CM performs bhoomipujan for Parkul Medium Irrigation Project

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 Apr 2017 11:55:50


Staff Reporter,

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed bhoomipujan of Parkul Medium Irrigation Project costing Rs 115 crore to be constructed in village Bilhara under Surkhi constituency of Sagar district. This project will facilitate irrigation on 3200 hectare area. A total of 19 villages will be benefitted by this project. District level Mukhyamantri Swachhata Samman Samaroh, District level Krishi Vigyan Mela, Jal Abhishek, Beneficiaries’ Convention and Antyodaya Mela were also organised on this occasion.


CM Chouhan declared Jaisinagar block of the district open defecation free. He performed bhoomipujan and dedicated development works worth Rs 500 crore besides Parkul Irrigation Project. Chouhan made announcements to make Jaisinagar a tahsil, to open ITI in Rahatgarh, to make Bilhara a Nagar panchayat having 20,000 population. He also announced sanction for 26 roads and construction of Mangal Bhavan in Bilhara.


Chief Minister Chouhan said that from now onwards, sale of illegal liquor will not be allowed in the State. He appealed for hard work and honesty under Gramoday Abhiyan. Chouhan called upon the employees on strike to join work.


Chouhan mentioned that Bundelkhand will not lack in irrigation facility. Farmers will not face any shortages. He further said that farmers are required to repay only Rs 90,000 against a loan of Rs one lakh. The Government has not left any stone unturned to provide relief amount to the farmers. Moreover, the State Government has decided that Mahua flowers will not be sold for less than Rs 30 per kg in the State. Shoes to male tendu leaves collectors and slippers to women will be provided. Arrangements of education and employment will be made for each poor person. No poor person will starve in the State. Wheat, rice and salt at the rate of Re One is being provided in the State. Full meal at the rate of Rs 5 is being provided to the poor under the Deendayal Rasoi Yojana.


Land lease will be given for housing to all the poor people of the State. Also, fee of the poor students for pursuing higher studies will be borne by the State Government on getting admissions in medical and engineering colleges on securing over 75 percent marks in XII examination. A provision of 50 percent reservation has been made for women in teachers’ recruitment. Chouhan said that enacting a law for capital punishment to rapists in the Monsoon Session will be sent to the President, he added. MP Yadav stated that irrigation area in the State is increasing constantly. Surkhi area is also moving ahead in irrigation. Development works are being carried out by the Central and State Government continuously. MLA Parul Sahu mentioned that development of this area will gain pace after dedication and bhoomipujan of these development works.


Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Home and Transport Bhupendra Singh, MP Laxminarayan Yadav, MLAs Shailendra Jain, Pradeep Lariya, Harvansh Singh Rathore and other public representatives were present on the occasion.