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Shivraj for consensus on reservation move

LAUDING THE work of the Guna district administration, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that for the first time in history, 9,000 persons in the district have been provided financial assistance of Rs 16 crore on the same day. He was addressing a press conference here today.

india Updated: May 28, 2006 15:32 IST

LAUDING THE work of the Guna district administration, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that for the first time in history, 9,000 persons in the district have been provided financial assistance of Rs 16 crore on the same day. He was addressing a press conference here today.

On reservation in educational institutions, the CM said, the reservation policy for backward classes should be implemented only after a national-level discussion followed by consensus. He said the party was not at all in favour of politicising the issue for votes and spread disharmony among different communities.

In reply to a question he said the work of waiving loans of farmers for remaining three years would be settled soon. Moreover, the approval of the Power Regulatory Commission for raising power tariff would be borne by the State Government, thus lessening the burden on farmers.

He said 40,000 km good and pucca roads would be constructed in the coming two and a half years in the State. In this direction, at least 22 km roads are being constructed every day in the State, and ever since BJP came to power in the State, 13,000 km roads have already been constructed, he said.

Clearing his stand on the water issue, the Chief Minister said the State Government was giving top priority to completion of incomplete irrigation projects and new projects were also being implemented. He expressed concern over diminishing groundwater level.

According to the CM  would start acquiring at least 400-mw electricity from the Bansagar Project lying incomplete for the last 30 years. Similarly, the State would also start receiving 520-mw power from Omkareshwar project, 500-mw from Singrauli, 210-mw from Chachai Project and 200-mw power from Madhikehda project, he added.