13 Nov : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the Central Government to increase the support price of wheat by Rs 200 more. Like previous year, the state government will give Rs. 100 as bonus on wheat support price to farmers. The tehsils including Maheshwar where the crops are damaged due to less rain will be declared as drought affected. Shri Chouhan was addressing a public meeting organised at Village Bablai in Khargone district during his Vanvasi Samman Yatra today. On this occasion he laid foundation stone and dedicated development works worth Rs. 12 crore 92 lakh.
Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that campaign of skill development for getting employment will be organised in the state. He said that new polytechnic colleges and
I T I s will be opened and the existing ones will be upgraded. Priority will be given for employment of youths of the state in the industries being set up. He said that all efforts are being made to make agriculture a profitable venture. Mandi Tax on cotton will be reduced from 2 per cent to one per cent. Loan on three per cent interest is being given to the farmers for agriculture purpose. For good governance, Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to introduce Public Services Guarantee Act. Provisions have been made in this Act to provide services to the public within a specified time. He said that the government officers/employees will be penalized if they did not work as per the provisions of the Act.
The Chief Minister said that 5000 MW more power will be generated in the state within the next three years. Feeder separation work is being done very fast. After completion of feeder separation work the villages will get electricity throughout day and night. Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar canal work will be completed soon. He said that he has started the Vanvasi Samman Yatra to arouse self respect and pride of the tribals. Shri Chouhan said that beautiful memorials will be constructed at the birthplace of great tribal martyr leaders Tantya Bhil and Mama Bhima Nayak. He said that each eligible forest dweller will get land right certificate. After providing land right certificates they will get benefits like assistance for digging wells and subsidy for purchasing diesel pump sets under Kapildhara Scheme. He said that the scholarship to tribal students studying in Ashram schools has been increased. The state government is providing scholarship to poor students belonging to general category also. The Chief Minister said that shortage of money will not be a constraint for talented students for higher studies. Free cycles and uniforms will be provided to boy students belonging to the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe from next academic year.
Help to Patients
The Chief Minister sanctioned financial assistance to several patients who had attended the public meeting at Bablai. Among them two children had hole in the heart and one patient had brain tumor. He directed to get all the patients medically checked up at the camp organised near the meeting place and if necessary get them treated at Indore. Their treatment will be on government expenses. He announced to sanction pension to all handicapped persons who had attended the meeting.
Benefit of Projects
Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave benefit of different welfare schemes of the state government to several people who had attended the meeting. He announced several development works for the area including construction of stop dam on Karam River, drinking water tanks at Bablai, Ashapur, Kankdada, roads, Rs 5 lakh assistance to Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, pre-matric hostel at Village Bablai, introduction of agriculture as a subject in higher secondary school, and community centre. The Chief Minister also honoured some aged persons who had done excellent work for the tribal community.