Special drive to hold rain water

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued instructions to launch a drive for holding flowing rain water from September 15. He has instructed to make action plan for farmers’ income not getting reduced due to rain deficit, observe Swachhata fortnight and get prepared for rabi crop considering rain shortfall. Chouhan asked the district in-charge ministers to assess availability of water for irrigation with public representatives and administrative officers between September 15 and 20. Effective …

MISA pension hiked, rules changed

Bhopal: The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday decided to pay an honorarium of Rs 8,000 per month to those who spent less than one month in prison under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) and Defence of India (DIR) rules during Emergency. The state government already pays Rs 25,000 per month to those who spent more than a month in jail under the MISA and DIR between 1975 and 1977, when Indira …