NHRC notices to UP, MP over Bundelkhand condition

Bhopal: The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the deplorable condition of the inhabitants of the drought hit districts of Bundelkhand region, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh where, due to the scarcity of food, the people are living in distress and starving to death. Accordingly, the Commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh calling for detailed reports within four weeks.
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Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan from April 14

Bhopal: Chief Secretary Anthony DeSa has said that ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ will be held in all districts in Madhya Pradesh from state to village level from April 14. The campaign is being implemented with the objectives of increasing social harmony and brotherhood, strengthening Panchayat Raj System and increase people’s participation in development schemes for villages, farmers’ welfare and Gram Panchayats. He said that arrangements will be made for intensive training and monitoring …

Congress walkout over corruption charges

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Friday witnessed a walkout by the opposition Congress over the large-scale corruption in the White Tiger Safari said to be the first of its kind in the world in Satna District’s Mukundpur. During a calling attention notice of Sunderlal Tiwari, Jitu Patwari and Sukhendra Singh Banna (All Congress), Forest Minister Gauri Shankar Shejwar admitted that corruption took place in the project and the government rules and regulations were not …

Minister accepts delay in pension disbursement

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava on Thursday admitted in the Assembly that several complaints are being received over the delay of disbursal of pension amount to various categories of beneficiaries including poor, helpless, elderly and disabled. “The Government is taking steps to ensure that the same is distributed in time. The regime will organise gram sabhas across the state next month and ensure that not a single eligible person is …

Congress demands discussion over water crisis

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Thursday witnessed an adjournment for 10 minutes following a ruckus by main opposition Congress members over their demand for a discussion on drinking water crisis in the state. Soon after the proceedings got underway today, Congress members created a pandemonium and sought discussion on the problem of drinking water in the state. Deputy Leader of Opposition Bala Bachchan and Congress member Ramniwas Rawat pointed out that the issue was …

Israeli Consul General calls on Chief Minister

Bhopal: Israel’s Consul General David Akov met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Thursday. Chouhan said that Israel and Madhya Pradesh can collaborate in water recycling and water management sectors. Chouhan invited Akov to Global Investors Summit to be held at Indore in October. He said that 7 major cities in the state are being made Smart. Besides, small cities are also being developed as Mini Smart Cities. Israel can collaborate in the process. …