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Bhopal: All farmers should register under Bhavantar scheme: CM


Hoshangabad: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed the progress of the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana and other government schemes through video-conferencing on Tuesday. He directed divisional commissioners and district collectors to ensure that all farmers get themselves registered under the Bhavantar scheme.

He said that special meetings of the gram sabhas should be organised for the purpose on October 12 and nodal officials should be appointed at the district and block level to promote the scheme. The services of patwaris, rozgar sahayaks, panchayat secretaries and rural agricultural extension officials should be used to get the forms filled by farmers and to obtain mandatory documents from them. The registrations should be made both offline and online and the details furnished by the farmers should be verified.

He said that the collectors should also engage officials of the revenue and other departments for this purpose. Chouhan said only registered farmers will get benefits of the scheme. He said last date for making registration is fast approaching and therefore the work should be taken up on a war footing. He said the scheme will be inaugurated on a grand scale in 257 major mandis of the state on October 16 at 1 pm.

The chief minister also reviewed the progress of implementation of irrigation schemes, construction of roads, recruitment of professors to medical colleges and Ladli Laxmi Scheme. He said that more than six lakh girls have benefited under the scheme so far.  He said programmes should be held in all districts during the Tourism Fest to be observed from October 6 to 25.

Divisional commissioner Umakant Umarao, collector Avinash Lavania, deputy commissioner Rajendra Singh and other officials took part in the meeting.