CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation for construction of a new building for the Directorate of Woman and. Child Development at Arera Hills here on Saturday. The building would be constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore. Chouhan said that a rest house would be constructed at Bhopal for the woman workers associated with the department.
He said that novel schemes would be implemented to achieve the target of eliminating gender-based inequality in next five years in the State.
Another scheme is on cards under which a certain amount would be deposited in the bank account of girls at the time of their birth and on attaining the age of 21 years they would get Rs one lakh. The Chief Minister said that the target of providing grant for marriages of poor girls under Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana would be increased next year.
He said that the suggestions received at the Mahila Panchayat in Bhopal were being acted upon. A Durgawati Battalion is being raised for women and it has been decided to grant 50 per cent reservation to women in appointments of contract teachers and in civic bodies.
He called upon the people not to discriminate against girl child. He also referred to the efforts being made to bring down IMR and MMR and to encourage institutionalize deliveries in the state.
The Minister for Panchayats and Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar said that the construction of this building has been pending since 1992.
At the initiative of the Chief Minister adequate budget and resources have been provided to all the departments that is making the building construction possible.
‘Steps to finetune
development scheme rules’
STATE GOVERNMENT has taken concrete initiatives to amend, modify and fine tune the existing rules and legislations to promote welfare of all sections of people with particular focus on women, farmers, tribal, students and other poor and
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan disclosed this while addressing the Republic Day function at Sidhi district headquarters on Friday.
CM starts Road Show
Chouhan started his “Jandarshan” programme from Sidhi district on Friday.Under the programme, the CM would visit any district in the state on Saturdays.
During this road show the CM traveled 117 km by road from Sidhi to Shahdol and addressed about a dozen public meetings en route. During the show he instructed the officials to attend people’s specific complaints and redress their grievances.