Madhya Pradesh

MP Human Rights Commission takes cognizance of social boycott of family in Guna for refusing to give land for temple

Guna (Madhya Pradesh) [India]: Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission on Thursday took cognizance of the complaint filed by a family to Guna collector alleging a social boycott by Gwal samaj as the family refused to give land for the construction of a temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna, said MPHRC.
Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission, Justice Narendra Kumar Jain has sought a reply from Collector and Superintendent of Police, Guna in three weeks. The victim, Hiralal Ghoshi, a resident of Shivaji Nagar refused to give land for the temple’s construction. After which, the district panchayat passed a decree for the social boycott of the family by the community, Frank Noble, Guna Collector, told ANI.
“Yesterday, a man named Hiralal Ghoshi raised a complaint that his society has boycotted him. We met both the parties and tried to sort the matter. The matter now stands solved,” said the collector.
The members of the family have been banned from attending any marriage and even funeral, he added.
“The community even asked the man to keep the turban on his feet, keep shoes on his head, drink cow urine and shave his beard,” he stated.
After this, the victim’s family has complained to the collector about the decision of the Gwal society in the public hearing on Tuesday.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pays tribute to Maharishi Valmiki

Alirajpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India] : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday visited the Kabirsej village of Jobat Vis area and held discussion in the ‘chaupal’ with the villagers to take important suggestions from them.
Speaking at the event, Chouhan said, “Today, at the residence of tribal brother Bharchand Bhuria in Kabirsej village of Jobat Vis area, I held discussion in the chaupal with the villagers and took important suggestions from them.” Chouhan further stated that his ultimate goal is to bring prosperity to the lives of the tribal brothers and sisters of his state. “My ultimate goal is to bring prosperity in the lives of the tribal brothers and sisters of my state. My government is continuously working for your welfare,” he added.
Apart from interacting with the villagers, the Chief Minister also paid tribute to Maharishi Valmiki on his birth anniversary. “Best wishes to all of you on the birth anniversary of the most revered Maharishi Valmiki. Salute to Maharishi Valmiki by attending a program organized by Gujarati Valmiki Samaj in Alirajpur,” Chouhan added.

4 cr workers on E-Shram portal

More than four crore workers have registered themselves with the government’s newly launched e-shram portal, with maximum registrations coming from states like Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, informed the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

New Delhi [India] : As per an official release, Minister for Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav said that by registering, the unorganized workers will be able to get the benefits of government schemes easily.
Workers in diverse occupations such as construction, apparel manufacturing, fishing, gig and platform work, street vending, domestic work, agriculture and allied, transport sector have registered at the portal.
In some of these sectors, an overwhelming proportion of migrant workers are also engaged. All unorganized workers including migrant workers can now take the benefits of various social security and employment-based schemes through registration at the e-Shram portal.
As per live data, 4.09 crore workers have registered on the portal. Of these around 50.02 per cent of beneficiaries are female and 49.98 per cent are male.
As per the latest data, the states of Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are at the forefront of this initiative with the highest number of registrations, as depicted by the graph below. However, putting this number into perspective must be with caution. Smaller states and union territories (UTs) understandably have a lesser number of registered workforce. Also, this drive needs to gain momentum in states and UTs such as Meghalaya, Manipur, Manipur, Goa and Chandigarh.

The largest number of workers registered is from agriculture and construction, given the sheer volume of these two sectors in employment generation in India. Besides, workers from diverse and different occupations like domestic and household workers, apparel sector workers, automobile and transport sector workers, electronics and hardware workers, capital goods workers, education, healthcare, retail, tourism and hospitality, food industry and many more have registered at this portal.
Around 65.68 per cent of these registered workers are in the age group of 16-40 years and 34.32% are in the age group of 40 years and above. The social compositions of these workers include Other Backward Castes (OBC) and General Castes with almost 43 per cent and 27 per cent respectively from these categories and 23 per cent and 7 per cent being from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

It is encouraging that an equivalent proportion of men and women have been part of this drive. There have been weekly improvements in the registrations by gender, with men and women workers registering at comparable proportions, as indicated by the graph below.
This registration would facilitate delivery and accessibility to crucial welfare programmes and various entitlements meant for the workers in the unorganized sector and employment, stated the release.

