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Rs. 10 per person meal from 100 Deendayal Antyodaya kitchens in MP

Bhopal: The fifth virtual meeting of the Cabinet was held on Tuesday through video conferencing under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Cabinet has granted revised administrative approval of Rs 46 crore 43 lakh 21 thousand for Kharraghat Canal Medium Irrigation Project with 3500 hectare irrigation capacity.

Distance-based toll rates have been fixed for cars, light (commercial) vehicles, buses, trucks, multi-axle trucks on Bhopal Bypass Road under Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation. Also, the amount of monthly pass has been fixed at Rs 85. All vehicles of Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh on government duty, vehicles of Members of Parliament and Vidhan Sabha, all vehicles on duty in Indian Army, ambulances, fire brigades, vehicles of Indian Postal and Telegraph Department, vehicles of former MLAs and MPs, agricultural purposes, tractors, trolleys, auto rickshaws, two wheelers and bullock carts used for freedom fighters and accredited journalists will be exempt from toll on the route.

The Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Deendayal Antyodaya Rasoi Yojana with some amendments. A total of 100 kitchen centres will be set up with 44 new centres in addition to the previous 56 centres. Approval was given to provide day time meal at the rate of Rs. 10 per person under the scheme. Wheat and rice will be made available as per the demand of the Urban Development and Housing Department by the Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department to run the scheme. The Department of Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion has been directed to provide funds under Corporate Social Responsibility on priority basis under the scheme. The Urban Development and Housing Department has been authorized to take all relevant action for the implementation of the scheme.

The Cabinet approved the implementation of the Affordable Rental Housing Scheme launched in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, in Package 2 of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme will be implemented in cities with more than one lakh population.

The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing department has been authorized by the Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh to sign the Memorandum of Agreement as per the provisions of the Operation Guidelines.

The trunk infrastructure will be carried out by the body at the scheme site. The financial burden of these works will fall on the bodies. To complete the trunk infrastructure, a financial grant of 50 percent will be given separately by the state government in the maximum limit of Rs 5 crore per project.

Services such as water supply charges, property tax, sewerage charges etc. will be charged under the residential category for the projects approved under the scheme. For this, necessary instructions will be issued by the Urban Development and Housing Department.

The Cabinet has approved the creation of a total of 15 posts on a temporary basis for the general election year 2020-21 of the municipal bodies / three-tier panchayats for State Election Commission headquarters for the period between July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. This includes 2 posts each of Additional Secretary / Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary, Programmer, Section Officer and 4 posts of Assistant Programmer (Computer) and 3 posts of Data Entry Operator.

The Cabinet decided to constitute the Public Asset Management Department and amend the Work (Allocation) Rules.

The Cabinet granted approval to both bills in connection with the substitution of Madhya Pradesh Co-operative Society (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 as Madhya Pradesh Co-operative Society (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the introduction of Madhya Pradesh Public Services Guarantee (Amendment) Bill 2020.

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