MP to be ahead of other states in every field, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh will set an example by being ahead of other states in every field, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

He made the above statement at the inauguration of a series of webinars on Atmanirbhar MP on Friday.

Chouhan said a more systematic form is being given to the efforts made in the past four months for Atmanirbhar MP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme.

In three years, a better roadmap is required to make the state more self-reliant, he said, adding that, it will be prepared on the basis of the suggestions in the webinars.

The people of the state will be apprised with the features of the roadmap this week itself, that they may know everything about self-reliant MP on the Independence Day. Chouhan said efforts should be made to make MP ahead of other states in every sector.

The state has implemented PM’s Atmanirbhar Bharat package, he said, adding that, efforts are being made to implement job-oriented education policy in the state.

The Chambal Expressway will become a Progress Way for the Gwalior-Chambal region, he said. Chouhan further said the distance from MP to the national capital is only three/four hours, which will be reduced even further.

The construction of the expressway will change the topography of the Chambal region, and four-lane and six-lane roads will be constructed wherever necessary, Chouhan said.

The chief minister said state will benefit from the speeches by NITI Ayog representatives especially CEO Amitabh Kant and advisor Sanjay Saha at the webinar. Kant said his team would cooperate with the government to make MP self-reliant in three years.

Saha said all people should have some station/mode of transport within 800 meters in Atmanirbhar MP.

Members of NITI Aayog, subject experts, central and state government officials, state ministers and about 150 delegates from various fields are taking part in the webinars.

Chief secretary Iqbal Singh Bains said the aim of organising the webinar is to transform Covid-19 into an opportunity and to work on Atmanirbhar MP.

Those who are taking part in the webinars are NITI Aayog, World Bank, Tata Power, Adani Logistics Limited, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, IIT Chennai, Water Aid India, Narmada Valley Development Authority, Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and MP Power Management.

Suggestions at Webinar

A portal should be developed for acquiring land for Chambal Progress Way and Narmada Express Way.

A high-powered committee should be set up to deal issues related to trade and industries. There should be a multi-model logistic hub. All cities should have Bypass road.

Transportation should be made clear, simple and useful.

Special drive should be launched to improve road connectivity.

Village, tribal area tourism and film tourism should be encouraged. E-governance should be extended to provide more facilities to citizens.All facilities should be made available online. There should practical logistics for transporting fruits and vegetables to benefit farmers.

MP should be linked to global supply chain, says Prabhu

Former union minister Suresh Prabhu who took part in the webinar said MP should be connected with global value chain and global supply chain.

The air cargo services should be expanded, because the state has the possibility of becoming a national logistics hub, he said, adding that, it will boost inter-state trade.

The products of MP should be made available in the international market and basmati rice and other items given GI tag, Prabhu said. He said futuristic industries should be brought to MP, and tourism and tiger safari be encouraged.