Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Indpendence Day, Friday, 15 August 2019, said that the people are the real strength of Madhya Pradesh. With people’s support we will succeed in ending poverty, unemployment and transforming Madhya Pradesh into a developed state.
The Chief Minister was the chief guest at a special Independence day function. He hoisted the national flag and took the guard of honour at Motilal Nehru Stadium in the State capital. Before, the main Independence programme, he reached Shaurya Smarak and paid tributes to the brave Jawans, who have sacrificed their life for the country.
In his message to people, the CM said that in a little span of time the State Government has taken some radical decisions and launched new schemes. Over 20 lakh farmers’ crop loans have been waived and a large number of farmers who have taken multiple loans against their land holding will also get the benefit of loan waiver on scrutiny of their loans, he announced adding farmers will get Rs. 160 per quintal for sale of wheat during the 2018-19 rabi season. The incentive amount will be be deposited in their respective accounts. He also informed that the Cooperative Banks’ capital liquidity will be increased and a scheme of Rs. 3000 crore is on the anvil for this purpose.
It is for the first time, over a thousand cow-sheds are being constructed and farmers are getting power supply at half the rate while the poor are getting 100 unit power at a flat rate of Rs. 100. Also under Indira Kisan Jyoti Yojana farmers are getting power at a flat rate of Rs. 700 per horse power per year instead of Rs. 1400 on 10 HP permanent farm pump connections. This scheme is benefiting 18 lakh farmers. He also informed the people on this occasion that the Satpura and Amarkantak will add 550 megawatt unit each in order to make Madhya Pradesh fully self-dependent.
Reiterating state government’s resolve to increase irrigation capacity to 45 lakh hectare, the Chief Minister said that no stones will be left unturned to complete irrigation projects despite the fact that the previous government had left behind an empty exchequer. He also said that Madhya Pradesh will fully utilize Narmada water allocated to it under the Narmada Award.
The Chief Minister said that atmosphere of faith is being built up for attracting investment for which ‘Magnificent Madhya Pradesh’ event will be organized at Indore on October 18, 19 and 20 this year.
The Chief Minister announced the decision to set up the Industry Advisory Council in the state and said that successful industrialists from the state would be made brand ambassadors.
In the last seven months, 6158 crore capital investment has come to the State. The aim is to have an industrial area in each district. In Ujjain, Dindori, Alirajpur and Betul districts new industrial areas are coming up. In order to promote powerloom sector, a special package is being designed. With a view to harnessing employment opportunity in horticulture and food processing, a dedicated scheme is being chalked out, the Chief Minister saod adding law is being framed to make it mandatory to give 70 percent jobs to local people in the industrial units being set up in the State.
Ration from Aadhar Card
The Chief Minister said that Aadhar based ration distribution system has been put in place to help the poor families get Rs. one per kg grain and salt in 18 districts on pilot basis. Later, it will be extended across the state.
Naya Savera for Unorganized Sector
Referring to Naya Savera scheme for the unorganized sector, Shri Kamal Nath informed that in a little period 6 months, as many as over 63 thousand beneficiaries have been provided Rs. 6 hundred crore.
Our Village-Our Water
The Chief Minister said that it is for the first time the state government is making a law to ensure every citizen their right to water in order to encourage water conservation. As many as 38 Rivers in 36 districts will be revived in five years.
Indore Bhopal Expressway Development Authority
Nath said that in the two major cities -Bhopal and Indore, the Metro rail work has begun. Gwalior Metropolitan region also is being established. Indore-Bhopal Expressway Development Authority will also beset up be taken up.
Announcing a special scheme for eligible landless applicants, the CM said that the State Government will give them land on lease under Mukhya Mantri Patta Yojana and multiple housing schemes will also be launched for them.
The Chief Minister said that the Global Skill Park coming up at Bhopal will provide training to 4800 students annually. He said that ITI at divisional headquarters will be converted into mega ITI. A law will be enacted to ensure that 70 percent of jobs goes to the local people in new industries. He said that 200 new higher secondary schools will be opened this year. Buildings of 150 high schools and 600 higher secondary schools will be constructed. Government’s main focus will be on Quality of education.
For the benefit of students of Chhindwara, Seoni, Betul, Balaghat the state government has set up Chhindwara University. In tribal areas, 42 government colleges will have science and commerce faculty. This year Jhabua model college in addition to Khandwa, Barwani, Vidisha, Chhatarpur, Singrauli, Damoh, Guna and Rajgarh model colleges will be set up.
Right to Health
Nath said that Aayushmaan Scheme is being extended. The State Government will spend on medical treatment of 45 lakh families. In order to maximise health facilities, a legislation will be made to ensure right to health. The MBBS seats have been increased by 20 percent. Satna district is going to have new medical college soon, he added.
Loans to Tribal Families Waived
The Chief Minister said the government has taken the historic decision covering the tribal families thathave taken loans from non-licensee money lenders. These will be deemed as nullified from August 15 and there will be no debt recovery. All collectors have been given strict instructions regarding this, he added. He further said that tribal families can draw upto Rs. 10 thousand using RuPay or debit card through ATMs, which are being set up at tribal rural markets.
Nath said that claims of tribal families over forest land titles rejected for some reason or the other will be reviewed. Tribal people will be encouraged to take up farming of medicinal plants. Tendu patta plucking rate has also been increased from Rs. 2000 per bag to Rs. 2500 per bag.
27 percent Reservation for OBC
The Chief Minister said that the reservation for other backward classes has been raised from 14 to 27 percent. The law for this is being enacted.
Nath said that the concept of District Government will be implemented to speed up development works. Delivery of Public Services will be made more efficient. Destitutes and differently abled will now get double the pension of Rs 600 per month and it would increase Rs. 1000 per month in the coming five years.
On regaining the status of a Tiger State, the Chief Minister said that it is a matter of pride. It will boost tourism, he added.
Referring to Aapki Sarkar-Aapke Dwar program, he said that on the spot solutions to routine problems will be a great help. The Chief Minister resolved to make Madhya Pradesh Adulteration free State. Referring to Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary year, the Chief Minister said that there will be a series of cultural activities to mark the occasion between 14 and 19 November. This year Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th anniversary will also be observed on a massive scale