Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that today I am going to take a historic decision for the entire state from the land of Pandhana. No poor in the State will stay homeless. Every poor family should have a piece of land for housing. Residential land will be given by the State Government to every poor family of the State to live in a suitable place. Chouhan said this at the dedication programme of 103 newly constructed Anganwadi buildings and nutrition gardens at Pandhana in Khandwa district.
Under the Jan Kalyan and Suraj Campaign Chouhan felicitated the girls of the state with scholarships and finacial assistance to the women at Pandhana in Khandwa District. He distributed Rs 21 crore scholarship to 75,961 girls under Ladli Laxmi Yojana and Rs 5 crore maternity assistance to 25,000 pregnant and lactating mothers under Pradhan Mantri Matra Vandana Yojana. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also dedicated newly constructed buildings of 103 Anganwadi centers in 32 districts and 10,000 nutrition gardens (Poshan Vatika) in 52 districts in the state level programme.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also distributed nutrition rights notifications to the mothers of children who have come under normal nutrition category from malnutrition category in 22 districts. Forest Minister Kunwar Vijay Shah, Khandwa district in-charge and Culture and Tourism Minister Sushri Usha Thakur, MLA, public representatives and a large number of beneficiaries were present.
The Chief Minister said that development work did not stop in the state despite the Corona pandemic. Every effort was made by the state government to reach the benefits of development works and public welfare schemes to each and every person in the state. Free ration was distributed to the poor. Total Rs 8,000 crore were transferred to the accounts of farmers under the Prime Ministers Crop Insurance Scheme. In the Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, an amount of Rs 10,000 was deposited in the farmers’ account even during the Corona period. In Madhya Pradesh, the interest of farmers was kept on priority. When the whole country was facing lockdown, the state government procured every grain of wheat in Madhya Pradesh and also purchased paddy and moong. Madhya Pradesh government is a government working for the farmers. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that water reaches every village in Khandwa district for farming.
Chouhan said that only when the women of the state are healthy, a healthy future can be built. Therefore, nutrition gardens are being constructed in the state, so that nutritious food can be provided to women and children. He said that Sambal Yojana is being launched again in the state, in which there is a provision of depositing Rs four thousand to pregnant women during pregnancy and Rs 12,000 post delivery in their bank accounts. It is the responsibility of the state government to ensure the best of health of such women and the child in their womb.