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Special caution and strictness to be maintained in infected areas

Work provided to 20 lakh 06 thousand labourers under MNREGA
CM Shri Chouhan reviews status of Corona and its related arrangements 
 

भोपाल : सोमवार, मई 18, 2020, 19:28 IST

The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that special caution and strictness should be maintained in the infected areas. It should be ensured in these areas that people do not meet each other; otherwise it will become impossible to stop the spread of infection. All the collectors are required to get the people understand this through public representatives, religious leaders, social organizations etc. Corona infection should not spread under any circumstances, he added.

Shri Chouhan was reviewing the status of corona in the state and its related arrangements through video conferencing at Mantralaya today. The Minister for Health Dr. Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, DGP Shri Vivek Johri, ACS Health Shri Mohammad Suleman and other officers were present at the video conference.       

69 cases simultaneously in Khandwa district

During the review of Khandwa district, it was informed that 69 positive cases of corona have been found in an infected colony in a single day. Taking it very seriously, Shri Chouhan directed that special attention be given to the infected areas. The slightest negligence in the work will not be tolerated. The Chief Secretary directed to remove the shortcomings immediately. One hundred percent survey of the affected areas should be done. The Additional Chief Secretary Health informed that a special team of doctors is being sent to Khandwa today.

8 districts become infection free

The ACS Health Shri Mohammad Suleman informed that there is no active corona case now in 8 districts of the state.  There were case in Agar-Malwa, Alirajpur, Anuppur, Chhindwara, Harda, Shahdol, Shajapur and Sheopur districts in the past but now there is no active case. These districts have become infection free.

16 thousands 218 buses arranged for workers

The Additional Chief Secretary Shri I.C.P. Keshri informed that so far 16 thousand 218 buses have been plied to ferry the workers, on which Rs. 48 crore 27 lakh has been spent. Similarly,  an amount of about Rs. 03 crore is being spent daily on about 01 thousand buses being run daily to drop workers of other states at the border. As many as 91 trains with workers have reached Madhya Pradesh, for which Rs. 06 crore has been paid to the Indian Railways.  Rs.  50 to 60 lakh approximately are being spent on trains every day. About Rs. 13 crore has been paid to 01 lakh 30 thousand workers as financial assistance. Similarly, after the death of 08 Corona Warriors, their families have been paid Rs. 04 crore at the rate of Rs. 50 lakh.

04 lakh 17 thousand workers returned to state  

It was informed that so far 4 lakh 17 thousand workers have returned to the state. Of these, 03 lakh workers by buses and one lakh 17 thousand workers by trains have returned to Madhya Pradesh. Till date 91 trains have reached, 07 are reaching tomorrow and 25 more will reach the state in the coming days. A demand has been sent to the Railways  in this connection.    

90 lakh MT wheat procured

During the wheat procurement review, it was informed that till date, 90 lakh MT wheat at support price has been procured in the state from 12 lakh 85 thousand farmers. An amount of over Rs. 10 thousand crore has been paid to the farmers. The 87 percent wheat of the total  procured wheat has already been transported.       

Make preparation for more work under MNREGA

During the review of MNREGA works, Shri Chouhan instructed that as the additional funds are coming from the Central Government under MNREGA, be prepared to do as much work as possible accordingly. The Additional Chief Secretary Shri Manoj Shrivastava informed that 20 lakh 06 thousand 420 labourers have been given work under MNREGA in Madhya Pradesh. This time some work is planned to be continued even in the rain. The Chief Minister directed that it should be ensured that no machine is used in any work of MNREGA.


Pankaj Mittal 
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