Chouhan urges Centre for a new reserve battalion in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj
Singh Chouhan on Monday urged the Centre to raise a new reserve battalion in
Madhya Pradesh. Chouhan, along with Union Labour Minister and MP from Madhya
Pradesh Narendra Singh Tomar called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New
Delhi in this regard.
Chouhan said that 208th
Cobra Battalion was deployed to eradicate Naxalism in Madhya Pradesh, which has
been withdrawn now. Rajnath Singh assured Chouhan and Tomar of every possible
cooperation in raising a new reserve battalion in Madhya Pradesh.
Referring to increase
in agriculture growth rate in Madhya Pradesh and bonus given to farmers, the
Chief Minister said that bonus has promoted agriculture production and enthused
farmers of Madhya Pradesh are contributing in increasing national agriculture
production. Madhya Pradesh has been registering 20 percent agriculture growth
rate consecutively for last 3 years.
On the problems of
farmers in Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister said that excessive rains and
hailstorm caused widespread loss to soybean crops in Madhya Pradesh in year
2013. Besides, crops of 31 lakh 46 thousand farmers in 49 out of 51 districts
of the state were damaged again by excessive rains and hailstorm in
He informed the Union
Home Minister that the state government distributed relief worth Rs 2150 crore
to farmers from its own resources, which was deposited directly in farmers’
bank accounts. He urged the Union Home Minister get sanctioned this relief in
the interest of state’s farmers.