MP CM : Congress is ‘a circus’

Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India] : Taking a dig at the Congress party over the recent crisis, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the party has become a circus.
While speaking at a rally in Burhanpur, the CM said, “Rahul Gandhi is not the Congress Party. It is being run by an interim president Sonia Gandhi. But Rahul Gandhi has complete rights to remove a chief minister of a state.” Mentioning the Congress party crisis in Punjab and the surprise resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh, he said, “Singh was the CM of Punjab and was running a government very smoothly. But he was removed and Charanjit Singh Channi was made the chief minister.”
He also charged Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu for resigning as the state party president and putting the party in a spot.
Talking about the rift in Congress in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, he said, “Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot are not happy with each other while Bhupesh Baghel and TS Deo Singh are involved in a tug of war over the post of CM.”
He also attacked Kamal Nath, former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. Chouhan said, “In Madhya Pradesh, if the Congress party wants to appoint then it chooses Kamal Nath, for the leader of opposition position, it again depends on Kamal Nath. For star campaigners, it falls back on Kamal Nath. For the president of Youth wing, the party appoints Nakul Nath, who is the son of Kamal Nath.”

New CJ of MP HC

Justice Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath on Thursday was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], October 14 : He was administered the oath of office by Governor Mangubhai C Patel at Raj Bhavan. Justice Malimath, who was earlier acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh, has been elevated as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.
In July this year, Justice Malimath was conferred with the duties of Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court after the retirement of Justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy.
Justice Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath, B.Com., LL.B., was enrolled as an Advocate on January 28, 1987. He practised for 20 years before the High Court of Karnataka, High Court of Madras and the Supreme Court of India in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Labour, Company, Service cases etc.
He specialises in Constitutional Law and worked in Bangalore University in Bengaluru and Kuvempu University in Shivamogga. He was appointed as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court on February 18, 2008, and a permanent judge on February 17, 2010. He was transferred to Himachal Pradesh High Court on January 7, 2019.

Justice Mohammad Rafiq takes oath as Chief Justice of Himachal HC

ANI | Updated: Oct 14, 2021 13:56 IST

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], October 14 (ANI): Justice Mohammad Rafiq on Thursday took oath as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.
Justice Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath, who was an acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, has been elevated to the position of Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. Justice Mohammad Rafiq, M.Com., LL.B, was born on May 25, 1960. He was enrolled as an Advocate on July 8, 1984 and practiced in the Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur Bench in Constitutional, Civil, Service, Criminal, Land Acquisition, Arbitration, Company and Customs matters and specialized in Writs for Constitutional and Service matters.
He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Rajasthan High Court on May 15, 2006 and appointed as Permanent Judge on May 14, 2008. He was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on 23.09.2019. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court on November 13, 2019 and transferred to Orissa High Court on 27.04.2020.

MP gears up for 1st Hockey India Junior Men Academy National C’ship

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] : After the success of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021, Madhya Pradesh is all geared up to host the forthcoming 1st Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 starting on October 18.
28 teams with over 550 players as well as coaching and support staff, will arrive in Bhopal this week for the first-ever Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021. The maiden tournament for academies will provide young hockey players with a platform to showcase their talent and impress selectors, who will be present at the National Championships. Good performances here will hold great prospects for young and aspiring players to make it to the National Program.
The participating teams include Berar Hockey Academy (Vidarbha) Amravati, Naval Tata Hockey Academy — Jamshedpur and Olympian Vivek Singh Hockey Academy in Pool A, while Bhai Behlo Hockey Academy Bhagta, Namdhari Sports Academy and RV Academy of Hockey are in Pool B.
Dhyan Chand Hockey Academy, Mumbai Schools Sports Association, and Raja Karan Hockey Academy are grouped in Pool C, while Ghumanhera Riser’s Academy, Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy Jarkhar — Ludhiana, Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy are in Pool D.
HIM Academy, Markandeshwar Hockey Academy, SAI – Academy (Kolkata) and Citizen Hockey XI are in Pool E and in Pool F Hubli Hockey Academy, Malwa Hockey Academy Hanumangarh, Salute Hockey Academy, Republican Sports Club are grouped together.
Pool G will include Jai Bharat Hockey Academy, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy, SGPC Hockey Academy and Thirumalvalavan Hockey Academy. Lakshmi Ammal Sports Academy, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, Tamil Nadu Hockey Academy, Vadipatti Raja Hockey Academy feature in Pool H.
After six days of pool matches, the quarter-finals will be played on October 24, the semi-finals will be held on October 26 whereas the Medal matches are scheduled for October 27.
The government of Madhya Pradesh has left no stone unturned in its preparations to successfully host back-to-back tournaments and also provide a safe environment for the athletes to compete.
Minister of Department of Sports and Youth Welfare, Technical Education, Skill Development and Employment, Yashodhara Raje Scindia said, “It was great to see talented players compete for the coveted title in the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 in Bhopal. We ensured the COVID protocols were followed.”
“I believe having more tournaments like this at the Junior and Sub Junior level will really help build a strong grassroots system and it will only help the sports grow further. We are very happy to support Hockey India in their endeavour and host more such tournaments in Bhopal as it will inspire more children to take up the sport,” she added.
Apart from several SOPs laid out by Hockey India, each and every athlete, coach, technical officials participating in the 1st Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 would need to submit a negative COVID RT-PCR test report on arrival at Bhopal with the test taken within 48 hours prior to departure to Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Further to this, all athletes and officials need to have the Aarogya Setu app on their devices. They must also follow physical distancing measures at all locations, except athletes on the field.
A Covid-19 task force will also be constituted by the organising committee to ensure the implementation of the protocols issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the respective state government.

