Govt committed for the welfare of poor: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government is committed for the welfare of the poor.

Updated: Sep 16, 2010, 14:18 PM IST

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government is committed for the welfare of the poor.

"The state government is committed to the welfare of
every needy person and community," Chouhan said yesterday at
the national seminar on `Welfare of Poor of General Category -
Challenges and Opportunities` organised by the State
Commission for Welfare of the Poor of General Category at RCVP
Naronha Academy of Administration here.

The Chief Minister said the state government wants to
work for the welfare of poor regardless of caste and creed.

"This is the duty of a welfare state," he said.

He said the state government has provided scholarship to
the tune of Rs 33.12 crore on the recommendations of
Commission for Welfare of the poor of General Category.

Chouhan said that said that the state government has
accepted and implemented the recommendations of the
Commission.
He said the state government is considering setting up of
skill development centre in a cluster of 15-20 villages for
the skill up gradation of traditional artisans in the state.
Among others, Madhya Pradesh Technical Education Minister
Laxmikant Sharma, National Commission of Other Backward
Classes Chairman Rtd. Major General S R Sinho, Baba Saheb
Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences, Mhow Prof. Dr
D K Verma, Educationist Nandkishor Malani, RCVP Naronha
Academy Director General Prashant Mehta were present at
seminar.

PTI