MP Cabinet Decisions: Horticulture College to be set up in Chhindwara district

Rs 371.26 crore approved for Ghoghri and Wardha Group Water Supply Schemes
Upgradation/establishment of 24 health institutions okayed
Bhopal, August 6, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): In a meeting of the Cabinet held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, decision was taken to set up a Horticulture college in Chhindwara district under Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, Jabalpur of the state. Students will be given admission to the college starting from academic session 2019-20.
The Cabinet granted permission to form a departmental scrutiny committee under Directorate Health Services while enforcing the arrangement for the contractual appointment of retired specialists and post-graduate medical officers according to the contractual appointment rules on Madhya Pradesh civil posts to fill up the vacancies of specialists under the Department of Public Health and Family Welfare. Approval was given to grant the right to grant final approval for contractual appointment of retired specialist and postgraduate medical officers to the Administrative Department.
Ghoghari and Wardha group water supply scheme
The Cabinet decided to give administrative sanction of Rs. 235 crore 87 lakh and Rs 135 crore 39 lakh respectively for the proposed Ghoghari and Wardha Group Water Supply schemes to be implemented by Madhya Pradesh Water Corporation in Betul district. On completion of the work of both these schemes, drinking water system through door-to-door tap connection will be available to total 255 villages of Betul district.
Upgradation / establishment of health institutions
The Cabinet granted approval of 289 posts as per the proposal for upgradation / establishment of 5 urban and 19 rural health institutions and permission for construction of building, equipments and furniture of their institutions. In this approval of 100-200 bedded District Hospital of Harda, 30-bedded community health centre Parasia, Chhindwara district’s 100-bedded civil hospital, upgradation of Manavar District Dhar and Samver district Indore 50-bedded Civil hospital in the urban area and 30-bedded new Civil Hospital in Jhoteshwar village of Narsinghpur district.
Similarly, in 19 rural areas of the state, primary health centres are to be set up in Hathaud, Indore district, 30-bedded community health centre in Nanpur of Alirajpur district, sub-health centre, Mangliya in Indore, Batlavadi district, Ujjain, Salsalai in Shajapur district, and Patehara in Rewa district, Kandwa Gadhoula in Sagar district, Subhashpura, Mudheri in Shivpuri district, Guari in Seoni district, Shahpura Dindori district, upgradation of primary health centre in Tulsipar Raisen district and new sub health centres are to be set up in Sirkamva in Harda district and Ramnagar Satna district, Palatwada, Sajapani, Bhainsadand and Marai of Chhindwada district.
Restoration policy of water storage capacity
The Cabinet approved the restoration policy of the water storage capacity of the reservoirs of the state. The policy includes arrangement of funds for the restoration of water storage capacity of reservoirs, increasing the fertility of the farms by supplying silt from the reservoir to the farmers, conservation of ecological system of rivers, management of by-products of silt / silt mixed sand and for the maintenance of dams/ reservoirs without putting burden on the treasury. In this, Rani Avantibai Sagar Project of Jabalpur district, Tawa of Hoshangabad, Indira Sagar of Khandwa and Bansagar project of Shahdol have been included.
“Per Drop More Crop” Irrigation Scheme
The Cabinet approved the continuation of the Prime Minister’s Agriculture Irrigation Scheme “Per Drop More Crop” run by the Government of India from 2017-18 to 2019-20 for the appropriate exploitation of Irrigation Water Utilization Efficiency in the state. In this, approval was granted to total Rs 247 crore including centre’s share of Rs 148 crore 20 lakhs and state share of Rs 98 crore 80 lakhs.
Other decisions
The Cabinet approved a subsidy of up to Rs 50 thousand on purchase of laptop / computer to the members of the 15th Vidhan Sabha. The members of the 14th Vidhan Sabha were provided with subsidy of up to Rs 35 thousand by the government for purchasing laptops / computers.
The Cabinet, while postponing the recruitment of a post of general manager in Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation, approved a new post of Additional Managing Director on the basis that the said post should be filled through deputation of an officer of the Indian Administrative Service. The Cabinet decided to annihilate the Kotwar caste mentioned on the serial number 57 from the list of Backward Classes.
Taking into account the demand of long-term power of the state, the Cabinet decided to take further action to purchase 2640 MW power on competitive basis based on Model Bidding Documents (MBD) for Design Build Finance On and Operate (DBFO) issued by the Ministry of Power, Government of India by Power Management Company Limited. In the first phase 1320 MW and in the second phase the remaining 1320 MW will be purchased.
It was also decided that in view of the potential revenue benefits to the state and additional employment by the establishment of the new project in Madhya Pradesh, the Ministry of Power, Government of India, should make amendments in this connection in the MBD issued for DBFOO on March 2019 that the new projects will be established within the border of Madhya Pradesh only. Decision will be taken to seek approval from the Madhya Pradesh Power Regulatory Commission for amendment in MBD.