Bhopal: The State cabinet on Tuesday gave nod to 15 rural group water supply schemes to be implemented by Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam. The total estimated cost of these water supply schemes is Rs 7854.68 crore. On completion of the works of these schemes, drinking water facility will be available in 4022 villages of 13 districts through door-to-door tap connection.
The Cabinet gave administrative approval to create 970 new posts and recruit in two phases Rs 237 crore for the project of Super Specialty Hospital Indore. In the meeting, 54 posts for the establishment of “State Allied Health Science Institute Jabalpur” in Medical College Jabalpur and 59 posts for the operation of “State Allied Health Science Institute Indore” established in Indore Medical College under self-funded institutions has been approved.
The Cabinet decided to set up a State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) in the state. The Public Health and Family Welfare Department has been authorized for selection and appointment of non-official members of the authority under the Mental Health Care Act. The Authority will have 9 government and 11 non-government members. In view of lack of experts in the state, it was decided to set up a Mental Health Review Board in every division.
The Cabinet decided to provide government guarantee to Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited Jabalpur to get cash credit facility of Rs 500 crore sanctioned by the State Bank of India. The company will have to pay guarantee fees at the rate of 0.5 percent per annum to the state government.
The Cabinet has approved hike in the discretionary fund of the Assembly Speaker from Rs one crore to Rs two crore and the discretionary fund of the Deputy Speaker and Leader of the Opposition from Rs 50 lakh to Rs one crore. With the aim of encouraging and recognizing voluntary workers / institutions working in the field of social rehabilitation and disabilities of the disabled in the state, the Cabinet has decided to give institutional awards of Rs two lakhs each in each category to the institutions doing excellent work in all four categories of persons with disabilities and individual awards of Rs. 1 lakh each to individuals every year.
The Cabinet has decided to provide two awards of Rs two lakh each by the state government at the state level and three awards of Rs 50 thousand each and citation to the voluntary organizations doing excellent work in the field of liquor prohibition through the Department of Social Justice and Disabled Welfare.