MP’s cabinet approves tariff subsidy of Rs 16,000 crore | Bhopal News

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BHOPAL: In a landmark decision on Tuesday, the state cabinet decided to provide a subsidy of Rs 16,424 crore on the electricity tariff to the agricultural sector for the financial year 2022-23.
This will be in addition to the Rs 5,584 crore grant approved under the Griha Jyoti Yojana scheme for domestic consumers.
The subsidy will be paid to electricity distribution companies by the state government.
Briefing reporters after the cabinet meeting, Home Minister Narottam Mishra said, “Total subsidy on electricity tariff will be more than Rs 22,800 crore. While farmers will get subsidy of Rs 16,424 crore. crore, the domestic consumer will continue to benefit from the subsidy of Rs 5,584 million.” Farmers will be charged a flat rate of Rs 750 per horsepower per year for unmetered agricultural connections up to 10 horsepower.
In a separate decision, the cabinet approved a proposal for three new state awards – the Madhya Pradesh Gaurav Samman (for citizens and institutions doing extraordinary work), the Chief Minister’s Award of Excellence (for Excellence in Government Programs) and the Chief Minister’s Award of Excellence (for Innovation). Each year, these prizes will be awarded on the day of the foundation of Madhya Pradesh: November 1st. An honorarium of Rs 5 lakh will be awarded for the Gaurav Samman award. Only residents domiciled in Madhya Pradesh will be eligible to apply.
The Madhya Pradesh Gaurav Samman will be awarded to citizens/state institutions for outstanding work done in different categories. A total of 10 prizes will be awarded each year. Rs 5 lakh will be given as honorarium for each award.
The Council of Ministers approved the construction of a new structure within the Department of Public Health and Family Welfare by creating four cadres according to the work of the currently sanctioned positions. The new frameworks are: doctors, specialists, public health management and hospital management.
Mishra said the cabinet has approved the establishment of a textile cluster in Nimbola village of Burhanpur district. “The textile cluster will generate 4,000 new jobs. The total cost of setting up the cluster will be Rs 19.85 crore,” Mishra said.
The government has also given administrative approval to the Rampura Manasa Micro Lift irrigation project at a cost of Rs 1208.89 crore. The irrigation potential of this project for the Rabi season will be 65,400 hectares spread over 215 villages from Manasa tehsil to Neemuch.
In yet another decision, the cabinet decided to continue with the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana to provide financial assistance to farmers in case of loss or damage to crops and allocated Rs 17,072 crore for loss or damage of crops. harvests. The main objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to farmers suffering from crop loss and damage due to unforeseen natural calamities.
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