‘Instead of table work, statistics, show ground work’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jan 2019 12:14:38


Staff Reporter,

Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fishermen’s Welfare and Fisheries Development Lakhan Singh Yadav during a departmental review meeting said that officers should not show only table work and statistics but also show work done on the ground. After assuming the charge at Mantralaya on Friday, Yadav reviewed activities of Animal Husbandry Department and Fisheries Federation.

Minister Yadav told to ensure pointwise action on the issues included in the manifesto related to Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department. He said that there is a provision for making gaushala in the manifesto so that stray cattle are not seen wandering on the roads. Instructions were given to identify land for the gaushalas. He said that to start gaushalas in panchayats, this work should be done with the highest priority. Yadav instructed to make better services available to the cattle rearers in veterinary hospitals.

He said that during the tour of the area, he has received complaints and in many places there have been issues like absence of doctors in veterinary hospitals. He instructed the Director Veterinary Service to ensure that all the veterinary hospitals remain open during the prescribed period and presence of staff and doctors posted in the hospital.

Treatment of cattle should be ensured. Yadav said that there should be no callousness and negligence in the implementation of the schemes. ACS Manoj Shrivastava gave the presentation of several schemes including the gaushala, cow-sanctuary, Vidyasagar Gau-Samvardhan, Nandi-Shala, Advance Cattle Reproduction Programme and Fisheries Incentive Scheme of the Animal Husbandry Department. Dugdha Sangh also gave a presentation.

Minister Yadav also reached the Fisheries Federation office on Friday. He took a departmental review meeting at the Federation and inspected the hatchery located in the premises. The Minister said that there is wide scope in the field of fisheries development. He told to transform this scope into reality. Principal Secretary Fisheries Development Ashwini Rai gave a presentation of departmental schemes and programmes.

‘Welfare of common people is priority’

GAD Minister Dr Govind Singh assumes charge

Minister for General Administration, Parliamentary Affairs and Co-operative Dr Govind Singh assumed charge of departments at Mantralaya on Friday. After receiving introduction from the senior officers of the departments he gathered information about departmental activities during the discussions. Minister Dr Govind Singh said that common people’s welfare is the topmost priority of the government. Laws and rules have also been made for the common citizens. The government will play an active role to ensure justice to the poor of the society. The vision of the Chief Minister is clear in this regard. Decision to merge Anand and Religious Endowment Department is also a symbol of Government’s commitment. It is important that all should get respect on the principle of Sarvadharm Sambhav (religious harmony). Corruption will not be tolerated at any level. Necessary reforms will be made in co-operative sector. Along with this attention will be paid to follow best parliamentary traditions. Dr Singh deliberated with the officers of General Administration, Parliamentary Affairs and Co-operative Department related to ongoing works.

The officers present in the meeting include ACS General Administration Prabhanshu Kamal, Agriculture Production Commissioner P C Meena, Principal Secretary (Co-operative) K C Gupta, Additional Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs, Rajesh Gupta and Director of Sansadiya Vidyapeeth Pratima Yadav. At the beginning officers congratulated Minister Dr Govind Singh and extended good wishes to him. Welcome accorded by employees’ representatives Minister Dr Govind Singh was also accorded welcome with bouquet by various representatives of employees on this occasion. Dr Singh also held discussions on Friday with Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare and Higher Education Jeetu Patwari and Principal Secretary to CM Ashok Varnwal. He informed that he is convening separate meetings of the departments shortly.


Minister Sajjan Singh Verma assumes charge

Reviews Public Works Department’s activities

Public Works and Environment Minister Sajjan Singh Verma, on Friday, took charge of his department at Mantralaya. After taking charge, Verma said that roads in rural areas will be improved. Priority will be given to the work of fly-overs’ construction in cities to facilitate traffic. Urban roads will be upgraded. Verma said that help of financial institutions will also be taken in the construction of roads.

Information of the plan of the central government to make the routes toll-free will be taken. He said that the roads of Madhya Pradesh should be made in such a way that they become models in the country. Parking arrangements in the cities will be streamlined. Efforts will be made so that construction works are completed in the stipulated time period. Verma said that the widening of Kolar Road in Bhopal will be reviewed.

Principal Secretary Public Works Mohammed Suleiman, Principal Secretary Environment Anupam Rajan and other officers were present on the occasion. Officers must keep an eye on quality of works: After assuming charge Verma reviewed the departmental schemes in a meeting with the officials of the Public Works Department.

He said that efforts will be made so that the roads of Madhya Pradesh are identified as model roads on the national level. He told officials to complete construction works of the department on time. He told the departmental officers to focus on the quality of the works. It was informed at the meeting that this year the PIU has made a programme for construction of 980 buildings at a cost of Rs 3100 crores. In addition to this, construction work of 2000-bed hospital at Hamidia Hospital premises is also in progress.

It was informed in the meeting that in the first phase under the Bharat Mala Yojana of the central government, approval in principle has been given for the construction of National Highway of about 6000 km long recommended by the state government. In the same scheme, the central government has given approval in principle for the construction of Bhopal-Indore 6-lane expressway and Bhopal Bypass. The Centre’s Express-way road costing Rs 4,000 crores will reduce the distance between Indore and Bhopal by about two hours. It was informed that the total length covering National Highway, state, main district roads and roads in rural areas is more than 70,000 kilometre. A fully-equipped 16-storied building for housing facility of government officials in Bhopal has also been proposed.