Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed financial assistance cheques and material to various beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Rozgar, Mukhyamantri Annapurna, Ujjawala yojna and agriculture schemes implemented to double the farmers income at Beneficiaries Training on Public Welfare Scheme Programme held at Jamboori Maidan here today. Short films based on public welfare schemes were also showcased in the presence of several Ministers, Public Representative and beneficiaries present in large number on the occasion.

Detail information regarding remarkable success achieved during the last 11 years were given to the beneficiaries through films on various welfare schemes like Yuva Udhyami, Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar and economic welfare etc. Moreover, cheques of loan amount were given to the beneficiaries Nitika Tripathi, Sunil Ahirwar, Sunil Parate, Rakshpal Singh, Durgesh Dhurve and to Sanjay Singh by the Chief Minister Chouhan to establish their own industry under the Mukhyamantri Udhmi Yojna.

Chouhan informed that bank loan is provided for project worth Rs 10 lakh to one crore to establish industry under this scheme. Benefit of Loan guarantee fund charges subsidy and training is provided by the state government. Moreover, bank loan is provided on project worth Rs 20 thousand to 10 lakh under the Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar yojna. Chouhan mentioned that youth of the state are becoming employment oriented deriving benefits of various schemes. He presented cheques of loan amount to youth beneficiaries Akshay, Mamta Devi, Aman, Amir Khan and to Virendra Thakur under the Mukhyamantri Swa-Rozgar yojna.

After the short film focusing Mukhyamantri Annapurna yojna, Chouhan presented forms for Antodaya Anna Scheme to the beneficiaries Saeed, Gayatri Choubey, Suresh Sahu and others. It is informed during the film that food security is being provided under the scheme to the members of 5.43 crore BPL and Antodaya families. Wheat at the rate of Re 1 per kg, rice and iodised salt is being provided. Moreover, 35 kg food grains per month to each family under the Antodaya Anna yojna and 5 kg food grain per month to each member of prioritised families are being distributed. Chouhan asked the beneficiaries present in the programme that whether it is necessary to provide wheat, rice and salt at the rate of Re one per kg to the poor families, the answer was yes it is necessary from the public.

Under the Pradhanmantri Ujjawala Yojna begun at the initiative of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, free gas connections and kits are being provided to the poor to get rid of the smoke. It is informed through film on Ujjawala yojna that free gas connections will be provided to 72 lakh families of the state during the next three years. Free gas connections to 13.50 lakh facilities have been provided during last five months. Madhya Pradesh is on second position in the country for implementing Ujjawala Scheme. Chouhan presented free gas connections and kit to the beneficiaries Smt. Lalubai, Rinabai, Kalabai, Radhabai and Pritibai on the occasion. Chouhan told that this arrangement has been made for the women of poor families to get rid of smoke pollution.

After the film focusing agriculture schemes to double the farmers income, Chouhan handed over cheques of various schemes like Balram Talab, Surajdhara, Mukhyamantri Sthai Krishi Pump Connection and various other agriculture schemes to the beneficiaries. It is informed during the film that remarkable increase of 98 percent has been registered in the agriculture production. Agriculture production has gone up to 4.23 crore matric tonne in the year 2015-16 in comparison to 2.14 crore matric tonne agriculture production in the year 2004-05. On this achievement, Chouhan urged the beneficiaries to give a loud applause for the farmers.