Vinit Wahi / New Delhi
Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Mr. Kamal Nath has said that change is the need of time. Emphasising the need to bring change in perspective, thinking and work style, he said that there are numerous challenges before the younger generation which can be tackled only with new thinking and comprehension. He said this after laying the foundation stone of New MP Bhawan here at Chanakyapuri,
The programme was also graced by Minister of General Administration Department, Dr. Govind Singh, former CM Mr. Babulal Gaur, several Members of Parliament and State Legislature along with various senior officials of union government and other dignitaries.
Mr. Nath said that the new Bhawan is the need of the hour because of changing times. It will be of world standard which will fulfill all necessary requirements and will be a model for other states. He expressed confidence that the new Bhawan will be a symbol of modernity and will incorporate the needs of next 50 years. He made it clear that the new Bhawan will neither be for-profit nor will any subsidy be provided for it. The ‘revenue neutral Model’ for the Bhawan will not be a burden upon the government for its maintenance and running, he emphasized.
Mr. Kamal Nath said that the young generation has new thinking and is eager to have the latest information and it wants to reach new dimensions. Accepting the agro-based occupation as a challenge, Mr. Kamal Nath said that about 70% of state population is dependent on agriculture and its allied activities. The income of this group should be increased.
The New Bhawan spans an area of 1.47 acres and is targeted to be completed within two years at an estimated cost of Rs. 149.87 Cr. The constructions is being undertaken by NBCC on a pure turn-key basis. The GRIHA-3 norms complaint building will consist of a Governor Suite, a Chief Minister Suite, 2 VIP Suites, 67 Deluxe Suites, 38 standard rooms and 6 dormitories. It will also have meeting halls, Convention halls, auditorium, restaurants, Lounges, Staff Quarters, etc. The Building will also have state-of-the-art BMS, HVAC, sewage and waste treatment plants.