The past year has been remarkable for Madhya Pradesh. The state cabinet under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath took historical decisions in the last one year. These decisions gave a new momentum to the state, created new records of development and gave new power to the weaker sections. Investment was encouraged in the state and opportunities for real estate going through recession.
In the interest of farmers
The first meeting of the new cabinet was held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister on 5 January with a major decision to provide relief to the farmers, the pillar of the state's economic system. In this meeting, it was decided to waive the loans of the farmers of the state. This was probably the first major and historical decision taken by a state in the interest of farmers in the history of the country so far.
The cabinet gave a new gift to electricity consumers as well. It was decided to pay electricity bill of up to 100 rupees for consumption up to 100 units, to take the prescribed power rate at 50 units for burning 150 units of electricity and fix charge of 100 rupees for 100 units. This brought great relief to the poor as well as the middle class. Also, it was decided to halve the electricity bill amount of agricultural consumers up to ten horsepower. For this, the Indira Kisan Jyoti Yojana was implemented.
27 percent reservation for backward
More than half of the state's population belongs to the backward classes. The Chief Minister decided to give 27 percent reservation to backward classes with the consent of the cabinet. The cabinet approved 10 percent reservation for the economically weaker general category.
Employment and social justice
To promote real estate in Madhya Pradesh in the year 2019, it was decided to reduce the collector guide line rate by 20 percent. The assistance amount of Rs 28 thousand given to the poor families under the Kanya Vivah and Nikah Scheme was increased to Rs 51 thousand. The youth self-respect scheme was implemented to make the youth self-dependent by employing them. Pension to destitute and elderly was increased from Rs 300 to Rs 600. A trust was formed to conserve the life-giving mother Narmada and Tapti rivers of the state.
Protection and respect for tribals
In the year 2019, the state government decided to increase the tendu leaf collection rate from two thousand rupees per standard bag to Rs 2500, while protecting the interests of the tribal class. It was also decided to pay cash in tendu patta wages and bonus amount. It was decided by the government to renovate the deities of tribal culture. In order to get the tribal brothers completely free from debt, the decision to waive the moneylender loan was implemented. The "One Friend" software was designed to review revoked forest rights claims quickly and with complete transparency. It was also decided in the year 2019 to increase the honorarium of guest teachers employed in the schools of the Tribal Welfare Department.
New sand policy
To curb illegal sand mining in the state and increase the government's revenue from this wealth, the cabinet approved the new sand policy. In addition, amendments to the Secondary Minerals Rules 1996 were approved. This will help in achieving maximum revenue. The monkey diamond mine of 364 hectare (forest land) area in Chhatarpur was awarded to the Aditya Birla Group Company at a maximum bid of 30.05 percent. With this, the state government will get 600 crore revenue per year.
To encourage mineral industries, a policy has been approved by the state government to implement the Land Pooling Scheme 2019 under Madhya Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation. Rs 36 crore 89 lakh was sanctioned as the first installment for the Indore-Manmad new rail line project to connect Indore with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. Roof Top Solar Project Approved for Industrial Units. In order to encourage international investment, it was also decided to give 75 percent discount on the land value for setting up the data center. In the same year, the MSME Development Policy was approved to encourage entrepreneurs and start ups.
The state government enacted a new branded hotel incentive policy to increase private investment in the tourism sector in the year 2019 and approved necessary amendments in the tourism policy 2016. The proposal to simplify the resort bar license was also approved by the cabinet. The Bed and Breakfast scheme was approved to create employment opportunities in the tourism sector.
Strengthening of health systems
To strengthen health systems in the state, ANM in rural sub-health centers. It was decided to make appointment in two thousand regular posts in the next two years in a phased manner. The administrative department was empowered to finalize the contractual appointment of retired specialists and postgraduate medical officers with a view to removing shortage of specialists in hospitals. The seventh pay scale was implemented in medical colleges. To increase the availability of medical specialists in government hospitals, 6 journal courses have been approved. Madhya Pradesh Health Sector Investment Promotion Policy 2019 has been approved. It was decided to implement the Chief Minister Sushen Doctor Incentive Scheme.
In favor of women
In the last one year, important decisions were also taken in the interest of women in the cabinet meetings. To empower women helpline, recruitment of 27 posts has been approved from outsource. It was decided to connect the women's helpline 181 with the one stop center and other helplines. Approval has been given to conduct women safety based safe city program in 6 cities Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Chhindwara, Chhatarpur and Jabalpur.
Encouragement to players
With the aim of imparting high technical training to the players, new guidelines were approved for the services of technical subject matter experts. It was decided to allot 0.607 hectare government land to the Ministry of Defense for the establishment of water sports node in Bhopal.
Apart from major and comprehensive public interest decisions, the state cabinet took other important decisions in the year 2019. These include formation of Directorate of Information Technology, establishment of University and Horticulture College in Chhindwara, Celebrating December 3 as Advocate Day, Tripartite Agreement for Bhopal-Indore Metro Rail, Midday Meals in Madrasas, Madhya Pradesh Real Estate Policy and Madhya Pradesh Electric Vehicles. Approval of policy 2019, raising the honorarium fund of senior journalists to Rs. 10 thousand and Chief Minister There are decisions like implementing the Horticulture and Food Processing Scheme.