Regional (M.P & C.G)

Madhya Pradesh set example for implementing pro-poor schemes

Bhopal: Deputy Prime Minister Shri Lal Krishna Advani has said that Madhya Pradesh government has set example in the country by chalking out and effectively implementing schemes for welfare of the poor. Shri Advani was inaugurating the 2nd phase of Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana at Gwalior today. On the occasion, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that with implementation of this scheme, a poor person can purchase entire month’s ration in one day’s wages.

Shri Advani said that the poor have the first right on resources. He lauded Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan for implementing this scheme. He said that Union Government’s Food Security Bill is still being discussed whereas Madhya Pradesh government has given this right to the poor much before it through Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana.

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that one of his major dreams for welfare of the poor has now been fulfilled with the launch of Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana. Every poor has the right to smile and live with dignity. The State Government has chalked out all its schemes keeping this in view. No one will sleep hungry or face fund crunch for treatment on the soil of Madhya Pradesh, he added.

The Chief Minister also threw light in detail on schemes implemented by the State Government for the welfare of all sections of society including farmers, women, other weaker sections, labourers and students.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Shri Arun Jaitley said that Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana is a very good scheme in the interest of the poor. He lauded Madhya Pradesh government for providing food grains at subsidised rate and free medicines to the poor and providing education and employment to youths.

In-charge minister of Gwalior district, Dr. Narottam Mishra said that a number of schemes of Madhya Pradesh have been replicated by other states. Good results are coming forth of the steps taken by the State Government for improving living standard of every section of society. Food & Civil Supplies Minister Shri Paras Chandra Jain informed that about 3 crore 50 lakh persons of 74 lakh families will be benefited by this scheme. On the occasion, packets containing 20 kg wheat, 5 kg rice and 1 kg salt were distributed as a token.

Minister of State for Home Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Rajya Sabha Member Shri Prabhat Jha, MPs Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia and Smt. Maya Singh, Gwalior Mayor Smt. Sameeksha Gupta, Shri Arvind Menon, Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya and other public representatives were present on the occasion.


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