Bhopal:Thursday, April 29 : Minister for Panchayats & Rural Development and Social Justice Shri Gopal Bhargava has instructed to identify the wealthy people whose names are included in BPL list throughout the state and remove them from the BPL list. Shri Bhargava said that he has been receiving such complaints. He was addressing a meeting of District Planning Commission at Damoh.
Shri Bhargava stressed the need to curb any activity which deprives poor people of their rights. He said that a widespread campaign should be launched for this prupose.
Incharge minister of Damoh district Shri Bhargava said that Rs 544 crore 68 lakh has been allocated for Damoh district under Bundelkhand package, which includes Rs 350 crore additional Central grant and Rs 194.70 crore under current Central schemes. He said that everyone should take part in the development process and no one should be left out. At the meeting, department-wise review was made of the works undertaken during the last financial year along with physical verification under BRGF scheme. Shri Bhargava said that priority should be given to Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana works under BRGF and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. He said that this is an important scheme under which villages will be connected with all-weather roads. Roads measuring 614 kilometres are to be laid in the district. He instructed that pump sets should be provided under SGSY to cent per cent beneficiaries of Kapil Dhara Koop. A cold storage should be built in every block, he said.
Shri Bhargava also issued instructions for maintaining uninterrupted water supply during the summer, ensure immediate repair of out-of-order hand pumps and appointment of hand pumps mechanics. He instructed to start the closed-down tap water schemes within 15 days.
During the discussion on Bundelkhand Package, Farmers’ Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Dr. Ramkrishna Kusmaria said that special attention will have to be given to power supply which is vital for all sorts of development works. He drew the attention of Government of India team’s technical experts of Union Agriculture Ministry Dr. Bahuguna and Dr Alok Sikka towards the need to development alternative sources of energy.
The Union government’s technical experts explicitly instructed that attention should also be given to dairy development while utilising the funds under Bundelkhand Package. They said that forest lands should be treated in such a manner that it can benefit villages and efforts should not end only after planting saplings.