MP to be first state to frame law for houses to poor

“Gareeb Kalyan Varsh” from September 25

State govt to present report card before people on completion of 10 years

CM Mr. Chouhan chairs review meeting

lead18.8.15Bhopal, August 18, 2015 (Muslim Saleem):  Madhya Pradesh will be first state to frame a law to ensure that no poor person is without his own house. The law will provide that no poor person should be dislocated without making alternative arrangements. This was directed by Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a high level meeting here today. “Gareeb Kalyan Varsh” will be observed from September 25 next to mark birth anniversary of late Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay. During the year, various pro-poor schemes will be reviewed, suitably improved and new schemes will be launched. The state government will present its report card before the people between October 29 and November 29. For this, programmes will be held at village, development block, district and state level. Chief Secretary Mr. Anthony de Sa and DGP Mr. Surendra Sinh were also present. The Chief Minister said that all departments should chalk out action plans to implement announcements made by him at the main function on Independence Day. Availability from Bhudan Andolan and surplus ceiling land in the state should be reviewed and scheme should be chalked out to distribute such land to small and marginal farmers. Land Reforms Commission should be constituted soon. Process should be started to set up fast track courts for quick disposal of poor persons’ land disputes.

The Chief Minister directed to complete within the time limit, all preparations for Vishwa Hindi Sammelan to be held at Bhopal from September 10 to 12 next. He said that a campaign should be launched with people’s cooperation to ensure that all signboards at Bhopal are in Hindi. All information and directions should also be given in Hindi during Hindi Sammelan. All Principal Secretaries should get documented best practices of their respective departments.

Water Resources, Narmada Valley Development, Rural Development and Forest departments should chalk out strategy to increase irrigation capacity to 60 lakh hectares during next 10 years. Process to give 10 percent loan subsidy to farmers on purchase of seeds and fertilisers and formulation of Crop Insurance Scheme should be completed at the earliest. Process should be continued to give pattas to forest dwellers eligible under Forest Rights Act. Process should be started to withdraw petty court cases pending against forest dwellers for long.

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