Rural Development Our Top Priority, Says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Village in Madhya Pradsh
Madhya Pradesh government constructs 5.40 lakh toilets in villages in current financial year, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (Representational image)

Stressing that rural development is among the priority sectors of the state, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday that in the current financial year, the state government has constructed 5.40 lakh toilets in villages which is the highest in the country.

Indore has become the second district in the country to become open-defecation free, he said.

Referring to roads, he said in 2016-17, a total of 10,868-long km roads will be constructed and upgraded and under the Prime Minister rural road scheme, all rural settlements not connected with roads will be joined with all-weather proof roads.

In order to tackle Naxal problem in Balaghat district, the state has formed Bharat Reserve Battalion in the state to effectively deal with Left Wing Extremism.

Chouhan also highlighted the achievements of his government in health, education, industries, irrigation and agriculture sectors.

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