CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here today he would strive hard to raise the per capita income in the State from Rs 14,000 to Rs 50,000 annually and bring the below poverty line percentage from 37 per cent down to at least 27 per cent.
Speaking at a programme organised by a social organisation ‘Friends of Bhopal’ at Samanvay Bhavan on Monday night the Chief Minister said every Government department had been asked to prepare its vision document for the next 10 year period.
The programme was organised to felicitate the Chief Minister on his receiving the fastest growing State award from India Today news magazine recently. He said by presenting him the award President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had honoured the 6.5 crore people of the State.
He, however, cautioned that the fastest mover award did not mean the State had achieved its goal and several more milestones of progress and development had to be achieved.
He said the Government also wanted to exploit the tourism potential of the State and had allocated a sum of Rs 55 crore for the same.
Friends of Bhopal president Dhruv Narayan Singh said the award showed the progress the State had made under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Others who spoke on the occasion included ex-deputy advocate general Ajay Mishra, Nursing Home Association’s Dr Arvind Joshi, Bhopal Stock Exchange president Santosh Agarwal, architects Neeta Mahgaonkar and Amod Gupta, senior journalist Mahesh Shrivastava, industrialist Devendra Jain and Shaukat Mohd Khan. Dr MP Mishra proposed a vote of thanks.
On this occasion professionals, sportspersons, industrialists and traders, social workers, builders’ association members and others presented bouquets to the Chief Minister. They included Mahant Chadrama Das Tyagi, Gyani Duleep Singh, Shahar Kazi Abdul Latif Khan, Sister Mary Sabestian, Dr Shailesh Lunawat, Reliance VP Shekhar Singh, Airtel’s Hemlata Sharma, former Olympian Jalauddin, cricketer JP Yadav, film actor Javed Khan, Rajiv Mohan Gupta, Pradeep Deshmukh, Sanjay Kumar, Sudhir Sharma, Sanjay Mishra, Vikram Saxena, Sanjay Gupta and others.
1 Bhopal to have international stadium and international airport
2 In line with Rapid Transport Service at Indore, Capital too will have similar service