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Two-day Manthan 2007 gets under way today

india Updated: Jan 13, 2007 03:09 IST

THE STATE Government will organise a two-day brainstorming session —  ‘Manthan-2007’ — at the Academy of Administration in the State capital from January 13. The session is being organised at the initiative of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to work out a strategy to give impetus to Statee’s development and remove impediments in implementation of government projects and policies for the purpose.

Briefing newspersons on Manthan-2007, Chouhan said all ministers, principal secretaries, divisional commissioners, collectors and chief executive officers (CEOs) would attend the session. Through deliberations, the Chief Minister said, he would try to form an informal Team MP that works with commitment and devotion for the development of the State.

All participants will get an informal atmosphere so that they open up and speak out truth about grass roots realities, utility of schemes under implementation or otherwise, problems faced in implementation of schemes and policies of the Government, he said. If they get to talk in such an atmosphere with senior officials and political functionaries, they will feel confident and work with greater vigour, commitment and energy towards achieving rapid all-round development of the State, he said. 

He said the focus of discussion would be mainly on two things – what better could be done and how procedural impediments could be minimsed for speedy implementation of Government schemes and policies in a better way.

The Chief Minister said seven groups have also been formed, keeping similar departments under one group for technical discussion during the session. Each group consists of three-four ministers, officials of department concerned and a coordinator.

The groups are Governance comprising General Administration, Revenue, Panchayat, Finance, Planning and Complaint Redressal Cell; security comprising Home, Law and Jail departments; Livelihood comprising Rural Development, Agriculture, Cooperative, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Rural Industries, Forest, Food and Civil Supplies department; Infrastructure-I comprising PWD, Water Resources, Narmada Valley Development, Rural Development and PHE; Infrastructure-II

comprising Energy, Urban Administration, Tourism, Information Technology, Commerce, Industries and Employment Department; Social Sector comprising Public Health & Family Welfare, Medical Education, Women & Child Development, Social Justice, Tribal and Scheduled Castes Welfare, transport and Labour department and Education comprising School Education, Higher Education and Technical Education Department.

Coordinators of respective groups will be I M Chahal, Satya Prakash, Pradeep Bhargava, Uday Verma, Padamveer Singh, Prashant Mehta and Sumit Bose.

On three-day Investors’ Meet beginning at Khajuraho from January 15, he said the State Government received an overwhelming response for the meet and about 100 prospective investors are participating in the meet. He said not more than 100 persons could have been conveniently accommodated at Khajuraho, therefore the State Government limited the number of participants to about 100.