Connecting Rajasthan & UP

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India]: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday said that the state cabinet has approved a 404 km highway that will connect Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
The minister said, “Madhya Pradesh Cabinet today approved 404-km highway, Atal Pragati Path which will connect Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. 313 Kilometers of this highway will pass through Sheopur, Morena and Bhind. The highway will be developed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).” He added, “Rs 50 crores have been approved for Indore Dugdh Sangh’s milk powder plant.”
Speaking about the relaxations in COVID-19 lockdown, he further said, “Coaching classes can operate with 100 per cent capacity after October 15. Gyms will operate at full capacity. Stadiums will open with 50 per cent capacity.”

Earthquake of 3.6 magnitude strikes MP’s Seoni

Seoni (Madhya Pradesh) [India] : An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 on the Ritcher scale struck Seoni in Madhya Pradesh on Friday.
The earthquake struck at around 11.50 am. “Earthquake of Magnitude:3.6, Occurred on 01-10-2021, 11:49:09 IST, Lat: 22.11 & Long: 79.59, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Seoni, Madhya Pradesh” said National Center for Seismology in a tweet.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Ritcher scale had struck the Lachung area of the North Sikkim district on Wednesday.

MP becomes state with most number of vaccinated

Khargone (Madhya Pradesh) [India]: Madhya Pradesh has become the number one state to have vaccinated the largest number of people with the first dose, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday.
Addressing an event, the chief minister said, “There is a shortage of funds but I have decided that no matter what, I will ensure that Jhirnya Irrigation Project, whose estimated cost is Rs 1,400 crore is completed….even if I have to take a loan.” Chouhan said Madhya Pradesh has become the number one state to have vaccinated the largest number of people with the first dose.
“A total of 6.11 cr doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Madhya Pradesh till Sept 26. A total of 86 per cent of eligible persons have been administered the first dose,” he added.
Slamming the Congress, Chouhan said, “Diggy (Digvijay Singh), there was no electricity for two hours in your rule. They reached the farmers’ dharna to do gimmicks. During Diggi’s rule, the farmers were not even getting water for irrigation. He did not make irrigation project.”
Taking a dig at former chief minister Kamal Nath, Chouhan said, “He has become a Twitter master. He cannot go among people and the farmers. His only work is to tweet.”
He alleged that Kamal Nath closed schemes like Sambal citing lack of funds as the reason. He said Kamal Nath had problems with the schemes for the benefit of the labourers and workers.

‘Congress destroyed MP’- BJP

Pandhana (Madhya Pradesh) [India], September 21 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan slammed the previous Congress government in the state, alleging that the state witnessed destruction during its tenure.
“Kamal Nath was the Chief Minister for 15 months. His government destroyed the state for those 15 months. Development works and schemes were halted. Kamal Nath could not provide water and money to farmers. But after 15 months, I was back into power during the Covid crisis. Everything had stopped. There was also a challenge of upgrading healthcare infrastructure,” Chauhan said. As a part of the programme, Chauhan launched 103 Angandwadis in 32 districts of the state. 10,000 nutrition gardens were also launched in 52 districts of the state.
Speaking on the success of his government, the Chief Minister added, “We tried to work for farmers in spite of facing a financial crunch. We purchased paddy and wheat. We also purchased Moong dal from farmers so that they would not have to face losses. I provided Rs 8,000 crores to farmers under Prime Minister Fasal Beema Yojna.”
“The Prime Minister provided an amount of Rs 6,000 per year and I provided Rs 4,000 from my side as well. This government works for farmers. But the previous government could not even provide water to farmers,” he added.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in the state last year in March with Shivraj Singh Chouhan assuming the chief ministerial post. This came after the Kamal Nath-led Congress government collapsed following the resignation of then party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who went on to join the BJP along with 21 MLAs.

