Women self-help groups to be strengthened
CM deposits Rs 10 crore bonus in accounts of tendu leaf collectors
Bhopal, May 6, 2018 (Muslim Saleem): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that action will be taken to legalize illegal colonies of the state. In this regard, a programme will be organized in Gwalior on May 8, which will be directly broadcast in all the districts of the state. Mr. Chouhan gave this information during the Unorganized Labourers and Tendu Leaf Collectors’ Sammelan in Seoni district headquarters today. On this occasion, he deposited the bonus amount of Rs 9 crore 99 lakh online in the bank accounts of one lakh 89 thousand 817 members of the families of 50 thousand 600 tendu leaf collector of Seoni district of the year 2016-17 through laptops. The Chief Minister distributed charan paduka and water bottle to 50 thousand 642 male tendu leaf collectors and charan paduka, water bottles and sarees to 50 thousand 563 female tendu leaf collectors. Mr. Chouhan himself made the women tendu leaf collectors wear the charan paduka. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan said that forest rights pattas will be given to the landless tribals. Individual and collective houses will also be provided according to the availability of land. Giving information about the efforts being made by the state government towards the empowerment of women, he said that the women self-help groups will be financially empowered under the livelihood mission and skill development programme.
Loans and grants will be made available for this and the state government will pay interest on the loan. The responsibility of making uniforms of school children and providing nutritional food to anganwadi centers will also be assigned to women self-help groups. Mr. Chouhan said that all possible efforts are being made for the economic and social upliftment of unorganized workers and their families. Full benefits of government schemes will be ensured to them.
Mr. Chouhan urged the unorganized labourers to get their names added in the list which is to be read out at the special gram sabhas to be organized in the gram panchayats on May 7 if their names are missing in the list. CM Mr. Chouhan performed bhoomi-pujan and dedicated 13 construction works worth Rs 5 billion 31 crores in Seoni district in the Unorganized Labourer and Tendupta Collectors Sammelan. He announced opening of Government Medical College in Seoni. Drinking water will be provided through Nal-Jal Yojana. The college will be opened in Kurai. BSc course classes will be started along with BA course in Chapara College.