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Antyodaya Mela in Dhodhar of Sheopur district

25 Jun 2017
Antyodaya Mela in Dhodhar of Sheopur district

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed loans worth Rs 53 crore 9 lakhs to over 7800 beneficiaries during the block-level Antyodaya Mela, Divyang Mela and District-level Agriculture Seminar organized at Dhodhar in Sheopur district. He also laid foundation and dedicated construction and development works worth Rs 93 crore 52 lakhs.

CM Chouhan said that his intention of reaching Sheopur district today is to stop at every village to have a direct dialogue with people and collect information about the ground reality of the implementation of various government schemes.

Chief Minister Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is a state in the country where farmers are being given loan on zero per cent interest whereas earlier government would give loans to farmers on 18 per cent interest. He said that farmers have to repay only Rs 90,000 against a loan of Rs one lakh taken by them for fertilizer and seeds. The Chief Minister said that the state has witnessed bumper production of onions due to the hard work of farmers and state government schemes. The government has declared a support price for purchase of onions at Rs 8 per kg so that the farmers get a fair price for their onions. He said that moong is being purchased in the state at Rs 5, 200 per quintal on support price. CM Shri Chouhan said the crops on which support price has been declared, will not be purchased on a lesser price. Facility of cheque payment has also been made for the farmers who are selling their produce on support price apart from the fund being deposited in their accounts.

The Chief Minister said that both BPL and APL card holders will be able to purchase onions at Rs 2 per kg from fair price shops. He said that the poor are being given wheat, rice and salt at Re 1 per kg. so that no person has to sleep hungry in the state.

The CM said that every poor family will own a house by the year 2022. He said that the families who are residing on forest land but do not have pattas will be given pattas and land ownership.

CM Chouhan said that the state government has decided that no person suffering from a serious ailment will be deprived of proper treatment for want of funds. For this the amount of State Illness Assistance fund and Mukhya Mantri Swechhanudan has been increased from Rs 2 crore to Rs 10 crore. Fifty per cent posts have been reserved for female teachers in the Education Department also. He said that several poor women have been provided gas connections to free them of smoke in Ujjwala Yojana.

Chambal Expressway will increase possibilities of development of region

Chief Minister CM Chouhan said that the Chambal Expressway being constructed at a cost of several crores will prove to be a boon for Shivpuri, Sheopur and Bhind. With the construction of roads the possibilities of development of the region will increase to a great extent.

Minister in charge Smt. Lalita Yadav said that the Chief Minister has given several gifts to the people of the region along with the farmers. He said that the CM has helped Madhya Pradesh turn into a developed state.

Local MP Shri Anup Mishra was the special guest. Among those present at the programme were Poultry Development Corporation Chairman Shri Munshilal, District Panchayat President Smt. Kavita Meena, MLA Shri Durgalal Vijay, District Panchayat Vice President Smt. Seema Jat, BJP District President Shri Ashok Garg, former MLA Shri Babulal Mevra, Shri Mahavir Singh Sisodia, Shri Ramlakhan Napakhedli, Public Representatives and a large number of villagers.