolutionary change in their thinking and attitudes, as the efforts made collectively yield better results. Shri Kamal Nath reached Indore today after attending the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and dedicated 'Dwaar Praday Yojana’ under which five services in 24 hours will be provided to the citizens. Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to launch such a scheme.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that transforming the identity of Madhya Pradesh is the biggest challenge before us. Referring to his four-day visit to Davos, he said that we will have to change the disgraceful situation where Madhya Pradesh to be known for farmers’ suicides, mafia and unemployment. Shri Kamal Nath said for this we need a complete change in the attitude and work culture of the government and administration along with people to maintain balance with present time. He said that Indore today is on the top in the entire country in terms of cleanliness, the credit for this goes to the people too along with the local administration. Shri Kamal Nath said that today, when he invite people to Indore, he proudly say that come to Indore, which is the cleanest city of the country. The Chief Minister said that in this regard, the government wants to work closely with the people so that we could be proud of the entire state.
The Chief Minister said that for the development of the State, it is important to bring about revolutionary changes in the field of agriculture. This is an area on which the future of 70 percent of the population of our state is dependent. He further mentioned that the economy of the state will be strong only when we increase the purchasing power of the farmers. This purchasing power will boost business of our grocery shops and small trade and businesses. At the same time, large employment opportunities will also be available. The Chief Minister said that with this mindset, we are working in the direction to create a new map of Madhya Pradesh on the strength of the investment friendly state and the power that this government has received from the people of the state.
The Minister for Home and Jail and In-Charge of Indore District, Shri Bala Bachchan said that the government under the leadership of the Chief Minister is working hard to make people’s life comfortable. He said that under the Public Service Guarantee Scheme, the number of public service centers has been increased from 326 to 426 to meet people’s requirements speedily. Through these, we are providing 464 services to the people of the state for 300 days continuously. Shri Bachchan said that these service centers receive 25 to 30,000 applications per day, which are immediately sent to the concerned departments for redressal within the stipulated period.
The Minister for Higher Education, Shri Jeetu Patwari said that the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath is giving a credible system to the people of the state. He is building investors’ confidence at the national and international level. Shri Patwari said that the years old dream of Metro of people of Indore has been realized within just one year by the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. The Chief Minister will soon give a new gift in the interests of mill labourers and for legalizing the illegal colonies.
Five services to be provided at doorstep in 24 hours under ‘Dwaar Praday Yojana’
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today launched the country's first door delivery service scheme. He dedicated the scheme by pressing the dispatch button on the laptop. He also interacted with the beneficiaries of the scheme. Under this service, the citizens of the state will receive income certificate, domicile certificate, birth certificate, death certificate and copy of Khasra-Khatoni at their home within 24 hours. For this, after selecting the option, citizens are required to apply on Lok Seva Kendra or its portal. Services will be provided through ‘Aapki Sarkar Aapke Dwaar’ Yojana under the Public Service Guarantee Act.
Indore-311 App launched
On this occasion, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath launched Indore 311 App of Indore Municipal Corporation. After downloading this app, citizens will be able to get birth, death and marriage registration certificates. A large number of citizens along with local public representatives were present at the programme.


Governor to unveil life size oil paintings at Raj Bhavan on Republic Day
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2020

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon will unveil life size oil paintings of Former President Late Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma and Former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Swarn Jayanti Auditorium of Raj Bhavan on Republic Day, January 26.
The Governor will hoist the National Flag at Raj Bhavan on Republic Day at 8.00 a.m. In the evening reception will be held. Shri Tandon will felicitate freedom fighters in the programme. He will also honour the families of Martyrs during the programme.


Governor extends Republic Day greetings to people of state
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2020

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon has extended Republic Day greetings to the people of the state.
In his Greeting message, Shri Tandon said that Republic Day is an opportunity for all citizens to reiterate their faith in the ideals of freedom, equality and brotherhood and more over our Republic Day is also an occasion for all of us to feel the pride of being Indians. He said that the people should take resolve on this auspicious occasion of Republic Day that they will remain committed in keeping the democratic values intact.


Disaster-hit families will get wheat at subsidized rate: Minister Shri Tomar
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 January 2020

Bhopal.Food-Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar has said that about 6 thousand families of natural disaster-hit families of Mandsaur, Neemuch, Agar-Malwa and Bhind districts will be provided wheat at concessional rates for 6 months. For this, the state government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 2.5 crore.
Minister Shri Tomar informed that 5 kg wheat will be supplied to natural disaster affected families per member at the rate of Re 1 per kg. Wheat will be supplied only to those families who are not able to get cheap ration under the National food Security Act. He said that only the disaster affected families will be eligible to get wheat. Shri Tomar said that the Director Food-Civil Supplies will have the authority to provide benefits to maximum 15 percent families in case of rise in the number of disaster affected families.


aa President honours State’s Girls with Rashtriya Bal Puraskar
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2020

Bhopal.The President Shri Ramnath Kovind has honoured two girls of the state, Riya Jain and Sudeepti Hajela with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar-2020 at a programme held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Riya Jain of Bhopal has been honoured for her outstanding work in the field of art and culture. She has exhibited outstanding talent at the national and international level in the field of painting. Similarly, in the field of sports, Sudeepti Hazela of Indore has been honoured for her outstanding performance in the equestrian sports. She has mastery in the toughest category of equestrian.
It may be mentioned that the above said awards are given to children aged 5 to 18 years in various fields for their special talent. Awards carry medal, letter of appreciation, certificate and reward of Rs. 1 lakh.


aa Madhya Pradesh to create its new image in Data Centre business
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2020

Bhopal.Madhya Pradesh can create its new image in data centre business. Six hundred ninety acre land is available at 9 different places of the state for this business. Upto 75 percent rebate in the cost for setting up units on government land can also be given to the interested companies. On the third day of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting today, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath held discussions at length with Shri Max Peterson, the Vice President of Amazon Web Service. Shri Peterson informed the Chief Minister that at present, the company is operating at 6 places including New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune and Chennai. Out of these, the company has data centers in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai and wishes to start business in Madhya Pradesh.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that all facilities and resources needed for data centre like land, electricity and work force are available in Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister also met Shri Borge Brende, the President of Economic Forum and Malik Mohammad Yunus Ali of Lulu Group.


Minister Shri Yadav expresses grief over Shri Ahirwar’s demise
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 January 2020

Bhopal.New and Renewable Energy Minister Shri Harsh Yadav has expressed deep grief over the demise of Shri Dhanprasad Ahirwar, a resident of Sagar. Shri Yadav has also sanctioned Rs 60 thousand from voluntary grant to the family of Shri Ahirwar. Financial assistance has been granted by the government to the bereaved family before also.
Minister Shri Harsh Yadav said that the demise of Shri Dhanprasad is unfortunate. He was sent to New Delhi for best treatment. Arrangements were made to provide the best treatment to the victim. Shri Yadav said that the state government stands with the victim’s family.


aa Discussion on investment in automobile, agriculture and irrigation sector
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2020

Bhopal.In a one-to-one talks between Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Group, Shri Pawan Goenka during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 21, possibilities of investment in automobile, agricultural equipments, irrigation and agro-chemical sectors in Madhya Pradesh were discussed.
The Chief Minister also discussed about the operation of logistics hub and creation of IT delivery centre in the state. Investments in manufacturing units for electric vehicles, passenger cars and commercial vehicles were also discussed during the meeting.
It may be noted that the Chief Minister is on a four-day visit to Davos in connection with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Shri Kamal Nath is accompanied by a high level team of senior officers of the state also.


aa Madhya Pradesh To Become Indias Warehousing Hub
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that Madhya Pradesh will soon emerge as India's Warehousing Hub. Since, Madhya Pradesh is geographically located at the center of the country, it will develop into a Logistics Hub in the near future. This will help the State become Warehousing Hub. He sought active participation of prospective investors.
On the second day of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, the globally renowned industrialists and investors discussed with the Chief Minister about their investment plans in allied emerging sectors of information technology, hospitality and tourism in Madhya Pradesh. The investors expressed confidence in the leadership and vision of Shri Kamal Nath and said that Madhya Pradesh will soon become an economic force.
Antonio Neri, President & CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Division, Shri Magesvaran Suranjan, President of Procter & Gamble Asia Pacific, Middle East Africa, Shri Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO & Managing Director of Wipro, Shri Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman and CEO of Emeritus Airlines, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil President & Managing Director of VPS Health Care Group, 2000 W Founder Shri Andreas Bilkert had one-to-one discussion with the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister discussed topics related to setting up a data center, hardware manufacturing and setting up an IT park with Shri Antonio Neri, President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Division. Shri Neri talked about hardware manufacturing and IT service operations at IT Park in Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister said that the Madhya Pradesh is a peaceful state and has the most favorable environment for investment in the IT sector as there is a large number of talented young IT professionals available here.
Wipro Limited CEO Shri Abidali Neemuchwala discussed with the Chief Minister on the scope of setting up Information Technology Services Units and Parks. Expressing confidence in the leadership of Shri Kamal Nath, he underlined the investment potential in information technology sector.
President of the Inter Continental Hotels Group (IHG), Shri Patrick Cescau and CEO Shri Keith Barr expressed their willingness to invest underlining the prospects of the hospitality industry. He discussed with the Chief Minister about a number of issues mainly setting up the world class resorts in wildlife tourism area and construction of heritage hotels at major tourist destinations.


aa Energy Minister lays foundation of development works worth over Rs. 2 crore
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh laid foundation of development works costing over Rs. 2 crore in Jirapur block of Rajgarh district. He laid foundation of Gou-Shala (Cow Shed) costing Rs. One crore 2 lakh in Chhapiheda, Kasturba Gandhi Girls Hostel worth Rs. One crore 4 lakh in Jirapur and beautification work of Janpad Office campus Jirapur costing Rs. 9 lakh 9 thousand.
Gou-Shalas to be constructed at Gram Panchayat level
The Minister for Energy Shri Singh said that Gou-Shalas (Cow Sheds) will also be constructed at Gram Panchayat level to protect stray cows. He further mentioned that now an amount of Rs. 20 per day per animal is being given to Gou-Shalas. He stated that 5 vehicles each to urban body of Khilchipur, Jirapur and Machalpur will be provided for garbage collection.
Cooperate in maintaining law and order
Shri Singh called upon the people to respect the constitution and cooperate in maintaining law and order. He announced to provide two geysers and 25 beds on his behalf to the hostel. He instructed to remove the market and encroachments in front of the hostel. Shri Singh also interacted with the girls dwelling in the hostel. He appealed the local people to actively participate in the cleanliness campaign.
Former MP Shri Narayan Singh Amlabe and other public representatives also expressed their views on this occasion.


Time bound clearance 2020 Act drafted at CM Shri Kamal Nath’s initiative
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2020

Bhopal.The Time Bound Clearance Act 2020 has been drafted on the initiative of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath to attract investment in Madhya Pradesh, to provide extensive employment opportunities to the youth and to promote economic activities in the state. During the Chief Minister’s four-day visit to Davos for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, industrialists will be informed about this draft as well as the investment-friendly policies of the state government.
Among the efforts made by the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath in the last one year to economically strengthen the state and to provide employment to the unemployed, the most significant is reviving the investors’ confidence in the state and taking many such decisions that has inspired industrialists to set up industries in Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister believes that in order to produce results, it is necessary to ensure the period of every work and that work should be done within the stipulated period. The Chief Minister has also taken special initiative in the field of investment along with efforts to convert this thinking into the work culture of the state government. A planned policy will be made soon and enacted as a law to ensure that those wishing to set up industries should get clearance for their projects on time from various departments.
The draft of the Time-bound Clearance Act 2020 is being prepared under the guidance of the Chief Minister along with his long-term and farsighted developmental, administrative and political experiences. This will facilitate investors in saving time from delay in getting permissions and approvals in setting up their industries. The draft proposes to make Madhya Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation a nodal agency. There will be time limit to complete all the procedures in setting up the industry.
As a result of the implementation of the Time Bound Clearance Act 2020, about 24 such services, which are required to set up the industry, will get immediate approval. Also, seven day period is proposed to be fixed for approval of 16 other services. The proposed provisions in this draft will introduce Joint Inspection Regime, which will create the atmosphere of Ease of Doing Business in Madhya Pradesh.


aa First Day of Davos World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath reached Davos today to participate in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Besides participating in the meeting during his 4 day tour, Shri Kamal Nath will meet the top industrialists as regard to the investment in Madhya Pradesh. Immediately after reaching Davos, he started holding one to one meetings with the industrialists. Informing about the investors friendly policies during one to one interaction, Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh has better environment for global investment and suitable policies have been made in the state.
Immediately after reaching Davos in the afternoon, Shri Kamal Nath met top industrialists. The Chief Minister met Chairman and CEO of MKS Company Shri Marwan Shakarchi at Bilateral 1.4 Congress centre.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath met Shri Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, President and CEO of Novo Nordisk. Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare service company specializing in pharmaceutical products. The company has its headquarters in Denmark and has units in 79 countries. The company distributes its products in more than 170 countries. The Chief Minister informed Shri Jorgensen about the better scope of investment in Pharmaceutical sector in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Nath said that due to its central location in India, an ideal situation exists in the state for the pharma unit. Being at the centre, 50 percent of the country’s population is connected to Madhya Pradesh through road and other means of transport.
Managing Director of Mahindra Group, Shri Pawan Goenka also called on the Chief Minister. Shri Nath met Shri Rahul Bajaj and Shri Sanjeev Bajaj of Bajaj Group at night.
Chief Minister discussed with industrialists regarding reforms in policies and investment-friendly decisions taken in 2019 to accelerate industrialization in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Kamal Nath also attended the dinner hosted by CII, WSJ PMI.
A high level delegation led by Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty is also participating in the four-day Davos visit of the Chief Minister. The delegation includes Additional Chief Secretary Energy Department Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Dr. Rajesh Rajora, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Varnawal, Secretary Tourism Department Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai and Managing Director Madhya Pradesh Industries Development Corporation Shri Vivek Porwal.


aa Minister Shri Sharma reaches hospital and inquires about Dhan Prasad’s treatment
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 January 2020

Bhopal.Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma reached the Government Hamidia Hospital and inquired about the treatment and health of Dhan Prasad Ahirwar admitted in the Kamla Nehru ward. He discussed about the treatment with the doctors and family members. Dr. Arun Bhatnagar gave information regarding treatment. Corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan accompanied him.
Minister Shri Sharma assured the family that the government will provide all possible treatment to Dhan Prasad. Shri Sharma informed that senior police officers of Sagar district have been instructed to arrest all the culprits and take strict action.


Governor to attend lecture of Dr. Lokesh Muni on January 21 as Chief Guest
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2020

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon will be the Chief Guest at a lecture on ‘Adhyatm Dwara Manav Samaj Ka Utthan’ to be delivered by Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni at Sandipani Auditorium of Raj Bhavan at 4.00 p.m. on January 21. Senior Journalist Shri Vedpratap Vedic will give introductory lecture on this occasion. The programme will also be addressed by the Union Minister for Culture Shri Prahalad Patel, Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma and Former Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
A series of 25 lectures under the guidance of Dr. Lokesh Muni is being organized by the Ahinsa Vishwa Bharti in various states. Under the series, the last programme will be held at the headquarters of United Nations. The aim of the Ahinsa Vishwa Bharti is to connect people of the society, nation and the world with non-violence, peace and harmony as well as to encourage them to stay away from social evils.


Industrialists to be apprised of decisions taken for reforms in state’s policies
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2020

Bhopal.Countries and Foreign industrialists participating at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will be informed about the reforms in policies and positive decisions taken by the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath’s Government in the last one year to create an investment friendly environment in the state. Over 3 thousand global industrialists, business leaders and international political leaders will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting to be held in Davos from January 21 to 24.
A High level Delegation comprising Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary Industry D.I.P. and I.P. accompanying the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will meet officials of more than 30 companies and apprise them of the reforms undertaken in the investment policies. It may be mentioned that several remarkable decisions have been taken by the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath under the campaign to regain confidence of the investors in the state.
Madhya Pradesh has become the first state to prepare a Real Estate Policy in the last one year. In order to promote electric mobility, the Electric Vehicle Policy has been formed and decisions have been taken to give concession in registration and stamp duty to new heritage hotels besides additional incentive to export oriented units of micro, small and medium industries. To attract investment, more than 10 amendments have been made in the investment policies in the last one year. This will help in increasing economic growth rate of the state and generating wide scale employment opportunities.
In order to attract investment in the state, several decisions have been taken by the state government as regard to Green Industrialization, Electric Mobility, Research in High end manufacturing, Real Estate, Mining, MSME Promotion Policy and Tourism including maximum concessions in investment potential sectors.


CM Shri Kamal Nath to hold One to One dialogues with top Industrialists
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will hold one to one meeting with more than 15 top industrialists of national and international repute at World Economic Forum being organized in Davos from 21 to 24 January. Along with Shri Kamal Nath, a high-level delegation is also on the visit to Davos.
During his visit to Davos of Switzerland, Shri Kamal Nath will hold discussions with the industrialists and business leaders on the scope of investment in Madhya Pradesh in FMCG, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Automotives and Information Technology sector. At the Annual Meeting of the Forum, Shri Kamal Nath will hold deliberation during the luncheon session with 75 global industrialists on January 22. The industrialists include President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard ( IT) Shri Antonio Neri, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novo Nordisk (Pharmaceuticals) Shri Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, President of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa of Procter & Gamble Shri Mangesvaran Suranjan, Shri Pawan Kumar Goenka of Mahindra Group, President and Managing Director of Dubai based company- V.P.S. Healthcare Group Dr. Shamsheer Vyalil and CEO & Managing Director of Wipro Shri Abidali Neemuchwala.
The Chief Minister will hold direct dialogues with these industrialists pertaining to investment in Madhya Pradesh in I.T., Pharmaceuticals, Health, Automobile and other sectors.


aa ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign to improve Health Services: Former Union Minister Shri Scindia
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 January 2020

Bhopal.A State level Pulse Polio Campaign was launched at J.P. Hospital. The Minister for Public Health & Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat, Minister for Labour Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodiya, Minister for Revenue and Transport Shri Govind Singh Rajput, Minister for Women and Child development Smt. Imarti Devi, Minister for Food & Civil Supplies Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar, Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma and Former Minister Shri Ramniwas Rawat attended the programme. The Former Union Ministers Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shri Suresh Pachouri inaugurated the campaign by administering pulse polio drops to children.
The Former Union Minister Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia said that ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’, the ongoing campaign in the state is an example for other states. This campaign has enhanced the state’s image in the country. Describing the necessity of administering polio drops to children upto age of 5 years, Shri Scindia said that it will protect children’s health and make their future bright. He further mentioned that a better future of the younger generation is possible only when the purity of food items is maintained, diseases are restrained and the health services are improved. He suggested to continue the ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign.
Minister Shri Tulsiram Silawat informed that Pulse Polio campaign will be undertaken in the form of pilot project in Madhya Pradesh. Under the campaign, polio drops will be administered to more than One crore children in 3 days. He said that the Government J.P. The hospital will be made Model ​​Hospital of the state within the next one year. Minister Shri P.C. Sharma also addressed the programme.
The Ministers and Former Ministers present on the occasion took an oath to make the Pulse Polio campaign a success and expressed their support by participating in signature campaign. On this occasion, newly constructed PIC unit for newborn babies, blood center and modular OT were dedicated at the Government J.P. Hospital. The Commissioner Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Prateek Hajela and Commissioner Shri Rajeev Dubey were present.


aa State government ensures all round development of common man
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Cottage & Village Industries and New & Renewable Energy Shri Harsh Yadav participated in a programme held on Saturday in Raisen, the district of his charge. He said that important decisions were taken by the state Government for the all round development of common man in the last one year and has ensured their speedy implementation. He mentioned that in order to realize the dream of people for their own house, the government has reduced the collector guideline rates by 20 percent. Under the Awas Mission, the government has started providing assistance of Rs. 2 lakh 50 thousand per family. Residential Pattas were given to the landless people. The Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana was launched for the weaker section to free them from paying the electricity bill of thousands of rupees.
Shri Yadav said that now domestic consumers are getting 100 units of electricity at Rs. 100 in the state. Along with this, electricity at half rate is being provided to the farmers for pumps upto 10 h.p. He further stated that after becoming the Chief Minister, Shri Kamal Nath first of all waived off the farmers’ loans upto Rs. 2 lakh. Crop loan of over 20 lakh farmers was waived off in the first phase. The second phase has begun to waive off the loans of remaining farmers. Shri Yadav said that board examination of class 5th and 8th has been introduced again to bring improvement in education quality. For the first time in the history of the state, over 35 thousand teachers have been online transferred, he added.
Moreover, Shri Yadav informed that the state government has given relief to elderly by increasing the old age pension and widow pension to Rs. 600 per month. The amount of Kanya Vivah/Nikah Yojana has been increased from Rs. 28 thousand to Rs. 51 thousand. Arrangement has been made to provide free driving license to women and girls. In order to provide maximum employment opportunities, the state government has taken an important decision to give 70 percent jobs to local people in the industries to be set up in the state.
Furthermore, Shri Yadav said that now farmers belonging to SC-ST category holding one hectare land have started getting free electricity for pumps upto 5 h.p. Arrangement has been made to give 50 k.g ffod grains on birth of child and 100 k.g. on death in tribal families. He stated that Madhya Pradesh is moving ahead to become first state of the country to give Water and Health Rights to the people of the state.


aa Journalists connected to Socail media should also be honoured: Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma attended the State level Patrakarita Puraskar Samaroh of Madhadrao Sapre Smriti Samachar-Patra Sangrahalaya evam Shodh Sansthan. Former Union Minister Shri Suresh Pachouri presided over the function. Journalists from various fields of journalism of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh were honoured in the function.
Minister Shri Sharma said that journalists related to social media should also be honoured. It is necessary to strengthen the news world of present and future. He appreciated the work being done by the Sapre Museum towards preserving the history of journalism. Shri Sharma announced Rs. 5 lakh in order to help the museum in digitization work.
Former Union Minister Shri Suresh Pachauri said that the entire period of Sapre Museum was a struggle. This institution is known across the country. He said that the society is certainly benefiting from the works of those, who have been honoured with awards today. Works of the personalities in whose memory the awards have been instituted also inspired the new generation. The Founder and Convener of the museum Shri Vijaydutt Sridhar, briefed about the activities of the institution.
Personalities honoured with awards
The Rector of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya Dr. Shrikant Singh was honoured for his longstanding contribution in journalism education. The ‘Hukum Chand Narad’ award was honoured to the Senior Journalists Sarvashri Kamal Khan Kamal, Ramesh Tiwari, Sarvadaman Pathak, Mahesh Dixit and Mukund Prasad Mishra. Similarly, ‘Santosh Kumar Lok Sampreshan’ award was conferred on Akhil Kumar Namdev. The ‘Makhanlal Chaturvedi’ award was presented to Pankaj Mukati. The ‘Lal Baldev Singh’ award to Rashmi Khare, ‘Jagdishprasad Chaturvedi’ award to Vikas Verma, ‘Jhabarmal Sharma’ award to Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, ‘Rameshwar Guru’ award to Mahesh Soni, ‘K.P. Narayan’ award to Dr. Ritu Pandey Sharma, ‘Rajendra Nutan’ award o Vinod Tripathi, ‘Gangaprasad Thakur’ award to Asif Iqbal of Raipur, ‘Jagat Pathak’ award to Sushil Pandey, ‘Suresh Khare’ award to Krishnamohan Jha, ‘Arogya Sudha’ award to Pushpendra Singh and ‘Homai Vyaravala’ award to Homendra Sunder Deshmukh were present.


aa Minister Shri Sharma inaugurates Sanjivini Clinic in Naya Basera of Kotra
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma inaugurated Sanjivini Clinic in Naya Basera of Kotra. He also inspected health facilities to be provided to patients. A facility of total 68 types of tests and free medicines will be provided to patients at the clinic.
Minister Shri Sharma said that Sanjivini Clinic has adequate space and more medical facilities can be expanded here. He told the citizens to pay attention to sanitation in their homes and colony. Shri Sharma further said that Safai Darogha and staff of the cleanest ward of the south-west assembly constituency will be given a reward of Rs. One lakh. He said that he has announced an award of Rs. One lakh from his personal account.
Shri Sharma also performed Bhoomi Pujan of drainage system, C.C. Road and garden development works worth Rs. 25 lakh in the Naya Basera colony. Corporator Shri Monu Saxena briefed about the developmental works being undertaken in the ward.


aa Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh dedicates 132/33 k.v. sub-station in Bhainsola
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh dedicated 132/33 k.v. sub-station in Bhainsola village of Ujjain district. He said that the state government has a goal to supply uninterrupted electricity to the farmers.
Minister Shri Singh informed that electricity bills of about 18 lakh farmers have been reduced to half by the state government. Along with this, 97 lakh domestic consumers have been benefitted under the Indira Grih Jyoti Yojana. Shri Singh further stated that 132 k.v. sub-station will be opened in Nagda.


aa Ethos of Tolerance Is India Identity - C.M.Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath while addressing the opening session of MP IAS Service Meet 2020 at RCVP Naronha Academy of Administration here today said that Madhya Pradesh is a diversity-rich State of India, known for its diversity and ethos in the world. This diversity remains to be transformed into a positive energy. He said that the only country matching India's diversity was the Soviet Union, but it no longer exist because it did not have the value of tolerance, which remains hallmark of India. This is the real identity of India.
No limit for justice
The Chief Minister Shri Nath urged the IAS officers who are in the midway of their service length and those about to complete their service period should think where they wanted to see Madhya Pradesh. Those starting their career should think where they want to see Madhya Pradesh. Describing administrative officials as dispenser of justice, the Chief Minister said that values ​​like Liberty and Equality enshrined in the Constitution may have limitations but Justice has no limit. It is delivered even in the oldest of and favoured circumstances. There is a need to bring about a change in the perception. The Chief Minister said that skills of administrative officers remain unchanged regardless of change in the political leadership. He said that soon after the political leadership changes, bureaucracy is reborn but with their knowledge, skills remaining intact.
Three prizes for New Ideas of Change
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also talked about giving three prizes for the New Ideas of Change. He informed that a jury of Ex-Chief Secretaries will chose best Idea.
Present profile of M.P. must be changed
The Chief Minister said that every state has its own profile. It requires collective efforts to change the Profile of Madhya Pradesh. The present profile must be changed. Madhya Pradesh needs a new identity. He said that it is urgent to generate economic activities. The technology is changing every moment. Entire nation is changing. The access to vast knowledge and information resources has increased today. He said that India has the largest aspirational population in the world. This is the population of the youth. He said that even aspirations are changing. The challenge is how to adopt and adapt the change.
Excess production is a challenge
Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh has agriculture dependent economy. At present, the challenge is the excess of foodgrains and not shortage. He said that the real change would occur only when farmers wearing conventional costumes start wearing jeans and T-shirt by adopting modern farming.
Skilled youth need employment
The Chief Minister said that the biggest challenge is to engage the new generation into jobs. He said that every year a large number of skilled youth are coming out. They need employment, which is the component of economic activity. Therefore, increasing economic activity is a challenging task. He said that every government has its own style of functioning, strengths and weaknesses. The new generation of administrative officers will have to which direction the want to steer Madhya Pradesh. He said that Madhya Pradesh has the potential to become an economic power. It has immense logistic advantages. The market and trade can have direct link with the whole country. It requires change in the outlook. This requires new learning. He said that learning is important but how we learn is far more important, he added.
The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty talked about the service meet. He said that this is an opportunity to bring together new energy and experience in the larger interest of the society.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri M. Gopal Reddy, Shri Manoj Shrivastava and Principal Secretary Shri Malay Shrivastava presented mementoes to the guests. At the outset, the President of Madhya Pradesh IAS Association, Shri ICP Keshari, in his welcome address, described the Chief Minister as a modern, liberal, dynamic leader with global perception. He has visited 159 countries. He said it was Shri Kamal Nath, who opposed the World Trade Organization meeting with his ministerial colleagues in the interest of farmers. Under his leadership, the automobile sector in the country witnessed tremendous growth.
Senior Administrative Officer and eminent writer Shri Pawan Verma and Director General of Academy of Administration Sushri Veera Rana were present on the occasion.


aa Departmental inquiry to be conducted in student’s death in Ashram Shala
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Tribal Welfare Shri Omkar Singh Markam reached Adiwasi Balak Ashram Shala located in Patel Nagar of Bhopal and enquired about the death of the class 1 student. He interacted with the children pursuing study at the Ashram Shala and sought information from the superintendent, teachers and other staff members regarding the arrangements. He also expressed condolences to the family of the deceased student.
The Minister of Tribal Welfare announced a financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakh to the family of the deceased student on behalf of the State Government. The district administration has immediately provided assistance of Rs. 10,000 to the family of the deceased student under the Relief Scheme and Rs. 25,000 under the Student Welfare Scheme.
The Minister Shri Markam said that a departmental enquiry will be conducted into the incident of death of the student. A strict action will also be taken against the guilty officers/employees for the incident. Shri Markam inspected the lodging and food arrangements at the Ashram Shala. He instructed to pay special attention to cleanliness.


Rs. 28.50 crore sanctioned for Computer Labs of 19 Eklavya Schools
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 January 2020

Bhopal.The Tribal Welfare Department has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 28.50 crore for purchase of computers and multi-printers for computer labs of 19 Eklavya schools run in tribal areas of the state.
The sanction given for the Eklavya Adarsh Schools include Sohagpur of Shahdol, Kukshi of Dhar, Sendhwa of Badwani, Anuppur, Ghansore of Seoni, Kesla of Hoshangabad, Badwani, Narainala of Jabalpur, Budhni of Sehore and Chandrashekhar Azad Nagar of Alirajpur district.
Along with this, sanction has been given in proportion of Rs. 15 lakh each for Eklavya Residential School of Sondwa of Alirajpur district, Kusmi of Sidhi, Thandla and Mordundiya Ranapur of Jhabua, Pali of Umaria, Dindori, Guna, Indore and Jabalpur.


Members are morally responsible to follow Parliamentary decorum
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2020

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that it is moral responsibility of all the members of the House to follow parliamentary decorum. He was addressing the 7th conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association held in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). He said that irrespective of any party, every member of the house is a public representative. The 3-day conference was inaugurated by the Speaker of Lok Sabha Shri Om Birla. The Deputy Speaker of Rajya Sabha Shri Harivansh Narayan Singh was also present at the conference.
The Governor Shri Tandon said that there is a provision as regard to speaking and expressing view in the house, which is very important to follow. He said that every member of the house is responsible to follow the parliamentary decorum as much as the presiding officer. Shri Tandon said that opposition has been given full freedom to speak in the house and that is the core value of democracy. He said that there should be a debate, but the parliamentary decorum should also be maintained.
It may be mentioned that all the Speakers and Chairmen of Vidhan Sabhas and Vidhan Parishads of the country are participating in the 3-Day Conference. The 6th conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association was held in February 2018 in Bihar. The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association was formed as Empire Parliamentary Association in the year 1911 with an objective to exchange parliamentary views and information between the commonwealth member countries. In the year 1948, the name of the association was changed to Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.


aa School Education Minister Dr. Chowdhary launches ‘MPAspire’ Portal
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary launched ‘MPAspire’ portal for the school students of Madhya Pradesh at Mantralaya. He said that the need for this kind of platform was being felt since long time for the children of government schools, through which students could get information about colleges and fee as per their interest. Dr. Chowdhary said that this portal has been prepared by the School Education Department in collaboration with UNICEF. Apart from the career options, this portal will also facilitate students to get information about 6400 colleges and over 1050 entrance examinations. Along with the information pertaining to over 930 scholarships of international level, the portal will also provide information about the institutions engaged in imparting vocational training.
Minister Dr. Chowdhary said that replies to the questions of children, after passing out the higher secondary examination, were not available on a single platform so far. According to survey, about 40 per cent of the students were used to select wrong subject or college in absence of such a platform and later they had to repent. Dr. Chowdhary said that this will not happen in Madhya Pradesh now. He informed that 2 teachers will be selected from each school to provide information obtained from the portal to the students. He further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh will soon emerge as a role model in the country in the field of education.
Portal to be upgraded constantly
The Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami said that the portal will also be upgraded from time to time to enable the students to get the latest information. She said that it has also been linked to national and international colleges related to various disciplines. Smt. Shami said that the portal will play a guiding role for students in selecting their career.
9500 school students to be benefitted
The Commissioner Public Instruction Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat said that ‘MPAspire’ platform will work as future platform for the students of class 9th to 12th of the government schools. About 23 lakh students of 9500 High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools of the state will be benefitted by this portal. She informed that students can obtain different information from the portal by using their Samagra ID and date of birth. Along with the information on career wikipedia and entrance examinations, detailed college directory has also been made available on the portal. Teachers by login can also satisfy queries and reply to the answers of students.
The Education Expert of UNICEF Shri F.A. Jami, Deputy Secretary Dr. Kamna Acharya and other Senior Officers were present on the occasion.


aa Conservation of petroleum products is necessary for a safe future: Minister Tomar
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 January 2020

Bhopal.Food-Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar has said that conservation of petroleum products is necessary for the safe future of generations to come. Shri Tomar was addressing the “Sanrakshan Kshamata Mahotsav” organized by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association. Minister Shri Tomar said that petroleum products are a valuable gift of nature. Like other sources of nature, its availability is also limited. Therefore its conservation is necessary for future generations. He said that it is difficult to imagine what life would be like without petroleum products in today’s era. Scientists from India and abroad are trying to find alternative sources of energy. They have also been successful to a large extent, but it does not appear easy to get a same alternative to petroleum products in the form of fuel. Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shri Tomar said that only by saving fuel can we entrust this priceless heritage to the next generation. Shri Tomar administered the oath to save fuel to the people present. The festival is being celebrated simultaneously all over the country till February 15 by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association. Decision has been taken to organize awareness programme for fuel conservation.


aa New Sand Policy will bring transparency in Sand Trade
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Mineral Resources Shri Pradeep Jaiswal said that now New Sand Policy will bring transparency in sand trade and illegal sand mining will be completely curbed. Shri Jaiswal was addressing the programme held in Bhopal to distribute sanction letters to the successful bidders of 37 districts.
The Minister Shri Jaiswal said that sand mining will now be done only under fair and environmental rules. He said that 200 sand mines will start immediately. The remaining mines will start in the coming one and half month to ensure prescribed standards by following the rules. The Mineral Resources Minister informed that the state government will get revenue of about Rs. 1400 crore under the new sand policy. He further said that along with the focus on environment, full attention has been paid on the interests of citizens under the new sand mining policy.
The Chairman of SEIAA, Shri Rakesh Shrivastava assured the successful bidders that after submission of application, environmental certificates will be issued soon and proceedings for transfer will be carried out. Chief Scientist Shri Sanjeev Sachdeva briefed the bidders about the rules and regulation. Secretary Mining Shri Narendra Singh Parmar and Executive Director of Mineral Development Corporation Shri Dilip Kumar informed the bidders about the process. The Director Geology and Mining Shri Vineet Austin was also present at the programme.


aa Directive to immediately remove Shahdol’s CMHO and Civil Surgeon
Bhopal:MMNN: 15 January 2020

Bhopal.On the instructions of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, Minister for Health Shri Tulsiram Silawat and Minister for Tribal Welfare and Minister District In-Charge Shahdol Shri Omkar Singh Markam visited Shahdol District Hospital and sought detailed information in connection to the untimely death of 6 children. The Health Minister instructed for immediate removal of Shahdol's Chief Medical and Health Officer along with the Civil Surgeon from their present responsibilities. After conducting an enquiry in the incident of children’s death, other necessary action will also be taken. They said that Shri Kamal Nath has taken serious note of the Shahdol incident. They have been instructed to take stringent action against negligent officers.
The Minister for Health Shri Silawat said that under the guidance of all the Divisional Commissioners, the Child Care Units and related medical units set up in the hospital for the treatment of children will be inspected after the formation of special teams. Teams will include concerned District Collector, Civil Surgeon, CMHO along with expert. These teams will gather information about the facilities available at the hospital and conduct study how these facilities could be made better. After the study, teams will present a report before the state government.
Minister Duo directed to make proper medical and sanitation arrangements at the wards of the district hospital within 3 days. Moreover, they also gave instructions for the installation of R.O. at the hospital to ensure pure drinking water for patients. Shri Silawat and Shri Markam also interacted with the patients and their families and sought information about the facilities being given to them at the hospital.
Review Meeting held in Bhopal
Before proceeding for Shahdol, in a review meeting held in Bhopal, the Health Minister Shri Silawat gathered information about the functioning of units for the treatment of children across the state and directed for preparing a detailed report. He also told to inform about the necessary resources available at the child care units of district hospitals and their usefulness.


aa Take strictest action against Mafia
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath told the Collectors to take strictest action against Mafia and take action according to the normal procedure in case of violation of Municipal Corporation and Municipality’s rules by the general public. He further mentioned that only those individuals, who are involved in extortion and commit crimes in organized manner come under the category of mafia. He directed the Collectors that they should relieve officers and employees, who have been transferred within 3 days, whether their relievers have joined or not. Shri Kamal Nath issued directives to the General Administration department to monitor this system. Shri Kamal Nath gave these directives to the Collectors and Commissioners during a video conferencing of ‘Jan Adhikar’ programme held at Mantralaya today.
Ensure people get quality food grains from ration shops
The Chief Minister said that complaints have been received that food grains less than the average quality are being distributed from the fair price shops. Ensure people should get quality food grains from these shops. He asked the collectors to make arrangements for procurement in time. Shri Kamal Nath said that a list of cases of encroachment done on government land for farming or any other use should be prepared and presented within a month. Pay attention to prevent black marketing of fertilizer at any cost.
Prepare a list of farmers, who have not filled loan waiver forms in time
The Chief Minister asked to prepare a list of all those eligible farmers, who have not able fill loan waivers forms in time. Shri Kamal Nath told to pay attention also on the purity of medicines while continuing the ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign.
Sringent action against erring housing committees
The Chief Minister has given instructions to be strict in cases of cheating of members in cooperative housing societies. He said that not a formality of filing an FIR against the erring committees should be done only but they should be punished. Shri Nath directed the Chief Secretary to hold a meeting on all the erring housing societies and strict action should be taken against them. If necessary, the government should take action to acquire such societies under the Cooperative Act and appoint an administrator. The Chief Minister gave these instructions in connection to the case of Shri Girish Chandra Dubey of Bhopal regarding sale of plot number 80 allocated by Gaurav Griha Nirman Cooperative Society to someone else.
Conduct campaign to give possession of land given on pattas
The Chief Minister expressed displeasure in the cases of non-possession even after getting the pattas. Shri Nath said that a campaign should be launched in the entire state to ensure that those who got the pattas also have possession of that land. The Chief Minister gave this instruction in cases of complaints of not getting possession even after getting the pattas by Shri Giani ji of Bhaisravan village of Shivpuri district and Shri Dallu of Patadiataj village of Dewas district.
Follow up of “Aapki Sarkar-Aapke Dwar” programme must
Expressing displeasure over the non-follow-up of complaints in the Aapki Sarkar-Aapke Dwar programme, the Chief Minister said that the purpose of this programme is not served due to on the spot non-disposal of complaints. Shri Nath said that all the collectors must ensure that the complaints received are resolved on the spot and the complainant should be satisfied.
Five districts top in state in redressal of complaints
Five districts including Ujjain, Tikamgarh, Ratlam, Singrauli and Mandla topped in resolving complaints this month in the CM Helpline. Khargone, Shajapur, Anuppur, Satna and Burhanpur were ranked low. Among the departments with the least complaints were the Narmada Valley Development, Public Relations, Legal Legislative Affairs, Scheduled Tribe Welfare and Mineral Resources Department.
Legitimate problems should be resolved immediately
The Chief Minister gave instructions to the collectors to develop such a work culture to solve the legitimate problems and grievances of the general public immediately. He said that Collector should make such arrangements so as to ensure that people need not to lodge complain in CM Helpline in their districts.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath directed to investigate why Shri Vinod Kumar Singh, resident of village Teekat Khurd in Sidhi district did not get subsidy for six years after taking loan to open dairy. He said that strict action should be taken against whosoever is guilty in this case. Instructions have been given to stop the increment of Inspector Upendra Jhari station in-charge Nemawar for not registering the report of beating up of the daughter of Salma Bi in Harda district by her in-laws. The Chief Minister has instructed to take action against Joint Director Health for not providing benefit of Janani Suraksha Yojana to Shahdol resident Smt. Parvati Soni after delivery.
On the complaint of Shri Anil Singh Jat, a farmer of Dopal Kheda village of Neemuch district, the Chief Minister directed to close down the crusher near his agriculture field. Farmer Shri Jat informed that his crops were being damaged due to the dust and blast caused by the crusher.


aa Take action against those who obstruct in catching stray animals
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2020

Bhopal.Drive out stray animals, pigs and dogs from the city. Take stern action against those who interrupt this work. Arrange a team from outside to catch monkeys in urban area. This was said by the Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh at the District Planning Committee meeting held in Jabalpur, the district of his charge.
Minister Shri Singh directed to remove all encroachment soon from the left turn of the all the squares of the city. Cameras should also be installed at the squares. He further instructed to complete all the preparations within the stipulated time for Narmada Kumbh to be held at Gwarighat. Shri Singh said that gou-shalas should also be connected with economic activities. Make a plan for constructing a big gou-shala in Hirapur Bandha village, he added.
Keep sufficient stock of bags at procurement centers
Energy Minister Shri Singh told to ensure availability of sufficient bags at procurement centers for procurement of paddy. Address the grievances of farmers at the centers expeditiously. He further told to pay special attention that paddy should be purchased from the eligible farmers only at the procurement centers. Shri Singh said that under the Jai Kisan Loan Waiver Scheme, one more opportunity has been given to apply for loan waiver in pink farm by January 31. He said that this decision should be widely publicized. Shri Singh also reviewed the other schemes and gave necessary instructions in the meeting.
The Minister for Finance Shri Tarun Bhanot said that construction of underground sewerage system should be completed within stipulated time. He told for developing an identified place in Tevar for the persons displaced from Madan Mahal Hill. The Minister for Social Justice Shri Lakhan Ghanghoriya directed to expedite the work of storm water drainage system.
The Mayor Dr. Swati Godbole, District Panchayat Chairperson Smt. Manorama Patel, MLAs Shri Ajay Vishnoi, Shri Vinay Saxena and Shri Sanjay Yadav besides other members of District Planning Committee were present at the meeting.


aa New Health Policy to be framed soon for essential health services in remote areas
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Medical Education Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho said that a new Health Policy will be implemented soon by the state government to expand essential health services in remote rural areas. Under the policy, it will be made mandatory for the under-graduate and post-graduate doctors to render services in rural areas. Dr. Sadho was addressing the meeting of self-governing committee of Bundelkhand Medical College in Sagar.
Minister Dr. Sadho said that the increase in DM and MCH seats in medical colleges of the state is being seriously considered. Apart from this, seats in M.B.B.S. and PG courses will also be increased. Dr. Sadho directed the Dean of Medical College Dr. G.S. Patel to start physiotherapy section in the college at the earliest. Also, make concerted efforts to increase the income of the college. She said that the state Government is striving to meet the shortage of para-medical and nursing staff.
The Secretary of Governing Committee Dr. D.K. Jain, Heads of all the departments of Medical College and Administrative Officers were present at the meeting.


aa Shastrarth tradition is unique element of Indian culture: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2020

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said at the Akhil Bharatiya Shastrarth Sabha held at Raj Bhavan that the Shastrarth tradition is a unique element of Indian culture. This is the basis of the continuity of culture from Sanatan Kaal. He said that for this reason, the biggest social and ideological changes took place in India without bloodshed, whereas in contemporary cultures, the changes that took place with bloodshed no longer exist. Shri Tandon honoured the scholars with the Shastra Kala Nidhi at the Shastrarth Sabha and presented them ang vastras, shriphal and souvenirs.
Governor Shri Tandon said that many cultures were embedded in Indian culture. Each of them has also their own philosophy. All these traditions are still alive today, because social and religious changes have taken place from time to time on the basis of reasoning by way of Shastrarth. Shastrarth is a unique heritage of our culture. It needs to be revived. The Governor said that in Indian culture, peace and knowledge in the universe are prayed for. This is purely on logical grounds. Peace comes from knowledge. This will happen only if there is knowledge and peace in the whole universe.
The Governor described the presence of a large number of self-motivated spectators at the programme as an auspicious sign. He said that the deep roots of Indian culture are embedded in us. The Gurukul of Maharishi Sandipani located in Ujjain reminds us of the special qualities of the Indian education system. Krishna, an expert in many disciplines and arts, received education here, which suggests that there was a system of holistic education in the ancient education system. Students of the royal family as well as students from the ordinary poor family received education together.
The form of Nitya and Anitya was contemplated under the subjects of Justice, astrology, literature and grammar at the Shastrarth Sabha. In the discussion of grammar topic, the Poorva Paksh and Uttar Paksha expressed rational views on the Nitya and Anitya of the word Shabd. In the Shastrarth, the difference of Dhwani to Anitya and Shabd to Nitya were established. The Shastrarth Sabha deliberated on the forms of Nitya and Anitya under the justice, astrology, literature and grammar. In the discussion of literature, rational views were presented by Poorva Paksh and Uttar Paksh on Kavya Lakshana. In the discussion, scholars presented thoughts on whether Shabd is Kavya or Gun is Kavya with reason. Kaal Tattva in Jyotish Shastrarth was discussed. The scholars held a discussion on the interpretation of the form of Kaal. During Nyay Shastrarth, Nuclearism was discussed. On the basis of logic, it was stated by the Poorva Paksh that there cannot be division beyond atom, hence it is Nitya. Uttar Paksh said that which is invisible and indivisible cannot be a molecule.
Vice Chancellor of Maharishi Panini Sanskrit Vedic University, Dr. Pankaj Jani gave the welcome address. He shed light on the programme and the outline of the Shastrarth. University Registrar Shri L.S. Solanki expressed gratitude to the scholars.


aa CM urges Japan’s Companies operating in state for businesses expansion
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has urged Japan’s companies already operating in the state to expand their business. He said that investment friendly environment has been created in the state. Comprehensive changes as well as simplification in policies and rules have been made. Shri Kamal Nath told this during a meeting with the Chief Managing Director of Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Shri Yasuyuki Murahashi in New Delhi today. The Chief Minister discussed the possibility of Japan’s investment in detail with Shri Murahashi.
During the meeting, Shri Kamal Nath informed Shri Murahashi that there is a wide scope of investment in solar energy, food processing, textile, garments as well as in logistic hub. Inviting the Japan’s companies for investment in the state, he said that the state government will render full cooperation to the existing companies in the state for business expansion. The Chief Minister further added that positive and trustworthy environment has been created for industrialization in the state. Separate policies have also been framed for industries of different technologies.
The Chief Minister said that Japan’s technology is famous all over the world. We intend that this technology should also be used at greater extent in Madhya Pradesh along with whole India. He said that a special team of officials and industrialists from Madhya Pradesh will soon visit Japan to invite Japanese investors to explore the possibility of Japanese investment in the state.
Before the meeting with the CM, the MD of JETRO and others investors were briefed on the industrialization and potential for investment in the state along with the concessions being given by the government and its policies.
The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary and Resident Commissioner Shri I.C.P. Kesri, Principal Secretary Industries Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Principal Secretary New and Renewable Energy Shri Manu Shrivastava and Officers of the Japan External Trade Organisation were present on the occasion.


aa Energy Minister dedicates Dy. General Manager & SE’s Office in Datia
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh dedicated Divisional office of Deputy General manager of Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company in Sevdha, 33/11 k.v. sub-station in Indergarh and office of Superintending Engineer Power in Datia. He also dedicated ambulance provided from the MLA fund to the people in Sevdha.
Energy Minister Shri Singh said that no stone will be left unturned in development of Sevdha. He mentioned that a 132 k.v. sub-station will be set up in Bhaguvapura for supply of additional electricity on demand of consumers. New sub-stations will be established in Parsouda Gujar, Atra and Sikri. These will help in supplying additional power in Sevdha area. Shri Singh further stated that power facilities will be enhanced in areas, where irrigation area has increased.
The Energy Minister directed to make arrangement of additional transformers in two wards of Sevdha city on the demand of local citizens. He appealed to the consumers to pay the electricity bills in time.
The Minister for General Administration, Cooperative and Minister In-Charge of the district, Dr. Govind Singh said that the demand for electricity in Sevdha area has increased and this time the area of paddy has also increased. Now, the farmers have started taking two crops in the area, which has resulted in increased demand for electricity. He directed to find suitable land for the bus stand in Sevdha. Dr. Singh further said that where there are cooperative institutions and land is available, warehouses will be constructed to store agriculture produce at the time of procurement. Dr. Singh instructed to take action against land and sand mafia. The Local MLA Shri Ghanshyam Singh also addressed the programme.
Energy Minister inaugurates Cricket Tournament in Daboh
The Minister for Energy Shri Singh inaugurated the 14th Late Mathura Singh Memorial Inter-State Cricket Tournament being organised in Daboh Lahar of Bhind district. He announced the construction of stadium and 132 k.v. electricity sub-station in Daboh. He also briefed about the various public welfare schemes of the government. Local public representatives were present on the occasion.


aa There is worldwide demand of books on Indian Culture, Art and History
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 January 2020

Bhopal.There is a worldwide demand of books on Indian Culture, Art and History. Madhya Pradesh should take a lead in this area because the state has a wide form of diversity in art and culture. The diversity in culture and art is widely visible in the Chambal, Nimar, Mahakaushal and Vindhya region. This was said by the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh at the concluding programme of the Heartland Stories, Bhopal Literature and Art Festival at Bharat Bhavan. Shri Singh awarded the writers of various stories written in the category of environment, science and relationships. He also released several books on the occasion.
Minister Shri Singh said that he is confident that this festival will be held every year in a grand form. He said that tribal and religious stories of the state will also get a better place in the next festival. Shri Singh said that the state is known for many personalities like Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Rahat Indori and Harishankar Parsai.
‘Be Studious’
Shri Singh told students to “Be studious', they will certainly get success. He said that there should be an institution in the state where students working in this field could get better guidance. Deliberating on books of various writers, Shri Singh wholeheartedly appreciated their works.
On this occasion, Shri Singh launched books like ‘Bhopalnama’ of Shri Vartul Singh, ‘When I Met Myself’ of Shri Shreyans Dixit, ‘Pre Independence India’ of Dr. Reema Ahuja, ‘Murder at Moonlight Café and other Stories’ of Ku. Isha Vashyam Das, ‘3 S and Our Health’ of Shri Raghuraj Rajendram and ‘Post Millennial Tales’ of 12 years old twins Bhavya and Navya Singh.
Minister Shri Singh awarded the winners of the story writing competition. The story writing competition was held on subjects like environment, science and relations. He presented awards to Kunwar Inderjit Singh, Richa Shrivastava, Anita Chouksey, Sumit, Kuldeep Sharma, Ramkishore Tripathi, Sara Syed, Jhanak Singh, Pranjal Rai, Amit Gupta, Poorva Choksey, Lokesh Guliyani, Smt. Santosh Bakaya, Prashant Chatterjee, Ashish Sahay Shrivastava, Aisha Sikander, Amrita Motwani, Kriti Kesri, Zariba Khatun, Adina Syed, Salika Shrivastava, Somesh Bhagwani, Pragya Chaudhary, Yogesh Sharma and Akshay Sharma. He also felicitated the members of the jury Smt. Seema Raizada and Mangala Gauri.
In the programme, the Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorie Shri Sanjeev Chopra said that city is not known by forts and lakes only but is also known by the literature of that place and people’s behaviour. Shri Gaurav Chandra briefed about the festival. Referring to the Most Modern Library built in Raipur Smart City, the Senior Journalist Shri Abhilash Khandekar said that this kind of library should also be built in Bhopal and Indore. Literature and art lovers in large number were present on the occasion.


aa Yoga is helpful in physical, mental and spiritual development: Dr. Chowdhary
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary participated in Mass Surya Namaskar Samaroh held at Subhash Utkrisht Higher Secondary School, Shivaji Nagar on the occasion of Yuva Diwas. Dr. Chowhary performed Surya Namaskar along with students and citizens.
Minister Dr. Chowdhary said that Yoga is the most ancient tradition of India, which has reached common people through Rishi and Munis. He said that Yoga is helpful in physical, mental and spiritual development. He further mentioned that Swami Vivekanand acquainted the World with Indian culture and Yoga. Therefore Surya Namaskar is performed symbolically in Yuva Diwas programme on the birthday of Swami Vivekanand.
The Principal Secretary Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami, Commissioner Public Instruction Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat, other Senior Officers and students in large number performed Surya Namskar and Pranayaam. As many as One lakh students of all the government schools of state, public representatives, teachers and officers performed Surya Namaskar simultaneously on Yuva Diwas.
The programme was started with Vande Matram followed by Madhya Pradesh Gaan. On this occasion, recording of historic speech of Swami Vivekanand in Chicago was played Later on, 3 rounds of Surya Namaskar, Anulom-Vilom, Bhastrika and Bhramri Pranayaam were held. The Surya Namaskar programme concluded with the National Song.


aa Apex Bank customers to get mobile banking facility: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath inaugurated mobile banking facility like commercial and nationalized banks for the first time in Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Bank (Apex Bank) at the Mantralaya. He also released the Apex Bank diary and calendar for the year 2020 on the occasion. The Chief Minister lauded the introduction of mobile banking facility for the customers of cooperative banks.
The Chief Minister said that there is need to enable cooperative banks like commercial banks. The Cooperative bank is associated with a large number of farmers in addition to ordinary customers. Therefore, it should be our goal to provide them all state-of -the-art banking facilities.
Mobile Banking
The mobile banking service launched by Apex Bank for the first time will benefit one lakh customers. The app has been prepared for this. With the introduction of this facility, customers of the bank will have services through mobile at all branches of Apex Bank. Customers have to download the MP Apex m-banking app from Google Play Store or Apple Store. In banking transactions, there is a two-tier security system, in which transactions can be made using OTP and T-PIN.
Diary-Calendar released
The Apex Bank diary and calendar released by the Chief Minister focuses on the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi’s thoughts are outlined in the calendar. Besides the photographs of freedom movement are also displayed in the calendar.
Among those present on the occasion Cooperative Minister Dr. Govind Singh, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shri Pradyumna Singh Tomar, Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Sachin Yadav, Administrator of Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Bank Shri Ashok Singh, MLA Shri Suresh Dhakad and Shri Baijnath Kushwaha, Principal Secretary Cooperatives, Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Ajit Kesari, Commissioner Cooperatives Dr. N.K. Agarwal and Managing Director of Apex Bank Shri Pradeep Neekhra.


