Admitting that the state is facing a shortage of power, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said the government is taking steps to tide over the crisis.
Addressing election meetings in Pandhana on Saturday, Chouhan said the crisis would be resolved by next year when the state would start getting power from under-construction projects.
“The BJP Government will not rest until agriculture was made a profitable venture,” he said. In this regard, the interest on loans from cooperative banks had been reduced from 14 per cent to 7 per cent and the government will meet the deficit, he said.
Pointing out his government’s steps for the welfare of peasants and the public, Chouhan said that earlier tehsil was regarded as a unit for relief assessment in the event of crop loss during a natural disaster but now patwari halke had been made a unit for the purpose.
The Chief Minister said two crore families had been covered in an insurance scheme for poor families and that the government had deposited its premium.