State Govt. to bear tuition fee of talented students of all sections from August 15

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CM Chouhan launches Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Aawas Mission at Shahganj  
Bhopal : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that from August 15, 2016 the state government will bear tuition fee of talented students of all sections in the state in the higher education institutions. He said that the government would not allow economic backwardness to impede education. Chouhan was launching Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Aawas Mission at Shahganj in Sehore district today. He distributed 2218 gas connections and 1438 housing pattas.

PWD Minister Rampal Singh, Marketing Federation’s Chairman Ramakant Bhargava, Forest Development Corporation’s Chairman Guru Prasad Sharma, State Warehousing Corporation’s Chairman Rajendra Singh Rajput and Minor Forest Produce Federation’s Chairman Ram Narayan Sahu were present on the occasion.

The Chief Minister said that Ujjwala Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will help women, especially in rural areas to get rid of smoke. He said that this scheme will turn out to be milestone for women’s health and forest conservation. He said that benefit of the scheme will be extended to every eligible family in the state during next 3 years. He said that no family in the state will remain houseless by year 2022.

Launching Pradhan Mantri Shahari Aawas Mission at Shahganj, the Chief Minister laid foundation stones for construction of 563 houses costing Rs. 24 crore 35 lakh. The Chief Minister also laid foundation stones for development works costing Rs. 9 crore 37 lakh. He dedicated construction of Siyagahan piped water supply scheme costing Rs. 21 lakh 50 thousand. On girl students’ demand, the Chief Minister announced opening of science faculty in Shahganj College. He gave away letter of citation for excellent performance under Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan to Nagar Parishad’s CMO Ramanuj Mishra.