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Madhya Pradesh to become pioneer state through public participation: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh will become pioneer state in the country only through public participation. He said that the State Government has implemented schemes to ensure welfare of all sections of societies. Shri Chouhan was addressing an Antyodaya Mela at Katangi in Balaghat district today. He also announced to start science faculty at Katangi college. At Antyodaya Mela, assistance worth Rs.21 crore was provided to 4,139 beneficiaries under various schemes. Cooperatives Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, MP Shri K.D. Deshmukh and MLAs Shri Ram Kishore Kanwre and Shri Ramesh Bhatere were also present on the occasion.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that area under irrigation in the state has increased three-fold as compared to year 2003 from 7 lakh hectares to 24 lakh hectares now. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the State Government has completed a number of irrigation projects which were incomplete for years. Shri said that damaged canals of Nahlesra and Jamunia reservoirs in Katangi tahsil will be repaired. He said that the State Government has taken effective steps to ensure employment and housing for the poor. They will be provided wheat at the rate of Re. 1 per kg and rice at Rs. 2 per kg from June 1. Cooperatives Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen said that soon every household in the state will be supplied piped water. A sum of Rs. 750 crore has been sanctioned for this.
At the fair, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inaugurated and laid foundation stones for Rs. 10 crore 23 lakh development works. These include 14 km long road from Katangi to Nadora, high school at Mowad and expansion of drinking water pipeline in Katangi. The Chief Minister also inaugurated a shopping complex at Katangi and forest rest house and forest range office at Tirodi.

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