Demands for immediate allotment for urban development activities in MP
Bhopal, February 4, 2018 (Ataullah Faizan): Minister for Urban Development and Housing Mrs. Maya Singh met the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri in New Delhi. She urged the Union Minister for immediate allotment of Rs. 2 thousand 434 crore to be given to Madhya Pradesh for urban development activities by the Union Government. She said that the activities of urban development are being carried out by the state government with priority and according to the time bound programme. Moreover, Mrs. Singh also exhorted for release of Rs. 39 crore for the closure of Bhanpur khanti dumping site of Bhopal and for immediate permission from the Public Investment Board and the Union cabinet for the Metro projects of Indore and Bhopal cities. While discussing with the Union Minister Mr. Puri, Mrs. Singh said that Madhya Pradesh has registered a remarkable progress in the execution of urban development, urban housing and urban poverty alleviation schemes of the Government of India. Madhya Pradesh has been presented with citation letters from time to time by the Union Government. Madhya Pradesh is among the leading states of the country with the cooperation of the Union Government in execution of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, AMRUT Yojana, Smart City Yojana, Swachcha Bharat Mission and Deendayal Day-NULM during the last 3 years.
Mrs. Maya Singh further mentioned that Madhya Pradesh Government wishes to provide metro rail facility in Indore and Bhopal cities at the earliest. She mentioned that if a separate arrangement is made to dispose of the garbage dumped in the urban areas in the scientific manner under the ‘Swachcha Bharat Mission’ then the urban bodies will earn income from this in the future and the precious land of the urban areas will become free from garbage dumping. In the same connection, she urged the Union Minister for immediate release of Rs. 39 crore for the closure of Bhanpur Khanti dumping site.
Furthermore, Mrs. Singh said that immediate release of Rs. 268 crore 82 lakh of 2015-16 and Rs. 345 crore 12 lakh of Rs. 2016-17 is expected under the AMRUT yojana. She also urged the Union Minister Mr. Puri for immediate release of Rs. 31 crore 23 lakh pending in the administration and office expenditure head and Rs. One thousand 789 crore from the earlier approved amount under the Pradhan Mantri Shahri Awas Yojana.