CM Shri Kamal Nath inaugurates Hriday Drishyam Music Festival 2020
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that music interconnects. He called for efforts to carry the music legacy forward. He was inaugurating the fourth series of Hriday Drishyam Music Festival 2020 at Minto Hall here today.
Consul General posted in the American Consulate Shri David J. Ranz, Culture Minister Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Rag, Secretary Tourism Shri Faiz Ahmad Kidwai, Jazz Artist Joe Alvares were present on the occasion.


aa Millet Mission Corporation should be formed to increase food production: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that a Millet Mission Corporation should be formed to increase the production and use of small grains. The Chief Minister has given instructions to ensure procurement of paddy from all the farmers by January 20 and payment is also made on time. While issuing instructions to make prior preparations for procurement and storage of upcoming rabi crops in advance, the Chief Minister has asked the officials to sign an MoU with the Government of India soon for decentralized procurement. Shri Kamal Nath was reviewing preparation for procurement of Rabi crops and progress of paddy procurement at the Mantralaya. Cooperative Minister Dr. Govind Singh, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shri Pradyumna Singh Tomar, Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Sachin Yadav were present in the meeting.
Ensure preparation for procurement and storage of Rabi crops in advance
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that all collectors should be directed to keep a strict vigil to ensure that paddy and rice should not come from other states during the procurement. The Chief Minister instructed to make arrangements by assessing the procurement centres in advance for the production and procurement of upcoming Rabi crops. He also asked to determine the accountability of the procurement agencies. The Chief Minister said that there should be less expenditure on transportation of procured wheat. Keeping the convenience of farmers in view, maximum procurement centres should be established in consultation with the district administration. Essential facilities of canteen etc. should be made available to the farmers at the procurement centres, a proposal for the amount to be spent should be prepared. The Chief Minister told to chalk out a plan to widely publicize the schemes being run by the government for the welfare of farmers in the procurement centres.
Collector will be responsible for monitoring of procurement
On storage and packing system of procured food grains, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that information about the godowns constructed by private sector and cooperative societies should be obtained from the collectors. On completion of the capacity of the godowns, instructions should be given to the collectors to select and reserve land for construction of cape and silo. The Chief Minister said that a plan should be made to develop godown and other facilities for fair price shops and procurement centres in future. The Chief Minister told to make full preparations regarding availability of gunny bags and other options. He directed that the district collectors will be responsible for monitoring the procurement. Stringent action should be taken against the irregularities in procurement and they should be removed immediately from the procurement work. The Chief Minister directed to distribute jowar and bajra acquired at the support price from the fair price shops of the public distribution system.
Payment of Rs 703 crore for paddy procurement of farmers
Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Smt. Neelam Shami Rao told that payment of Rs 703 crore has been made to farmers in paddy procurement process so far. This year there has been a rise of 23 lakh hectare in wheat rakba. About 95 to 105 lakh metric tonne wheat procurement is estimated. Production and procurement of 108 lakh metric tonne of wheat, gram, lentil and mustard is estimated. Information of preparation related to procurement centre, storage, problem of gunny bags, transport etc. was given in the meeting.
Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Principal Secretary Cooperatives and Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Ajit Kesari were present in the meeting.


aa Consul General US Shri Ranz pays visit to Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2020

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon was called on by the Consul General of US Shri David Ranz at Raj Bhavan. Discussions pertaining to trade and investment in Madhya Pradesh took place on this occasion.
The Governor Shri Tandon said that there is a wide scope of trade and investment in the field of herbal medicine in Madhya Pradesh. Necessary raw material in abundance is available for this in Madhya Pradesh. He further mentioned that along with commercial benefit this sector will prove helpful in social change too. He said that the tribal community of the state possesses a unique heritage of medicinal plants and handicraft. Efforts are being made by the government for its conservation. Shri Tandon mentioned that efforts to improve quality of education and expansion in the field of higher education are ongoing constantly in the state.
On informing about passion of American students in large number towards education in Hindi by Consul General Shri Ranz, the Governor informed that the rich heritage of Indian Education Tradition holds a special place in the world. To take this heritage forward, efforts are being made through Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya. He further stated that Hindi holds a special status in the most spoken languages of the world. He said that when he was Governor of Bihar, he made efforts for re-establishing prestige of knowledge and philosophy through Indian education system. The glory of the first university of the world Nalanda was revived. Shri Tandon said that the Indian economy has become part of the world economy today. In accordance, wide scale reforms have been done in trade and investment. Results of revolutionary reforms in industry friendly policies, development of fundamental structure and system along with trade and investment have started yielding results. Today, there is an environment of enthusiasm in every sector in the country, he added.
The Consul General Shri Ranz lauded the works being done in the field of higher education in the state. He proposed cooperation to the state in this field.


aa Kala-Gram to be constructed near Bharat Bhavan: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2020

Bhopal.Kala-Gram will be built on the land adjoining Bharat Bhavan. At the same time, a film on the life and activities of Patalkot will be produced under the town-based filmmaking project, so that this area could be highlighted at international level in terms of tourism. The decision was taken in a meeting of Bharat Bhavan Management held at Mantralaya under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath.
The Chief Minister said that Bharat Bhavan enjoys a reputation of centre of art activities at the international level. Special efforts should be made to make it more prosperous from the point of view of art, culture and literature. He said that various events should be conducted in Bharat Bhavan with artists and litterateurs with appropriate approach. Shri Kamal Nath directed to prepare a time bound plan to realize the vision of Kala Gram.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that India is a country of different cultures. A festival focused on the North-Eastern States should also be organized to connect all cultures. He instructed to make a roadmap for the festival. The Chief Minister also asked to organize a special programme to connect the youth with the rich tradition of Indian art, culture and literature. He said that youth participation in the activities of Bharat Bhawan should also be ensured. Shri Kamal Nath directed to make the art decoration of Bharat Bhavan excellent. The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over the activities held at the Bharat Bhavan and told to continue it.
The Minister for Culture Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho said that as per the intention of the Chief Minister, art, literarature and other activities of Indian culture will be expanded. The Trustee Secretary of Bharat Bhavan and Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Raag briefed about the proposed programmes to be held at Bharat Bhavan. The Additional Chief Secretary Shri K.K. Singh and Deputy Secretary Culture Dr. Pragya Awasthi were present at the meeting.


aa Madhya Pradesh to be recognized by intellectual competence: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 January 2020

Bhopal.Inaugurating the Bhopal Literature and Art Festival 2020 at Bharat Bhavan today, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh especially Bhopal is an epicenter of Literature and Art. Bhopal is the most suitable place for the festival of Art and Literature. He further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh will be recognized by its intellectual competence. The new identity of Madhya Pradesh has to be established, he added.
The Chief Minister said that India is known for its diversity. In this sense, no country can match India. It has been a confluence of cultures. India's cultural identity is made up of tolerance and brotherhood. It is the responsibility of all intellectuals, artists and writers to protect it. The attack on this identity means an attack on India. He said that the Bhopal Literature and Art Festival will be held with even more grandeur in the coming years. He said that mutual cooperation of intellectuals and common citizens is essential to make Bharat Bhavan productive.
Referring to the activeness and intellectual efficiency of the Chief Minister, the Former Union Minister for Environment and Writer Shri Jairam Ramesh said that Bharat Bhavan will regain its lost glory in his leadership. The Minister for Culture Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho stated that the government and society together will give new heights to the art world. This is not possible without mutual cooperation. She further mentioned that the Literature and Art Festival was inaugurated on International Hindi Day. Dr. Sadho said that the memories of Indira Gandhi are connected with the Bharat Bhavan of Bhopal.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath launched collection of stories titling ‘One for Sorrow-Two for Joy’ of the Former Chief Secretary and Current Chairman of RERA Shri Antony DeSa, book titling ‘Breathless’ written by the Journalist Shri Deshdeep Saxena on Tigers’ life and picture book on life of Mahatma Gandhi ‘Gandhi ek Sachitra Jeevni’ by Shri Pramod Kapoor.
The Chief Minister inaugurated the exhibition focusing photos of Renowned Film Makers and Photographers Shri Rajesh and Narendra Bedi. He honoured Sushri Subhangi Swaroop with Sushila Devi Award, instituted for promoting women litterateurs in English writing. The Director of the Bhopal Literature and Art Festival Shri Raghav Chandra briefed about the activities to be held in the next three days on literature and arts and shed light on its objectives. He said that the legendary writers of the country are also participating in the festival. Discussion will be held on various subjects during the next three days. The festival was inaugurated with the Mangal Gayan presented by the famous Classical Singer Sushri Kalapini Komkali. The Magsaysay Award winner Shri Rajendra Singh was especially present on the occasion. The Secretary of the festival Sushri Meera Das proposed the vote of thanks.
Books released
Shri Antony DeSa while describing about short stories collection in brief said that it has been divided into three parts. The theme of the first part is ‘Naari’ the focal point of the second is Goa and the theme of the third part is the famous English poems. The book ‘Breathless’ of Shri Deshdeep Saxena highlights on the life crisis of tigers. This book illustrates sensitivity towards life of tigers. Shri Parmod Gandhi’s book is a photo journey of Gandhiji’s personal life.


aa ST Advisory Council welcomes and supports decision to give eggs to children in aaganwadis of Tribal Dominated blocks
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2020

Bhopal.An Act related to budget allotment on the basis of population and mandatory expenditure of Tribal sub-plan amount will be brought in the Assembly. Shri Kamal Nath gave this information at the Madhya Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Advisory Council meeting held at the Mantralaya. The Council members gave unanimous approval on the amendment in the Madhya Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Moneylender Regulations 1972 at the meeting. Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam, Home Minister Shri Bala Bachchan, Council members and senior officials of various departments attended the meeting.
In the meeting, the members of the council welcomed and supported the decisions of the state government to serve eggs to the children of aaganwadis in tribal dominated blocks.
At the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath issued instructions to constitute a high-level committee to ensure quality and explore alternatives for thumbprint in the foodgrain distribution through Public Distribution System and “Van Mitra” software. He said that the committee should submit their reports in 10 days. The Chief Minister issued instructions to form a committee presided over by the Chief Secretary to resolve the obstacles coming in the way of departmental promotions on recruiting officials on deputation in the tribal block under Tribal Welfare Department. The members of the Advisory Council drew the attention of the Chief Minister on both the issues.
The Chief Minister directed to make sub-committees of members of the Tribal Advisory Council. All these committees will be made separately on other topics including health, education and food. The committees will meet every month under the chairmanship of the Tribal Welfare Minister. The Council will take a decision based on the findings of these committees. The Chief Minister assured tribal families to consider the suggestion of making pulses available from fair price shops.
The Chief Minister told to take decision on the 10 issues which directly influence tribal welfare. He said that he would take a meeting of the Tribal Welfare Department on these issues in which decision will be taken on implementation.
MLA Shri Phundelal Singh Marco proposed motion of thanks for the decision to increase the grant amount under Kanya Vivah evam Nikah Yojana from Rs 28 thousand to Rs 51 thousand and free distribution of 50 kg foodgrain on birthday celebration and 1 quintal in the event of death to tribal families under the Mukhya Mantri Madad Yojana which was unanimously approved.


aa Cities to be made No. 1 in Year 2020 by providing advanced services
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2020

Bhopal.Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh has said that by providing advanced services, efforts must be made to bring the cities to the number-1 position in the year 2020. Expressing satisfaction over the work done in Swachh Sarvekshan -2020, he said that it should be improved further. Shri Singh said that the achievements of government should reach the people. Shri Singh was reviewing departmental schemes in the Directorate of Urban Administration and Development.
Yuva Swabhiman Yojana to be redesigned
The Urban Development and Housing Minister held a discussion about the new form of Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana. He said that the new look of the scheme should be such that more and more youths can get employment. Shri Singh said that youth should not face any problem in employment / self-employment after year-long training. Under the scheme, a stipend of Rs. 5000 per month is given to the trainees.
Women in 16 Municipal Corporation to get e-rickshaws
Shri Singh said that a scheme to provide e-rickshaws to women in all 16 municipal corporations must be made. He told that women who have been provided e-rickshaws in Indore are generating an income of Rs 1000 per day.
Shri Singh also discussed about setting up nodal agency for implementation of central and state-sponsored schemes under urban development. He said that the nature of the agency should be such that it is easy to implement the schemes. Shri Singh said that the houses should be constructed within the time-limit as per the target set under the Chief Minister’s Housing Scheme. He also reviewed other schemes of urban development and gave necessary instructions to the officers.
Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Sanjay Dubey, Commissioner Urban Administration and Development Shri P. Narhari and other officers were present in the meeting.


aa Come forward to help those, who are not able to reveal their problems
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 January 2020

Bhopal.Family cannot be happy if a single member of the family is sad. The same thing applies to the society and the country also. Therefore, the police officers are expected to come forward and help the economically and socially weaker people, who are not able to reveal their problems. The Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chaudhary said this at the seminar ‘Sensitivity towards SC-ST Categories’ of Police Officers held in Sanchi.
Dr. Chowdhary said that useful steps have been taken by the state government for the welfare of the scheduled tribe and scheduled caste category. He expressed happiness over the selection of Burhanpur (AJAK) police station among the first three police stations in the survey conducted by the Central Agency IB. He honoured In-Charge of the Police Station with shield.
The Additional Director General of Police (AJAK) Smt. Pragya Richa Shrivastava briefed on the objectives of the seminar. The Deputy Inspector General of Police-Hoshangabad Range Shri R.A. Choubey, Collector Raisen Shri Umashankar Bhargava, Superintendent of Police Smt. Monika Shukla, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AJAK) Shri Vijay Khatri and other concerned Officers were present on the occasion.
Booklet containing guidelines “Prayas” released
In the inaugural session of the seminar, Minister Dr. Chowdhary released ‘Prayas’ a booklet containing guidelines. This booklet has been published by the AJAK branch of the Police Headquarters.
Direct dialogues with Gulgaon residents on January 10
On the second day of the State Level Seminar, the Police Officers will visit Gulgaon of Raisen district and hold direct dialogues with the villagers of the tribal dominated village at 10.30 a.m. The seminar will be concluded by the Director General of Police Shri Vijay Kumar Singh on the same day at 4.30 p.m.


aa Use CAMPA fund for wildlife management and job creation: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the CAMPA Fund should be used to strengthen wildlife management and provide employment to the local people. Shri Kamal Nath gave these instructions in the meeting of the governing body of the State Authority of CAMPA at the Mantralaya. Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar was present in the meeting.
CM Shri Kamal Nath said that policy based priorities related to the utilization of CAMPA fund should be decided. He said that this was started when he was Forest and Environment Minister. He said that through this special attention should be given to strengthening wildlife management and making sources of livelihood available for people residing in nearby areas.
The Chief Minister said that the funds should be utilized in the identified areas, so that the employment potential of the local people can be increased and permanent property is created. He issued instructions to prepare an annual action plan in this connection. The Chief Minister said that the tourist potential of national parks should be re-determined without affecting the wildlife.
Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri A.P. Shrivastava gave a presentation related to CAMPA Fund in the meeting. Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Malay Shrivastava, Additional Secretary Forest Shri Atul Khare and other senior officers were present.


aa Ensure production in confectionery cluster from October: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has directed that the units to be set up in the confectionery cluster being set up at Rangwasa in Indore district should start production from October. Shri Kamal Nath was reviewing the confectionery cluster project with the officials of the Department of Industries and the Indore Confectionery Association delegation at the Mantralaya. He said that 10 thousand people will get employment if this cluster becomes operational.
CM Shri Kamal Nath said that the implementation of employment based projects should be speeded up. He sought information about the progress of works undertaken in the confectionary cluster project. Shri Kamal Nath said that the work related to infrastructure cluster project should be completed within the time limit so that production in the units to be established in the month of October should be started.
The confectionery cluster to be set up at Rangwasa in Indore district will be developed over an area of ​​65 acres. There are 62 plots in this project costing Rs 40 crores. Facilities including road, green belt, 24-hour power facility, drinking water, STP and E.T.P., commercial spaces, residential offices and administrative buildings will be developed.


Complete revenue record will be digitized: Minister Shri Rajput
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Revenue and Transport Shri Govind Singh Rajput, while reviewing the Revenue Department at Academy of Administration today, said that all the revenue record like khasra, naksha and other revenue records will be digitized. He further mentioned that the vacant posts of patwaris will be filled from the waiting list soon. Along with the recruitment process of patwaris, action will be taken to regularize process server on the posts peons. Shri Rajput said that an exemption in revenue will be given to the small farmers.
Moreover, Shri Rajput mentioned that under the Re-densification plan, new collector offices and departmental/tahsil offices will be constructed. He asked the officers for wide publicity of the departmental schemes, so that the general public could derive their benefits easily.
Minister Shri Rajput asked to prepare a roadmap of revenue department through Land Reforms Commission. Apart from this, officers should conduct a wide scale revenue recovery campaign, he added.
In the meeting, the Principal Revenue Commissioner Sushri G.V. Rashmi informed about the departmental activities, departmental structure and proposed schemes. She said that eight reports have been presented by the Land Reforms Commission so far, that includes status of land gift, lands and land owners.
Minister Shri Govind Singh Rajput said that title system will be introduced in the revenue department shortly. This will help in getting land registered besides mutation of purchased land in purchaser name immediately. He further added that the necessary step to provide laptops to patwaris will be taken soon.
The Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Manish Rastogi, Commissioner Land Records Shri Gyaneshwar Patil and Deputy Secretary Shri Mujib-ur-Rahman were present at the review meeting.


aa Mongolian Provinces and M.P. Can Work Togerther In Many Areas
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that provinces of Magnolia and Madhya Pradesh can work together on many areas specially cultural exchange, tourism and education. He said that India and Mongolia share cordial relationship. He said that recently in Davos he met the President of Mangolia. Praising the landscape of Mongolia, he said that it has immense tourism potential. Mongolia is known for simplicity and friendliness of its people. He was having dialogue with a delegation from Mongolia at Mantralaya here today.
Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh would facilitate people-to-people engagement programme. He informed about Buddhist University and said that cultural and spiritual studies could engage people of both the countries. He said generally governments get connected to each other but it is far more important to engage people. He said that Madhya Pradesh is emerging as India's educational hub and can offer immense educational opportunities to countries like Mongolia.
The Chief of Cabinet Secretariat Mongolia Shri Oyunerdene Luvasannamsral informed the other members of delegation that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister is a prominent political leader of India. He thanked the Chief Minister for extending warm welcome and informed that the delegation studied solid waste management system. He hoped that cooperation with Madhya Pradesh in areas like tourism, culture and education would increase in near future. He invited the Chief Minister to Mongolia.
Shri Kamal Nath also extended cooperation saying said that Mongolia has natural resources and Madhya Pradesh can have collaboration in field like traditional medicines in which India's market holds potential. Madhya Pradesh can also offer educational facilities as it has a number of training and skill development centres.
The delegation included Governors of different provinces of Mangolia. Minister for Culture Dr. Vijay Laxmi Sadho, Principal Secretary to C.M. Shri Ashok Barnwal, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Rag, Secretary Tourism Shri Faiz Ahmed Kidwai and senior official were present.


aa Government to provide jobs at local level to stop migration of Kol Community
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the state government will make special efforts to educate and provide employment to the Kol Samaj. Shri Kamal Nath said this in a meeting with Kol Samaj delegation at the Mantralaya. Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam led the delegation.
The Chief Minister said that to develop a community, it is necessary to educate it. He said that efforts will be made to spread education in Kol Samaj. The Chief Minister said that the Kol Samaj will be provided employment at the local level to prevent migration.
Former MLA Sushri Kaushalya Gotiya and Kol Samaj representatives were present during the meeting.


aa Industry and Trade should benefit government with their field experience
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath urged people connected with industry and trade along with other commercial activities to benefit government with their field experiences so that the state could climb the new heights of development. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the Captain of Industries Award Function at Minto Hall today.
The Chief Minister said that there is no dearth of talent in various fields in our state; the need is how we support and encourage them. He said that the government has comparatively low field experience in industry and trade. Therefore, it is essential for the people of this field to share their experience with the State Government for the benefit of the state.
The Chief Minister said that constant changes are taking place in every field, people's aspirations and expectations are also increasing. By adopting changes with time, we have to provide facilities as per the expectations of the people in every field. Shri Kamal Nath further said that situation was different in various fields including Education, IT and Medicine five years ago. Earlier, the Institute was required to impart education, but today online education facility is available from a university like Harvard.
Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh has huge potential but our state is counted among the backward states of the country. We have to create a new identity to get rid of this identity. We are trying that our state should be compared with the leading states. A new profile of the state should be made, which become a centre of attraction for not the country only but at the international level. The Chief Minister mentioned that with a new vision and practical approach, we can change the profile of the state with the cooperation of government and people.
The Chief Minister said that it is a must to enhance economic activities because it brings improvement in our economy, enhances people’s purchasing power and increases trade and business. Along with the service sector, Shri Kamal Nath emphasized the need for focusing special attention on tourism too.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister honoured Homeopath Dr. A.K. Diwedi, Dr. Arpit Morden, Shri Chanchal Soni, Shri Manmohan Kant Samadhiya, Shri Naharu Khan, Shri Nishant Vatsa, Dr. Pramod P. Nima, Shri Pravven Daryani, Shri Ramesh Agarwal, Shri Ramanveer Singh Arora, Dr. Satinder Kaur Saluja, Shri Siddhant Joshi Shri Sudhir Kumar Agarwal and Dr. Ramesh Chhawri with Captain of Industries Award for their excellent contributions in medical, education and construction sector. Shri Kamal Nath released Coffee Table Book Man of Mettle.
The In-Charge of Dainik Jagran Delhi and Nai Duniya Group Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Shri Devesh Gupta was present on the occasion.


aa Stringent action will be taken against Transport Mafia: Minister Shri Rajput
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 January 2020

Bhopal.The Minister for Transport and Revenue Shri Govind Singh Rajput told the Transport Officers to take stringent action without fear against the transport mafia. Shri Rajput was reviewing the revenue collection in a meeting of Regional Transport Officers, Inspectors and Flying Squad at the Academy of Administration today.
Referring to the mafia, Shri Rajput said that complaints were received by the Transport Department of several irregularities committed by the organized mafia. Through these complaints, the department was getting information that about 500 illegal vehicles are being passed from every check posts. It has come to his notice that tax payment worth crores is due on parked vehicles in yards. Shri Rajput said it is very important to curb the tendency to charge excess fare in place of fixed fare from passengers by the bus owners of many Volvo buses during various festivals and also to check over-loading of sand and other types of material.
Directives to recover outstanding transport revenue of Rs. 1700 crore by March 31
While conducting the district wise review of officers, who lagged behind in recovery of revenue, Shri Govind Singh said that a target of Rs. 4 thousand crore of revenue recovery has been set for the year 2019-20, Out of this, only Rs. 2211 crore has been received in the form of revenue so far. Ensure recovery of outstanding amount of Rs. 1689 crore in the next 2 and half months i.e. March 31. Complete transport staff should be deployed at the check-posts to recover this amount. He lauded the transport staff of Sheopur and Shivpuri districts for the recovery of revenue, which are at the first and second place in the state till date in revenue recovery.
Take action first against identified motor vehicle owners
The Minister said that action against the identified vehicle owners from whom a large amount is to be recovered should be taken first. He said that a special team should be formed for this. He said that the officers who perform good work in the field will be rewarded on January 26. At the same time, stringent action will also be taken against the negligent officers. Shri Rajput said that based on the report of revenue collection, evaluation will be recorded in CR.
Exemption upto 90 percent in 'One Time Settlement' scheme
The Minister Shri Govind Singh Rajput said that motor vehicle owners have been given an opportunity to pay tax by availing exemption under the 'One Time Settlement' scheme. There is a provision to give an exemption in tax upto 90 per cent. He instructed the officials to widely propagate the scheme. The scheme will benefit both the general public and government.
The Principal Secretary Transport Shri S.N. Mishra, Transport Commissioner Shri B. Madhu Kumar and Additional Commissioner Transport were also present in the review meeting.


aa Will make farmers prosperous by agriculture revolution in state: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath while distributing certificates of loan waiver to 1134 farmers of Satna district in the second phase of the Jai Kisan Fasal Wrin Maafi Yojana in Satna, said farmers of the state will be made prosperous by revolutionizing agriculture sector. He mentioned that the State Government has fulfilled its promise by waiving off the loans of 21 lakh farmers under the first phase of the scheme. Now, work to ensure that farmers get right prices for their produce is being carried out. Shri Kamal Nath further mentioned that the 70 percent population of the state is connected with agriculture. Therefore, the government is committed for the prosperity in agriculture sector.
Madhya Pradesh to create history in employment sector
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the state Government is making rapid efforts for bright future of youth. He said that the thinking of today's youth is different, they are connected to the internet, want work and want business. The Chief Minister said that the environment for investment has been created in the state. Various industries are being set up in the state, which will ensure employment to the youth. Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh will create history by providing employment opportunities in abundance to youth.
Priority to development in every district
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the priority is being given to development in all the districts of the state. Schemes and programmes are being run in the districts keeping in view the interest of poorest section of the society. During the programme, Shri Kamal Nath dedicated and performed bhumi-pujan of 62 construction and development works worth Rs. 129.51 crore. Pattas under the Urban Housing Scheme were distributed to Dulari Bai, Ram Laghan, Siyasaran Surakhi, Durgesh Yadav, Kalavati, Santosh Dohar and others.
The Member of Parliament Shri Vivek Tankha said that a new direction to the public welfare and development has been given by the Chief Minister by initiating ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ and strong action against land mafia. The Minister In-Charge of Satna and Minister for Scheduled Caste Welfare Shri Lakhan Ghanghoriya briefed about the ongoing schemes in the district. The Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel called upon the people to become partner in the development.
The Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Sushri Hina Kanwre, Rajya Sabha MP Shri Rammani Patel, Former Ministers Shri Pushpraj Singh, Shri Rajendra Singh, Shri Saeed Ahmed, Shri Yadvendra Singh, Shri rahul Singh, MLA Shri Siddhartha Kushwaha, Public Representatives and citizens in large number were present at the programme.
Homage to Late Shri Shyam Sunder Tripathi
Before the programme, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath reached Latagaon village of Maihar and paid floral tribute before the portrait of Late Shri Shyam Sunder Tripathi, father of MLA Shri Narayan Tripathi. He consoled the bereaved family members and prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath garlanded statue of Mahatma Gandhi
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath paid floral tribute by garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Mahatma Gandhi Chowk in Chhindwara. The Member of Parliament Shri Nakul Nath, District In-Charge and Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse and Former Minister Shri Deepak Saxena also paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion.
The Members of Legislative Assembly Shri Sunil Uikey and Shri Nilesh Uikey, Former Jila Panchayat President Shri Vishwanath Okte, public representatives and citizens were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister meets common man
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath met people at his Shikarpur located residence and received applications related to their complaints. The Member of Parliament Shri Nakul Nath, Minister In-Charge Shri Sukhdev Panse, Officer on Special Duty to CM Shri Sanjay Shrivastava and Officers of District Administration were present on the occasion.


aa Concept of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’ can be realized by Gandhi Ji’s thoughts
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that keeping in view the present scenario in the World, the concept of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’ can be realized by the thoughts of Gandhiji. The connection of young generation with ‘Jai Jagat Yatra’ reflects that it is need of the time to spread the message of Gandhi Ji not in the country only but in entire world. He mentioned that a unique example is being set by the foreigners participating in the Jai Jagat Yatra. Their participation in the yatra will set an example for the new generation. Under the Gandhi Pravas Shatabdi Subharambh Samaroh, Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the programme organized to dedicate the beautification work of the first Nagar Sabha Sthal of Gandhi Ji in Chhindwara.
Shri Kamal Nath said that during his Africa visit he met the President of a country. The statue of Gandhiji in his chamber was exhibiting that Gandhiji was considered as ideal not in the country only but in entire world. Shri Kamal Nath said that the arrival of Jai Jagat Yatra in Chhindwara is a matter of pride for this city of Indian culture. The message of Gandhiji is more relevant to youth in present time. The Chief Minister appreciated Shri Rajgopal, who is leading the Yatra and his fellow Gandhian Thinkers.
The Renowned Gandhian Thinker Shri Rajgopal said that yatra is getting cooperation from everyone to reach its peak. The yatra is moving ahead successfully with the love and affection of children, women, youth and elders. He further mentioned that Chhindwara district could become a better model in the state for assimilating the ideals of truth and non-violence. Along with water tourism, Madhya Pradesh seems to be an appropriate state for peace tourism. Shri Rajgopal said that this concept can be realized under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath.
The members of the yatra while informing about the objectives of the yatra said that the Jai Jagat Yatra was commenced from the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, Delhi on October 02, 2019. After the prayer at Rajghat and taking the pious soil in Kalash in the form of Ashirwad, the members along with 50 foreign padyatris of 15 other countries will culminate 365 days padyatra at Seva Gram of Vardha on January 30, after traversing through different states of the country and 10 other countries.
This yatra will reach Geneva, Switzerland on October 2, 2020. On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi, this yatra along with non-violence and justice will hold dialogues with United Nations on four issues like poverty alleviation, climate change, removal of inequality and war free world in October 2020.
The Member of Parliament Shri Nakul Nath, Minister in-charge Shri Sukhdev Panse and Former Minister Shri Deepak Saxena paid floral tribute at the statue of Gandhiji. The local artists recited Gandhiji’s beloved Bhajans during Bhajan Sandhya.
MLAs Sarvshri Sunil Uikey, Vijay Choure, Nilesh Uikey, Sohanlal Valmiki and Sujeet Singh Choudhary, Former President of State Advocates' Association Shri Ganga Prasad Tiwari and Former District Panchayat President Shri Vishwanath Okte, other Public Representatives, Deputy Secretary to CM Shri Anurag Saxena, OSD to CM Shri Sanjay Shrivastava and a large number of prominent citizens were present at the programme.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath also attended the Bhajan Sandhya organised by the local artists. The members of Jai Jagat Yatra set out under the leadership of Eminent Gandhian Thinker Shri P. V. Rajgopal to spread the message of Gandhiji in the entire world were especially present on this occasion.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath releases Government Calendar and Diary for the year 2020
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today released the diary and calendar for the year 2020 of Madhya Pradesh government. Members of the Cabinet were present on this occasion.
The subject matter of the official calendar focuses on the work done by the government in public interest in the last one year. The state and its citizens have benefited from these achievements.


aa Madhya Pradesh is enriched in nature and wildlife
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh is a state that is enriched in nature and wildlife. The wildlife, nature and tourism are such economic activities that are educational and expect sensitivity. It is a responsible tourism activity. He said that it has to be promoted with sensitivity and special attention should be paid to tourism potential. Shri Kamal Nath was dedicating a Safari film produced by Shri Suyash Keshari at Minto Hall here today.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that tiger controls our eco-system. He said Madhya Pradesh has the status of Tiger State in the world not only in the country. We have to use this wealth in the prosperity of the state and in the interest of the people of the state. He said that our state is a rich state in terms of tourism, forest and wildlife. Through this, we can create a better profile of Madhya Pradesh which will attract not only tourists from our country but also from abroad. Shri Nath congratulated Shri Suyash Keshari for making an excellent Safari film and hoped that the state will benefit from it.
The Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and Patron of World Wide Fund for Nature Shri Antony DeSa in his welcome speech said that the objective of the programme is to promote the wildlife and nature tourism in the state. He lauded the role of World Wide Fund for Nature in this matter. Appreciating the efforts of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath in this direction, Shri DeSa said that when Shri Kamal Nath was Union Minister for Environment and Forest, a chain of efforts for nature conservation was started by him and he also laid the foundation of wildlife tourism.
The Producer of Safari film Shri Suyash Keshari gave introduction about the film and informed about the production process. The vote of thanks was proposed by the Secretary Tourism Shri Faiz Ahmed Qidwai.
The Minister for Tourism Shri Surendra Singh Baghel Honey, Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Senior Administrative Officers, Members of World Wide Fund for Nature and Prominent Citizens were present on the occasion.


aa Energy Minister Shri Singh briefs Cabinet Sub-Committee about departmental activities
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 January 2020

Bhopal.In a Cabinet Sub-Committee meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Public Works Shri Sajjan Singh Verma in connection to the Energy Department, the Minister for Energy Shri Priyvrat Singh informed the Cabinet Sub-Committee about the departmental activities. The activities and status of the Power Sector were elaborated through presentation in the meeting.
In the meeting, the Energy Minister informed that after the implementation of Indira Griha Jyoti Yojana, power revenue collection has increased by about Rs. 2000 crore as compared to last year. Shri Singh said that there is a target to provide bills to hundred percent consumers. He said that survey will be conducted to enhance the connections under Indira Griha Jyoti Yojana in Gwalior. Enquiry will be conducted into the works undertaken under Saubhagya Yojana in Sagar and Dhar districts. Shri Singh further mentioned that a there is a plan to set up a new power plant of 1320 MW.
The Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel, Minister for New, Renewable Energy and Cottage & Village Industries Shri Harsh Yadav and Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Shri Pradyuman Singh were present at the meeting.
The Principal Secretary Energy Shri Mohammad Suleman briefed about the points including the financial condition of the companies. The Secretary Energy Shri Nitesh Vyas and Officer on Special Duty Shri Prashant Chaturvedi were also present during the meeting.


aa Vast scope of tourism to be linked with employment: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2020

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the vast scope in the field of tourism will be linked with employment. We have been working on a strategy so that the tourism destinations could be transformed into attraction centers at national and international level and people could get employment at large scale. Shri Kamal Nath was inaugurating the 4th Jal Mahotsav at Hanuvantiya tourist destination, situated at Indira Sagar Dam in Khandwa district today. On this occasion, he flagged off the motor boat cruise at Hanvantiya Reservoir and launched 35 construction works at a cost of Rs. 72 crore.
The Chief Minister said that keeping in view the entertainment, tourism sector is the most important. He said that there are world-class tourist destinations in our state. Our water and forest wealth is rich. We need to develop this wealth from economic and employment point of view. He said that along with the increase in the income of the citizens, this can also improve their living standards. The Chief Minister further mentioned that other tourist places like Hanuvantiya will also be developed in a planned manner. This will provide employment to a large number of local people, he added.
Mentioning the achievements of the state government of the last one year, Shri Kamal Nath said that we have made new paths of progress for the farmers by waiving off their loans. In the second phase, a process to waive off the loans of the farmers with operative accounts has already been started. He further stated that in order to improve the economic condition of the farmers, reasonable prices for the growing agriculture production will be ensured. The state government is committed to bring improvement in the economic condition of the farmers, he added.
New Tourist Circuit
The Minister for Tourism Shri Surendra Singh Baghel informed that a tourist circuit combining Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Mandu, Mohankheda and Singaji will be developed. He said that the initiative to introduce tourists with tribal culture, traditions and food has been taken in Mandu. Shri Baghel mentioned that religious and tribal tourism is being promoted by the state government. He further informed that a historic work has been done by the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath by sanctioning schemes worth Rs. 300 crore for Mahakaleshwar-Ujjain and Rs. 156 crore for Omkareshwar.
The Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister for giving approval to the Omkareshwar Project. He said that under the Jai Kisan Fasal Rin Maafi Yojana, loan of Rs. 128 crore of 46 thousand farmers of Khandwa district has been waived off. In the second phase of the scheme, the loan of Rs. 66 crore of 9278 farmers is being waived off.
The Programme was also addressed by the Former Union Minister Shri Arun Yadav and MLA Shri Narayan Patel.
Dedicates and distributes ‘Pehla Qadam’ Tablet
In the Jal Mahotsav, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath dedicated and distributed ‘Pehla Qadam’ tablet made for 319 Aaganbadis of Khandwa district. Through this tablet, children at Aaganbadis will be prepared for digital learning. As many as 11 thousand 803 children will be benefitted.
Jal Mahotsav to continue for one month
The Jal Mahotsav, which began in Hanuvantiya, will continue for one month. Indira Sagar Dam is Asia's second largest man-made reservoir. At this site, a large number of natural islands have emerged naturally at the back water of the dam on Narmada river. It starts from Hanuvantiya at a distance of a few kilometres from Mundi. A large number of tourists, local citizens and senior officers were present at the inaugural ceremony of the Jal Mahotsav.


aa Change mindset, change profile of Madhya Pradesh, go from e-governance to We-governance
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, while extending New Year wishes to everyone during the first meeting of the New Year with senior administrative officials at the Mantralaya here today, discussed the priorities of the government. The Chief Minister said in his address that the government is now a year old. The government’s approach to the administrative machinery has become clear. He said that everyone has put the government on test. He said that every government and Chief Minister has his own vision and style of functioning and the administration machinery also has its own methods.
The Chief Minister, while counting the priorities of the government in the new year, said that bringing about a change in thinking is utmost necessary. A new identity of Madhya Pradesh will be created only by a change in mindset. He said that there should be no difference in the way the government thinks and the administrative system works.
The Chief Minister said that there has been a change in the administration methods that the Britishers taught in the country. The Britishers only taught how to protect the interests of the state. Today, protecting the interests of common citizens, consumers and beneficiaries is being prioritized. He said that the government now needs to be friendly and cooperative with full accountability. He urged to consider necessary changes in the rules, laws, procedures and to give suggestions with self inspiration. He said that many schemes remain incomplete due to lack of budget and many other reasons. There is need to focus on the schemes pending with the central government on priority. Take full advantage of the central schemes and remove the obstacles. The Chief Minister said that we cannot change time but time will definitely change us, so work with time to move forward and take the state ahead.
The Chief Minister said that there is a need to work together on how to change the profile of Madhya Pradesh. An atmosphere of trust and confidence should be created in the state so that a new identity of Madhya Pradesh is created in the country. The Chief Minister said that the biggest challenge is to improve governance and administration. It starts from the senior level to the lower level. Every department must make contribution and play role in this process.
Shri Nath said that every department will also have to see what new changes are happening in other states related to its field. We must learn from the success and failures of others. For this, he told to create a review cell in every department and make a vision document. He told not to depend on the formality of correspondence to resolve the pending schemes in the central government, but constantly contact the concerned authorities and find out solutions so that the state will get the full benefits of the budget provisions and schemes.
E-governance to We-governance
The Chief Minister told the officers that more attention needs to be given on enabling service delivery systems so that common citizens can get full benefits of it. The more effective the service delivery system, the more effective administration will be. He said that now there is a need to move from e-governance to We-governance. Old systems must be reviewed and changes must be made in ineffective systems to make them effective. He said that there is some drawback of every change, but it is not right to ignore big gains for small losses.
The Chief Minister said that tribal welfare and forest wealth protection are among the significant priorities of the government. He told to study the good works happening in other states as well. The attitude of not changing with the changes and times is not right. A committee must be formed in every department to study the good work being done in other states.
The Chief Minister said that the system of giving quick approval in the field of industry should be implemented so that investors do not have to wander to complete formalities. Talking about clean cities, the Chief Minister said that Indore and Bhopal are lauded. Beyond this, it will be necessary to think about what new dimensions can be added in the field of cleanliness. The Chief Minister said that while considering the provision of compulsory painting for large government and non-government buildings built on the side of the roads, enacting a law is also being considered with a view to enhance the beauty of the cities. He said that a small effort will be made to bring about a change in attitude.
Land Management Authority to be constituted
The Chief Minister also briefed about the formation of Land Management Authority with the objective of using unused lands owned by various departments in public interest. He said that every department should review how much land is useful for them and how much is lying unused. He said on such land, schemes like construction of houses for poor can be made.
The Chief Minister said that departments need not be too sensitive for land ownership as such lands will ultimately be used in the public interest. Mentioning about the government's land near BHEL, he said that it is neither being used by the government nor it is being used by the BHEL. The departments should either use the land or allow the land available with them to be used.
Staff Selection Commission within a week
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the Staff Selection Commission should start functioning in the next one week. Complete all its formalities. As regard to the Skill Development, he said that it is important to assess the success achieved in skill development work and priority should be decided which skills are useful for employment. Pay attention on the skills that are necessary for the state. Cooperate fully to encourage economic activities, he added.
Referring to the launch of the second phase of loan waiver of farmers, the Chief Minister said that there is a scope for Madhya Pradesh to become a horticulture capital not only of India but also of the world. Fully capitalize this scope. There is a lot of potential for floriculture. The food processing is an integrally connected field with this sector. He said that we have to strive together how to connect Madhya Pradesh with the changes taking place in the world. He said the change will continue at its own pace. If the steps are not taken with the change, we will be left behind.
Regarding the Education sector, the Chief Minister said that there is a need to do lot more in the field of education. He mentioned that at present there is a lack of quality in education from college to primary level. There is a need to improve the standard. Strategic efforts have to be enhanced. We will have to start from the primary schools. He said that a huge budget is spent in the field of education but without improving the education quality, we are unable to gain in future.
Campaign against drug companies manufacturing spurious medicines
Referring to the priority of the health sector, the Chief Minister said that there is a need to appoint Ayurvedic doctors in every primary health centre and to ensure optimum use of schemes like Ayushman.
The Chief Minister stated that it has become a trend to use departmental budget in the month of January, February and March. It is important to avoid this trend. Referring to the ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign, the Chief Minister said that the situation to fight for purity is unpleasant in itself. He further mentioned that now campaign will be launched against the companies involved in manufacturing of spurious medicines. He further added that in the public interest, he is committed to make Madhya Pradesh a state of purity. Similarly, he is also committed to abolish mafias. Shri Kamal Nath mentioned that the common men should not be considered as mafia for violation of law. He said that the government will not tolerate blackmailing mafias, which pressurize as individual or group. The Chief Minister said that the government will have to take steps to empower the tribal community, dwelling in the forest areas by adopting a collaborative stand. Even with evidence, it is not appropriate to ask for the record from such poor people and to follow the old trend.
The Chief Minister said that eradication of malnutrition is one of the priorities. Apart from this we will have to work further keeping in view the high potential in tourism in the state. He said that Madhya Pradesh has more potential in comparison to other states and the state can overtake many states in heritage tourism.
The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty shed light on the achievements of the previous year.


aa Cooperative movement to be intensified: State Housing Federation polls soon
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2020

Bhopal.Cooperative Minister Dr. Govind Singh has said that the cooperative movement in Madhya Pradesh has suffered a lot in the last few years. He said that the cooperative movement will be intensified in the next one and a half years. Dr. Singh said that the elections of State Cooperative Housing Federation will also be held soon. The meeting was chaired by Shri Satyanarayan Sharma, President of National Cooperative Housing Federation of India.
In a meeting held at Apex Bank, Minister Dr. Govind Singh said that in order to strengthen the financial condition of State Cooperative Housing Federation, its work area and activities will be expanded. He said that housing construction under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, government housing construction, urban development works and development works on vacant lands of housing societies should be done through the State Cooperative Housing Federation. Referring to the loan amount of State Housing Federation remaining with the Life Insurance Corporation Dr. Singh said that the one-time settlement procedure adopted to repay the loan in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra will be adopted in Madhya Pradesh also. He said that the loan case will be resolved after discussing it with the Life Insurance Corporation.
All states will be empowered by Cooperative Housing Federation
Chairman of National Cooperative Housing Federation, Shri Satyanarayan Sharma said that there is a need to financially empower the Cooperative Housing Federation in all states. For this, the Federations will have to get new projects. He said that now the Housing Federation will have to renounce its form as a lending agency as many agencies have started working in this area. Shri Sharma appreciated the contribution of Dr. Govind Singh in the cooperative movement and hoped that Madhya Pradesh as well as other states would get the benefit of Dr. Singh’s experience.
It was informed in the meeting that Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Housing Federation owes a total of Rs 337 crores to Life Insurance Corporation. The principal amount is only Rs 79 crore. It was informed that Madhya Pradesh is ready to pay this basic loan amount in toto. For this, one time settlement is being done with the Life Insurance Corporation.
The proceedings of the meeting were conducted by the Chief Executive of National Housing Federation, New Delhi, Shri N.S. Mehra. Managing Director of State Cooperative Housing Federation, Shri R.K. Sharma, Chairmen and Managing Directors of State Cooperative Housing Federations of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Kerala, New Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka etc. also took part in the meeting.


