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Madhya Pradesh has become a state that gives most relief to farmers

Delhi. In an informal discussion with journalists from Delhi, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has become a state that gives most relief to farmers. Here several welfare schemes have been implemented for them. At present farmers are being given a incentive of Rs 265 per quintal on sale of wheat and Rs 100 per quintal additional amount on sale of gram, lentil and mustard. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is being effectively implemented in state. Nearly 8 lakh houses have been built so far under this scheme and by the end of the year 15 lakh houses will be constructed. Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister S.K. Mishra and Commissioner Public Relations P. Narhari also accompanied the Chief Minister during his meeting with journalists.

Chouhan told the journalists that Madhya Pradesh is the leading state in the country today in development and public welfare. Here good work has been undertaken in all areas including agriculture, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, tourism, women empowerment, cleanliness, social security, road, electricity, irrigation and farmer welfare. Essential amenities are being provided along with increasing income of the poor to eradicate poverty. Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana is the biggest scheme of the health sector. Scheme is being implemented for free treatment of the poor in state. Efforts are being made to increase employment opportunities to remove poverty. He told that more investments are being made in state. There will be only one cadre of teachers now in state.

The Chief Minister said that any election can be won by performance and not faces. Our election agenda is only development. We have made many innovations in the state. There is provision for 50 percent reservation in all posts of teachers including local self governments and 33 percent (except Forest Department) in all other government services for women empowerment. Ladli Lakshmi Yojana was implemented in year 2006 in state so that girl child is not considered a burden and proper facilities of education are made available.

The Chief Minister informed that farmers are given loan on zero percent interest in state. They are given all possible assisntace during natural calamity. Compensation of crops is given through several effective relief methods like Bhavantar Yojana. Damage is calculated at the rate of Rs 30 thousand per hectare. By making laws in the state, the poor persons have been made owners of land. Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Chhatravritti Yojana has been started in which the state government bears the fees for higher education of meritorious children so that outstanding poor persons get the opportunities to progress and lack of funds will not hinder the development of these talents.

Chouhan said that for the last five years the Agriculture Growth Rate is at 20 percent on an average. Irrigated area has increased from 7.5 lakh to 40 lakh hectare. Efforts are in progress to increase it to 80 lakh hectare. He said that Narmada-Kshipra have been linked to the Nadi Jodo projects. Narmada-Gambhir work is near completion. He said that Madhya Pradesh has bagged the best state award for tourism. Indore and Bhopal cities have bagged the first and second positions in state in National Cleanliness Survey this year.