The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan met the Union Agriculture Minister Shri Sharad Pawar in New Delhi today. During the meeting, Shri Chouhan urged the latter to set up N.M. Borlaug Agriculture Research Institute in Madhya Pradesh. Shri Pawar gave his approval to Shri Chouhan’s request.
The Chief Minister suggested to the Union Agriculture Minister to open the warehouse on PPP mode on a contract of seven years in order to meet the situation of storage in the State. This will not only help overcome the problem of storage being experienced by the State presently but will also help safe storage of food grains, the Chief Minister pointed out.The Chief Minister also met the Union Rural Development Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh. During the meeting, the Chief Minister reiterated the demand for linking the villages of the State with a population of one thousand with Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna. He also requested the Union Minister to provide funds for creation of permanent assets under the Indira Awas Yojna to combat Naxalism through the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme.
The Chief Minister, during his meeting with the Union Chemical and Fertilizers Minister Shri Srikant Jena, urged the latter to ensure adequate supply of DAP fertilizers in the State.
The Union Ministers gave a patient hearing to the demands of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and assured him of providing all possible assistance at their respective ministries’ level.