94 Officers of State Administrative Service elevated to Senior Pay-Scale
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 January 2020

Bhopal.On the initiative of the Minister for General Administration Dr. Govind Singh, 94 officers of the State Administrative Service have been elevated in the pay-scale of Super Time/Senior Super Cadre/Super Cadre and Senior Cadre. The Minister Dr. Govind Singh said that as per the promise of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, approval has been given on such a large scale for Krammonati of the officers. He further mentioned that this decision of the Chief Minister is a proof of his sensitivity towards the government employees.
The Departmental Selection Committee has granted Krammonati to 05 officers of 1999 batch, 3 of 2000 batch, 13 of 2002 batch one of 2005 batch, 15 of 2008 batch, 5 of 2009 batch and 44 officers of 2013 and 2014 batch of the State Administrative Service.


CM Shri Kamal Nath to inaugurate Jal Mahotsav in Hanuvantiya
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will inaugurate the Jal Mahotsav on January 3 at Hanuvantiya in Khandwa district, located near Indira Sagar Dam. Tourism Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel will also be present on the occasion. The fourth Jal Mahotsav will continue till February 3. All the necessary preparations for the success of the Jal Mahotsav have been completed.
Tourism Secretary Shri Faiz Ahmad Qidwai informed that 104 luxury tent city has been temporarily constructed for the tourists in this event which will last for one month. Along with water sports, exciting adventure sports activities will also be conducted at Hanuvantyia Jal Mahotsav. These include Jet Ski, Boat Rides, Water Jogging, Water Parasailing, Air Based Hot Air Balloon, Para Motors, Parasailing, Archery, Island Trekking, All Terrain Vehicle, Bird Watching, Art & Handicraft Workshop, Spa, Yoga meditation, paint ball games kids zone facility for children. A number of cultural programmes will be presented during the festival reflecting the cultural diversity of the state. This will automatically underline the social and cultural importance of Jal Mahotsav.
It may be noted that Indira Sagar Dam is the second largest man-made reservoir in Asia. At this site, a large number of islands have emerged naturally from the backwaters of the dam on the Narmada River. This series of islands begins with Hanuvantiya, located a few kilometers from their entrance Mundi. This entire area is filled with back water of Narmada river. The surrounding forest area, wildlife and sounds and movement of colourful birds further add to the beauty of the place.


CM Shri Kamal Nath congratulates farmers, agricultural staff on receiving Krishi Karman Award
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2020

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has congratulated the farmers, especially the progressive farmers on being awarded with the Krishi Karman Award for excellence in production of wheat and pulses. The Chief Minister said that the farmers of the state are getting the Krishi Karman Award for the state with their hard work.
Shri Kamal Nath said that the state government is ready to support the farmers at every step. He is always with them for help even in times of crisis. He said that by waiving loans of farmers of up to Rs two lakh, the government has respected the hard work of farmers.
The Chief Minister said that the hardworking farmers of Madhya Pradesh actually deserve the Krishi Karman Award. The Chief Minister has also congratulated the field staff of allied departments including the Agriculture Department, who have supported the farmers at every moment.


aa Dial-100 also helps by tracing caller’s location from general feature phone
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 January 2020

Bhopal.Dialing 100 from the general feature phone can also help the police trace the location of the caller to offer assistance. So far Dial-100 has also assisted more than 52 thousand senior citizens. This information was given to the nodal officers of Madhya Pradesh State Road Safety Implementation Committee in the state level control room of Dial-100 today. Nodal officers were given a tour of the control room from the State Police Training and Research Institute of the State Road Safety Cell today.
Officers were given a tour of the dispatcher room, call-tracker room by the Dial-100 team and they were apprised with the system by reviewing the material to be placed in the dial-100 vehicle FRV. This visit was made by the popular public welfare dial-100 service of Madhya Pradesh Police to apprise them about the action taken on receiving information of a road accident. PTRI Assistant Inspector General of Police, Shri Kumar Saurabh and his team were informed by Superintendent of Police, Dial-100, Smt. Veena Singh, about the Dial-100 service.
On this occasion, it was informed that there is 100 percent response on information of an accident. There are 110 call trackers in the control room. Of these, 24 dispatchers and 6 supervisors are working 24 x 7 for assistance. 1000 FRV and 150 FRV motor-cycles are working in the state. In case of any unfortunate incident, the officers are informed through the SMS system. The caller is also informed of the actions taken. It was told that call volumes of Dial-100 increase between 4 pm and 10 pm. Dial-100 also keeps on patrolling continuously.
On this occasion, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Smt. Anita Malviya, Shri Prashant Sharma, Deputy Superintendent of Police Operation Training, Shri Shivkumar Gupta and nodal officers of the concerned departments were present.


aa Inspiration comes from remembrance of Lord Jesus – Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 December 2019

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that the remembrance of Lord Jesus inspires us to walk on the path of humanity. A person is infused with new energy and power of good thoughts, conduct and virtue. He said that the remembrance of Lord Jesus gives us the zeal for service, equality, justice, brotherhood, feeling of joy and enthusiasm to follow. Shri Tandon was addressing the Principal, teachers and students of St. Mary’s Senior Secondary School and Christian religious leaders who visited the Raj Bhavan today for carol singing on Christmas eve.
Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that Lord Jesus has shown the whole world the path to a happy and joyful life. He has guided humanity and given the message of service, cooperation and peace. He said that the information of the arrival of Lord Jesus by carol singing on the eve of his birth has communicated a feeling of bliss. He extended Christmas greetings and gave surprise gifts to everyone.
At the beginning of the programme, the Governor was welcomed by Father Sondaryaraj, Principal St. Mary’s School, Sister Mary Konikar. They presented the Governor with shawls, bouquets and cards for the New Year. Father Maria Stephen threw light on the tradition of carol singing and the outline of the programme. He said that there is a tradition of informing about the arrival of Lord Jesus from house to house by carol singing. The message of patriotism, justice, brotherhood, equality and fraternity is spread through songs.
Sushri Indira Iyengar proposed the vote of thanks. Priest Keshav Pradan gave the message of Christmas and conducted the programme. School children presented carol singing programme and sang songs for Christmas. Father Alexander took part as Santa Claus.


aa Instructions for speedy disposal of cancelled forest rights claim cases
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has instructed to expedite the scrutiny work of canceled cases under the Forest Rights Act and submit its progress report every 15 days. Shri Kamal Nath was reviewing the activities of the Tribal Welfare Department at the Mantralaya today. He told all the district collectors to be issued instructions to resolve the 100 percent cases of claims of canceled pattas obtained through Van Mitra portal.
The Chief Minister instructed to start the work of Shankar Shah, Raghunath Shah Museum soon. He said that the traditional skills and art of tribals should be promoted so that their sources of income increase. The Chief Minister issued instructions to encourage farmers for organic farming in tribal areas. He told to ensure quality facilities in hostels and ashrams.
The Chief Minister stressed on the need to strengthen the service distribution system of the Tribal Welfare Department. He lauded the efforts of making direct payments in the accounts of beneficiaries and the computerization of schemes through Madhya Pradesh Tribal Affairs Automation System.
Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam informed about the action taken on the instructions given by the Chief Minister. He informed that the scrutiny of the revoked claims under the Forest Rights Act is going on through the Van Mitra portal. Gandhi pillars are being installed in all the hostel premises. A programme is being arranged for students to visit important places like Wardha, Sabarmati associated with Mahatma Gandhi.
Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Principal Secretary Tribal Welfare Smt. Deepali Rastogi, Additional Commissioner Shri Rishi Garg, Director Shri Rakesh Singh and other senior officers were present in the meeting.


aa Public awareness must to install reflectors in tractor-trollies
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 December 2019

Bhopal.Principal Secretary Home Shri S.N. Mishra has appealed to the owners of tractor-trollies to mandatorily use reflectors in tractor-trolleys. He instructed officers to make people aware to install reflectors in tractor-trolleys mandatorily. For this worl, the cooperation of Transport Department and Panchayats must be taken. He told to replace the damaged reflectors installed earlier. Shri Mishra gave these instructions in a meeting of the State Road Safety Implementation Committee. The Principal Secretary said that instructions have been given to send the case investigation report of serious road accidents where more than 5 or more deaths have occurred, to the Collector and Superintendent of Police immediately.
Shri S.N. Mishra instructed that the committee members and nodal officers should visit the state-level call centre of DIAL-100 so that they are apprised with the monitoring system. Expressing happiness over regular road safety committees meeting at the district level, he directed to keep the meeting regular in future also. Shri Mishra also praised about 9 lakh public awareness campaigns being run in urban and rural areas. He agreed to purchase sound level meters for noise pollution control and speed radar gun for e-challan system.
Principal Secretary Shri Mishra said that there is need to check over-speeding, speed governors in vehicles in the 20 districts where the number of deaths in road accidents have increased. He said that every person will have to work constantly for road safety so that this can be curbed and lives can be saved. A discussion on Accident Response System was also held in the meeting.
Principal Secretary Shri Mishra said that adequate lighting arrangements must be made at the junction points, so that visibility remains at night and to avoid the risk of accidents. He said that the road agencies should automatically make necessary improvements in many places including the black spots, which are prone to accidents, so that the lives of common people can be saved. Shri Mishra said that the retired officers of construction agencies should also be included in field visits or their opinions and suggestions on the causes of accidents should be taken for necessary changes. He told to work in the direction of setting up traffic and metro police command centres. It was told at the meeting that reflectors have been installed in 1971 tractor-trollies. In comparison to the same period of last year, there has been a decrease of 2.5 percent in road accidents in the year 2019.
Special Director General of Police Shri Mahan Bharat Sagar and Transport Commissioner Shri V. Madhu Kumar was present in the meeting.


aa Governor Shri Tandon attends concluding ceremony of Khajuraho film festival
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 December 2019

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon has said that Khajuraho of Madhya Pradesh is world famous for its unique temples and monuments. We are proud of this world heritage. Events such as the International Film Festival are instrumental in enhancing the reputation of Khajuraho. Such ceremonies are also a means of bringing Indian architecture and archaeological wealth before the world. Governor Shri Tandon was addressing the concluding ceremony of the 5th International Film Festival at Khajuraho today. MP Shri Vishnu Dutt Sharma and local public representatives were present in the programme.
Governor Shri Tandon said that the sculptures of Khajuraho and various temples are important heritage and they should be protected. Describing the International Film Festival as worthwhile, the Governor Shri Tandon said that more viewers will reach from year to year to watch the films on display. This effort is also helpful in the development of the region. He congratulated the organizer of the festival Shri Raja Bundela for this effort. The Governor expressed the need for making a special documentary film on Khajuraho. The Governor presented mementoes to the participants of the film festival.
Film maker and organizer of the Mahotsav Shri Raja Bundela said that the festival started in the year 2015. It is also an effort to connect youth to employment and business by connecting them to various aspects of film production. In the coming times, efforts will be made to take the festival to the level of Goa film festival. At the outset, Khajuraho Municipality Chairman Sushri Kavita Singh welcomed the guests.


aa Instructions for establishment of AYUSH wing in all medical colleges
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath issued instructions to set up AYUSH wing in all medical colleges of the state. While reviewing the AYUSH Department at the Mantralaya today the Chief Minister said that the inclination of general public towards AYUSH medical system has increased of late but people are unable to reap benefits from it due to lack of development as expected. Shri Kamal Nath told to make a target-oriented work plan in the coming month and prepare a time-bound programme for its implementation. Medical Education and AYUSH Minister Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho was present in the meeting.
The Chief Minister granted approval for herbal mandi in Neemuch district during the review. He said that necessary approval in this regard should be sent to the Government of India. The Chief Minister instructed to conduct a fortnightly follow-up of the proposal sent in connection with various schemes of the Government of India.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that there are extensive possibilities in AYUSH medicine system in the state. The state and citizens have not able to avail its benefits due to its limited exploitation. He also directed to encourage wellness tourism in the state. Shri Kamal Nath said that today there are many disciplines in traditional medicine like Panchkarma Yoga, which make a person physically and mentally healthy as well as diagnose serious diseases. He said that an action plan should be prepared in this regard and provide opportunities to private sectors.
The Chief Minister directed to send a team of AYUSH department to leading countries in the world like Germany for homoeopathy and China for Herbal Medicine to promote research and development activities in AYUSH system in the state. He said that this team should also explore the possibilities of MoU in this medical system. He directed to obtain patents and record research and development in respect of various methods of AYUSH and developed medicines in the state.
The Chief Minister asked the Department of AYUSH to publish books on various types of health related information, Ayurvedic remedies and medicinal plants related to Indian system of medicine. He told to get these books translated into English and make them available for publicity in all places like tourism information centres, hotels and private hotels.
Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Commissioner AYUSH Dr. M.K. Agrawal, Deputy Director AYUSH Dr. P.C. Sharma and Principal Pandit Khushilal College Dr. Umesh Shukla were present in the meeting.


aa Christian community gives the message of human service, love and peace: CM Shri Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the Christian community gives the message of human service along with brotherhood, love and peace which the whole world needs the most today. Shri Nath was addressing carol singing programme organized at the CM House before Christmas.
The Chief Minister said that Christmas is a festival which is celebrated in almost all countries of the world because it gives the message of service to mankind with mutual love and peace. If all of us follow this path, the world can be freed from turmoil forever. Shri Nath said that today I recall my school days while attending the carol singing programme. When I was in school, we would visit the church and participated in the carol singing programme. The Chief Minister extended heartiest greetings and best wishes to all the children, fathers and sisters participating in the programme.
Before Christmas, the Christian community gives the good news of the birth of Lord Jesus from door- to-door. Carol singing programmes are organized for this purpose. All people are encouraged to follow the path of Lord Jesus, to walk on the path of brotherhood, love and peace.
School children presented the carol singing programme and greeted the Chief Minister on Christmas. The main parts of the Bible were read out on the occasion. The Chief Minister presented gifts to all the children. Santa Claus presented a gift to the Chief Minister too.
Sushri Shobha Ojha Thomas, PRO Father Maria Stephen, Father Saji, Father Alexander, Father Sunder Raj, Sister Olif and Sister Mary were present in the programme.


aa World Medical Science is the result of Indian Knowledge System
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 December 2019

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said at the closing ceremony of the International Van Mela at Lal Parade ground today that the medical science of the world is a gift of Indian knowledge system. The creator of this was Dhanvantari Guru. The whole world has considered Sushruta as the Father of Surgery. He said that medical science was the service method in Indian culture. Unfortunately, it fell prey to marketism of the west. Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar presided over the ceremony. Governor released the Herbal fair souvenir.
The Governor said that the Indian system of medicine was based on Nadi Tantra and Shwasan. Nadi Vaidya could diagnose the condition of the whole body without any equipments. The breathing process was controlled by yoga. He said that today the world has accepted the importance of Indian Yoga. The demand for Indian herbs is increasing internationally. The Governor said that better arrangements for marketing of forest produce and empowerment of forest dwellers along with protection of forests are necessary.
Shri Lalji Tandon said that Indian seers have clarified the methods for the use of medical knowledge. Bharatiya Vaidya Chikitsa believed that if a poor patient without money went without treatment from their door, all their knowledge would go waste. Based on this belief, Indian medicines were mainly divided into two groups -wood based and metal based. Wood based medicines were made from forest produce and were available free-of-cost. Metal based medicines were made from expensive stones and metals and had fast impact. Diseases were treated in both ways. Vaidyas would treat patients according to their financial condition. Shri Tandon called upon the physicians to make use of their knowledge to fulfill social responsibilities.
Rs 282 crore bonus to be distributed to Tendu Patta collectors
Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar said that efforts are being made to conserve forests and wildlife in the state. He said that 11 lakh families of the state are getting employment from forests. The government is making efforts to ensure that the forest dwellers get fair price for their produce. He informed that bonus of Rs 282 crore will be distributed soon to Tendu Patta collectors.
Minister Shri Singhar said that efforts are being made to make Madhya Pradesh the number one state in medicinal products. A forest produce processing unit is being set up after forming a cluster of 200-300 families through Vandan Yojana. He said that the conservation of eco-system is the basis of a secure future of human life.
President of the State Small Forest Produce Association Shri Virendra Giri said that women have been made directors in one thousand 72 committees for the empowerment of women. Managing Director, Small Forest Produce Association, Shri S.K. Mandal greeted the guests. Shri Ramnarayan Sahu, Deputy Chairman of Small Forest Produce Association, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Shri U. Prakasham and large number of herbal lovers and dignitaries were present.


aa Last rites of MLA Late Shri Banwari Lal Sharma performed with state honours
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 December 2019

Bhopal.The funeral of Late Shri Banwari Lal Sharma, MLA of Joura Assembly in Morena district, was held with state honours in his native village Japthaap. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, former Union Minister Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, other ministers and MLAs laid wreaths on the mortal remains of Late Shri Sharma. Shri Mukesh Sharma, the eldest son of Late Shri Sharma, lit the pyre amidst chanting of Vedic hymns.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath consoled the bereaved family. Former Union Minister Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Cooperative Minister Dr. Govind Singh, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Imarti Devi and MLAs Shri Raghuraj Singh Kanshana, Shri Girraj Dandotia, Shri Kamlesh Jatav, Shri Baijnath Kushwaha, Shri O.P.S Bhadouria, and Apex Bank Administrator Shri Ashok Singh expressed condolences.


aa Rs 70 crores provided to promote sports in schools: Minister Dr. Choudhury
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 December 2019

Bhopal.School Education Minister Dr. Prabhuram Choudhury and Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh gave away the prizes to the winners of the 65th National School Taekwondo Championship in Vidisha. Former Union Minister Shri Suresh Pachouri was present on the occasion.
On this occasion, Minister Dr. Chaudhary informed that an amount of Rs 70 crores has been provided to purchase sports material to encourage sports in schools. An amount of Rs 5 thousand has been released to each primary school, Rs 10 thousand to middle school and Rs 25-thousand each to high school and higher secondary school. Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Singh also addressed the function.
Maharashtra state bagged the Overall Championship with 60 points in the 65th National School Taekwondo Championship. Sikkim state was awarded the Best Discipline Display. In the Boys Category, Uttar Pradesh stood first with total 29 points and second with 14 points. Gujarat team stood third with 12 points. In girls category in various competitions, Maharashtra stood first with 31 points, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan stood second with 12 points and Andhra Pradesh came third with 10 points.


aa Need to preserve and encourage tribal culture
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2019

Bhopal.Inaugurating the Adi Mahotsav at Bhopal Haat, Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that there is a need to preserve and encourage the culture, art-skills and knowledge of the tribal society which are conductors of Indian culture. He said that ground efforts are necessary to connect tribal society with the mainstream of development. There should be active participation of the society in this. Referring to the glorious history of the tribal society, the Governor described their sacrifices for the country as venerable.
Presiding over the inaugural programme, Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Omkar Singh Markam said that tribal society has a deep relationship with nature and agriculture. This society respects and protects them. In tribal society, there are cultural traditions like beej-pujan before the sowing of the crop. Shri Markam said that tribal society has an amazing ability to recognize valuable medicines and herbs. He said that the state government has started efforts towards preservation of tribal foodgrain, art-skills, culture and knowledge.
President of Laghu Vanopaj Sangh Shri Virendra Giri, Chairman of TRIFED, New Delhi Shri R. C. Meena, Regional Manager Shri J.S. Shekhawat and dignitaries were present in the concluding ceremony.


aa Public Prosecution Officers should take initiative for early trials in cases of POCSO Act
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2019

Bhopal.Minister of Public Relations and Law and Legislative Affairs Shri P.C. Sharma, while inaugurating the Legal Workshop on Public Prosecutions related to POCSO Act at PTRI, said that it is very important to initiate an early trial in cases of POCSO Act. He told the Public Prosecution Officers to reduce delay in obtaining DNA reports. Shri Sharma called for regular monitoring of sensitive cases like rape of girls and the need to get the culprits punished as soon as possible.
Minister Shri Sharma said that it is the moral responsibility of the Public Prosecution Officers to behave with the victim like guardians against the accused of rape, motivating them to testify fearlessly and with full self-confidence. Giving information about the proceedings under the POCSO Act, Shri Sharma said that we have succeeded in getting the culprits punished in 67 percent cases in the state. This year the culprits were awarded death by hanging in 9 cases under the POCSO Act in the state. Minister Shri Sharma asked the officers to create fear of punishment in the minds of criminals.
Principal Secretary Home Shri S.N. Mishra said that fear should be instilled more in the minds of criminals particularly in those who commit crimes against women. For this, it is necessary to punish the culprits in maximum cases of such crimes. The government’s side should be put firmly before the court by the prosecuting officer. Principal Secretary Law Shri Satyendra Kumar Singh said that daily proceedings of of cases under POCSO Act are being monitored at the state headquarters. Director Public Prosecution Shri Purushottam Sharma gave detailed information about public prosecution of divisional level workshops related to POCSO Act.


aa Rashtriya Balrang Mahotsav is a unique confluence of the country’s cultural heritage: Minister Dr. Chaudhary
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 December 2019

Bhopal.School Education Minister Dr. Prabhuram Chaudhary said at the concluding ceremony of the Rashtriya Balrang Mahotsav organized at the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya that this Mahotsav is really a unique confluence of the country’s cultural heritage. The carriers of this heritage are the children of today. The Mahotsav is a platform for these children to share the diversities of social, cultural characteristics, attire, art, dance, food etc. of their regions. Minister Dr. Chaudhary said that participation in other creative activities apart from education is must for the all round development of children. This helps the children learn discipline, self-reliance, management etc. Dr. Chaudhary visited the Samarth and Laghu Bharat Exhibition and appreciated the STEAM education system and the Umang module put up by the children. He tasted delicious dishes prepared by the children at various stalls in the food zone and rewarded the winners of the competitions. On this occasion, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma and Commissioner Public Instructions Smt. Jayashri Kiyawat were also present. Sikkim stood first, Haryana second and Himachal Pradesh third in the cultural dance at the Mahotsav. Madhya Pradesh bagged the first and Chhattisgarh received the second consolation prize. Awards of Samarth and Small India Exhibition, Food Zone, Croft etc. were also distributed. Child journalists interviewed all the guests and presented them with Bal-Patra. The first 5 cultural dances by child artists left the audience spellbound.


aa Set high morals as goal of your work: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 December 2019

Bhopal.The probationary officers of the Indian Police Service paid courtesy visit to the Governor Shri Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhavan today. The Governor told them that the high morals of work are the basis of success. In real sense, public service is a strong medium of developing society and removing its evils. It is also an important responsibility. He said that high ideals should be the goal of your work. Move forward keeping in mind that the honour of uniform is the honour of the society and the country.
The Governor said that officers should work as servants of the society. The scope of thinking should be broad and the perspective should be wide. The pleasure that we derive from making others happy is invaluable. Government service is an important opportunity to achieve this happiness. He said the country is changing rapidly. Working with enthusiasm, creativity, innovation, justness and sensitivity will help them in receiving full respect and happiness in life, he added.


aa School students should be connected with creative activities
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 December 2019

Bhopal.Inaugurating the Rashtriya Balrang Mahotsav at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghralaya, the Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that school students should be connected with creative activities. Efforts should be made in developing healthy mindset in children since childhood. The Governor further mentioned that our country has unique traditions of dance, singing, painting, food variety, bhajan, sufi-qawwali etc. We got an opportunity to feel all these together in the Balrang programme, he added.
Informing about the Mahotsav, the Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami said that the Balrang Mahotsav has been given an inter-state form. School children of 13 states are participating in this event.
In the Mahotsav, exhibitions on subject like ‘Laghu Bharat aur Samarth Bharat’ have been put up by the children. Food, culture, folk-art and craft of different states have been displayed in Laghu Bharat exhibition. A glimpse of country’s progress has been exhibited in Samarth Bharat exhibition.
The Commissioner Public Instruction Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat proposed the vote of thanks. The Director Rajya Shiksha Kendra Smt. Irene Cynthia and Superintendent of Indira Gandhi Manav Sanghralaya Shri D.S. Rao were also present on this occasion. An attractive march-past was conducted by the children at the beginning of the programme.


aa Honour must to inspire people to undertake best works: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 December 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that newspapers should contribute in highlighting best works and innovations undertaken in the field of social work before the society. Shri Tandon was addressing the Function of Eminence Award-2019 at Minto Hall. He further mentioned that this will help in creating an atmosphere of positivity in the society. On this occasion, the social activists, businessmen and entrepreuners were awarded with Eminence Award-2019 for their outstanding performance in different fields.
The Governor Shri Tandon said that honour to excellent work is must with a moral and social view point. He further said that a big change is coming in the society, people of all the fields are coming forward to contribute in the efforts of social upliftment. There is no lack of means, resources and opportunities. With knowledge and courage, only efforts are needed. Shri Tandon mentioned that in present time, a feeling of responsibilty is utmost needed towards social concerns.
The Satellite News Editor of of Dainik Bhaskar Shri Om Gaur welcomed the guests. The Business Head Shri Sumit Modi shed light on the outline of the programme. The vote of thanks was proposed by State Editor Satellite Shri Shiv Kumar Vivek.


aa Chief Secretary reviews Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan (Rural)
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty reviewed activities of Swachcha Barat Abhiyan (Rural) through video conferencing at Mantralaya today. He directed District Collectors to achieve the targets specified under the Mission by January 15, 2020 and send a report to the government. Shri Mohanty asked the Collectors to form their teams and start works at all the places in districts together. He gave directives to the Divisional Commissioners for its constant monitoring.
In the video conferencing, the Secretary, Government of India Shri Parmeshwar Iyer said that under the Swachcha Bharat Mission, excellent work has been done in urban and rural areas of the state. He further mentioned that as per the need, training should also be given to the employees of the districts. The Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Manoj Shrivastava informed that Madhya is the only state, in which work has been started to complete the unused and incomplete toilets.
Divisional Commissioners, Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and Chief Executive Officers of Jila Panchayat attended the video conference.


aa Minister Shri Jaiswal hands over LOI of Bundar Diamond Mine to Aditya Birla Group
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 December 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Mineral Resources Shri Pradeep Jaiswal handed over the Letter of Intent (LOI) of Bundar Diamond Mine spread over 364 hectare area of the state to M/s Essel Mining and Industries Ltd., Mumbai, the company of Aditya Birla Group at Mantralaya today. On behalf of the company, the Managing Director Shri Tuhin Kumar Mukherjee and Shri Ashok Kumar Bal received the letter of intent. The Principal Secretary Shri Neeraj Mandloi, Secretary Shri Narendra Singh Parmar and Director Shri Vineet Austin were present on the occasion.
The company of the Aditya Birla Group has got this Bundar mine of Buxwaha in highest bid of 30.05 percent during the auction. This mine is the best gem quality mine of the Asia continent. During the auctioning process, the Adani Group stood second by maximum bidding of 30 percent.
Bundar Diamond Mine has 34.20 million carat storage approximately, which has been estimated at a value of Rs. 55 thousand crore. The Madhya Pradesh Government will receive about Rs. 16 thousand crore in the form of additional premium during the lease period from this mine. Apart from this, Rs. 6 thousand crore will be received by the government in mineral head. The lease period of the mine will be 50 years.


aa Rashtriya Balrang Mahotsav begins at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 December 2019

Bhopal.Commissioner, Public Instructions Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat today inaugurated the three-day Rashtriya Balrang Mahotsav at the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya. She released the Baal-Patra on the occasion and spoke to the children attending the Mahotsav.
Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat said that the Rashtriya Balrang Mahotsav has brought special recognition to the state. This Mahotsav is a festival of learning and teaching activities for children. He hoped that students will take inspiration from Balrang in the the country’s rich cultural heritage dance, singing, instrumental and other arts and would give their best performances on bigger platforms.
On the first day of the Mahotsav, children gave attractive Cultural, Literary, Sanskrit and Yoga performances. The performances of the disabled children in the competitions were a centre of attraction. Laghu Bharat Pradarshini ‘Samarth” was organized in the Mahotsav. In this, the culture and glorious traditions of various states were displayed in an attractive manner. School students displayed various schemes and activities in the exhibition. School children put up stalls of famous delicacies of the state in the Mahotsav.
On the first day of Balrang Mahotsav today, state-level competitions were organized for the children in which division level school children gave attractive cultural performances. National folk-dance competition will be organized on December 20-21 at the Mahotsav. Children are being given information regarding jungle camp, river crossing, monkey bridge, commando bridge at the scout camp in the Mahtosav.
Governor to inaugurate ceremony
Governor Shri Lalji Tandon will inaugurate the Rashtriya Balrang Samaroh at 11 am on December 20. School children from 13 states are taking part in the ceremony. Folk dance will be performed by the children from various states at the ceremony.


aa Attempt to change mentality of saying no to yes
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the governance-administration must have a positive outlook for the progress of the state and effective implementation of public welfare schemes. He said that after becoming Chief Minister, I have made an effort to change the mindset of saying no, to the mindset of saying yes to improve the system. He said that I am preparing such a profile of Madhya Pradesh that the identity of the state should be established not only in the country but in the whole world. Shri Kamal Nath was releasing the book “Chunav hai badlav ka” written by journalist Brijesh Rajput at a private hotel today. On this occasion, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma was also present.
The Chief Minister said that it is easiest to say no to any work because on saying yes you have to do the work and give results. He said that after becoming the Chief Minister, the biggest challenge before me was how to change this mindset in the system. Shri Nath said that my efforts in this direction are continuous. He said that political change does not bring change, we also have to see what change has come in the way of working of the machinery that is working in the delivery system. He said that today there has been a change in every field, the expectations of the people for whom we are working have increased. In such a situation, it is necessary that the way of working of our system also changes so that we can get better results.
The Chief Minister said that I can see from the perspective of voters why they wanted this political change that has taken place in Madhya Pradesh after 15 years. The challenge before us is to understand the feelings of change in voters and work accordingly. There should be revolution in the field of agriculture for the economic prosperity of the people in the state, to make the life of the people happy. Until and unless the agriculture sector is not strengthened, the economy cannot be strengthened because 70 percent of the state’s population is directly and indirectly dependent on agriculture. Increase in economic activity is must because only this creates employment opportunities and a basic economy. Shri Kamal Nath said that after good production, how to utilize the produce better is also a challenge for us. Our procurement system is of the time when there was less production. We will also have to change that system so that farmers can sell their produce easily and they can get the right price. The Chief Minister said that our policies should also be simple. A policy that blocks our development is of no use. Referring to creating an environment of trust for investment, he said that we have changed our policies, which brought investment not only from our country but also from abroad in many areas.
The Chief Minister said that after the change, we had another challenge which was that of financial crisis. The previous government announced several such schemes without budget provision. Along with the empty coffers, we have to bear the financial burden of these schemes also. Due to excessive rainfall, farmers and infrastructure have had to suffer losses worth Rs 8 thousand crores. We are working with management even in these adverse circumstances.
The Chief Minister said that the field of news media has also witnessed change. After print media, electronic media and now Google and Internet have brought about a new revolution in the field of communication. In this, the biggest challenge before all the people connected with our media is how to uphold the honour of their profession. He said that if the media goes in the wrong direction, then the country has to suffer.
Initially senior journalist Shri Rasheed Qidwai gave information about the author Shri Brijesh Rajput and his book. The author Shri Brijesh Rajput threw light on the content of his book writing. Journalist Shri Manoj Sharma conducted the programme.
Vice-Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism, Shri Deepak Tiwari, Information Commissioner of State Information Commission, Shri Rahul Singh and Shri Vijay Manohar Tiwari, former Union Minister Shri Arun Yadav and a large number of journalists, senior officials and representatives of various political parties were present.


aa Minor Forest Produces Federation should create fund for research on herbs : Minister Dr. Govind Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 December 2019

Bhopal.The International Van Mela begun at Lal Parade Ground of Bhopal today. The Minister for Cooperative Dr. Govind Singh was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Minister for Minorities Welfare Shri Arif Aqueel presided over the programme. The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma and Chairman State Minor Forest Produce Federation Shri Virendra Singh Goswami were the special guests on the occasion. Representatives from across the country and state, Bhutan as well as Nepal are taking part in the Van Mela being organized under the joint aegis of Forest Department and Minor Forest Produces Federation. Free medical consultancy camp will be held in the 5-Day Van Mela from December 19 to 22. Moreover, workshop on December 20-21 and buyer-seller convention will be held on December 22.
The Minister for Cooperative Dr. Govind Singh said that our country has long tradition of treatment by herbs. The ever growing popularity of Ayurved in country and abroad strengthens its trustworthiness. Praising the efforts being made for public awareness through Herbal Mela, he said that a fund should be created by the Minor Forest Produces Federation for research on herbs. He said that thousands years ago, the medical treatment method of Dhanvantari and plastic surgery of Sushrut were prevalent in our country Dr. Singh further mentioned that the Former Chief Minister Late Shri Arjun Singh has performed a noble deed by establishing the Federation and enabled the forest produces collectors in getting rid of middlemen. Dr. Singh while describing the innocence of tribals said that tribal used to give 2-3 k.g of chironji in place of just half k.g. grain before the establishment of the Federation.
The Minister for Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Shri Arif Aqueel said that the Bhopalites are awaiting the herbal fair for a year. He urged various Ayurvedic companies and Vaidhs, participating in the Mela to focus on the treatment of kidney, heart, etc., of gas victims.
The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma said that besides farming, forest produces is an additional source of income for the farmers. The increase in income of the tribal will strengthen the economic condition of the state.
The Additional Chief Secretary Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Dr. U. Prakasham, Managing Director State Minor Forest Produces Federation Shri S.K. Mandal, MLA Shri Surendra Singh Shera, Members of Board of Directors of the Federation and a large number of officers and staff, members of forest societies and citizens were present on the occasion.


aa Minister Shri Harsh Yadav Chairs Advisory Committee’s meeting
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 December 2019

Bhopal.In a meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee held at Mantralaya today, the Minister for Village and Cottage Industry Shri Harsh Yadav said that traditional small businesses and skilled craftsmen connected with them will be encouraged. Evert possible step will be taken to improve economic condition of these businessmen and craftsmen.
The Members of Legislative Assembly Shri O.P.S. Bhadoria, Shri Valsingh Meda, Shri Mohan Yadav and Shri Virendra Raghuvanshi gave suggestions as regard to protect and develop traditional activities like manufacturing of Brass, Handicraft and Puja material, Textile printing, Tamarind trade of Ujjain, Silk production of Shivpuri, Textile manufacturing of Kolaras area, Quilt covers and Kulhad manufacturing by Kori and Prajapati communities in Mehgaon. In the meeting, discussions on the upgradation of the traditional business of Dhoti manufacturing of Bhind district like Chanderi Sarees.
It was informed in the meeting that the Directorate of Silk has sold silk products of about Rs. 4 crore in the year 2019. A Central Store has been started in Malikheda of Hoshangabad district to clear old stock to facilitate businessmen of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other states. Market is being made available through various fairs and exhibitions by the Handicraft Department for the products of weavers. It was further informed that Craft Bazaar is proposed in Ujjain in the month of January. Alos, initiative has been taken to begin Mrigyanayani emporium in Ujjain.
The Commissioner Silk Shri Kavindra Kiyawat, Commissioner Handicraft Shri Rajeev Sharma and other Senior Officers were present at the meeting.


aa Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh visits Tribal Museum
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 December 2019

Bhopal.Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh visited Tribal Museum situated in Shyamala Hills during his stay in Bhopal today. In the visitor’s book at the museum, he wrote – Tribal life and culture of the state has been displayed beautifully in the tribal museum of Bhopal which is praiseworthy. There is need to preserve and enrich the heritage of tribal art for the future generations of the country. Dr. Manmohan Singh appreciated the decoration of the various galleries of the museum. He said that he was impressed with the unique museum.
Culture Minister Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho gave information about the tribal art forms displayed in the museum to the former Prime Minister in detail. Folk artists from Chhindwara and Betul district gave a grand welcome to the former Prime Minister Dr. Singh in the museum with music from traditional instruments. Dr. Manmohan Singh was presented with insignia along with Gond painting artwork on behalf of the museum.
On this occasion former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari, Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam and Home Minister Shri Bala Bachchan were present.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath receives former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath received former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at the State hangar on his arrival in Bhopal. Shri Kamal Nath welcomed Dr. Singh by offering a bouquet. On this occasion, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Finance Minister Shri Tarun Bhanot, former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh, former Union Minister Shri Suresh Pachauri, MLA Shri Kunal Chaudhary and dignitaries were present.


aa State will soon have Film Policy and Film City/font>
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that in order to give boost to the economic activities in the state, Madhya Pradesh will be made film-friendly. Film policy will be formulated soon in this regard. Shri Kamal Nath was inaugurating the 5th International Film Festival in Khajuraho today.
Shri Kamal Nath said that films are not only the medium for entertainment but films also become tool for the economic prosperity. He further mentioned that we are working in the direction to formulate a new film policy and to establish film city in the state, this will encourage film producers and provide opportunities for the local artists. Shri Nath stated that in comparison to past, a big change has come in technique of film production. Training in new film technology will be given to youth of our state through skill development center,s so that they could get employment. He said that the government is also considering exhibiting films through small screens in kasba, block and at tehsil level. On one hand, it will help in providing means of entertainment to the people and on the other because of increase in the economic activities will also generate new employments.
The Chief Minister further mentioned that special efforts will be made to remove backwardness of Bundelkhand. Every possible step will be taken to ensure that Bundelkhand takes the place in the map of leading areas.
On this occasion, Shri Kamal Nath inaugurated Tapra Talkies and honoured Industrialist Dr. Lalit Khetan with Bharat Gaurav Samman. The programme was also addressed by MLA Shri Nati Raja and Chairman of the Festival Shri Raja Bundela.
The 5th Khajuraho International Festival organized in joint aegis of Culture and Tourism Departments in collaboration with Prayas Production, Mumbai was inaugurated with the screening of Gandhi Film on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This year the theme of the Film Festival is ‘Comedy’. In this 7-Day festival, films will be screened and the comedians will also give their performances.
The Minister for Commercial Taxes Shri Brijendra Singh Rathore, Minister for Public Works Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, film personalities, public representatives and citizens in large number were present on the occasion.


aa Recognise and Support Truth for keeping country safe and secure
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that it is must to recognise and support truth to keep country safe and secured. He was speaking at the Kavi Sammelan ‘Awaaz Do, Hum Ek Hain’ organised on Vijay Diwas, celeberated on the day, when India defeated Pakistan in a war on December 16, 48 years ago.
Shri Kamal Nath said that the adverse circumtances which are emerging today in the country, on such time it is must that we should recognise truth for the unity of the country, strengthening integrity and for making bright future of the nation. He further mentioned that it is utmost imporatnt to know the truth of the stories which are being concocted to mislead people. The Chief Minister said ‘ I have asked the poets present in the Kavi Sammelan to express truth and the audience to take a resolution to support the truth’. Referring the India-Pakistan War of 1971, the Chief Minister said that after the World War II, December 16 is that historic day of the Indian history, on which 90,000 soldiers of the Pakistani Army surrendered before India for the first time. This war was also important as the western countries including Europe opposed India. But our the then Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, the Iron lady gave befitting reply with brave soldiers of India to the enemy with firmness and valour. After this greatest victory, the world recognised the strength of India.
A the outset, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath falicitated famous poets Dr. Rahat Indori, Dr. Sampat Saral, Dr. Kumar Vishwas, Col. V. P. Singh, Shri Raasbihari Goud, Shri Ramesh Muskan, Sushri Kavita Tiwari and Shri Dinesh Bawra by presenting shawl-shreephal.
The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Govind Singh, Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Shri Arif Aqueel, Minister for Culture Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho, Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary, Minister for Health Shri Tulsiram Silawat, Minister for Cottage and Village Industry Shri Harsh Yadav, Minister for Labour Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodiya, Minister for Public Relatiosn Shri P.C. Sharma, Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh, Minister for Public Health Engineering Shri Sukhdev Panse, Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari, Minister for Commercial Taxes Shri Brijendra Singh Rathore, Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel, Minister for Finance Shri Tarun Bhanot and Former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh and citizens in large number were present on the occasion.


aa I want assessment certificate from people for my works: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that I want a certificate of assessment of my work from the public. ‘I avoid self-praise through publicity, hoarding and branding’. Referring to the glorious day of the creation of a new nation “Bangladesh” defeating Pakistan 48 years ago on December 16, 1971, by the former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, Shri Kamal Nath said that it would have been nice if it would have been celebrated as Vijay Diwas in the whole country. The Chief Minister said this during a special talk with a private channel today on the completion of one year of the government. On this occasion, the Chief Minister openly expressed his views on the basic changes made in the state in a year and on national and international issues.
My efforts is to ensure that people have faith in the government
On works done by him maintaining a distance with publicity, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said ‘I believe that the final stamp on our works should be put by the people’. On behalf of the people, it should be said that it has faith in the government and leadership. This certificate is most important to us. If events, campaigns and redundancy promotions are made, but ground reality is different, then it is betrayal of the public.
Our goal is timely implementation of schemes
On the functioning of his government during the last one year in the state, the Chief Minister said that till now ‘I have got only nine and a half months to work’. My first attempt was to change the thinking, attitudes and outlook of the governance and administration. No matter what policy we form, if it is not implemented on time, people do not get the benefits. With this in view, we have created an environment of change and accountability in the behaviour of the system. People should be confident that the schemes of the government will benefit them. We have made concerted efforts in this direction. We have also worked with the view that the investment that is already been made here should be have faith in the government. ‘I believe that till we do not generate confidence in the industries already established in the state, there will be no possibility of new investment. He said ‘I am happy to say that we have succeeded in this field’.
Our intention is not to target anyone but create mafia-free Madhya Pradesh
On the campaign against mafia after adulteration, the Chief Minister said that today our state does not produce as much milk in comparison to the consumption. Obviously, adulterated milk is being distributed to the people of the state. Government will not tolerate anyone messing up with public health. Therefore, we have launched a campaign against those who are involved in adulteration in food and drink including milk production in the state. This campaign will continue. On the campaign launched against the mafia, the Chief Minister said ‘I want to clarify here that we are not targeting anyone through this’. Organized crime mafia and blackmailers will no longer be allowed to flourish in Madhya Pradesh. We will not compromise on the development of the state and interests of the people. He said that today when we talk about investment in the state, we will also have to create an environment for investors in which they can work fearlessly without any pressure. He said that ever since we have launched this campaign, people are fearlessly complaining against the mafia. People are also sending mails to me. This makes it clear that people are tired of the mafia. They did not want to get exposed due to fear. They were not being heard since the last 15 years. The mafia had political patronage. We will continue to make the state mafia-free so that society and the state remain safe.
Religion is a matter of our faith, not politics
On starting the plans for development of Rampath Van Gaman Marg and the pilgrimage sites of the state including the Mahakal temple, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that all this work is not on political agenda but is being fulfilled as a responsibility of the government to respect the faiths and beliefs of the people. He said that India is a country of different cultures, religions and languages.Due to this characteristic, the whole world looks up to India with respect. We will continue to work in this direction so that this respect remains intact.
It would have been nice if 1971’s glory day was celebrated in the whole country
The Chief Minister said that today we are celebrating Vijay Diwas in the state for winning the war against Pakistan, led by Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1971. With the courage with which our jawans of all the three wings of our defence, defeated Pakistan in this war, could not have a day of greater pride for the Indians after independence. This was the first time in the history of the world after the Second World War, when 93 thousand soldiers of Pakistan surrendered before the Indian Army. Pakistan Army General Niazi had surrendered by taking off his gun and belt in front of the Army Chief General Manekshaw. Formation of a new country was made possible by the efforts of Smt. Indira Gandhi by freeing Bangladeshis from the exploitation of Pakistan. She was given the title of “Iron Lady” by the whole world on this success. This day of 48 years ago was the most glorious day for all Indians. It would been a true tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives during this 13-day war against Pakistan, if we had celebrated the day as Vijay Diwas all over the country.
Vision document is a document of the future development of the state
On completion of his one-year term, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, while stating the original intention of the vision document, said that we want to build this state according to the future. The basic objective of our vision document is that in the coming times the framework of development is made with new changes in the cities and villages and in the field of agriculture and industry. We want to tell the people of the state what our thinking is about development.
Sense of nationalism should be to unite not divide
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath while stating his concept of nationalism said that our country is a country of diversities. True nationalism is when every caste, religion and culture is respected. He said that no such law should be made that sends the message of insecurity to the people of the country. He said that in the interest of the country, it is necessary that we engage in the politics that unites. We are against every decision that spreads disharmony in the country and hurts the spirit of brotherhood.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath saw Vijay Diwas Exhibition
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath saw Photo Exhibition ‘Bhartiya Itihaas ka Ek Swarnim Adhyay’ organised by the Public Relations Department at Shaurya Smarak on Vijay Diwas. The rise of Bangladesh and victory of India over Pakistan has been displayed through extraordinary and impressive photos in the exhibition.
The Minister for General Administration and Cooperative Dr. Govind Singh, Minister for Minorities Welfare Shri Arif Aqueel and Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma also saw the exhibition. The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Director General of Police Shri V.K. Singh, Commissioner Public Relations Shri P.Narhari and other Senior Officers were present on the occasion.


