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Bhopal City
Clean drinking water of Narmada will now reach every house: Shivraj Singh

BHOPAL: Clean and pure drinking water of the Narmada will now reach every house in Hoshangabad city. This was stated by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while inaugurating urban drinking water scheme under UIDSSMT scheme at Hoshangabad on Sunday. On the occasion inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 29 works costing Rs 128 crore.

Chouhan said that fund crunch would not be allowed in Hoshangabad’s development. Madhya Pradesh’s growth rate of 11.02 per cent is the highest in the country while the national growth rate is 4.4 per cent. Agriculture growth rate of the state is 24.99 per cent. Had hailstorm not affected crops, our state’s situation would have been even better.

Chouhan said that when he had formed his government, state’s budget was about Rs 21 thousand crore. It is now Rs 1.17lakh crore. State government will lay a network of roads in the state and ensure better drinking water arrangements also. He said that every person should take a pledge that every child goes to school in his locality, village and city.

He said that his dream is to ensure that children of the state also become IAS and IPS officers. He asked district administration to get admitted in schools on priority, street children who beg to survive, do sweeping in rails and also those children unable to attend schools due to lack of money. Houses should be rented to run hostel for such children.

He said that free laptops will be given to students securing over 85 percent marks in higher secondary exam. He informed that now students of general category poor families will also be given scholarships. Chief Minister Chouhan said that state government has implemented higher education loan guarantee scheme so that students do not face any difficulty in pursuing higher education.

The Chief Minister informed that he had come to the knowledge about proxy candidates appearing in PMT on June 20, 2013. Chouhan said that he himself constituted STF and asked it to catch the guilty. In the state, 3,58,490 recruitments were made of which irregularities were found in 228 cases. Action has been taken against the guilty without any discrimination.

Chouhan informed that state is likely to get Rs 2900 crore crop insurance amount. Of this, 50 percent amount will be given by the state government. The amount will be distributed to farmers soon.

Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr Sitasharan Sharma congratulated residents of Hoshangabad city on launch of this scheme. Nagar Palika Chairperson Maya Naroliya informed about the scheme. She urged to make available adequate funds for the city.