Continuous power supply to give fillip to development: Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that all will have to work unitedly to make Madhya Pradesh a developed state. State’s residents will have to take pledge to discharge their duties in right earnest. Shri Chouhan launched Atal Jyoti Abhiyan and Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana in Raisen district at Raisen today.
Shri Chouhan said that darkness will be removed from every household of the district from today since they will get 24X7 power supply. Referring to power supply situation 10 years ago, he said that it is major achievement today to supply power for 24 hours. Shri Chouhan said that availability of continuous power will lead to a network of industries in the district and investors will be willing to set up industries here.
Shri Chouhan said that the State Government has launched Mukhyamantri Yuva Swarozgar Yojana to assist youths in setting up industries. Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Higher Education Loan Guarantee Scheme has been implemented in the state under which the State Government will give guarantee for loans taken by students for pursuing medical and technical courses. He said that Madhya Pradesh is the only state in the country where loans are being extended to farmers at zero percent interest rate.
Shri Chouhan said that Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Free Medicine Distribution Scheme and free pathology tests scheme have been implemented in government hospitals. He informed that corpus of Rajya Beemari Sahayata Kosh has been increased from Rs. 2 crore to Rs. 60 crore.
Shri Chouhan said that surcharge on old electricity bills of farmers will be waived and half of basic dues will be paid by the State Government. He said that the government has fixed Rs. 1200 per horsepower rate for farmers, which is payable in two installments in a year. This scheme will also solve problems of installing meters and reading them will come to an end.
Whole month’s ration in one day’s wages
Launching the 2nd phase of Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country where wheat and iodised salt at Re. 1 per kg and rice at Rs. 2 per kg are being provided to the poor. Shri Chouhan gave away packets of wheat, rice and iodised salt to beneficiaries under the scheme.
MP Smt. Sushma Swaraj said that Atal Jyoti Abhiyan launched from January will bring light of development in the state. She said that availability of continuous power will pave way for setting up of industries and businesses leading to the district’s development.
Energy Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla said that all 1425 villages of Raisen district will start receiving power for 24 hours. Food & Civil Supplies Minister Shri Paras Jain and former Chief Minister Shri Sundarlal Patwa also spoke on the occasion.
Minister of State for Tourism and in-charge of the district Shri Brijendra Pratap Singh, Madhya Pradesh Housing & Infrastructure Development Board Chairman Shri Rampal Singh, Agro Industries Development Corporation Shri Ram Kishan Chauhan, MLAs Shri Surendra Patwa, Shri Harinarayan Saxena, Shri Narendra Singh Kushwaha and Smt. Manju Kushwaha were also present on the occasion.