Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Central Government has been dedicated to upliftment of tribal people, enhancing pride and dignity in the last ten years. Madhya Pradesh is the best example in the country to show how effectively double engine government is working. He was addressing the tribal convention in Jhabua today. He inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of development projects worth about Rs 7500 crore.
Prime Minister Modi said that the Jhabua Yatra's purpose of expressing gratitude to the people of the state who honoured commitment towards development in the Assembly poll. He expressed confidence that the commitment of the people towards development will stay firm. The Central Government is determined to live up to the public trust.
Modi said that projects worth crores of rupees inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh including Jhabua, Khargone, Alirajpur, Dhar, Barwani, funds released under Adarsh Gaon Yojana for the betterment of villages, big rail projects for better connectivity, Ratlam and Meghnagar railway stations. Development works like modernization of the Railways and giving Rs 1500-1500 in the accounts of two lakh sisters and daughters of the tribal society show that the double engine government is working double fast in Madhya Pradesh. The credit for this mega campaign of development goes to the public. Modi announced Krantisurya Tantya Bhil University in the name of Tantya Mama.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the tribal people in Gopalpura of tribal dominated area Jhabua. He visited the exhibition focused on development works. Modi reached the stage accepting greetings from the tribal brothers at the huge Kumbh.
Governor Mangubhai Patel, Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, Union Ministers Arjun Munda and Faggan Singh Kulaste, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Ministers, Khajuraho MP V.D. Sharma, National President of Tribal Morcha Sameer Uram and public representatives were present.
On this occasion, a short film focusing on Krantisurya Tantya Bhil University was also screened. People from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra including Madhya Pradesh participated in the huge Tribal Mahakumbh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while saluting the tribal community who had come in large numbers with the slogan of Baba Dungar Dev Ki Jai, said that Jhabua is connected to Gujarat too. The hearts of the people of Jhabua remain connected to Gujarat. Referring to the tribal culture practices, he extended extended best wishes on Bhagoria Utsav.
Modi said that Madhya Pradesh is moving fast on the path of development. Earlier it was counted as the sick state. The government of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee created a new ministry for tribal welfare and made special provisions in the budget gaving priority to the development of tribal areas and tribal people.
Modi said that the Central Government made a record increase in the minimum support price on forest produce. The forest produce covered under MSP was increased from 10 to 90. Van Dhan Kendras would be opened in the country so that tribal products could get good markets. Tribal society is the pride of the country and the guarantee of the country's bright future. Development of tribal people is our guarantee. It is the government's resolve to make their dreams come true.
The Prime Minister said that the government has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda. Martyrdom Day is celebrated today remembering the sacrifice of Tantya Mama and Krantisurya Tantya Bhil University is being announced in his name.