Agar to be brought on Madhya Pradesh tourism map, says chief minister
BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said
that apart from making Agar-Malwa an ideal district, it will also be brought on
tourism map. He said that a tourist welcome centre will be constructed near
Baijnath Mahadev Mandir and roads will be developed to facilitate maximum
number of devotees. He announced Rs 3 crore for tourism development in the
Chouhan was addressing Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya
Mela at Agar-Malwa on Thursday. He laid foundation stones of construction works
costing Rs 27.05 crore. Benefits of over Rs 8 crore were provided to over 6,000
beneficiaries at Antyodaya Mela. Members of Parliament Manohar Untwal and Rodmal
Nagar, Minister of State for Culture and district in-charge Surendra Patwa,
MLAs Gopal Parmar, Murlidhar Patidar, Arun Bhimavad and Jaswant Singh Handa
were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that no stone would be left
unturned for development of Agar-Malwa. He announced Rs 21 crore for
construction of new building of collector’s office. After construction of
composite building, all district offices will be brought under one roof.
He directed Road Development Corporation to chalk out
a DPR for Ujjain-Kota 4-lane road. Referring to farmers’ interests, Chouhan
said that this year they were paid Rs. 11 thousand crore as bonus for
procurement of wheat. Rs. 100 crore crop insurance amount will be given to
farmers of Shajapur and Agar-Malwa.
For this, a function will be held on September 17. He
said that production of orange has increased considerably in Agar district in
recent years. A food processing unit will be established here.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that there will be no lack
of power for farming. Referring to health of the poor, he said that the state
government will bear up to Rs 2 lakh expenditure on their treatment in private