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Priyanka bows to Mahakal 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Ujjain, MP, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra – who is on a day’s visit to Madhya Pradesh – paid her respects at this ancient temple town’s world-renowned Mahakaleshwar shrine. She performed the ‘abhishek’ ritual – lasting approximately half an hour – within the sanctum sanctorum by offering milk, ‘panchamrit’ and ‘gulaal’ to the presiding deity in the presence of Chief Minister Kamal Nath and four-time Rajya Sabha member Suresh Pachouri. Congress President Rahul Gandhi also offered prayers here during the 2018 Assembly polls. Mrs Vadra is on the campaign trail in Ratlam and Indore. Her roadshow is scheduled in the latter place this evening. This is her first visit to the state in this general election.
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Kharif Support Price 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Modi Government has increased the support price highest ever by one and half time more in the last year of its 5 year term. The Union Home Minister Mr.Rajnath Singh and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan hailed it as biggest ever gain given to farmers. But Mr.Modi promised it in the election campaign of Lok Sabha in 2014 alongwith the promise to bring back black money staked in foreign banks. His promise on black money was dismissed by his Party President Mr.Amit Shah as mere a sentence (Jumla). His another promise to farmer to enhance support price by one and a half time was kept in long pending for four years and in the Central Budget presented in the February this year 2018 it was announced that this year it will be implemented and on the 6th Month of July it is announced. The scheme of support price was started by the Congress-UPA Government and has become a permanent annual feature. All the previous Government enhanced the support by upto Rs.150 per quintal on different ...
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Modi Visit 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi on a day’s visit to Madhya Pradesh at Mohanpura in Rajgarh he dedicated Mohanpura irrigation Project. It will irrigate 1.25 hectares of land and provide drinking water to 400 villages. The Rajgarh district so far mostly dependent of rain water for agriculture. The Mohanpura Project has given a big fillip in irrigation. Mr.Modi also praised for the leadership of the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan in making tremendous progress in the development of the state. In the clean India programme in the whole India first and second position obtained by Indore and Bhopal. In all 21 cities of the states besides Bhopal and Indore included in the national lists of clean cities and are Khargone, Ujjain, Singraulli, Mandsaur,Jabalpur, Gwalior, Chhindwara, Sagar, Rewa, Pithampur, Dewas, Neemuch, Ratlam, Hoshangabad, Nagda, Burhanpur and Chhattarpur. In view of coming elections Mr.Modi also took it as opportunity to assail Congress for projecting only one family. Mr.Modi also ...
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Agro losses 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the Centre to provide additional financial assistance to the state to protect farmers of heavy loss during to the bumper agricultural production in the state. The Madhya Pradesh is facing a peculiar problem of price crash due to bumper crop particularly in the production of vegetables potato, tomato, onion and garlic. It are being the perishable commodities cannot be stored. The onion and garlic are little bit durable but it need cold storage and adequate number of cold storages are not available. Either farmers themselves throw away these produce or government on relief purchase also throw away tonnes of Onion. There is bumper production problem in a moonge, urud and sosabean also. Madhya Pradesh is a soya state and soyabean is not procuired on support price. The Chief Minister has urged the Union Finance Minister Mr Piyush Goel to include soyabean in the support price system. He pointed to Mr Goyal that state has not received ...
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Monsoon Delayed 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Monsoon that arrives in the Madhya Pradesh around June 10 has been delayed approximately by 10 days due to certain unfavourable conditions in the Arabian Sea. The western part of the state get rain by South Western branch of Monsoon and Southern districts of the State get rains from the south-eastern branch of monsoon. The Weather Office has said the South West monsoon has covered Kerala, Karnataka,Konkan, part of Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh. But after this there seems to no further advance. Earlier it was expected Monsoon on till hit MP on June 11. If monsoon comes even after 10 days delay, it will not harm much but it is stretched further the sowing in agriculture will be delayed. The process of weather system advancing towards Madhya Pradesh is weak and does not seems to have enough energy to push further to the Central part of the state.
