New law to ensure affordable housing to homeless in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh
will be the first state in the country to enact a new law ensuring affordable
housing to the people. Under the law, no poor will be shifted without ensuring
a shelter or a new accommodation, informed a review meeting chaired by chief
minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The meeting stated that
the government would observe September 25 as “Garib Kalyan Varsh (welfare year
for poor), on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.” This is to
support homeless and provide them with affordable housing as per law.
During the year,
various pro-poor schemes will be reviewed, suitably improved and new schemes
will be launched. The state government will also make public its report card on
the basis of its performance. The meeting also discussed availability of
surplus land to facilitate landless farmers. Plans to constitute a land reforms
commission were also afoot, it said.
All signboards at
Bhopal to be in Hindi
In view of World Hindi Conference,
state government would ensure that all signboards bear instructions in Hindi. A
meeting to review preparations for the occasion has stated that awareness
campaign will be launched and people be encouraged to use Hindi language in
their day today work.