Regional (M.P & C.G)

Everyone’s participation necessary in state’s development: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said all will have to work unitedly to make Madhya Pradesh a developed state. State’s residents will have to take pledge to discharge their duties earnestly. Shri Chouhan was addressing an Antyodaya Mela at Gairatganj in Raisen district today.

Shri Chouhan said that common people’s income levels will have to raised for improving their living standards. The State Government is spreading network of roads and power to boost developmental activities and establishment of small and cottage industries in every village. He said that power situation 10 years ago and nowadays are poles apart. Now, we have reached a stage where we can ensure 24X7 power supply in the state. He said that all villages in Raisen district will start getting 24X7 power supply from May 26.

Shri Chouhan said that state is progressing fast. State’s agriculture growth rate is highest in the country. It has joined the category of states with maximum agricultural production. Power plants are being set up so that farmers can get power. Feeder separation work is being done at a rapid pace. Farmers will need to deposit electricity bills every month now. They have been permitted to so twice a year.

He said that schemes like Mukhyamantri Teerth-Darshan Yojana, maintenance of parents, inviting senior citizens above 65 years of age to mid-day meals etc. have been launched to ensure direct benefit to people.

Former Minister Shri Gaurishankar Shejwar said that Madhya Pradesh is taking rapid strides in development under leadership of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. MLA Dr. Prabhuram Choudhary also spoke on the occasion.

The Chief Minister said that earlier, women labourers had no way out but to join work soon after giving birth to child. The government has launched maternity relief scheme for such women labourers under which they are given one and a half month’s paid maternity leave is given to each expectant woman labourer while 15 day’s paid holiday is given to her husband. The government has launched Aawasiya Chhatrawas Yojana. If 5 students coming to cities for studies acquire a house on rent jointly, the government will provide rent of the house under this scheme. Bank loan scheme has been introduced for pursuing technical courses in private colleges. After securing job following completion of education, a student will have to repay only the principal amount of loan and interest will be paid by the State Government. The Chief Minister informed that cluster drinking water schemes are being started in villages to boost drinking water over there. He said that piped water schemes will be sanctioned wherever there is drinking water problem. The Chief Minister announced Rs. 2 crore for development of Gairatganj Nagar Panchayat. Second installment worth Rs. 1 crore will be released after utilisation of first installment worth Rs. 1 crore. He also announced to starte commerce and science classes in Gairatganj College. Shri Chouhan also directed to reserve land at Tekapar for setting up industries.

At Antyodaya Mela, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inaugurated Rs. 1 crore 41 lakh works and laid foundation stone for works costing Rs. 19 crore 38 lakh. Benefits worth Rs. 8 crore were provided to 3356 beneficiaries at the fair.


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