Regional (M.P & C.G)

Madhya Pradesh to be developed into number one state

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that every possible initiatives will be taken to make Madhya Pradesh number one state in development. He said that work is afoot for corridor for setting up industries in Sidhi, Satna, Rewa and Singrauli districts. He said that Rewa and Shahdol will overtake Punjab and Haryana after completion of Bansagar dam and construction of canals. Shri Chouhan was launching Atal Jyoti Abhiyan and Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana in Satna district at Santa today. On the occasion, the Chief Minister launched the 2nd phase of Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana in the district by distributing packets of wheat, rice and salt as a token to 12 poor families.

Shri Chouhan said that power supply situation in the state was extremely poor 10 years ago. The existing State Government has ensured special efforts to improve power supply situation at a cost of over Rs. 25 thousand crore. These include power infrastructure works, feeder separation and setting up of new power plants. He said that poor people in village will get benefit through 24X7 power supply. It will benefit people when it is used to improve economy in the rural and urban areas. Shri Chouhan said that it is necessary that small and medium industries are set up in rural areas so that youths get fresh employment opportunities and state’s economy is boosted.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government is making arrangements for meals, clothing, housing and free medicines for BPL families. Now, wheat and iodised salt are being provided to them at Re. 1 per kg and rice at Rs. 2 per kg. He said that Anna Utsav will be celebrated throughout the state on 7th day of every month. Shri Chouhan said that the State Government is also making arrangements for students belonging to weaker sections. A school costing Rs. 100 crore will be constructed on 36 acres in Bhopal for children of labourers.
Energy Minister and in-charge of district Shri Rajendra Shukla said that State Government is fulfilling its resolve to remove darkness from 52 thousand villages. He said that work to supply power for 24 hours to domestic consumers and 10 hours to agriculture is being accomplished in the state under Atal Jyoti Abhiyan. Shri Shukla said that state’s power generation capacity was 4000 MW earlier, which has been increased to 10 thousand 600 MW now.
Public Works Minister Shri Nagendra Singh, Food & Civil Supplies Minister Shri Paras Jain and MP Shri Ganesh Singh also spoke on the occasion. MLAs Shri Jugal Kishore Bagri, Shri Shankarlal Tiwari, Shri Surendra Singh Gaharwar, Shri Ramkhelwan Patel, Shri Motilal Tiwari, Zila Panchayat President Shri Gaganendra Pratap Singh, Vice-President Shri Pushpraj Bagri, Mayor Shri Pushkar Singh Tomar and a number of other public representatives were present on the occasion.


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