Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Government is constantly working for the empowerment of women. The girl child has now become a boon and is no more considered a burden in the state. Ladli Bahna Yojana will bring new light in the lives of women. “Today, women have tied Rakhis made of banana fiber and turmeric, I promise that I will never let anyone mess with their pride, honour and respect”, he said. Chief Minister Chouhan said that Late Nandkumar Chouhan was the best leader. He served the public throughout his life. The Chief Minister said that today his statue has been unveiled in Shahpur. We will take forward the works of Nandu Bhaiya and will continue to develop the region and the State with his inspiration. He said that Khandwa and Burhanpur will be made ideal districts with development and public welfare in the memory of Nandu Bhaiya.
Chief Minister Chouhan on Friday unveiled the statue of former MP Nandkumar Chouhan at Shahpur in Burhanpur district. In the programme, he transferred scholarship amount of Rs 300 crore to the accounts of 2.90 lakh students belonging to back ward classes with a single click. The Chief Minister dedicated and laid the foundation stone of development works worth Rs 77 crore. Along with this, artificial limbs and laptops were distributed to the disabled under the Chief Minister’s Education Promotion Scheme. The Chief Minister handed over the keys of tractor and scooty to the women associated with the Livelihood Mission. Chief Minister Chouhan said that the students should pursue studies seriously and move forward. Scholarship and Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana has been started by the Government for poor students of every category. Under the Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana, the fees for higher education of talented students are being paid by the government. Scooty will also be given to the girls who get the highest marks in class 12th. Now, medical, engineering etc. studies have also been started in Hindi in the state. Chief Minister Chouhan said that respect for sisters and daughters is of highest importance. I am the real brother of every sister of the State. I always work for their welfare. The benefit of Ladli Bahna Yojana will be given to those sisters whose annual income of the family is less than Rs 2.5 lakh and they have less than 5 acres of land. Family means husband, wife and children. Sisters will not have to give any certificate for the benefit of the scheme. Their e-KYC will be filled, for this they will not have to pay any fee. The Government itself will give Rs 15 for every KYC. Chief Minister Chouhan said that work is being done continuously for the welfare of every section of the society and to change the lives of the people. The area under irrigation has increased to 45 lakh hectare in the state. The state government will pay the interest amount for the farmers who have become defaulters due to not being able to repay the loan. The Government is re-launching the ‘Apna Transfer Khud Lagao’ scheme for the farmers. The Chief Minister congratulated the district for arranging water in every house of Burhanpur district under ‘Har Ghar Jal Yojana’. He said that Rs 1,400 crore plan has been approved to increase the water level of Burhanpur district. Once the land is identified in Shahpur, an amount of Rs 1 crore will be given for the construction of the stadium. He announced renaming of Shahpur Municipal Council office after Late Nandkumar Chouhan and Rs 1 crore for its development.
Now the entire amount will be given by cheque in the Kanya Vivah Yojana: Chief Minister said that on receiving some complaints regarding the material given to the girls under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana, it has been decided that instead of the material, the girl will be given a cheque of Rs 56,000 for the entire amount of the scheme. Initially, the sisters tied a thread made of banana fiber to the Chouhan. Along with this, a message of thanks and congratulation was handed over to the Chief Minister on a banana leaf for launching Ladli Bahna Yojana. All liquor ahatas will be closed in the State from April 1. Driving under the influence of alcohol will result in suspension of the driver’s license. Member of Parliament Gyaneshwar Patil delivered the welcome address. He said that we will serve the public by following the path shown by Late Nandkumar Chouhan. Minister incharge of the district Prem Singh Patel, former minister Archana Chitnis, MLAs, public representatives and a large number of sisters and citizens were present. Harshvardhan Chouhan proposed a vote of thanks.