The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth about Rs 7300 crores in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh today. These development projects of today will benefit the significant tribal population of the region, strengthen the water supply and provisioning of drinking water while also giving a boost to road, rail, power and education sectors in Madhya Pradesh. The Prime Minister disbursed monthly instalment of Aahar Anudan to about 2 lakh women beneficiaries from specially backward tribes, distributed 1.75 lakh adhikar abhilekh (record of rights) to beneficiaries of SVAMITVA Scheme and transferred Rs 55.9 crores for 559 villages under Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana.
The vision of Antyodaya has been a guiding light for the initiatives taken by the Prime Minister. One of the key focus areas has been ensuring that the benefits of development reach out to the tribal community, major sections of which were not able to gain these benefits even several decades after independence. In line with this, the Prime Minister dedicated and laid the foundation stone of multiple initiatives that will benefit the significant tribal population of the region.
The Prime Minister disbursed the monthly instalment of Aahar Anudan under Aahar Anudan Yojna to about two 2 lakh women beneficiaries. Under this scheme, Rs 1500 per month is provided for nutritious food to women of various specially backward tribes of Madhya Pradesh.
The Prime Minister distributed 1.75 lakh adhikar abhilekh (record of rights) to beneficiaries of SVAMITVA Scheme. This will provide documentary evidence to people for the right to their land.
He also transferred Rs 55.9 crores for 559 villages under Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana. This amount will be utilised for various kinds of construction activities including Anganwadi Bhawans, Fair Price Shops, Health Centres, additional rooms in schools, and internal roads among others.
The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of ‘CM Rise School’ in Jhabua. The school will integrate technology to provide modern facilities like smart classes, e Library etc. to students. He also laid the foundation stone of the Tantya Mama Bhil University which will cater to the youth from tribal-dominated districts of the state.
The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects that will strengthen the water supply and provisioning of drinking water in Madhya Pradesh. The projects whose foundation stone will be laid include ‘Talavada Project’ which is a drinking water supply scheme for more than one thousand villages of Dhar & Ratlam; and 14 urban water supply schemes under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0, benefitting more than 50 thousand urban households across multiple districts of Madhya Pradesh. He also dedicated to the nation, ‘Nal Jal Yojna’ for 50 Gram Panchayats of Jhabua which will provide tap water to about 11 thousand households.
The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone of multiple rail projects during the programme. These include laying of foundation stone for the redevelopment of Ratlam railway station and Meghnagar railway station. These stations will be redeveloped under the Amrit Bharat station scheme. The rail projects dedicated to the nation include projects for doubling of Indore- Dewas- Ujjain C cabin railway line; Itarsi- North – South grade separator with yard remodelling; and third line connecting Barkhera- Budni-Itarsi. These projects will help strengthen rail infrastructure and reduce travel time for both passenger and goods trains.
The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation, multiple road development projects worth more than 3275 crore in Madhya Pradesh including four-laning of Harda-Betul (Package-I) from km 0.00 to km 30.00 (Harda-Temagaon) of NH-47; Ujjain Dewas section of NH-752D; four-laning (16 km) of Indore-Gujarat MP Border section of NH-47 and four-laning of Chicholi-Betul (Package-III) Harda-Betul of NH-47; and Ujjain Jhalawar section of NH-552G. These projects will improve road connectivity and also help in economic development in the region.
Further, he also dedicated and laid the foundation stone of other development initiatives like waste dumpsite remediation and electric substation, among others.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Mangubhai C. Patel, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Mohan Yadav, and the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda among others.