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Presentation on decisions of government in Cabinet

Chief Secretary enlightens about schemes and implementation  

भोपाल : गुरूवार, जुलाई 2, 2020, 20:17 IST

In a meeting of the Cabinet held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Mantralaya, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains informed about the decisions taken by the state government in the last three months.

Management of Migrant Labourers’ Transportation

The Cabinet was informed that families of 14 lakh 98 thousand migrant labourers returned to the state. Out of these 6 lakh 8 thousand labourers were repatriated by trains / buses. Eight lakh labourers were transported to the home towns by other means by the government. Five lakh 5 thousand labourers from other states were ferried by buses at the border of neighbouring states. As many as 150 special trains for labourers were run via state. More than 30 thousand buses were plied for the movement of labourers. About Rs 150 crore were spent on transport and other arrangements for labourers.
Welfare of migrant labourers

An amount of Rs 15 crore 22 lakh was deposited in the accounts of one lakh 52 thousand labourers by introducing the Mukhyamantri Pravasi Mazdoor Sahayata Yojana 2020. The Migrant Labourers Commission was constituted. More than 25 lakh 30 thousand labourers were employed under Shram Siddhi Abhiyan. Nearly 3 lakh 47 thousand migrant labourers were provided new job cards. Out of these, one lakh 76 thousand labourers got employment in MNREGA.
Rozgar Setu

The Rozgar Setu Portal was developed as an electronic labour market place for migrant labourers and local employers. Over 7 lakh 30 thousand migrant labourers and their 5 lakh 80 thousand family members (total 13 lakh 10 thousand plus) were registered on the portal. So far, more than 23 thousand 500 employers have been registered. Also, more than 11 thousand migrant labourers were provided employment by local employers based on their skills.
Wheat procurement

Madhya Pradesh ranked first in the country in wheat procurement. Over one crore 29 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured from about 16 lakh farmers in fifty days. One-third of the total wheat procured by all the states of the country was procured in Madhya Pradesh. Over Rs 24 thousand crore was transferred to the accounts of 15 lakh 93 thousand farmers. Not a single person became corona infected during the entire procurement process.
Farmers welfare

Procurement of gram, mustard and masoor was completed. Gram mixed with two percent tivda was purchased at support price. Decision was taken to give loans at zero interest rate to farmers of the state. Rs 3100 crore of crop insurance was paid to 16 lakh farmers. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, a total amount of Rs. 1700 crore was released for more than 72 lakh farmers.

Reforms implemented in Mandi laws

Provision was made for the establishment of mandis in private sector. Warehouses, Silos, cold storage etc. can also be declared as private Mandis. Provision was made food processors, exporters, whole sellers and end users at village level for direct procurement from farmers outside Mandis. Mandi committees will not interfere in the work of private mandis. Provision was made for trading in the same state with a single license and for e-trading.

Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana

The implementation of this scheme was resumed. Under the scheme, provision for Rs 4 lakh to labourers on accidental death, Rs 2 lakh on natural death and Rs one to two lakh on disability was made. Provision of Rs 30 thousand in form of incentive was made for 5 thousand children who get highest marks in Class XIIth. Provision was also made for maternity assistance, education promotion, free medical facility, assistance for business under the scheme. Migrant labourers were linked to Sambal Yojana.

Panch Parmeshwar Yojana

The Cabinet was informed that the Panch Parmeshwar Yojana was restarted. An amount of Rs.1555 crore of the 14th Finance Commission was released. 75 percent amount can be spent on new infrastructure, 10 percent on drinking water system, 7.5 percent in maintenance works and 7.5 percent on official work.

