Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that no stone will be left unturned for the development of Sahariya tribe, which is included in the most backward tribes in Madhya Pradesh.
All possible efforts will be made for development and welfare of Sahariya tribe. Chief Minister was addressing the Sahariya Vikas Sammelan at Kareela Dham, a religious spot in Mungawali Janpad. Chouhan approved Rs 5.45 crore for construction of Janki Mata Mandir in Kareela Dham on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that a grand temple will be built where presently the Shabri Mata temple is located. He directed to start proceedings for land allotment for the work.
He further said that hostel buildings will be constructed in Indore and Gwalior at a cost of Rs 17 crore 50 lakhs to make better education opportunities available for children belonging to the Sahariya tribe. CM Chouhan made the Sahariya community members took resolve against drug addiction, to send each child to school, not to sell their land and say no to child marriage.
He honoured seers and saints present in the programme with shawl-coconut and distributed certificates to the beneficiaries.Chouhan said that Rs. 1000 will be deposited every month in the bank accounts of Sahariya women to eradicate malnutrition in the community.
With this money they can feed their children with good nutritious food. He said that pucca houses will be given to the poor and Sahariya families. The Sahariya families that have not been given forest rights of pattas, will be surveyed and given pattas of forest rights.
He assured to provide computer training to children of the community to establish their own enterprises. He said that 10,000 Sahariya children will be provided with swarozgar training in ITIs. The Chief Minister said that each Sahariya family will have power connectivity. Now each poor family will have to pay only Rs 200 for electricity. For this they will not need electricity meters.
Chouhan performed puja-archana at Janki Mata Mandir in Kareela Dham accompanied by his wife. He also visited Shabri Mata Mandir. He instructed the Collector to make arrangements for the education of 10-year-old Abhishek Ojha in Kareela. Abhishek had told the CM that he had to leave his studies after he lost his father.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava, Home Minister Bhupendra Singh, Public Works Minister Rampal Singh, District Minister in Charge Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya and MP Prabhat Jha were also present during the programme.