March, 2013


Record irrigation more than designed potential from major projects

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh has set a new record in the country by ensuring irrigation more than designed potential from major and medium irrigation projects. This year, 8 lakh 45 thousand 564 hectare area was irrigated from 4 irrigation projects whose designed capacity was 6 lakh 55 thousand 539 hectares. So far, 2 lakh 85 thousand hectare area has been irrigated from Chambal project, 2 lakh 43 thousand hectare from Rajghat project, one lakh 76 thousand hectare from Tawa project and one lakh 564 hectare area has been irrigated from BanRead More

Double digit growth for second consecutive year, MP leads major states in growth rate

Bhopal: As per the statistics estimates of states released by the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) Madhya Pradesh leads major states of the country in respect of growth rate in year 2012-13. Madhya Pradesh’s agriculture growth rate for year 2012-13 is 14.28 percent and GSDP 10.02 percent. According to the experts this is quite a creditable achievement. Generally the growth rate nosedives in the following year of exceptionally high growth rate. Belying this thumb rule Madhya Pradesh has given quite an impressive account of itself. In a way Madhya Pradesh hasRead More

Govt. medical college to be opened in Vidisha

Bhopal: A government medical college will soon be opened in Vidisha. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was addressing Holi Milan function at Vidisha today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reached Vidisha with family. He performed worship a Badh Wale Ganesh Mandir on the banks of Betwa and participated in Holi Milan. The Chief Minister also visited farmers’ fields and inspected crops. He extended Holi greetings to distinguished citizens, public representatives, journalists and representatives of social organisations by applying Tilak. Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh, Finance Minister Shri Raghavji, RajyaRead More

Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana from April 1

Bhopal: For assisting youths of Madhya Pradesh to start their own industries and businesses, Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana is being implemented from April 1. The scheme was announced by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Yuva Panchayat recently. Under the scheme, time-limit of one month has been fixed for disposal of loan cases by banks. The scheme will be implemented by Panchayats & Rural Development Department in rural areas and Commerce, Industries & Employment Department in urban areas. Its object is to provide loans through banks to youths toRead More

Every district in state to get 24-hour power from May: CM

Bhopal: The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that by May 2013, all the districts of the state will get round the clock electricity and next year the state will become power surplus, and the state will be in a position to reduce power tariff by 5 percent. Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was speaking at the Power Vision Conclave 2013 as the chief guest in New Delhi today. Addressing the gathering Shri Chouhan said that in 2003, Madhya Pradesh was considered a BIMARU State and power and roadsRead More

Legal provisions will be amended if in interest of farmers: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited hailstorm-affected Khairi Kothar in Raghurajnagar tahsil of Satna district on Holi and sought information from farmers about loss to their crops. The Chief Minister inspected hailstorm-affected crops in the fields of farmers Shri Bulli Yadav and Shri Betta Yadav. He directed to assess the loss with immediate effect. Shri Chouhan said that legal provisions will also be amended if it is in the interest of farmers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that assistance upto Rs. 15 thousand per quintal will be givenRead More

Baseline survey to gauge voters’ knowledge and aptitude

Bhopal: On the directives of Election Commission of India, a baseline survey will be conducted before next Vidhan Sabha elections to gauge voters’ election-related knowledge, viewpoint, aptitude and concept. The state-wide baseline survey will be conducted by Directorate of Economic & Statistics. Through the survey, work of compiling, analysing and preparation of report will also be carried out. Ten polling centres in each of 230 Vidhan Sabha constituencies will be randomly selected including 5 in rural and as many polling booths in urban areas. From electoral rolls of every pollingRead More

Roll back cut-down on interest rate on small savings instruments

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the Union Government to roll back its decision to cut down interest rates by 0.1 percent on various small scale savings instruments for the financial year 2013-14. Shri Chouhan has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram in this regard. He said that this decision of the Union Government for year 2013-14 is not in the interest of common people. Shri Chouhan said that it may be financially judicious to cut down interest rates on small savings instrumentsRead More

CM Shri Chouhan extends Holi greetings

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings and best wishes to people of the state on Holi. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Holi festival is a symbol of India’s rich cultural heritage and traditions. He said that Holi holds a special place among Indian festivals. This festival removes mutual discords and gives message of social harmony and unity in diversity. Shri Chouhan said that Holi inspires to make life meaningful and dedicated for public service. Shri Chouhan hoped that Holi will be celebrated without causing harmRead More

Special force for security of tourist in state: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a special force will be raised in Madhya Pradesh for security and facility of foreign tourists. A mechanism will be set up for collecting information about foreign tourists visiting the state, ensuring their safety and looking after them. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing release function of Madhya Pradesh Tourism’s new ad “Rang Hai”. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that tourism has been given industry status in Madhya Pradesh. There is immense employment potential in tourism sector. Arrangements have beenRead More