Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Madhya Pradesh is establishing new dimensions of development in various fields. In the last financial year, Madhya Pradesh led the country with an economic growth rate of 19.74%. There was an increase of about 45 percent in state capital spending.
This year, better works are underway for capital expenditure with an amount of Rs. 48 thousand 800 crores. The state’s contribution to the Indian economy has risen to 4.6%. Continuous efforts have been made for Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh. On Saturday, Chief Minister Chouhan gave details on the progress of various sectors of the state in India Today Group’s “State of the States Madhya Pradesh First” program at the meeting room of Jehanuma Hotel.
Chouhan also answered questions from India Today Group Editor Raj Chengappa and Saurabh during the broadcast.
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh was a state working on the principle of opportunity in times of disaster, accepting the self-reliance mantra given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Corona period. Important suggestions were received in 2020 from the country’s experts in the fields of infrastructure, education, health and good governance. Similarly, if we talk about environmental protection, Prime Minister Modi had raised awareness of some of India’s commitments during the Glasgow Climate Conference. This conference was the first climate conference to plan to reduce the use of fossil fuels and coal, which are the main contributors to greenhouse gases, during which Prime Minister Modi expressed concern about the planetary security. He briefed on India’s 5-point plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2070 and combat the devastating effects of global warming. Madhya Pradesh has started its efforts in line with the commitment expressed by Prime Minister Modi.
Chouhan said young people will benefit from a large number of employment and self-employment opportunities in the coming year. The aim is to provide employment to 32 lakh youths in the state. Young people will secure a place in one lakh of government jobs in the coming year. Planned efforts have been launched to this effect. Women from around 43 lakh families are associated with self-help groups, adding to the new strength of the economy. A loan of Rs 3,000 crore is granted to the women in the group. Over the past seven months, more than 22 lakh new self-employment opportunities have been created through various programs. Each year, approximately 2,000,000 people are helped to become self-employed through the Prime Minister’s Job Creation and other programs.
The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh is making a significant contribution to the agricultural sector. While we are at the forefront of wheat production, attention is also paid to crop diversification and natural farming. Tulsi and Ashwagandha are grown in Sehore district near the capital. In addition to providing a fair price for agricultural products to farmers, work is underway to familiarize them with new farming techniques.
Other options have been made available to farmers with the market for selling the produce.
About 80 percent of farmers are smallholders, who benefit from Kisan Samman Nidhi.
An amount of Rs 7816 crore was deposited in the accounts of the farmers. Discussions have been held with 13 major companies to provide relief to farmers, which will benefit both farmers and the MSME sector. Government, farmers and the private sector are making joint efforts, in which farmers are motivated for natural farming. Government, farmers and the private sector are making joint efforts, in which farmers are motivated for natural farming. The purchase price for the yield will be determined in accordance with the contract.
For the benefit of the farmer, the company or trader will cooperate with him.
Environment and Renewable Energy Sector
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said a lot of work is going on in the field of environment with public cooperation in Madhya Pradesh. I plant trees every day. Citizens were motivated to plant saplings on wedding anniversaries, birthdays of family members and in memory of their ancestors through the Ankur portal. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said after Rewa solar power station in Madhya Pradesh, initiative has been taken to produce solar power stations in Neemuch, Shajapur, Morena, Chhatarpur. Serious efforts have been made for solar power generation in Madhya Pradesh. An initiative has been taken for a floating factory in Omkareshvara. A power plant with a capacity of 600 MW will operate here. Today is also World Renewable Energy Day. Our resolution is to make Madhya Pradesh a leader in this field by providing the state with the benefits of Akhay energy sources. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said work is underway in line with Prime Minister Shri Modi’s priorities to secure the earth and protect the environment.