Nitin Gadkari reviews progress

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday reviewed the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) covering the States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Sohna (Haryana) [India], September 16 : Addressing media in Sohna, Gadkari said, “Delhi-Katra expressway will be launched in two years, to reduce the distance from 727 to 572 kilometres, you will reach Katra from Delhi in six hours. We are also working on new roads from Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Dehradun and Delhi-Haridwar, to take you there in two hours.” As per the official release by the Transport and Highways Ministry, the expressway is being developed at a cost of Rs 98,000 crores. The 1,380 kilometres long Delhi Mumbai expressway will be the longest expressway in India.
It will enhance connectivity between Delhi and Mumbai. The expressway will connect the urban centres of Delhi through the Delhi-Faridabad-Sohna section of the corridor along with a spur to Jewar Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Mumbai through a spur in Mumbai.
In addition, the expressway which passes through the six states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra will improve the connectivity to economic hubs like Jaipur, Kishangarh, Ajmer, Kota, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat bringing economic prosperity to millions.
Delhi Mumbai Expressway, envisaged under the vision of Prime Minister’s ‘New India’, was kick-started in 2018 with the foundation stone being laid on March 9, 2019. Out of the 1,380 kilometres, contracts for more than 1,200 kilometres have already been awarded and is under progress. (

MP : Recruitment for 1 lakh

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], September 14 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced that the state government will soon start recruiting for 1 lakh posts, informed the state Directorate of Public Relations.
According to the CM, there is a 48 per cent hike in the number of industrial units and a 38 per cent hike in employment generation despite the ongoing pandemic. “There are immense possibilities of employment in the private sector along with government sector,” said the chief minister.
“Employment is on the top priority of the state government. The state government is starting the process of recruitment to one lakh posts in a few days,” he added.
Chouhan addressed the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ programme of readymade garments unit of Gokuldas Exports Limited in Bhopal’s Acharpura industrial area on Monday.
He also inaugurated water supply project in Textile Park, Acharpura and Special Education Zone and Industrial Area, Acharpura.
“This unit proposed by Gokuldas Exports will be built on 10 acres. A capital investment of Rs 110 crore will be made by the company, in which employment will be available to more than 4,000 local people,” said Chouhan.
“Also, more than three-fourths of the employees in the plant will be women. About 10,000 people will get employment from this unit itself,” he added.
Speaking about the sufficient water supply to industries, CM said that Narmada Water Supply Pipeline Scheme has been launched at a cost of Rs 16.81 crore to supply water to industries in Acharpura industrial area.
“With this, three MLD water can be supplied per day to about 300 units. Adequate availability of water to industries will be ensured,” said the CM.
“The land available in Patalpur near Berasia has been identified for agro-based industries. Our aim is to provide better employment opportunities to the local youth and women,” he added.
Chouhan also said that the state has taken a long leap in ease of doing business. The state now ranks fourth in the country in business opportunities.
“Steps like ‘Start Your Business in Thirty Days,’ have been taken to encourage the establishment of industries in the state. All the activities related to the establishment of industries are being conducted from a single window,” he said.
Chouhan said the state is working fast towards making business easy. Under the ‘Ek Zila- Ek Utpad’ scheme, 64 specific products of all the districts have been selected.
“Industrial corridors will be developed on both sides of ‘Atal Progress-Way’ and ‘Narmada Expressway’. Both these corridors will give new pace and direction to the construction of Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh,” said the CM.
Chouhan announced that the cluster-based expansion of micro, small and medium industries is being encouraged in the state.
Under this, 13 clusters will be developed in the state in different sectors like furniture, toys, textile, food processing, agriculture, electrical, mechanical, namkeen and engineering.
Chouhan said that a huge land bank is available for industries, in which 30,000 acres of developed land and 33, 664 acres of under-developed land is also available for industrial areas.

MP schools to reopen on Sept 1

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India]: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced that classes for standards 6 to 12 will be held with 50 per cent capacity in all schools of the state from September 1.
“CM and Minister of State for School Education (Independent Charge) Inder Singh discussed in a meeting to start the classes in government and non-government schools of the state from 1st September in the presence of 50 per cent students,” said CMO. “The classes for standard 9 to 12 were being held twice a week. Now the classes will be held on all working days. Decision over the resumption of classes for standard 1 to 5 will be taken on the basis of the situation after a week,” tweeted Chouhan.
Chauhan further directed the officials concerned to make sure that strict adherence to COVID protocols should be followed in all the schools.

MP implements National Education Policy-2020

Madhya Pradesh government on Thursday launched the National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) in the state and became the second state in the country to implement NEP-2020 after Karnataka.

