“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resolved to eradicate sickle cell anemia and TB from India. To make this resolve for public welfare successful, we all have to make united efforts. Its investigation has been started especially in 20 tribal-dominated districts, which are most affected by this disease, all the citizens must get themselves tested. The Central Government has set a target of 2047 for genetic sickle cell anemia and 2025 for TB eradication. The Governor said that TB disease should not be hidden, in case of symptoms, seek medical advice immediately,” Governor Mangubhai Patel. Governor Patel, accompanied by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was addressing the State-level Employment Day and Mahila Sammelan in Umaria district, on Wednesday. The Governor and the Chief Minister symbolically gave away grant of Rs 271.41 crore to 1309 MSME units of the State and loans worth Rs 2114.48 crore to 2.26 lakh youth under various self-employment schemes. Development works worth Rs 388 crore were dedicated and bhoomi pujan was also performed in the programme. Chief Minister boosted their morale by interacting virtually with self-employed youths of Sagar, Gwalior, Ujjain and Mandla districts. Chief Minister Chouhan also distributed benefits to the beneficiaries under various schemes.
Governor, Patel further said that our country resides in villages. With the prosperity of the village, the country will become strong and developed. Madhya Pradesh always remains on top in the implementation of the schemes of the central and state government for rural development. He appreciated the government’s decision to give priority to women’s small, micro and medium enterprises in government procurement. He also congratulated the state government for being first in the implementation of Matru Vandana Yojana. Referring to Ladli Laxmi Yojana and Mukhyamantri Ladli Bahna Yojana, the Governor appreciated the efforts of the state government for women empowerment. The Governor said that it is a matter of joy that the state government is working with full dedication for the development of all sections, youth, women, deprived sections and tribals. The state government has implemented PESA Act in 11,457 villages of 20 tribal-dominated districts to strengthen the traditional rights of tribal community on water, forest and land.
Addressing the programme, CM, Chouhan said that Mukhyamantri Ladli Bahna Yojana has been launched for the economic empowerment of women of the state. Women will be self-dependent by taking advantage of the scheme and their small financial needs will be fulfilled. The Chief Minister said that June 10 will bring good luck in the lives of women. On this day an amount of Rs 1,000 will be transferred to the accounts of all the eligible women. This scheme will change the life and circumstances of women. The process of transferring the amount to the women’s accounts will continue. CM, Chouhan said that earlier daughters were considered a burden in the state. Taking the help of modern medical resources, daughters were killed in the womb itself. To improve this situation, I decided that daughters should also get all the opportunities for development like sons. Hence, our government has decided that the daughter born in the state should be a millionaire. For this purpose Ladli Laxmi Yojana was introduced. Today, there are about 46 lakh Ladli Betis in the state. Many schemes are also being implemented to make them empowered. Along with this, the state government is arranging their marriage under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana. Chouhan said that our government has made provision for reservation for women to get proper representation in panchayats and urban bodies. Due to this, today the participation of women has increased in the posts like Panch, Sarpanch, District Member, District Panchayat Member, District Panchayat President, Municipality President. Today, women sarpanchs have been elected in 50 percent of the gram panchayats in the state, which is no less than a miracle. He said that the state government had given exemption for registration of land in the name of women, due to which now registration of land, houses and shops is being done in the name of women. Chief Minister Chouhan said that our country and Madhya Pradesh are moving fast under the leadership of the Prime Minister. Continuous efforts are being made for the economic empowerment of women through the Aajeevika Mission in the state. Efforts are being made to make women millionaires through the works of the mission. He said that today the amount has been transferred to the account of self-help groups. The Chief Minister said that self-help groups and Ladli Bahna Sena should also be formed in every village. With these efforts of ours, we will move ahead and adopt economic prosperity and social harmony. He said that with the aim of bringing peace and harmony in the society, liquor vends have been closed from April 1. MLA Bandhavgarh, Shivnarayan Singh and former MP and former minister Gyan Singh also addressed the gathering. MP Shahdol Himandri Singh, public representatives along with a large number of women and citizens were present.