Send corrupt people and ration thieves to jail: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state has been facing the challenge of malnutrition since years. Continuous efforts are also being made in this direction. But I believe that without the cooperation of the society, malnutrition cannot be removed in the state.

Pride Day celebration was started at many places in the state, in which people also contributed materials for Anganwadi. I myself went out on the streets of Bhopal on May 24 to collect material for Anganwadis. Ten trucks of material and cheques worth Rs 2 crore were presented on behalf of the public in a total journey of 800 meters. Many people took a pledge to take the responsibility of Anganwadis. This has been a wonderful experiment of public participation. Everyone is ready to cooperate in social work and raising the standard of living of the people. We have to give people’s participation the form of a campaign in public welfare schemes and development activities. Farmers should give food grains, people should contribute in the activities of Anganwadis on their birthdays, anniversaries and in the memory of their family members. Jan Abhiyan Parishad, Deendayal Antyodaya Samiti and social organizations should be interlinked. It is my belief that with public participation, malnutrition can be removed from the state in a year.

Chouhan was conducting a virtual review of development activities, public welfare schemes and law and order situation in Raisen and Narsinghpur districts at 6:30 am on Wednesday. In-charge of Raisen district and Minister for Cooperatives Arvind Singh Bhadauria, in-charge of Narsinghpur and Forest Minister Vijay Shah virtually joined the meeting held from the residence office. Health Minister Prabhuram Choudhary from Raisen, former Minister Rampal Singh and Collector Arvind Kumar Dubey, ex Minister Jalam Singh Patel from Narsinghpur, Collector Rohit Singh and administrative and police officers of both the districts attended the meeting virtually.

The Chief Minister reviewed the status of drinking water supply, ration distribution, ongoing works under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, health management, operation of Anganwadis, Amrit Sarovar Yojna and law and order situation in both the districts and ongoing activities to free land from criminals and mafia. Chouhan also sought information of the innovations launched in districts, activities being conducted in Ek Zila-Ek Utpad, works conducted to encourage women self-help groups and the arrangement made for Ladli Laxmi’s guidance and career counseling.

Chouhan said that it is necessary to maintain social harmony, brotherhood and equanimity in the society. We have to be on guard against those who spread hatred and incite communities against each other. It is necessary that the local body elections to be held in the state should be held in a harmonious atmosphere. Districts should decide that in some panchayats, representatives should be elected unanimously. All the eligible residents of such uniform Panchayats will be given cent percent benefits of poor welfare schemes.

Chouhan, on getting the information regarding drinking water problem in Mandideep in Raisen district, directed Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Manish Singh to attend the meeting virtually and resolve the drinking water problem immediately.

In the same sequence, he also instructed Principal Secretary Energy Shri Sanjay Dubey after connecting him to the virtual meeting, to re-assess the delay in replacing the burnt transformers and directed camps engaged in the electricity bill relief scheme to hold a power conference in Narsinghpur district. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the camps should not be organized only as a ritual, it should be ensured that the problems of the people are resolved and they get relief. Principal Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Umakant Umrao was instructed to ensure better coordination in the ongoing construction of Amrit Sarovar in Narsinghpur.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed to take strict action against those who engage in corruption in the schemes of rural development and public welfare including Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and irregularities in distribution of ration and to remove them from service if required. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state government has zero tolerance policy towards corruption. The culprits should be punished in such a way that they become an example and think twice before committing such irregularities in welfare schemes and ration distribution to the poor. Those who steal ration should be sent to jail. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the names of needy people should be added after deleting the names of families who are not taking ration. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Amrit Sarovar is a sarovar of patriotism. Flag hoisting programmes will be held on August 15 and January 26 here. These lakes should be developed well.

Regarding the morning review session, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this effort of all of us is the implementation of our resolve to give good governance to the people of the state. Life is fruitful only in being engaged in the campaign of public welfare dedicatedly. Pride Day is being organized in villages, towns and cities in the state, with the aim of connecting people to public welfare and development works. It is necessary to unite everyone by encouraging the initiatives of people engaged in drug de-addiction, Beti Bachao, environment-protection, cleanliness, health-education and helping the needy.