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MP Assembly adjourned after paying tributes to Sriniwas Tiwari, others

2/28/2018

Madhya Pradesh Assembly 

Agencies, Bhopal The Madhya Pradesh Assembly was adjourned for the day today on the Budget Session’s second day after paying obituary to former Speaker Sriniwas Tiwari, who passed away recently. The House also paid tributes to four former members, two former Union ministers, former Assembly secretary and army personnel martyred in shelling by Pakistani Army recently. As soon as the proceedings began, Speaker Sitasaran Sharma informed the House of the demise of Mr Tiwari and others. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh, Assembly Deputy Speaker Rajendra Kumar Singh and Bahujan Samaj Party member Sheela Tyagi paid tributes. “Mr Tiwari was a hard-core socialist leader. He was fearless and stood by his ideology. He enjoyed great support from people,” said Mr Chouhan. Other departed persons who were remembered were former members Suresh Seth, Puran Singh Bedia, Tatulal Ahirwar, Kesharbai Damar, former Union minister of State Raghunath Jha and ex-Union minister Bolla Bulli Ramaiah, former Madhya Pradesh assembly secretary Bharat Narayan Srivastava.A brief silence was observed and proceedings adjourned for the day as a mark of respect.

MP’s GDP to grow at slower rate in FY17-18

Madhya Pradesh’s economy is expected to expand at a slower pace at 7.30 per cent in the 2017-18 fiscal, as compared to 14.01 per cent growth in the previous year.Nonetheless, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate would remain higher as compared to the anticipated National GDP growth of 6.5 per cent. The estimates released by the Madhya Pradesh Economic Survey – issued a day before the state’s Budget today – projected that the real GDP or GDP at constant prices would be 7.30 per cent. Primary sector that has been engine of growth of the heartland state had been estimated to grow by 20.42 per cent in the previous fiscal. In the current year, the growth has been projected to 1.66 per cent. Secondary and tertiary sectors are projected to grow at 8.62 per cent and 8.80 per cent respectively. In terms of size with base year being 2011-12 when the GDP was Rs 3,15,562 cr, the GDP is expected to expand from Rs 4,65,136 crore to Rs 4,99,102 cr. Contribution of primary sector in growth at constant prices is estimated to moderate to 36.86 per cent in 2017-18 from 38.44 per cent in last fiscal. On the other hand, the contribution of tertiary sector is expected to grow to 38.68 per cent in the current year from 37.69 per cent in 2016-17. The real per capital income (PCI) increased by 5.79 per cent from Rs 52,406 in 2016-17 to Rs 55,442 in 2017-18. On the other hand, nominal PCI increased from Rs 73,268 in 2016-17 to Rs 79,907 in 2017-18. The survey also painted a sound picture of the state finances stating that the Madhya Pradesh has remained a revenue surplus state since 2004-05. Prudent fiscal management ensured that fiscal indicators are contained within the stimulated limits of the Madhya Pradesh Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act. In 2017-18, the state was expected to end with a revenue surplus of Rs 4,596.40 cr and fiscal deficit contained at 3.49 per cent of the GDP. Debt payment was estimated at 8.30 per cent of revenue receipts.

Over 9,000 complaints in BBY

Over 9,000 complaints were received vis-a-vis the Madhya Pradesh Government’s pilot Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, which envisages to shield the peasants from rise and fall in prices of crops, Farmers’ Welfare Minister Gaurishankar Bisen told the state Assembly today. In his written reply to Mr Mukesh Nayak (principal-opposition Congress), Mr Bisen said that 9,079 complaints with regards to correction in bank account number, delay in payment, less payment, inconvenience in selling, etc had been received.

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