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Support and participation of every citizen must for prosperous MP

Bhopal. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a prosperous Madhya Pradesh will be built with active support and participation of citizens. He asked for suggestions from the citizens for a prosperous Madhya Pradesh. He that Janjatiya Adhikar Sabhas will be formed in every village in the tribal areas. This Sabha will have the right to take decisions relating to the use of local development and resources. Priority on government concessions will be given to the industrial units investing in the state and providing employment. He was addressing a state level Independence Day ceremony at local Lal Parade Ground. He took salute of the parade at the ceremony.


He paid tributes to all the martyrs who laid down their lives for the country’s freedom. He said that the families of the jawans who sacrificed their lives for the country will be given a samman nidhi of Rs one crore. Out of this amount, 40 percent will be deposited in the accounts of the parents of the martyrs and the balance amount will be given to his successor. A life pension of Rs 5 thousand will also be given to the parents of the martyr. Flats will be provided to the children of the martyrs who go to cities to pursue higher studies. Shaheed Samman Divas will be observed in the state every year on August 14.


Chouhan said that an empowered and prosperous India is coming up under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is important to build a new Madhya Pradesh to build a new India. From a Bimaru state to a progressive one, we are now moving towards becoming a developed state. Now a prosperous Madhya Pradesh has to be built. Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is ahead in every field. There is adequate electricity. There is adequate irrigation. Narmada is being linked to Gambhir river. Later it will be linked to Parvati and Kalisindh rivers.


He said that the prosperity of farmers is the first priority of the state government. Farmers have been given several concessions. They have been given the full value of their produce. He said that assistance should be given to the farmers on per hectare basis. Per capita income has increased but there is need to increase it further. Expenses of childrens’ education will be borne by the government. All houses will have electricity by the end of this year. He said the Shikshakarmi culture has been stopped giving place to a respectable teacher’s post. ‘Ek Parisar-Ek School’ has been introduced in Betul district on experimental basis in which all modern resources will be made available in the same school premises. 


Chouhan said that a Gram Sarovar Abhikaran will be formed for the construction of small ponds in a well-planned manner. The industrial policy has been changed in order to provide direct assistance in investment instead of giving tax exemption to industries to increase employment through industries,. He said that the economic condition of the state has been constantly improving. Our growth rate has consistently been double digit in the past several years. This is a significant achievement. The poor families will be able to mobilize all basic amenities and increase the income of the poor families.


Sambal Yojana to remove worries of the poor - Referring to Mukhya Mantri Jan-Jalyan Yojana “Sambal”, Chouhan said that this Yojana will do the work of removing basic concerns of nearly half the population of the state like food, clothing, shelter, health, education, electricity, employment etc. From January 2018, Land Deeds have been given to more than 9 lakh families in the rural areas. 


Electricity bills at the rate of Rs. 200 per month are being given since July to registered labourers and sannirman karmakars. After being self-dependent in the power sector, now the goal is that every citizen's house is illuminated by electricity. Electricity has reached all eligible beneficiaries in 31 districts under Saubhagya yojana. Our aim is to electrify every household in the state by October.


Rs 35 thousand crore deposted in farmers’ accounts - The Chief Minister said that irrigation rakba is being increased to achieve the target of doubling income from agriculture in five years. Right now it is 40 lakh hectare which will soon be increased to 80 lakh hectare. This year an amount of Rs 35 thousand crore has been directly deposited in the farmers’ accounts through crop insurance, Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi, Bhavantar Bhugtan, crop loss due to natural calamities and various other schemes.


Rs 20 thousand crore investment in Smart City Project - Chouhan said that the Smart City project includes seven cities - Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Satna and Sagar. The emphasis is on redeployment and reconstruction in these cities. There is a plan to invest Rs 20 thousand crore in this project. In the cleanliness survey, Municipal Corporation of Indore was the first and the Municipal Corporation, Bhopal, stood second for the second consecutive year. In the next three years, no urban body in the state will remain deprived of drinking water and no drinking water project should remain incomplete.


The Chief Minister said that investment has been made in the development of roads in particular. The development process will continue further. The government is working on the reconstruction/upgradation of 6,600 km of roads and renewal of 3,200 km long roads. The task of connecting all divisional headquarters to four-lane and two district headquarters with two-lane will be completed on priority shortly. In addition, important road construction projects like Chambal Expressway are being emphasized. Not a single village will remain unconnected to Barahmasi roads in the rural areas in the near future.


One crore 15 lakh families to be benefitted from Ayushman Bharat Yojana - Referring to the Ayushman Bharat Scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the health of the poor, Shri Chouhan said that under this scheme, free treatment has been provided to every poor family upto Rs 5 lakh. About 75 lakh families of the state have been covered in the scheme. The state government has taken one step forward and included 22 other category families under this scheme. With this step, the benefit of Ayushman Bharat Scheme can be taken to about one crore 15 lakh families of the state.


“Ek Parisar-Ek Shala” - The Chief Minister said that the concept of “Ek Parisar-Ek Shala” is being introduced to improve the quality of school education. Under this, all kinds of schools running in one campus will be integrated and run as one school. This will help in better utilization of teachers and other resources. 


Skill promotion of 7.5 lakh youths every yea - Chouhan said that the State Government has set a target of skill development of 7.5 lakh youth per year under the Youth Empowerment Mission. An international level Global Skill Park worth Rs 645 crores is being set up in collaboration with Singapore in Bhopal. 


Rs 2 lakh crore to be spent on tribal welfare  - The Chief Minister told that Rs 2 lakh crore will be spent on tribal welfare in state in the next five years to ensure all round development of all tribes. Taking a new step towards tribal welfare, International Tribal Day was observed this year on August 9. 


Security of women - Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state to have got the law passed in the Vidhan Sabha to make rape or gangrape with young girls punishable with death penalty. There are 50 special courts working for resolving such crimes. In the last six months, rapists of minors have been sentenced to death in eight such cases.


Effective crime control - Chouhan has said that government is proving to be successful in continuously improving the law and order system in state. The state has set an example for the country in setting up communal harmony.