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Five lakh jobs in two years: CM

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Thursday that the State government would create five lakh jobs for the youth during the next two years.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2007 16:59 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Thursday that the State government would create five lakh jobs for the youth during the next two years.

Singh said, while inaugurating the Gwalior Trade Fair, that recruitment has begun in all departments, but generation of alternative employment opportunities was also required to match the need. The government would decide the Youth welfare policy on January 12, he said.

Singh said that the State government accorded priority to building infrastructure, which has helped in all round development. All the previous governments together had provided irrigation facilities to 20 lakh hectares of agricultural land.

But his government intends to provide the facility to 13 lakh hectares within five years. Moreover, Rs 400 crore would be spent on improvement and repair of the Chambal canal.

He said that the BJP government having raised the power generation by 1750 MW is taking steps to generate 1250 MW more in the coming years. Steps are also being taken to plug the massive transmission losses, he said.

Chouhan expressed his concern over the decline in female birth rate and said that the government would initiate schemes for the welfare of women including a scheme to deposit money at the time of a girl’s birth.

Childbirth in hospitals has increased by 50 per cent, yet his government has plans to achieve a cent percent institutional deliveries target, he said. 

Chouhan said that the government has decided to provide reservation to women in the recruitment of contract teachers and in police.

Speaking about the fare, he said it has a historical importance and State government would extend all help to improve it. Earlier, Chouhan laid the foundation stone of ‘Stone Park’ and attended other functions. He also discussed the schemes for development of Gwalior with the officials later.