The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed the collectors to ensure protection of lands under the green belt at any cost. He informed that a drinking water regulatory commission would come up soon to fix drinking water rates. He was addressing conference of commissioners and collectors on the second day here today.
The Chief Minister said that the state government will stand counter guarantee for loans from international financial institutions to complete projects in mega cities. He instructed the collectors to provide lands for the works to be completed under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission and check unplanned development outside the urban limits. He informed that a policy would be laid for increasing the limits of urban bodies.Referring to ensuring benefits of various schemes to hand cart pullers and rickshaw pullers and maidservants, Shri Chouhan said that registration should be done properly. He said that Municipal Corporation, Nagar Palika and Nagar Panchayat would be awarded every year for cleanliness in their respective jurisdictions.
Minister for Urban Administration Shri Babulal Gaur expressed his views. It was informed that budgetary provision of Rs. 200 crore has been made for urban drinking water schemes. Housing units would be constructed for the poor under Rajiv Awas Yojana in six cities including Bhopal, Indore, Sagar, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Gwalior. Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana will be launched or the remaining cities. It was informed that development plans of 110 cities are ready.
Computerization of Land Records
Shri Chouhan instructed the collectors to speed up computerization of land records by first of January at any cost so that distribution of loan books is completed in a month.
The Chief Minister instructed the collectors to ensure that there is no undue delay in cases of land acquisition and compensation for crop loss is distributed by end of September. Loan books would be distributed at Antyodaya Melas next month.
Minister For Revenue Shri Karan Singh Verma asked the collectors to launch anti-encroachment drive. He informed that Patwaris would not be posted in their native tehsil. It was informed that digitization of land maps has been completed in 14 districts. The State Government has sanctioned Rs. 1407 crore as relief to the frost-affected farmers, out of which Rs. 1356 has been distributed.