Three-day programme to be held every year on Rani Durgawati’s Balidan Divas

Forest rights Pattas to Vanvasis dwelling on forest land till year 2006

Power to reach every tribal family by December 2018

CM Mr. Chouhan at 455th martyrs day convention of Rani Durgawati

Bhopal, June 25, 2018 (Ataullah Faizan):  Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced at the huge tribal convention organized on the 455th martyrs day at the samadhi site of Veerangana Rani Durgawati in Jabalpur that with the aim of motivating the younger generation to preserve the sacrifice and self-respect, three-day programmes will be organized every year at the Samadhi site on Rani Durgawati’s  Balidan Divas. Vanvasi tribals dwelling on forest land till year 2006 will be made owners of forest land by giving them forest rights pattas. Electricity will be made available to every tribal family by December 2018 under Soubhagya Yojana. These families will have to pay electricity bill at a flat rate of Rs 200 per month. Poor tribal families will be included in the Sambal Yojana and all benefits of the scheme will be given to them. The Chief Minister said that a grand memorial will be built on 10 acres of government land after Veerangana Rani Durgawati near her Samadhi site. Announcing the creation of a tribal museum in Ramnagar of Mandla district, he said that the residential land pattas will be given to poor tribal families and they will be given a permanent house on patta land in the next four years.

Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan said that the state government will keep the glorious history, tradition, sacrifice and culture intact along with the development and prosperity of the tribal community. Referring to the invaluable contribution of the tribal heroes in the fight for independence, he said that while on the one hand Veerangana Rani Durgawati sacrificed her life for the state’s independence and self-respect, on the other hand, during her 15 years of rule, she implemented several public welfare works the proof of which are noticeable in Jabalpur and other places today. Rani Durgawati got ponds constructed for water conservation and dharamshalas were constructed to facilitate the common man.

Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan announced that a proposal to name Jabalpur’s Dumna airport after Rani Durgawati will be sent to the Centre for approval after getting it passed by the state government in the Assembly. Mr. Chouhan said that efforts will be made to connect tribal women with self help groups to raise their standard of living. He said that the state government is making efforts to bring prosperity in the lives of tribals, hence a decision has been taken to spend a major portion of the state government’s budget for welfare and development of the poor and tribals.

CM Mr. Chouhan appealed to the tribal community to educate their children so that they become strong and self-reliant. The state government will bear the expenses of their education. Mr. Singh told that state and the central government is making speedy efforts for the empowerment of women in the state and the country. He told the tribal families to educate their children well and give them chance to come forward in society.