The Budget Session of the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha started with first address of the new Governor Mrs.Anandiben Patel. There were occasional disruptions by the Opposition Congress questioning the Government claims in certain field.
The Budget will be presented on February 28 and the session will end on March 28.
The Governor in her address said with determined efforts by her Government the state has made progress in all the field. She mentioned the state was self sufficient in the power potential.
General consumers getting 24 hour power supply and for agriculture purposes 10 hour power supply being provided. The power generation of the State is 18,043 megawatt and by next year in 2019 it would be 20,000 mega watt.
The transmission losses have down 2.71 per cent which is lowest in the country. In every year it will come down 2 to 3 per cent. She said in this very year upto October 2018 all the 35 lakhs house hold not having power, would get power connection.
The ultra mega solar power project of Rewa is model in the country and recipient of World Bank Award. The solar power will be cheaper than the thermal power and will cost 2.97 per unit. The farmers are being provided solar irrigation pumps on 10 to 15 per cent cheaper in the cost. So far 4000 solar irrigation pumps have been installed.
The Governor referred to Narmada Yatra of the Chief Minister and said that it has become service mission. At Omkareshwar 108 feet height of metallic statue of the Adi Shankaracharya being installed there.
The State dedicated the year 2017 as centenary year of the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay was devoted to welfare of the poor.