Decision to implement Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana for farmers in state

29 Aug 2017
Decision to implement Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana for farmers in state

A decision to implement Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana (Price Difference Payment Scheme) for welfare of farmers in state was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today. This yojana has been implemented for Kharif 2017 on pilot basis to fetch fair price for the produce of farmers. Under this decision, farmers will be paid the price difference between the minimum support price declared by the Government of India and Model Sales Tax declared as per the state government’s inherent procedure on the sale of crop in the notified krishi upaj mandi samiti premises by the farmers. Soyabean, groundnut, Sesame, Ramtil, Maize, Moong, Urad and Tuar crops of Kharif 2017 have been included in the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Under this scheme, farmers would have to get registered on the portal till September 30, 2017.

The Cabinet took the decision to make Jhabua district’s Revenue Inspector Board Rama a tehsil. Similarly it also decided to establish Additional Collector Court/Office at Lakhnadon in Seoni district and sub-block Baihar of Balaghat district. The Cabinet gave approval for creating 13 posts for Rama tehsil and 10 posts each in Baihar and Lakhnadon additional collector office.

The Cabinet took the decision of redistribution of 372 posts of Police Telecommunication branch to create technical trade post.

Madhya Pradesh Power Regulatory Commission has provided a discount in power cess on purchase of power from power company to captive power consumers in this year’s Tariff Order. The Cabinet has provided discount to these consumers from the electricity charges payable to the state government on its consumption. It has also been decided that the provision of discount from electricity charges for new captive power plants to be set up for power supply in the state.

The Financial Infrastructure Yojana implemented to make the three state-owned power distribution companies in state viable has been extended up to three years.

The Cabinet has decided to continue the estimated amount of Rs 235.35 crore as it is in year 2017-18 and 2018-19 and 2019-2020 to continue the coordinated schemes of 108 ambulance service, Janani Express Seva and Deendayal Mobile Hospital Schemes. This has been done to ensure effective implementation of services available for transport of sick children and pregnant women under the medical service prevalent as Dendayal 108 ambulance service.

The Cabinet approved Rs 8422.86 crore besides continuing National Health Mission for the year 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.

The Cabinet took the decision to establish Madhya Pradesh Stamp Duty Charges Fund. Under this fund, 1 per cent out of 2 per cent additional fee taken by the Nagar Palika/Nagar Nigam along with the stamp duty will be transferred. This fund will be used by the Nagar Nigam, Nagar Palika and Nagar Parishad for implementation of infrastructural development projects and the repayment of loan taken by the bodies for such projects.

The Cabinet decided to free food processing units from Mandi fee as per Industrial Promotion Policy 2014.

The Cabinet also decided to provide grant of Rs 25 lakh to Ujjain Press Club.