State Govt. committed to providing benefit of development to poor people: CM
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the State Government is committed to provide benefits of development to the poor and bring Madhya Pradesh in the category of pioneer states. Shri Chauhan was addressing a farmers’ convention at Jaura tahsil headquarters in Morena district today. On demand of MP Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, the Chief Minister announced Rs. 18 crore for drinking water arrangements in Jaura town and 32 villages, Rs. 1 crore for development Jaura town and introducing science and commerce classes in Jaura college. He also laid foundation stone of 6 bridges to be constructed in Jaura area at a cost of Rs. 43 crore 47 lakh.
The Chief Minister said that efforts made during last 9 years for making Madhya Pradesh a pioneer state are yielding good results. Today, state’s growth rate is 12 percent and agriculture growth rate 18 percent. Referring to development activities, he said that 90 thousand kilometer long roads have been constructed in Madhya Pradesh during last 9 years. Irrigation facilities have been expanded to make agriculture a profitable profession. Now, area under irrigation in the state has been increased to 24 lakh hectare from 7 hectare. Supply of 24-hour power has been started in 12 districts. he said that Morena district will also start receiving 24X7 power supply from June.
The Chief Minister informed that the State Government has chalked out a scheme to supply powers to for agriculture purpose at the flat rate of Rs. 1200 and disposal of all pending bills as on February 28, 2013. Under the scheme, cent percent surcharge will be waived while 50 percent of bill amount will be paid and rest of 50 percent by farmers.
The Chief Minister urged children and youths to brighten their future through studies by availing benefit of 24-hour power supply. He said that youths should avail benefits of Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojna and set up business and industries by taking Rs. 50 thousand to Rs. 25 lakh loans on State Government’s guarantee.
Energy & Mineral Resources Development Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla, MP Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, MLAs Shri Shivmangal Singh Tomar, Shri Kamlesh Suman and Shri Manirams Dhakad, Zila Panchayat Chairman Shri Satyapal Singh Sikarwar, Shri Bashilal Gurjar, other public representatives and large number of farmers were present on the occasion.