Chief Minister declares Narsinghpur district open defecation free (ODF)

09 Mar 2017
Chief Minister declares Narsinghpur district open defecation free (ODF)

 Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan declared Narsinghpur district open defecation free (ODF) in Mukhyamantri Swachhata Samman Samaroh held in Gadarwara. Narsinghpur district has become the state's first entire ODF (rural and urban) district. The Chief Minister wholeheartedly appreciated public representatives, officers-employees, citizens, motivators, Wanar Sena, monitoring committees, sarpanchs, office-bearers of three-level panchayats, urban bodies and those who contributed for making the district open defecation free and worked with dedication and felicitated them. He also congratulated residents of the district on declaring open defecation free.

The Chief Minister also said that there is a need to take cautious further so that hard work does not get useless. Nobody should have defecation in open now in the district. To use toilet should be in people's habit.

  Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the area, where women, mothers and sisters are disrespected, can not be happy. He said that those who committed rape, should not have right to live. Law for awarding capital punishment to such accused will be sent to the centre government and the President. The Chief Minister said that provision has been made to give Rs 300 per month pension to widows of all categories. Now widow women will be called as Kalyani. Mahila Rojgar Mela will be held to associate women with employment in the state. He said that good results have been seen after reserving 50 percent posts for women in local bodies in the state and women leadership has emerged.

 Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that how easily people of Narsinghpur district did open defecation free, is appreciable. He said that similarly, gram panchayats of the district should be made addiction free. District should be made addiction free because addiction is a root of destruction. Making addiction free means that citizens should be away from all sorts of addictions. The Chief Minister said that liquor shops won't be allowed to open from April 1 in villages of Narmada banks.

 Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that rules have been simplified to legalise all illegal colonies. Action will be taken against builders developing illegal colonies. No action will be taken against people living in these illegal colonies. The government is working in this direction. He said that every family will have pucca house by 2022 and arrangement will be made in this regard. If cities have shortage of land, poor will be given houses in multi storey buildings. Patta will be given to houseless persons.

CM Shri Chouhan urged the citizens present on the occasion to give good education to their children. He mentioned that fee of students who secure more than 85 percent marks in 12th board examination and pursue higher education in Engineering, Medical, Management, I.I.T., Nursing and Law will be borne by the state government. A provision of Rs. One thousand crore has been made in the budget in this regard.

Shri Chouhan further said that demands related to district put forth by the public representatives will be fulfilled after examining. He mentioned that a polytechnic college will be started from next academic session in Gadarwara. As demanded high schools will be upgraded into higher secondary schools. Electricity sub stations will be started. Moreover as per the requirement stop dams and roads will be constructed. Colleges will be opened at places where population is more as per the demand raised by urban bodies of the district. First installment of Rs. 50 lakh to each urban body will be released for development works. An amount of Rs. 52 crore 70 lakh will be approved for construction of 1366 houses in Gadarwara, he added.

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste said that a remarkable progress has been made in the state which is being praised all over the world. Health facilities will be expanded as per the requirement of state and districts. All the possible help will be rendered by the Union Government for betterment of health services.

Minister Incharge Shri Rampal Singh stated that the state government has undertaken remarkable works in the interest of all the sections of the society which are being lauded in the country. He congratulated Narsinghpur district on becoming free of open defecation. He said that the citizens of the district left no stone unturned to fulfill their resolution, which they take once.

MP Shri Rao Uday Pratap Singh said that development of district and state is the top priority of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. A provision of Rs. 400 to 500 crore has been made for development of Narsinghpur district in the state budget this time.

MLA Shri Govind Singh Patel attracted attention of the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan on regional requirements. President Jila Panchayat said that two years’concerted efforts of the citizens of the district have made the district free from open defecation. He praised the contribution of people in this connection.

State Chief UNICEF Shri Micheal Juma also addressed the programme and appreciated the efforts of the citizens to make the district free from open defecation. Collector Dr. R.R. Bhonsle presented a report on the occasion. He mentioned that we will have to maintain intensive follow up till next one year after making the district free from open defecation.

CM Shri Chouhan Dedicates and Lays foundation of 47 Construction Works Worth Rs. 68 Crore

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MLA Shri Jalam Singh Patel and Shri Sanjay Sharma, former vice chairman of Apex Bank Shri Kailash Soni, district cooperatives bank Chairman Shri Virendra Faujdar, district panchayat vice president Smt Sheela Devi Thakur, presidents of Janpad Panchayats and urban bodies, Sarpanch, motivators, members of monitoring committee and citizens were present.