Ten lakh houses to be constructed every year for poor: Shivraj Singh


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a target has been set to provide houses to all the houseless persons in the state till 2022. Ten lakh new pucca houses will be constructed every year to achieve the target. Chuohan said this while addressing the labourers of the unorganised sector and tendu leaf collectors at Dusshera Maidan, Indore today. CM Chouhan mentioned that a state level programme is being implemented for registration of labourers, in order to link them with the main stream of development. Several benefits will be provided to the registered labourers under this from birth till death. An amount of Rs. 12 thousand on birth of a child will be paid. Besides scholarship, tuition fee from class 1 to Ph.D of their children will be paid by the state government for their education. An economic assistance will be provided for daughter’s marriage of labourers of the unorganised sector. An amount of Rs.2 lakh in case of natural death of the registered labourer, Rs. 4 lakh in case of accidental death and Rs. 5 thousand to perform final rites will be provided. Chouhan said that the state government is in favour of the poor in the state. Working on the Antyodaya Mission of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya, the goal of the state government is to connect every poor with the main stream of development. He said that the poor people are being assisted directly or indirectly through schemes like State Illness Assistance, BPL ration card, Karmakar Mandal Shramik Card, Annapurna Yojana, Scholarship Scheme, Housing Scheme, Employment Guarantee Scheme. Ayushman Bharat Yojana to begin from August 15 Chief Minister Chouhan said that with the help of the Central Government, the Ayushman Bharat Scheme will be started from August 15. This scheme is an extended form of State Illness Assistance Scheme. Now the government will spend upto Rs 5 lakh for the treatment of the poor. Now no poor person will be deprived of treatment. He made five people in the labourers convention wear charan padukas, distributed water bottles and symbolically distributed labourer registration certificates to the workers. Mayor Smt. Malini Goud, Chairman, Housing Board, Krishnamurari Moghe, Chairman of Small Industries Corporation Babu Singh Raghuvanshi, IDA Chairman Shankar Lalwani, District Panchayat President Smt. Kavita Patidar, MLA Sudarshan Gupta, Manoj Patel, Ramesh Mendola, Rajesh Sonkar, Mahendra Hardia were present during the programme. Others who attended the programme were several officers including Commissioner Raghavendra Singh, ADGP Ajay Sharma, Collector Nishant Varwade and others.