Economics times’ infra focus summit

State conferred “Fastest growing state in infrastructure” award

No section untouched by government’s concern in MP: CM

lead25.9Bhopal, September 25, 2015 (Muslim Saleem):   Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan was conferred “Fastest Growing State in Infrastructure Award by Economic Times Group’s third “Infra Focus Summit” in New Delhi today. Minister of State for Forests and Environment (Independent Charge) Mr. Prakash Javadekar presented the award to the Chief Minister. Stalwarts of corporate and banking sectors and public representatives were present at the function held at Hotel Taj Palace. Responding to the award, the Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh government has paid utmost attention not only to infrastructure, but also social development during last one decade. No section of society has been untouched by state government’s welfare schemes. The state government has given priority to welfare of all sections including farmers, labourers, women, youths, elders and children.

Mr. Chouhan said that state’s agriculture growth is manifested by conferment of National Krishi Karman Award to Madhya Pradesh continuously. He said that apart from achieving highest agriculture growth in the country, Madhya Pradesh has also maintained it. Mr. Chouhan informed that area under irrigation from all resources in the state has been increased from 7.5 lakh hectares during previous regime to 40 lakh hectares now. He informed that it will be expanded to 60 lakh hectares by year 2018.

The Chief Minister informed that Madhya Pradesh has completed and is implementing country’s first river link project the Narmada-Kshipra Link Project. Now, work is in progress on Narmada-Kali Sindh-Parwati-Gambhir River Link Project.  The Chief Minister said that state is maintaining double digit growth rate. The state government has constructed roads measuring over 95 thousand kms. Now Madhya Pradesh is known for good roads. District headquarters have been connected with divisional headquarters by 2-lane roads whereas divisional headquarters are being connected with state capital with 4-lane roads.