Bhopal: CS gives dressing down to officers, demands exact crop loss review

Bhopal: Chief secretary SR Mohanty took collectors and other officers to task during a video conferencing on Thursday. Mohanty said the compensation of damage caused due to hailstorm and frost should be given to the eligible farmers. Citing an instance, he said that he got a phone call telling that a cheque of compensation was to be made.

When he asked about the cheque, he was told that it was to be given to the damage caused to Urad crop on his field. Mohanty said his field has Mango trees whereas he was given cheque as compensation for damage to Urad crop. Mohanty said the whole village was assessed for the sake of showing maximum damage.

He said times have changed and no irregularities would be tolerated. He asked the officers to do exact assessment of crop damage. He also expressed his concern over imposing of national security act (NSA). He asked the officers to first look into the situation before imposing NSA on minor incidents.

He said a delegation of election commission would be visiting next week. He said officers consider it as achievement before him about telling action taken in NSA. He said officers should try to assess the situation in advance and try to stop its happening.

Mohanty said the work of certificate distribution under farm loan waiver scheme would begin from February 22 and the process would be completed in a week. All programmes related to loan waiver would be done at Tehsil level. Chief Minister Kamal Nath would also take part at Tehsil level programmes.

Information about Yuva Swabhimaan Yojana was also given. A ten-day training would start in urban bodies from February 21. The training process would begin from March 6 at Capacity Development Centres. A three-member monitoring committee would be constituted in each ward of the urban bodies. The trainers would be given stipend on March 22. Minimum 70 per cent attendance at skill development centres and minimum 33 per cent attendance of working days of urban bodies would be compulsory.

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