Bhopal:Monday, August 11 :The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today apprised himself of progress of implementation of priority sector works of the state government by getting information from all the divisional commissioners and district collectors through video conferencing.
It also became clear during the video conferencing that considerable improvement has been witnessed in power supply following good rains and now power is being supplied in the rural areas 10 to 14 hours. The situation of Kharif crops is also satisfactory.
Distribute Forest Rights Papers by August 31
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan expressed satisfaction over progress of distribution of papers for land rights to people possessing forest lands. He said that Madhya Pradesh has taken a lead in distribution of forest rights papers, which has been possible by untiring efforts by concerning officers/employees. He said that efforts should be undertaken to distribute maximum number of forest rights papers by August 31, 2008 with the help of P.D.A. maps. The Chief Minister gave instructions to organise programmes for distributing forest rights papers, withdrawal of minor cases against forest dwellers and return of articles seized from them. He said that he would attended four to five such programmes himself.
Weekly reviews of power supply in Rabi season
The Chief Minister said that during entire Rabi season, weekly reviews of power supply should be undertaken. Special control rooms should be established to monitor power supply situation and their wide publicity be undertaken. Divisional commissioners and district collectors should undertake the monitoring and immediate alternative arrangements be made as soon as a transformer goes out of orders. The Chief Minister said that in view of likelihood of elections during the Rabi season, arrangements of fertilisers, seeds and other essential items should be ensured right now.
School buildings construction festival between August 18 and 23
Shri Chouhan said that results of schools’ exam have been excellent for consecutive years for which credit goes to School Education Department, divisional commissioners and collectors. The Chief Minister said that construction of buildings of new schools and hostels would be started from August 18 to 23 under Nirman Karya Mahotsav. Similarly, the buildings lying incomplete till March 31, 2008 must invariably completed by November 30, 2008. The Chief Minister instructed the officers to ensure that the construction of 220 sanctioned higher secondary school buildings is also started during the Mahotsav. He expressed satisfaction over education at satellite, primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools and distribution of textbooks, uniforms and cycles and instructed that these works be completed by August 31, 2008.
Instruction to provide additional food grains quota after rise in BPL card holders’ number
Shri Chouhan praised officials for lifting more than cent percent food grains from April to June under Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana. He said that procurement of 24 lakh tonnes of wheat on support price is also commendable. Shri Chouhan issued instructions to supply 20 kg food grains against each ration card under Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana. He said that orders have been given to concerning districts to increase food grains quota after increase in the number of BPL cardholders.
The Chief Minister also apprised himself of the progress of implementation of announcements made by him at Kotwar Panchayat. He stressed the need to expedite the work of making free copies of Khasra and Form B-1 to farmers and hoped that confirmation of the same would be made soon.
Shri Chouhan said that extension of benefits to labourers was less in comparison to their registration and distribution of identity cards. He said that if need be a fresh campaign should be launched for registration of labourers and issuing identity cards to them.
Collectors to be responsible for delay in construction of Mangal Bhawans
During the video conferencing, the Chief Minister laid emphasis on construction of Mangal Bhawans at a rapid pace. Shri Chouhan said that construction should be started invariably from August 25 otherwise concerning collectors would he held responsible for this. He said that scholarships to SC, ST students should be sanctioned by September 30 and process of issuance of caste certificates expedited.
Timely payment to labourers under Rozgar Guarantee Scheme
Shri Chouhan expressed satisfaction over ongoing Gram Panchayat works in districts covered under third phase of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. These districts are Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Raisen, Vidisha, Ujjain, Shajapur, Sagar, Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Sehore and Hoshangabad. He said that timely payments should be made under the scheme. He said that the proposals to the tune of Rs 197 crore under this scheme by Forest Department should be sanctioned immediately.
25 percent Gram Panchayats to be made ‘Nirmal’
The Chief Minister asked the officers to give priority to Total Sanitation Campaign. He said the process should be undertaken to make 25 percent Gram Panchayats as Nirmal Gram Panchayats. He emphasised to sanction schemes announced thus far for construction of roads and stop dams be sanctioned under Employment Guarantee Scheme and start them at the earliest.
Rights papers under Mukhyamantri Ashray Yojana be distributed by August 31
Expressing displeasure over construction of house for the urban poor under I.H.S.D.P and asked the collectors to review the same. He also instructed to give rights papers to all the 49 thousand 313 beneficiaries under Mukhyamantri Ashray Yojana.
The Chief Minister said that benefits under Janani Suraksha Yojana should be provided to every eligible beneficiary. Besides, collectors should also review progress of vaccination and distribution of medicine from time to time.
Reviewing Ladli Laxmi Yojana, the Chief Minister said that the National Savings Certificate of a girl should be handed over only to mother of the girl. He also underlined the need to improve implementation of the scheme in Chhatarpur and Sidhi districts.
73 percent announcements of Chief Minister implemented
The Chief Minister expressed pleasure over implementation of 73 percent of announcements made by him. He said that schemes announced by him should be monitored by divisional commissioners and collectors. The schemes pending at division and district levels should be implemented within a week.
At the end of the video conferencing, Shri Chouhan instructed the officers that payments to beneficiaries of beneficiary-oriented schemes should not be held back citing paucity of budget. He said that concerning officers should review all such announcements and try to get budget at the earliest.
Those present at the video conferencing included Chief Secretary Shri Rakesh Sahni, principal secretaries/secretaries of all the concerning departments and Chief Minister’s secretaries Sarvashri Anurag Jain, S.P.S. Parihar and S.K. Mishra.