Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary R Parshuram on Sunday said agencies fighting against corruption had been given a free hand to deal with the menace and as a result action was taken against many corrupt officers and others.

In Madhya Pradesh, the agencies working against corruption were not only active but had been also been given a free hand to deal with corrupt people, Parshuram told.

Special courts had been set up to take action against the corrupt and recently the government has given permission to take action in five such cases, he said.

To a query, he said corruption would decrease only by bringing transparency and people have to be united against it. The Chief Secretary said the upcoming investors' meet to be held in Indore will be their first priority and it would not only be centred on industrialists, but would focus on other key issues also like electricity, information technology, health, education, tourism and skill development.

If the IT companies come to the state, it would not only benefit the local people but it may provide job opportunities in a big way, he said.

He said it was wrong to say that no industries were set up in the state after agreements in the past investor's meet, as many industries came while some were still in pipeline and soon the positive results will show up.

To a poser, he said funds received from the Centre were invested only in the projects for which they were meant and not anywhere else.

He alleged that the Centre was biased against the state by giving less funds for Indira Awas project.

On coal-related problems in the state, he said there would be no need to buy coal at higher rate and transportation expenses can be saved if coal from the state itself is provided.

Regarding law and order in the state, the strength of superintendents of police was increased and command of coordination between them was given to Deputy Inspector General of Police, the chief secretary added.


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