Norms being framed to impound vehicles involved in illegal mining: CM Chouhan

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Mar 2017 12:18:31


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Comparing the present scenario of State with the time of Congress rule, he said that State’s budget has increased by eight folds in comparison to the time when MP was ruled by Congress. Earlier, budget was of just Rs 21,647 crore and now it has increased upto Rs 1,69, 503 crore

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan rejected the charges levelled by Opposition in Assembly by stating that Government is committed to stop illegal sand mining and norms are being framed under which vehicles involved in illegal sand mining will be impounded. Persons involved in illegal sand mining will not be spared, he claimed.


Chouhan tried to repel Opposition’s attack by stating that during Congress regime, State was a BIMARU one and now in BJP regime its GDP rate has increased and its agriculture growth rate is over 20 per cent.


Coming on Vyapam related charge’s he said it was his Government which exposed the scam. He stated that his Government had handed over probe to STF and on the basis of evidences no one was allowed to walk scot free. Coming down heavily on Opposition, he claimed that during Congress regime in State, there was no transparent procedure of recruitment and recommendations slips were finding importance in recruitment. However, his Government had tried to make recruitment process much more transparent.


Talking about the charges levelled by senior Congress leaders against him that hard disk in Vyapam was tampered with, he claimed that CBI report says that hard disk was not tampered. Comparing the present scenario of State with the time of Congress rule, he said that State’s budget has increased by eight folds in comparison to the time when MP was ruled by Congress. Earlier, budget was of just Rs 21,647 crore and now it has increased upto Rs 1,69, 503 crore.


Comparing his tenure with the Congress rule, he said that overdraft of not even a single day has taken place in State. During the time of Congress regime, MMR was 379 per lakh and now it declined to 221 per lakh. Likewise, CMR was earlier 86 per 1000 and now it has come down to 49 per 1000.


During the time of Congress, there were no roads in villages and now all villages are being connected with roads. Likewise, power situation was dismal during Congress regime. At that time, power of 2,900 mw was available. Now, Madhya Pradesh power availability is 17,000 mw. Apart from this, world’s biggest solar plant of 750 MW is being installed in Rewa.


He stressed that his Government is working to double the farmers’ income. He also stated that a law is being made to provide piece of land to roof less poor people. Along with this, they would be helped to construct house.


However, he conceded that malnutrition is a serious issue and all efforts are being made to deal with the problem. He added that ‘Simhastha’ has been a successful event which was praised by everyone. But Congress tried to level baseless charges in the name of things purchased for the event.


Earlier, Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh had made a blistering attack on government over illegal mining, Vyapam issue, law and order situation and pathetic condition of farmers.