Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government is committed for the welfare of weaker sections. No poor will remain starved in the state. Ration will be given to every poor. Whether it is arrangement of education for children of poor families or helping the needy under the Sambal Yojana, the state government is working promptly to support them. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the foundation stone laying and inaugural function of development works, held in Pohri of Shivpuri district on Friday. On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan along with the Union Minister for Agriculture, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Member of Rajya Sabha Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia and Minister for Home Dr. Narottam Mishra inaugurated and performed bhumi-pujan of development works costing approximately Rs. 300 crore.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan stated that the state government will give food grains slips by finding out each and every poor and provide ration to them at the rate of Re. one per k.g. In this connection, a grand campaign will be launched in the state from September 16. He instructed the District Collector, present at the programme to ensure that no poor should be deprived of eligibility slip in the district. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has said that the state government will do justice with the farmers even on loan waiver. The government has taken a decision to restart the Sambal yojana, made for the welfare of farmers and poor. Similarly, schemes for helping children of poor, in pursuing higher education have also been continued. The government will bear the fees of the children of poor for pursuing studies in IIT, IIM and Medical institutions etc. He further mentioned that the recruitment process will be started soon. Opportunities for employment will be provided to youths. On the issue of OBC reservation, raised by youths during the programme, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan assured that justice will be done with all. The government will take appropriate decision in this matter.
Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has said that foundation stone of dam on Sarkula river has been laid and now this project is taking its final shape. People of the area will be benefitted by this. He further mentioned that the way the state government is working for the upliftment of weaker sections, is praiseworthy.
Member of Rajya Sabha Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that citizens of Pohri are like my family. For the development of Pohri, bhumi-pujan and inauguration of development works have taken place today. He stated that the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has opened new doors for development of Pohri area by gifting several development works. Work will be carried out in the same manner in future too for continuous development. The weaker section will be linked to the mainstream, he added.
28 villages to be benefitted by Sarkula Dam
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that about 28 villages in Pohri area will be benefited from irrigation facility and people will get potable water from the dam being built on Sarkula River at a cost of Rs 226 crore. He was accompanied by the Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Home Dr. Narottam Mishra, Rajya Sabha Member Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia and Minister of State for Public Works Shri Suresh Dhakad on the occasion of Bhumi- Pujan of development works. On this occasion, bhumi-pujan of development works, costing about Rs. 303 crore was performed and development works worth about Rs. 14 crore were also dedicated.
Amount transferred in accounts of Sahriya women by single click
In the programme, an amount of Rs. 40 crore approx. was transferred by single click by the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to the accounts of 50 thousand 400 Sahriya women.
Minister of State for Public Works Shri Suresh Dhakad, former MLAs Shri Prahalad Bharti & Shri Mahendra Yadav as well as Shri Sitaram Adivasi, other public representatives and officers were present on the occasion.