A meeting of the Cabinet was held in Mantralaya today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Decision was taken in the meeting to give Rs 50 to Rs 200 per quintal for milling only for Kharif marketing year 2020-21 against the milling rate of Rs 50 per quintal in the state along with upgradation amount, keeping in view the special circumstances of this year, for milling of 37 lakh 26 thousand metric tonnes of paddy procured from farmers in the state, to accelerate the speed of milling in the state in Kharif marketing year 2020-21 as per different options of rice delivery to Madhya Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation and Food Corporation of India. It was also decided to get milling done by interested millers from the districts of bordering states on the above conditions. Decision was taken to formulate a policy for setting up paddy industries in the private sector and for making ethanol.
Approval for distribution of relief amount of Rs 60 crores
The Cabinet approved the decision of the Chief Minister to provide a grant of Rs 1000 to each of the 6 lakh 9 thousand approved urban street vendors if their livelihood is affected during Covid-19 in anticipation of the decision taken on 26th April, 2021 in coordination with the state government. This grant of 6 lakh 9 thousand street vendors of the state was withdrawn from the budget of the financial year 2021-22 by the Office of Relief Commissioner by allocation order on April 23, 2021, to the Directorate of Urban Administration and Development from the amount of Rs 60 crore transferred in the BCO code.
State government subsidy in electricity rates
The Cabinet approved the decision to give subsidy to the power distribution companies against the subsidy given to the various consumer categories in addition to the subsidy approved in the Griha Jyoti Yojana for for the domestic consumers of the state in the rates fixed for the financial year 2020-21 by order of the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, on December 17, 2020.|
‘Special Festival Advance Scheme’ and ‘Special Cash Package Scheme’ approved
The Cabinet decided to approve the orders of the Chief Minister on 28th November 2020 and 14 December, 2020 in connection with the ‘Special Festival Advance Scheme’ and ‘Special Cash Package Scheme’ for the government servants of the state government.