Gifts worth Rs. 125 crore to people
Proposal for Kharmor sanctuary to be sent on national wildlife board
CM Mr. Chouhan at Rignaud Antyodaya Mela
Bhopal, April 10, 2016 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that new Happiness Ministry will be constituted. The department will strive to bring happiness and bliss in people’s life. The department will promote sports and entertainment activities. Mr. Chouhan was addressing block level Antyodaya Mela at Ringnaud in Sadarpur development block of Dhar district today. He gave gifts of over Rs. 125 crore to people. These included foundation stones/dedication of works costing Rs. 86 crore, sanction letters, materials and cheques worth over Rs. 40 crore.
The Chief Minister said that no stone will be left unturned to make agriculture profitable. Efforts would be made to reach water to every field. At present, 36.5 lakh hectare area is being irrigated in the country. In deference to wish of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, the state government is committed to doubling farmers income in next 5 years. Efforts would be made to promote crops which give more income including spices, medicinal plants, fruits-flowers, vegetables etc. He said that Prime Minister has launched Agriculture Crop Insurance Scheme.
Every farmer in the state will be covered under the scheme. Expressing happiness over attendance of large number of women, the Chief Minister said that this is proving increasing awareness among then. He said that women have come forward in political arena after 50 percent reservation was given to them in Panchayats. The Chief Minister informed that after taking oath of Chief Minister for the first time, he had chalked out Ladli Laxmi Yojana. Till date, 22 lakh girls have become Ladli Laxmis. He said that a scheme will be implemented to provide LPG and stoves to poor tribal women in Dhar district. The Chief Minister said that rules of free cycle and uniform scheme for students will be changed. Now, instead of deposting amount in bank accounts, it would be given directly.
He said that a piped water scheme will also be sanciotned for Ringnaud. Rs. one crore will be sanctioned to supply water from backwater of Mahi Dam in Rajgarh district. Mr. Chouhan informed about sanction of Rs. 14 crore 43 for Billighati Mangarh lake in Sardarpur development block, Rs. 3 crore 15 lakh for Dhumela lake and Rs. 75 lakh from his discretionary fund for Sardarpur urban area. Besides, he informed about sanction of Rs. 5 crore for construction of 100 housing units. On the demand of MLA Sheri Wel Singh Bhuria, the Chief Minister announced for survey and preparing DPR for reservoirs at 4 places. He also assured for survey of bringing Naramda water to Mahi river. About Kharmor sanctuary, he said that efforts would be made to send its proposal to National Wildlife Board and seek Central Government’s sanction.