First virtual cabinet meeting in MP


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal

The first virtual Cabinet meeting of the country was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Ministers took part in the Cabinet meeting from different places through video conferencing. Decision was taken to change the name of “Chambal Expressway” to “Chambal Progress-Way” in the Cabinet meeting.

Also, approval was given for construction of Chambal Progress-Way under Bharatmala Project. Under the scheme, approval was granted for construction of 309 k.m. four lane green field road from Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border to Bhind district via Morena. Free land will be provided by the state government for the project. The private land to be acquired will be exchanged with government land as far as possible. 


Approval to system of treatment of Covid infected people

The Cabinet endorsed the arrangements for treatment of Covid infected people, in which Ayushman Bharat Niramay Madhya Pradesh will bear 40 percent burden of the expenses as per the value of the package prescribed for the treatment of Covid under Jan Arogya Yojana in the recognized hospitals of people deemed eligible by Government of India. 

Similarly, under the Jan Arogya Yojana, Ayushman Bharat Niramay Madhya Pradesh will bear 100 percent of the expenditure as per value of the package prescribed for treatment of Covid in hospitals recognized by the state government. Those who do not have eligibility in both the above categories will get free treatment in government hospitals /contracted private hospitals. In non-contracted hospitals, treatment can be availed at one’s own expense. 

The contract for Covid Hospital/Covid Health Care Centre will be executed with private hospitals after approval of the sub-committee of the State Level Committee. Payment of dues to hospitals will be based on the number of beds prescribed under Jan Arogya Yojana. Sixty percent of the amount payable will be paid as monthly fixed cost and 40 percent as variable cost. The Government of India will reimburse 60 percent of the expenditure on the treatment of the eligible people as specified by the Government of India under the Jan Arogya Yojana at Covid Hospital/Covid Health Care Centre. 

About Rs. 14 crore will be spent under the CM’s Rural Street Vendors Loan Scheme

The Cabinet granted approval to the Chief Minister Rural Street Vendors Loan Scheme. Under the scheme, working capital of up to Rs 10 thousand will be made available to eligible persons in the age group of 18 to 55 years as loan from the bank. This scheme, to be implemented from July 2020 to March 2022, aims to benefit one lakh rural poor. The scheme will result in an annual financial burden of about Rs. 14 crore. 

Over Rs. 12 thousand 799 crore for Crop Insurance Scheme 

The Cabinet granted post facto approval to the proposal for implementing Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana from Kharif 2020-21 till Rabi 2020-22. Under the scheme, the state government will bear the financial burden of Rs. 6494 crore 15 lakh. An amount of Rs. 6305 crore is expected to be received from the Central government. In this way, the scheme will of more than Rs. 12,799 crore.