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MP CM’s focus on empowerment through SHGs

Bhopal, Sep 20 (UNI) Emphasising that empowerment of women is imperative for creating a more robust Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan underlined on Sunday that all-female self-help groups have set a laudable and inspiring example in the country during the pandemic.
“Thus far, 33 lakh of our sisters have linked themselves to SHGs. In the next three years, we have to move forward along the path of self-reliance by connecting 33 lakh more,” the veteran leader was officially quoted as saying at the city-based Minto Hall while addressing a state-level programme vis-à-vis credit disbursal to SHGs.
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Jyotiraditya uses COVID-19 terms in speeches

Jyotiraditya uses COVID-19 terms in speeches

20 Oct 2020 | 11:55 PM

Bhopal, Oct 20 (UNI) Employing now-familiar COVID-19 terminology in a political context, Rajya Sabha Member and Bharatiya Janata Party stalwart Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday quipped that the predecessor Congress dispensation “locked” the welfare schemes initiated by the earlier Bharatiya Janata Party government but the present saffron regime “unlocked” them!
“During Congress tenure, whenever a public representative spoke of development, the refrain was ‘resource crunch’,” the senior politician alleged.

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Interests of farmers, landless workers at stake due to corporate houses: AAP

Interests of farmers, landless workers at stake due to corporate houses: AAP

20 Oct 2020 | 11:50 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (UNI) AAP MLA Sarabjit Kaur Manuke on Tuesday said it was the statutory obligation of the government to protect the rights of farmers, as well as working masses.

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Central Farm Laws: AAP MLA slams Advocate General

20 Oct 2020 | 11:45 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (UNI) AAP MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan, while addressing the House on the three draconian farm laws on Monday, slammed state Punjab Advocate General (AG) Atul Nanda.

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Bonanza for MP Govt babus

20 Oct 2020 | 11:44 PM

Bhopal, Oct 20 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan averred on Tuesday that 25 per cent of the third instalment – of the pending amount vis-à-vis the Seventh Pay Commission – would be disbursed to state government employees before the Festival of Lights, official sources said.
“The remainder will also be paid in this financial year. Besides, an advance of Rs 10,000 shall be provided to those whose monthly salaries are lower than Rs 40,000. The functionaries accomplished unprecedented work during the COVID-19 crisis and assisted my dispensation in combatting the pandemic,” the senior politician underlined.

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CCI Procurement Centre saves Uklana farmers from going far to sell cotton crop

20 Oct 2020 | 11:33 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (UNI) A procurement centre set up by the Cotton Corporation of India at Uklana has saved farmers from Uklana and nearby areas of Hisar district from going as far as either Barwala or Bhuna to sell their cotton crop at the government rate of Rs 5725 per quintal.

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