Bhopal,17 May:Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan dedicated Alirajpur, 49th district of the state to the people in the presence of massive gathering. With this Alirajpur, which was hitherto a part of Jhabua district, has come into existence as a new district.
The Chief Minister introduced the first collector of the new district Shri Chandrashekhar Borkar to the people from the stage. He also announced to give status of Tahasil to Kathiwada and Sondwa on this occasion. The Chief Minister announced to give Rs one crore for administrative arrangments at Alirajpur district headquarter. Those present on the occasion included Minister of State for Tribal Welfare Smt. Ranjana Baghel, Alirajpur MLA Shri Nagar Singh Chouhan, Jobat MLA Shri Madhosingh Dabar, Jhabua MLA Shri Pawaisingh Pargi and Thandla MLA Shri Kalsingh Bhamar.
Thus apart from meeting the longstanding demand of people, the Chief Minster has also fulfilled the promise he had made at Umarali village on November 1, 2007. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had announced that that he would make Alirajpur a district while launching Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Suraksha Yojana at Umrali village of Jhabua district.
The Chief Minister said that superintendent of police for the new district has also been posted and he would join the duties soon. Besides, posting of officers of other departments would also be made soon. He also said about withdrawing cases against those who had raised the demand for a separate district. The Chief Minister enumerated achievements of the state government during the last four years. In her address, Minister of State for Tribal Welfare Smt. Ranjana Baghel said that by carving out Alirajpur district, the state government has made it clear that the government was sensitive towards redressal of masses’ problems. People of the area would get more employment opportunities after establishment of new Alirajpur district and the area would become prosperous.
In his welcome address, local MLA Shri Nagarsingh Chouhan said that the people of the area have received a bonanza after a long time. This day would go down in the history as a golden day.