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Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay’s philosophy taking concrete shape in MP: Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi

Bhopal: Senior Member of Parliament and leader Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi has said that Antyodaya philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay is being given concrete shape in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He said that Madhya Pradesh will become a developed state as a result of spectacular achievements made by it in development sector. Dr. Joshi was launching Atal Jyoti Abhiyan for supplying 24-hour power in Burhanpur district today. With this, Burhanpur became the sixth districts in Madhya Pradesh in respect of 24-hour power supply. Earlier, this facility was provided to Jabalpur, Mandla, Shahdol, Umaria and Anuppur districts.
Dr. Joshi said that for boosting country’s economy, it is necessary to improve farmers’ income and economic condition. He said that Madhya Pradesh government is doing excellent work for country’s development by promoting agriculture. Every sector witnesses development when farmers’ income increases and income of people engaged in every sector is enhanced. During last 5 years, farmers’ income has increased only in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. He said that the Union Government is talking of development. But this development is not generating employment. Besides, nothing is being done for agriculture. Referring to development works being undertaken in every sector by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi said that Madhya Pradesh is becoming economically strong. Here poor, dalit and other weaker sections are central to development schemes. Ensuring farmers’ income is like Kalpvraksh in the country. Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s economic policies aim to make the country strong. He said that Madhya Pradesh will become a golden state in future as a result of spectacular successes achieved by it.
Making formal launch of Atal Jyoti Abhiyan in Burhanpur, Dr. Joshi said that now non-agriculture consumers in the district will get 24-hour power supply and minimum 8 hours for agriculture works.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a network of small and cottage industries will be laid in Madhya Pradesh and for this, every possible assistance will be given to youths. Powerloom sector in Burhanpur district will revive following 24-hour power supply. He said that youths of the district should not rely on only powerlooms, but should also pay attention to cottage and small industries. Round-the-clock power supply will not be for lighting households only, but for running all kinds of economic activities.
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh government is attaching priority to youths’ training and employment. Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojna will be launched from April 1. Under the scheme, the State Government will give bank guarantee on upto Rs. 25 lakh loan for setting up industries and business. Besides, 5 percent interest subsidy will also be given for 5 years. He said that initiatives are being taken to revive and giving new shape to traditional occupations in the state so that products are manufactured and marketed as per modern-day requirements. education and skill development are being promoted. The government is giving guarantee on higher education loans. Apart from free books from class 1 to XII, the State Government is also providing free uniform and cycles to boy and girl students.
The Chief Minister said that free medicines are being distributed in government hospitals in the state. Farmers are being provided loans at zero percent interest rate and Rs. 150 per quintal bonus on wheat procurement. Quantum of compensation against loss to farmers’ crops has been increased. He said that farmers have been given the facility of paying their electricity bills at flat rate twice in a year. Surcharge on bills has been waived. Original bill’s half amount will be paid by the government while farmers will be able to pay remaining amount in 10 instalments.
The Chief Minister said that pattas will be given to those who have constructed shanties as on December 2012. Houses will also be given to the poor. On the occasion, the Chief Minister announced sanction of Rs. 20 crore for construction and development of roads in Burhanpur. He sanctioned Rs. 2 crore each for Nepanagar and Shahpur. Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi and Shri Chouhan also released development booklet of Burhanpur Nagar Palika.
Energy Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla threw light on Atal Jyoti Abhiyan and feeder separation scheme. He said that Madhya Pradesh will be relieved from the curse of power cuts shortly.
School Education Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, former MP Shri Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, in-charge Minister Shri Manohar Untwal, Nepanagar MLA Sushri Madhuri Patel and other public representatives were also present on the occasion.


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