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Monsoon Arrives 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The monsoon has arrived in India from its entry state Kerala four days earlier on May 28. The schedule date is June 1. The monsoon has two branches - one from Bay of Bengal known as South-Eastern Monsoon and another from the Arabian Sea known as South-Western Monsoon that arrives first from the Keala and moves upto the Western states of Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and enter into Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and moves towards Delhi. The Bay of Bengal branch rains in Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Chhattisgarh, Eastern Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and reaches Delhi. It is a very interesting feature of Indian monsoon that its both Eastern and Western branches unite and become one branch over the national capital Delhi and moves upwards Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmri and mighty and lengthy Himalayan range to check the monsoon clouds to remain in India and pour it down here. It is geographically presumed that had there not been Himalaya, the India ...
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Pulses Procurement 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In the entire country the Madhya Pradesh has made highest procurement of pulses. It started from 10th April and will continue upto June 9. It is forgone conclusion that this year the state will make record purchases. So far it has procured more than 10 lakh metric tonnes at 593 purchasing centres. The Channa is being purchased at the support price of 4400 rupees per quintal. Masoor Rs.4225 and mustard 4000 rupee per quintal. The Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that Government will purchase entire stock that will be offered. In between the open market prices go up than the support price, the farmers can take advantage of it. The Government has also made record purchase of wheat also. So far it has procured 68 lakh tonnes and it is still continuing. Now Government should ensure stocks shifting in godowns.
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Wheat Stocks Damaged 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Despite Government claims of adequate arrangement for wheat procurement on minimum support price in a first unseasonal rains in mid-April quintals of wheat stock at the purchasing centre and standing crop in field badly damaged. When every thing is ready such natural calamity rain the farmers with deep stock to them. In Bhopal district 900 quintal of wheat was damaged in rains. Like cricket match the second rains washed off standing crops in thousands of hectare of land in northern India. After the unseasonal and suddenly very heavy snowfall in Kashmir and Himachal the weather office well in time warned the Centre and State Governments of unseasonal rains right from Kashmir to Karnataka in a particular belt covering many states. It is quite evidents it has caused deep distress to farmers and Government and purchasing centres. But it is also clear the Government failed to take timely remedical actions despite getting advance information from the weather office of coming unseasonal rains. The April ...
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Shivraj Model of Procurement 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Central Government has almost prepared a third model of food procurement on the minimum support price. A central committee under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Mr.Rajnath Singh comprising concerned ministers formulating third model for the foodgrain procurement. It has taken into considerations the shortcomings in the earlier two models to remove it and make further improvement in the system. For the third model the ‘Bhavantar’ Yojna of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan itself is a model for it. It will be very apt and appropriate if the third model of procurement is named as Shivraj model of procurement. His ‘Bhavantar’ yojna is his personal vision that become instant hil all over India. Many ministers of other states rushed to Madhya Pradesh to study the ‘Bhavantar’ yojna and were so impressed that they decided to implement in their respective states. Now the Central Government itself approved and adopted it. Mr.Chouhan himself a farmer understands the farming and ...
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NAFED Purchase 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mr Shivaraj Singh Chouhan by his efforts secured minimum support price to the farmers for their channa, masoor and mustard crops. The Union Agriculture Minister Mr Ratha Mohan Singh on his visit to Bhopal ordered NAFED to make purchases in Madhya Pradesh from April 10 on minimum support price. He also abolished the sale limit of 25 quintals per day. The Chief Minister told the Union Minister that special efforts were undertaken in the State has resulted in bumper crops of pulses. Their moment of joy however become a source of problem also. The bumper harvesting has caused sharp decline in prices and their produce become uneconomic. The private traders in the mandies are not giving equal to support price. Under such situation the state introduced 'Bhavantar Scheme'. The NAFED purchase will go on till end of May. Mr Chauhan suggested that credit limit of NAFED be increased from Rs. 19,000 crores. The Central Government should also appoint surveyors at all the 257 ...