CORN IS MORE THAN POP CORN
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 December 2019

Bhopal.Everyone likes the taste of corn flakes and popcorn but a few know that it offers even more. A few know that the Corn City Chhindwara has the highest production of maize in Madhya Pradesh. The entreprise of maize growers of Chhindwara will be manifested at the Chhindwara Corn Festival 2019 being held on 15 and 16 December 2019. An opportunity for them to know what is the latest in farm mechanization, maize processing, maize based food products and maize market scenario. In addition, they will also get a chance to interact with maize scientists and other experts.
Today maize has become a commercial crop. To harness the benefits of rising production, it has become necessary to have maize based agri–processing units. Rich in nutrients, maize offers opportunities for setting up maize–based small scale entreprises. Maize production in Chhindwara district alone has increased from 6 lakh 23 thousand MT to 12 lakh MT. The acreage of maize has also increased from 1.24 lakh hectare to 2.95 lakh hectare. The maize production in the State has touched 46 lakh MT.
Director of Indian Maize Research Institute, Ludhiana, Dr. Sanjay Rakshit says that maize production has shown upward trend in Madhya Pradesh but value addition and processing is yet to be done. It is expected that maize processing will start here so that the maize farmers can reap optimum benefits.
A progressive farmer from Haryana Mr. Kamal Chauhan appreciates organizing the Corn Festival saying that such an event gives the farmers new technological interventions, which they can suitably use.
Food processing expert Dr. Ramnath Suryavanshi believes that key players in farm industry should focus attention on the potential of setting up maize–based processing units as its economic market is growing. It is now an employment-generating crop. It can help double the income of farmers.
Dr. S.R. Azad, Director of Madhya Pradesh Vigyan Sabha is involved in imparting training to tribal farmers for making maize toasts and biscuits and providing them market. He says that there is an urgent need to raise awareness among the consumers about the nutritional quality of maize. There is also a need to connect small farmers directly with maize– based food processing units. Chhindwara is an ideal district for this.
Nutri Bakery
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath believes that farmers should get opportunities to join agri–entrepreneurship, so that they are not limited to production only and also emerge as an entrepreneur.
Realising the vision of the Chief Minister, the tribal women in Tamia block of Chhindwara district have succeeded in establishing Nutri Bakery. They are economically self-dependent now. They make maize toasts and biscuits, which are a popular nutritious food items. This is not only helping them address nutritional deficiency but also helping the tribal women earn handsome livelihoods. Their income base has also improved. At least four Nutri Bakery Units are operating in Tamia. The women, who were earning hardly about Rs. 1500 a month are now getting Rs. 4 to 5 thousand a month.
Earlier, these tribal women were either engaged in farming or collecting minor forest produce. They used to migrate to the surrounding districts searching petty farm works during Kharif. Hardly, they could earn around Rs. 1500 a month. They started a bakery for maize, millet, Mahua, Amla based products. The Corn Toasts and biscuits are popular in the region. In the local market, these women market these food items themselves.
Now these tribal women are capable of imparting training to their fellow women. Samoka Bai, a member of the Ragini self-help group of Harsh Diwari village in Tamia underwent seven-day bakery training. She describes how she skilled herself in operating machines used in the bakery and how corn toasts are made. Also she gained knowledge about quality, cost and marketing.
Similarly, Sumaravati Bai is a member of Durga self-help group of Matkadhana village also got the similar training. Her SHG is making toasts using a small furnace and selling it in the local market.
Saroj Bai, a member of the Radhakrishna self-help group of Saldhana (Bagai) village, who is interested in marketing, has now started business with the support of other members.
The success of Nutri Bakery has evoked a good response. Many government departments and voluntary organizations expressed interest in the initiative. National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Tejaswini project of Women and Child Development Department, Forest Department and Chai India (Madhya Pradesh Chapter) have approached for assistance in setting up the Nutri Bakery. Tejaswini has set up two bakeries in Mandla district and two more are being planned.
Why Is Maize A Commercial Crop?
Maize is used in a multiple ways. Its animal food especially poultry feed is made of maize and is in high demand. As the poultry industry is growing, the demand for poultry feed has increased. Popular food items such as corn flakes are popular. Maize is consumed as a foodgrain and has industrial use also. A good yield is possible in less water. It is a climate change–resilient crop. Maize is rich in nutrients. It contains 71 percent starch, 9 to 10 percent protein, 4 to 45 percent fat, 9 to 10 percent fiber, 2 to 3 percent sugar and 1.4 percent mineral.


A.E. suspended due to absence in Urban Development Minister’s meeting
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 December 2019

Bhopal.A meeting was called by the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh in Khilchipur to review works being done in urban bodies of Rajgarh district. Review of technical schemes of Rajgarh Municipality could not take place as Shri Satyendra Singh Sengar, the assistant engineer of Rajgarh Municipality was absent without prior intimation from the meeting.
The Commissioner Urban Administration and Development Shri P. Narhari has suspended the Assistant Engineer Shri Sengar due to his absence without prior intimation in the meeting of the Departmental Minister. During the suspension period, the Headquarters of Shri Sengar will be the Divisional Office of the Joint Director Urban Administration and Development, Bhopal.


aa Students should become proficient like Eklavya and make the country proud
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 December 2019

Bhopal.Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam today urged the players at the concluding ceremony of the Eklavya Residential Tribal Schools National Sports Competition at T.T. Nagar Stadium that they must be proficient like Eklavya and make the counrty proud at the international level. Shri Markam distributed medals and certificates to the best performing players and teams.
Minister Shri Markam said that he is grateful to the parents who motivated their children to study in Eklavya Residential School. He raised the slogan of “Adivasiyon ki shaan hai-Eklavya Hamara mahan hai” along with the children at the sports ground.
Deputy Commissioner Tribal Welfare Department Smt. Seema Soni told that players gave their best performance for 1980 medals in 16 categories in the sports competition. As many as 4057 players took part in the competition. The title of Best Player of the Tournament in the National Sports Competition was bagged by Shalini Tomar of Sondwa from Alirajpur district. Uttarakhand bagged the title of Best EMRS State while Madhya Pradesh was awarded the Overall Champions Trophy. Minister Shri Markam felicitated the Head Coach of various states at the concluding ceremony.
Principal Secretary Tribal Welfare Smt. Deepali Rastogi, Smt. Kusum Markam and Director Tribal Regional Development Scheme Shri Rakesh Singh were present on the occasion.


Mubarakpur and 11 Miles Toll Plaza suspended
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 December 2019

Bhopal.The Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation has suspended the Toll Plazas of 11 miles and Mubarakpur situated at the Bhopal By-Pass Road. The corporation has taken the entire management of these toll plazas in its control from the M/s Transstroy, Bhopal Bypass Private Ltd., Hyderabad. The Chief General Manager (Administration) of the corporation informed that in compliance to the order, the action for suspension has been taken in presence of the officers of the corporation and local administration. Zabti Punchnama of total Rs. One lakh 50 thousand 300 has been made from the lane no. 5,6,7 and 8 of the 11 miles toll plaza at 11.30 a.m. on December 12. On the same day, zabti punchnama of total Rs. One lakh 42 thousand 800 has been made at 11.50 a.m. from the lane no. 3,4,5 and 6 of the Mubarakpur toll plaza. The corporation has started the operation of the toll plazas itself. Necessary proceedings have been planned for this work through CEDMAP. Both the toll plazas will be operated and managed completely by the Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation till further order.


aa Police should use new technology to prevent crimes
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the police department should adopt new technology to prevent crimes strictly. He was inaugurating the 19th All India Water Sports Competition at Water Sports Centre situated at Upper Lake today. The Chief Minister said that the functioning of police has become comfortable with the changes that have come across the globe and new technology. He further mentioned that with the new technology, the prevention of crimes has become easier. What is required is how we make new technology a part of our work and use it to strengthen the law and order. Shri Kamal Nath said that talent comes to the fore from sports competitions. Sports also make people mentally and physically healthy. Sports competitions are important as they keep our police force physically and mentally healthy. Welcoming the players of the Central Forces, Para-Military establishments and Police department, came from the 20 states to participate in the competition, the Chief Minister expressed hope that the sportspersons will perform outstandingly in this competition. The Chief Minister received introduction from the captains of the teams participating in the competition and released a souvenir. Shri Kamal Nath formally declared the sports competition open. The teams after conducting the march-past gave salute to the Chief Minister. The function was also addressed by the Director General of Police Shri V.K. Singh. The Additional Director General of Police Shri Adarsh Katiyar, Senior Officers of the Police Department and sports fans in large number were present on the occasion. It is to be mentioned that the Madhya Pradesh Police has been entrusted with the responsibility to hold the 19th All India Water Sports Competition by the All India Police Sports Control Board. The competition will continue till December 16. This competition is being organized in Madhya Pradesh for the fifth time. Kayaking, canoeing and rowing competitions will be held under the 19th Water Sports Competition.


Chief Secretary to head High level Implementation Committee
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 December 2019

Bhopal.A high level Implementation Committee has been constituted by the State Government under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to ensure timely implementation of the Support for Statistical Strengthening scheme. The committee will guide the Central Statistics Office in implementing the scheme in the state properly. The Additional Chief Secretary-Planning, Economics and Statistics and Principal Secretary- Finance have been inducted as members of the committee. The Commissioner Economics and Statistics have been made member secretary of the committee.


aa Strict action on negligence in public’s work: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has given instructions to redress all cases of forest rights pattas by December apart from completing the distribution of fertilizers, paddy procurement and road repair work on priority. Taking into serious consideration the matter of closure of complaints made by the public without redressal, he said that it will not be tolerated. The Chief Minister said that the responsibility of solving the problems of the people should be decided at higher level and not at the lower level. Shri Nath was in a dialogue with the district collectors and complainants through video conferencing in a Janadhikar programme.
No callousness should be made in fertilizer distribution
The Chief Minister asked the district collectors to take fertilizer distribution work on top priority. He told them to ensure adequate availability and that there is no black marketing. The Chief Minister told them to monitor that the private fertilizer sellers do not sell fertilizers to the farmers at high rates. He said that adulterated fertilizer should not be sold in the market. He told them to ensure that law and order situation does not arise over fertilizer.
Purchase and payment of paddy should be on time
The Chief Minister said that all arrangements should be made for the purchase of paddy. The paddy procurement process should be started in the right way and on time. He asked to maintain adequate availability of sacks and also to pay the farmers for their produces on time.
Send list of roads which are posing problems for people
The Chief Minister said that the work of repairing roads is being done on a large scale in the entire state. He asked the collector to ensure that quality is maintained in construction of roads. He said that a list of such roads should also be prepared where the repair work has not started and the public is facing problems.
Ensure disposal of forest rights cases by December
While reviewing the forest rights pattas, the Chief Minister gave clear instructions to ensure that that all eligible persons get pattas. He said that no carelessness will be tolerated on this issue involving poor tribals.
Don’t just collect complaints, resolve them
The Chief Minister, while reviewing the ‘Aapki Sarkar-Aapke Dwar’ programme said that this programme should be run effectively. He said that complaints of not running this programme seriously are being received from many places. The Chief Minister said that the goal of ‘Aapki Sarkar-Aapke Dwar’ programme is to solve the problems of the people on the spot. He said that this is not a programme meant to invite complaints but to solve the problems of the people. All field officers should work with this mindset.
The Chief Minister instructed the collectors to form the Gram Yuva Shakti Samiti and also to appoint Kisan Bandhu soon.
Trend of closing complaint without redressal to be taken seriously
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, taking the trend of closing complaints without their redressal seriously said that this culture will not be tolerated. He expressed anguish over the complaint of Shri Rambabu of Sagar and Shri Vivek Ahirwar of Guna for not getting the scholarship, complaint of Dinesh Nagar of Dewas for not getting the amount of plantation and compliant of Smt. Shubhadra Vishwakarma of Rewa for closing the cases and for presenting a report of satisfaction. He said that the complaints will not be treated as redressed till they are resolved and complainants become satisfied.
Janpad CEO suspended in Badwani district for describing complaint as false
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath directed for immediate suspension of the CEO of Pati Janpad of Badwani district for giving a report, describing the complaint of the complainant Shri Shyam Rathore as false. In this case, the services of the Rozgar Sahayak have been terminated and the Assistant Engineer as well as Panchayat Secretary have been suspended. In the year 2018, the complaint was lodged by Shri Shyam Rathore for the irregularities being done in the construction works and Kapildhara Kuan Yojana.
Directives to lodge case of cheating against builder
In the case of the complainant Shri Ravindra Kumar, the resident of ward no. 48 of Bhopal, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath directed to register a case of cheating against the builder. A flat was bought by Shri Yadav from M/s Bharti Builders of Bhopal and the possession for the same was not given to the complainant. In this connection, a complaint was also registered by the complainant in Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). The decision was pronounced in favour of the complainant and directives were issued to the Bhopal Collector to get the full payment refunded to the complainant. As a result of the action of the district administration, two cheques of Rs. One lakh 50 thousand and Rs. One lakh 57 thousand were given to the complainant but both the cheques were bounced. The Chief Minister directed to get the full payment refunded to the complainant and to register the cheating case against the builder. On the complaint of Shri Sanjay Upadhyay pertaining to the land, the Chief Minister directed the Commissioner Indore Division to settle the case within 15 days.


aa First World Class Golf Course of state worth Rs. 220 crore to be built in Ninod near Sanchi
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 December 2019

Bhopal.The conducive atmosphere made for the investment in Madhya has started yielding results. A World Class 27-Hole Golf Course cum Resort and Hotel will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 220 crore in Ninod village near the World famous Tourist place Sanchi. The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath handed over the letter of award to the Chief Executive Officer of Wesley Group Shri Dorian Mulanse at Mantralaya today. The Secretary Tourism Shri Faiz Ahmed Qidwai was present on the occasion.
A delegation of Wesley Group met Shri Kamal Nath today. The Chief Minister said that the state government along with making its policies liberal to generate new opportunities for the investment in the state, will promote employment oriented investment. He informed that the Tourism Policy (2016) has been amended and in the year 2019, the provision of Ultra Mega Project has been added to attract private investment in Tourism sector of the state. As a result of this amendment, the proposal for the construction of World Class Golf Course, Hotel Resort, Convention Centre and Helipad in 70.718 hectare land of Ninod village was given by the Wesley Group to the government.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath handed over the letter of award after granting approval to the proposal of the Wesley Group. This project will facilitate direct employment to 310 people. According to the provision of the Tourism Policy, appointments on 247 posts will be given to the people of Madhya Pradesh domicile.
The Partner CEO of Wesley Group Mumbai Shri Alok Tiwari, Shri Taqaddus Khan and Joint Director of Tourism and Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board Shri Suresh Jharia were present on the occasion.


aa CS Shri Mohanty reviews Vidhan Sabha’s pending works
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Secretary Shri Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty reviewed pending works of Vidhan Sabha in a meeting held at Mantralaya. Shri Mohanty directed that a system for weekly review of the pending Vidhan Sabha should be developed in all the departments. The department wise review of zero hour, incomplete questions, assurance and disposal of recommendations of the public service committees was made in the meeting.
The Chief Secretary also sought information in context to the status of possible bills coming up in the December, 2019 session of the Assembly. Shri Mohanty directed the Department of Revenue, Public Health and Family Welfare, Panchayat and Rural Development, Farmers Welfare and Agricultural Development, Cooperatives and Home Department to complete the pending works expeditiously.
The Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri M. Gopal Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Adhyatm, Animal Husbandry and Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Parliamentary Affairs Shri Malay Shrivastava were present at the meeting.


aa PR Minister Shri Sharma inaugurates Health Camp
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 December 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma inaugurated Health Camp organized by the Guru Nanak Charitable Medical Centre at Gurudwara Complex located in Jawahar Chowk today. Shri Sharma said that the Sikh community has significant contributions in the field of social service and heroic activities.
Minister Shri Sharma informed that the Mohalla Clinic scheme has been launched by the State Government with an intention to provide better medical facilities to every individual. Under the scheme, Sanjivini Clinics are being opened in rural and poor settlements situated far from the health centres. The scheme has been launched by the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath on Saturday from Nipaniya village of Indore district. Shri Sharma further said that the people will get free medical consultancy, facility for different medical test and life saving drugs in these clinics. These clinics will remain opened for the people from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
In the programme, Shri Sharma honoured the doctors for their outstanding services. Shri J.P.S. Arora, Shri Vinod Jhalawadia, Shri Menhga Singh, Shri Dheer Singh and Shri Gurucharan Arora were present on this occasion.


aa Minister Shri Rathore dedicates newly constructed Gou-Shala
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 December 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Commercial Taxes Shri Brijendra Singh Rathore dedicated the first newly constructed Gou-Shala of Tikamgarh district, built at a cost of Rs. 27.72 lakh in Gram Panchayat Karmasan Hata today. One shed and fodder room for 100 healthy cows, one shed and fodder room for 100 sick cows, one shed for calves, water tank of 6 litre capacity, grassland in 5 acre land including electricity and bore well facility are also available in this Gou-Shala.
Minister Shri Rathore said that the conservation of cow progeny will bring prosperity to this area. Besides indigenous cow progeny, cows of good breeds will also be kept in this Gou-Shala. If the cows remain healthy, the people of the area will get good ghee and milk and the village will prosper.


aa Union Sports Secretary Shri Julaniya lauds arrangements of Shooting Academy
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 December 2019

Bhopal.The Union Sports Secretary Shri Radheshyam Julaniya said that Madhya Pradesh will be made National Centre of Excellence for the Olympics 2028, with the cooperation of the State Government. He expected the academy players to win at least four medals for the country in the Olympics-2024. Shri Julania said this while inspecting the Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy today. He took stock of the arrangements made for the sportspersons participating in the national shooting competition at the academy and also observed the performance of the sportspersons.
Shri Radheshyam Julania inspected the arrangements and discussed with the officials at SAI. Director Sports and Youth Welfare Dr. S.L. Thausen, Regional Director of Sports Authority of India (SAI) Shri Ajit Singh, Joint General Secretary N.R.A.I. Shri Pawan Singh and Chief Coach-Shooting Shri Mansher Singh were present on the occasion.
The Union Sports Secretary inspected the 10 meter, 25 meter and 50 meter shooting range. He visited the Trap and Skeet range and observed the performance of the players. He also held discussions with the officers and coaches in connection to the players and their performances. Shri Julaniya inspected the administrative building and took stock of the arrangements made for the players and officials. Appreciating the quality of works of the shooting range, he directed the Joint Secretary of N.R.A.I. Shri Pawan Singh to make efforts for holding all National Shooting Competitions in this academy. He said that every possible help will be provided by the Centre to Madhya Pradesh for the development of sports.
The Sports Director Dr. Thausen informed that a sports personal development programme is being prepared with an objective to make the players self-dependent. Under this programme, skill training as per the interest of the players will be given to make them self-dependent. He further mentioned that players will be imparted training in the field of coaching, sports journalism, sports physiotherapy, sports commentator, umpire, referee, sports photographer, computer operator, modeling, sports gym trainer etc.


aa Armed Forces Flag Day celebrated in Raj Bhavan
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 December 2019

Bhopal.The Armed Forces Flag Day was celebrated in Raj Bhavan today. Chairman Sainik Welfare Dr. R. R. Bhonsale put the lapel pin on Governor Shri Lalji Tandon. Shri Tandon presented an assistance amount for the Sainik Welfare fund on the occasion.



aa Bringing equality in judicial system is the biggest challenge: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that in the present context, there is a need to make improvements in the Judiciary, Executive and Legislature for a strong democracy. The biggest challenge before us today is that everyone should get justice, get it on time and there should be equality. The Chief Minister was addressing a seminar organized by the Confederation of Alumni of National Law Universities Foundation (CAN) in the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Auditorium.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that our existing system has to be seen in the context of the changes going on in every field. He said that freedom and equality are the basis of unity of our country, which we provide to the people through the judicial system. Shri Kamal Nath said that there is no country like India in the whole world nor is there a constitution of any country like India. He said that when India became independent, creation of a Constitution was a challenge. This was the biggest challenge because India is a country of diversities. There are diversities of food and attire from North to South. There is diversity in dialects and culture as well as customs and traditions. Formation of a Constitution for such a country was a challenging job. The Chief Minister said that with this Constitution, the Executive, Judiciary and Legislature came into existence and we got basic elements like law of governance.
The Chief Minister said that today the challenge is how we should go with the changes taking place in the world and how we succeed in adopting them. One of the challenges is also that how improvements have to be made in the Executive and Judiciary according to the changes. He said that we have a huge number of entrepreneurs. We have maximum young human resources. Till ten years ago, youth had limited access to knowledge and technology. Today it has increased due to internet. The Chief Minister said that how this change should be adopted by the judiciary, executive and legislature is a challenge.
Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Shri Narmada Prasad Prajapati said that how the judiciary and the legislature should come together to give better system to the people should be seriously considered. Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Shri A.K. Mittal said that along with infrastructure for justice, we also have to bring fundamental changes in the judicial system with time. Along with bringing judicial awareness, the judicial system will also have to be improved at the ground level. He said that law students and advocates have to jointly bring about changes in their work functioning and improve judicial system. He said that a policy should be made that students pursuing law should do internship in rural areas for a year. This will enable us to know people’s expectations. He said that law students can make a career through their education but they should have a sense of duty as this education is related to meting out justice to people.
Supreme Court Justice Shri A.M. Khanwilkar said that the initiative of the National Law University alumni who have served in the field of education and health through the CAN Foundation is the greatest human service. He said that the foundation of our justice system is also the section of society which is poor, deprived of resources. They should get justice, this is the goal. Shri Khanvilkar said that education leads to excellent human development. With this point of view, the National Law Institute is preparing an efficient human resource. MP Shri Vivek Tankha also addressed this seminar.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath felicitated those who excelled in various fields and released the CAN Foundation’s magazine “Chandragupta”. The Foundation’s CEO Shri Siddharth R. Gupta informed about the purpose and activities of the Foundation.
Public Relations and Law-Legal Affairs Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court Justice Shri J. K. Maheshwari, Chairman of Armed Forces Tribunal Justice Shri Rajendra Menon, Bar Council of India Chairman Shri Manan K. Mishra and Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shashank Shekhar were present in the programme.


aa Our endeavour is to ensure better medical service to all: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath while inaugurating the Sanjeevani Clinic at Nipania village in Indore district said that there are many challenges in the field of health facilities. Despite this, it is our endeavour to provide better medical facilities to all. Therefore Sanjeevani clinics are being opened in such settlements all over the state, which are located at a great distance from health institutions.
Investment is a medium to increase economic activities
The Chief Minister said that a big challenge today is to safeguard the future of youth. Young people yearn to do business. He said that keeping this in mind, efforts are being made to increase economic activities through investment in the state as investment is the powerful medium to increase economic activities. The Chief Minister said that investment in rural areas will also increase because investment needs faith. He reiterated the commitment to increase purchasing power of farmers.
Shri Kamal Nath told the people that I do not make announcements, I want you all to make announcements. I want your certificate that the work has been accomplished. He said that we are eager to create such a Madhya Pradesh, where the people can feel proud of their state.
Providing free health services is CM’s priority
Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat said that providing free health services to the last person of the society is one of the priorities of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. Therefore, the budget of the Health Department has been increased by 33 percent. He said that the decision to implement the Right to Health Act in the state is a result of the Chief Minister’s positive thinking.
Minister Shri Silavat informed that Sanjeevani clinics have been started in Indore, Sagar, Gwalior and Jabalpur in the first phase under Mohalla Clinic Scheme. In the second phase Sanjeevani clinics will be started in the remaining divisions.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath released Sanjeevani material and inaugurated the clinics rooms at the inauguration ceremony. On this occasion, Home and Jail Minister and Minister in-charge of Indore district Shri Bala Bachchan, Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari, Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, MLA Shri Sanjay Shukla, Shri Sadashiv Yadav, Shri Vinay Bakaliwal, Shri Pramod Tandon and Shri Narendra Saluja were present.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath called on by Sportsperson Sushri Burman
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath was called on at Mantralaya today by Sushri Varsha Burman, a young sportsperson of Madhya Pradesh, who won two gold medals and one bronze medal in the National Shooting Championship. While congratulating Sushri Burman, Shri Kamal Nath said that her achievement has enhanced the glory of Madhya Pradesh.
The Chief Minister said that the talented sportspersons are being encouraged by the state government. All possible resources are also being made available to the players to hone their skills so that they could bring laurels to the state and country. The Chief Minister expressed hope that Sushri Burman will continue to set new milestones in future too.


aa Home Guard makes Madhya Pradesh proud in country: Minister Shri Bachchan
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 December 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Home and Jail Shri Bala Bachchan said that the Jawans of the Home Guard have performed outstandingly well in adverse conditions. As many as 80 thousand people were rescued to the safe place by them during the severe flooding in the recent past. He appreciated the works done by the Home Guard. Shri Bala Bachchan was addressing the Foundation Day Programme of Home Guard and Civil Defence here today.
Minister Shri Bachchan honoured 89 talented children of Home Guard Jawans during the programme. He also distributed books of vocational courses and certificates to the students of class 10th and 12th for securing more than 85 percent marks.
On this occasion, it was informed that the annual fee of the students pursuing professional courses in government colleges will be borne by the Home Guard Headquarters. Along with the course books, Rs. 10 thousand in the form of incentive will also be given to the students. Similarly, an incentive of Rs. 7500 and Rs. 5000 will be given to meritorious students of class 12th and 10th respectively.
Minister Shri Bala Bachchan congratulated and extended best wishes to the students. He also got the group photo clicked with the children. The Children also took selfies with Shri Bachchan. At the beginning, the Home Minister inspected the parade. March-past was performed by 7 parade troops.
The Principal Secretary Shri S. N. Mishra, Director General Home Guard Shri Ashok Dohre and Additional Director General of Police Shri D.C. Sagar were present on the occasion.


State level Corn Festival in Chhindwara on December15-16
Bhopal:MMNN: 6 December 2019

Bhopal.A State level Corn Festival is being organized in Chhindwara on December 15-16. Farmers will be encouraged to grow maize through the festival. Scientists from across the country, working in the field of maize production and its uses will exchange their views on development of maize based products in the festival.
On the first day of the festival, live concert of Playback Singer and Music Director Shri Arman Malik will be held. A large scale painting competition will be organized in government and private schools. The selected children of the competition will also be awarded.
The Principal Secretary Cooperative Shri Ajit Kesri reviewed preparations for the Festival in Chhindwara on Thursday. He directed that maximum participation of farmers should be ensured in the festival.


aa After Mahakaleshwar, Action Plan worth Rs. 156 crore approved for Omkareshwar
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has approved the action plan worth Rs. 156 crore prepared for the development of Omkareshwar. He directed that an Act should also be prepared at the earliest for the Omkareshwar Temple. Shri Kamal Nath was reviewing the Omkareshwar action plan at Mantralaya today. It is to be mentioned that a development action plan worth Rs. 300 crore has already been approved by the Chief Minister for the Mahakaleshwar Temple Complex in the past.
In the meeting, Shri Kamal Nath said that only Madhya Pradesh has the honour to have two Jyotirlings out of the 12 Jyotirlings in the country. He said that our goal is to establish these sacred places as world tourism centres. Shri Kamal Nath directed to fix time for completion of Omkareshwar Development Scheme. The Chief Minister further said that the date of completion of every development work should be fixed. He said that we intend to introduce this act in the next winter session. The Chief Minister directed to form a committee under the chairmanship of collector for laying the foundation stone of the scheme. This Committee will monitor the progress of the development work.
Omkareshwar Development Scheme
Under the Omkar Circuit Scheme, the scheme for the development Omkareshwar has been prepared along with the Mhakaal-Maheshwar as per the instructions of the Chief Minister. The scheme has been finalized by the Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat. This scheme was presented before the Chief Minister in Mantralaya today. An elaborated description of development has been prepared under the scheme. It includes works like grand construction of entrance gate of Omkareshwar, conservation of the temple, prasad counter, development and beautification around the temple, shopping complex, jhulapul and retaining wall near Vishranjan Kund, multi-storey parking, approach road, beautification of parikrama path, shed construction, land-scaping, library for books of religious-mythological saga, development of Omkar Iceland, Goumukh Ghat reconstruction, bhakt niwas and bhojanshala, old palace, Vishnu Mandir, Brahma Mandir, restoration of Chandreshwar Mandir, e-cycle and e-rickshaw facility, boating, traffic movement, bus stand, tourist facilitation centre besides other developmental works.
The Minister for Adhyatm and Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma, Minister for Public Helath and Family Welfare and District In-Charge Khandwa Shri Tulsiram Silawat, Minister for Home Shri Bala Bachchan and Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Sachin Yadav attended the meeting.
The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Adhyatm Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Raag, Principal Secretary Urban Administration Shri Sanjay Dubey, Commissioner Indore Division Shri Akash Tripathi and Collector Khandwa Sushri Tanvi Sundriyal were present at the meeting.


aa Road Safety Programmes to be organized at School level
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 December 2019

Bhopal.Actions taken on the decisions of the State Road Safety Implementation Committee were reviewed today at the Police Training and Research Institute. In the meeting, the Nodal Officers informed about the works and efforts made in their respective work areas pertaining to the road safety.
The Officer In-Charge of Nodal Agency, the Assistant Inspector General of Police Shri Kumar Sourabh said that the compliance report should be presented by conducting the repairing works immediately after identifying the roads, culverts-bridges etc. damaged by the excessive rains. He instructed to specify action taken on the 132 black spots separately.
In the meeting, the Education Department has been directed to present monthly and quarterly report after conducting road safety programmes at school level. He also asked to organize public-awareness programmes at local level. Shri Sourabh also instructed to give details of the good works carried out for the road safety. Moreover, it was directed in the meeting to take action at local level to prevent encroachment on roads in the state.


aa Urban Development Minister Shri Singh holds discussions with World Bank’s Delegation
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 December 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh held discussions today with the Senior Municipal Engineer and Co-Task Team Leader MPUDP Smt. Poonam Ahluwalia and Water and Sanitation Specialist Water Global Practice Sushri Upneet Singh of the World Bank about the ongoing schemes in 11 cities of the state. The Commissioner Urban Administration and Development Shri P. Narhari was also present on the occasion.
Minister Shri Singh directed to remove the obstacles immediately being faced in the implementation of the schemes. He further said that all the departments should establish mutual coordination to execute the schemes in the stipulated time to enable the citizens to derive benefits of the schemes.
It may be noted Sewage Disposal scheme in Bhedaghat, Nasrullahganj, Maheshwar, Dharampuri, Shajapur, Chhindwara and Shahdol as well as Water Supply Scheme in Burhanpur, Morena, Khargona, Sewdha and Sheopurkalan are proposed with the help of the World Bank.


aa Universities should coordinate with industrial establishments for job-oriented courses
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 December 2019

Bhopal.In a meeting of Vice Chancellors of all government universities at Raj Bhavan today, the Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that they should coordinate with industrial estalishments for conducting employment-oriented courses. Whatever decisions are taken should be implemented with total devotion and dedication to get desired results. He advised the Vice Chancellors to take initiative in improving the quality of higher education with new thinking, energy and self-confidence.
For the first time in the country, a consortium of universities has been formed in Madhya Pradesh on the initiative of Governor Shri Tandon. Through this, the universities will provide quality higher education to the students using each other’s expertise. The Governor hoped that this step in the field of higher education through the consortium would create a new history.
In the presence of the Governor, a mutual agreement was signed between Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Chhindwara University, Pandit S.N. Shukla University, Maharaja Chhatrasal Bundelkhand University, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya and Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya to address their shortcomings.
The Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya gave its consent to provide software and licenses to all universities as per their requirement. Barkatullah University, Bhopal informed about providing facilities to students in the field of science research, Vikram University, Ujjain has provided study and research facilities to about 20 thousand manuscripts of different languages kept in the Museum of Ancient Indian History and Archaeology and Manuscripts. On this occasion, a consortium headed by the Governor was unanimously formed. The Secretary to the Governor and the Vice-Chancellors of Government Universities are included in the Executive Group.


aa Empowerment of urban bodies must for new urbanization
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 December 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that it is necessary to empower the urban bodies in view of the increasing urbanization. He said that elected public representatives of local institutes should recognize the rapid change and work for expansion of their cities with new thinking and vision. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the meeting of the chairpersons of municipal councils and municipalities at the Mantralaya today.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that now is the time when we should plan our small and big cities according to future requirements. In this era of change, people’s expectations have also increased. The need is that we should change our working style and culture and work for planned development of cities according to the expectations of the people. The Chief Minister said that the urban bodies will have to develop new sources of income along with government assistance. For this, they should start new activities.
The Chief Minister said that the new government has proven its intentions and policies through its working in the last one year. There was financial crisis. The state was on top in the country in suicides by farmers, unemployment and crimes against women. Amidst these challenges, the government took some major decisions. While fulfilling the promise of loan waiver, loans of 21 lakh farmers has been waived. Several technical difficulties came up during the process of loan waiver due to which several problems had to be faced but we solved them all. From this month we are going to start the second phase of loan waiver. Faith has been returned for investment to tackle the challenge of unemployment. Shri Kamal Nath said that the office-bearers of urban bodies should play an important role in taking our work to the public.
Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh said that we are fortunate to have Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath’s experience and guidance for the planned development of the cities of the state. While serving as the Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Kamal Nath gave a new direction to the development of cities across the country and introduced several schemes. Shri Singh said that he is committed for the effective implementation of the urban development policies of the government. Shri Singh said that the government is working with a new outlook for the development of small and big cities. Everyone has a right to drinking water for which the government is forming a “Right to Water” policy. The activities by which the cities are identified, are also being conserved.
Chairperson of the state’s Municipal Council and Nagar Parishad Sangathan Smt. Harmeet Kaur and other heads gave suggestions to strengthen the urban bodies. On this occasion, the Chief Minister was felicitated and presented with a shawl-shriphal on behalf of the Nagar Palika evam Nagar Parishad Sangathan.


aa Madhya Pradesh to be made No.1 in National Urban Livelihood Mission
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 December 2019

Bhopal.Madhya Pradesh has to be made No. 1 state in the National Urban Livelihood Mission. All the people should work together to accomplish this goal. This was said by the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh during a review of the works of National UrbanLivelihood Mission.
The Minister Shri Singh mentioned that the target of self-help groups should be increased from 4 thousand to 15 thousand. Close those groups, which are not getting revolving fund. Get the sanctioned loan disbursed to the groups from the banks immediately. Stitching work of school students’ uniforms of urban areas could be given to the self-help groups. Shri Singh appreciated the activities being conducted by the group of handicapped people in Dabra.
Training in all 110 cities from December 17
Shri Jaivardhan Singh said that under the National Urban Livelihood Mission, training in all the 110 cities should be started simultaneously on December 17. He directed to prepare a plan for the placement of qualified youth after the training. All the members of the group should be apprised of the fulfillment of the promises made by the State Government. Recruit people on vacant posts at the earliest. Shri Singh further mentioned that the Government’s vision should be reflected at the ground. Moreover, hold training in context to the Paisa Portal, he added.
Furthermore, Shri Singh asked to issue new identity cards to street vendors. He instructed to prepare a proposal for Haat Bazaar in Niwadganj Sabzi Mandi of Jabalpur and shelter homes in different cities. He also directed to hold monthly meeting of groups. Shri Singh said that the problems of the employees associated with the Urban Livelihood Mission will be considered sympathetically.
The Commissioner Urban Administration and Development Shri P. Narhari, Additional Commissioner Shri Ashish Saxena and other officers were present at the meeting.


aa Incidents like Gas Tragedy should not recur
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 December 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon attended Shraddhanjali Sabha held at Barkatullah Bhavan on the 35th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy today. Paying tribute to the departed souls, the Governor said we should take a resolution to ensure that such incidents should not recur.
Shri Lalji Tandon said that peace is the foundation of all pleasures. Peace brings prosperity and enhances brotherhood. He mentioned that this truth has been prayed by all the religions. He said many incidents are the result of natural disaster and many others are the result of human errors. Being a member of the civilized society, we all have the responsibility to ensure not to repeat any mistake or lapse. Always work for peace in the society, he added.
The Minister for General Administration Dr. Govind Singh, Minister for Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Shri Arif Aqueel, Minister for Law and Legislative Affairs Shri P.C. Sharma, MLA Shri Arif Masood, Principal Secretary Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Dr. Pallavi Jain Govil and citizens in large number were present in the Shraddhanjali Sabha. On this occasion, Religious Heads of all the religions prayed and paid homage to the departed souls.


aa Thanks to People of Jhabua for supporting truth
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 December 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that we are going to begin a new tradition in Madhya Pradesh, in which not the government but public will announce that the work has been done.Extending gratitude to the people of Jhabua, Shri Kamal Nath said that the opportunity which the people have given to write a new chapter for the development of the region by supporting the truth will be realized. Shri Nath was addressing the Panchayat Raj and Panch, Sarpanch, Sachiv, Patel, Tadvi and Kotwar Convention in Jhabua today. The Minister for Medical Education and Culture Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho, Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that we will work with commitment to remove the backwardness of Jhabua. I have a heart-related relation with this area, which will be honoured. After the confidence expressed by the people of the region towards the government, they will not get disappointed. The people of the region have proved their sensibility. Whenever the people will face any difficulty, they will find the chief Minister standing with them and every problem will be solved.
Moreover, Shri Kamal Nath said that the government, keeping itself away from the politics of criticism and announcements has formulated a plan to make a new map of development of Madhya Pradesh in just 9 and half months. In this period, foundation for progress of every class has been laid. The Chief Minister informed that despite the economic crisis and empty coffer, we have fulfilled our promise made to the people and waived the loans of 21 lakh farmers in the first phase in the state. In the coming days, loans of lakhs of farmers of the state are going to be waived off.
The Chief Minister further stated that we are making constant efforts to double the farmers’ income. A new atmosphere of investment has been created in the entire state to provide employment to the youth. We will make efforts that the children who have been raised by their parents with love and hard work should make progress. In order to increase the purchasing power of people, the economic activities will be expanded, he added.
Shri Kamal Nath mentioned that it is important for the development that not only criticism but we should also get suggestions how to make Madhya Pradesh a developed state. The need of today is that everyone should work in unity to become partner to connect our tribal brethren with the main stream and in development of the state.
The Minister for Home Shri Bala Bachchan, Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel, Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Sachin Yadav, Minister for Tourism and District In-Charge Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel Honey and Newly Elected MLA Shri Kantilal Bhuriya also addressed the convention.
The Chief Minister was accorded warm welcome with traditional manner. Shri Kamal Nath distributed forest land rights deeds under the Forest Right Act and benefits of industry development, livelihood project, fisheries development, one stop centre, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Ladli Laxmi Yojana to the beneficiaries. He also dedicated and laid foundation of 30 development works costing Rs. 4 crore 21 lakh for Jhabua district. The Chief Minister released a brochure of various schemes prepared for the districts on this occasion.


aa Minister Shri Sharma bids farewell to devotees for Shirdi Yatra under Teerth Darshan Yojana
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 December 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations, Religious Trust and Endowments Shri P.C. Sharma welcomed the devotees, who left for Darshan of Shirdi Sai Baba by Mukhya Mantri Teerth-Darshan Special Train today by garlanding them. He flagged off the special train from the Habibganj Station. Minister Shri Sharma prayed for the happy and pleasant journey of all the devotees. The Former Minister Shri Rajkumar Patel, Corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan Guddu Bhaiyya, Smt. Santosh Kansana, Shri Anas Pathan and families of devotees were present.


aa Make every city clean and beautiful: Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 December 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh reviewed the departmental schemes at a meeting of Chief Municipal Officers of the district in Khilchipur of Rajgarh district of his charge today. He asked the officials to make every possible effort to make all the cities clean and beautiful. The Minister for Energy Shri Priyavarat Singh said that there should be no leniency in implementation of the schemes.
Shri Singh said that there is no dearth of budget for development of basic amenities for the people in cities. He informed that water audit is being conducted to provide daily clean water through taps in all the cities. Shri Singh directs to send a proposal for repair of the damaged bridge of Kalisindh River in Sarangpur at the earliest. He also directed to prepare a plan of action to make cities dust-free. Shri Singh said that to prevent water borne diseases, it is necessary that special attention should be paid to clean the water structures of the cities. He reviewed the schemes urban body-wise in the meeting.
The Minister Duo performed bhoomi-pujan of boundary wall of Shriji Mela Ground. The boundary wall will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 71 lakh. The MLA Rajgarh Shri Bapu Singh Tanwar, MLA Narsinghgarh Shri Rajyavardhan Singh, Chairmen of Urban Bodies and public representatives were present at the meeting.


aa Eklavya Model Residential School National Sports Competition
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 December 2019

Bhopal.As many as 3500 players of 250 schools of 23 states of the country will participate in the National Sports Competition of Eklavya Model Residential Schools to be organized from December 9 to 13. The players will give their best performance in 16 sports disciplines during the competition.
Including Madhya Pradesh, the students of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kasmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka,Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and west Bengal will take part in the National Sports Competition. Students of class 6 to 12 will take part in the competition. They have been divided in two age groups.
Sports like Hockey, Wrestling, Football, Archery, Volley-Ball, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Hand-Ball, Swimming, Boxing, Basket Ball, Badminton, Taekwondo, Table Tennis and Athletics have been included in the competition. Along with the Tribal Welfare Department, cooperation of Tourism, Soprts and Youth welfare, District Administration, Police, Municipal Corporation, Culture and Public Relations Department is being taken to organize the successful competition. During the competition, folk dances will be showcased daily in the evening.


aa M.P. bags Best SOTTO Award for outstanding works in organs donation field
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 December 2019

Bhopal.Madhya Pradesh was conferred upon with the Best SOTTO (State Organ Tissue Transplant Organisation) award by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of State Shri Ashvini Kumar Choubey. The Best SOTTO award was received by the In-Charge SOTTO Dr. Manish Purohit and Medico Social Worker Shri Subhash Kumar Dangi in a programme held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on Saturday. The Minister for Medical Education Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho has congratulated the departmental officers and doctors for this achievement.
The 10th National Organ Donation Day was organized by the autonomous organisation (NOTTO) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. During the programme, the organs donor families were honoured and Best SOTTO, Best Hospital and Best Transplant Coordinator awards were presented for the outstanding activities in the field of organ donation at national and state level.
The Principal Secretary Shri Shivshekhar Shukla informed that the Best SOTTO award has been conferred for the year 2019-20 in the field of deceased organ donation on the occasion of the 10th National Organ Donation Day. Besides, Shri Sanjay Jain and Smt. Varsha Jain, the son and daughter in-law of the organ donor Late Shri Rakhab Jain of Madhya Pradesh were also honoured on this occasion. He further informed that the SOTTO is located at the MGM Medical College, Indore.


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.


200 species of birds found in the first survey in Kuno
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 November 2019

Bhopal.About 200 species of birds have been found in the first bird survey in Kuno National Park. In the survey conducted in the park from November 22 to 24, 65 wildlife experts and nature lovers from across the country and more than 80 forest officer-employees took part. The results of the bird count will be released next week.
Divisional Forest Officer Shri Brijendra Shrivastava informed that 45 teams of about 150 people were formed and trained for the counting during the survey. These teams surveyed on 22 routes throughout the park. The Forest Department team consisted of officers and employees ranging from Chief Conservator of Forest to the Chowkidar level.
During the survey, State Bird Flycatcher, Parakeet, Nightjars, Warblers, Woodpecker, Kingfisher etc. along with five species of Vultures were found. Migratory birds have also started coming in the park.


Shankar Lecture Series in Kalidas Academy on November 30
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 November 2019

Bhopal.The Shankar Lecture Series is being organized at the Kalidas Academy Parisar, Ujjain on November 30. A lecture by Swami Pranav Chaitanyapuri of Kashi on “Adwait Vedant-Vaishvik Ekta ka Darshan’ will be organized from 6 pm to 9.30 pm in this lecture series organized by Acharya Shankar Cultural Unity Trust. Also, Sushri Sawani Shende from Pune will recite Shankaracharya’s stotras.


3052 day-care centres “Aangan” to be opened for Underweight children
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 November 2019

Bhopal.In order to improve the health of Underweight children who are suffering from malnutrition in the state, 3052 day-care centres “Angan” will be opened by the Department of Women and Child Development. Care and nutrition management of such children will be done at the community level in the Angan centres. An amount of about Rs four and a half crores will be spent on this arrangement.
The Day-Care Centre “Angan” will be started in those anganwadi centres in which there are total 5 or more Underweight children. Regular camps will be organized for three months at the Anganwadi Kendra. A follow-up of the health status of the children will be taken once in 15 days during these 3 months. This activity will be taken up extensively till 3 months in targeted villages and will continue in the form of partial follow-up for three months.
A Poshan Sevika will be identified to support the “Angan” Kendra in every village. The Underweight children will be provided with breakfast, lunch, third meal and evening snack daily. The “Angan” Kendras will be expanded as per requirement in other districts of the state also.


aa Rights should be discussed along with duties: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 November 2019

Bhopal.In a programme organized at Raj Bhavan on Constitution Day today, the Governor Shri Lalji Tandon has said that the Constitution is the protector of all. Therefore, there should be a discussion of rights along with duties. On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the responsibility of the judiciary is more than the legislature and executive in maintaining the honour of democracy. The Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Shri Ajay Kumar Mittal called for initiating social and ideological change through proper adherence to basic rights for nation building.
Governor Shri Tandon said that the weakest person of the society has been given priority in the Constitution. In the Judicial system, efforts should be made with more sensitivity in this direction that the weak person gets prompt justice. He said that along with the constitutional rights, duties also need to be considered. The Governor said that language also has a prominent place in the symbols of national pride. Making a copy of the judgments of the court available in Hindi should also be considered. He said that informal programmes of mutual harmony and coordination should be initiated in the various services of the Constitution. This will pave the way for solving contemporary social issues.
Lauding the role of the judiciary, the Governor said that the nature of Indian culture has emerged from the judgment given by the judiciary in the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute. He said that pulic consciousness is must for the deep study of the Constitution. He said that all the arrangements were made in the Constitution on the basis of commitment to justice for all. Heads of the concerned institutions have been given full rights to build a just, exploitative and egalitarian system. The legislature got the authority to govern and make laws. The Governor said that India of today is the result of capabilities and sacrifice of our freedom fighters. Despite many diversities like different language, living habits and attires, one structure of the country is the gift of our great men. He said that Constitution Day is an occasion to remember such great men.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the judiciary is the protector of the Constitution. The foundation of democracy rests on justice. Freedom and equality have limits but justice is limitless. He said that at the present time there is a change in the mindset of the people. There have been new changes in the field of technology. The issues that are coming up in the court today were not there earlier. These changes should be attributed to the judicial system. He said that 72 years ago, we had attained independence after a big struggle. It was a big challenge for the framers of the Constitution to make everyone stand under a flag with religious, social and cultural variations. It is a matter of pride that the makers of our Constitution have built the nation with so many variations. No such example is found anywhere in the world today. He said that we should be proud of our Constitution. A country owes its honour to its Constitution. He said that on the occasion of Constitution Day, a resolution should be taken as to what kind of country we want to give to future generations. Faith should also be demonstrated along with pride in the Constitution.
Chief Justice Shri A.K. Mittal said that no matter how well a Constitution has been drafted, it cannot fulfill the objectives on its own. It is necessary that the lifestyle and sentiments of the citizens under the Constitution are in line with the objectives of the Constitution. He said that Constitution Day helps in enhancing the knowledge of our future generations, so that they can understand the importance of Constitution, respect it and follow it properly. The Constitution Day replaces the importance of keeping the democratic system connected to the Constitution. The youth should be apprised of the struggle, hard work and cooperation of the constitution makers that contribute to building an independent, democratic and self-reliant nation. It should not be considered only as an occasion celebrated by the government and political parties, but should be celebrated with enthusiasm to express gratitude to those who contributed to nation building. He explained in detail aout the Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Constitution.
The Governor presented a memento and a copy of the Constitution to the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath and Chief Justice Justice A.K. Mittal. Law-Legislative Affairs Minister Shri P.C. Sharma and Chief Secratary Shri S. R. Mohanty were present in the programme.
Principal Secretary Law-Legislative Affairs Shri Satyendra Kumar Singh threw light on the outline of the Constitution Day. Secretary to the Governor, Shri Manohar Dubey proposed the vote of thanks. Justice Shri Sanjay Yadav conducted the programme.


aa Educated unemployed to get Land Use Rights for horticulture crops
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 November 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has issued instructions for preparing a new policy at the earliest in connection to give land use rights to the educated unemployed for the horticulture crops. Shri Kamal Nath was reviewing the activities of the Horticulture Department at Mantralaya today.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the government land, where there is water arrangement should be identified in the state. On this land, protected farming like flowers-fruits, vegetables, exotic crops, tissue culture and ornamental nursery should be developed. He further mentioned that this land will be given to the educated unemployed so that they could create means of employment for them.
It was informed at the meeting that Orchid Parks will be established under the Chief Minister Horticulture Food Processing scheme. In order to promote floriculture, developed plot of one acre to 2.5 acre size will be allotted to educated youths through Industrial Development Centre. Arrangements like roads, electricity and water etc. will also be made by the government on these plots.


aa Constitution Day of India
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 November 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath recited today the Preamble of the Constitution of India adopted on November 26, 1949. The Chief Minister also got the preamble of the constitution recited by the officers and employees at Sardar Patel Park in front of Mantralaya.
The preamble recited by the Chief Minister is as follows:-
We, The People of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute Indiaa SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure all its citizens
Justice, social, economic and political;
Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
Equality of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this 26th day of November 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.
The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries and other Senior Officers were present on the occasion.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath unveils logo and mascot of National Sports Competition
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 November 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath unveiled Logo and Mascot of the National Sports Competition of Eklavya Adarsh residential schools at Mantralaya today. The competition will be held from 9th to 13th December in Bhopal. About 5000 sportspersons and associate officers from 23 states will participate in 16 sports disciplines. The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath extended best wishes for the success of the sports competition and to the participants.
The logo released by the Chief Minister for the Eklavya National Sports Competition is based on the picture of Eklavya, the character of Mahabharata. The picture shows Eklavya, strength, dedication, integrity and courage. The green round covering around it indicates nature and earth. It also inspires to preserve nature. The yellow color in the logo symbolizes happiness, positivity and energy.
The Mascot released by the Chief Minister for Eklavya National Sports Competition is 'Bagh Munna'. The tiger is not only a national animal but Madhya Pradesh also has the credit of the status of Tiger State. The tiger symbolizes pride, strength, courage and leadership potential. The logo and mascot created for the National Sports Competition will be a source of inspiration for the participants.
The Chief Minister was presented with a stole to be given to the participants in the National Sports Competition. The stole has been specially prepared by the weavers of Chanderi. The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Principal Secretary Tribal Welfare Smt. Deepali Rastogi and departmental officers were present on the occasion.


