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THE State Government is committed to eradicate poverty in State. As a result there will be no discrimination of caste, religion and class. For this the government is going to implement Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Yojana. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan made this announcement while addressing division-level tendu patta collectors and unorganised labourers’ conference at Lalpur Gram Panchayat of Sohagpur development block in Shahdol division on Thursday. Tendu patta collectors and unorganised labourers from three districts of the division were present in the programme. Chouhan said that poverty has nothing to do with caste, religion or class. The State Government has decided to connect poor people with mainstream of the society. Now, taxes recovered from affluent class will be spent on welfare of poor so that poor do not remain miserable. Announcing Jan Kalyan Yojana, the Chief Minister said that under this scheme, families that are not income tax payers, have less than 2.5 acre land, have no Government job will be benefitted. Those who do not have land and live in slums will be given pattas. Adivasi families who have possession of forest land before 2006 will be given forest rights pattas. Not only this, all poor families of the State will be provided with concrete houses within four years for which they will be provided grants.

The Chief Minister further said that the Government will bear fees for education of children of poor families from class I to college so that their education is not hampered due to financial crisis. Free medical facility will be provided to poor even if they are treated in private hospitals. Financial assistance of Rs 4,000 will be given to women during 6 to 9 months of pregnancy and Rs 12,000 after birth of child. The Government has decided to take Rs 200 fixed electricity bill per month to give relief to the poor from electricity bills. The Chief Minister said that efforts will be made to increase income through Livelihood Mission for connecting women with self-employment and for their economic advancement. On death of a person under the age of 60 years, financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh will be given, financial help of Rs 4 lakh on death due to accident and assistance of Rs 2 lakh on permanent disability, Rs one lakh for temporary disability and Rs 5,000 will be given for performing last rites. For registration, the person will have to apply in the panchayat concerned or urban body and will also have to provide a self-declaration letter. Benefit of this scheme will be provided first time at Janpad headquarters from June 13. Chouhan said that when he had come to Umaria district last year, he had a chance to meet tendu patta collectors while he was on his way to Bandhavgarh National Park. They were barefoot and had no drinking water. He then decided to provide ‘charan-paduka’ to these poor, ‘dhoti’ to their women and water bottles free of cost. He said that the world grows only when the daughter grows. All parents must educate their daughters and give them the opportunity to move ahead. The State Government has implemented several schemes like Ladli Laxmi, Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah-Nikah, reservation in local bodies, reservation in police and teachers recruitments for welfare of women. The Chief Minister said that society’s cooperation is also necessary for rapid development of the State. He urged people to join the Government in operation of cleanliness campaign, School Chale Hum campaign and Beti Bachao Abhiyan. Chouhan urged people to work with mutual co-operation and co-ordination to uproot poverty and create a new India. CM Chouhan said that the country’s Prime Minister, who is among most powerful leaders in the world, has implemented ambitious schemes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri Awas, Ujjwala and Soubhagya Yojana to connect the country to mainstream of development. He appealed to the public to support implementation of the State Government’s schemes to move ahead on the path of development.

MP Gyan Singh said that the head of the State has given many endowments for development of the adivasi region which includes division status to Shahdol, establishment of medical, engineering college and university. Those present during the programme were Mineral, Industry and Shahdol District Minister In-charge Rajendra Shukla, MP Gyan Singh, Chairman Tribal Commission Narendra Singh Marawi, State Baiga Development Authority Ramlal Baiga, Chairman of Laghu Vanopaj Sangh Mahesh Kori, Sultan Singh Shekhawat, MLA Pramila Singh, Su Meena Singh, Jaisingh Marawi, Ramlal Routel, Shivnarayan Singh, Shahdol District Panchayat President Narendra Marawi, Anuppur District Panchayat President Roopmati Singh, public representatives and general public.