Giving everyone social justice is our core duty and responsibility – Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the Chief Ministers’ Podium

11 May, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke to iTV Network on the 6th Day of the Chief Ministers' Podium, and enthusiastically spoke about wheat production, environmental conditions and ways to impr...

We began the interview by asking Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan what 5 major developments has he catered to in Madhya Pradesh, he said ” Our Ladli Lakshmi Yojana, Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana, Sambal Yojana, CM school yojana have brought a miracle in the overall infrastructural development in Madhya Pradesh. “

Talking about the export policies in Madhya Pradesh, CM Shivraj explained ” The wheat export of Madhya Pradesh is famous from the name “MP Wheat” and that’s how it is sent to other states. They hardly use any chemical fertilizers and ensure that everything is natural. We’ve overcome Punjab’s output in terms of wheat production. Now we are looking forward to exporting the wheat from Madhya Pradesh to the entire world. Hon’ble Prime Minister has also stepped in to make this happen. Many companies have also helped in taking the wheat produce of Madhya Pradesh to the entire world. Half of America and Canada consume the Basmati Rice that goes from Madhya Pradesh. “

When he was asked about his idea of infrastructure, he commented “Madhya Pradhesh had a myriad of bumpy roads, there was no electricity and water supply and ever since we have taken over, the roads have been reconstructed, the electricity supply has reached up to 22000 megawatts and we are working on solar quite rapidly because we believe that future is all about renewal energy. So, keeping the environment in mind, we’ve ensured using Solar, thermal and wind energy for our state. Apart from this, we’ve ensured re-building the schools and colleges, hospitals, and we’ve tried to spread this in all four directions.

When asked about what he does to manage the financial sector after providing so many programs, he explained ” Giving everyone social justice is our core duty and responsibility. So, we believe that we need to increase the capital so that we can provide more of these programs for all the sections. We have a budget of roaring two lakhs 79 thousand crores, using which we have gathered resources and ensure that these resources are being used fair and square.”

Talking about girl child empowerment, he said ” Our Ladli Lakshmi Yojana was made to restore the sex ratio of girls to boys. We gave them aid up to 30 thousand rupees and ensured that she is given the aid while she studies, and as they grow up, they get an amount up to Rs 1.8 Lakhs. I am adamant to bring the sec ratio of girls to boys and I am going to make sure that we achieve the goal by the soonest. “

Talking about improving the environmental conditions he also mentioned that he has been planting one tree every day.

When asked about his take on statewide budget allocation, he gladly said ” Nobody has ever respected the federal structure as PM Modi has. 42% of the revenue earned by the Centre is transferred to states.”

He said that the PM extends a hand of help to even all those states where BJP isn’t in the power.

When we asked him about the law and order in his state, he replied ” Ever since I took over the seat as the Chief Minister, I decided it is either me, or it is the goons in the state. We have been very strict with our laws and orders and not just today, this has been happening ever since I became the CM. All the dacoits have been encountered, arrested or have fled the state. Now there is no presence of any dacoit or gang in Madhya Pradesh.”

The next question came from a viewer from Madhya Pradesh, who asked what has the MP government done for the employment opportunities and skill development in the state. Responding to this, he said ” There are plans for all sections of students in Madhya Pradesh. Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana, in Sambal Yojana, each student’s education fee is covered by the government and all students are provided with a plethora of scholarships.”

In the end, he concluded by saying that all the students should always practice yoga, pranayama, exercise, and meditation for a better and improved lifestyle.