PR Minister Shri Sharma pays tribute to Former CM Late Shri Kailash Joshi
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 November 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations, Religious Trust and Endowments Shri P.C. Sharma paid tribute to the Former Chief Minister of the state Late Shri Kailash Joshi at his residence. He gave solace to the Former Minister Shri Deepak Joshi and other family members. He said that Shri Joshi led a simple life and was a politician of high-thinking. He was devoted to the value and principles of life. His demise is a major loss to the state.


Intensive Inspection Drive aganist substandard fertilser and pesticide
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 November 2019

Bhopal.An intensive inspection drive is being conducted by the Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development department to ban manufacturing and sale of fertlisers, seeds and pesticides of substandard quality. Under the campaign launched from November 15, intensive inspection of 5798 fertlisers godowns/Sellers, fertlisers manufacturing units, seeds godowns/sellers and godowns of pesticides have been conducted during the last 9 days. As many as 4164 samples were collected by the inspection teams and action against irregularities was taken in 490 cases.
According to the information received, 1948 samples were collected by conducting an inspection of 2515 fertliser godowns and sellers and action against irregularities was taken in 223 cases during the last 9 days. After the inspection of 11 fertliser manufacturing units, action was taken in one case. Similarly, 1837 samples were collected after the inspection of 2403 seed godowns/sellers and action against irregularities was taken in 114 cases. As many as 379 samples were collected from 880 godowns of pesticides and action against irregularities was taken in 152 cases.
Intensive inspection drive is in Farmers’ interest
The Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Sachin Yadav said that the state government is committed to make state free of fertlisers, seeds and pesticides of substandard quality. He informed that the Intensive Inspection Drive is a unique initiative in the farmers’ interest. He further mentioned that this drive is ‘Shuddh ke liye Yudhha’ to provide quality fertlisers, seeds and pesticides to the farmers. Shri Yadav informed that this drive will continue on holidays also till November 30.


aa Directives to complete all preparations of Orchha Mahotsav-2020 by January
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 November 2019

Bhopal.While reviewing the preparations pertaining to the ‘Orchcha Mahotsav-2020’ to be organized in the coming year, in Orchha today, the Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty directed that all the preparations should be completed by January. All the officers of the concerned departments should ensure all round development of Orchha with a team spirit. Every department must also appoint one executive officer for the Orchha Mahotsav. Priority should be given to the suggestions of the local people while finalizing the preparations.
The CS Shri Mohanty instructed the officers that communication, network, roads and bridges including all other basic facilities should be developed properly in Orchha. Solar street lights should be installed on all the main roads. High quality toilets in adequate numbers should be constructed in the city and its surrounding areas. Similar signages should be placed at all the prominent places as well as roads and shops should also be identical, he added.
Shri Mohanty further mentioned that adequate security force should be deployed in Orchha for tight security arrangements. Guidance of local businessmen and local people should also be sought in this work. He said that proper arrangements should be made at the markets, roads, lanes and sightseeing places of Orchha. An attractive brochure should be prepared to enlighten tourists. The Tourism Department must establish a information centre here and make the places of tourism importance clean as well as organized and construct a eco-tourism track. He said that a light and sound system of high quality should be installed in Orchha.
The Chief Secretary inspected the major tourist places of Orchha, Shri Ramraja Mandir, Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj Mandir, Jahangir Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal, Hardoula Baithak, Chhatris, Laxmi Mandir, Vulture conservation site, Tungaranya Sanctuary and a thousand years old ancient Kalpavraksh.
The Collector Niwadi Shri Akshay Kumar Singh informed about the preparations and arrangements made so far for the Orchha Mahotsav-2020 through power point presentation. The Principal Secretary Culture and Secretary In-Charge of Niwadi District Shri Pankaj Raag, Principal Secretary Public Health and Public Relations Shri Sanjay Kumar Shukla, Commissioner Public Relations and Urban Administration and Development Shri P. Narhari, Secretary/Commissioner State Tourism Development Corporation Shri Faiz Ahmed Qidwai and Managing Director Rural Development Shri Sudama Khade were present at the review meeting.


aa Shri Kailash Joshi was a politician of simple life and high thinking
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 November 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has expressed profound grief over the death of the Former Chief Minister and senior politician Shri Kailash Joshi. In his condolence message, Shri Kamal Nath said that we all are with the family in these moments of grief.
Shri Kamal Nath said that Shri Kailash Joshi was a politician of simple life and high thinking. He was devoted to social values and principles throughout life. He never compromised. Shri Kamal Nath said that the demise of Shri Joshi is a major loss to the state.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath pays tribute to Late Shri Joshi at his residence
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 November 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath paid homage to former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Late Shri Kailash Joshi at his residence in 74 bungalows. Shri Joshi left for his heavenly abode this morning after a prolonged illness.
Shri Kamal Nath laid a wreath on the mortal remains of late Shri Joshi. He consoled Shri Joshi's son Shri Deepak and other family members. The Chief Minister said that Shri Kailash Joshi's contribution in the development of Madhya Pradesh will always be remembered.


State Cabinet Members express grief over demise of Former CM Shri Kailash Joshi
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 November 2019

Bhopal. Expressing profound grief over the demise of former Chief Minister Shri Kailash Joshi, the Members of the State Cabinet have prayed to Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul. The members of the cabinet have expressed deep condolences to the bereaved family.
In the condolence message, the Minister for Co-operatives and General Administration Dr. Govind Singh said that late Shri Kailash Joshi was an efficient administrator and effective politician. He always worked in public interest. The Minister for Water Resources Shri Hukum Singh Karada said that the demise of Shri Kailash Joshi is a great loss to the state. He was a righteous man and a good politician.
While expressing the grief, the Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma has prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss. The Minister for Home Shri Bala Bachhan said that by Shri Kailash Joshi’s death, we have lost an efficient politician. Expressing condolences, the Minister for Minorities Welfare Shri Arif Aqueel said that Shri Kailash Joshi was a versatile and hard working politician.
The Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Shri Harsh Yadav has described the demise of the former Chief Minister Shri Kailash Joshi as an irreparable loss to the state. In his condolence message, he said that in his death, the state has lost a senior politician. The Minister for Medical Education, AYUSH and Culture Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho expressed grief over the death of Shri Kailash Joshi and said that he was a sincere politician.


aa Players to get 5 percent reservation in government jobs
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 November 2019

Bhopal.Players in the state will now get the benefit of 5 percent reservation in government jobs. The Under 16 Regional Olympics will be started to encourage sports talent at the school level. Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jitu Patwari made this announcement while inaugurating the Regional Olympic Games at Kampu Sports Complex, Gwalior today. He said that public participation in the expansion of sports facilities will also be ensured. He informed that a better environment is being created for sports in the state.
Minister Shri Patwari said that even after winning medals in sports at international and national level, players have to remain deprived of their jobs. He said that as per the Chief Minister’s recommendation arrangements for a new sports policy are being made so that sportspersons can get 5 percent reservation in government jobs.
Shri Patwari said that children from all CBSE, government and private schools would take part in the Under 16 Provincial Olympics. At present, regional Olympics are being organized only for children above-16 for talent selection. He said that this includes 10 sports including hockey, basketball, football, volleyball, kabaddi, kho-kho, athletics, wrestling, badminton and table tennis. He said that the main objective of the Regional Olympic Games is to create awareness among the youth about sports in the state, make sports easily accessible for all, identify talented players and provide them with modern facilities and training.
Ambedkar Stadium inspected in Morena
Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Shri Jitu Patwari inspected Ambedkar Stadium in Morena district and inquired about the arrangements made for the players. Shri Patwari spoke to the youth undergoing training in the stadium, especially the youth preparing for army recruitment. On the request of the players to reduce the fees of the gym at the stadium, Shri Patwari directed to reduce the fee from Rs. 300 to Rs 100 per person. He directed to construct toilets in the stadium complex.
Shri Patwari met the players of the Hockey feeder centre also. He sought information from the players about their diet, kit and other arrangements.


aa M.P. bags Award for Infrastructure and Agriculture Development
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 November 2019

Bhopal.Madhya Pradesh has been awarded by the Government of India for outstanding progress in the field of infrastructure and agriculture development in the category of Best Performing States. On behalf of the Madhya Pradesh Government, the Minister for Urban Development Shri Jaivardhan Singh received the award from the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Shri Prakash Javdekar.
Informing about the development journey of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Singh said that hard work, inspiration and innovations are key factors of the development. He said that Madhya Pradesh is moving forward on the path of development owing to the vision, experience and administrative competency of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath.
Referring to the Model of Development of Chhindwara district, Shri Singh mentioned that Chhindwara district has become indicator of development not only in the state but in the entire country. Informing about the innovations made in the field of urban development, Shri Singh said that a new electric vehicle policy has been introduced in the state. Under the policy, initially 400 pollution free buses will be plied in 5 cities of the state. Along with this, a Real Estate Policy has been formulated in the state, which will be implemented in all 378 cities of the state.
Shri Singh further said that Indore Model in the field of sanitation will also be followed in other districts of the state. The state has recently received the Best Smart State award. He assured that Chief Ministers' vision of development will soon be a reality in the state.


aa PHD Chamber of Commerce should cooperate in educational upliftment of MP: Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 November 2019

Bhopal.A delegation of PHD Chamber of Commerce met the Governor Shri Lalji Tandon in New Delhi today. The Governor informed the delegation about the road-map prepared for improvement in the field of education in Madhya Pradesh. He urged the delegation to extend cooperation in the educational upliftment of Madhya Pradesh under Corporate Social Responsibility. The delegation assured the Governor for all possible cooperation.
The delegation that met the Governor included Shri Sharad Jaipuria of Ginni International and Jaipuria School Group, Shri Mahesh Gupta of Kent RO, President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Shri D.K. Agrawal and Senior Vice President Shri Sanjay Agrawal.


aa Governor Shri Tandon greets Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath on his birthday
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 November 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon extended heartiest greetings to the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath over the telephone on the latter’s birthday. The Governor wished the Chief Minister a long and healthy life.



aa Master trainers must get serious training to prepare correct data of “Census-2021”
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 November 2019

Bhopal.Prinicipal Secretary Home Shri S.N. Mishra today inaugurated the 6-day Master Trainers Training of the first phase for “Census-2021” at the R.C.V.P Noronha Academy of Administration. He said that master trainers play an important role in preparing the correct data of complete census of districts. Hence the training must be taken seriously and the doubts must be resolved through communication. The Principal Secretary said that the quality of the final result of the census depends only on the merit of the master trainers.
Shri S.N. Mishra said that “Census-2021” can be called digital census. The work of this census will be carried out by “Mix Mode Approach” i.e. Mobile App and Paper Mode. This census is different from the earlier census. In this, continuous survey and progress of all works will be monitored through the “Census Management and Monitoring System” (CMMS) portal. Real time monitoring of all works related to census will be conducted at every level. Shri Mishra informed that data collection will be done through the app in both the stages of the census, which can be analyzed and used multidimensionally.
Deputy Director of Directorate of Census Affairs Shri Ajay Sahay said that 57 master trainers will be trained in the Academy of Administration from November 18 to 23 and 58 between December 2 and 7 for the smooth and successful conduction of this work of national importance. These master trainers will train around 2850 field trainers in different districts. Field trainers will train about one lakh 74 thousand 221 enumerators / supervisors. Four national trainers trained in New Delhi will impart training in two phases at the Academy of Administration.
It was informed in the programme that on the last day of the training, participants will be taken on a field visit in the rural and urban unit, so that they can get experience of actual field work. In the first phase of the census, the work of listing and counting of houses and updating of the National Population Register will be completed in 45 days as prescribed by the state government from April to September 2020. In the second phase, population counting work will be done from February 9 to February 28, 2021.


aa People’s co-operation utmost imporatant to prevent Dengue and Malaria
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 November 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat conducted intensive tour of settlements in Indore today and sought information as regard to the efforts being made for the prevention of Dengue and Malaria. During his meeting with the people, he told them that it is utmost important for them to be conscious about the prevention of Dengue and Malaria.
Shri Silawat asked the people not to let the water accumulate around the houses, coolers and pots etc. Take all necessary measures to destroy the larvae of Dengue and Malaria, if they find them in the vicinity. Shri Silawat inspected the cleanliness arrangements at the public facility centers in the city. He directed the District Malaria Officer to put up posters to display the efforts and measures to prevent dengue and malaria at important public places like public toilets, district hospitals, bus stands, railway stations etc.
The Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare visited Meghdoot Upvan and Vijay Nagar area of Indore. He instructed to spray crude oil from fogging machines and spray machines on schedule basis in settlements every day. The staff of the Municipal Corporation and the Health Department informed that the number of fogging machines in Indore has been increased from 19 to 38. Notices have been issued to the owners of 32 thousand vacant plots in the city and an action has been taken to recover the penalty.


aa Governor Shri Tandon releases Annual Magazine of Passport office
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon released the first edition of Rajbhasha Magazine ‘Kshitij’ of the Regional Passport Office, Bhopal at Raj Bhavan today. On this occasion, the Regional Passport Officer Smt. Rashmi Baghel informed that the publication of the magazine has been started to promote Hindi. She further said that except the computerized system, all other remaining works are being done in Rajbhasha Hindi at the Regional Passport Office under the Passport Service Project.
The Assistant Director Execution, Rajbhasha Department Shri Harish Singh Chouhan, Assistant Passport Officer Smt. Sunita Purohit, Shri S.H. Talwar, Smt. Vandana Gopal Reddy and other officers were present on the occasion.
Governor called on by Editorial Board of Rajya Karmchari Sangh’s Magazine
The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon was called on by the Editorial Board of the Magazine ‘Karmchari Darpan’ of Rajya Karmchari Sangh and was presented with an edition of the magazine. The Editor Shri Rajendra Sharma and Co-Editor Shri K.P. Mewade were also present on the occasion.


aa Tribal hero Birsa Munda was a symbol of struggle, sacrifice and renunciation
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that tribal hero and freedom fighter Late Shri Birsa Munda was a symbol of struggle, sacrifice and renunciation. At an early age, his name got inscribed with golden letters in the history of India due to his good deeds. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing a programme organized on Birsa Munda Jayanti today. On this occasion, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma was present.
The Chief Minister said that freedom fighter Birsa Munda had chosen the path of struggle at a very young age for the upliftment of his community and for ensuring justice to the underprivileged. He raised voice against the oppression of the tribals by the Britishers before independence. The contribution of Birsa Munda in the movement against the Britishers to liberate the country cannot be forgotten. The Chief Minister said that Birsa Munda gave a new direction and insight to the tribal community through his thinking and struggle. Shri Kamal Nath said that today youth must understand and adopt Birsa Munda’s thoughts for the society and the country.
At the outset, the Chief Minister garlanded the portrait of the freedom fighter Birsa Munda and offered him floral tributes. Former Minister Shri Chandraprabhash Shekhar, former MLA Shri Bhupendra Jain, Shri Ramnivas Rawat and Shri Rajiv Singh were present on the occasion.


aa New Investement will bring change in state: Youth will get jobs of their choice
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 November 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the new investment will bring change in the state. We will provide new job opportunities of their choice to youth. He said that adulteration is deceit with the people of the state. The government is committed to make Madhya Pradesh a healthy state. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the public gathering after dedicating the newly constructed 350 bed District Hospital building constructed at a cost of Rs. 144 crore in Vidisha today.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister announced that the hospital will be upgraded to 500 bed hospital. The hospital will be named after Late Shri Madhavrao Scindia. He also dedicated construction works worth Rs. 23 crore in Vidisha district on this occasion.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that in the last 11 months we have created an atmosphere of faith in the entire state with our clear intentions and policies. Remarkable decisions have also been taken to free Madhya Pradesh from the state of backwardness, inherited by us. He further stated that the government is working with full commitment to eradicate unemployment along with better arrangements for education and health. Shri Kamal Nath mentioned that efforts made in the short time have enhanced the interest of industries in the state and they have come forward for the investment. He said that we aim to provide employment to youth of their choice, who wish to move ahead with respect and dignity. Shri Kamal Nath informed that a planned policy is being prepared to give quality education to the children.
Describing farmers as the foundation of the economy, the Chief Minister said that we will make farmers prosperous and happy not by waiving off the loans but by making the agriculture a profitable occupation. He informed that the loan of 86 thousand farmers have been waived off in Vidisha district. The process of waiving off the loans of the remaining farmers is underway.
The Chief Minister stated that our farmers have lost crops and the heavy damage has been caused to the infrastructure due to the excessive rainfall in the past. In the case of relief and help, the behavior of the Union Government is discriminatory with the people of the state. Even after the survey of the Central Study Group, no assistance has been received by the State so far. He said that despite this, the state Government has started providing relief to the farmers.
The newly constructed building of 350 bed hospital dedicated by the Chief Minister will provide better health services to 16 lakh people of Vidisha district and also to the people of adjoining districts. People will get most modern health services in the hospital.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister dedicated the construction works of Medical, Scheduled Caste, School Education, Energy and Higher Education Departments. He also distributed residential lease-deeds under the Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana.
The Minister for Public Helath and Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat said that the Chief Minister has increased the budget by 30 percent to provide better health facilities to the people. So far, 1800 new doctors have been posted and 4000 vacant post have been filled. The Minister for Medical Education Dr. Vijayalaxmi Sadho said that 10 new medical colleges will be opened in the state. Four fold increase will be made in the seats of medical colleges. The Minister for New and Renewable Energy Shri Harsh Yadav mentioned that the Chief Minister has fulfilled his promise by giving 27 percent reservation to backward class and 10 percent to general category.


Administrator appointed in Piplaranwa and Tonkkhurd Nagar Parishad
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 November 2019

Bhopal.The State Government has appointed the sub divisional officer (Revenue) Peepalranwa the adminstator/office incharge of Nagar Parishad Peepalranwa as the tenure of Peepalranwa & Tonkkhurd Nagar Parishad ended and the new councils were not formed. Similarly, the tehsildar of Tonkkhurd tehsil has been appointed the Administrator / Officer-in-charge of Tonkkhurd Nagar Parishad. These administrators have been appointed till the formation of the new council or till further orders.


aa Governor extends greetings on 550th Prakash Parva
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 November 2019

The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon has extended greetings to the citizens on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Parva of Sant Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion.
Shri Tandon said that the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji give a message to follow the path of peace and service. He further mentioned that Guru Nanak Dev Ji has exhibited the path to eradicate injustice and inequality from the society and to lead peaceful life by following the human values of truth, compassion and love.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath greets citizens on 550th Prakash Parva
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 November 2019

The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended greetings to the citizens on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Parva of Sant Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion.
In his greeting message, Shri Kamal Nath has said that the importance of a message given by Sant Guru Nanak Dev Ji many years ago to serve humanity has become important today. He had said that all human beings irrespective of religion caste and community are equal. Shri Kamal Nath said that there is a need to follow and forward this message today for establishing religious and cultural harmony in the society.



aa Fame India Best Minister Award-2019
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 November 2019

Bhopal.Union Minister of Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh will present the Fame India Best Minister Award-2019 to Higher Education, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Shri Jitu Patwari on November 9 at New Delhi. The ceremony will take place at Vigyan Bhawan at 12.30 pm. On this occasion, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Arvind Sawant and former Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Shivraj Patil will be special guests.
Under the joint auspices of Fame India magazine and Asia Post, 21 outstanding ministers of the country selected in year 2019 on the basis of survey are being honoured in the ceremony. The ministers have been selected for the honour on the basis of personality, image, work ability, impact, understanding of development, popularity, foresightedness, working style and output.


aa Do target-oriented work, be ready for both punishment and reward
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 November 2019

Bhopal.Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jitu Patwari on Thursday reviewed the State Olympic Games, Vidhyak Cup and the need for feeder centers in the districts at a meeting of district sports officers of the state at T.T. Nagar Stadium. Shri Patwari said that officers should do target oriented work. They should perform all the assigned duties efficiently. Moreover, they should also implement departmental schemes with promptness and seriousness and focus on work. Officers with outstanding works get ready for rewards and officers with bad performance for punishment, he added.
State Olympic Games
Shri Patwari instructed to organize the State Olympic Games in a systematic manner. He said that our aim is to create awareness among the youth towards sports in the state, make sports accessible, identify talented sportspersons and provide them with modern facilities and training. In this regard, every District Sports Officer will have to work with the District Education Officer to create a school sports nursery. The State Olympic competitions will be held on November 14 at district level and November 15 to 20 at division level. The state level games will be held in two phases from November 23 to 29.
Vidhayak Cup
Talking about the Vidhayak Cup, Minister Shri Patwari said that games in which at least 50 teams (Boys 25 / Girls 25) can participate in the Vidhayak Cup at the assembly level should be chosen. He said that the first five districts that will hold competition with 50 teams in the Vidhayak Cup, will be given an additional amount of Rs 2 lakh. An amount of Rs One lakh is given for organizing the Vidhayak Cup.
Shri Jitu Patwari also held discussions with the District Sports Officers about the games at the feeder centre proposed in the districts. He said that it is necessary to take care to run the feeder center properly. He said that the action plan of the districts where there is a need for a feeder centre should be prepared and presented soon. He also issued instructions for the training of coaches of the feeder centres.
Construction of first phase of swimming pool in Indore will be completed by March
Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Shri Jitu Patwari reviewed the construction work of the international standard swimming pool in Indore. Director Dr. S.L. Thausen informed that the work of the first phase of the swimming pool will be completed by the month of March. In the meeting, the Indore Development Authority (IDA) also gave a presentation on the construction work of the swimming pool.


aa All government buildings to be adorned with decorative lights on 550th Prakash Parva
Bhopal:MMNN: 8 November 2019

Bhopal.All government buildings in the state will be decorated with lights on the 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji on November 12. The state government has issued orders as per the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath.
The Chief Minister had issued instructions to celebrate the 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji with pomp and show across the state. The meeting of the committee formed in this regard was held on November 1 at the Mantralaya under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. Shri Kamal Nath had instructed in the meeting that all government buildings of the state will be decorated with lights on November 12.
Following the instructions of the Chief Minister, the General Administration Department has issued circulars to all the Heads of Departments, Chairman Revenue Board, Gwalior, Divisional Commissioners, Collectors and Chief Executive Officers of District Panchayats. In the circular, instructions have been given to decorate all government buildings on the 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with lights of November 12.


aa Scouts and Guides Flag Sticker pinned on Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 November 2019

Bhopal.On the occasion of the Foundation Day of Bharat Scouts and Guides, a delegation of Madhya Pradesh Scouts and Guides met Governor Shri Lalji Tandon today at Raj Bhavan and pinned a Flag Sticker on him. The Governor presented a cheque of contribution to the organization.
The President of Bharat Scouts and Guides-M.P. Branch Shri Ashok Argal, Vice President Shri Ramesh Sharma Guttu, State Chief Commissioner Shri Paras Chand Jain, State Commissioner Shri D.S. Raghav and other Officers were present on the occasion.


aa Agriculture Sector also needs employment oriented education: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 November 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon today held discussions at length with the Vice Chancellors of Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University-Jabalpur and Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Agriculture University-Gwalior at Raj Bhavan. The discussion pertaining to the development and expansion of agriculture and enhancing income from agriculture took place in the meeting. The Governor sought the information about the problems being faced by the universities and assured the Vice Chancellors for their redressal. The Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Ajit Kesri, Secretary to Governor Shri Manohar Dubey and Law Officer Shri Bharat P. Maheshwari were present at the meeting.
The Governor said that our country is primarily an agriculture country. Madhya Pradesh tops in production of various crops. Multi crop method should be adopted in farming because continuous sowing of the same crop leads to a decline in production and prices, which the farmers bear. He said that by multiple crops, the loss of one crop can be compensated by the other.
The Governor Shri Tandon said that the universities should determine through study and research that in how much area which crop should be sown. They should also encourage the farmers for adopting scientific method in agriculture. The scientists of the universities must hold discussions with the farmers from time to time so that coordination between scientific and traditional farming could be established. Shri Tandon laid emphasis on making the farmers prosperous through organic farming, zero budget farming, horticulture and innovations in the agriculture universities. The Governor stressed the need to advise the farmers towards use of bio-fertiliser made up of cow dung, urine, gram flour and jaggery. The Governor further stated that the agriculture universities should take initiative to grow crops of other states in Madhya Pradesh with scientific method. Besides existing courses, universities must introduce other employment oriented courses, he added.
The Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University-Jabalpur Dr. Pradeep Kumar Bisen and Vice Chancellor of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Agriculture University-Gwalior Dr. S.K. Rao apprised the Governor of their achievements and problems. The Governor directed the Senior Officers present on the occasion to resolve these problems at the earliest.


aa Cleanliness drive is an effort to give healthy environment to coming generations - Minister Shri Tomar
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 November 2019

Bhopal.Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar said that the cleanliness drive is an effort to provide a healthy environment to the generations to come. He said this during the cleaning of the park opposite the government houses in Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal. Pohri MLA Shri Suresh Rathkheda and other activists, officers and employees of Shri Tomar's private establishment also took part in the campaign.
Food Minister Shri Tomar said that the cleanliness drive is a regular process. In this campaign, every section of the society needs to come forward and join hands. He said that cleanliness is related to one's thinking and will power. It is our own responsibility to clean the environment in which we live or work. It is our own responsibility to keep it clean. He said that just as we want to keep our houses clean, similarly if we take care of public places and take action in maintaining their cleanliness, then a positive atmosphere will be created in the society.
Shri Tomar said that he has decided to continue this campaign for one month, which is going on continuously since October 30.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath reaches Dubai
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 November 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath reached Dubai to attend the Asian Business Leadership Forum. Shri Kamal Nath will take part in the Asian Business Leadership Award Function to be held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on Wednesday, November 6th evening. Earlier on Wednesday morning, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will hold discussions with the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Airline Group H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum as regard to starting Indore-Dubai Emirates flight and investment in Madhya Pradesh.
On the same day, Shri Kamal Nath will also hold one to one discussion with the Minister of State for International Cooperation of UAE and Director General Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau H.E. Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, CEO of Mashreq Bank H.E. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghurair and Group Chairman and CEO of the DP World H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.
Apart from the one-to-one discussion, the Chief Minister will also meet half a dozen delegations including the Chief Minister's Friends of M.P., UAE.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath is accompanied by the Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Principal Secretary Industries Dr. Rajesh Rajoura, Secretary to CM Shri Selvendram and Managing Director of State Industrial Development Corporation Shri Vivek Porwal on his visit to Dubai.


aa Campaign to be launched to develop habit of saving electricity among people
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 November 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh said that a campaign will be launched to develop a habit of saving electricity among the people in the state. He said that the people will be informed through the campaign that how much the state will be benefitted by a small public-cooperation. The Minister Shri Singh was addressing the Bhoomi-Pujan programme of road-asphalting in Govindpura Bijlee Colony.
The Minister said that Rs. 44 lakh have been sanctioned for one and a half k.m. road. Along with the residents of the Bijlee colony, it will also benefit the residents of Bijlee Nagar and Prakash Nagar. He further said that development of basic amenities in the colonies of employees is necessary.
97 crore consumers benefitted through Indira Grah Jyoti Yojana
The Minister for Energy Shri Singh has informed that about 97 crore power consumers of the state are getting benefitted through Indira Grah Jyoti Yojana launched in the state. The total number of power consumer is one crore 16 lakh in the state. He further mentioned that under the scheme, the electricity bill of the farmers of motors upto 10 h.p. has been reduced to half. Shri Singh asked the power consumers to pay electricity bills on time, so that uninterrupted power-supply could be ensured. He further mentioned that the power bills can also be paid online. Shri Singh also attended the Samvad Programme of Madhya Pradesh Vidyut Karmchari Sangh (INTUC).
The Former Mayor Shri Sunil Sood, Former Leader of Opposition of Municipal Corporation Shri Kailash Mishra, Managing Director of Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Shri Vishesh Gadhpale and other public representatives were present on the occasion.


aa Run Ekalvya Adarsh Residential Schools according to academic calendar
Bhopal:MMNN: 5 November 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Tribal Welfare Shri Omkar Singh Markam has directed the Principals of Eklavya Adarsh Residential Schools to ensure that schools are run according to academic calendar. Disciplinary action will be taken against schools where seats are vacant. The Minister Shri Markam was reviewing the activities of Eklavya Adarsh Residential Schools run in the state, at Mantralaya today. The Principal Secretary Tribal Welfare Smt. Deepali Rastogi was also present at the meeting.
The Tribal Welfare MinisterShri Markam directed the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Public Works Department that all the incomplete construction works of the residential schools should be completed under any circumstance by December in the current year. He also instructed the principals that on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, students should be taken necessarily on visit to the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and prestigious academic institutions of the country. Minister Shri Markam also sought information as regard to the status of hostels of Ekalvya Schools. He asked the principals to ensure that the students should be provided with uniforms, blazers and other items of good quality. In the meeting, the Principal Secretary Smt. Rastogi directed to hold Motivational Speech session essentially in the schools. She also sought information pertaining to the plantation in the school-campuses. The Principal Secretary asked the principals and superintendents of the schools to ensure that students get nutritious food on daily basis.
It was informed in the meeting that 45 Eklavya Adarsh Residential Schools are run by the Madhya Pradesh Tribal Welfare Residential and Ashram Educational Society. As many as 13 thousand 100 tribal students are pursuing studies in these schools. In the meeting, information was sought from the principals of each school regard to the allocated budget and expenditure during the last 3 years, status of admission of the students, sports and cultural activities. It was informed in the meeting that an amount of about Rs. 107 crore has been sanctioned in the year 2019-20 by the Union Government for the Eklavya Tribal Schools.


aa Environmental conservation alongwith development must to save life on Earth
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 November 2019

Bhopal.The State-level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) Chairman Shri Rakesh Shrivastava has said that maintaining environmental balance and conservation along with development is our top priority to save life on earth. He said that SEIAA work is connected with social concerns as well as the continuity of life. Shri Shrivastava was addressing the “Environmental Permission and Compliance” workshop held at the Academy of Administration here today.
Referring to the situation created in Delhi due to environmental imbalance, Shri Rakesh Shrivastava said that the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh is also being affected by this situation. Referring to the system of green tax for environmental conservation in Shimla, Mussoorie and Nainital, Shri Shrivastava said that it is very important to make the common citizen literate in terms of environmental protection. Only by doing this can we sustain life on earth.
SEIAA Chairman Shri Rakesh Shrivastava said that our elders handed over an enriched environment but what kind of environment we will be leaving for our coming generation is a matter of contemplation. He asked the officials to visit the area at the time of permission of the mines and get the written assurances strictly followed. Endorsing the need for plantation after the permission of the mines, Shri Shrivastava said that it is necessary to do social work through CSR / CAR based on local needs.
Chairman of State-level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) Mohd. Kasam Khan said that at the time of approval of the mine, a list of roads, trees, canals, rivers must be put up and it should also mention how many mines are in the 500 meter radius. Shri Khan said that sand mines should be allowed keeping in mind the environment conservation.
The workshop was also addressed by EPCO Executive Director Shri Jitendra Singh Raje. On this occasion Dr. Munna Shah Joint Director Environment Forest Government of India, SEIAA member Shri R.K. Sharma, Mining Officers, Mine Owners and other officers were present.


aa State level National Service Scheme Advisory Committee Constituted
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 November 2019

Bhopal.The state government has constituted a state level National Service Scheme Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of the Minister of Higher Education. The term of the committee will be 3 years.
Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Commissioner Higher Education and School Education, Vice Chancellors of all Universities with National Service Scheme, Secretary, Sports and Youth Welfare, Public Relations and Rural and Panchayat Department, Government of India, National Service Scheme, Head of Regional Centre Bhopal, Relief Commissioner, Coordinator listed training institutes / training representatives have been nominated as members of the committee.
In the committee, representatives of two voluntary organizations related to youth, representatives of Government of India National Service Scheme Cell, New Delhi, National Service Scheme Programme Coordinators (Special Invitees) of all National Service Scheme Universities have also been made members. State NSS Officer M.P. National Service Scheme Cell Higher Education has been nominated as Member Secretary.
The state level National Service Scheme Advisory Committee will discharge the duties assigned to it in accordance with the National Service Scheme Manual (revised) year 2006 issued by the Government of India.


aa Not only country, World will also witness change in Madhya Pradesh: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 November 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has called upon the people of the state to concentrate on making Madhya Pradesh a state of trust. The Chief Minister assured the citizens that Madhya Pradesh will be a changed state in the coming years, not only the country but also the world will be a witness to this change. Shri Kamal Nath gave this message to the citizens of the state at the Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day function held at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park in front of the Manatralaya today.
The Chief Minister said that the state government will establish a Global Skill Park in Bhopal to ensure that the youth of the state, develop skills of international standard and get a respectable employment. He said, 'We have prepared a roadmap for development on which the government will work with all sincerity and commitment for the next five years”.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, while delivering the message to the citizens of the state, mentioned a programme of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru held in Mandu of Dhar district after the creation of the state of Madhya Pradesh 63 years ago. He mentioned that Pt. Nehru had said that 'There are opportunities for growth in Madhya Pradesh; I want the people of this state to move forward, but remember that we make progress by ourselves”. Learn new things by living together with love. Do your job well. It will benefit you, your neighbours, village, everybody and the country too. Shri Kamal Nath said that Madhya Pradesh is poised to become a state according to the aspirations of Pt. Nehru today.
Actual parameter to measure development is people’s happiness
The Chief Minister said that growth is not defined by GDP rate or other statistics. I believe that the right scale to measure development is happiness of the people. Along with the balanced utilization of natural wealth, peace, profitable farming and better facilities of education and health, youth should get employment in Madhya Pradesh. There should be religious harmony, governance and administration should be people-oriented, people have faith in their own power, cities and villages with basic amenities should be developed uniformly. The Chief Minister further said 'I am trying to develop Madhya Pradesh on these grounds. He said, 'We lag behind if we do not move with time. We are making efforts to connect government and administration with new positive changes in order to make Madhya Pradesh move side by side with the country and world.
Roadmap ready for comprehensive development of state
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that we have prepared a roadmap for the comprehensive development of the state. Our goal is to modernize farming and provide a fair price to the farmers for their produces, minimise farming dependence on monsoon, development of a proper system for irrigation, drinking water and electricity along with the construction of roads. He said that in the roadmap, we have also included all round development of all the deprived sections of the state, empowerment of women, establishment of rule of law and providing ample opportunities for progress to all sections of the society. By decentralizing power we will hand over the opportunities of development of rural areas to the villagers themselves. At the same time, we will also give them the right to natural wealth.
Stringent steps will be taken to make the state a leader in quality education
The Chief Minister said that we will take stringent steps, if we find it essential to make the state, a leading state in the country in terms of quality of education. He said that in today's changing contexts, better coordination between education and knowledge is our priority. Along with the Mukhya Mantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana, launched for youth to get employment, the government is going to make it mandatory to provide 70 percent employment to the people of the state in the industrial units to be set up in the M.P. Referring to the Magnificent Madhya Pradesh Summit held in Indore, the Chief Minister said that it has boosted investors’ trust in Madhya Pradesh. It is our effort to establish large, medium, small, micro industries in the state, which will not only ensure industrial development of the state but will also address the problem of unemployment.
People’s power is Government’s power
The Chief Minister said 'I consider peoples’ power as power of the Government. Mandate should be respected, government should live up to their trust. For this, we are working with our clear policies, programmes for the welfare of all the sections of the society and considering the problems as an opportunity. This feeling will only take Madhya Pradesh forward now


aa Make every possible effort to bring improvement in quality of school education: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 October 2019

Bhopal.Expressing grave concern over the quality of school education, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath directed to make every possible effort to bring improvement in the system. He said that no compromise will be tolerated with the children’s future. Shri Kamal Nath was reviewing the quality of school education at CM House today. The Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary and Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty were present at the meeting.
Shri Kamal Nath said that it is most important today that primary, secondary and high school education should be excellent. He said that there is a need to make the quality of education better in Madhya Pradesh. It is an issue connected with the future of the children of our State. Any compromise in this is like an injustice to the children.
Expressing concern over the increase in the number of school dropout children, Shri Kamal Nath directed that it should be curbed. He further mentioned that effective monitoring system should be developed at the district level to motivate dropout children to continue their studies. Accountability should also be fixed in this regard, he added.
The Chief Minister said that the arrangement for better training of the teachers should be made so that they can educate the children according to the present and future’s needs. He said that the work to bring improvement in education should be taken up as a mission. The Chief Minister directed that an action plan should be made and presented as regard to the steps, whatever to be taken to improve the entire school education system of the state.
The Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami, Commissioner Public Instruction Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat and concerned officials were present at the meeting.


aa Minister Shri Sharma performs Pooja-Archana on Yam Dwetiya
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 October 2019

Bhopal.On the occasion of Yam Dwetiya, the Minister for Public Relations, Religious Trust and Endowments Shri P.C. Sharma performed Pooja-Archana at Chitragupt Mandirs located in 1100 Quarters, Kotra and Jawahar Chowk. After performing Pooja, Shri Sharma distributed books to the school students. The representatives of Kayastha Community, prominent citizens and public representatives were present on the occasion.



aa CM Shri Kamal Nath expresses grief over former Lokayukt Justice Shri Faizan Uddin’s demise
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 October 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has expressed profound grief over the demise of Former Lokayukt Justice Shri Faizan Uddin. In his condolence message, Shri Kamal Nath has said that Shri Faizan Uddin has done remarkable works as Lokayukt in strengthening judicial system.
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.



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aa Minister Shri Sharma directs for security arrangements at ghats for Chhath Puja
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 October 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma today inspected security and other arrangements for Chhath Puja at Shivaji Nagar, Prempura, Sheetaldas Baghia and Rani Kamalapati Ghat. Shri Sharma instructed to ensure concrete arrangements for cleanliness, lighting and security at the ghats. He said that divers should be deployed at the ghats during the puja and do not let anyone go by boat in the lake.
Shri Sharma was accompanied by the representatives of Bhojpuri community, public representatives as well as district police and municipal officials.
Minister Shri Sharma performs Govardhan Puja
Minister Shri P.C. Sharma reached the Mata Temple on the first day after Deepawali today and performed Govardhan Puja organised by Shri Krishna Govardhan Mandir Samiti Pal Samaj.
Extends greetings to traders
Minister Shri Sharma and former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh reached New Market today and extended Deepawali’s greetings to the traders. They were accompanied by the local public representatives and eminent citizens.
Teerth-Darshan Train to have separate coach for elderly
Shri Sharma, who visited Anand Dham Vraddhashram to celebrate Deepawali among the elderly, announced that there would be a separate coach for the elderly in Teerth-Darshan Train. He said necessary instructions have been issued for the same. This arrangement will be made in the train to leave from Bhopal for the next Teerth-Darshan Yatra .
The Minister directed that the pension cases of elderly should be disposed of by setting up camps at Anand Dham Vraddhashram next week. He felicitated the elderly with shawls and shriphals, lighted lamps in the ashram and celebrated Deepawali by bursting firecrackers. Shri Sharma distributed firecrackers and sweets to the children in Rishi Nagar slum and also celebrated Deepawali with them. Shri Sharma was accompanied by the corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chouhan.
Minister Shri Sharma inspects Bhimnagar ration shop
Minister for Public Relations Shri. P.C. Sharma inspected the Bhimnagar ration shop today. He told the salesmen that there should not be any complaints like non-availability of rations. Ensure timely distribution of the monthly prescribed ration to all cardholders. Shri Sharma made it clear that in case of mismatch in thumb impression due to technical reason, ration should be provided to the BPL cardholder by verifying the identity of the cardholder.


aa Governor Shri Tandon extends Deepawali’s greetings
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 October 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon has extended greetings to the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali. He has appealed to celebrate the festival of Deepwali as per the glorious traditions.
In his greeting message, the Governor has said that the Festival of Lights ‘Deepawali’ inspire us to move towards light from darkness, truth from untruth and immortality from mortality. Along with illuminating the world, this festival also gives a sacred message to enlighten our conscience with love, brotherhood and joy. The Festival of Deepawali is also a medium to strengthen national unity, patriotism and social harmony. On this occasion, Shri Lalji Tandon wished a happy and prosperous life for the people of the state.


aa May the state prosper, may the citizens flourish: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 October 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people of the state on Deepawali. In his message Shri Kamal Nath said that Deepawali brings happiness in the life of the people of the state and wished Madhya Pradesh to be a prosperous state with the cooperation of all.
Shri Kamal Nath said that the festival of Deepawali associated with Indian culture and values gives a message of determination and loyalty. This festival is also a symbol of cleanliness. The Chief Minister called upon the people of the state to celebrate Deepawali together as per tradition. We must make efforts to enlighten other’s houses also along with ours.


aa Ministers Shri Silawat and Shri Markam extend Deepawali’s Greetings
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 October 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Shri Tulsiram Silawat and Minister for Tribal Welfare Shri Omkar Singh Markam have extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of the Festival of Lights ‘Deepawali’. The Minister Duo in their message have wished happiness and prosperity in the lives of the people on this auspicious festival.


aa MP will become leading state of the country together with all classes
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 October 2019

Bhopal.A delegation of Madhya Pradesh Tailik Sahu Sabha met Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath at his residence. The Sahu Samaj honoured the Chief Minister with a shawl and shriphal..
Shri Kamal Nath said that the Sahu Samaj has an important contribution in the development of the country. He said that the Samaj must play an active role in skill development of youth and empowering women. The Chief Minister said that the state government is working with all sections of the state to create a roadmap for overall development. In the coming five years, Madhya Pradesh will be counted among the leading states of the country.
The delegation comprised the Regional President of Madhya Pradesh Tailik Sahu Sabha and National Vice President Shri Tarachand Sahu, founding member Dr. Hemraj Sahu, along with presidents of all the districts and other office-bearers.


aa Committee to be constituted under Chairmanship of CS for solutions to problems related to Trade, Business and Small Industries
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 October 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that a committee will be constituted under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary for suggestions and solutions to the problems related to trade, business and small industries. This committee from time to time will hold dialogues with the representatives of the traders and businessmen. He further mentioned that the biggest need today is to recognize the changes that are taking place around us and the world so that we can make progress. The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath was addressing the programme organized by the Confederation of M.P for Industries Service and Trade (COMPIST) at Minto Hall today.
The Chief Minister stated that trade, business and small industries of the state have an important contribution in development of the state as well as in strengthening economy and enhancing business activities in Madhya Pradesh. Without them, we cannot think comprehensive development of the state. He said that the biggest challenge before us today is how to identify the changes and to adopt them. He said that the big companies, which we had 20 years ago are not in existence today, as they did not recognize the changes. The companies, which moved ahead with the time have carved their niche in the business. Citing an example of Uber and Ola companies, Shri Kamal Nath said that the basic reason for the progress made by these companies in a short time was that they have identified the era of change and got success. The Chief Minister said that we want to connect the government and administration with the changes and our efforts are continue in this direction. If we do not change the functioning process the government then we will lag behind in the matter of development, he added.
The Chief Minister said that we have made efforts for change at every level in Madhya Pradesh. We have created an environment through Magnificent Madhya Pradesh Summit and have been bestowed with the trust of the investors. During a period of last seven and half month, we have identified the small problems of the system, which were troublesome for the investors. He gave an example that not to establish other industries, despite having additional land, we have abolished provisions like sub-lease and due to this the government has gained trust of the people. Shri Kamal Nath has informed that significant efforts have been started in agriculture, investment, tourism and entertainment sector. This will help in enhancing our economic activities.
The Chief Minister said that it is more important for people to have disposable income than per capita income and GDP growth rate for development, employment. Shri Nath said that the basic objective of MNREGA and Grameen Sadak Yojana was that through this, money should reach the villages and increase the purchasing power of the people.
Only then would we be able to develop economically. Referring to the agricultural sector, he said that we have increased production through various resources, but we did not pay attention to how the production would be used and how farmers would benefit from the increased production due to which our economy besides the farmers weakened.
The Chief Minister said that economic problems are the root cause of social problems. If we find a solution for this, then we would be able to control social problems as well. Shri Kamal Nath said that the state government intends to develop small, trade, business and industry. We expect to know that the problems in the development of trade, business industry due to the system. We do not want anyone to waste their time in running from pillar to post. We want to create such an environment in the state in which we can use this time in trade-business and our work. The government is ready to take positive decisions at all levels for the development of the state. We are moving ahead together to create a new map of development of Madhya Pradesh.
Former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh said that the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath deserves all praise for winning the trust of the investors through Magnificent MP. Shri Singh hoped that under the leadership of Shri Kamal Nath, people’s issues related to trade, business and small industries will be solved.
While giving a presentation on the objectives of Compist, Shri Pratap Verma said that Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has always wished well in the interest of Madhya Pradesh by rising above party politics. Shri Verma said that in 2007, Japan hosted a DMIC event in which all the states were to be represented. There was no representative from Madhya Pradesh. Shri Kamal Nath was the then Minister of Commerce at the centre. He asked the then Chief Minister over phone as to why there were representatives from all states at DMIC but not Madhya Pradesh. After this initiative, the Madhya Pradesh government sent its representative. Shri Verma said that in the recent CMI report, the unemployment rate in Madhya Pradesh is 4.2 percent in the unemployment figures released in September, which is much lower than many states including Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh. The unemployment rate in the country is 7.7 percent. The only reason for this is the efforts of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath made in the last ten months.
The programme was also addressed by Shri Govind Goyal, President of Compist. The Chief Minister separately met the trade-business representatives from all over the state. On this occasion, Shri R.S. Pali presented a cheque of Rs. 5 lakh one thousand to Shri Kamal Nath for protection and conservation of cows in the state.


aa New sand policy will increase states revenue income: Minister Shri Jaiswal
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 October 2019

Bhopal.Minister of Mineral Resources Shri Pradeep Jaiswal said in a meeting of the departmental advisory committee held at the Mantralaya that new sand policy made by the state government will lead to a hike in income from revenue . He urged all the MLAs of the committee to cooperate in implementing the new rules in the actual form. Shri Jaiswal told that the committee will provide complete information to the members and also take them on a tour of various sites of the state. He said that a quarterly meeting of the committee will be held every year in which the members will be apprised with the departmental activities and their positive suggestions will be implemented. Members including MLAs Kunwar Pradyumna Singh Lodhi, Shri Vikram Singh, Shri Pradeep Patel, Shri Narayan Patta and Shri Mahesh Parmar gave suggestions about their respective assembly constituencies.
Principal Secretary Shri Neeraj Mandloi said that this meeting has been organized to get the suggestions of the members regarding implementation of new sand policy. He said that action will be taken soon on receiving any complaints about the implementation of the rules. He informed that instructions will be issued to all district collectors to prevent damage from blasting. In the field of minerals, the development work will be done under the innovation by the contractors who work under the new sand policy. Principal Secretary informed that instructions have been issued to collectors to follow new rules. The Principal Secretary said that orders have been issued to the collectors to follow the new rules. Director Shri Vineet Kumar Austin explained in detail about sand rules and minor minerals. Secretary Shri Narendra Singh Parmar and other officials were also present.


aa 1000 MW Ultra Mega Floating Solar Plant to be set up at Indira Sagar Dam
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 October 2019

