Atal Jyoti Abhiyan in Alirajpur district
April 20, 2013 08:37:00 PM
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched Atal Jyoti Abhiyan for 24X7 power supply in Alirajpur district on Saturday. He directed to chalk out a DPR at the earliest for bringing Narmada water for drinking and irrigation to Alirajpur. It is noteworthy that about Rs 600 crore will be spent on the scheme preliminary survey for which has been conducted by the Water Resources Department. The scheme will provided drinking water to all 556 villages in Alirajpur district and irrigate 2.80 lakh hectare area. Chouhan urged people to use power for multiple purposes so that revolutionary change is brought about in their financial condition and all-round development of area is ensured. He said that state’s economy will improve with availability of 24X7 power supply. He said that now with concessional rates, a family can buy one month’s food grains with one day’s wages and use remaining days’ wages for fulfilling other requirements.
The Chief Minister also threw light in detail on the schemes being implemented by the State Government for welfare of all sections of society.
Energy Minister Rajendra Shukla gave detailed information regarding works being undertaken to ensure 24X7 power supply in all areas of the state. In-charge minister for Alirajpur district Mahendra Hardia, MLA Nagar Singh Chauhan, ex-MLA Madho Singh Dabar and ex-MP Dilip Singh Bhuria also addressed the programme. Public representatives and large number of citizens were present on the occasion.