Chouhan lays foundation of Rs 677 lakh worth Naigarhi irrigation project


Unorganized labourers scheme is country’s biggest social security scheme Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Bansagar project has changed the look of Vindhya. Areas with no irrigation facility will also receive water supply through Naigarhi irrigation project. Now farmers of Vindhya will surpass farmers of Punjab and Haryana also in grain production. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was addressing the tendu patta collectors and unorganized laboruers’ convention at Raghurahjgarh in Rewa district. Industry Minister Rajendra Shukla was present at the ceremony. The Chief Minister distributed charan paduka, water bottles and sarees to more than 30 thousand tendu patta collectors. He laid the foundation of Naigarhi Lift Irrigation project at a cost of Rs 677 lakhs. This will help to provide irrigation facility in more than 50 thousand hectare area of 633 villages. The Chief Minister announced upgradation of Rampur High School to Higher Secondary and Amilki Middle School to High School. The Chief Minister said that the purchase of gram, mustard and red lentils on support price will now be made till June 9 instead of May 31. If need arises, time limit of wheat purchase will also be extended. Incentive of Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana will be distributed to farmers giving grains on support price on June 10. Land-rights letters will be given to all eligible vanvasis. CM Chouhan said that more than 5 lakh labourers from the unorganized sector have been registered in Rewa district. Various benefits will be distributed to all these workers at a programme to be held on June 13. This programme will be organized throughout the state. This scheme is the biggest social security scheme in the country. Under this, farmers, labourers, self-help groups and small business owners 2.5 acres of land are being benefitted. In this scheme, the registered labourer will be given a residential land certificate, a permanent house from the Pradhan Mantri Awas, free education from Class I to college and skill upgradation training and free treatment assistance. The women of families of registered labourers will get Rs 4 thousand during pregnancy and Rs 12 thousand after childbirth. With this, grant of Rs 2 lakh will be given to dependants on untimely death besides insurance cover and assistance for performing last rites. The Chief Minister felicitated outstanding students at the programme. He performed kanya pujan and honoured girls. Chouhan himself offered charan padukas to tendu patta collector Smt. Rajkali Kol and Ramdhari Kol. He distributed benefits of various schemes to the beneficiaries. He flagged off the Immunisation Awareness Rath under Mission Indradhanush campaign at the convention. MP Janardhan Mishra addressed the programme. MLA Girish Gautam thanked the Chief Minister for the irrigation project. Among those present during the programme were MLA Divyaraj Singh, District Panchayat Vice President Smt. Vibha Patel,former MLS Lakshman Tiwari and Nagendra Singh, Akhand Pratap Singh, Vice Chairman of Vindhya Development Authority Smt. Vimlesh Mishra, Vidyaprakash Shrivastava and public representatives.

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