The Cabinet approved extension of the College Hostel Scheme of Tribal Affairs Department for coming three years at the Cabinet meeting held here today chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Under the scheme, 84 boys hostels and 68 girls hostels total 152 post-metric hostels are being transformed into college hostels to make residential facility available for students studying in the colleges. Total 7600 students are residing here. Total 62 buildings will be constructed in the coming 3 years which includes32 hostels without buildings and 30 new hostels. The Cabinet has granted approval of Rs 203 crore 32 lakhs for extension of the scheme for coming 3 years.
The Cabinet has granted approval for extension of scholarship scheme of Class 9 and 10 of the tribal Affairs Department. Approval has been granted of Rs 290 crore 82 lakh 20 thousand and extension from 2017-18 to 2019-20 under the scheme. Target has been set to benefit as many as 13 lakh 56 thousand students of Class 9-10 in the coming 3 years.
The Cabinet has given its approval to continue construction of residential houses for officers and employees of Revenue department. Total Rs 38 crores will be spent on construction of the houses in the year 2017-18, Rs 37 crore 40 lakh in year 2018-19 and Rs 24 crore 80 lakhs in year 2019-20.
The Cabinet has granted approval to extend the scheme for construction of toilet, ramps, lifts and buildings to provide free environment to the disables by the Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Department and extension of Sahayta Anudan Yojana for the blind, deaf and dumb and multi-disabled/mentally retarded.
The Cabinet took the decision to extend the scheme implemented in 2016-17 to provide short-term crop loans on zero percent interest rate through Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperative Societies to farmers of the state in 2017-18.
Pilgrim tax imposed by Nagar Parishad Omkareshwar has been scrapped by the government. The Cabinet has decided to compensate for the annual income generated from this tax to the Nagar Parishad.
Making an amendment in the Madhya Pradesh Swatantra Sangram Sainik Chikitsa Sahayta Anudan Niyam 1986, the Cabinet has decided to give rights of granting approval for treatment amount of Rs 50 thousand to the concerned district collector. Beside this, the cabinet has given approval to give all rights to sanction the amount more than Rs. 50 thousand and up to the government rates prescribed by the Public Health and family Welfare Department for treatment of serious illness to the divisional commissioner on recommendations of district collector.