October 16, 2021

Published from Mumbai, Delhi & Bhopal

DEMANDS ASSISTANCE FROM NDRF

Team Absolute|Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday at his 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi. During the meeting that lasted for about half an hour, Chouhan informed Prime Minister about the various schemes and works being run in the state and explained the efforts being made by the state government to tackle the Kovid-19 epidemic. Chief Minister also informed about the damage done to the crops of farmers due to excessive rainfall in the state. Chouhan requested PM Modi to provide assistance of Rs. 3646.41 crore to National Disaster Relief Fund soon. He said that with this help the farmers will be able to compensate the losses due to excessive rains and pest-diseases and farmers will be able to prepare for the upcoming rabi crops. Chouhan urged Modi to allow expenditure of Rs 291.15 crore for the management of Kovid-19 with an amount of Rs 485.40 crore reserved for the State Disaster Response Fund. Along with this, the remaining amount of Rs 193.09 crore was also demanded to be spent on Kovid management. During the meeting, Chouhan presented to the Prime Minister a handbook on the action taken by the state government in relation to the recently passed agricultural bills by the Parliament. The Chief Minister explained in detail about various programs organized by the state government during the poor welfare week in the state – food festival, nutrition festival, farmers festival, forest rights festival, livelihood festival, credit festival, Sambal Utsav, Pratibha Utsav. Chouhan also informed Modi about the Chief Minister Kisan Kalyan Yojana being run in the state. He informed that under this scheme, all the eligible beneficiary farmer families of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi are being provided an amount of Rs 04 thousand in two instalments, 02 thousand rupees per instalment, directly in their accounts by the state government in a financial year.

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