Main points of CM Shri Nath’s message to citizens of state on Independence Day

Bhopal, August 16, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): The state government was formed on December 25. After the formation and after the Lok Sabha elections and its code of conduct, the government got only five months to work.

An empty treasury awaited the government. Despite this, the government is committed to fulfill all the promises made in the manifesto in 5 years.

Madhya Pradesh is still counted among the backward states in the country.

In the first phase of the Chief Minister Jai Kisan Loan Waiver Scheme, up to Rs 50 thousand current loan of 20 lakh 10 thousand farmers and defaulter loan up to Rs 2 lakh have been waived.

During the first phase of loan waiver, a surprising fact came to light that a large number of farmers had taken loan from several banks on the same land. Due to this, intensive investigation had to be conducted.

Co-operative banks have completed investigation while investigation of other banks is in progress. In the next phase of the scheme, the process of waiving the current loans of cooperative banks up to Rs 2 lakh is going to start. On completion of investigation of other banks, their loan waiver proceedings will also be taken forward.

It has been decided to give incentive amount of Rs 160 per quintal on sale of wheat produced in Rabi 2018-19. This amount will be deposited soon in the accounts of farmers who have sold their wheat in mandis or in procurement during the declared period.

A scheme worth Rs 3 thousand crore has been planned to increase the liquidity of capital in cooperative banks. Out of this, Rs one thousand crore has been released.

The government has taken up the task of constructing one thousand gaushalas in the state for the first time to take care of stray bovine.

Power is being supplied for around 24-hours to non-agricultural consumers including small industries and for about 10 hours to agricultural consumers. On January 5 this year, a record 14 thousand MW power was supplied. In the last six months, about 14 percent more electricity was supplied than the same period last year.

To become self-reliant in the power sector, one 550 MW unit each will be set up in Satpura and Amarkantak. Efforts are also being made to set up 2 thousand 640 MW production units in the private sector.

The government had promised to provide 100 units of electricity at half the rates to the farmers and for Rs 100 to the poor. Both promises have been fulfilled.

New scheme ‘Indira Kisan Jyoti Yojana’ has been made for farmers. Under this, permanent agricultural pump connections up to 10 horsepower are being supplied at a flat rate of Rs 700 instead of Rs 1400 per horsepower per year. This is benefitting 18 lakh farmers.

Indira Griha Jyoti Yojana has been introduced by the government for domestic consumers. Under this, electricity up to 100 units is being provided to 62 lakh families for Rs 100.

The target is to increase irrigation capacity in 45 lakh hectare area in the state in the next 5 years. Despite getting an empty treasury, the government will leave no stone unturned in pursuing irrigation schemes.

The total utilization of Narmada water allocated to Madhya Pradesh will be ensured in the next 5 years. The government will take full care of the interests of the state in sharing Narmada water with Gujarat.

Advance training will be provided to 4 thousand 800 youths at the Global Skill Park under construction in Bhopal in order to provide employment to the youth of the state.

ITIs of divisional headquarters are being developed into Mega ITIs.

New centres for skill development are being opened in most major cities of the state. The quality of training being imparted at these centres is being monitored.

Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhimaan Yojana has been launched for employment and skill development of the urban unemployed.

Industrial units of the state will have to provide 70 percent of employment to the people of the state. For this, the government is going to make laws.

‘Magnificent Madhya Pradesh’ programme is being organized in Indore from October 18 to 20 to attract investments in the state.

Successful industrialists of the state are being made brand ambassadors.

Industry Advisory Council is also being formed.

Efforts of the government has started bringing results. In a limited time of seven months, a permanent capital investment of Rs 6 thousand 158 crore has been made in the state. During the same period, proposals for 7 mega industrial units with a capital investment of Rs 15 thousand 208 crore have been received.

The government aims at establishing at least one industrial area in every district. New industrial areas are being developed in Ujjain, Dindori, Alirajpur and Betul districts.

Special package is being introduced to promote powerloom sector.

A new scheme is being introduced to increase employment opportunities in the field of horticulture and to encourage the establishment of food processing units.

Aadhar card based ration distribution system has been implemented in 18 districts for arranging food grain and salt for poor families at Re 1 per kg. Now the beneficiaries in these districts are obtaining ration through Aadhaar card from any ration shop. This system will be implemented in the entire state in the coming time.

A new scheme ‘Naya Savera’ has been started to help the unorganized labourers in the state. In this scheme, more than 63 thousand beneficiaries were given assistance of about Rs. 600 crores in 6 months.

Work of solid and liquid waste management will be undertaken in different phases this year in more than 2 thousand gram panchayats.

Panchayati Raj institutions will be strengthened and their rights will be enhanced.

Water Rights Act introduced for the first time in the state for water conservation and to provide adequate water.