(News) MP Chief Minister Demands Rs. 24,000 Cr for Bundelkhand

MP Chief Minister Demands Rs. 24,000 Cr for Bundelkhand

MP CMMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today demanded a Rs 24,000 crore package from the Centre for development of the Bundelkhand region and also called for speedy approval of power sector proposals for funding through external agencies.
Mr Chouhan, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here, also demanded 17 lakh metric tonnes of coal for the cola-based power plants in the state.

Addressing newspersons here, Mr Chouhan said, ''At present, the state has been granted a package for the development of Bundelkhand which is much less than Rs 24,000 crore that we had asked for. In my meeting with the Prime Minister and Finance Minister I stressed the need for funds for the development of backward areas like Bagelkhand, Vindhyas and Mahakaushal.'' During his meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr Chouhan also put forth a demand for 17 lakh tonnes of coal required to meet the needs of the power plants in the state.

''Madhya Pradesh has been among the major producers of coal in the country, contributing 68 lakh metric tonnes every month.

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Courtesy:- Central Chronicle