Bhopal| A ‘Deendayal Thali’ scheme will be launched from April this year for the poor in selected cities. This was announced by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in his Republic Day message.
As per the scheme, the poor will get tasty plateful meals at the rate of Rs. 5 per head.
CM also announced that a new law to give every citizen housing facility would be legislated to help the houseless and landless poor get housing facility. By 2018, at least 5 lakh housing units in urban areas and 8 lakh houses in rural areas would be constructed.
Calling upon citizens to give their best for building a law abiding society which is free from fear CM said Madhya Pradesh was the fast progressing state and was on the verge of joining the league of developed states.
He said state government had been able to build a strong relationship between people and the government machinery. Constitutional institutions had been strengthened. In the last 5 years, the state GDP had gone up by more than 10 percent.
Referring to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation initiative to fight against black money, corruption and terrorism CM said this would be effective only when sources of black money were hit hard. Cashless transactions could put an effective check on black money.
Chouhan sought active participation of citizens to continue this crusade against black money.
Chouhan who is currently leading a ‘Narmada seva yatra’ said Narmada river conservation was world's biggest river conservation drive symbolising a religious harmony. People from different religious faiths and classes were participating in the yatra spreading the universal message of environmental protection, he added.
During the yatra, he said, plantations were being taken up on both banks of the river. People had taken a resolve not to pollute river waters, shun alcoholism and save girl child. Farmers resolved to take up a plantation of fruit bearing trees. Sewage treatment plants would come up to prevent sewage inflow into Narmada.
Chouhan urged people to resolve to plant one sapling in a year, to make one child malnutrition free, to teach one and to make one person addiction free.
Chouhan said a historic decision had been taken to close as many as 58 liquor shops in 12 districts along Narmada banks in five km radius.
Talking about activities of Department of Happiness he said that state witnessed Anandam from January 14 to 21 in rural areas during which people enjoyed rural sports at around 7500 places.
Similarly, he said, ‘Anand sabha’ will be held at educational institutions and ‘Alp Viram’ program at government offices. Anandam program was about the joy of helping the needy.
Bhopal| All the cities in Madhya Pradesh will be open defecation free under Swach Bharat campaign by March 31. Also, there would be a complete ban on use of polythene from May 1.
These announcements were made by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Republic Day.
“The dream cherished since independence of the country to make country prosperous is being realised now under the leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi…New environment has been created in the country by ‘Make in India’, ‘Start Up India’ and ‘Swach Bharat’ like campaigns. Madhya Pradesh is playing an important role in this. All the cities of the state will be free from open defecation till March 31”, said Chouhan.
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