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Remain committed to development: CM

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked officials to complete all pending development works. He exhorted officials and people?s representatives to remain committed to development and work dedicatedly for the advancement of the State.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2006 13:19 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked officials to complete all pending development works. He exhorted officials and people’s representatives to remain committed to development and work dedicatedly for the advancement of the State.

Addressing a meeting of Members of Parliament, MLAs, Zila Panchayat presidents of Bhopal and Hoshangabad divisions here today, he instructed police officials to take strict action against those involved in gambling, drug trafficking and anti-social activities.

Minister in charge of Bhopal Raghavji, cabinet colleagues, chief secretary Vijay Singh and Principal Secretaries of departments concerned attended the meeting. Chief Minister gave instructions to ensure distribution of kerosene oil and foodgrains at subsidised rates especially in rural areas.

It should also be ensured that distributors of petrol and diesel did not have kerosene distribution agency, he added. He said steps would soon be taken to ensure the allocation of funds to Panchayats as recommended by Twelfth Finance Commission so that the funds could be utilised efficiently.

He said authorities concerned had been instructed to stop recovery of electricity bills from small farmers and defer their arrests.

On suggestions from MLAs, Chief Minister announced the setting up of a special cell to facilitate grant of permission required for using forest lands for development activities. The cell would pursue cases requiring such permissions from the Bhopal-based regional office of Government of India.

Referring to steps of intensifying the development process, the Chief Minister said collective efforts of people’s representatives would help increase the pace of development with constructive approach. The Chief Minister also asked officers to be available at district headquarters at least for two days a week for the convenience of people.

He said development works pending for years should be completed speedily specially the road construction works. People’s representatives should get due respect and their prompt action should be taken on their suggestions.

The Chief Minister announced an inquiry into irregularities allegedly committed in construction of Piparia-Narsinghpur. Member of Parliament Sartaj Singh said encroachments should be removed and tourism facilities should be developed in Pachmarhi.

He also gave suggestions about construction of rural roads. MLAs of Betul district Sunilam, Mahendra Singh Chauhan, Shivprasad Rathore, Sajjan Singh Uike, Sukhdeo Panse, Sunita Bele, Sehore district’s MLAs Karan Singh Verma, Ramesh Saxena, Rajendra Singh, Raghunath Singh Malviya, MLAs Raisen district, Dr Gaurishankar Shejwar, Rajesh Patel, Vidisha district’s MLA Shyamlal Panthi, Gurucharan Singh, Bhopal district’s MLA Arif Aqueel and Bhaktpal Singh also gave their suggestions on the occasion.