Bhopal : A virtual meeting of the Cabinet was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
The Cabinet has granted an administrative approval of Rs 1706 crore one lakh for ground water-to-irrigation scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (Har Khet ko Pani). The state’s share in this will be Rs 682 crore 40 lakh 40 thousand. Under this scheme, five districts of Madhya Pradesh including Mandla, Dindori, Shahdol, Umaria and Singrauli will be selected and borewells will be constructed from ground water sources to provide irrigation facility in 62135 hectare area.
30 male nurses for Jail department
The Cabinet has approved the creation of 30 posts of male nurses by dedicating 34 vacant posts of Pharmacist Grade-2 of the Jail Department. This will enhance medical facility in jails. Quick and effective treatment will be provided to the prisoners.
Decision related to structure and formation of State Backward Class Commission
The Cabinet has taken a decision on the structure and formation of Madhya Pradesh State Backward Class Commission. In this, five non-government members will be appointed for having knowledge of issues related to backward classes and their work. Out of this, one member will be appointed as the Chairman of the Commission and other members as Deputy Chairman. The Chairman and at least two other members shall belong to the Backward Class. A woman member will also be appointed.
Amendment in M.P. Minor Mineral Rules 1996
The Cabinet has decided to make amendment in Madhya Pradesh Minor Mineral Rules 1996. In this, provisions have been made for allocation of excavated patta application / e-tender of 31 minor minerals of Schedule 5. According to the amendment, provision has been made to approve excavated patta on the basis of application for a period of 30 years on the condition of payment of 15 percent additional amount in addition to the royalty to the land owner / consent holder on private land. The operators can approve the excavated patta with the prior approval of the departmental minister.
Provision has been made to allot patta of Schedule 5 for a period of 30 years through e-tender on 250 hectare area on government and private land. In addition to the royalty payable to the highest tenderer, additional amount will have to be paid on the basis of one time bit at the accepted e-tender rate. Directors will be able to give approval after obtaining prior approval of the state government on government land and on the joint are of government and private land and from the departmental minister on private land.
With the investment of Rs. 25 crores and more on the approved excavated pattas of Schedule 5 from private land or e-tender, the excavated patta can be renewed twice for 10 years each by establishing an enterprise. Excavated pattas of up to 4 hectares of minerals of Schedule 1 and 2 can be approved by the Collector at the district level. In this, powers are being given to the operator to sanction more than 4 hectares. Prior approval of the departmental minister will be obtained by the operator before approval in the matters of minerals of Schedule one.
Schedule one includes sand made of stone (by mechanical action). With this, the excavated pattas for making sand from stone can also be approved. The royalty rate of Minor Mineral Sand Gravel was fixed at Rs 125 per cubic meter. There is provision for a regulation fee of Rs 25 per cubic meter which will be levied on secondary minerals transported from outside states.
The annual Dead Rent amount of floor stone has been fixed at Rs. 1.50 lakh per hectare instead of Rs. 2 lakh per hectare. The patta holder must compulsorily provide 75 percent employment to bonafide residents of Madhya Pradesh in the mines. Sand extracted from government ponds, dams etc. will be discharged under Madhya Pradesh Minor Mineral Rules 1996 and as per rules made by the state government.
The rates of royalty and Dead Rent of Rules Schedule 5 (31 minor minerals) have been revised. Various application fees, court stamp duty, security deposit, security amount, underwriting fee have also been hiked. New application fee and security amount for the patta for mining of Schedule 5 minerals has also been fixed. Due to the amendment in the rule as mentioned above, not only will mineral revenue of the state increase drastically, but huge number of jobs may be provided to bonafide residents of the state in the mines of minor minerals. Along with this, it will also help promote mineral based investment in the state.
Rehabilitation plan of land acquisition ready
The Cabinet has decided that if government land of the estimated size is available in villages for the rehabilitation of families displaced as a result of land acquisition, then for such government land irrigated agricultural land, an amount equal to 1.6 times the market value will be taken from the requisite body, and a rehabilitation plan will be prepared in accordance with the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement on the said land. Where the requisite bodies are state government departments or undertakings, the government land located in the villages will be provided without taking any amount.
In case of displacement due to land acquisition, if government land is not available for rehabilitation of the displaced families, then private lands located in villages will be obtained for implementation of the Procurement and Rehabilitation Scheme in favour of Madhya Pradesh under the provision of the said Act. In this, payment of the amount of land acquisition award will be received from the concerned body.
For the implementation of the scheme prepared in this way, on such identified land, the (land) for the construction of the infrastructure as per the third schedule of the said Act will be given to the requisite body for a reasonable time for the implementation of the plan, so that the requisite body prepares the plot or houses and other community facilities (for all the items mentioned in Schedule 3 of the said Act) and assigns the ownership back to the collector as per the plan by constructing infrastructure within the stipulated period.
Thus, by acquiring the ownership of the developed area as per the scheme, the Collector shall declare such area as population as per the provisions of Madhya Pradesh Land Revenue Code 1959 and thus the Collector in the developed population area shall allot plots or houses to the displaced families as per the provisions of Madhya Pradesh Land Revenue Association, 1959, as the case may be in compliance with Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency Act, 2013 in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement.
In cases where the forest land (lands where Forest Protection Act 1980 is applicable) is allotted to a private company / Government of India Company / Private Institutions (requisite body) for project, compensatory afforestation (optional afforestation) in such cases in the sequence of guidelines issued by the Government of India from time to time, it is mandatory to give land equivalent to the affected land to the Forest Department, in such cases, at the expense of the requisite body of the Forest department mentioned above, the government land will be made available for compensatory afforestation with an amount equal to 1.6 times the market value of the irrigated agricultural land. In addition to the above amount, the amount to be spent for afforestation will also have to be given separately to the requisite body in accordance with the directions of the Government of India and the instructions of the Forest Department of the state government.
Approval to introduction of bills in Vidhan Sabha
The Cabinet approved to present the amendment Bill 2020 in the Vidhan Sabha for the provision of the post of Vice Chancellors in the Act of three universities including Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University, Bhopal, Pandit S.N. Shukla University Shahdol and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Mhow.
The Cabinet approved and agreed to reintroduce the Madhya Pradesh Private Universities (Establishment and Operation) Amendment Bill 2020, Participation of Farmers in Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Management (Amendment) Bill 2020, Madhya Pradesh Motor Spirit Cess (Amendment) Bill 2020, Madhya Pradesh High Speed Diesel Cess (Amendment) Bill 2020 and the Resolving old dues of Madhya Pradesh Taxation Act Bill 2020 in Vidhan Sabha.
With the aim of stop adulteration of food and drugs in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the Penal Laws (Madhya Pradesh Amendment) Bill 2020 has been prepared to provide for punishment of life imprisonment against the adulterator, keeping in view the current circumstances and the need for immediate legislation. The Cabinet gave approval to present it in the Assembly.