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Government engaged in eradicating poverty of all castes, religion and class

Bhopal. State government is committed to eradicate poverty in state in which there will be no discrimination of caste, religion and class. For this government is going to implement the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan made this announcement at the division level Tendu Patta Collectors and Unorganized Labourers Conference at Lalpur gram panchayat of Sohagpur development block in Shahdol division here today. Tendu patta collectors and unorganized labourers from three districts of the division were present in the programme.

CM Chouhan said that poverty has nothing to do with caste, religion or class. State government has decided to connect the poor persons with the mainstream of the society. Now the taxes recovered from the affluent class will be spent on the welfare of the poor so that the poor do not remain miserable. Announcing the Jan-Kalyan Yojana the Chief Minister said that under this scheme, families that are not income tax payers, have less than 2.5 acre land, have no government job will be benefitted. Those who do not have land and live in slums will be given pattas. Adivasi families who have the possession of forest land before year 2006 will be given forest rights pattas. Not only this, all poor families of the state will be provided with concrete houses within four years for which they will provided grants.

The Chief Minister said that government will bear the fees for the education of children of poor families from Class I to College so that their education is not hampered due to financial crisis. Free medical facility will be provided to the poor even if they are treated in private hospitals. Financial assistance of Rs 4 thousand will be given to women during 6 to 9 months of pregnancy and Rs12 thousand after birth of child. Government has decided to take Rs 200 fixed electricity bill per month to give relief to the poor from electricity bills.

The Chief Minister said that efforts will be made to increase income through Livelihood Mission for connecting women with self-employment and for their economic advancement. On the death of a person under the age of 60 years, financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakhs will be given , financial help of Rs. 4 lakhs on death due to accident and assistance of Rs. 2 lakhs on permanent disability, Rs one lakh for temporary disability and Rs. 5 thousand will be given for performing last rites. For registration, the person will have to apply in the concerned panchayat or urban body and will also have to provide a self-declaration letter. The benefit of this scheme will be provided first time at the Janpad headquarters from June 13.

Chief Minister Chouhan said that when he had come to Umaria district last year, he had a chance to tendu patta collectors while he was on his way to Bandhavgarh National Park. They were barefoot and had no drinking water. He decided then to provide charan-paduka to these poor, dhoti to their women and water bottles free of cost. He said that the world grows only when the daughter grows. All parents must educate their girls and give them the opportunity to move ahead. State government has implemented several schemes like Ladli Lakshmi, Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah-Nikah, reservation in local bodies, reservation in police and teachers recruitments for the welfare of women.

The Chief Minister said that society's cooperation is also necessary for rapid development of the state. He urged people to join the government in the operation of cleanliness campaign, School Chalen Hum campaign and Beti Bachao Abhiyan. Chouhan urged the people to work with mutual cooperation and co-ordination to remove poverty and create a new India.

CM Chouhan said that the country’s Prime Minister who is today one among the most powerful leaders in the world, has implemented ambitious schemes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri Awas, Ujjwala and Soubhagya Yojana to connect the whole country to the mainstream of development. He appealed the public present during the programme to support in the implementation of the state government’s schemes to move ahead on the road to development.