Bhopal.The state government has taken the initiative to develop a 1000 megawatt ultra mega floating solar project in the first phase on Indira Sagar dam. The establishment of the project will benefit the state in many ways, in which the reservoir will be used as an alternative to the land. Its installation will lead to more generation of cheaper electricity and reduction in evaporation will promote water conservation. The water quality will increase. This way the project will be unique in its own way.
It is noteworthy that the Indira Sagar reservoir of Madhya Pradesh has the distinction of being the largest water body in Asia. The minimum area of ​​the water body in this reservoir is 26 thousand 710 hectares, which can accommodate 13 thousand MW solar project. In view of this, this project will be developed here.
One-fourth of the state's electricity consumption is of renewable energy. Madhya Pradesh has succeeded in establishing its own identity in the renewable energy sector by generating about five thousand megawatts of electricity. The government is paying special attention to the generation of power from renewable sources available in abundance in Madhya Pradesh, which is rich in natural resources. As of September-2019, 2071 MW is being produced from solar power, 2444 MW from wind power, 117 MW from biomass power and 96 MW from small hydro power is being produced.
New solar parks in three districts
Solar parks are being set up in various districts with a view to further developing renewable energy. In this, a 750 MW capacity ultra mega solar power plant has been set up in Gurh tehsil of Rewa district. Out of the power generated from this project, 24 percent power is being provided to Delhi Metro. Historical rates of Rs. 2.97 per unit power tariff have been received for this project, which will help the state save approximately Rs. 1600 crores and Delhi Metro Rs. 790 crores. From the point of view of environmental protection, this project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 5.14 lakh tonnes per year. A 250 MW solar park has been established on 685 hectare land in Mandsaur district. The establishment of solar park of 1500 MW in three districts is in its last phase. Under this, the procedure of setting up solar parks of 500 MW (969 hectare revenue land) in Neemuch district, 550 MW (1404 hectare revenue land) in Aagar and 450 MW (1066) hectare revenue land) in Shajapur district is under consideration. M.P.P.M.C. and Indian Railways are committed to purchase cheap solar power produced in the state.
Similarly, solar park of 1000 MW is proposed to be set up in Sagar district, 800 MW in Chhatarpur district under the Ultra Mega Renewable Power Project-1 and 800 MW solar park in Morena district and 1000 MW solar park in Indira Sagar Dam under Project-2.


aa Crops in 60.52 lakh hectare land of 40 districts and over 55 lakh farmers affected by excessive rainfall in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 October 2019

Bhopal.A meeting with the Inter-Ministerial Central Team held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty. The Central Team has been urged to provide assistance of Rs. 6 thousand 621 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund for the damage caused to the state due to extreme rains and floods. Out of 149.35 lakh hectares of Kharif crop in the state, 60.52 lakh hectares have been damaged. This has affected about 55.36 lakh farmers. About 11 thousand k.m. roads have been damaged in the state. About 18 thousand 604 electric poles as well as transformers and 1.2 lakh houses have also been damaged by the excessive rains and floods. The Chief Secretary Shri Mohanty urged the Centre to provide immediate assistance to the state and take the situation in the state as a serious disaster.
The Inter-Ministerial Team led by the Joint Secretary of Union Home Ministry Shri S.K. Shahi after visiting the 15 districts of the state, held a meeting with the officials of the state government at Mantralaya today. The Central Team was informed that 1348.3 MM rainfall was recorded in the state during a period from June 01 to September 30, which is 43 percent more than the average rainfall. As many as 20 districts of the state are affected by the excessive rainfall.Due to heavy rains, about 75 thousand people were evacuated to the relief camps and other safe places and about 289 relief camps were organised.
It was informed in the meeting that 19 thousand 958 buildings of School Education and Tribal Affairs Department as well as 17 thousand 106 buildings of Women and Child Development were damaged. Similarly, 2 thousand 923 buildings of Rural Development and 2 thousand 398 structures related to water supply were damaged. Along with this, the buildings of the Department of Health, Water Resources have also been affected. Repairs of damaged buildings will require Rs 2285.88 crore. In the same order, assistance of Rs. 3 thousand 742 crore to compensate damage caused to crops, Rs. 579 crore 96 lakh to compensate damaged houses and life and property and Rs. 13 crore 44 lakh for disaster relief etc have been demanded.
The Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Smt. Gouri Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Principal Secretary Home Shri S.N. Mishra, Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Agriculture and Cooperatives Shri Ajit Kesri, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Sanjay Dubey and Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Manish Rastogi were present at the meeting. The Director Union Finance Ministry Shri Amarnath Singh, Shri Manoj Ponikar of Union Water Resources Ministry, Director of Agriculture Ministry Dr. A.K. Tiwari and other members of the Central Team were also present at the meeting.


aa Devastation in MP due to rains should be categorised under serious disaster
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath called on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi today and submitted a memorandum regarding the heavy loss to farmers’ crops due to excessive rainfall in the state. Shri Kamal Nath urged the Prime Minister to send the Central Study Team again to the state so that the actual assessment of the damage could be done. He asked the Prime Minister to categorize the massive devastation caused due to rains in the state as a serious disaster.
Centre should release assistance of Rs 9 thousand crore immediately
The Chief Minister urged NDRF for assistance of about Rs. 9 thousand crore for infrastructure reconstruction so that loss caused to the farmers and common people could be compensated immediately.
Entire country affected by damage caused to Kharif crops in Madhya Pradesh
Shri Kamal Nath said that the entire country will get affected by the damage which was caused to the Kharif crops at large scale in the state as the crops grown in Madhya Pradesh fulfill the need of the entire country. He further stated that the state has suffered a loss of over Rs. 16 thousand crore due to the excessive rainfall and floods. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has assured the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath for the help.
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath held discussion with the Prime Shri Narendra Modi for about 45 minutes. He apprised the Prime Minister of the damage caused to the farmers, houses, buildings and other losses by the excessive rains in the state. Shri Nath informed the Prime Minister that 46 percent more than normal rainfall has been recorded in the state till now. Out of the 52 districts of the state, 60 percent more than the normal rainfall, has been recorded in 20 districts. He further informed that Mandsuar, Neemuch and Agar-Malwa of Malwa region have been affected the most because of the excessive rainfall. Except paddy, all other crops have been affected. About one lakh houses have suffered damage. Shri Nath told the Prime Minister that 242 villages were evacuated fully or partially due to the excessive rainfall. About 1100 k.m. roads and over 1700 bridges and culverts have suffered damage.
The Chief Minister informed that over 75 thousand people have been evacuated to the safer places and relief camps with the help of the State Government, Government of India and various agencies. Arrangement for lodging, food, clothes and medicines etc. have been made for the affected people. The voluntary organizations have also helped the government in this work, he added.
Central Study Team must tour state again
Shri Kamal Nath urged the Prime Minister that rains are still continuing in the state after the visit of the Central Study Team. Therefore, a survey of the damage should be conducted again so as to make a realistic assessment of the damage caused. He asked to provide Rs. 6621.28 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) and Rs. 2285.88 crore for infrastructure rebuilding immediately so as to provide immediate help to the farmers and other affected people.


aa Demosntration centre for profitable farming of vegetables to be established at Raj Bhavan
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon is getting prepared a practical model of profitable vegetables farming at Raj Bhavan. A demonstration centre equipped with modern technique for production of vegetables will be established soon at Raj Bhavan. In order to display a practical example of modern horticulture and farming, a Hitech Polyhouse is being built at Raj Bhavan. Vegetables will be grown in the polyhouse throughout the year. Any vegetable can be produced during any season.
The Secretary Shri Manohar Dubey said that apart from traditional farming, there is a need for protected farming today. He said organic farming has to be given more importance to restrict the use of chemicals and pesticides. This will increase both yields and income. At the same time, higher production with lower costs will strengthen economy of the country. Shri Dubey said that with this intention, the demonstration centre is being developed to use modern methods to grow fruits, flowers, vegetables etc. The Centre will make the people of the state aware of the new technology. It will also enable people to know about the modern farming.
The Raj Bhavan will have protected cultivation instead of traditional farming. It will also produce organic products without soil, which is known as soil less farming. This will reduce the dependence on soil. Residents of urban areas will be able to grow fresh vegetables at their homes without soil as per their requirement by observing the farming at Raj Bhavan.


aa Parents-Teachers Union’s meeting in every government school on October 19
Bhopal:MMNN: 4 October 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary reviewed education system of schools of Chambal and Gwalior divisions in Gwalior. He said that quality education system will be ensured in government schools by holding such meetings in all the divisions of the state. Informing about the upgradation of schools, facilities being provided to students and efforts being made for the welfare of the teachers as well as decisions, Dr. Chowdhary mentioned that a meeting of Parents-Teachers unions will be organized at all government schools on October 19.
Minister Dr. Chowdhary said that public representatives and people should also be linked with quality education system. Make such an environment in the government schools that parents themselves should send their children to the government schools in place private schools. He told the teachers to reach school in time and impart quality education to the children. Stop cheating trend. Dr. Chowdhary further stated that teachers will be awarded for getting better examination results. Action will also be taken against teachers who are negligent towards their duties and for not attending schools on time.
In the review meeting, the Director of Sarvashiksha Abhiyan Smt. Irene Cynthia J.P. Director gave information in detail through power point presentation on important subjects like skill upgradation programmes in schools, Ankur, Tarun, Umang, Chhaon Groups, Analysis of Board Examinations, Teaching, Copy Checking, School Management, Ek Parisar Ek Shala, Mission One thousand as well as personality development.
The Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami, Commissioner Public Instruction Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat along with the Commissioners and Collectors of Gwalior and Chambal Division as well as District Education Officers were present on the occasion.


aa Centre should play a role to encourage states: States’ share should be increased in Centre’s schemes
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the various programmes and policies of the Union Government are directly and indirectly affecting development of states. He asserted that the Centre should play a role to encourage states and should increase states’ share in its schemes. Shri Kamal Nath was addressing a session’Union of States’ of the India Economic Summit organised under the joint aegis of the World Economic Forum and Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi today. The Chief Minister of Punjab and representatives of Meghalaya, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh participated in the discussion.
On the role of the Central Government in Central-State relations, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the role of the Central Government should be encouraging, but unfortunately it is proving to be a hindrance. The share of the states in the Central schemes have come down from 90:10 to 60:40. Due to this, no economic activity is taking place. He said that the role of the Central Government should be to bring forward the capacity of the State Governments because every State is different from each other and every state has its own specialities.
The Chief Minister said that as far as the role of the NITI Aayog is concerned, it is limited to research and formulation of policies. It has no powers, which used to be with the Planning Commission earlier. Regarding GST reforms, Shri Kamal Nath described it as 'Apriya Gatha', which has not been implemented properly. He said that about three to four hundred amendments have been made in the GST policy so far. Raising questions on the decisions of the GST, Shri Nath said that there was no intellectual understanding on this subject. Decisions were pre-determined. The methods to implement it were impracticable, he added.
On the issue of strong urban infrastructure and local governance, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that India's urbanisation will be the biggest humanitarian event of the next decade. He called upon the town planners to focus on the basic things to deal with this issue. He said urban areas are developing beyond their capacity. At present, urbanisation is taking place on its own. Sub-urbanisation is the remedy. Policies should be framed in the states to address these issues. Shri Nath also expressed concern about the challenges in agriculture. He said now there is a need to find an answer to the problem of preserving the surplus.


aa Collectors should pay special attention to Health Institutions, Schools and Ration Shops
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohnaty said that government health institutions, schools and shops under the public distribution system in the state should be run properly and according to the time frame. All the three institutions are connected with common man’s life. The district collectors should keep a constant watch on their public oriented and proper functioning . Shri Mohnaty was addressing the Divisional Commissioners, District Collectors and Chief Executive Officers of the Jila Panchayats through video conference at Mantralaya today. The Chief Secretary gathered information pertaining to action taken against the adulterated-nonstandard food items.
During the video conference, the updated status related to preparations in connection to prevention of seasonal diseases, ongoing activities as regard to the verification under the public distribution system, action taken against the onion storage under the control order and registration for procurement of crops on support price were reviewed.
The Chief Secretary directed that special attention must be paid to opening time of health institutions, availability of doctors and nursing staff, medicine-distribution and sanitation. Advices from local business-houses and industrial-units and necessary cooperation should be encouraged to improve health institutions. Rogi Kalyan Samitis should be activated. He said that the continuous action should be taken against adulterated and non-standard food items under the ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign. The action should not be like seasonal campaigns. There should be a clear message to the adulterators that the administration is constantly alert and active, he added.
Discussions on ongoing preparations for running campaign to verify eligible families under the public distribution system also took place in the video conference. The Chief Secretary instructed that as per the rules, action should be taken against the ineligible people listed under the public distribution system. Moreover, information on ongoing relief and survey works after the excessive rains and floods was obtained from the district collectors.
The Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Smt. Neelam Shami Rao and Principal Secretary Public Health and Family Welfare Dr. Pallavi Jain Govil were present at the video conference.


aa Farmers should not face shortage of fertilizer, seeds and pesticides: Minister Dr. Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 3 October 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for General Administration and Cooperatives Dr. Govind Singh gave instructions to ensure availability of fertilizer, seeds and pesticides in adequate quantity for the farmers during a meeting of the District Planning Committee in Datia. He said that these have been stored in the state in sufficient quantity. The Cooperative Minister Dr. Singh said that farmers should be encouraged to grow horticulture crops to increase their income. At the departmental level, at least two horticulture crops in each block should be grown to encourage the farmers. He told to organize regular meetings of committees constituted to resolve complaints related to electricity. Minister Dr. Singh directed to complete the survey work of the crops affected by excessive rains soon. He mentioned that not a single farmer should be left out in the survey. He stressed on construction of Gou-shalas at the earliest. Reviewing the status of forest rights pattas, Dr. Singh said that further action should be taken by ensuring the documents in the proposals of forest rights deeds, rejected due to lack of the requisite documents.


aa Younger generation must adopt Gandhiji’s values and principles: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has called upon the younger generation of the country to adopt Gandhiji's values ​​and principles and implement them in life. He said that only by keeping Gandhi's values ​​safe can we save mankind from trouble. Shri Kamal Nath was inaugurating the “Gandhi Parv” ceremony organized by the Culture Department at Bharat Bhavan on Gandhi Jayanti.
The Chief Minister said that Mahatma Gandhi connected the whole world with his ideas, principles and values. His entire life was enveloped in Indian culture. He used to keep his deeds and conduct the same. He not only launched a non-violent revolution in India in his simple attire, but also attracted the whole world to himself. The Chief Minister said that the younger generation must get acquainted with Gandhi and his thinking which includes the Indian culture and its diversity, harmony, equality and unity. He said that by adopting Gandhiji in one’s life, not only will the country but the whole world will be freed from various problems.
Culture Minister Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho said that a small word like Bapu had shook the whole of India and the world. She said that today when the world is facing challenges of arms race, terrorism and religious frenzy in the world, the ideas of ​​Mahatma Gandhi seem relevant. She told that the Culture Department is organizing programmes in the entire state throiugh creative activities so that Gandhi ji reaches every common man. She said that the patriotic songs being sung in various dialects during the Freedom Struggle are being documented.
CM Shri Kamal Nath inaugurated the “Phir Gandhi” art exhibition on “Gandhi Parv” . Pictures, crafts and posters based on Gandhiji's life and thoughts were displayed in the exhibition. An app developed by Shri Subodh Kerkar related to bringing Gandhiji to the common people through modern technology has also been outlined in the exhibition. The document of Mahatma Gandhi's cardiac examination in the year 1937 has also been displayed in the exhibition. The Chief Minister also inaugurated the Khadi Art Exhibition organized in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti Delhi and Madhya Pradesh Khadi Village Industries Board.
CM Shri Nath released a book published 50 years ago on Gandhi ji's Madhya Pradesh visits and his thoughts by the Public Relations Department, again on the occasion. The book “Umreth Ke Gandhi” written by Pandit Vishwambharnath Pandey on Gandhi ji, “Harda Ke Gandhi” written by Prof. Mahesh Dutt Mishra, Interview magazine focussed on Gandhi edited by renowned litterateur Shri Dhruv Shukla, picture expressions based on Ashram Bhajnavali and Suraaj Geet were released on the occasion.
On this occasion, the Lokayukta Sanstha of Pune dedicated to Gandhi's thoughts, ideals and philosophy was given the Rashtriya Mahatma Gandhi Alankaran Samman for outstanding services. As a mark of respect, Shri Neeraj Jain of the institution was awarded a Samman Nidhi of Rs 10 lakhs, shawl, shriphal and citation. The citation was read by Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Rag. Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty was also present.


aa Gandhi Darshan Yatra Rath to reach all 52 districts: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today flagged off the “Gandhi Darshan Yatra Rath' of Public Relations and Culture Department at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration on the 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. The rath yatra will reach all the 52 districts of the state and make people aware of Gandhiji's ideas through various medium of communication.
The rath yatra, which started today on Gandhi Jayanti, will reach all the remote areas of the state by October 2, 2020. The chariot designed for the Yatra will showcase films inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's ideas, ashrams, bhajnavali, songs, exhibitions and street plays etc centered on Gandhiji.
Three promotional chariots have been prepared for Gandhi Darshan Yatra. The first promotion chariot will have an open platform, with a street play team. The vehicle will also have a stall for Khadi Village Industries. In the second chariot, films inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts and the message of the Chief Minister will be broadcast. The third chariot will have a LED exhibition centred on Gandhiji. Cultural programmes centered on Mahatma Gandhi will also be organized on Sunday in this chariot connected with GPS system in each district.
Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari, Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam, Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri Sanjay Kumar Shukla, Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Rag and Commissioner Public Relations Shri P. Narahari were present on the occasion.


aa Ensure schemes benefits to weaker sections: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 2 October 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that benefits of government schemes should be ensured to the weakest section of the society. He mentioned that it would be true tribute on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi that we should work with commitment to work for the uplifment of the poor people. Shri Kamal Nath was launching the 'Madhya Pradesh Van Mitra' Portal and 'Mukhya Mantri Madad Yojana' at R.C.V.P. Noronha Academy of Administration and Managment today. The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma and Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari were present on the occasion.
Shri Nath mentioned that Bapu always helped the most needy people. He always made efforts in the direction that such people must get an opportunity for progress and an atmosphere should be created in the society for them to lead a respectable life. Shri Nath further stated that if we want to build the society based on the thoughts of Mahtma Gandhi then we will have to give priority first to the welfare of last person of the queue.
The Chief Minister said that we have prepared 'Madhya Pradesh Van Mitra' Portal and 'Mukhya Mantri Madad Yojana' to give rights to the most backward people and to support them. Shri Nath told to construct Gandhi Stambh in all the hostels of the scheduled caste and schduled tribes. He said that it is our duty to acquaint these sections with the personality and accomplishments of Gandhi Ji.
Informing about the Madhya Pradesh Van Mitra Portal, the Minister for Scheduled Tribe Welfare Shri Omkar Singh Markam said that the concerned beneficiary can online register his/her claim on this portal. The Van Adhikar Samiti will carry out all the process thorough this portal. The system will ensure availibilty of the cases of forest rights claims with transparency on this portal and reasons for eligibilty and ineligibilty will also be available on this portal. As many as 5211 Gram Panchayats of 89 Janpad Panchayats in 20 tribal districts of the state have been given Rs. 15 thousand for digital tablets to address the issue of online forest rights claims. The portal was launched as a pilot in Hoshangabad district and 700 applications were received.
Shri Markam said that under the Mukhya Mantri Madad Yojana as per the announcement of the Chief Minister, 50 k.g. and one quintal of foodgrains for social activities to tribal families will be given. The scheme is also being launched from today. With this, Rs. 30 crore 61 lakh 25 thousand have been given to gram panchayats to provide utensils for making food etc. in social activities of the tribal families. The Chief Minister provided this amount online to the Panchayats with a click.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister Shri Nath gave certificates of forest rights lease deeds to 2 beneficiaries, whose claims were settled through the ‘Madhya Pradesh Van Mitra’ portal. Certificates to Guddo Bai for 1.779 hectare and Sukhram Uikey for 0.52 hectres of Pipariyakalan gram panchayat of Hoshangabad district were given by the Chief Minister. Shri Nath gave a cheque of a token amount for purchase of utensils by Tendukheda Panchayat of Betul district and Kalaakhar Panchayat of Hoshangabad district. Moreover, on this occasion Shri Nath released various publications of Scheduled Tribe Welfare Department. The Principal Secretary Smt. Deepali Rastogi informed about the schemes on this occasion.


aa On Governor’s initiative Dhrupad Gayan Samaroh at Raj Bhavan on October 2
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 October 2019

Bhopal.On the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Ji, Dhrupad Gayan Samaroh is being organised at Raj Bhavan at 6.00 p.m, on the initiative of theGovernor Shri Lalji Tandon. Padam Shri Dhrupad Singer Gundecha brothers will give presentation in the programme. The Governor Shri Tandon while displaying the creativeness has made the Raj Bhavan as a centre for conserving cultural and literary activities. In the last few days, various children’s cultural programmes, band presentations, kavi sammelan, Swatantra Sangram exhibition etc. have been organised at the Raj Bhavan. In this series only, the Dhrupad Gayan Samaroh is being organised.
The Dhrupad classical vocal music is a rich singing style. Dagar Gharana has played an imporatnt role in enriching this style. The tradition of this Gharana is being promoted by Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha.


aa “Vande Mataram” mass recital under leadership of CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 October 2019

Bhopal.Mass recital of national song 'Vande Mataram' and national anthem 'Jana-Gana-Mana' took place at Sardar Patel Park in the Mantralaya today under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. The public in a large number paid floral tributes at the 'Shaurya smarak' and marched with the police-band to the Mantralaya. The police band playing patriotic songs moved towards Vallabh Bhavan.
Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma Sharma, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri K.K. Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri M. Gopal Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary AYUSH Smt. Shikha Dubey, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain and a large number of officers / staff of the Mantralaya, Vindhyachal and Satpura Bhavan took part in the mass recital at Sardar Patel Park.


aa Chief Minister pays courtesy visit to Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath paid a courtesy visit to the Governor Shri Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhavan today. Shri Nath held discussions with the Governor on various matters of importance.





aa Chief Minister to confer Mahatma Gandhi Samman on Best Professor
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 September 2019

Bhopal.On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 02, the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will present 'Mahatma Gandhi Samman' to the best professor for his/her exemplary contribution in the field of education following Gandhian ideology and principles. This award is being given by the Madhya Pradesh Hindi Granth Academy for the first time.
Various programmes will be organized in RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration in the Chairmanship of the Minister for Higher Education Shri Jeetu Patwari on October 2 from 10.30 a.m. Prof. Ramrajesh Mitra’s book 'Chitropam Gandhi' and Shri Vijayadutt Sridhar’s book 'Vandaniya Bapu (Gandhi ka Sansar)' will be released in the programme,. As many as 21 winner students selected from universities of the state will also be honored on this occasion.


aa Governor Shri Tandon inaugurates NABARDs Umang-2019 Haat Fair
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2019

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon inaugurated the Umang-2019 National Level Exhibition cum Sales Fair organized by NABARD. On this occasion, he said that NABARD is the apex bank of our country and an important medium for economic development and social prosperity in rural areas. He said that there is some creativity in every person. There is a need to provide opportunities and means to express that talent. The country’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is trying to empower and enrich the country through this concept i.e. skill development, in which NABARD and self-help groups associated with it have an important role. The Governor said that the work done by NABARD in collaboration with State Bank and Indian Postal Service for rural areas is commendable. This will definitely enable the weaker section to get opportunities to live with self-respect and will be able to re-establish their lost traditions and arts.
On this occasion, Shri Tandon said that if NABARD works with other institutions for the development of Zero Budget farming, natural farming and adoption of villages, along with empowering self-help groups, there will be a positive outcome.
The Chief General Manager of NABARD Shri S.K. Bansal said that the journey of NABARD established in 1982 has been extremely meaningful and by becoming the top institution of the country, it has connected to 70 percent low profile people of the country i.e. rural, poor and needy. The institution is the world's largest self-help group with a rural development of Rs 25 thousand crore with a turnover of Rs 10 thousand crore of farmers. He informed that about 250 people from 26 states have brought their products to the Umang Haat fair organized this year. Cloth bags in place of plastic bags will be used in the fair.
At the outset of the programme, Governor Shri Lalji Tandon released a balloon in the sky while inaugurating the Haat fair. Regional Director of Reserve Bank Shri Vivek Agarwal, Chief Post Master of Madhya Pradesh Shri Alok Sharma, State Bank of India General Manager Shri Kaushik Sinha and Bhopal Haat Fair Manager Shri Dilip Kumar were present. NABARD General Manager proposed the vote of thanks in the programme.


aa Madhya Pradesh is Investment-Industrial Friendly: PR Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma honoured with the Most Inspiring Politician and Social Worker of the Year Award at the Indian Achiever Award function in Mumbai today. Shri Sharma said that the new investment policy of Madhya Pradesh is 'Industrial Friendly'. Adequate land bank, facilities and conveniences are available for industries in the state.
Shri Sharma said that the Magnificent Madhya Pradesh Summit is being organised in Indore on October 18. He said that the major cities of Madhya Pradesh have got air connectivity to other metropolitan cities of the country. Other cities have better connectivity by train and road. Shri Sharma said that all the necessary resources are available in the state for industries.
Expressing gratitude towards the organizers, the Minister Shri P.C. Sharma said that he dedicate this honour to the people of Madhya Pradesh. About 50 dignitaries from sports, politics, cinema, entertainment, social work and corporate world were honoured at the award function.


aa Relief amount to be given immediately after survey of crops affected by excessive rainfall
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh visited various villages of Aron Tehsil of Guna district and took stock of the crops affected by the excessive rains. He told the farmers that financial assistance as per the provisions of R.B.C. will be given immediately after the survey of the affected crops.
Shri Singh said that financial assistance will also be given for the houses damaged by the excessive rainfall. He said that the farmers who are not covered under insurance will also be given financial assistance as per the rules. The social security pension will be increased from the month of April. He took stock of the affected crops and discussed with the farmers by reaching the agriculture farms in Sarokh, Aron, Sirsi, Dhimriyai, Semra Kheda, Barod, Balapur, Panwadi Ghat, Kasba Madhi, Piparia Jagir and Barpanwari villages.


aa Grading system to be implemented for Fair Price Shops: Minister Shri Tomar
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 September 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar said that the grading system will be implemented for fair price shops to strengthen public distribution system. On this basis only, the functioning of the officers of the Food Department will be evaluated. This was said by Shri Tomar during a review meeting of the public distribution system.
The Minister Shri Tomar mentioned that the ration at concessional rate is being given through 24 thousand 713 fair price shops to over one crore 17 lakh families in the state. Complaints of negligence in ration distribution are also being received from time to time. Shri Tomar said that the state government is determined to streamline the ration distribution system. He further stated that in this direction, the e-based ration arrangement has been introduced in 22 districts of the state and better results are being obtained under this system.
Minister Shri Tomar said that in the grading system, the numbers will be given on the basis of important points like working days of the shop, ration distribution through Aadhaar certification, meeting of Aadhaar verification vigilance committees, maintenance of customer satisfaction records and compliance of inspection instructions. The shops with 90 per cent and above numbers will be given first grade. Similarly, second grade to shops in range of 80 to 90 numbers, third grade to shops from 60 to 80 numbers, fourth grade to shops with 40 to 60 numbers and fifth grade to shops less than 40 numbers will be given. The functioning of shops, distributors, inspecting officers will be evaluated by the department on grade basis only.


aa Governor Shri Tandon rejects resignation of Vikram Varsity Vice-Chancellor
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2019

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon has rejected the resignation of Vice Chancellor of Vikram University Prof. Balakrishna Sharma. The Governor has directed Prof. Sharma to continue working on the post.
On receiving the resignation of Prof. Sharma from the post of Vice-Chancellor of Vikram University, the Governor had directed him to appear before him and present his side. Shri Tandon sought information from Prof. Sharma on the reasons for his resignation. The Vice Chancellor said that the rude behaviour of some students of the university is hindering the smooth conduct of academic activities. Hence, hurt by such behaviour by the students, he is compelled to resign from the post of Vice-Chancellor.
After hearing the Vice-Chancellor’s side seriously Shri Tandon said that indiscipline will not be tolerated in the university. Strict action should be taken against those who resort to rude and outrageous behaviour. Shri Tandon told Prof. Sharma that the Vice Chancellor of the University has full rights to establish discipline in the campus and he should use his rights fairly and judiciously. Strict action should be taken against the mischievous elements. He said that disciplined behaviour is essential to the dignity and teaching system of the university. The Governor said that the Raj Bhavan will extend full support to the legal and judicial work of the Vice Chancellor. Turning down Prof. Balkrishna Sharma’s resignation, Shri Tandon instructed him to continue working on the post.


aa Build a safe and beautiful state for future generation: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today planted a very rare surgical plant species at the Mantralaya premises. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Cabinet members also who planted 30 out of 32 species of endangered and rare species in the Aditi Van created in the Mantralaya under the Hara Bhopal-Sheetal Bhopal campaign. The Chief Minister also visited the exhibition organized on the occasion.
Shri Nath said that it is necessary to save the forests to prevent increasing pollution and to keep the traditional medical system alive. He said that we should build a safe and beautiful state for our future generations.
The plant sown by the Chief Minister is a very rare surgical plant of endangered species of Mahabharat era. This plant was used then in healing wounds of those injured in war and other accidents. This species is on the verge of total extinction today.
There are 6 endangered plant species including Dahiman, Shalya Karni, Menda, Sonpaatha, Garuda tree and Beeja in Aditi Van. On this occasion plants of threatened and sensitive species planted here are Kumbhi, Kenkad, Padar, Kullu, Rohina, Sheesham, Dhava, Salai, Bhilma, Gadha Palash, Dhankat, Kuchla, Anjan, Mokha, Tinsa, Kharhar, Bhedar, Achar, Kusum, Bhudkut, Haldu, Khatamba and Bud.
Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Sushri Hina Kanvre, Culture Minister Dr. Vijaylaxhmi Sadho, Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, Water Resources Minister Shri Hukum Singh Karada, General Administration Minister Dr. Govind Singh, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Shri Arif Aqueel, Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav, Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat, Revenue Minister Shri Govind Singh Rajput, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Imarti Devi, Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam, School Education Minister Dr. Prabhuram Choudhury, Forest Minister Shri Umang Singhar, Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Food-Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Shri Pradyumna Singh Tomar and Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Sachin Subhash Yadav also planted saplings.


aa Constitutional rights and provisions of Scheduled Castes must be strictly followed
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the provisions and rights for the Scheduled Castes in the Constitution should be strictly adhered to in all government departments. He said that the Advisory Council should be effective and through this the Scheduled Caste should be benefited. This is our joint responsibility. The Chief Minister said that the Government intends to hold this meeting regularly. Decisions should be made in the interest of the Scheduled Castes on its suggestions and advice. Shri Kamal Nath said this in the meeting of the Scheduled Castes Advisory Council held after 6 years at the Mantralaya today. Expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister for calling the meeting, members of the Advisory Council said that the Chief Minister has not only called the meeting but has also given instructions to the officials to hold the meeting from time to time.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that during the departmental review he took note that since 2013 no meeting of the Scheduled Castes Advisory Council was held. The Chief Minister said that this was a grave lapse and it would be ensured that it does not happen again. He said that in today's meeting, a system should be created with the role of Advisory Council and its effectiveness, which can protect the rights of Scheduled Castes. The Chief Minister said that the Constitution, law and schemes protecting the interests of Scheduled Castes should be strictly followed. He said that suggestions should also be made on where we are failing to benefit the Scheduled classes, so that those shortcomings can be removed.
The Chief Minister said that it is a matter of concern that the implementation process of our schemes is not good. There is a need to improve it extensively. He said that there should be a change in the system of Advisory Council. Suggestions of members should be obtained prior to the meeting. These suggestions should be discussed in the meeting of the teams of the concerned departments, so that decisions can be taken on them.
Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council and Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Lakhan Ghanghoria stated the need to improve the recruitment process of sanitation workers. He urged to solve the problems faced by people from Scheduled Castes with less number in obtaining their caste certificates.
Medical Education and Culture Minister Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho said that the money that goes to the Scheduled Caste-oriented schemes in various departments should be ensured that it is spent on the welfare of the same sections. He said that there is a need to bring about a comprehensive improvement in the education of the children of Scheduled classes. Dr. Sadho suggested the closure of irrelevant schemes.
Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma said that the surroundings of Scheduled Castes should be improved so that they can live in a good environment. He stressed the need to work at a speedy pace to resolve cases of Scheduled Castes. Shri Verma said that we should make efforts that cases of dispute between scheduled castes and other classes should be resolved with mutual harmony and coordination rather than in courts. Such a process should be adopted. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat suggested to make recruitments in the backlog posts promptly. School Education Minister Dr. Prabhuram Choudhury suggested opening of Gyanoday Vidyalayas and bring about improvements in education in every district. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Imarti Devi said that caste certificates of children residing in orphanages should also be made. The amount for food for the Scheduled Castes should be increased in the hostels and only superintendents belonging to Scheduled Castes category should be posted in these hostels.
MLAs Shri Harishankar Khatik, Shri Hari Singh Sapre, Shri Kamlesh Jatav, Smt. Raksha Santram Saronia, Shri Jasmant Jatav, Shri Jajpal, Shri Shiv Dayal Bagri, Shri Sohanlal Valmik, Shri Mahesh Parmar, Shri Ramlal Malviya and Shri Manoj Chawla also gave suggestions. Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri K.K. Singh, Director General of Police Shri V.K. Singh and senior officers of related departments were present in the meeting.


aa Speed ​​control is necessary to prevent accidents: Opinion of subject matter experts
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2019

Bhopal.Assistant Inspector General of Police, Shri Kumar Saurabh has said that as per the directions of the Supreme Court, target has been set to reduce accidents by 50 percent by the year 2020. In view of this, many security measures are being used. In this series, breath analyzers were made available to all districts today. Along with this, training is also being given through the usage method. Shri Saurabh said that the equipment should be used in such a way that it brings good results. Shri Saurabh was addressing the training programme of policemen and nodal officers of Road Safety Implementation Committee at Police Training and Research Institute (P.T.R.I) today.
M.A.N.I.T. Professor and subject matter expert Shri Rahul Tiwari said that accidents happen mostly due to confusion. He said that speed control is very important to prevent accidents. The higher the speed, the higher are the chances of death. The components of road safety contribute significantly in reducing accidents. Engineering, enforcement and education are very important in this. In addition, emergency care plays an important role after an accident.
Expert Shri Tiwari informed that several times wrong signboards also become the cause for accidents. Sign board should be used as per requirement at a certain time and place. Mostly it is seen that during the accident, people waste time in making allegations-counter allegations against each other and do not take care of the victim. He also gave information about black spots and blind spots including stopping site distance and over taking site distance.
Assistant Inspector General of Police Smt. Anita Malviya and Shri Prashant Sharma were also present in the training.


aa Lecture of former Union Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh on Gandhi Jayanti
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 September 2019

Bhopal.The Former Union Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh will deliver a lecture on “Gandhi Darshan - Environment and Nature” and the subject focusing his views at Minto Hall on October 2 on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Environment and Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma will also take part in the programme.
Students connected to Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship, Indira Gandhi Fellowship and National Green Corps will be especially present in the lecture series. It is to mentioned that a lecture series focusing views of Mahatma Gandhi has been started by the Environment Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO) from October 2, 2018. At the beginning of the lecture series, a special lecture of Thinker Shri Dhruv Shukla on ‘Gandhi ki Pagdandiyan-Adhunik Vikas Rahein’ was held. Later on Shri Udyan Bajpai on ‘Gandhi aur Unke Sahchar-Aur Shringar Ras’ and Shri Chinmay Mishra on ‘Paryavan par Sankat-Banam Gandhi and Dr. Subba Rao on ‘Aaj ke Samay mein Gandhi’ subject gave lectures. In this series, Dr. Himanshu Rai of IIM Indore delivered lecture on the subject ‘ Swachh Paryavaran ke liye Netratva aur Shanti’. Recently, a lecture on the subject ‘Mahatma Gandhi-Sahaj Prakritik Premi’ was delivered by the Former
Administrative Officer Dr. Ashok Khosla. The lecture of the Former Union Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh is being held in this series.
Programmes to be held on October 01 too
The workshop sessions focusing on Mahatma Gandhi's ideas will be addressed by subject experts at the EPCO campus on October 1. Lectures on the subjects ‘Bastar and Gandhi Darshan’, ‘Gandhi ke Sapno ka Bharat-Adhunik Sanchar Madhyamon mein Gandhi ke Mulya’, ‘Gandhi Drishti Parvaraniya Sankat ka Sthai Samadhan’ and ‘Ahinsa evan Swasthya Jeevashaili ko Badhava dene mein Media ki Bhumika’.
EPCO gets National Award for study on Climate Change
The Environment Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO) Madhya Pradesh has been conferred with the first prize in the category of ‘The impact of climate change on water resources and their assessment’ by the Union Jal Shakti Ministry under the Rashtriya Jal Mission. The Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat presented the award at Vigyan Bhawan in the recent past. Executive Director Shri Jitendra Singh Raje informed that a decision has been taken to give a prize money of Rs. 2 lakh to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood relief.
In Madhya Pradesh, the impact on water resources, forests, agriculture and human health has been assessed due to climate change in 51 districts. The study scientifically estimates which districts of Madhya Pradesh will have more water problems in the near and distant future and which districts will be more vulnerable to water supply. In respect to this study, projects related to climate change in Madhya Pradesh are also being build by the EPCO.


aa Every person is not talented, but he has atleast one skill
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that not every person is talented but he has one skill and if we train him in that skill, then his future becomes better. The Chief Minister said that we are paying special attention to skill upgradation and technical knowledge to end unemployment in the state. We will make the younger generation of our state skillful so that they can contribute to the development of the state and living a dignified life. Shri Nath was inaugurating the Model Career Centre in Jabalpur today. An MoU was signed on the occasion between CII and Jabalpur Municipal Corporation for the Model Career Centre.
The Chief Minister said that today the biggest need is that youth should be imparted training for skill upgradation along with academics. With this they will be able to connect with self-employment and employment. The Chief Minister said that in Chhindwara, he has cared for every person who is educated, who is an 8th pass or is a daily wager. We had established so many skill upgradation centres there 12 years ago, which is the highest number in the world. Our concern is more towards the class who are less educated and have their whole life before them.
The Chief Minister said that it is our endeavour to provide more and more technical knowledge of various fields to the youth in Madhya Pradesh and provide opportunities for further progress. He hoped that the Model Career Centre of Jabalpur would be successful in providing employment to the youth. He expected the younger generation to take advantage of this centre and brighten their future.
Finance Minister Shri Tarun Bhanot said that the Super Specialty Hospital and Model Career Centre will accelerate the development of Jabalpur region. He informed that 50 thousand youths will be trained in various trades at the centre in the next five years. Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Minister Shri Lakhan Ghanghoria said that the state's progress will be ensured by the employment to youths. Energy Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh said that the Chief Minister Shri Nath has taken the initiative to develop and make the state prosperous. Constant efforts are being made to provide employment to the youth. The Model Career Centre of Jabalpur is the beginning. He said that the Chief Minister has taken a historic decision to provide 70 per cent of employment to local youth in the industries set up in the state.
Shri Ashish Kesarwani of the Confederation of Indian Industry said that the Confederation has training institutes operating in five places in the country and now an institute is being opened in Jabalpur. He said that in the last two and a half years, five lakh youths have been trained, out of which 1 lakh 32 thousand youths have got employment. A target has been set to train 50 thousand youths and to provide employment to 25 thousand youths in the institute at Jabalpur. The programme was also addressed by MP Shri Vivek Tankha.


aa Government committed to protect the rights of women
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the government is committed to preserving the rights of women. Women are capable of planned development along with building a family and society. It is necessary that we provide them the opportunity so that they can showcase their skills. Shri Nath was went around the Nutritious Food Exhibition of Women and Child Development Department in Jabalpur today. It was organized on the occasion of National Nutrition Month.
The Chief Minister said that the government is making constant efforts to empower women in the state. Their skills will be used in every field, so that the state can get the benefit of their skills. The Chief Minister signed a Sankalp Patra to preserve the rights of women on the occasion. He also released a CD prepared on nutritious food activities.
The Chief Minister also honoured Kumari Ishita Vishwakarma, brand ambassador of Lado Abhiyan who won the first place among girls across the country in the Saregama singing competition, silver medal winner in archery at the Asian Games and brand ambassador of POSCO Muskan Kirar and national kabaddi player Unnati Tiwari. The Chief Minister distributed certificates of Ladli Laxmi Yojana. He gave a cyclical amount of Rs 18 lakh 35 thousand to 150 women self-help groups of Livelihood Mission, community fund of Rs 36 lakhs to 48 groups and Rs 1 crore 36 lakh credit limit amount to 133 groups.
Energy Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh, Finance Minister Shri Tarun Bhanot, Minister for Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Shri Lakhan Ghanghoria, MP Shri Vivek Tankha, MLA and other dignitaries were present in the programme.


aa Employment of youth and welfare of farmers is top priority of the government
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that employment of youth and their better future along with welfare of farmers is the top priority of the state government. Shri Nath said that high-level facilities will be developed in the state in the medical field so that people of the state do not have to go to hospitals outside the state for treatment. Shri Nath was dedicating the 220-bed Super Specialty Hospital costing Rs 150 crore at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College campus in Jabalpur today. Incharge of Jabalpur district and Energy Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh were also present. The Chief Minister performed bhoomi-pujan of works costing Rs 42 crore 16 lakh on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Nath said that 70 percent population of the state is dependent on agriculture. The government has taken important steps in the last nine months to upgrade the agriculture sector and provide better benefits to the farmers. We are realizing new possibilities of development in the agriculture sector. Shri Nath said that more and more employment oriented investments are being encouraged in the state. This will provide employment to our youth and they will make their contribution towards the development of the state with full energy.
The Chief Minister said that the government is making special efforts to make our state to lead in the entire country in the medical field. With the setting up of Super Specialty Hospital in Jabalpur, high-level medical facilities will be available to the people in the entire Mahakaushal zone. At the same time, young doctors will get better opportunities to work. He said that planned development of Jabalpur which is better known as a culture centre will be done. Referring to the Cabinet meeting held in Jabalpur, he said that the decisions taken in this meeting are being implemented.
Medical Education Minister Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho said that the medical sector of the state has got a new dimension under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath in the last nine months. He said that to increase the availability of doctors, 800 medical seats have been increased to 2000. In the coming time we will increase the number of seats to 3000.
Finance Minister Shri Tarun Bhanot said that the Chief Minister has given many gifts for the development of Jabalpur. DPR of all projects is ready and will be approved shortly. He said that the Chief Minister has also given instructions to undertake the Metro Rail and Metropolitan City project in Jabalpur.
Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Minister Shri Lakhan Ghanghoria and MP Shri Vivek Tankha also addressed the programme.


aa PR Minister Shri Sharma visits excessive rain affected poor colonies
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 September 2019

Bhopal.Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma visited the excessive rain –affected areas of Panchsheel Nagar, Rahul Nagar and Ambedkar Nagar to inspect the condition of waterlogging and drainage system. Complaints and problems of local residents were also heard and instructions were given to the officers to resolve them.
Minister Shri Sharma told the colony residents that the state government is working persistently to provide relief to those affected by excessive rain and floods. He said that all possible assistance and relief is being provided to the affected persons. The PR Minister was accompanied by Corporator Shri Yogendra Singh Chauhan, Shri Amit Sharma, Shri Praveen Saxena and other public representatives.


aa CM Shri Nath to dedicate Super Specialty Hospital in Jabalpur
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will dedicate the Super Specialty Hospital in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College of Jabalpur on September 21. Medical Education Minister Dr. Vijailaxmi Sadho today inspected the hospital and arrangements. The hospital, built at a cost of about Rs 150 crores, has a world-class 7 modular operation theatre, high-level Cath lab, Biplane DSA and a 30-bed modern ICU. Here, all brain and spine operations, heart surgery, dialysis, laser treatment of stone and prostate gland will be performed. MLA Shri Vinay Saxena and Divisional Commissioner Shri Rajesh Bahuguna were also present during the inspection.
Hospital will be equipped with ultra modern machines
Dr. Sadho told that with the availability of super specialty facilities in Jabalpur, now people will not have to go to AIIMS Delhi or medical institutions of neighbouring states or other cities. Facilities of Neuro-surgery, Neurology, Urology, Nephrology, Neonatology, Cardiology, Anaesthesia, Radiology etc. will be available in the hospital. Ultra modern machines like Biplane, Angiography etc. have also been set up in the hospital. These machines can provide diagnosis and proper treatment of paralysis and heart attack also immediately.
Relief to common man
Dr. Sadho said that with the opening of Super Specialty Hospital in Jabalpur, districts including Jabalpur, Seoni, Balaghat, Katni, Sagar, Damoh, Chhindwara, Shahdol, Umaria, Shivpuri, Datia, Guna, Satna, Anuppur, Rewa, Vidisha, Narsinghpur, Khandwa etc. will also get state-of-the-art medical facilities. Dr. Sadho said that the common man will get relief due to the availability of expensive treatment in this government hospital.


aa Facility of overdraft of Rs 10 thousand to tribal families in adverse cicrumstances
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 September 2019

Bhopal.Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Omkar Singh Markam has said that the state government will take full care of the interests of tribals in the state. The tribal families will not have to wander for funds under adverse circumstances. Minister Shri Markam was addressing the “Aapki Sarkar-Aapke Dwar programme” in the tribal-dominated Nevasa village of Dindori district on Thursday. Minister Shri Markam announced the construction of road in the Chhota Gufa area for the convenience of devotees. He said that community building will be constructed in a new village at a cost of Rs 10 lakh.
Minister Shri Markam said that Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath’s government will fulfill all the promises made in the manifesto. According to the manifesto, the pension amount has been increased from Rs 300 to Rs 600. He said that this amount will be increased to Rs one thousand per month in the coming time. Shri Markam said that strict disciplinary action will be taken against those who are negligent in development works in tribal areas. He urged to send children from tribal families to school neccesarily.


aa Loss of Rs 11,906 crore to state so far due to excessive rainfall and floods
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty has instructed that all the departments should submit the information about the damage caused by excess rainfall and floods to the Relief Commissioner by September 24. The damage is highest in 36 out of 52 districts of the state. He said that central assistance is urgently needed for providing relief, protection of upcoming Rabi crop and maintenance of health facilities. Shri Mohanty was addressing a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team at the Mantralaya. The team was informed about the damage caused to the state so far by excess rainfall and floods.
The central team led by Joint Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi, Shri Sandeep Poundrik, will visit five districts of the state including Vidisha, Raisen, Rajgarh, Mandsaur and Agar-Malwa in two days. The central team comprises Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India Shri K.M. Singh, Director of Ministry of Water Resources Shri Manoj Paunikar, Director of Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. A.K. Tiwari, Director of the Ministry of Finance, Shri Amarnath Singh and Assistant Director of the Ministry of Power Shri Sumit Goel.
Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Manish Rastogi said that rainfall continues in the state. Shri Rastogi presented information before the central team about the damage done so far. He said that after receiving the information from all the departments and after the end of monsoon, the final report of the damage will be presented. Shri Rastogi informed that immediate relief has been provided in cases of loss of life and livestock. So far, Rs. 125 crore relief has been provided under the SDRF. Survey of damage to crops will be completed by September 24. After that, a final demand for assistance can be submitted by September 27. The state government also demanded to convert short-term agricultural loans into medium-term loans.
It was informed in the meeting that till September 18, 1203.5 mm rainfall was recorded in the state, which is 37 percent more than normal. Kharif crop of Rs 9 thousand 600 crore of 22 lakh farmers in about 24 lakh hectare area has been affected. The damage to houses in the state is of about Rs. 540 crores. Similarly, the loss of roads has been estimated at Rs. 1566 crore and other losses of about Rs. 200 crore. The central team was informed that the state has incurred a loss of Rs 11 thousand 906 crore so far. The central team was informed that the state has suffered a loss of Rs. 11 thousand 906 crore so far. In the state, 225 people died due to the floods and lightning and more than 1400 animals were killed.
The central team was apprised of the state of dams, ponds and rivers and the rescue work done.
Commissioner Agriculture Production Shri Prabhanshu Kamal, Additional Chief Secretary Horticulture and Food Processing Shri Iqbal Singh Bais, Additional Chief Secretary Animal Husbandry Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Smt. Gauri Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri Mohammad Suleman and officials of various departments were present at the meeting.


