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Every possible effort to be made to protect farmers’ interests


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government will make every possible effort to protect farmers’ interests in the state. Irrigation area has become 40 lakh hectare in the state and it will be further increased. CM Chouhan was addressing the villagers and farmers, present in large number in Antodaya Mela organized during the Vikas Yatra at Tarana of Ujjain district today. He announced that sufficient irrigation arrangement will be made fro each village of Tarana tahsil, water will be taken from Narmada-Gambhir Project in this connection. He further mentioned that a separate irrigation scheme will be prepared for the left out villages. Chouhan performed bhoomi poojan and dedicated construction works costing Rs. 282 crore in Antodaya Mela. Moreover, he transferred about Rs. 80 crore in the bank accounts of approximately 75 thousand farmers of Ujjain district on this occasion. Chouhan mentioned that every poor person of Madhya Pradesh will have his/her own residential plot and house. Informing about the schemes being implemented in the state for the welfare of the farmers, he stated that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yohana has been lauded at the national level. Delegations of several states have visited Madhya Pradesh to study the scheme. He expressed hope that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana will prove beneficial for the farmers of the entire country. Moreover, Chouhan said that over 26 lakh girls have been benefited under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana scheme. An amount of Rs. 31 thousand crore will be given to them, when they attain the age of 18 years. He further mentioned that a provision to give capital punishment to persons for committing heinous crime against girls has been passed in the state assembly. Negligence will not be tolerated at any level regarding security of the girls. Chief Minister Makes Development Announcements Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made announcement to grant tahsil status to Makdon during the Antodaya Mela. Along with this, he made announcements for rejuvenations of 11 ponds of the area, approval for Ghonsla-Karedi Mata -Shajapur road, I.TI. at Tarana, krishi upaj mandi status to Makdon up-krishi upaj mandi, for starting commerce faculty in Makdon College, sanctioning of necessary amount for infrastructure development in Tarana krishi upaj mandi, sanction for construction of roads for connectivity of various village of the area, survey of Borkhedi dam, approval of necessary amount for advocates union, to solve the potable problem in village Godri, Tejlakhedi and Kathdi besides approval of Mukhya Mantri Pay-Jal yojana in the villages with more than one thousand population. Chouhan handed over certificates to various beneficiaries in the mela. Under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, he gave certificate of Rs. 77 thousand 36 towards bhavantar Rashi to the farmer Motisingh Pawar of village Salakhedi, National Saving certificate of Rs. One lakh 18 thousand under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana to Ku. Poorvi Sharma of Tarana and handed over keys of house built at a cost of Rs. One lakh 20 thousand under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to Dinesh Joshi and Smt. Tejkunwar of village Khatikhedi. Furthermore, Chouhan handed over tractor’s keys to Smt. Sitabai of village Dillodri under the scheme of Agriculture Department. Chouhan gave lap tops to Ku. Megha and Nirmala under the Nishakt Shiksha Protsahan Yojana and loan certificates of Rs. 3 lakh to the farmers Govind Singh and Balusingh Anjna of village Kadai under the scheme of veterinary department. Those who present on the occasion included, Minister for Energy Paras Jain, Members of Parliament Dr. Chintamani Malviya, Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya, Mahamandaleshwar Prakashanand Bharti, MLAs Anil Firojiya, Bahadursingh Chouhan and Dr. Mohan Yadav.

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