Self-employment will change picture and destiny of Madhya Pradesh: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that all round development of the people is the top priority of our government. The goal of the state government is to provide employment opportunities to the unemployed and make their lives happy. On the occasion of Employment Day on January 12 last, 5.26 lakh people were provided employment in the state.

Chouhan has said that we have decided that employment opportunities will be provided to the unemployed by organizing employment day every month. Lakhs of people will be linked with employment by organizing Employment Day again on March 29.Chouhan was addressing the state level employment fair at Polytechnic Ground in Shahdol on Employment Day on Friday.

 The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone and dedicated development works worth Rs 617 crore in Shahdol division.The Chief Minister said that now members of self-help groups will do the work of stitching school uniforms. They will also run ration distribution shops and manufacture ‘ready-to-eat’ food. These women will also be entrusted the task of paddy purchase. Our target is that the working women of the state should earn at least Rs 10,000 a month. The women of the group are manufacturing soap, turmeric-powder, oil, sanitizer etc. They will be connected to small industries, so as to remove their poverty and make them self-dependent.

Chouhan said that 5 kg each free ration is being distributed to the poor sections of the state under Pradhan Mantri Anna Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Annapurna Yojana till March 2022. Similarly, arrangements are being made by the government to provide employment to the people by approving loans under various schemes. Turmeric is being prepared and sold in Shahdol district under the ‘Ek Zila Ek Utpad’ scheme. The turmeric powder of Shahdol is being sent to other states along with the state.

Chouhan said that to make women members of self-help groups in the state self-reliant, to increase their income from small businesses, a loan amount of Rs 10,000 each will be made available to each member so that they can run small scale industries, cottage industries and Griha Udyog and strengthen their economic condition.

The Chief Minister said that Mukhya Mantri Udyam Kranti Yojana has been started in the state, in which a loan of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 25 lakh will be made available to the youth who are interested in employment. About 1 lakh people will be benefited from the scheme this year.Employment opportunities will be provided to the unemployed in the state by producing herbs in many areas for medicinal cultivation.

By selling these products the unemployed will be able to earn income. There is also good availability of environment and land to produce medicinal herbs in abundance in different areas of the state.Chouhan said that CM Rise Schools are being developed in the state. Better quality education will be provided in these schools rather than private schools. Chief Minister Chouhan said that examinations in the state will now be held offline and not online.