Bhopal: With an eye on the 2018 assembly polls, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan initiated review of his government’s ambitious schemes to ensure what has been promised will be delivered.
Chouhan also reiterated his commitment to fulfil the promises and warned the officials that those who fail to deliver with face the music.
Chouhan will begin his review with Narmada Sewa Mission, which was planned after the much-hyped Narmada Sewa Yatra with an aim at environment conservation and saving the living entity, river Narmada. He said that the government would ensure that success of the campaign should translate into good results in due course of time.
“For proper implementation, I will review the ground reality of the works undertaken during Narmada Sewa Yatra… he government would also submit a report card to the public on the progress,” announced Chouhan in a review meeting. Chouhan’s warning is being judged in view of recent Yatra announced by senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh who had alleged that the government has fallen flat on its tall promises made during the Narmada Yatra and he would point out each and every flaw while taking a similar excursion ahead of the polls. During Narmada Yatra, chief minister Chouhan had announced to undertake development works along the banks of Narmada. As per an estimate, more than 3,000 works had been identified during the entire campaign which included constructions on the river bank and shifting of public utilities like toilets and sewage disposal from nearby areas. “Basic infrastructure has been ensured on the river banks. Amenities like garbage collection boxes, changing rooms, separate tanks for immersion of idols, cremation places, sewage lines, public toilets and clusters for solid waste management are under construction in the region,” said the officials.
It was also claimed that the state excise department permanently closed 66 liquor shops generating revenue of Rs 118 crore, along the river banks in 2017-18. This was promised during the Narmada Yatra and fulfilled too, the officials added. The review of all such works will be done on monthly basis, they said.
Sources in BJP said that directives issued by the party president Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi during recent separate meetings would be followed as the two leaders have found gross negligence on implementation of welfare schemes. The leaders further said that the government was serious on its commitment and what the party president and PM decided on the welfare front would be accomplished in stipulated time frame. The state leadership will also keep an eye on ministers . “There are instructions to monitor and assess the works undertaken by the ministers and MLAs” said BJP state chief.