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MP is Wheat State 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Long back the Madhya Pradesh has earned the title of being “Soya State” of India for highest production of soyabean in the state. Now Madhya Pradesh has earned the another title of being “Wheat State” of India for unprecedented increase of wheat production in the State. Some years back it was in 4th position in wheat production. The third was Uttar Pradesh, second Haryana and first was Punjab, now Madhya Pradesh is number one.The Madhya Pradesh is getting Central Government’s prestigious Krishi Karman Award for rapid and constant increase in wheat production for the last five years successively from the year 2011-12. For the fifth year in 2015-16 the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi presented this Krishi Award to the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan with a citation and cash award of Rs.2 crores. In the year 2004-05 the wheat production of the state was 74 lakh metric tonnes and now in 2016-17 it has gone upto 220 lakh metric tonnes. The wheat productivity per hectares have increased from 19 ...
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Wheat Procurement 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Madhya Pradesh the leading state in India in wheat production will procure huge 100 lakh tones of it in minimum support price. The Government purchase will start from March 15 from Indore-Malwa region. The Malvi wheat is a very superior quality of wheat. The purchase will be carried out in three phase. The first in Indore-Malwa region, the second phase in Bhopal-Hoshangabad division and in the third phase the rest of the Madhya Pradesh will be covered. The Procurement will be carried out by the cooperative societies. Every year the food procurement programme faced the difficulties and bottle-neck in transportation and lack of godowns. Large quantity of foodgrains were damaged and destroyed. This year in the district road map has been prepared to shift grain bags from purchasing centre to the godown immediately. This year due to short winter season the wheat crop have come early. The cameras are installed at the purchasing centre and godowns with server and internet to keep updated informations all ...
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Cold Conditions 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
With the Himalayan icy winds there are sharp drop in temperature in the state. In Bhopal it dipped by 10 degree. The temperature of day and night are around 16-18 celsius. The winds flowing 14 to 15 kilometer per hour. The sky is cloudy and late winter rains may occur. Generally the times of winter rains in the Madhya Pradesh is late December and early January. But if rains late now in February it will play double role in agriculture. The crops of late sowing will be benefiting but the crops of early sowing like channa, masoor and wheat will be damaged. These crops are having seeds in it. The rains will spoil it. After Basant Panchami flowering of mango trees have also started. The sharp winds and rain will harm it very badly. In the districts of Vidisha, Sehore, Raisen, Betul there were dazzling and in a day of two it may rain there.
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Record Export of Rice 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In the just ended year of 2017 India’s export of rice has touched the record level of increasing by 22 per cent upto 123 lakh tonnes. More than the half of India from Chhattisgarh to whole South and with West Bengal the Eastern states are rice eaters. Wheat is staple food of most of the North India. After Independence India imported entire food items wheat, rice, maize, milo etc. mainly from America, Canada, Australia. It was India’s highest import bill now it is petro crude oil. Within the span of 70 years India made tremendous progress in agricultural production. Now almost all the crop are bumper. In the 2017 rice export one reason was that in Bangla Desh paddy crops were destroyed in floods and its demand for import from India increased to meet the entire shortage. This year in 2018 the demand from Bangla Desh and Sri Lanka are likely to go up again and India’s rice export will increase further. The export of non-basmati rice which are in high demand and consumption has gone up by 38 per cent. In ...
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Friends of MP 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
After many global summits and foreign visits the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan added a new chapter in the industrial development of the Madhya Pradesh. He organized a new conclave of friends of MP at Indore to secure industrial investments and skill development from the non-resident Indian community. About 300 NRI from 23 countries participated as friends of Madhya Pradesh Mr.Chouhan said that state will set up NRI Cell for expeditious disposal of NRI proposals at a single window. He announced that State will institute “Madhya Pradesh Ratna Award” for those who will make Madhya Pradesh proud by their work in the country and abroad. The Friend of MP website will be converted into portal to invite suggestions and talent pools will also be introduced. Mr.Chouhan is trying his best to make the State as industrial state also. The Madhya Pradesh is at top in agriculture and won Central Krishi Karman Award in continuation for four years. He wants industrial set up for more job opportunities for ...
