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J&K minister stands for Gujjars “staying” on state land, terms them nationalists

Jammu, Mar 9 (UNI) A day after controversy triggered due to revelations made by an advocate claiming that the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba mufti has ordered that Gujjars shall not be asked to vacate the state land, a senior minister on Friday stood by the fraternity terming them as nationalists.
“Why Gujjars have to vacate the land where they are staying?”, said Mr Abdul Gani Kohli, Minister for Sheep and Animal Husbandry while speaking to reporters at the sidelines of a function in Katra town of Reasi district.
“Recently I met the Union Home Minister in New Delhi and he also called Gujjars as nationalists and they (Gujjars) have no comparison,” said the Minister.
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Talk to the people: MP CM tells ministers

20 Jan 2021 | 3:28 AM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan averred on Tuesday that information regarding innovative work executed by departments should be disseminated to commoners by ministers, it was officially learnt.
Addressing his colleagues at Mantralaya, the senior politician said, “Our state scripted a record vis-à-vis wheat procurement. Similarly, paddy purchase was also historic. However, deaths caused by illicit liquor in Morena are a matter of grief. The crackdown against the mafia will continue unabated. I shall consider the transfer policy, which will be made more rational. Efforts shall be made to implement a transparent system on humanitarian and administrative grounds. Employment fairs are to be conducted on Wednesday.”

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Rs 224 08 cr to poor under Sambal

20 Jan 2021 | 3:15 AM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan fired a broadside on Tuesday at the predecessor Congress dispensation by averring that it ceased extending benefits of the Sambal Yojana.
“However, my government revived the programme,” the veteran leader was officially quoted as saying while electronically transferring ex gratia of Rs 224.08 crore to 10,285 beneficiaries during a function at the state capital’s grand Minto Hall.

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MP CM’s challenge to lawbreakers

20 Jan 2021 | 2:56 AM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday threw down the gauntlet again to the liquor mafia.
Addressing divisional commissioners, inspectors general, collectors, police superintendents and excise officers via videoconferencing; the senior politician was officially quoted as saying, “Under no circumstances should incidents such as sale of hooch – which snuffed out lives in Ujjain and Morena districts – recur. Government functionaries will be rewarded for good performance. Information and intelligence systems of every district must be further developed plus strengthened. Awareness level ought to be raised among the masses. Joint teams of Police, Food and Drug Administration, Revenue and Excise departments should work ceaselessly in a well-planned manner.”

The meeting was informed that the Excise Policy requires amendment.

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Record paddy bought in MP

20 Jan 2021 | 2:40 AM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed satisfaction on Tuesday over the never-before purchase of 37.26 lakh metric tonnes paddy at support price, official sources said.
“A sum of Rs 5,000 crore has been disbursed to cultivators and 90 per cent of the crop transported. The remainder payment should be made at the earliest and milling executed as soon as possible,” the senior politician averred during a review meeting at Mantralaya.

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MP CM’s focus on irrigation

20 Jan 2021 | 2:21 AM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday emphasised on expansion of irrigation facilities and timely completion of related projects while assuring that there will be no financial constraint whatsoever, it was officially learnt.
The senior politician was reviewing schemes being implemented by the Narmada Valley Development Authority. The projected watering capacity is 39.41 lakh hectares. Work of five projects namely the Ujjain-Dewas pipeline, Narmada-Malwa Gambhir Link, Harsud, Upper Beda Right Bank Canal and Omkareshwar Canal Phase-4 was completed in 2020. Action is underway with regard to inviting tenders for ten projects envisaging expenditure of Rs 22,081 crore. Sixteen projects are heading towards completion. As much as 225 MW is proposed to be generated.

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