New Delhi: Chief Minister of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan today met Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and climate Change (independent charge) Prakash Javadekar and brought to his notice difficulties being faced by the state government due to “non-clearance and delay in granting clearance” of development works in National Parks by the Union Ministry of Forests and Environment.
During his meeting with the Union Minister, the chief minister emphasised the need to start tourist activities in buffer areas of national parks asserting that this would provide employment to the local people and also make them emotionally attached with forests.
The Chief Minister expressed concern stating that the maintenance of the National Highway in Seoni district of MP and its conversion into to 4-lane highway is held up. He informed that Seoni national highway can neither be maintained properly nor expanded since the clearance for this has not been given by Ministry of Forests and Environment.
Chouhan also drew Javadekar’s attention towards the Mahan and Imaliya coal blocks where all work has come to a standstill. He said that this is leading to loss of revenue to the state. The Chief Minister said that the state government be allowed to invite tender to re-start the work in order to compensate the revenue loss. In this context, he informed the Union Minister that the area for compensatory afforestation has already been identified.
The Chief Minister expressed concern over the declining number of tigers in Panna district. He urged the Union Minister to release additional funds under CAMPA to re-settle villagers residing inside the Tiger Reserve. Chouhan said that there is no conflict between development works and environment. Balance should be struck between the two. Javadekar gave the assurance that hurdles in development works due to non-clearance from Ministry of Forests and Environment would be removed soon. Principal Secretary to the chief minister S.K. Mishra and Resident Commissioner of madhya Pradesh in Delhi Shri R.K. Chaturvedi were also present.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accepted Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s invitation to visit Ujjain during the Simhastha festival next year.
Chouhan called on the Prime Minister at his South Block office in the capital. During the meeting lasting about 30-minutes, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister briefed Modi about the preperations for the simhastha festival next year.
The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister informed the Prime Minister that Simhastha 2016 at Ujjain will be an ideological mega-event. As part of this festival, the State government will be organising a series of seminars revolving around spirituality and dharma. The festival will conclude with the release of the Ujjain Declaration by the Prime Minister.
The Chief Minister also took the opportunity to invite the Prime Minister to the Vishwa Hindi Sammelan to be held at Bhopal in September 2015.
New Delhi: This week Government of India has affected the transfer and postings of more than a dozen and half secretary-level officers.
Order No. & Date
Concerned Officer(s) Details
Balvender Kumar , Indian Administrative Service , UP , 1981
Pradeep Kumar Pujari , Indian Administrative Service , GJ , 1981
Ameising Luikham , Indian Administrative Service , MT , 1981
Satyanarayan Mohanty , Indian Administrative Service , AP , 1980
Vinay Sheel Oberoi , Indian Administrative Service , AM , 1979
V. Somasundaran , Indian Administrative Service , KL , 1979
Rajiv Nayan Choubey , Indian Administrative Service , TN , 1981
Devendra Chaudhary , Indian Administrative Service , UP , 1981
C R Viswanath , Indian Administrative Service , AP , 1981
Vrinda Sarup , Indian Administrative Service , UP , 1981
Subash Chandra Khuntia , Indian Administrative Service , KN , 1981
Anuj Kumar Bishnoi , Indian Administrative Service , UP , 1981
Shashi Shekhar , Indian Administrative Service , TN , 1981
Sunil Soni , Indian Administrative Service , MH , 1981
Anil Kumar Agarwal , Indian Administrative Service , WB , 1981
Rita A Teaotia , Indian Administrative Service , GJ , 1981
Anup K Pujari , Indian Administrative Service , KN , 1980
Manipur: Terrorists ambushed an army convoy and killed 20 armymen and injured at least a dozen others from 6 Dogra Regiment in Manipur’s Chandel district on Thursday morning.
A number of terrorists were also killed in retaliatory fire.
The terrorists attacked the army convoy near Moltuk on the Indo-Myanmar border. They used heavy firepower and targetted the convoy withrocket propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices (IED). More than a dozen soldiers, who survived the attack were airlifted and taken to manipur hospital for treatment.