Bhopal: Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday sought cooperation of voluntary organizations to prepare the society for ushering in the golden era of Madhya Pradesh.
Addressing the governing body of the Jan Abhiyan Parishad at the Mantralaya in the state capital, Chouhan said voluntary organizations could play a pivotal role in creating awareness among the people towards saving electricity, tree plantation, maintaining cleanliness, water conservation and de-addiction in order to transform the state into Golden Madhya Pradesh.
Finance Minister Raghavji, Health Minister Anup Mishra, Education Minister Archana Chitnis, Member of Parliament Anil Dave, Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahni were among those present on the occasion.
Emphasising the role of voluntary organizations, Chouhan said a committee would be constituted to draft a state policy on voluntary organizations.
Sanction was accorded to implement scheme for all-round development of villages by selecting 10 voluntary groups each in all the 313 development blocks of the state.
These groups, named Prasphutan, would participate in development of villages by associating the active, aware and energetic people with the initiatives.
Clearance was also given to the preparation of a five-year budget for the Parishad, which has registered some 4942 voluntary organizations from the total 5000 odd contacted by it.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister inaugurated www.mpjap.org, a Parishad website providing information on the activities of voluntary institutions working in the state.