Chouhan receives best wishes from all over the state for completing one-year active tenure
Rain andheri beetegi, patwar chalate jayenge, manzil ayegi, ayegi: CM Chouhan
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh will establish new dimensions of development with public support. Madhya Pradesh has progressed at a fast pace in the field of electricity, irrigation, drinking water, road construction and agriculture with the support of the citizens. Now there will be many other dimensions of development. Acknowledging the best wishes pouring in from all over the state, on the occasion of completion of one year period as Chief Minister of the state, Chief Minister Chouhan said that, that when there was a change of power in Madhya Pradesh in the last month of year 2003 and the government was formed under the leadership of Sushri Uma Bharti, the Madhya Pradesh we were handed over was in a very bad shape.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that at that time the roads were in a very bad condition. There was darkness all around. Construction of roads was given top priority to revive a bimaru Madhya Pradesh. Two lakh kilometers of magnificent roads were built in the state. After this, the Chief Minister Kanya Vivah Yojana and Ladli Laxmi Yojana were implemented which proved to be a boon for girls. Focus was on providing 24-hour power supply to the people of the state. Not only this, the work of supplying electricity for ten hours was also ensured. In the year 2013, these works were completed and the resolution was fulfilled. Revolutionary laws like Public Service Guarantee were enacted.
Agriculture is the backbone of our economy and also the biggest means of providing employment. Madhya Pradesh has received not one or two but seven Krishi Karman Awards. Despite the Corona crisis last year, Madhya Pradesh set a record for the highest wheat procurement in the country. Chief Minister Chouhan said that earlier the area under irrigation was only seven lakh hectares which was increased to 41 lakh hectare. The aim is to increase it further. The Narmada was connected to Kshipra river and also to Gambhir river. Now we are connecting Narmada with Kalisindh and Parvati. Proper arrangement has been made to use water which earlier was getting wasted for irrigation. Drinking water arrangements were also made.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that an important initiative has been taken to connect Ken and Betwa in a three-sided agreement in the presence of the Prime Minister on World Water Day today. This will change the fate and picture of Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. This will ensure better irrigation in 8 lakh 11 thousand hectare area of this zone. Not only this, about 41 lakh people will also be able to get sufficient drinking water.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that tourism potential will be exploited in the state. As a result, not only India but tourists from all over the world will come to the tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh. Buffer mein Safar and Night Safari have been introduced. This will increase tourism and will meet the target of giving employment to youth in large numbers.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that the state government made arrangements for the elderly people of Madhya Pradesh to visit many pilgrimage places in the country. Citizens experiences spiritual bliss by taking advantage of the Mukhya Mantri Teerth-Darshan Yojana. Other states also adopted this scheme of Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that with the formation of the Anand Department, the public was connected to programmes like Alpaviram. Government officials and employees were benefited by various courses by the Anand Sansthan. Lokranjan programmes were organized in schools, old age homes and prisons. Anand department is conducting activities for people to experience happiness apart from worldy pleasures of wealth and position.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that there has been a continuous expansion of agriculture sector in Madhya Pradesh. Records were created in wheat and paddy procurement. Our state has been successful in getting many awards at the national level. The farmers were benefited from the Pradhan Mantri Swanidhi Yojana. at the time of Corona crisis. Small and marginal farmers receive an amount of Rs 10 thousand annually. In Madhya Pradesh, farmers can avail the facility of interest at zero percent, benefit of crop insurance scheme and can sell their produce anywhere. The system of procuring their produce at minimum support price has been strengthened.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that when Corona created have in Madhya Pradesh, there was no proper system of treatment. These arrangements were first strengthened as soon as he took over as the Chief Minister. Adequate arrangements were made for beds, oxygen, medicines in hospitals. Continuous work has been done to raise awareness about the use of face masks. Constant efforts are being made to control the infection from spreading.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that he has been planting one sapling every day since the last month. Others are also getting motivated. Greenery has expanded in the state. Concrete initiatives have been taken to provide better environment to the generations to come. All citizens should plant saplings in memory of their departed loved ones. Along with this, people should plant sapling on the birthdays and anniversaries of family members and contribute to the development of greenery.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that Corona crisis was at its peak when he took charge as Chief Minister a year ago. Referring to the lines of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s poem, Chouhan said that I had taken an oath with the resolve that ‘Haar nahi manunga, raar nahi thanunga, kaal ke kapaal par likhta aur mitata hun, geet naya gata hun, geet naya gata hun’. Chief Minister Chouhan said that due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support, love and blessings and public support, the challenges could be faced even under such adverse circumstances. The second wave of Corona infection will surely end. ‘Andhera chhantega, sooraj niklega, ye rain andheri beetegi, patwar chalate jayenge, manzil ayegi ayegi.’