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], August 26 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Governor Mangubhai C Patel and Higher Education Minister Dr Mohan Yadav were present at the launch. Speaking on the occasion, Yadav said that the new education policy will break all the shackles and help students to explore outside their boundaries. “Earlier, a student had to study subjects prescribed according to a course. But now they can choose their subjects according to their interests,” he said.
“The new policy also focuses on National Service Scheme (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC) and skill-based subjects,” he added.
Yadav informed that the government is also introducing agricultural science as a subject in Vikram University and Rani Durgavati university to open up new avenues for students.
The minister said that the government intends to implement NEP-2020 in all the regions of the state, which includes 16 government universities and 40 private universities, within four years.
On being asked about campus placements in the state, Yadav said that the government has taken creative steps to increase placement in the state.
“We have deployed a placement officer for each district in the state. Last year, 86,000 students got jobs through college placements. We intend to increase it to two lakhs this year,” he stated.
The Central government launched NEP on July 29, 2020. On its first anniversary last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched SAFAL (sTRUCTURED Assessment For Analysing Learning), a competency-based assessment for grades 3, 5, and 8 introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

PM chairs 37th PRAGATI meeting, reviews eight projects of three ministries

New Delhi [India], August 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 37th meeting of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving the Centre and state governments.
A PMO release said nine agenda items were taken for review during the meeting including eight projects and one scheme. Among the eight projects, three projects each were from the Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and two projects were from the Ministry of Power.
These eight projects have a cumulative cost of Rs 1,26,000 crore concerning 14 states – Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Delhi.
The Prime Minister stressed the significance of the timely completion of these projects.
During the interaction, the Prime Minister reviewed ‘One Nation – One Ration Card’ (ONORC) scheme.
He asked officials to explore multiple utilities of the technological platform developed under the scheme for a wide array of benefits to the citizens.
The Prime Minister also directed the state officials to keep monitoring the construction of oxygen plants and the availability of hospital beds.
In the previous 36 PRAGATI meetings, 292 projects having a total cost of 13.78 lakh crore, have been reviewed.

CM urges to participate in mega vaccination drive

Ahead of the mega COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Madhya Pradesh on August 25-26 to give a boost to the vaccination coverage in the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan appealed all to come forward to get inoculated, especially those who have their second jab pending.

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], August 22 : “We have administered the first dose to 60 per cent of people in the state, while only 12 per cent people have been administered with the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A mega vaccination campaign will be run on August 25-26,” Chouhan said. Further, accentuating the need for a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, he said, “Both doses will be administered on the first day. On August 26, only second doses will be administered. We have reserved the second day of the mega vaccination campaign for those the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because it is very essential to remind people who have taken their first dose to take their second too.”
“Vaccine is most effective when its second dose is taken within the stipulated time. The effect of the first dose would wear off if one does not take their second dose,” he added.
Further, the CM appealed to the people of the state to ensure that everyone takes their vaccine jab, and said, “The risk of COVID-19 infection drops by 93 per cent for those who are fully vaccinated against it. Therefore, I request the people of my state to get their vaccine jab at the soonest; for those who have not received their first dose, please take it…also, remember that it is very important to take the second dose of the vaccine too.”
Thanking people for their cooperation to help control the infection rate of COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh, Chouhan said, “With the support of people, COVID infections are in control. However, COVID-19 has not been eradicated. We shouldn’t panic, but it’s important to maintain precautions. I appeal to all persons to maintain COVID-appropriate behaviour.” (

Indore : First ‘Water plus’ city

Seven sewerage treatment plants were constructed in the city and about 110 million litres per day of treated water from them is being used, the Indore civic commissioner said.

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, August 12: Indore, the country’s cleanest city, has now been declared the first “water plus” city of India under the Swachh Survekshan 2021, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said. Indore, the state’s commercial capital, has set an example for other cities, he said.

“Heartiest congratulations to the citizens of Indore as it becomes the first SBM (Swachh Bharat Mission) Water+ certified city under #SwachhSurvekshan2021. Indore has been an example for the whole nation for its determination and dedication towards cleanliness. May it continue to bring glory to the state,” Chouhan said in a tweet.

Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Informing about the work done to achieve this tag, Indore district collector Manish Singh said, “According to the guidelines of Water Plus Protocol of Swachh Survekshan, 1,746 public and 5,624 domestic sewer outfalls in 25 small and big nullahs were tapped by the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) which also freed the city’s Kanh and Saraswati rivers from sewer lines.”

Indore civic commissioner Pratibha Pal informed that seven sewerage treatment plants were constructed in the city and about 110 million litres per day (MLD) treated water from them is being used.

“According to the guidelines of Water Plus Protocol, 147 special types of urinals were constructed in the city. Besides, the work of cleaning ponds, wells and all water bodies has also been done,” she added.

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