In CM Independence Day Speeches: Population Control, Health Cards, Water Conflicts

“Soon a law on the welfare of Dalits”

Amritsar: Months before the Assembly elections, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has announced that a law will soon be enacted to ensure budgetary expenditure for the welfare of Dalits in proportion to their population. The CM also pledged to protect the state against Pakistan’s “evil designs” and said, “we want peace but we will not tolerate any aggression.” Singh pledged to continue to fight with farmers for the repeal of the Center’s farm laws. PTI


Extended civilian program

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday announced that the State Government incentives to OBCs and EBCs for Bihar Civil Service Commission and Union Civil Service Commission exams will be extended to all strata of society. Under this scheme, the government grants Rs 50,000 to candidates who pass the BPSC preliminaries and Rs 1 lakh to those who pass the UPSC preliminaries. It comes as nearly all opposition parties and JD(U) itself pressure the Center to conduct a caste-based tally in the 2021 census. Santosh Singh


“The population law is coming”

Dehradun: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced the establishment of a committee that would help implement an effective population control law in the state. Dhami cited climate change concerns as the reason for the decision. In a recent meeting with the ruling BJP, leaders of different RSS affiliates had suggested that the Dhami government should come up with a population control policy in Uttarakhand similar to Assam and UP to ensure “ demographic balance. Lalmani Verma

West Bengal

“Strengthening the voices against the forces that stifle freedom”

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called for strengthening voices against forces trying to stifle freedom. Banerjee also wrote a song, “Desh ta sobar nijer” (This country belongs to all of us), which she shared on Facebook. “On the 75th Independence Day, let us all unite to strengthen our voices against all forces that seek to stifle our freedom…” she tweeted. Santanu Chowdhury


“Must give an appropriate response to the forces that spread hatred”

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said there was a need for an “appropriate response” to the “forces that are spreading hatred”. The CM said: “Our leaders have kept the nation united on the principles of ‘sarvadharm sambhav’ (respect for all religions), socialism and secularism. We must give an appropriate response to the forces that spread hatred, while following these principles. Hamza Khan


ULFA invited to participate in talks

Guwahati: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has called on ULFA-I leader Paresh Baruah to join the peace talks. Sarma also conferred the “Chief Minister’s Special Service Medal in Crisis Situation” on six Assam police officers killed in violence along the interstate border with Mizoram on July 26. “Assam is committed to resolving border disputes and maintaining peace, but without compromising the state constitutional border,” he said. Tora Agarwala


“Not free from inequalities”

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that although the country has made historic progress over the past seven decades, there is still a long way to go to eliminate inequality. He said the state was working to protect constitutional values ​​and socio-economic equality for all. He also pointed to ecological issues in his speech. “Emissions from industry and vehicles have created worrying changes in the climate. Therefore, the state government has been pushing the idea of ​​a minimum emissions economy,” he said. Shaju Philip


“Respect the Covid standards”

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has urged residents to strictly adhere to Covid-19 standards, warning against a reimposition of the lockdown. “Cases have already started to rise in foreign countries, where the virus seems to be hitting with renewed vigour. We must ensure that a similar situation does not happen here,” Thacekray said during his speech after unfurling the national flag at the state secretary. Thackeray said the recent relaxations were announced taking into account oxygen-generating capacity. The chief minister has warned that if the supply exceeds this limit, the administration may have to reimpose the lockdown. Zeeshan Sheikh

Tamil Nadu

Stalin invokes Gandhi

Chenai: Recalling the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, asserted that the path charted by Gandhi alone would help India move forward. Stalin said it was his father, the late Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, who fought for the freedom of chief ministers to raise flags on Independence Day. It was a right obtained by CM in 1974. Arun Janardhanan

Uttar Pradesh

“Duty is our religion”

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recalled the contribution of the UP in the struggle for freedom, from Jhansi to Ballia, from Chauri Chaura to Gorakhpur to Kakori to Lucknow. He said that while our faith may be personal and our method of worship may be specific, when it comes to the nation, our duty becomes our religion. MAULSHREE SETH


“Will solve water problems”

Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said he was determined to resolve all water-related disputes, including the Mekedatu balancing reservoir on the Cauvery River, the Mahadayi drinking water project and the third stage. of the Krishna Upper project. “We have to complete the third stage of the Upper Krishna project to irrigate 5.5 lakh hectares,” Bommai said. PTI


“No Mahadayi Compromise”

Panji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said all Goans will receive 16,000 liters of free water from September 1. The announcement comes ahead of Goa elections next year. He said the government would not compromise on the Mhadei River water dispute. While the Supreme Court rejected Goa’s plea on mining, Sawant said mining-dependent livelihoods would be revived with the state mining company. Mayura Janwalkar


Khattar pays tribute to the Olympians

Chandīgarh: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar hoisted the Habs and recalled the supreme sacrifice made by those who gave their lives for the country including Subhas Chandra Bose, Ram Prasad Bismil, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev and Chandrashekhar Azad. He praised the state Olympians, saying three of the seven medals at the Games were won by state residents. “Winning a gold, a silver and a bronze medal in individual competitions, Haryanvis has made the state and the country proud,” he said. Sukhbir Siwach


Four new distributions announced

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced four new districts and 18 new tehsils in the state. The new districts would be carved out of larger districts within a year, the chief minister said. The addition of Manpur Mohla, Manendragarh, Sarangadh-Bhilaigadh and Sakti brings the number of districts in the state to 34. Gargi Verma

Madhya Pradesh

“Will bring 27% quota to British Columbia”

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government will spare no effort to implement a 27% reserve for the backward classes in the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said while announcing a commission to study its economic, social and education and make recommendations to improve their condition. He also announced measures for ST. Iram Siddique


Family Cooking Gas 5L

Rajkot: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said 5 lakh households will receive cooking gas connections and announced an increase in government funding to municipalities and the introduction of a grading system to encourage efficiency. The CM also announced a program to increase the capacity of municipalities in the state so that they can distribute water to tow residents daily. He inaugurated 10,000 body cameras and 15 drone cameras purchased by the police, adding that Gujarat was the first state to purchase such equipment. Gopal Katechia


Health cards launched

Bhubaneshwar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched smart health cards meant to benefit 3.5 million people in the state. Beneficiaries of national and state food security programs and Annapurna and Antyodaya initiatives will receive the cards under which women can avail treatment up to Rs 10 lakh per year and other family members will benefit up to Rs 5 lakh each. Aishwarya Mohanty