Observing that his government returned to power for the third time in a row riding on a positive public mandate, Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav today said it has lost no time in setting the development process in motion from the very first day.
“Four major decisions were taken on the first day of the Government’s formation.
These include providing rice and wheat at Re 1 per kg to poor families and launching the Mukhyamantri Khet Sadak Yojna besides constituting the Madhyam Varg Ayog and the Vyapar Samvardhan Mandal,” said Mr Yadav while delivering his customary address on the second day of Madhya Pradesh’s 14th Legislative Assembly’s maiden session.
He said the Government has not only prepared a ‘Vision Document’ for carrying out development but also decided the time frame for its implementation. This ‘Vision Document’ incorporates proposed resolutions made in ‘Jan Sankalp 2013 (the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s election manifesto)’.
“My government has adopted the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption. For the purpose, arrangements of internal vigilance within departments and financial advisors in main departments would be made,” said Mr Yadav.
He said his government adopted an aggressive stance against corruption by promulgating the Special Courts Act and the Public Service Guarantee Act. The ambit of Public Service Guarantee Act would be enhanced from 101 services pertaining to 21 departments to 122 schemes. The government would ensure that every project is started and completed in a time frame.
“Various departments have been directed that a study be undertaken of the best schemes pertaining to their departments in operation across the globe for preparing behavioural and result-oriented schemes,” the Governor said.
Pointing out that effective implementation of e-governance and information technology has been undertaken across the state that stands third in the country in terms of electronic transactions, Mr Yadav said that scholarships would now be provided to students across various categories through e-banking.
Expressing the Government’s belief that public’s role did not end but began following the exercise of their franchise, he said that the Government would soon launch ‘Aao Banae Apna Madhya Pradesh Sammelan’ series to make use of their experience.
“In the next five years, the Government has set a target to make available self-employment opportunities to more than 5 lakh youths.
A decision has been taken for producing 16.5 lakh quintal seeds. Laboratories for examining diseases would be opened in all the districts,” the Governor said.
He said that the first phase of the Narmada River flowing into Kshipra River is near completion.
This would ensure adequate water supply in the region besides for the next five years. In the next phase, Narmada River would be made to flow into Kalisindh, Gambhir and Parvati rivers.
Elaborating on various other achievements and future plans, Mr Yadav, in his concluding remarks, expressed hope that members of the House would focus on the state’s development even in the face of diversity of opinions.