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Govt committed to help farmers: CM

?THE STATE Government is trying to change the farmers? condition and to achieve the objective, the government is going to establish a farmers? welfare commission that will look after the farmers? loan and water problems? said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing a cooperative and agriculture fair in Garhakota near here.

india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 15:09 IST

“THE STATE Government is trying to change the farmers’ condition and to achieve the objective, the government is going to establish a farmers’ welfare commission that will look after the farmers’ loan and water problems” said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing a cooperative and agriculture fair in Garhakota near here.

The Garhakota ‘Rahas Mela’ is 197-year-old and the oldest animal trade fair. It was established by the local ruler Mardan Singh Judev. Since then it is being continually organised. Earlier, Chouhan laid the foundation stone of 42-km Sagar-Rehli road in Rehli tehsil.

The CM said that the fair was the meeting point of the India’s first independence movement of 1857. The freedom fighters used to purchase weapons and shared their policy secrets.

He said that the government is surveying 25 irrigation projects in Bundelkhand. An amount of Rs 1900 crore has been allotted for the irrigation projects of the State, he added. He said by the end of the year every primary school will have its own building. The Bina oil refinery will be starting very soon with the investment of Rs 10,000 crore.

He reiterated that a sugar mill would be established with the help of government funds and more factories will be established on this pattern and many industries based on agriculture products will be soon established in the region.

Chouhan said public welfare camps would be organised at block level, where loans will be disbursed to the young entrepreneurs. The CM said the Bansagar project would be completed by September 25 this year. 400 MW power will be purchased from the Damodar Valley Project to solve the power problem of the State, he disclosed.

The State Government will help to overcome the financial crisis of the district cooperative bank of Sagar. Along with the CM, ministers Gopal Bhargava, Narendra Singh Tomar, Ganga Ram Patel and Narayan Singh Kushwaha, MLAs Narayan Kabirpanthi and Ratan Singh Silarpur, Mayor Pradeep Lariya and several other public representatives were present.