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Metropolitan areas to be set up in Bhopal and Indore

Bhopal: The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held through video conferencing on Tuesday approved the proposal related to allotment of 7.902 hectare land for the construction of stadium in Gwalior for disabled boys and girls.

The Cabinet approved a project related to developing a new industrial area in the Indore-Pithampur Investment Region. Under the project, the Pithampur Industrial Investment Sector 4 and 5 will be developed in two phases at a cost of Rs 550 crore on 586.70 hectares of land.

The Cabinet decided to form a Metropolitan area (Mahanagar Kshetra) for the implementation of the metro rail project in Bhopal and Indore cities. Bhopal Metropolitan Area will include Bhopal Investment Area and Mandideep Investment Area. Mhow Investment Area and Pithampur Investment Area have been added in Indore Metropolitan Area.

The Cabinet also granted approval to the proposal of setting up a bulk drug park in the state. Pharma units under this park to be set up under the Bulk Drug Park Incentive Scheme of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India, will be provided special financial facility as per the scheme.

The proposal for setting up a medical device park in the state was also approved by the Cabinet. Special financial facilities as per the scheme will be provided to the manufacturing units coming under this park to be developed under the incentive scheme of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. This park will be set up in Babai-Mohasa in Hoshangabad district.

The Cabinet granted administrative approval to 10 group water supply schemes to be constructed. Drinking water facility will be made available to each household in 4 thousand 404 villages of eight districts through domestic tap connections.

In the meeting, the Cabinet approved the Madhya Pradesh Goods and Service Tax (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Resolution of Old Arrears of Madhya Pradesh Taxation Acts Bill 2020.


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