Arrangement of ration

Under the National Food Security Act, 7 lakh 71 thousand metric tonnes of food grain was provided in advance to 1 crore 16 lakh families in March as per the arrangement of providing ration at the rate of Re. 1 per kg to 25 categories of eligible families from March to May 2020. As much as 3 lakh 64 thousand metric tonnes of food grain under SDRF head was provided to stranded, homeless, destitute and 32 lakh persons (without ration card). Under the Pradhan Mantri Gharib Kalyan Anna Yojana, the beneficiaries were additionally given free rice in ratio of 5 kg per beneficiary and 1 kg pulses per family from April to June 2020. The scheme has now been extended till November 2020. The migrant labourers, who are not eligible under National Food Security Act, have been provided 10 kg wheat per member free of cost in May and June 2020 to meet the requirement of food of about 2 lakh such beneficiaries.

Jeevan-Amrit Yojana

It was informed during the Cabinet meeting that packets / bottles of Ayurvedic / Homeopathic and Unani medicines and Ayurvedic kadha have been distributedto 3 crore 35 lakh people so far. Around 2001 Covid positive patients and 6970 quarantined patients have recovered and went home after being treated with Ayurvedic medicine “Arogya Kashayam”. Rs 35 crore 41 lakh has been spent on the scheme so far.

Jeevan Shakti Yojana

The Cabinet was informed that more than 10 thousand women entrepreneurs of urban areas were registered under Jeevan Shakti Yojana and orders for manufacturing 20 lakh masks was given to them. About 10 lakh 12 thousand masks were prepared and received. About 4 lakh masks have been sold. This has aided both mask supply and livelihood.

Amendments in labour laws

The Cabinet was informed that the registration / license period was reduced from 30 days to 1 day by making amendments in labour laws. Provision has been made for only one register and one return instead of 61 registers and 13 returns. Permission has been granted for allowing labourers to work 12 hours per shift in place of 8 hours per day in factories / industries. There was no compromise on the health, safety, livelihood of the labourers.

Electricity bill relief

Electricity bills received in April 2020


Expected bills in May-June, July

Amount payable in May, June, July

Amount and Number of consumers to be benefited (approx.)

Up to Rs 100 and beneficiaries of Samba

Upto Rs 100 and beneficiaries of Sambal

Rs 50 per month

63 lakh (Rs 100 crore)

Up to Rs 100

Rs 100 to Rs 400

Rs 100 per month

28 lakh

(Rs 150 crore)

Above Rs 100

Maximum up to Rs 400

More than Rs 400

Half the bill amount will have to be paid (the remaining half will be decided after scrutiny of bills

8 lakh

(Rs 200 crore)

  •  Recovery of fix charges for electricity bills of industrial consumers from April to June 2020 postponed.

  •  More than Rs 623 crore relief in electricity bills to more than 97 lakh domestic and non-domestic consumers of the state.

  • PM Gharib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan

24 districts of Madhya Pradesh were selected under PM Gharib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan from where more than 25 thousand workers go to other states in search of employment. Under the campaign, 25 work areas have been selected and the labourers will be given 125 days employment in a year.m 

Urban street vendor welfare scheme

Under the scheme, a provision has been made to help in providing business loans up to Rs. 10 thousand to all eligible street vendors. Seven percent interest subsidy on the loan will be borne by the Government of India and the rest by the state government. So far, over 8 lakh street vendors have been registered. Decision was taken to extend this scheme to the rural areas also in form of a state scheme. The benefit of the scheme is being given to 1.5 lakh street vendors in towns with a population of 5 thousand or more.

Atmanirbhar Bharat

Work was started by making an assistance package for industries, employment in rural and urban areas, assistance in agriculture and other allied services in form of additional loan of 2 percent of gross state domestic product (GSDP) to the states.

Other important decisions

In various beneficiary-oriented schemes, in the last 3 months, over Rs 40 thousand 500 crore has been transferred to the accounts of beneficiaries and others. The Chambal Progress Way will now cover a total of 316 km from Bhind to Rajasthan border. Uniforms and nutritious food will be prepared for children of government schools through self-help groups. Decision was taken to provide loans at 4 percent interest rate to self-help groups. The decision to abolish 22 Nagar Parishads was repealed and new delimitation in urban areas has also been cancelled.

Rajesh Dahima / Durgesh Raikwar
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