Khandwa:Wednesday, August 27, 2008:The Chief Minister, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that the State Government employees would soon be given the benefits of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. He also announced that Khalva would be accorded the status of a tahsil. Besides, an industrial area would be developed at Chhanera in order to provide employment to the needy persons relocated at Chhanera after their displacement from Harsood.
The Chief Minister, Shri Chouhan made these announcements while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a tendu leaf dividend distribution programme at Khalva in Khandwa district today. Among the distinguished persons who were also present on the occasion included the Forest and Tribal Welfare Minister, Shri Vijay Shah; Member of Parliament Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan; Shri Anil Dave and MLA Shri Devendra Verma.
On this occasion, Shri Chouhan made a symbolic distribution of tendu leaf dividend to a few beneficiaries marking the inauguration of tendu leaf bonus distribution. Lauding the then residents of Harsood for their significant contribution to the cause of development and construction of Indira Sagar Dam for power generation, Shri Chouhan said that now the state government is taking care of the needs of the displaced people at the new habitation of Chhanera. An industrial area would be developed and a power plant would be set up at Chhanera, the Chief Minister added.
The Chief Minister also announced that the lease rent would not be charged from the people who have been displaced from Harsood and relocated at Chhanera. The Forest and Tribal Welfare Minister, Shri Vijay Shah also addressed the gathering.