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Renewed fillip to development through continuous power in state: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that 24X7 power supply will give further fillip to development in Madhya Pradesh. He said that power-driven small and cottage industries will be set up in villages. He said that a team of Madhya Pradesh officers led by Public Relations Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma has been sent to Uttarakhand for relief and rescue operations. The team has achieved success in rescuing state’s pilgrims in their safe return. The children who have lost both their parents in Uttarakhand disaster will be given Rs. 5 lakh each. Rs. 50 thousand each is also being provided to those families who have lost relatives. Shri Chouhan was launching Atal Jyoti Abhiyan at Jhabua today.

Shri Chouhan said that a network of cottage and small industries will be spread in villages through availability of round-the-clock power supply. Industrialists will also get attracted towards setting up of industries. The Chief Minister said that flat rates of Rs. 1200 per horsepower per annum have been fixed to save farmers from rigours of depositing power bills every month. Shri Chouhan said that surcharge on old electricity bills will be waived. Urging youths to set up self-employment, the Chief Minister said that every possible assistance will be extended to them by the State Government for this.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated and laid foundation stones for works costing about Rs. 57 crore. Marriages of 41 disabled couples were also solemnised under Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana. The Chief Minister gave away Rs. 50 thousand each to new couples.

Energy Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla said that the State Government has spent about Rs. 25 thousand crore in energy sector.

Former MP Shri Dilip Singh Bhuria also spoke on the occasion. MLAs Shri Kal Singh Bhabor, Shri Pawai Singh Pargi, former MLA Sushri Nirmala Bhuria and a number of other public representatives were also present.


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