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Cess on Petrol-Diesel 29.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Madhya Pradesh has imposed fifty paise cess on per litre of petrol and diesel. This has negated its own slashing of VAT on these two items three months back. There were country-wide hue and cry when prices of petrol and diesel soared high and the Central Government asked the State to slash taxes on it. Although just for explanation it is 50 paise per litre, but entire heavy vehicles trucks, buses and other also move on full tank fuel. The transportation charges will also go up resulting price rice in every commodity. In the election year the Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants to show development by constructions of new roads. The Public Works Department has estimated the expenditure of 2000 crores of rupees. By the petroleum cess the State will get 200 crores and regular flow-in of cess money. But with the price rise of commodities the people will lose Rs.1000 crores. The petrol and diesel are most costly in Madhya Pradesh as and this cess should not have been imposed. It is imposed ...
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For India’s ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ plan to succeed, it must overcome three key obstacles 26.1.2020 Scroll.in
Inter-state migrants cannot be beneficiaries of the public distribution system. The scheme seeks to correct this.
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Basmati of MP 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Since many years the issue of giving GI Tag to Basmati variety of rice in Madhya Pradesh is pending with the Central Government Agriculture and Processed Food Production Export Development Authority (APDA). It is essential to make the basmati produced in Madhya Pradesh an export item. The three basmati producing states Punjab, Haryana and Delhi are opposing GI Tag status to Madhya Pradesh. In the State Budget the State Government declared its decision to secure branding and marketing of many products of the State like Zari Batua (Purse) of Bhopal, Bati Churma of Malwa, Gajak of Morena, Paida of Bhind, Chirangi barfi of Sagar, Mawa-Jalabi of Bundelkhand, Sarees of Maheshwar and Chanderi, Bagha Print cloth of Dhar, Sev of Ratlam and brass utensil of Chhattarpur-Tikamgarh by the marketing and branding export of these item in home and foreign markets. Madhya Pradesh Basmati Rice is already an export variety but other states are unnecessarily causing the hindrance and preventing GI Tag to Madhya Pradesh to ...
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Gap and Wait for Rains 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In Madhya Pradesh and north-west India there are lull in monsoon rains and farmers are eagerly awaiting for it to save their already delayed crops conditions. Presently it is erratic monsoon. It is raining very heavily in Bihar and Assam causing devastating. About 40 lakh people are displaced and thousands hectares crops are ruined. In Madhya Pradesh there is long gap after initial monsoon rains. The farmers hurriedly completed the sowing. There were virtually no monsoon rains throughout the country and that hampered the agricultural operation to a forced halt. The delayed monsoon by a fortnight also delayed the sowing. But now it is added misery that there is long gap in further rains. The increasing heat will dry up the sprouting in the field. If it rains after that then the farmers will have go for another sowing or if it is delayed too much the farmers will keep the fields vacant. The weather office forecast is also very alarming.  The turf line of monsoon has moved towards the lower reaches of ...
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Bonus for Wheat 26.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Chief Minister Mr.Kamal Nath Cabinet has given more incentives to farmers by taking a decision to give Rs.160 per quintal more on wheat over and above the Central Government minimum support procurement price. The last Government of Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan also paid Rs.100 per quintal more on wheat minimum support price. But his gesture created a serious difficulty for his Government. The farmers of neighbouring states the Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra brought their wheat stock to Madhya Pradesh as in their states there was no payment of bonus. They sold it through the local farmers and bribery at the purchasing centre to get the benefit of the bonus. This created financial difficulty for the Madhya Pradesh Government. Moreover the NABARD and the FCI, the Central Government procurement agencies objected to Bonus practice of Madhya Pradesh. The Central agencies procured the wheat first and after their full quota the State procurement started. The farmers were not selling ...
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