Revenue growth in MP despite reduction by Centre: CM
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh has increased it revenue receipts by strengthening its revenue collection structure despite the Union Government reducing revenue of Madhya Pradesh. He said that about Rs. 800 crore were reduced from the state share last year. He said that reduction of about Rs. 1000 crore is expected this year. Shri Chouhan was addressing release function of a book published by a media house at his residence here today. The book focuses on lives and contribution of distinguished persons who gave a new direction to society in education sector.
The 40-page book throws light on the lives and achievements of noted persons acting as leading lights in education sector. These include principal of Daly College Indore Shri Sumer Singh, Patel Group of Institutions’ Chairperson Smt. Preeti Patel, Smt. Megha Vijayvargiya, Shri Sanjay Agrawal, Shri Vishal Dixit, Shri Rohit Jain, Shri Sanjay Khemsara, Shri Badam Singh Yadav, Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Shri Surendra Mittal, Shri Madhav Gupta, Shri Suresh Bhadoria and Shri Ravindra Khandelwal.
The Chief Minister said that it is the responsibility of media and all people to highlight the positive works being done in society. Describing this publication as a positive initiate, he said that this will inspire others also. Referring to new and an optimistic approach taken by the State Government for state’s development, the Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh has increased its growth rate despite facing all the challenges. Referring to Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojna and Mukhyamantri Yuva Contractor Yojna, he said that other sectors need to be developed in view of limited number of government jobs and possibilities of lesser number of jobs in some particular sector. Youths should move forward in the sectors with immense potential. He said that agriculture has played major role in state’s growth. But, there cannot be dependence on agriculture alone. Other sectors also need to be expanded.
The Chief Minister said that arrangements have been strengthened with a view to eliminating possibilities of corruption. These arrangements have curbed corrupt practices. Shri Chouhan said that skill manpower will be raised at local level in the state by linking skill development programme with industries. Special attention has been paid to health, education and good governance. Stressing the need for women’s education and development, Shri Chouhan said that society’s educational status improves by educating women.
Representatives of media house and distinguished guests were present on the occasion. The Chief Minister presented trophies to persons having made outstanding achievements.