Monday, March 11, 2024

Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Meeting Decisions, Key Highlights and details

New Medical Colleges:
1200 crores allocated for four new medical colleges in Neemuch, Mandsaur, Sheopur, and Singrauli.
192 crores allocated for nursing colleges attached to medical colleges in 13 districts.

Free Ambulance Service:
Free ambulance service to be started in all district hospitals and government medical colleges.
PM SHRI Air Ambulance Service:PM SHRI Air Ambulance Service to be launched to provide emergency medical care in remote areas.

Deep Tech Research and Discovery Campus:
233 crores allocated for setting up a Deep Tech Research and Discovery Campus in Ujjain by IIT Indore.

Electrification of Tribal Households:
42 crores allocated to electrify un-electrified households of Baiga, Bhariya, and Sahariya tribes under the PM Jan-Man Mission.

Other Decisions:
592.30 crores allocated for a new government medical college in Ujjain in view of Simhastha.
125 rupees per quintal bonus to be given to farmers on wheat procurement.
Approval for the appointment of Justice Satendra Kumar Singh as Lokayukta of Madhya Pradesh.
Extension of the jurisdiction of cyber tehsil to all districts of the state.
Revised administrative approval of 305.08 crores for strengthening and upgradation of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Nagar Road (Kolar Road 15.1 km) in Bhopal under NDB scheme.
Approval for the state fertilizer advance storage scheme for the years 2024-25 to 2026-27. 

Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Meeting Decisions - details

The State Cabinet, chaired by the Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav at Mantralaya here today accorded an administrative approval of Rs 592.30 crore for Simhastha for civil works for the establishment of a new Government Medical College in Ujjain.

The Cabinet approved payment of bonus of Rs 125 per quintal on wheat procured from farmers at support price in Rabi marketing year 2024-25 to provide remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce. This will entail a financial burden of Rs 3850 crore. It was decided to shift the office of the Head of the Department, Director of Religious Trust and Endowment and Director, Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana Satpura Bhavan along with the currently posted staff to Ujjain.

The Cabinet has given approval for a government guarantee of Rs 29 thousand 400 crore for the procurement of food grains, operation of public distribution system and other government schemes and meeting the deficit under the Support Price Decentralized Scheme in the coming financial year 2024-25 for the period from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025 (one year).

Administrative approval of Rs 592.30 crore was given for the civil works for the construction of a new Government Medical College to strengthen the health services in view of the Simhastha 2028 in Ujjain. Approval of necessary equipment and human resources for this will be given later. With the construction of a medical college, the people of nearby districts will also benefit from high level medical facilities. The Cabinet ratified the appointment of Justice Shri Satendra Kumar Singh to the post of Lokayukta of Madhya Pradesh. Ratification and approval was given to extend the territorial jurisdiction of Cyber Tehsil to all the districts. Under the NDB scheme, revised administrative approval of Rs 305.08 crore was given for the strengthening and upgradation of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Nagar Marg (Kolar Marg 15.1 km) of Bhopal.

Fertiliser advance storage scheme approved

Advance storage plan of urea, DAP, complex and potash fertilisers was approved for 2024-25 to 2026-27 ensuring availability of chemical fertilisers to the farmers. Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation (Markfed) has been designated as nodal agency. In 2024-25, government guarantee of Rs 850 crore was approved to Markfed.

Rs 1200 crore approved for four new medical colleges

A revised administrative approval of Rs 1167.95 crore was given for the operation of new government medical colleges of Neemuch, Mandsaur, Sheopur and Singrauli and purchase of equipment. Rs 287.45 crore has been approved for Neemuch, Rs 288.5 crore for Sheopur, Rs 289.74 crore for Singrauli and Rs 302.26 crore for Mandsaur.

 Nursing colleges to be built along with medical colleges

The Cabinet has given administrative approval of Rs 192.40 crore for the establishment of new nursing colleges along with medical colleges under the centrally sponsored scheme. Nursing colleges will be built in 13 districts -  Datia, Khandwa, Ratlam, Shahdol, Vidisha, Chhindwara, Shivpuri, Satna, Rajgarh, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Sheopur and Singrauli. Rs 14.80 crore has been sanctioned for each nursing college. With this, all the citizens of these districts and nearby areas will be able to avail the benefit of medical facilities and the students will be able to easily get education in nursing cadre.

Approval for free operateion of hearse

The Cabinet has approved operation of vehicles free of cost carrying dead bodies in all district hospitals and government medical colleges. In case of institutional death during treatment or death due to road accident/disaster, the dead body will be respectfully transported free of cost to the destination. The responsibility of operating the hearse will be with the Public Health and Medical Education Department. Presently this responsibility rests with the Urban Development and Housing Department.

PM Shri Air Ambulance Service Scheme

PM Shri Air Ambulance Service Scheme has been approved. The responsibility of its operation and implementation will rest with the Public Health and Medical Education Department. This service will be available anywhere in the state in case of medical emergency or on the requirement of special type of medical facility or medical experts. The condition of patients will be stabilized by reaching the emote areas of the state in difficult geographical conditions through advanced emergency medicine and airlifted to advanced medical centres.

Approval of Rs 233 crore for Deep Tech Research and Discovery Campus Ujjain

The Council of Ministers has given approval to establish Deep Tech Research and Discovery Campus in Ujjain by IIT Indore. For this, financial provision of non-recurring expenditure of Rs 237 crore was also approved. IIT Indore will also help in the upgradation of other government engineering colleges of the state.

Houses of Baiga, Bharia and Sahariya families to be covered under PM Jan Man Mission

The Cabinet has also approved the action plan to provide electricity to the un-electrified houses of Baiga, Bharia and Sahariya families under the Pradhan Mantri Janjati Adivasi Nyaya Maha Abhiyan (PM Jan-Man) Mission. In settlements where the cost is more than Rs 1 lakh per family, electrification will be done through off-grid system (solar + battery) of one kilowatt capacity. In the first phase, 17 districts Gwalior, Vidisha, Ashoknagar, Sheopur, Datia, Guna, Shivpuri, Bhind, Raisen, Anuppur, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Dindori, Mandla, Narsinghpur, Shahdol and Sidhi have been included. Rs 42 crore has been sanctioned to provide electricity to 8892 un-electrified Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) households in these districts. Besides, an action plan worth Rs 23 crore has been approved to provide electricity to 2060 un-electrified PVTG households through off-grid system.