aa Mandideep, Airport and Pithampur Industrial Area to be included in Metro Project
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 September 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has directed to include Mandideep, Bhopal Airport and Pithampur Industrial Area of Indore in Bhopal and Indore Metro Project. These directives were given by Shri Nath in a meeting of the Board of Directors of Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Limited Company held at Mantralaya. The Minister for Public Works Department Shri Sajjan Singh Verma and Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh were present at the meeting.
The Chief Minister said that the metro rail should be completed soon by reducing its stipulated time frame. He instructed to re-examine the period of construction process in this regard. Shri Nath said that the construction work should be carried out simultaneously, so that the project is completed soon and the people of Indore and Bhopal could avail its benefit at the earliest.
The Chief Minister said to take benefit of Metro project experience and the procedure adopted in Delhi in the Bhopal-Indore project. Use the technique adopted there. This will accelerate speed of our work and we will be able to come up with solutions in advance of the obstacles that came up at the time of construction of the Delhi Metro.
The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Anurag Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Public Works Shri Malay Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Energy Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Sanjay Dubey, Commissioner Urban Development Shri P. Narhari, Managing Director Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company Shri Swatantra Kumar Singh and concerned officials were present at the meeting.


aa Young generation must know Gandhi Ji’s personality and adopt his philosophy: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 September 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Kamal Nath has said that Gandhiji's views, philosophy and principles have to be spread from house to house. Our basic goal should be to make the younger generation understand and adopt Gandhiji's personality and accomplishments. Shri Nath was addressing the committee constituted for various activities being organized by the Madhya Pradesh Government on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation at Mantralaya today.
The Chief Minister, Shri Kamal Nath, said that Gandhiji's views have always been relevant to our country and will continue to be relevant even today and in future too. He said, in the era through which India is passing today, it is most important that we should spread Gandhi Ji's principles and the values established by him among the people and make sure that people adopt it. He said that we cannot cover Gandhi Ji’s personality in one year, but our efforts will always be to spread Gandhi Ji’s views among the people. For this permanent programmes have to be prepared. Shri Nath mentioned that on the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi Ji, all our activities should not be limited only to television and publication in newspapers. We have to pay special attention that his views and its relevance to the present time should reach younger generation, he added.
Shri Nath said that that in today's meeting, we should work out a comprehensive draft as to how can we implement our ideas devoted to Gandhi Ji. A meeting will be held again in the last week of October to present the outline on conducting permanent programme on Gandhi Ji’s philosophy, religious harmony and his particular thoughts on secularism and national unity. On this basis, we will work to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s views and principles among the people of Madhya Pradesh.
Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts and principles most needed in today’s era
During the meeting, the members of the Committee gave important suggestions on how Gandhi Ji’s values of communal harmony, national unity, views towards the welfare of all classes and religions, philosophy, principles and values should be spread in cities as well as villages. All the Members said in one voice that Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts and principles are the most needed in today's era.
The Former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh suggested for spreading main tools of Gandhi Ji used by him in the freedom, through which he generated new conscience in youth, women, tribals and scheduled castes along with his philosophy for Khadi among the people on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary. He suggested to conduct padyatra focusing Jungle Satyagrah in forest areas, padyatra in rural areas on the concept of Gram Swaraj, to name schools after the name of Mahatma Gandhi and to use logo of 150th anniversary of Gandhi Ji in all newsletters and advertisement of the government and to inscribe his quotations in schools. Moreover, he gave suggestions to impose ban on people spreading hatred in the society, to play Ramdhun and famous prayer “Ishwar Allah Tere Naam-Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan’ of Gandhi Ji, prayer of Gandhi Ji in all government’s programme and to give special promotion of Khadi production. He told to make special efforts to free youth from intoxication on the basis of Gandhi Ji’s thoughts. Shri Singh also told to publicize Gandhi Ji’s thoughts through social media and to include lesson of Gandhi Ji in text books of high school syllabus.
Shri Suman Barant of Vardha, Maharashtra stated that Gandhi Ji had special appeal on environment. A special training should be organized for youth on this subject. He gave suggestion to oragnise Prabodhan Karyakram on Charkha and portable exhibition focusing Gandhi Ji. Shri Barant mentioned that we can also spread teachings of Gandhi Ji among the people through Bhagwad Kirtan. He told to spread the views of Gandhi Ji and new literature on him in simple language among the masses. He further mentioned that a 5 day programme focusing Gandhi Ji should be organized in colleges and programmes related to Gandhi Ji should be organized in tribal areas too.
The Gandhian Philosopher Dr. S. N. Subbarao congratulated the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath for his decision to organize programs at wide scale in Madhya Pradesh on the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Ji. He suggested that we should first organize programmes for strengthening communal harmony and unity of the country. Moreover, he gave suggestion to create sincere workers, unity of religion and languages by imbibing views of Gandhi Ji and to include afforts for creating and making India free of hunger, poverty, forced labour, corruption and untouchability in the programme.
The Former Advocate General and Gandhian Shri Anandmohan Mathur told to distribute booklets in all the government schools focusing great personalities, who took part in freedom struggle from 1857 to 1947. He suggested for organizing essay writing competition on Gandhi Ji’s life in schools-colleges and to set up museums, research institutes along with organizing lectures of revolutionary orators of liberal thoughts. Shri Mathur gave suggestion for inclusion of lessons focusing great personalities in school and college syllabus and restoration of memorials of great personalities. He said that programmes will have to be organized to apprise the young generation of the misconceptions spread about the medieval history. He suggested for opening health centers in every 6 villages and to provide facility of Bhartiya Chikitsa Paddhiti in them, teaching of all languages in schools and for constructing libraries.
The Gandhian leader Shri P. Rajgopal suggested for formation of Ministry of Peace and Non-Violence, strengthening Sarvodaya organizations and promoting peace-based tourism. He said that this year is also the 150th birth year of Kastuba Gandhi Ji. Therefore, we should also conduct a campaign to empower women by giving them land rights and to make villages free from land disputes.
Shri Chandrika Prasad Dwivedi suggested for establishing Gandhiji's memorial to other place in grand form, which has come in the submergence area in Barwani district. He also suggested for implementation of Gram-Swarajya in real sense and launching a campaign to get the younger generation rid of confused history and polluted ideology.
Shri L.S. Hardenia expressed views to spread the views of Gandhi Ji on education, culture, women and world peace in every panchayat and exhibiting films focusing Gandhi Ji and the views expressed by the great personalities from all over the world about Gandhi Ji in schools and to enlighten children and youth with these views.
Shri Karunakaran Trivedi told to enlighten the citizens with thoughts, behavior and values of Gandhi Ji, to re-establish the importance of Khadi and strengthening of institutions working according to the thoughts of Gandhi Ji. Shri Chinmay Mishra suggested to highlight the persons working according to the principles of Gandhi Ji. He also gave suggestion for organizing cultural festival focusing thoughts of Gandhi Ji and to lax or abolish the oppressive laws. Shri Ghanshyam Saxena suggested to publicize Jungle Satyagrah of Gandhi Ji and strengthening of secularism.
Sushri Meenakshi Natrajan asked for organizing Rashtriya Ekta Shivir of N.S.S., opening of Gandhi Study Centre and instituting fellowship in Universities. She also suggested for publication of a book focusing constitution and to enlighten children and youth with it. At the outset, the Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Raag presented the outline of the proposed programmes to be organized on 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi Ji.
The Minister for Culture Dr. Vijay Laxmi Sadho, Minister for General Administration Dr. Govind Singh, Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma, Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary, Minister for Gramodyog Shri Harsh Yadav and Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Kamleshwar Patel were present on the occasion. The Chief Secretary and Senior Officers of other departments were also present at the meeting.


aa Boat Club to be made Plastic Free
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 September 2019

Bhopal.Boat Club of Bhopal will be made plastic free. Cloth bags will be given here for use. The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma, Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh and Mayor Shri Alok Sharma inaugurated a Bag Stitching Kiosk at Boat Club. They also flagged off Alto Car to be given to the Zonal Officers. Shri Singh himself drove the car. They administered oath of cleanliness to the people present at the programme.
The Minister for Public Relations Shri Sharma said that not littering but now only cleanliness will prevail. The Zonal officer ensures that not a single polythene should be seen on this road. He said that officers of all the departments should be linked with the ongoing Cleanliness Campaign in Bhopal. He further mentioned that the Shahjahani Park should be developed according to its name. There is a proposal to ply metro train upto Mandideep and Sehore, he added.
Make project for development of Boat Club
The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Singh told that along with making the boat club plastic free, project for the boat club development should also be made. Tourists must get better facilities here. He mentioned that this step of today will prove to be significant in making Bhopal plastic free completely. Including Ice cream packing, we will have to think solutions to get rid of single use plastic of other products. Shri Singh said that ranking will be given to remove stray cattle, street dogs, pigs from big cities similar to the Swachhata Sarvekshan. In big cities, 40 points will be given for removal of stray cattle, 40 points for street dogs and 20 points for removal of pigs. Similarly for smaller cities, the ranking will be determined by deciding the points. He said, zonal officers should listen to public representatives seriously and take appropriate action. Connect self-help groups of every ward to make cloth bags.
Mayor Shri Alok Sharma said that a planned action plan will be formulated to make the city clean. He told the officials that there should not be any contradiction in what they say and what they do. A clean city will be handed over to the next generation. Shri Sharma said, the life-line Upper Lake of Bhopal will be made plastic free.
The Mahashakti Seva Kendra, Lions Club, Akriti Eco City and Sakaratmak Soch Sanstha were honoured on the occasion. Commissioner Municipal Corporation Bhopal Shri Vijay Dutta informed about the campaign. The Leader of Opposition of Municipal Corporation Shri Mohammed Sagheer Ahmed also addressed the programme. He said that the visitors here will be given a cloth bag for Rs. 5, which can also be returned. Bags of used cloth will also be made in the kiosk. Local public representatives were present during the programme.


aa Officers and employees of urban bodies will also get time-scale pay
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 September 2019

Bhopal.Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh has informed that now officers and employees of urban bodies will also get time-scale pay like other government employees. An order has been issued in this regard. About 70 thousand officers and employees of the urban bodies will be benefitted.
According to the order issued by the Finance Department regarding the time scale and the third time scale in the years 2008, 2014 and 2015, only the urban bodies have been authorized to approve the time-scale pay to the officers and employees of the urban bodies. It will be decided by the urban bodies to give its benefits according to their financial position. Urban bodies will bear this expenditure.


aa CM Shri Nath condoles death of well-known poet Shri Manik Verma
Bhopal:MMNN: 18 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has expressed deep grief over the demise of noted comic poet and satirist Shri Manik Verma. Shri Kamal Nath said in his condolence message that Shri Verma wrote befitting creations on social anomalies and flaws of the system through poetry and satire. With the death of Shri Verma, the country has lost a personality who shook the society and power through his compositions.
The Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss.


aa 1900 people evacuated to safer places by rescue operation in Bhind district
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 September 2019

Bhopal.Chambal river is overflowing in Bhind district due to excessive rains in Mandsaur and release of water from Kota barrage. Due to this, 44 villages situated on the banks of Chambal river of Ater and Bhind area are getting affected. The villages most affected by the rise in the water level of the Chambal river are Mukutpura, Dinnpura, Navali Vrindavan, Rama Kot, Khairahat, Nakhnoli Ki Madhaiyan, Kosan Ki Madhaiyan, Chilonga, Chaumho, Kachpura and Tarshokhar. People trapped in these villages are being taken to relief camps by the administration by conducting a rescue operation. In flood-hit villages, many people are refusing to leave the village even after being persuaded repeatedly.
So far, more than 1900 people have been evacuated safely from villages Nakhnoli, Ramakot, Koshan, Navali Vrindavan, Mukutpura Chaumho, Kachpura, Tarshokhar and Dinnapura. More than 900 rescued people are living in relief camps set up by the district administration. The remaining people have moved to safer places with their relatives and visitors. The district administration, home guards, army and SDRF are constantly rescuing people and taking them to safer places.
Collector Bhind Shri Chhote Singh and Superintendent of Police Shri Rudolf Alvares are monitoring the flood situation. These officers are present in the rescue operations being conducted at flood affected places and are keeping a check on the situation. Arrangements in relief camps are being constantly monitored.
All necessary arrangements made in relief camps
Necessary arrangements including food, water, night stay, etc. are being made by the Food Department for the people brought to relief camps made by the district administration in Roshanlal Daipuria College, Surpura, High School Vindwa, ITI Ater, Maghera and High School Ramakot. Medical teams are deployed with full preparedness in all relief camps. Veterinarians have been deployed to treat cattle.
Holidays of government officials - employees cancelled
The Collector has issued an order cancelling the holidays of all government officials and employees with immediate effect and asked them to return to work. Disaster management personnel, officers are extending full cooperation. All security devices including boats, kayaks have been provided to the Home Guards. The security officers of the Water Resources and Bridges Development Corporation and the entire revenue staff are engaged in this campaign and are constantly in touch on wireless alongwith mobiles and telephones.


aa White paper by CM Shri Kamal Nath on “Ganga Sadbhavana Yatra” released
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath released the white paper booklet on the Ganga Sadbhavana Yatra. The white paper focuses on a 120-day journey from Go-mukh to Ganga Sagar. The Expert Group has compiled the actual status of Go-Mukh and Ganga Sagar in the white paper. This has been prepared by Prof. G.D. Agrawal and Shri Rajendra Singh.
On the occasion of the release, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretary Smt. Gauri Singh, Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri Sanjay Shukla, Dr. Mihir Shah of Samaj Pragati Sahayog and Shri Rajendra Singh of Tarun Bharat Sangh Rajasthan were present.


aa Govt. to consider to give pattas to those Sants who possess Kutiya Ashrams and Gou-shalas
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 September 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that the government will consider to give permanent pattas to those Sants, who possess Kutiya Ashram, Mandir and Gou-Shalas. The Chief Minister was addressing the Sant Samagam organized by the Adhyatm Department at Minto Hall here today. The Sadhu-Sants came from across the state in large number were present at the convention. At the outset, Computer Baba presented garlands to Shri Kamal Nath as blessings on behalf of all the Sants.
Connect Young Generation with Spiritual Power
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that India is known in the entire World for its spiritual power. This is the power, which has preserved the Unity and Diversity of our country. He further mentioned that today’s generation, which is connected with new technology and especially those which is dwelling in urban areas need to be connected with spiritual power, culture and civilization. He urged the Sants to play an important role in this and introduce them with our thousands year old spiritual power.
Need for Adhyatm Ministry was told 35 years ago in Lok Sabha
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that during a discussion held 35 years ago in Lok Sabha, he told for the formation of Adhyatm Department. He mentioned that his intention behind this was that people all over the country could know the importance of Indian spirituality and its need in terms of unity of the country. Shri Nath said that as soon as he became the Chief Minister, he decided first to form Adhyatm Vibhag by merging Anand and Dharmasva Department. The Chief Minister said that through this we will try to connect people in the state with our centuries old spiritual practice.
Scams in the name of religion to be investigated
The Chief Minister Nath said that the government will investigate the scams done earlier in the name of religion. He said that if there is faith towards religion, then how one can commit fraud. We have to understand that our intentions and feelings build character. A person who commits fraud under the cover of religion can never be faithful, nor does he respect his religion.
Respects religion with heart not by mind
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that religion is not a matter of politics for us. It is a matter of faith and respect for us. We want that people must connect themselves with religious beliefs and reject the politics done through it. Appreciating the Sant Samagam, he said that such conventions should be held from time to time. On the demands of the Sants, he stated that the government will consider them and efforts will be made that none of their demands remain unfulfilled till the next convention.
Chairing the Sant Samgam Sammelan, the Former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh expressed gratitude towards Shri Kamal Nath’s government for the formation of Adhyatm Department. He mentioned that the spiritualism helps in building a good personality. Religion should be used to connect, not to divide people. Shri Singh said that Sanatan Dharma is the oldest religion in the world. We all must contribute to preserve it. He emphasized to compensate the damage caused to the Maa Narmada River and its conservation. Moreover Shri Singh asked to patronize all Sanskrit schools in the state. He emphasized on the need to educate the younger generation about Sanatan Dharma and give information about other religions. For this, he urged to include the lesson 'What is religion?' in the curriculum.
The Minister for Public Relations and Adhyatm Shri P.C. Sharma said that the State government has constituted a Math-Mandir Advisory Committee and also Narmada Trust, now the government is also going to form Tapti Trust. The honorarium of Sant-Pujaris has been increased three folds. The campus of the Mahkaal Mandir is being developed with Rs. 300 crore. One thousand Gou-Shals are being constructed. Nine Dharmshalas at the cost of Rs. 26 lakh will be built on Narmada Parikrama route. Along with this, the Narmada Parikrama route will be made comfortable. Shri Sharma stated that a Ram Path Vangaman construction scheme has been prepared. He further informed that and amount of Rs. 2 crore 45 lakh 9 thousand has been given for the restoration of big temples of the state. Rs. One crore 34 lakh 70 thousand have been given to the Mela Ayojan Samitis Fair Planning Committees for fairs of religious importance. Apart from this, a scheme has been made for construction, repair and maintenance of Temples of Bhilsa Wali Mata Gwalior, Surya Narayan and Bade Hanuman Mandir Jabalpur, Kundeshwar Hanuman Mandir Ujjain, Narmada Udgam Mandir Amarkantak, Ban Ganga Mandir Shivpuri and Group of Temples Datia.
The President of Narmada Trust Committee Sant Shri Computer Baba expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. He said that along with the formation of Adhyatm Department, the State Government has taken important decisions for the development of religious places. He further mentioned that he is confident that Shri Kamal Nath fulfills what he says.
The Chairman of Math-Mandir Advisory Committee Swami Subodhanand Maharaj said that in the last 15 years, no convention of this kind was organized. In the last nine months itself, the new government has taken a commendable initiative by holding the convention of Sadhu and Sants for the first time. The Chief Minister deserves congratulations for this. He said that the steps taken by the new government for conservation of Narmada are welcoming steps. He urged the Sants to plant saplings on a large scale for environmental conservation.


aa Universities must prepare monthly and annual target based road map
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 September 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Patel told the Vice Chancellors of the Universities that there is a need for preparations for the new education policy from now itself. Prepare an annual and monthly target based roadmap for long term objectives. Shri Tandon was addressing the concluding session of NAAC grading workshop at Raj Bhavan last Sunday evening . The Chairman of NAAC Prof. B.S. Chouhan was also present on the occasion.
Shri Lalji Tandon further said that the Vice Chancellors are the architects of the new education system. He said that duties should be discharged with authority. Set an example of research and employment oriented education. The educational quality, attendance of students, library and laboratory arrangements should be improved. Focus on the availability of basic facilities. Make university activities digital and online. This will make the system transparent and increase the responsibility towards the work. Shri Tandon said he himself would visit universities and review the arrangements.
The Governor said that the practical experience of the knowledge that the universities are imparting, should also be given to the students during the study period. He said that earlier there were different ideologies and theories of education. Today, nationalism and realism are the basis of education. The new education policy is an effort to change the system of education. The universities should create an ideal arrangement on their own. For their cooperation, projects of the UGC, RUSA and the World Bank are available.
The Governor Shri Tandon said that in the first phase, universities should focus on the main points. Make yourself self-sufficient. Conserve water and get the water harvesting done to conserve rain water. Shri Tandon said that the state and the country today face a big challenge to double the farmers’ income. To meet this challenge, universities have to project zero budget farming by implementing it in villages. Motivate the villagers towards zero budget farming through students, he added.
Shri Lalji Tandon said that a decision has been taken to fill up the vacancies after considering the problems faced by the universities. He mentioned that the selection process will be transparent and merit-based. Shri Tandon said that a representative of NAAC must be included in the selection committee.


aa Governor Shri Tandon greets Prime Minister Shri Modi on his birthday
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 September 2019

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon has extended greetings to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on his birthday on September 17. In his message to the Prime Minister, he said that we are all proud to see you as a beam of light and energy like the Sun on the world horizon.
Shri Tandon has wished Prime Minister Shri Modi a long and healthy life.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath greets Prime Minister on his birthday
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended heartiest greetings to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on his birthday. Shri Nath wished the Prime Minister with long life.





aa Camps to be organized now in villages under “Aapki Sarkaar-Aapke Dwaar” programme
Bhopal:MMNN: 16 September 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Secretary Shri Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty today directed the Officers in Indore to make the ongoing campaign against adulteration more effective and result oriented. Take action in this campaign which not only punish the guilty but also reflects the positive outcome among the common man. The Chief Secretary asked to take the “Aapki Sarkaar-Aapke Dwaar” programme closer to the common man, by making it more people-oriented. Now Camps will be organized from village to village, he added.
The Chief Secretary told to prepare an action plan by assessing the requirements at district level and its effective implementation to provide fertilizer, seeds and other agriculture inputs to the farmers during the Rabi season as per their demand. He directed to make relief amount distribution arrangement to provide timely relief to the affected people by conducting micro-survey in heavy rain affected areas of the districts of Indore division.
The Chief Secretary also asked to maintain special vigilance during the fairs, festivals and other functions, where a large number of devotees gather. Announcement in advance should be made, if water is to be released from the dams in rivers during the festivals. He said that arrangements should be madeto ensure that idols should not be immersed in the rivers.
Shri Mohanty said that arrangements should be made to resolve cases of mutation, partition and demarcation within the stipulated time. He instructed to assess the damage to crops and other losses in the rain affected areas. He said that the survey should be conducted carefully and sincerely. No eligible farmer should be left out and the amount of compensation should be received by them in time. Special attention should be paid on revenue collection. Ensure getting revenue-related copies from public service centres and the IT Centres.
The Chief Secretary informed that the ongoing campaign against the adulteration is getting nationwide appreciation. Effective action has been taken at every place of the state. More effective action should be taken in this campaign.
Shri Mohanty also reviewed the measures being taken in Indore Division to prevent water borne diseases and other infectious diseases. He directed that all the precautionary measures to control chikungunya, dengue and swine flu should be ensured in the division. Administration should maintain vigil. He also told to provide the amount of Janni Suraksha Yojana within stipulated time. The Chief Secretary asked for encouraging institutional deliveries, to spread awareness among the teenage girls towards the health and use of sanitary napkins. He said that the officers must also shoulder social responsibilities along with their basic duties.
The Chief Secretary said that the rejected cases of forest rights should be examined minutely and resolved with sensitivity. He informed that a campaign is being launched from October 2 to examine and redress the rejected cases.
Moreover, Shri Mohanty told to make arrangement of government buildings at local level for aaganbadis being run in the rented buildings. He reviewed the action taken against the illegal mining, transport and its storage.
During the meeting, the Chief Secretary Shri Mohanty asked for stringent action against those who disrupt the work of continuous electricity supply. He appreciated the work done in the Division and said that there have been many exemplary works carried out in Indore Division.
The Divisional Commissioner, Shri Akash Tripathi, Principal Secretary Home, Jail and Transport Shri S. N. Mishra, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Ajit Kesari, Principal Secretary Health Smt. Pallavi Jain Govil, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Manish Rastogi, Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Smt. Neelam Shami Rao, Secretary Mineral Resources Shri N.S. Parmar, Director Tribal Regional Development Scheme Shri Rakesh Singh, Director Drug Administration Shri Ravindra Singh along with other senior officers of the division and districts were present at the meeting.


aa Economic activities will be increased to make MP developed and prosperous
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the government is promoting economic activities to make Madhya Pradesh developed and prosperous. The government will extend all possible help to whoever contributes to these efforts of the government. Shri Nath was addressing the Eminence Award ceremony of Dainik Bhaskar newspaper in Indore today. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsi Silavat, Home Minister Shri Bala Bachchan, Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh, Director of Bhaskar Group Shri Girish Agarwal and Shri Bharat Agarwal of DB Corp Group were present at the ceremony.
CM Shri Nath said that economic activities accelerate development. The two are inter-linked due to which all receive its benefits. Giving the example of the cement company, he said that many economic activities are expanded by trucks used for transportation. It brings prosperity and people also get employment on a large scale.
The Chief Minister said that many things are connected to a single investment like house, education, coaching etc. It promotes our activities also. He said that if the investors come forward in setting up a coaching park in the state, then the government will cooperate fully with them. The Chief Minister said that the government is working in the direction of attracting maximum investments in the state so that people get employment. He told industrialists to tell their requirements and the government will meet it on one condition that economic activities increase in state. The Chief Minister said that several states in the country today are going through a lean period. But Madhya Pradesh is not affected by the recession due to better management by the government.
Chief Minister Shri Nath conferred the Eminent Award-2019 for outstanding service in industry, business and various fields at the ceremony.


aa Metro rail will accelerate development in Indore and increase job opportunities
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 September 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today laid the foundation of the Metro Rail Project costing Rs 7500.80 crores in Indore. Shri Nath said that the completion of this project will accelerate development in Indore.
While performing bhoomi-pujan of the much-awaited metro rail project, CM Shri Nath said that ten years back when he was the Urban Development Minister at the centre, he had granted approval for Bhopal and Indore Metro and had instructed the then government to make the DPR. Today after ten years the Indore metro rail project is going to start. Shri Nath said that with the activities of building, running and maintaining the project, employment opportunities will increase extensively in Indore and adjacent areas. This will not only reduce road accidents but will also lessen pressure on traffic and the most reliable and secure public transport will be made available to the people. He said that the project will also ensure beautification of the city apart from reducing pollution.
CM Shri Nath said that expansion of cities and arrangement of public transport to facilitate people is the need of the hour. With this point of view the metro rail project is being started today. We will have to work on the increasing population of cities with fresh planning. The Chief Minister said that cooperation of the government as well as the public is necessary in the expansion and development of cities. He said that cities like Noida and Gurugram were developed with this in mind. He said that Metro Rail Project is being started in Indore. In future, this project will be linked to Ujjain, Rau, Dewas and Dhar district.
Metro Project at a glance
The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of Indore Rail Metro Project near the toll plaza on MR-10, Indore. The total length of this project will be 31.55 km. It will have 26 elevated stations and four underground stations. A total of 30 stations will be built under the project. The time frame for its construction has also been fixed. The elevated section from Gandhi Nagar to Indore railway station will be completed by December 31, 2022 and the underground section from Indore railway station to Gandhinagar by July 31, 2023. The depot line will be completed by February 28, 2023 and the system line will be completed on August 31, 2023. The proposed route of the metro rail is from Bengali Square to Nainod, Bhanwarsala Square and Radisson Square.
The foundation laying ceremony was also addressed by Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, Home Minister Shri Bala Bachchan, Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsi Silavat, Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari, Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh and MP Shri Shankar Lalwani.
Chief Minister Shri Nath dedicated the “Sahkar app” developed by the Indore Municipal Corporation to facilitate general public with the benefits of various schemes of the government.
MLAs Shri Ramesh Mendola, Shri Vishal Patel and Shri Sanjay Shukla were present in the programme.


aa University to get special status
Bhopal:MMNN: 14 September 2019

Bhopal.Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that special status should be given to the Hindi University in the name of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee. The posts in the University should be filled only by the teachers who are providing services in the university on low salaries. The Governor said this at the inaugural session programme organized at the Academy of Administration of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University today on the occasion of Hindi Divas. Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari who was present on the occasion announced to follow the Governor’s advice verbatim. Public Relations and Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Shri P.C. Sharma was also present on the occasion.
Governor Shri Tandon said that Hindi has the ability to absorb every language and dialect spoken in the country. Affection towards local dialect and language must not be considered as being opposed to Hindi. The need is to connect it with self-respect. The tendency to mix English in Hindi must be avoided. He said that Hindi was the language of the freedom movement. Gujarati-speaking Mahatma Gandhi was its biggest supporter.
Shri Tandon said that Hindi has taken the legacy of thousands of years old culture of Sanskrit. The whole world is looking towards Hindi for that knowledge. The need is dedication and service to Hindi. He said that when the former Prime Minister decided to give a speech in Hindi at the United Nations, it was told that the expenditure incurred in its arrangements would have to be paid to the United Nations which was quite high. He said that there is nothing more than the honour of Hindi. Litterateur Shrinath Chaturvedi had refused the honour of Rs one lakh for Hindi at one time. Honouring his feelings, the Samaj had provided that amount. He said that Hindi will become the language of the world. Nobody can stop it. Hindi should be enriched by maximum translation of medical, technical knowledge and literature of other languages.
Public Relations and Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Shri PC Sharma said that Hindi is rapidly expanding due to which it will become a global language. He said that Indian tapestry, Army, religious places, rail have contributed significantly in the spread of Hindi. He said that the words of non-Hindi languages ​​should be included openly in Hindi. Physicians, scientists, and those specializing in the field of engineering should write books in Hindi.
Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari said that Hindi is instilled in our very breath. We should be proud that Hindi is our mother tongue. He said that Hindi incorporates everyone in the same way just as everyone becomes involved in Hinduism. Hindi teaches lessons of brotherhood and affinity. He said that the spirit of Hindi Hai Hum, Sare Jahan Se Achcha Hindustan Hamara is in the heart of every Indian irrespective of whether he resides in India or abroad. He said that one day Hindi is sure to become the official language of the United Nations.
The main speaker of the programme, Convenor Hindi Abhiyan Parishad United Nations, Shri Ram Sagar Shukla said that Madhya Pradesh is way ahead of other states in the country in the spread of Hindi. It is estimated to be the main contact language of the world by the year 2050. The need is to consider its international form. The international form of Hindi language was implemented by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Shri Ramdev Bhardwaj. The welcome speech was given by Registrar Shri B. Bhartiya and Programme Coordinator Shri Vijay Singh proposed the vote of thanks.


aa Essential to have sense of protection of human rights in people’s thinking: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 September 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that human rights cannot be protected only by enacting laws. It is necessary to have a sense of protection of human rights in people's thinking. He said that clean water is a human right. In order to deal with the challenges related to water in future, the state government has made a plan to revive the rivers along with enacting the 'Right to Water' law. Shri Nath was addressing the ‘Jal Ka Adhikaar-Manav Adhikaar ' seminar on the 25th Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission at the Water and Land Management Institute today.
The Chief Minister said that constitutional status has been given to the human rights of every citizen in the constitution. There are many laws for the protection human rights, but apart from laws, the basic thinking of protecting these rights is essential in human nature. He said that awareness towards human rights will have to be generated in people. Water is the only need that affects every person and creature in the world. Shri Nath said that as the Minister of Environment of the Government of India, he had attracted the attention of the World towards the future challenges related to water and presented a plan at the Earth Summit held in Brazil.
The Chief Minister said that we have started working on effective schemes to meet the challenges related to water in future in Madhya Pradesh. Along with the revival of rivers, new technology is being used to save and conserve water. We are going to give ‘Right to Water’ to the people. He further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is rich in water and allied resources. Forests, rivers and ponds in large number are available here. The need is that how can we save water for future by connecting water conservation with new technology. He said that 70 percent population of the state is dependent on agriculture. We cannot even imagine farming without irrigation. Saving water is the biggest need of today. The Chief Minister said that it is the moral responsibility of every person to work as a trustee of the future generation and contribute in making adequate water storage available for the future generation.
The Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission Shri Justice Narendra Kumar Jain appreciated and congratulated the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath for taking a decision to enact the 'Jal Ka Adhikaar-Manav Adhikaar’ Law. Shri Jain said that the draft of this law is almost ready. In this, the State Water Management Authority will be empowered to make water available and with financial rights related to it. He said that the Article 21 of the Constitution mentions about the availability of pure and clean water in sufficient quantity. Highlighting the activities of the Commission, Shri Justice Jain said that the Commission has resolved 2 lakh 66 thousand 960 out of 2 lakh 70 thousand 286 complaints since its foundation year. He informed that 'Aayog Aapke Dwaar' scheme has been launched to resolve complaints of human rights violation on the spot itself. Hearing has been conducted in 12 districts under the scheme. Members of the Commission Shri Sarabjeet Singh and Shri Manohar Mamtani were also present on the occasion.
Dedicates portal
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath dedicated the portal prepared by the Commission for the common man to file their complaints. Complainants can also view the action taken on their complaints on the portal. The Chief Minister also released ‘Jal Pustika’ on the occasion.


aa Only sports teach discipline and cooperation: Minister Dr. Chaudhary
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 September 2019

Bhopal.School Education Minister Dr. Prabhuram Chaudhary inaugurated the 65th state level school sports competition at Prakash Taran Pushkar. Dr. Chaudhary said that sports have as much importance in life as education. He said that only sports teach us discipline, cooperation, harmony and mutual support in life. He said that children must include sports in their daily routine. One should participate in sports and not be afraid of victory or defeat.
Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma said that team spirit makes challenges of life easier. All children must participate actively in sports. He told that the government is providing better facilities for sports along with education.
Commissioner Public Instructions, Smt. Jaishree Kiyawat said that sports teach us the way to lead life. Through sports, a person remains focused, punctual and healthy. Stating the importance of hard work and continuous practice in life, she said that the more we practice any game, the more success will be ensured.
During the programme, the players were administered the pledge to play with sporting spirit according to rules and regulations. The competition started with four hundred meters of free style swimming. The competitions will continue until September 17. Swimming, water polo, fencing and rope skipping competitions will be organized. Apart from 8 divisions of the state, 490 girls and 565 boys students of Adivasi Vikas Dal are participating in the competition.


aa MoU between Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and MANIT
Bhopal:MMNN: 13 September 2019

Bhopal.MoUs were signed between Director General of Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Shri R. Parashuram and Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) Bhopal Director Dr. Narendra Singh Raghuvanshi for research and exchange of knowledge and cooperation in urban affairs. Accordingly, the rational work suggested by MANIT's students will be implemented through the institute and the Centre for Urban Governance will be supported by MANIT in the field of research.
MANIT professors will collaborate on technical aspects in town planning and urban affairs. The institute will support the students of MANIT to bring maximum relevance in their work. MANIT will guide in the preparation of training programmes and courses.


aa Bhopal-Indore Metro to be built as per convenience of the public
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2019

Bhopal.Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma has said that the convenience of the people will be kept in mind in Bhopal-Indore Metro construction. The Public Works Department will coordinate with the Urban Administration Department in building roads and flyovers during metro construction. Minister Shri Verma was reviewing the construction of Bhopal-Indore Metro at the Mantralaya today.
Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh said that the MoU has been signed for Indore-Bhopal Metro. Its work will be started soon.
Principal Secretary Public Works Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Sanjay Dubey and departmental officers were present in the meeting.


aa A new conscience created to build the nation: There will be no servant in New India
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon has said that the New India is being built at a faster pace. There will be no servant in New India. Everyone will be skilled. The impact of leadership working with selfless motive and dedication for the progress of the country and its products, talents, resources, policy, hard work and passion has created a positive approach in the society This consciousness will create the India of tomorrow. The pace of India's economy is telling that in a few years it will become the number one economy in the world. Individual’s progress will lead to progress of society and progress of the society will lead to progress of the country. Shri Tandon was inaugurating the Atal Incubation Center at Ravindranath Tagore Vishwavidyalaya today.
Governor Shri Tandon called upon the youth to awaken the skill of hands, awaken the conscience and to develop the far sighted vision. All the necessary facilities and arrangements are available for the creation of a new India. Fertile land is ready for big and large startups. There is a need just to try with will power. He said that the future belongs to those who want to do something. New hands are needed to build a new India. One has to get rid of the inferiority complex that it is a small work because only a small work grows later into a big work.
Shri Tandon further mentioned that there is a Mantra named ‘Inda Nama’ in Bhartiya Vedic Sanskriti. Whatever it is, it is not mine. This is for the society and the country. With this spirit the efforts for establishing enterprises will get success certainly. He said that India's technical skill development is growing rapidly. A few decades ago, when a person from India went to the space, a large crowd used to assemble to see him. Today Chandrayaan is reaching the moon. Our scientists have become more productive. If the scientific skill of water, land, sky and every field contribute in the development of the economy, then the future of the country is sure to change.
The Governor said that India was called the ‘Sone ki Chidiya’ because along with the economic benefits, artisans and skilled people used to enjoy social status too. They used to works constantly to improve their skills to the best. Dhaka of undivided India was famous for its distinctive muslin. The muslin was so fine that it used pass through a ring. We have genes of those great handicrafts and artisans. He told that a youth has tried to manufacture muslin similar to the world famous Dhaka Muslin. He is trying to improve it further. He said that India's industrial trade was destroyed due to the changing circumstances in the Middle Ages in India. But today we are ready to regain our glory again.
The Governor Shri Tandon said that the Atal Incubation Centre is the first brick to build a New India. This centre will soon transform into a huge mansion of the prosperous economy. I feel proud to have witnessed this occasion. On this occasion, he dedicated the new curriculum of Ravindra Nath Tagore Vishwavidyalaya.
The Chancellor of Ravindra Nath Tagore Vishwavidyalaya Shri Santosh Choubey informed that the university will soon set up a startup fund of Rs. One crore. Founder of Unicorn Shri Anil Joshi informed that a fund of Rs. 400 crore is proposed to be created for entrepreneurs of Madhya Pradesh. Shri Vinayak Nath of Venture Catalyst informed that a venture fund of Rs. 100 crore is proposed for the entrepreneurs of Madhya Pradesh. Vote of thanks was proposed by the Registrar Shri Vijay Singh. The Vice Chancellor Shri A.K. Gwal and teachers, students in large number were present at the programme.


aa Minister Shri P.C. Sharma pays courtesy visit to Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 12 September 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma paid a courtesy visit to the Governor Shri Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhavan today. The Principal Secretary Public Relations Shri Sanjay Kumar Shukla was also present on the occasion.


aa Minister Dr. Chowdhary flags off Akhil Bhartiya Swacchata Cycle Rally
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 September 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary flagged off Akhil Bhartiya Swacchata Cycle Relay Rally of N.C.C. Cadets for Rajasthan from Motilal Nehru Stadium. The Rally came from Nagpur reached Bhopal today. Dr. Chowdhary praised the social activities of the N.C.C. Cadets. Extending best wishes, he also administered the oath of cleanliness on this occasion.
It is to be highlighted that the cycle rally of 16 teams proceeded from New Delhi on August 8. Traversing through all the states of the country, the rally will return to New Delhi on September 30. About 25 to 30 cadets in each team are covering a distance of 50 to 70 k.m. per day. The Rally has been organized with an objective to aware people about the importance of cleanliness.
The Additional Director General, Major General Shri Mukesh Dutta of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Group Commander, Brigadier Shri Anil Huda and Cadets were present at the programme.


aa Make preliminary assessment of loss of life and crop due to heavy rainfall
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 September 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Kamal Nath has directed all the District Collectors to make a preliminary assessment of life and crop damage due to heavy rains, so that compensation could be paid without any delay. He also gave instructions to assess the requirement of fertilizer for Rabi crops.
Deliberating with the collectors through video conferencing in the Jan Adhikar programme at Mantralaya here today, the Chief Minister asked them to send a preliminary report on loan waiver of the farmers. The problem of loan waiver is different in every district. Giving instructions to pay a special attention to the complaints of electricity bills too, Shri Nath stated that the complaints of common consumers are related to excessive billing. Such cases should be resolved with priority in the Aapki Sarkaar-Aapke Dwaar programme. He told the collectors to create an atmosphere of accountability in their districts.
Resolve rejected cases of forest rights on their own wisdom
The Chief Minister directed for an immediate review of the cases rejected under the Forest Rights Act for technical reasons and to address the cases with a positive attitude. He said that the eligible families should not be deprived of forest rights pattas due to the technical reasons. Collectors could also rectify technical deficiencies on their own. Accountability of the collectors will be fixed in cases, rejected due to the technical reasons. He said that it is better to help the tribal families on their own wisdom instead of forcing them to bring evidence, so that the cases could be resolved in a positive manner.
Start repairing roads immediately after rain
The Chief Minister has instructed to start repairing the damaged roads as soon as the rainy season is over. He said that work should be started from September 20 and completed by November 20.
In view of the appeal by persons interested in opening and running Goushalas, Shri Kamal Nath told the collectors to encourage them. Such institutions and people who want to open Goushalas are coming forward in all the districts. Shri Nath told them to move ahead and help them. He told to make a list of officers who have performed poorly and did not resolve the complaints satisfactorily in the CM Helpline 181.
The Chief Minister resolved the cases of several beneficiaries. He resolved the cases of Shri Vivek Tomar of Damoh, Shri Revaram Patidar of Dhar, Smt. Raila Bai of Rajgarh, Shri Ghanshyam Ahirwar of Sagar, Shri Ram Naresh Sahu of Satna, Shri Ajay Baiga of Anuppur and Shri Hanuwant Kushwaha of Betul and gave necessary instructions.
Gratitude expressed to CM for loan waiver of Rs. one lakh 30 thousand
Shri Hanuwant Kushwaha of Betul demanded to connect his village Kola Khapa with a concrete road. He told that due to the river it becomes difficult to step on. The Chief Minister directed to conduct its survey. Shri Kushwaha thanked the Chief Minister on behalf of his family for waiving loan worth Rs. One lakh 30 thousand under the Jai Kisan Fasal Wrin Maafi Yojana. This debt was on his father. He told the Chief Minister that the loan waiver papers had been received from the bank.
As regard to the complaint of Shri Ajay Baiga of Anuppur about not getting ration, the Chief Minister directed the collectors to make a list of eligible people who are not included in the BPL list. He also told to identify such ineligible people who are included in the BPL list. Regarding the case of Shri Ghanshyam Ahirwar of Sagar, the Chief Minister said that all the collectors should submit reports of their respective districts within seven days about the farmers whose loan waiver cases could not be reported online. In connection with Shri Revaram Patidar of Dhar, the Chief Minister instructed to suspend the concerned clerk and conduct a departmental inquiry of the Land Acquisition Officer for delay in providing him patta despite the instructions of the Grievance Redressal Authority.
Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty and concerned senior officials were present in the video conferencing.


aa Guest teachers of Atal Behari University call on Governor
Bhopal:MMNN: 11 September 2019

Bhopal.Guest teachers of Atal Behari Vajpayee Hindi University met Governor Shri Lalji Tandon at the Raj Bhavan and informed him about the current scenario and problems of the university. The Governor assured them action to improve the system.
Former ministers and MPs also met the Governor
Former Minister and Speaker of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, MLA Shri Harbans Kapoor, Sushri Aruna Yadav of UP Bharatiya Janata Party Mahila Morcha and former MP Shri Bhagirath Prasad also met Governor Shri Tandon. Former MP Shri Prasad held a discussion with him on the construction of Bhind-Mahoba railway line and Chambal development work approved in the Railway Budget.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath to inaugurate Mukhya Mantri Awas Mission in Jhabua
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 September 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath will inaugurate the most ambitious scheme ‘Mukhya Mantri Awas Mission (Urban)’ to provide houses to urban houseless persons on Wednesday at Jhabua. Now houseless persons dwelling in slums will become house owners. Five lakh houses will be built under the mission. The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh will also be present on the occasion.
The objective of the mission is to provide lease deeds (Pattas) of the residential plot and pucca house to the urban poor dwelling in towns of Madhya Pradesh. In the mission for house ownership, houses will be constructed on the basis of hire purchase and public private partnership. This scheme will be run constantly.
Patta distribution
The initial list will be published from September 15, 2019. The final list will be published by October 30 after examining and rectifying claims and objections. Pattas will be distributed from November 5 till December 20.
Under the mission, ownership of residential land will be given to urban poor. Financial help will be given to convert kuchcha and semi kuchcha house into pucca house and organized development of slums will be done.
Financial Pattern
Under the mission, free ownership of plot costing from Rs. One lakh to one lakh 50 thousand per house to beneficiaries and grant of Rs. 2 lakh 50 thousand per house will be given for construction of house by convergence in other schemes.
A grant of Rs. 3 lakh per house to the beneficiaries of slums and Rs. One lakh 50 thousand to other beneficiaries will be given. An amount from Rs. One lakh 75 thousand to Rs. 2 lakh 25 thousand per house will be given for land and infrastructure development works.


aa Minsiter Shri Verma visits heavy rainfall affected areas
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 September 2019

Bhopal.Minister for Public Works Shri Sajjan Singh Verma visited the agriculture fields of the villages of Tonkhurd block in Dewas district today to take stock of the crop damage caused by the heavy rainfall. He instructed to prepare cases by assessing the crop damage and to ensure benefit to the farmers from the insurance company.
The residents of the heavy rainfall affected area told Shri Verma about the problem of drainage on the Tonkhurd road. Shri Verma instructed the officials to inspect the culvert and make necessary arrangements.
Shri Verma toured Tonk Kala village, Tonkhurd Urban area, Mohammad Kheda and Choubeesdhara areas. He directed the local bodies to make proper arrangements for drainage system. On the demand of the villagers for improvement in electricity arrangement, he told the authorities for installation of DP. The Minister Shri Verma announced grant from the discretionary fund to the heads of ten families affected by water logging in Choubeesdhara.


aa National workshop on ‘Fly Ash Management’ in Singruali from September 14
Bhopal:MMNN: 10 September 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Environment Shri Sajjan Singh Verma will inaugurate the National Workshop in Singruali on September 14. The workshop is being organized on the subject “Better management of Fly Ash” produced by the Thermal Power Plants. Conclusions drawn from the workshop will help in resolving the problem of fly ash in a big way.
In the workshop, Subject Experts Dr. Vimal Kumar, Secretary General C-Form Former Mission Director and Head Fly Ash Unit D.S.T., Government of India along with Shri Prashant-Principal Scientist-CSIR-CIMFR of Dhanbad, Dr. Dinesh Goyal- Former E.D. STIP-Thapar University-Patiala (Punjab), Shri U.K. Guru Vittal-Chief Scientist- CSIR-CRRI-New Delhi, Dr. S. Murli-Principal Scientist-CSIR-AMPRI of Bhopal and Shri H.K. Sharma- Director Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board- Bhopal will deliver lectures.
A notification regarding use of fly ash produced by the thermal power plants has been issued by the Union Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Under this, a high level committee has been constituted by the state government. Principal Secretary-Housing and Environment, Principal Secretary-PWD, Commissioner Madhya Pradesh Housing Board, Secretary-Energy Department, Secretary-Mineral Resources Department and Member Secretary- Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board have been included in the committee.
In the notification, responsibility has been entrusted to various departments regarding use of fly ash produced by the thermal power plants. Use of ash is proposed in civil construction works’ tenders, rates, list of material and concerned technical documents. Use of products made up of ash is proposed in construction of buildings, roads, flyovers etc., usage in place of top soil for filling construction works and low lying area, MNREGA, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Urban and Rural Housing Schemes and construction works of infrastructure development in industrial estate.


aa CM Shri Nath expresses grief over demise of Union Minister Shri Tomar’s mother
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 September 2019

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Smt. Sharda Devi, mother of Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar. In his condolence message, Shri Kamal Nath said that Late Smt. Sharda Devi was a simple hearted, highly spiritual and cultured woman.
The Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.


aa Water Resources Minister Shri Karada orders compassionate appointment of 43 persons
Bhopal:MMNN: 9 September 2019

Bhopal.The Water Resources Department has issued appointment orders in 43 cases of compassionate appointments pending since 2003 till date on the instructions of Water Resources Minister Shri Hukum Singh Karada. This appointment has been made of the family member of the deceased government servants in the capacity of Ameen in the Department of Water Resources as per their merit. Their pay scale will be Rs. 5200-20200 + Grade Pay 2100 and they will be eligible for the updated dearness allowance. Appointment is given temporarily on probation period of two years.
Among those who have been given compassionate appointments are : Shri Prafulla Panchbhai, Saunsar, Smt. Nisha Mehra Majhouli, Jabalpur district, Shri Virendra Singh Ahirwar, Chhatarpur, Shri Vikram Singh Raman, Gwalior, Smt. Aarfa Khan, Katni, Shri Abhiyank Bhargav, Gwalior, Shri Akash Sharma, Gwalior, Shri Ajay Tiwari, Bhopal, Shri Vivek Swarnakar, Bhopal, Sushri Shraddha Sahu, Sagar, Sushri Monika Sonkeshari, Mandla, Shri Deepesh Jain, Dhangavan village, Gairatganj tehsil, Raisen district, Shri Darshan Kumar Bisrotia, Ujjain, Shri Ankit Thakur, Raisen, Shri Girish Kumar Rohitas, Damoh, Shri Jitendra Kumar Tripathi, Satna, Shri Sajag Gupta, Chhatarpur, Shri Hitesh Sabnani, Indore, Shri Prashant Tiwari, Anantpur Rewa, Shri Arpit Kumar Swarnakar, Govindgarh Rewa, Shri Utkarsh Hande, Bhopal, Shri Shravan Kumar Matsouria, Jorakhurd Morena, Nikita Dakare, Bhopal, Sushri Srishti Soni, Sushri Vidushi Patel, Bhopal, Sushri Rashmi Pal, Bhopal, Shri Pawan Yadav, Gwalior, Smt. Lalita Pandre, Seoni, Shri Manish Pathak, Satna, Shri Shantanu Vyas, Bhopal, Shri Deepak Saket, Rewa, Shri Pratap Singh Kanesh, Alirajpur, Shri Prateek Verma, Guna, Shri Deepak Singh, Satna, Sushri Arti Thakur, Sagar, Shri Kapil Jain, Gwalior, Smt. Shilpi Jha, Jabalpur, Smt. Gita Sengar, Ashoknagar, Shri Sagar Bhandari, Bhopal, Shri Vivek Kumar Sharma, Gwalior, Sushri Sadhana Tripathi, Shahdol, Shri Harish Ingole, Jabalpur and Shri Amol Kogje, Indore.


aa Bhanpur Khanti will look like Golf Course
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 September 2019

Bhopal.Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh inspected the Bio-organic treatment fertilizer plant at Bhanpur Khanti on Saturday. During the inspection, officials informed that the Bhanpur Khanti will look like a golf course after a year. It will also be developed as a green belt.
Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh said that work should be completed within the time-limit. Commissioner Municipal Corporation Shri Vijay Dutta informed that the work was started in the year 2018. So far 60 percent work has been completed. He further stated that the most modern plant has been set up here for automatic segregation of garbage. Shri Datta said that out of the total garbage only 30 percent is unusable.


aa Minister Dr. Chowdhary and Minister Shri Sharma honours teachers
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 September 2019

Bhopal.Minister for School Education Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary and Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma honoured teachers in State Teacher Felicitation Programme held at Model Higher Secondary School, T.T. Nagar, Bhopal. Enchanting cultural presentation was given by the school students. The students presented speaker and cordless mike as a gift to the school.
Minister Dr. Chaudhary said that for the first time in the country only 35 thousand teachers have been transferred online in Madhya Pradesh. After many years, teachers posted miles away from their homes have reached their native place. Teacher husbands and wives serving in different schools miles apart have been posted in the same school. Sick and Divyang teachers have also been transferred at the places of their convenience. The teachers and principals who have given good results have been transferred on a priority basis. He informed that for the orientation and encouragement of teachers, teaching methods of other states as well as foreign countries are being studied, so that the education system of the state could be established as an icon by bringing it in the best category of the country. Minister for Public Relations Shri Sharma also addressed the programme.


aa Shri Sanjay Kumar Shukla posted as Principal Secretary Public Relations
Bhopal:MMNN: 7 September 2019

Bhopal.The State Government has given the additional charge of the Principal Secretary Public Relations and Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Madhyam to the Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Sanjay Kumar Shukla. Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rajoura, the present Principal Secretary of Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion as well as Public Relations and Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Madhyam will be relieved only from the charge of the Principal Secretary Public Relations and Managing Director Madhya Pradesh Madhyam.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath extends Ganesh Chaturthi’s greetings
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 September 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, while extending Ganesh Chaturthi’s greetings to the people of the state has prayed for happiness and prosperity of all.
The Chief Minister said that the Lord Ganesh is Aradhya Deva of intellect and prosperity. He gives inspiration for creative works. On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Shri Nath has also urged to take the resolution for protecting environment.


aa Tanwar community should give good education to children: Minister P.C. Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 1 September 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Public Relations, Law and Legal, Parliamentary Affairs, Religious Trust and Endowments Shri P.C. Sharma and Minister for Urban Development and Housing and District-in -Charge Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh attended birthday celebration of Baba Ramdev in Rajgarh today.
The Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma said that the Tanwar community is a self-esteemed community. The community should pay special attention on education of their children. Twenty seven percent reservation has been given for the backward class by the state government. He mentioned that elderly person can travel free of cost in a Teerth Yatra train being sent by the state government on September 05 for the birth place of Baba Ramdev. Shri Sharma said that material based on the history of Baba Ramdev should be compiled and made available by the community so that help will be given through the PR department to publish it in a book form. He said that yatri niwas could be constructed on the Janamsthan yatra marg on the lines of yatri niwas being constructed on the Narmada Parikarima marg.
Minister for Urban Development Shri Jaivardhan Singh said that the Tanwar community should progress in organized manner. We are with the community. He mentioned that a Goushala has been opened in Kalipeeth of the district. Survey of damage crops of soybean, maize and others is being conducted. Efforts will be made for OBC hostel of Tanwar community. Shri Singh said that efforts will also be made to construct community bhavan on Baba Ramdev Yatra Marg. Minister Duo also had prasadi from the Bhandara. The programme was conducted by the MLA Shri Bapu Singh Tanwar.
Performs Bhoomi Poojan of Passengers Waiting Hall at Khajuriya Jod village
Minister Duo laid foundation stone of passengers waiting hall and Toran gate at Khajuriya Jod village of Biora tahsil on Narsingarh road. Cheques of Rs. 2 lakh each were distributed to the beneficiaries under the Naya Savera Yojana in the programme. Minister Shri Singh said that the waiting hall is one of the efforts to provide basic facilities to the villagers.
Minister Duo garlanded the portrait of Baba Ramdev and addressed the public. MLAs Shri Govardhan Dangi, Shri Bapu Singh Tanwar, MP Shri Rodmal Nagar, Former MP Shri Narayan Singh Amlabe, Former MLAs Shri Raghunandan Sharma, Shri Amar Singh Yadav, Shri Ramchandra Dangi, President of Tanwar Samaj Shri Takhat Singh, Smt. Mona Sustani and members of Tanwar community in large number were present in the programme.


