Chouhan urges Planning Commission for special package

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Bhopal, Dec 17 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today urged the Planning Commission to provide a special package for industrialisation in the state on the lines of Uttaranchal for reducing dependence on agriculture.

Mr Chouhan requested for a special package from Planning Commission Deputy-Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia during a meeting at his residence here. During the meeting, Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahni and state Planning Board Vice-Chairman Sompal Shastri were present.

He said the government should have received Rs 1,100 crore for maintenance and upkeep of 4,800 km national highway road. However, it had received only Rs 92 crore so far.

Mr Ahluwalia assured that funds would be provided for maintenance and upkeep of national highways.

The Chief Minister urged for central assistance for tribal sub-schemes in view of percentage of tribal areas and population in the state.

On being pointed out by Mr Ahluwalia about pending court cases, Mr Chouhan said more than 300 judges had been appointed and 250 new court rooms were made. Efforts were being made to provide punishment to those guilty of serious offences.

Mr Chouhan provided information about various welfare schemes being run in the state. Mr Ahluwalia praised Ladli Lakshmi scheme, Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Suraksha scheme, Gaon ki Beti scheme and other government schemes.


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