Sagar:Wednesday, July 23 :The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stones of different development works worth Rs. 13 crore 33 lakh at Deori in Sagar district today. These include Rs. 2.33 crore 6 water augmentation schemes, residential quarters of health department to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 50 lakh at Kesali and Deori, Rs. 50 lakh Revenue Complex and Rs. 10 crore scheme for strengthening of Machharia Mansoor tank.
The Chief Minister made a token distribution of cheques to the beneficiaries of various schemes on the occasion. He gave away keys of cycles to two girls and Saving Certificates under Ladli Laxmi Yojana to mothers of Ku. Puja and Kum. Muskan. He also distributed land ownership papers under Mukhya Mantri Ashray Yojana to Shri Harishankar Prajapati and Smt. Bhuribai.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister said that the state government is committed to all round development of the state and welfare of the people. Shri Chouhan said that the present state government inherited a debt of Rs. 3600 crore but it made successful efforts to achieve development targets. He said that a number of schemes have been started for the benefit of all sections of society. In this context he referred to Janani Suraksha scheme, free medical treatment to the poor, educational facilities to students, Gaon Ki Beti etc.
Shri Chouhan said that committed efforts are being made to make agriculture a profitable occupation. Steps have been taken to ensure remunerative price to farmers of their produce. Social security cover has been provided to landless farm workers under Mukhya Mantri Majdoor Suraksha Yojana. Under this scheme woman workers would get 42 days paid holiday at the time of delivery and her husband would get 15 days wages without work. Scholarship has been provided to the wards of workers. He said that a conference would be organized on August 19 to discuss measures for welfare of bidi workers, on the basis of which schemes would be launched for them.
Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives Shri Gopal Bhargava said that at present electricity is being provided to farmers at 75 paise per unit.
The Chief Minister assured to sanction Bilhari and Samanapur reservoir schemes, establishment of a power sub and an overhead tank station at Deori. Besides, he assured to start the process of setting up an I.T.I. at Deori and to complete all the formalities of forest department with regard to Nirandhpur dam reservoir.