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Bhopal:MMNN: 1 September 2019

Bhopal.Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat said that facilities of 300-bed capacity will be provided in Jhabua district hospital. Minister Shri Silavat was addressing Health Fair at Jhabua district headquarters today.
Minister Shri Silavat said that the government is committed to fulfill its promise under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. New decisions are being taken in public interest. He said that ASHA workers did not get any monthly honorarium earlier, now decision has been taken to pay monthly honorarium to them. Process of recruitment of two thousand ANM are also started soon. Doctors is being recruited to fill vacancies. Doctors will be appointed in Jhabua Hospital on priority basis.
Shri Silavat said that the government has increased the salary of doctors receiving Rs 25 thousand salary to Rs 50 thousand, Rs 50 thousand to Rs 90 thousand and Rs 90 thousand to Rs 1 lakh 80 thousand. To improve health services in the state, the budget of the department has been increased by 33 percent this time. Arrangements will be made in hospitals of Jhabua so that people do not have to go for treatment to Gujarat. He also asked to send a proposal to upgrade Ranapur Health Center and enhance the facilities of rural hospitals of the district.
Minister Shri Silavat said that those who are selling adulterated milk will have to stay in jails of the state and not in the society. NSA will be imposed on the adulterators and FIR will be registered against them. The state government has also increased the amount of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to Rs 2.5 lakh. He said that under the Mukhya Mantri Madad Yojana, in case of death in a tribal family, one quintal of rice or wheat will be given for the 12th day ritual and in case of birth of a child, up to 50 kg of either wheat or rice will be provided for the Sanskar programme. Utensils for the programme will also be made available through the gram panchayats. Shri Silavat informed that now consumers who consume up to 100 units of electricity will have to pay only for 100 units.
Certificates of Ladli Laxmi Yojana distributed
Minister Shri Silavat gave certificates to beneficiaries of Ladli Laxmi Yojana and Maternity Assistance Scheme at the Health Fair. BMO and other doctors were also honoured for their outstanding work under the Measles Rubella vaccination campaign.
Minister listens to woes of ASHA, anganwadi workers and other beneficiaries
Shri Silavat first heard the woes of Asha, Anganwadi workers, ANM and women of self-help groups sitting in the pandal at the Health Fair venue and then reached the stage. He also played the Mandal along with the dancers group.


aa Public awareness essential for water conservation and promotion: Minister Shri Patwari
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 August 2019

Bhopal.Higher Education, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Shri Jitu Patwari said that water conservation and promotion is an urgent need today. There is a lot of rainfall in the state. We can only conserve about 8 percent of that rainfall. More rainwater can be stored through stop dams, puddles-pits, farm-ponds and water recharging systems. Minister Shri Patwari was addressing the Krishi Vigyan Mela at Lakshmibai Krishi Upaj Mandi Parisar at Indore.
Minister Shri Patwari said that special efforts are being made by the Central and state government in the direction of water conservation. Public awareness campaign is being conducted for this. He said that the state government is committed to waiving loans of up to Rs 2 lakh of all eligible farmers. Electricity bill of farmers has also been reduced from Rs 1400 to Rs 700. Soil health cards will be distributed to the farmers in the second fortnight of September. MP Shri Shankar Lalwani was also present on the occasion.


aa Officers must also follow the new Motor Vehicles Act strictly: PS Home
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 August 2019

Bhopal.Government officials should also strictly follow the new Motor Vehicles Act. This was stated by Principal Secretary Home Shri S.N. Mishra during a meeting of the State Road Safety Fund. Shri Mishra warned the officers to follow the rules as per the new provision and also ask their drivers to be aware of it.
Those present in the meeting were apprised with the decisions taken in the meeting held earlier. Decision was taken to hold the next meeting on September 18 after discussion on the use of State Road Safety Fund in future.
Special Director General of Police Shri Mahan Bharat Sagar and Transport Commissioner Shri Shailendra Shrivastava besides officials of other departments were present in the meeting.


aa Sagar district gets gift: Height of Rajghat dam will be increased
Bhopal:MMNN: 31 August 2019

Bhopal.Minister of Cottage and Village Industries, New and Renewable Energy Shri Harsh Yadav has thanked the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath for approving the long time demand of the people of Sagar for increasing the height of Rajghat Dam. Shri Yadav said that the state government has given approval for this much-awaited work. Shri Yadav said that the people of Sagar are grateful for this Herculean task of the Chief Minister.
The water of its capacity in Rajghat dam is available till April-May and gets dried up in June -July. Due to this, the people of Sagar have to face severe water crisis. No attention has been paid to get over this water crisis in the last few years in Rajghat.
Shri Yadav said that the Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath government has approved more than Rs 100 crores for Rajghat Phase II (to raise the Rajghat dam height) in view of the drinking water crisis of the people of Sagar. During the divisional meeting held in Sagar on Friday, Chief Secretary Shri Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty informed as per the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath that there will be no shortage of water in the city for next 50 years by increasing the height of Rajghat Dam.


aa September to be celebrated as National Nutrition Month
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 August 2019

Bhopal.The month of September will be celebrated as National Nutrition Month this year also under the National Nutrition Campaign in the state. The tag line of the Nutrition Month, celebrated from 1 to 30 September, is “Har Ghar poshan ka Tyohar”. Various programmes will be held throughout the month to provide nutrition awareness and make it a mass movement at the state, district, development block and anganwadi level.
The main objective of the National Nutrition Month is to promote awareness in the community on health and nutrition needs, pregnancy test and nutritional care, early breastfeeding behaviour, complementary diet at the proper time and continuity etc. In addition, the subject of nutrition has to be given the form of mass movement through iron intake and measures related to variety of food to overcome anemia and monitoring of the physical growth of children up to five years, adolescent education, the right to nutrition education, timely marriage and activities of cleanliness and hygiene.
To make the Nutrition Month a success, the Women and Child Development Department apart from Urban Administration and Development, Panchayat and Rural Development, School Education, Food-Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Public Health Engineering, Higher Education, State Rural Livelihood Mission, National Health Mission, Doordarshan, Radio, All India Radio and Development Partners (UNICEF, GIZ, WWH CHAI, Piramal Foundation, NI ACF, Nutrition Board, Lupin) etc.will take part.
Information of all the activities to be held in the Nutrition Month will be updated on the central portal and will be reviewed daily through the website.


aa Effective steps be taken against adulteration in food items: CS Shri Mohanty
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 August 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty said that the adulteration in food items is not less than heinous crime towards human life and health. Effective steps should be taken regularly against the people involved in adulteration in food and drinking items to make Madhya Pradesh, an adulteration free state. These directives were given by the Chief Secretary in a review meeting with the Collectors and Senior Officers of Jabalpur division.
Shri Mohanty also directed to conduct camps to resolve the revenue cases registered on RCMS and to prepare an advance work plan to prevent drinking water crisis during the summer in rural areas. The Chief Secretary gathered information on the status of rain, flood relief and crops in the districts. He said that flooding and excessive rains have not caused much damage in all the districts owing to the measures of disaster management. All the Collectors should complete necessary arrangements from now itself for procurement of Kharif crops on support price. He further mentioned that non-FAQ food grains should not be purchased under any circumstances during the procurement of Kharif and Rabi Crops on support price.
The Chief Secretary reviewed the district wise registration and redressal of revenue cases registered on RCMS. He said that redressal should also be registered every month as compared to the revenue cases being registered within the next 3 months. He sought information about sowing of Kharif crops, availability and distribution of fertilizers and seeds and advance fertilizer storage for the Rabi crops.
The Chief Secretary obtained information about the rejected claims of forest rights deeds in various districts and online re-verification of the rejected claims according to the direction of the government. He said that any eligible beneficiary should not be deprived of forest rights. A wide publicity should be ensured in the concerned areas and Gram Sabhas for verification of rejected claims and proofs required for the claims of the eligible beneficiaries through Van Mitra Software. The CS also reviewed the disposal of the CM Monit cases received from the CM’s office.
The CS said that keeping in view the ensuing festivals, Collectors and SPs should maintain law and order strictly. The senior administrative officer should keep their information-network strong.
The Chief Secretary got the information about the action being taken against illegal sand mining, transportation and storage in every district of the division. He asked for stringent action against illegal mining and transportation of sand.
MP Shri Tankha handed over ‘Vision Document’ of Jabalpur
The Rajya Sabha MP Shri Vivek Tankha handed over the ‘Vision Document’ of the all round development of Jabalpur to the Chief Secretary.


aa Energy Minister dedicates 3 electricity sub-centres in Jabalpur district
Bhopal:MMNN: 30 August 2019

Bhopal.The Minister for Energy and Minister In-Charge of Jabalpur district Shri Priyavrat Singh dedicated 3 electricity sub-centres Pipariya, Tewar and Lamhetaghat in a programme held in Lamhetaghat village of Jabalpur district. Shri Singh said that now all the 24 villages in its vicinity will get quality electricity.
Minister Shri Singh further mentioned that the state has to be made number one in electricity production and distribution. Electric supply for farming is the top most priority of the government, he said. Electricity at low rate is being provided to the farmers. Shri Singh stated that meeting growing demand of electricity, electric supply at low rate to the consumers and reduction in losses of power companies is a big challenge. Improvement is being made in the operating structure of electricity distribution to face this challenge. Private capital investment will be increased. He mentioned that instructions have been given to hold at least 3 camps in a month at each power distribution centre to resolve the problems of the consumers. Shri Singh also planted a sapling in Lamhetaghat. Shri Singh performed Bhoomi Poojan of various development works costing Rs. 84 lakh in Bhedaghat.
‘Aapki Sarkaar Aapke Dwaar’ in Mankhedi
The Minister for Energy Shri Singh attended ‘Aapki Sarkaar Aapke Dwaar’ programme in Mankhedi (Shehpura). He directed to resolve all the problems received in the programme within stipulated time. Shri Singh gave information about various welfare schemes of the government. He distributed benefits of various government schemes to the beneficiaries. Shri Singh performed bhoomi poojan of up-tahsil office building in Mankhedi and dedicated the high tension electricity sub-centre and did Bhoomi Poojan of hospital building respectively in Belkheda. He also did Bhoomi Poojan of School building in village Maili. MLA Shri Sanjay Yadav and other public representatives were present on the occasion.


aa Every individual must indulge in sports: Minister Shri Patwari
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 August 2019

Bhopal.National Sports Day is being celebrated on the birthday of world renowned hockey player Major Dhyanchand today. On the occasion of Sports Day, a bicycle rally was organized by the Sports and Youth Welfare Department in all the districts. Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jitu Patwari rode a bicycle and inaugurated the rally in Indore. He cycled from his residence to the programme venue.
Sports Minister Shri Patwari said that every person must indulge in sports. Sports bring a sense of positivity. He said that sports facilities are being rapidly expanded in the state. It is our endeavour to involve every family in sports. The state’s players are glorifying Madhya Pradesh not only in the country but also at the international level. Shri Patwari said that public participation will also be ensured in the expansion of sports facilities in the state. A better environment is being created for the game.
Cycle rally to spread message of cleanliness and environment
A cycle rally was taken out from T.T. Nagar Stadium at 7 am. on the occasion of National Sports Day. The rally was flagged off by international archer Sushri Ragini Marco, hockey player Shri Vivek Sagar and international sailing player Sushri Harshita Tomar. Director Sports and Youth Welfare Dr. S.L. Thausen, sports coaches and sportspersons took part and gave the message of environment and cleanliness to the citizens. The rally which started from T.T. Nagar passed through various routes reached board office square and turned back to T.T. Nagar Stadium.


aa Action has been intensified against illegal mining in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 29 August 2019

Bhopal.Action has been intensified against illegal mining and transportation in the state under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath. Illegal mining has stopped in Bhind and Datia districts. Cooperative, General Administration and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Govind Singh has thanked the Chief Minister Shri Nath for this. He has said that his statements regarding illegal mining in the state were meant to take effective action against illegal mining. Dr. Singh has clarified that he has not made any allegation in this regard against former Union Minister Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia or any other public representative.


aa Not a single stray cattle must be seen in the cities
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2019

Bhopal.Such a campaign must be lauched in the cities that not a single stray cattle is seen. The amount of fine imposed against cattle rearers for leaving their cattle on the roads must be increased. The responsibility of transporting and carrying the cattle from the road to the gaushala should be fixed. Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh said this during a discussion with the owners running gaushalas near urban bodies.
MoUs to be signed with 12 gaushalas on Gandhi Jayanti
The Urban Development and Housing Minister said that in the first phase, urban bodies will sign MoUs with gaushalas located in 12 cities on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The MoUs will be signed by urban bodies including Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Chhindwara, Katni, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Panna, Ashoknagar, Vidisha, Ganjbasoda and Aaron. Shri Singh said that the suggestions given by the gaushala owners will also be included in the MoU.
Shri Singh said that the gaushalas will also be linked with the National Urban Livelihood Mission and Cleanliness Campaign. Arrangements will also be made for marketing of the material produced by them.
Tags to be of different colours
Animal Husbandry Minister Shri Lakhan Singh Yadav said that cattle of gaushalas and that of cattle rearers should be tagged with different colour tags. Shri Yadav said that gaushalas will be given Rs. 20 per month per cattle. This amount will be given every three months.
Additional Chief Secretary Animal Husbandry Shri Manoj Shrivastava said that an advisory will be issued for execution of dead animals of gaushalas. He informed that gaushalas will not have to pay commercial electricity charge. Installation of solar panels is also being considered. Commissioner Urban Administration Shri P. Narahari, Director Town and Country Planning Shri Rahul Jain and Deputy Secretary Urban Administration and Development Shti Manish Singh were present in the meeting.


aa Sports develop culture that connects the World - Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2019

Bhopal.he Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has extended best wishes to all the players and sports fans on the occasion of Rashtriya Khel Diwas.
Paying obeisance to the great Hockey Player Major Dhyanchand, Shri Nath said that sports develop a culture that connects the world. Beyond victory and defeat, the culture of sports eradicates discrimination. He said that our players not only win medals with their talent but also win hearts.
Shri Nath said that the Madhya Pradesh government is committed to enhance the necessary infrastructural facilities for sports. Along with this, more attention is being paid to prepare players for international competitions by providing healthy environment and qualitative training. The search for new sports talent will continue in the state.


aa Bhopal-Indore Expressway should be of World Class level: CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 28 August 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has directed to construct the Bhopal-Indore Expressway as World Class level Corridor of PPP Model. After watching the presentation of the proposed model of Bhopal-Indore Expressway at Mantralaya today, Shri Nath said that it should such an expressway of the state, which may become a major centre for enhancing economic activities and employment.
Shri Kamal Nath asked to expedite the process of land acquisition for the Bhopal-Indore expressway. He further mentioned that satellite township should be developed on both the sides of the expressway, in which all the basic facilities will be made available for industries and to the common man. He also asked to construct there a logistic hub, recreation centers and dry-port.
Shri Nath said that the basic concept behind the construction of the expressway is to promote economic activities. This should also lead to economic development of Bhopal, Indore and its connected areas, he added.
Shri Nath mentioned that the entire project has been prepared on PPP model. The agency of the state government should play a role in road construction, development of project site and land acquisition process.
Minister for Public Works Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, Minister for Urban Development Shri Jaivardhan Singh, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, Additional Chief Secretaries Shri A.P. Shrivastava, Shri M. Gopal Reddy, Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Sanjay Dubey, Managing Director of MPSID Shri Vivek Porwal and concerned Senior Officers were present at the meeting.


aa Regularization of sanitation workers will be considered: UD&H Minister Shri Singh
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 August 2019

Bhopal.Regularization of sanitation workers of urban bodies in a phased manner will be considered. The sanitation workers have not been regularized after 2006. The contractual system of sanitation workers will also be abolished. Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Jaivardhan Singh said this during a discussion on the demand letter presented by the representatives of All India Safai Mazdoor Congress.
Shri Singh said that a decision will soon be taken after sympathetically considering the demands presented. He said that despite both the husband and wife being employed, provision of compassionate appointment on the death of either of them will be considered. Shri Singh said that the sanitation workers must be engaged only in the work for which they have been recruited. He said that a compassionate appointment will be considered for the dependent member of the sanitation worker’s family on voluntary retirement after 20 years of service after he attains the age of 50. Provision of houses to the sanitation workers under the proposed Chief Minister’s Housing Scheme, formation of Sanitation Workers Finance Development Corporation and promotion of sanitation workers will be considered seriously.
Minister Shri Singh said that health insurance will be provided to the sanitation workers. He said that he will discuss with the Minister of Tribal Welfare about handing over the Samajik Mangal Bhavan in Ambedkar Nagar to the Valmiki Samaj Panchayat. Shri Singh said that the sanitation workers should play an active role in getting the state the first place in Cleanliness Campaign.
MLA Shri Arif Masood, Commissioner Urban Administration Shri P. Narahari, Additional Commissioner Shri Swatantra Singh and Deputy Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Manish Singh were present in the meeting.


aa Govindpura Industrial Area to produce oxygen too along with employment
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 August 2019

Bhopal.As many as 15 thousand plants including fruit bearing trees, neem, peepal and bargad etc. are being planted this year in the industrial area by the Govindpura Industries Association. The Minister for Forest Shri Umang Singhar planted saplings of saptparni, goolar and sisu in the industrial area today.
Minister Shri Singhar said that the plantation being done in the Govindpura Industrial Area spread over 750 acre land will not only increase sanitation but will also help in increasing quantum of oxygen required by the city. The industrialists put forth a demand before Shri Singhar for setting up a big industry in 50 k.m. radius to enable micro and small industries to get good business. Shri Singhar assured the association for redressal of their grievances soon.
The President of the Association Shri Amarjeet Singh informed that a target to plant 15 thousand saplings this year has been set by the association. He extended gratitude to the Forest Minister for promptly providing 10 thousand saplings. The Secretary Shri Madanlal Gurjar said that a special attention is being paid for safety of the plants. Fencing and tree guards are being used to protect the saplings, he added.
It was informed by the Media In-Charge Smt. Sandhya Mishra that the assessment of plants will be made in every three months. At the end of the year, awards will be given to the factories for better conservation of plants. She further mentioned that plantation is being done in campuses of all the factories. Daily inspection in connection to plants’ health and safety is being conducted by the team formed for the plantation.


aa Governor Shri Tandon pays courtesy visit to Union Minister Shri Shah
Bhopal:MMNN: 27 August 2019

Bhopal.The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon paid a courtesy visit to the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah in New Delhi today. He held discussions with Shri Shah on various subjects.




aa Open I.T.I. and Polytechnic in Naxal affected areas
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 August 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has suggested the Centre to open I.T.I. and Polytechnic colleges in naxal-affected areas so that youth may get employment opportunities and refrain from extremist ideology.
In the meeting of the Chief Ministers of the naxal-affected states, Shri Kamal Nath urged the Centre to open Ekalvya Model Residential School in the remaining 9 blocks also apart from Mandla and Dindori. He put forth a demand for increasing the number of India Reserve Battalion and posting of additional Jawans in the naxal-affected areas.
Shri Kamal Nath urged to include Anuppur, Umaria and Dindori districts in the list of the category of naxal-affected district besides the two districts Mandla and Balaghat. He further said that the Center and State Government should make joint efforts to stop emergence of naxal problem in these three districts. Schemes of developmental works should be made in these districts also on the lines of integrated work-plan, he requested.
Emphasizing on the development of powerful communication network, the CM Said that the information mechanism is ineffective in the backward areas due to unavailability of the 3G and 4G services. He expressed the need to take the help of private telecom operators as the BSNL services are not satisfactory in the backward areas, so that information- mechanism should be made effective through 3G and 4G.


aa Need to develop strong communication network in naxal-affected areas
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 August 2019

Bhopal.Expressing his commitment in fight against naxalism the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that there's a need to develop strong and effective communication network in the naxal-affected areas so that there is quick information collection and immediate action. Shri Kamal Nath said that all efforts are being made to eliminate the menace of naxalism from the state. He called for joint efforts of the union government and the state for permanent solution to end naxalism. Shri Kamal Nath was speaking at the review meeting of Chief Ministers of naxal-affected states called by the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah at Vigyan Bhawan at New Delhi today. Chief Ministers of eleven states participated in the meeting.
Informing about the steps taken by the State Government in dealing with naxalism in state, Shri Kamal Nath said that HAWK force was created in the year 2000. The participative developmental policies succeeded in limiting naxalism only to two districts Balaghat and Mandla. The State Police has been instructed to co-ordinate with Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh Police. Greater emphasis has been put on modernization of police force. They have been equipped with modern gadgets such as trackers, GPS, drones, trap cameras, body protective armours and jungle terrain vehicles. He emphasized on coupling technologies with human intelligence. Shri Kamal Nath said that a Special Intelligence Branch has been formed for Naxal-affected areas.
Shri Kamal Nath pointed out that in the naxal affected areas; poor connectivity is the main issue which hampers collection and sharing of information. He requested the Government of India for making provision of at least 4G connectivity in Balaghat and Mandla districts. He said that communication network in Naxal-affected areas heavily depends on police wireless due to poor telephone and mobile network coverage. There is only 50% 2G connectivity in the tribal blocks. He requested the DMG for sanctioning of Rs. 33.74 crores for which the proposal and DPR has been submitted to the central government under PMGY for constructions of two roads and one bridge in Balaghat and two roads and three bridges in Mandla district. Shri Kamal Nath requested for early sanctioning of funds for the year 2019-20 for setting up of Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in one block in Balaghat (Birsa) and four blocks in Mandla (Mainpur, Beejadandi, Mawai and Mohgaon).
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath expressed the need of financial inclusion of the citizens. He said presently there are 6.6 bank branches per lakh of population in Balaghat and Mandla against the state average of 10.58. While area per bank branch is approx. 102.5 sq.km. against the state average of 49 sq.km. To deal with such a situation, the state government has launched a financial literacy campaign on this year at 89 tribal blocks of the State from 16th August to 15th September 2019. About 30 financial literacy camps will be organised during this period in each tribal block. This includes 12 tribal blocks of Mandla and Balaghat districts.
Shri Kamal Nath informed that the government is committed to protect the rights of tribals. Out of 6.26 lakh patta claim applications received, rights have been given in 2.66 lakh cases. Instructions have been given to review all the 3.66 lakh applications which were rejected largely due to incomplete documents. He informed that 'Van Mitra' portal has been started for comprehensive, transparent and speedy disposal of all 3.6 lakh rejected claims in all districts of the state.
Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty, DGP Shri V.K. Singh and ADG Shri G.P. Singh also attended the conference.


aa Chhattisgarh Governor Sushri Uike pays courtesy visit to Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 26 August 2019

Bhopal.Chhattisgarh Governor Sushri Anusuiya Uike paid a courtesy visit to Governor Shri Lalji Tandon at Raj Bhavan today. Shri Tandon welcomed Sushri Uike with a shawl-shriphal. Sushri Uike gifted Shri Tandon with some artefacts of Chhattisgarh state. Shri Tandon presented her a replica of SanchiStoopa.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath congratulates Sushri P.V. Sindhu
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 August 2019

Bhopal.The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has congratulated the Star Shuttler of India Sushri P.V. Sindhu for winning the World Badminton Championship.
Shri Kamal Nath said that Sushri P.V. Sindhu has become inspiration for all those, who are dedicated to take the country to new heights by their hard work and passion. Shri Nath further mentioned that every citizen is proud of the talents of our daughters.


aa Collectors should take precautionary measures in handling flood situation
Bhopal:MMNN: 25 August 2019

Bhopal.Minister for Revenue Shri Govind Singh Rajput has instructed all collectors to take precautionary measures in view of the possible flood situation owing to continuous rains in the state. He has told the collectors to visit the areas along with officers-employees. Keep a constant vigil on the situation. After anticipating the possibility of a flood situation, shift the affected people to relief camps as soon as possible. Make adequate arrangements for medical, food and temporary shelters in the relief camps, he added.
Moreover, Shri Rajput said that due to continuous rains in the state for the last 4-5 days, water in rivers and streams are on the rise. In view of this, collectors should make proper security arrangements to deal with the flood situation. Collectors should keep constant touch with the flood control room of the state. He further mentioned that the control room should be kept informed regularly about the condition of the district, so that additional relief as needed could be provided in time.


aa The country lost a forthright leader – CM Shri Kamal Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2019

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has deeply mourned the death of former Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley. In his condolence message Shri Nath said that Shri Jaitley was a high-profile legal expert as well as an excellent politician. He was recognized for his clear expression of views on issues related to national interest.
Shri Kamal Nath said that with the death of Shri Jaitley, the country has lost a leader with a straightforward and logical approach. He prayed to the Almighty to grant peace of the departed soul and to give the family and citizens the strength to bear this loss.


aa The country has lost an excellent leader - Minister Shri Sharma
Bhopal:MMNN: 24 August 2019

Bhopal. Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma has expressed deep grief over the death of former Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley. Shri Sharma said in his condolence message that the country has lost an outstanding and forthright politician with the death of Shri Jaitley.
While paying tributes to Shri Jaitley, Minister Shri Sharma prayed to God for peace to the departed soul. He has expressed deep condolences to the bereaved family.


aa Green Ganesh Campaign: Training of over 5 thousand students held
Bhopal:MMNN: 23 August 2019

Bhopal. Workshops are being conducted at school and college level by the Environment Planning and Coordination Organisation under the Green Ganesh Campaign. Training from August 13 till date has been given to over 5 thosuand students, teachers and citizens to make Ganesh idols with clay. A programme has been prepared by the EPCO to generate awareness among 10 thosuand families for installation and immersion of Green Ganesh at home itself.
Under the campaign, information is being given by the team formed by the EPCO in respect to make Ganesh idols with clay and to students about ill effects of immersing idols made of POP and chemical colours and its prevention. In the workshop, along with idol making, participants are also being taught to paint idols with natural colours such as turmeric, ramras, geru, khadiya, clay etc. Students are also being informed about Seed Ganesh technique at the time of making Ganesh idols.
Green Ganesh workshops were organized in Government Girls School Tulsi Nagar and Government School Arera Colony (Old Campion) in Bhopal. As many as 400 students participated in the workshops and took resolution for environment conservation. The Executive Engineer Shri Rajesh Raikwar through the power point presentation informed about the aquatic flora and fauna being destroyed due to gathering of the idols layer by layer. The Superintendent Engineer Shri J.P. Namdev informed about the day-to-day damage being caused to water bodies due to increasing population and habitat areas. Master-Trainers Shri D.D. Pawar and Shri Amol Agholia of National Green Corps (NGC) are cooperating continuously in the workshops.


aa CM Shri Kamal Nath greets people on Sri Krishna Janmashtami
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2019

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has greeted people of the state on Sri Krishna Janmashtami. In his message, the Chief Minister said that Lord Sri Krishna is a protector of truth, justice and religion. He is such a unique teacher of Karmayoga for the entire humanity, whose divinity covers the land of India.
Shri Kamal Nath urged the devotees to pledge to support truth, justice and religion by taking inspiration from the divine sayings of Lord Krishna and his amazing ‘leelas’.


aa Minister Shri Silavat calls on Dr. Trehan of Medanta Hospital
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2019

Bhopal. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat today called on Dr. Naresh Trehan at Medanta Hospital in New Delhi. Shri Silavat discussed about providing health services of experts to the citizens in Madhya Pradesh.
Minister Shri Silavat said that Dr. Trehan has appreciated the new plan of the state government to provide health services in backward tribal areas. Dr. Trehan has expressed his consent in providing expert health services of Medanta Hospital in Madhya Pradesh.


aa Minister Smt. Imarti Devi makes sudden visit to Anganwadi Kendra
Bhopal:MMNN: 22 August 2019

Bhopal. Minister of Women and Child Development Smt. Imarti Devi made a sudden visit to Anganwadi centers of Ghatigaon and Bhitwar area of ​​Gwalior district on Wednesday. An Anganwadi worker and Sahayika at one of the centres was ordered to be removed immediately following negligence of duties. On finding the quality of the mid-day meal being served at Patai Anganwadi centre satisfactory, Smt. Imarti Devi gave instructions to reward the group.
Smt. Imarti Devi conducted sudden inspection of nearly 12 Anganwadi centres where she met and spoke to the children and even tasted the mid-day meal being served to them to check its quality. She instructed that the prescribed norms should be followed for making food and no compromise to be made with the quality of the food. She said that the Anganwadi centers must be opened on time and children should also be served food on time. Smt. Imarti Devi asked to take special care of cleanliness while preparing food. Strict instructions were given to maintain cleanliness in and around the Anganwadi centers.


aa Shri Gaur was the most accepted leader above party politics – CM Shri Nath
Bhopal:MMNN: 21 August 2019

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has expressed deep grief over the demise of former Chief Minister Shri Babulal Gaur. In a condolence message Shri Kamal Nath said that Shri Babulal Gaur was the most accepted leader of the state above party politics. He was always concerned about the development of Bhopal with the state. When I was minister at the Centre, he came to me several times with the interests of Madhya Pradesh and never return empty-handed.
Shri Kamal Nath said that Shri Gaur was a hard working leader. He had a lively contact with the public. He did not compromise on public interest issues. He was an outspoken and forthright leader due to which he would express his views by going beyond the party line. Shri Nath said that Shri Gaur was fully enriched in parliamentary traditions and knowledge along with being a vigilant and sensitive leader. His focus was always on development plans. He kept the ideology of his party separate from the works of development.
Chief Minister Shri Nath said that with the passing away of Shri Gaur, we have lost such a popular personality of politics, who believed in taking everyone along. He had deep faith in the concept of Sarvadharma Sambhav. The Chief Minister said that I pray to God to grant peace to the departed soul and give the family the strength to bear this grief.
CM lays wreath and pays tribute
Chief Minister Shri Nath reached the residence of Late Shri Gaur at 74 bungalows where he laid a wreath on the mortal remains of late Shri Gaur and paid tributes. He also met the bereaved family members and consoled them.


aa Sadbhavna Divas celebrated on former PM Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 August 2019

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath administered the oath of Sadbhavna to the officers and employees at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Park in front of the Mantralaya today on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. The officers and employees took an oath to resolve all kinds of differences through dialogue and constitutional means, without discrimination of caste, sect, region, religion and language, acting in harmony and not resorting to violence. On this occasion, Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty and other senior officials were present.


aa Disposal of 374 metric tonne e-waste in state
Bhopal:MMNN: 20 August 2019

Bhopal. About 374 metric tonnes of e-waste has been disposed in the state through scientific method. This work is being done through 8 collection centres, one recycler and one manufacturer. E-waste includes electronic items such as computers, laptops, telephone sets, DVD players, mobile phones, CFLs etc.
The e-waste Management Rule is applicable in the Environment Protection Act in the state. The purpose of this rule is to destroy electronic waste through scientific technique. The rule provides for the disposal of each e-waste only through recyclers registered with the Central or State Pollution Control Board. Information about new scientific methods is regularly being provided by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board through workshops for e-waste disposal.
Management of biomedical waste
The management of bio-medical waste is being undertaken in the state through scientific means. These wastes have been divided into 4 categories. They have various methods of treatment such as incineration, autoclaving, microwaving, chemical disinfection, cutting, threading and land disposal as options.
Biomedical waste management rules are effective for hospitals and private nursing homes in populated areas. Accordingly, waste disposal system based on incineration method is mandatory in urban areas. The private sector common incinerator is functioning smoothly in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Satna, Ratlam, Sehore, Umaria, Gwalior, Ashok Nagar and Seoni districts for following the rules at present. The regional offices of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board are monitoring these centres.


aa ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign to be continued to make available unadulterated food items
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 August 2019

Bhopal. The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that a ‘Shuddh ke liye Yuddh’ campaign has been launched by the State Government so that unadulterated and healthy food items should be made available to the people of the state. In a cabinet meeting held at Mantralaya today, Shri Nath was congratulated by all the Ministers that he has taken a historic step in the public interest by taking strict action against the adulterators. This will prevent ill effect on health and pure food items will be made available for the people in the state. The Chief Minister further stated that the campaign of the government will be continued to make Madhya Pradesh, an adulteration free state.
A detailed report of the campaign conducted from the month of July against the adulterators was presented at the cabinet meeting. The Chief Minister said that the government is committed to take stringent action against people manufacturing and selling adulterated food items. Under the Regulation 2011 of the Food Safety Standard Act 2006, a high level committee has been formed to make effective and stringent provisions against the people involved in manufacturing and selling adulterated food items. The Principal Secretaries Public Health and Family Welfare as well as Home and Legislative Affairs have been made members of the committee. After approval of the cabinet, recommendation made by the committee will be sent to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
It was informed in the cabinet meeting that under the campaign conducted against the adulterators, 1300 k.g. Mawa and Paneer in Bhopal district, ghee worth Rs. 64 lakh in Raisen district, adulterated paneer worth about Rs. 6 lakh in Indore and Jabalpur district, spurious ghee worth Rs. One lakh 60 thousand in Ujjain district, spurious ghee worth Rs. One lakh 50 thousand in Khargone district, ghee and milk powder worth Rs. 78 lakh in Dewas have been seized. Milk and milk products have also been confiscated in the remaining districts. Adulterated coriander, chilli, turmeric powder worth Rs. 39 lakh in Neemuch, 80 thousand k.g. jaggery in Chhindwara, 4300 litre in Guna district, one lakh 16 thousand litre in Narsinghpur district and 45 thousand 994 litre loose edible oil in Sagar district, 24 thousand 270 k.g. adulterated groundnut oil in Neemuch district have been seized. About 600 k.g. papaya ripened by carbide in Indore district and 300 k.g. bananas in Badwani district have been destroyed. In the entire state, adulterated milk, milk products, edible oil, flour, fruits and other food items worth Rs. 16 crore 59 lakh 86 thousand 196 have been seized. Along with this, adulterated mawa, paneer, namkeen, fruits, edible oil costing Rs. 19 lakh 02 thousand 950 have been destroyed.
During the campaign conducted against the adulteration from July 19 to August 15, total 3195 samples were collected for testing. Test report of total 428 samples has been released between July 19 and August 6 by the State Food Testing Laboratory, in the report 139 samples of substandard (Adulterated), 22 fake brand, 8 unsafe, 3 prohibited and 9 of unproductive standard have been declared. The other samples have been sent outside the state for analysis in laboratory notified by the Government of India.
41 FIRs registered: NSA against 7
Stringent action has been taken against the guilty in the campaign conducted against the adulterators. Total 41 FIRS have been registered including 7 in Bhopal, One in Raisen, 2 in Rajgarh, one in Vidisha, 2 in Katni, 2 in Seoni. One each in Khargone and Khandwa, 4 in Dhar, 3 in Gwalior, 2 in Guna, one in Singrauli, 12 in Morena and 2 in Bhind. Under the National Security Act, action has been taken against 7 people including One of Raisen, one of Jabalpur, 2 of Indore, one of Khargone, one of Gwalior and one of Ujjain.
Action is being taken constantly by the Food Safety officers to collect and seize samples of fruits and vegetables ripen by carbide and artificial manner against the rule. Total 17 samples carbide used in ripening fruits and vegetables have been taken and cases against 8 accused food traders. In this series, 2 cases have been registered by the Drug Inspectors in Gwalior for selling prohibited oxytocin injections used in dairy cattle.
An approval for establishing 3 new laboratories in Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior was given by the Madhya Pradesh Cabinet A sum of Rs. One crore has been allocated for the laboratory to be established in Indore. Moreover, under the task and duties given in the regulation 2011 of the Food Safety and Standard Act 2006, the cabinet has approved 152 permanent posts and 61 outsourcing posts of direct recruitment for expansion of field and clerical staff in Food and Drug Administration.


aa MoU signed in New Delhi for Bhopal and Indore Metro Rail
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 August 2019

Bhopal.An MoU was signed between Government of India, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation in New Delhi on Monday for Bhopal and Indore Metro Rail Project. The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri and State Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri jaivardhan Singh. The project has been approved by the Union Cabinet.
Urban Development and Housing Minister Shri Singh told that two corridors of 27.87 kms in Bhopal Metro Rail Project. One corridor will be from Karond Circle to AIIMS up to 14.99 km and the second one from Bhadbhada Square to Ratnagiri Square up to 12.88 km. Its total cost would be Rs 6941 crore 40 lakhs.
A ring line of 31.55 km will be constructed in the Indore Metro Rail Project from Bangali Square to Palasia via Vijaynagar, Bhanwar Shala and Airport at a total cost of Rs 7500 crore 80 lakh.
Main features
The Bhopal and Indore Metro Rail Project will be implemented by the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation. This company will now be converted into a 50:50 joint venture company of Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh. The company will act as a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to complete the project. The company will have a board of directors. It will have 10 directors. The Government of India will nominate 5 directors including the Chairman of the Board. The state government will nominate 5 directors including the Managing Director.
The State government will bear the entire expenditure for land acquisition, restoration and rehabilitation. Loans will also be taken from European Investment Bank for Bhopal Metro and Asian Development Bank and New Development Bank for Indore Metro. The Government of India will buy the equity share capital, which will facilitate multilateral and bilateral loans for the project.
A high –power committee will be formed by the state government under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary for quick redressal of the difficulties in the way of the project. Principal Secretaries of concerned departments will be included in the committee.
The Government of India will approve the technical standard and specifications of the project. The Certificate of Safety will be given by the Commissioner Metro Railway Safety
Among those present on the occasion were Secretary Union Ministry for Urban and Housing Shri Durgashankar Mishra, Additional Secretary Shri Sanjay Murthy, Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing, Madhya Pradesh and Managing Director Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Shri Sanjay Dubey, Additional Managing Director Shri Swantantra Kumar Singh, Director Technical Shri Jitendra Kumar Dubey and General Manager Shri Manish Gangarekar.


aa CM Shri Nath offers prayers to Lord Mahakal’s fifth ‘savari’
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 August 2019

Bhopal.Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath today reached Ujjain and performed puja-archana of the fifth Savari of Lord Shri Mahakal and shouldered the savari to move forward. He prayed to Lord Shri Mahakal for the welfare of the state.
CM Shri Nath reached Ujjain this afternoon and attended the fifth savari of Lord Mahakalat the scheduled time and offered prayers according to the rituals. After that he shouldered the savari of Lord Mahaakal following which the savari moved on for the city.
Minister in charge of Ujjain district Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, Public Relations Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Sports, Youth Welfare and Higher Education Minister Shri Jitu Patwari also took part in the puja-archana which was performed by Priest Shri Ghanshyam Sharma.
Among those present on the occasion were MLA Shri Ramlal Malviya, Shri Dilip Gurjar, Shri Mahesh Parmar, Shri Murli Morwal, former MLA Shri Rajendra Bharti, former minister Shri Babulal Malviya, District Panchayat President Shri Karan Kumaria, senior officers of the division and district besides devotees in a large number.


aa Sprinter Rameshwar’s trial again after a month: Minister Shri Patwari
Bhopal:MMNN: 19 August 2019

Bhopal.Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Shri Jitu Patwari has said that Rameshwar Gurjar from a rural backgraound is a good sprinter. He is deprived of training and diet required for sprinters. He said that there is a lot of difference between running barefoot in the village and running on track wearing shoes. Shri Patwari said this today after a trial of Rameshwar Gurjar, sprinter from Shivpuri district at the T.T. Nagar Stadium.
Shri Patwari said that from now on an open forum will be made available to such hidden rural talents in Madhya Pradesh. He said that Rameshwar will be trained for one month under the supervision of experts at the Sports Academy with focus on his diet and speed. A month later, Rameshwar will undergo another trial. Shri Patwari said that it is our responsibility to totally prepare Rameshwar mentally and physically.


aa Person honoured for outstanding services creates history: Governor Shri Tandon
Bhopal:MMNN: 17 August 2019

Bhopal. The Governor Shri Lalji Tandon said that person honoured for excellent services creates history because his/her act is committed towards the security of country and society. He further stated that the names of the honoured police officers of the state will be recorded in history. Shri Tandon mentioned that medals conferred to them are proof of their competency. Discharging duties with responsibility is a symbol of their valour. He said that this remarkable accomplishment will inspire future generation. This was said by the Governor during the visit of the police officers honored for their outstanding services at Raj Bhavan today.
The Governor said that respect to uniform is a respect to society and nation. This uniform is a symbol of people’s security. It arouses a feeling of pride among the people. All of us countrymen feel safe under the shadow of uniform. Shri Tandon said that jawans posted at the borders even sacrifice their life while fighting with enemies in adverse conditions. Moreover, uniform protect us while shouldering its responsibility during internal security. This also become a life saver during natural calamities. It conducts relief and rescue works with dedication. The Governor Shri Tandon said that we all should realize it and be proud of.
Moreover, the Governor said that the task of police is utmost sensitive. Police protect us from criminals and get them punished. He expected from the officers that they will work with same spirit in future and will inspire and guide their subordinates. The Governor congratulated and extended best wishes to the medal winner officers and their families.
Paramount Priority to safety of children and women
Informing about the achievement of Police, the Director General of Police Shri V.K. Singh said that the top priority has been given to child and women safety. A training centre of women battalion has been established in Chhindwara. The percentage of punishment for crimes against women is increasing continuously.
The Special Director General of Police Shri Vijay Yadav informed that the state police force has contributed significantly in maintaining peace and security in the state along with the national exigencies too. Moreover, the Madhya Pradesh Police has also given its contribution in 1961 as well as 1965 war and in security arrangement of bordering states.
The Governor Shri Tandon received introduction from the honoured officers one by one. The Director General of Jail Shri Sanjay Chowdhary, medal winner officers and their family members were present on the occasion.
Honoured Police Officers
The medal winner officers and employees who met the Governor include, Uttam Jeevan Raksha medal recipient Shri Sajid Khan, Vishisht Seva Padak recipients Additional Director General of Police Shri Sushobhan Bennerjee, Smt. Sushma Singh, Shri Vipin Kumar Maheshwari, Shri Vijay Katariya, Shri Syed Mohammad Afzal, Sahayak Senani Shri Rajendra Singh Bhadoriya, Nirikshak Shri Vivek Paranjape, Vishisht Seva Padak recipient announced by the Jail Department Prehri Shri Kamla Prasad Patel, President’s Vishisht Sewa Home Guard evam Nagrik Suraksha Padak recipient Swayamsevi Platoon Commander Home Guard Shri Ramakant Rajak, Divisional Warden Shri Christopher E. Orland, President’s Sarahniya Sewa Padak recipient Shri Jagat Singh Rajput, Shri Mahesh Chandra Jain, SP Shri Avdhesh Kumar Goswami, Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh, Shri Sanjeev Kumar Sinha, Assistant Inspector General of police Smt. Shraddha Tiwari, Shri Dharmveer Singh, ASP Shri Ataullah Siddiqui, Upsenani Shri Rajesh Guru, DSP Shri Gopal Singh, Nirikshak Shri Pradeep Kumar Bhudoliya , Shri Veer Vikram Sengar, Shri Shivkumar Patel, Shri Ramesh Kumar Hemnani, Subedar Shri Arshad Ali Khan, Upnirikshak Shri Anil Kumar Bhadoriya, Shri Narayan Ambedkar, Shri Shri Satish Kumar Gupta Smt. Suman Lata Shukla, Sahayak Up Nirikshak Shri Pramod Pandey, Shri Hetsingh Bhadoriya, Shri Ashok Kumar Savita, Smt. Madhu Chowdhary, Pradhan Arakshak Shri Krishnamurari Dubey, Shri Mahesh Kumar Pandey, Shri Jamuna Prasad Shrivas, Shri Satyanarayan Singh Yadav, Shr