Foundation Stone laying ceremony of works worth Rs 1133 crore in Bundi -Chief Minister

Buind (Rajasthan) 31July. Chief Minister Mr  Ashok Gehlot said that the State Government is working with commitment to provide facilities to the general public in all fields. A lot of developments have taken place with the projects announced for the all-around development in Hadauti. The State Government continued with the development works even during the corona. It took many public welfare decisions in the field of education, medical, power, water, irrigation, roads, urban development and development of sports along with pensions to all weaker sections of the society and old pension scheme to the employees.

Mr Ashok Gehlot was addressing the foundation stone laying function of development works of around Rs 1132.83 crore in Hindoli in Bundi district on Saturday. He laid the foundation stone of Hindoli-Nainwa Chambal Drinking Water Project of Rs 974 crore, Nursing College with a cost of Rs 21 crore, ITI with a cost of Rs 10.50 crore, Agriculture College costing Rs 6.50 crore and a Government College costing Rs 4.50 crore along with 3 major roads of Rs 117 crore.

The Chief Minister said that drinking water will be available to 185 villages and 198 hamlets of Hindoli and to 101 villages and 89 hamlets of Nainwa from the Hindoli-Nainwa Chambal drinking water project. Under the project, there will be 7 clean reservoirs and pump houses, 70 high reservoirs, around 575km pipeline for clean water and a main distribution pipeline of 742km will be laid and more than 82,000 domestic connections will be given.

The Chief Minister said that E.R.C.P is very important for irrigation and drinking water supply in 13 districts of the state. We are demanding for quite a long time to declare it as a project of national importance, on which the Centre till now has not taken any positive decision. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his election rallies in Jaipur and Ajmer had taken a positive stand to declare ERCP as a project of national importance. The issue of the ERCP scheme was also raised in the 30th Northern Zonal Council meeting held recently in Jaipur under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah.

The Chief Minister said that more than Rs 147 crore has been approved along with 63 bighas of land has been allotted for a new Medical College in Bundi. At the same time, 15 acres of land along with a budget of Rs 4.50 crore has been provided for Hindoli College. He said that the Government is giving top priority to education. In 1998, there were only 6 universities in the State, which now has increased to 28. The government has opened 210 new colleges of which 96 are Girls’ Colleges. NoC has been issued to new private colleges. 

A Government nursing college is being opened in every district and Public Health College in every division. Meritorious students are being sent abroad to study under the Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship for Academic Excellence scheme. A scholarship of Rs 10,000 is being given under the Chief Minister Higher Education Scholarship Scheme to disabled students to continue their education.

Mr Gehlot said that Rajasthan is becoming a leading state in health services and medical infrastructures. Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana is being discussed in the entire country. There is a provision of annual insurance of Rs 10 lakh to each family in this scheme. The arrangement has been made for free treatment to expensive diseases such as the cochlear implant, bone cancer etc. The limit of Rs 10 lakh does not apply to these transplants, as the entire expenses of transplant is borne by the government. Till now more than 18 lakh patients have been provided with a cashless facility of Rs 2202 crore. The Chief Minister said that he has requested the Prime Minister to implement this at the national level. He said that the work of the IPD tower and Cardiology Institute in SMS hospital is going on at a faster pace.

He said that the state government has made 1.35 crore women as the head of the house. Now they will be distributed free smart phones which will have the free internet facility for 3 years. A separate agriculture budget was presented for the first time in the state. The electricity bills of lakhs of farmers have become zero with Kisan Mitra Urja Yojana.

 Chief Minister on the request of Minister of State Mr Ashok Chandna linked small villages, hamlets with permanent roads along with as per the public sentiments announced ITI to be named after Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and Krishi Mandi on the name of former Pradhan Shri Raghunath Meena.

Assembly Speaker Dr. C.P. Joshi said that if the public representative of any area is aware then no one can stop the development of that area. The laying of the foundation stone of development works in this function proves it. He said that the State Government is committed towards constitutional responsibilities along with multidimensional development. Redressing public problems is an integral part of parliamentary democracy and the state government is committed towards this.

Public Health Engineering Department Minister Dr. Mahesh Joshi said that a permanent solution to the drinking water problem in Hindoli-Nainwa area has been ensured with the Chambal drinking water project. The State Government despite tough situations is not leaving any stones unturned to complete the works of the Jal Jeevan Mission.

Health Minister Mr Parsadi Lal Meena said that every poor in the state is getting free health services with the state government’s ambitious Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme. Public Works Minister Shri Bhajanlal Jatav said that the state government is doing unprecedented work in the field of agriculture, health and road development. People are getting relief with these works.

Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs and Information and Public Relations Shri Ashok Chandna said that the picture of education, health, roads and drinking water in the Hindoli-Nainwa assembly constituency will change with works of Rs 1133 crore. He said that people had to go far away to get water, but now the water of the Chambal river will reach their homes. This will provide a permanent solution to the drinking water problem in the area. He said children and youth will be benefitted with the opening of four colleges including nursing, agriculture and ITI and with this, Hindoli-Nainwa Hadauti area will emerge as an education hub. Shri Chandna said that commuting will become easy and the development of the area will get a boost with the building of three major roads.

Agriculture Minister Mr Lal Chand Kataria, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mr Tikaram Jully, Minister of State for Home Mr Rajendra Yadav, Pipalda MLA Mr Ramnarayan Meena, RTDC Chairman Mr Dharmendra Rathore,Zila Pramukh Smt Chandrawati Kanwar and other public representatives, officers and a large number of people were present.