Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed to start preparation immediatly to ensure maximum benefit of the GOI’s economic package to Madhya Pradesh. Significant concessions and schemes for MNREGA, urban street vendors and small industries have been announced in the package. The Chief Minister directed to benefit the street vendors in areas under all the urban civic bodies along with the Municipal Corporations. Capital of Rs. 10 thousand will be provided to them to ensure availability of loan to the beneficiaries under the scheme. He directed that the package of Government of India and the schemes of state government should be so implemented as to especially benefit the poor sections of society.
Shri Chouhan was holding discussions with members of the State Cabinet and senior officers in the context of ‘Atmnirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ and ‘Atmnirbhar Madhya Pradesh’ at Mantralaya here today.
Shri Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is a global leader. He has made a number of well thought-out provisions for different sectors through a package to make India self-reliant. Madhya Pradesh is determined to become self-reliant through various activities in various sectors including industry, employment, rural development and agriculture in accordance with local conditions.
Presentations were made by Panchayats and Rural Development Department, MSME and Urban Development and Housing Department at the meeting. Prominent among those who attended the meeting included Public Health and Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Water Resources Minster Shri Tulsiram Silavat, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Shri Kamal Patel, Tribal Welfare Minister Sushri Muna Singh and CS Shri Iqbal Singh Bains.
Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to take initiative towards implementation of the economic package announced by GoI, immediately after duly receiving the guidelines.
Employment to All Needy And New Job Cards
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that at present the employment is the immediate need of labourers to sustain their families. Maximum works related to Gaushala construction, temple reservoirs, temple gardens should be taken up on priority under MNREGA. Priority be given to temple Gaushala construction.Rural Development department and Animal Husbandry department should take joint action for this. He directed that such structures should be created under MNREGA that work on them may continue even in rainy season. Every needy person must get employment. Machines should not be used in these works. Works of permanent importance should be taken up. These include stop dams, check dams, reservoirs, farm ponds, embankments, Nandal orchards etc. In addition to local labourers, job cards should also be provided to the labourers coming from outside.
MANREGA a Great Support to Labourers
ACS Panchayats and Rural Development Shri Manoj Shrivastava informed in his presentation that at present 20 lakh 6 thousand labourers are engaged in MNREGA activities. These include 17.5 thousand differently able persons. On average 90 workers are engaged in every Panchayat area. Last year about 10 people were getting employment in MANREGA works during the corresponding period and now their number is double.
Street Vendors to Benefit in All Civic Bodies, Special Care to Conduct Deendayal Rasoi
Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Housing Shri Nitish Vyas informed that there is a scheme to benefit street vendors under Atmnirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
The Chief Minister stressed the need for re-implement Deendayal Rasoi Yojana in view of its importance in present circumstances. All the urban civic bodies should be directed to conduct it efficiently. This novel scheme should be restored to its past format with the cooperation of social institutions while ensuring observance of social distancing. Issues pertaining to JNNURM and Jan Shakti Yojana launched on Chief Minister’s initiative also came up for discussion.
New Lease of Life to Small, Medium Industries, 72 Major Units to be Covered
Principal Secretary, MSME Smt Deepali Rastogi informed, in her presentation, that GoI has re-defined these industries. Earlier, enterprises with investment of upto Rs. 25 lakh were included in it. Now it has been increased to Rs. 1 crore. Similarly, industries with investment of upto Rs. 10 crore have been redefined as small and upto Rs. 20 crore as medium industries. Earlier, it was Rs, 5 crore and Rs. 10 crore, respectively. This will give a new lease of life to a number of industries. The classification of MSME has been changed following which 72 major industrial units have come in MSME category. GoI has announced Rs. 3 lakh crore collateral free automatic loans in the package. In Madhya Pradesh there are 22 lakh MSME units and study is being conducted to provide them additional loans as per the package. Measures will also be considered to benefit sick units. It has been decided to promote MSME under E-Bazar. Amendments in the rules pertaining to extra load of sampling and extra sampling for future buyers are under consideration. In MSME sector under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna, there was a provision to provide relief of 3 months in EPF industries with less than 100 workers and where 90 percent employees get less than Rs. 15 thousand monthly salary. Now action is being taken to extend it upto August 2020. About 81 thousand registered employees have been benefited with an amount of worth Rs. 12 crore. Besides, Action is being taken for disposal of interest subsidy and infant loan cases under MUDRA Yojana.