BJP MLA Chetan Kashyap, one of the richest lawmakers in Madhya Pradesh, doesn’t draw salary and allowances but instead has been doling out goodies for his people following the principal of service and generosity.
Kashyap, in fact, has urged the state government to spend the amount allotted for his salary on development works.
He says he is capable of bearing his expenses as MLA and hence has said no for this government ‘grant’ of salary/ allowances etc to him
Kashyap, an MLA for a second term from Ratlam, has even decided not to draw any kind of pension entitled to an MLA from the state exchequer like his previous term.
The man with a mission, in fact, is uplifting the socio-economic standards of have-nots by giving them home, job and education in Ahimsa Gram which is a one-of-its-kind free housing project, specially built with 100 houses which have been allotted to BPL (Below Poverty Line) families.
The fully functional model village has roads, water tank, drainage, sanitation and market facilities.
Spread across 55,000 square feet with 100 houses, each having 2 rooms, kitchen, a 5-feet open veranda, bath and WC. It also has 1500 sq. ft. community hall for vocational training and value education.
This one of its kind institute fulfils 17 interlinked global goals which promise no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, reducing inequality, sustainable cities and communities, reducing inequality, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace, justice and strong institutions and partnerships for the goals.
While offering basic facilities such asshelter, livelihood, education, healthcare, value and culture, he has helped thousands of families to stand on their own, raising their socio-economic standards.
These families have left Ahimsa Gram now as they have their own sweet home, job and vehicle, all due to the positive initiatives taken by Kashyap.
The man with vision recently installed oxygen concentrator worth Rs 1.5 crore in government medical college to help fight the COVID battle.
Time for other lawmakers to get some inspiration…