Govt to purchase forest produce on support price in case of low market price


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government will purchase forest produce on support price in case of low market price. Wages of tendu leaf collectors has been raised from Rs. 1250 per standard bag to Rs. 2 thousand. Collection rate of Mahua flower and gulli has been increased to Rs. 30 per place of Rs. 14. Arrangement has been made to purchase achaar guthli at the rate of Rs. 100 per k.g. CM Chouhan was addressing the tendu leaf collectors’ convention at Tamsar of Kusmi tahsil of Sidhi district today. Chouhan distributed bonus of Rs. 2 crore 50 lakh to the tendu leaf collectors on the occasion. Chouhan dedicated and laid foundation of 38 development works costing Rs. 30 crore 70 lakh at Dhouni assembly constituency. Along with this, he distributed an amount of Rs. One crore 14 lakh 70 thousand among the 1992 families of 166 self-help groups and village organizations of 118 self-help groups. Beside this, he distributed free gas connections to one thousand women under the Ujjawala yojana, land right deeds and revenue pattas to 1291 persons and benefits worth over Rs. 47 crore 35 lakh to 20 thousand 474 beneficiaries of other welfare schemes.

Inauguration of Charan-Paduka Yojana

Tendu leaf collectors Urmila Baiga and Parvati Panika of Lughuti Samaiti of Sidhi district will not suffer from blisters now. They will not have to wander around in jungle in search of clean and cold water. The Chief Minister Chouhan helped them in wearing slippers with his own hands and presented them sarees and water bottles. CM Chouhan inaugurated Charan-Paduka Yojana in the state from Tansaar of Sidhi district. A total of 62 thousand families of Sidhi district will be benefitted by this scheme.

Heart operation of Anuj and Shivam to be carried out

Chief Minister Chouhan granted sanction of Rs 95,000 to Anuj Rawat of village Chandravahi, block Bahri and Rs. 40,000 to Shivam Kori of village Tendua no. 2 block Sihaval under Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Upchar Yojana for treatment. Chief Minister Chouhan said that fullenefit of the government schemes will be given to those collecting mahua ka phool, sal ka beej, achar ki guthli, harvesting, loaders and farmers having less than 2.5 acre land and all workers of unorganised sector. Every poor will get land. Forest rights patta will be given to those occupying forest land. Financial assistance will be given to every patta holder under Prime Minister Housing and Mukhyamatri Antoday Yojana. Chouhan said that amount of Rs 4000 will be transferred in mother accounts in between six to nine moths in pregnancy in labourer’ s family. Rs 12000 will be given additionally after birth of son or daughter. The state government will pay full fee from class first to higher education. He said that committee of five people each will be formed in every village for better execution of unorganised workers welfare scheme. Chouhan said that the state government is opening one lakh vacancies next month. Woman reservation will be given in the jobs. Thirty three percent reservation will be given in police recruitment to women. He said that from this year, sewing of school dress will be handed over to women of livelihood mission. women of self help group will made nutrition food by forming federation. Member of Parliament Smt Riti Pathak, MLA Kunvar Singh Tekam, Kedarnath Shukla, chairman of Vindhy development Authority Subhash Singh, district panchayat president Abhyuday Singh and chairman of State Forest Minor Produce Federation Mahesh Kori were present on the occasion.