Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Approves Transport Service in Rural Areas

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The state cabinet on Thursday approved the Transportation Credit Model (RTC) for the provision of public transportation services in rural areas of the state.

However, it will initially be a pilot project in Vidisha district for six months from May 1, 2022. Related laws and rules for vehicles to be operated under the model have also been relaxed, according to authorities.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired the cabinet meeting on Thursday in Mantralaya.

In accordance with the provisions, relaxation will be granted under the Madhya Pradesh Motor Vehicle Rules 1994 to operators to include the operation of 7+1 to 20+1 seated vehicles on rural roads, a full exemption from the monthly motor vehicle tax payable under the Madhya Pradesh Motor Vehicle Taxation Act 1991 and a certain amount of incentive against Rural Transport Credit (RTC) earned by drivers of vehicles which operate continuously during six months.

All measures in this regard will be taken by the Ministry of Transport.

The Cabinet has given administrative approval for the Semaria micro-irrigation project with a cost amounting to Rs 158.06 crore for the creation of an irrigation potential of 9,000 hectares in Rewa district. With the construction of the project, an underground irrigation facility of the pressurized distribution system will be available in 9,000 hectares of 86 villages in Semaria tehsil.

The Cabinet has given administrative approval for Rabi Irrigation with an amount of Rs. 188.42 crores for irrigation potential of 6,000 hectares under Samakota Dam. Through the project, 15 villages in Tehsil Mahidpur of Ujjain district will benefit from irrigation through an underground pipeline using the pressure micro-irrigation (sprinkler) method.

The Cabinet approved the implementation of Devarnya Yojana in the state. “Devaranya Yojna” will be implemented with the aim of creating a value chain for the production, storage, marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants while identifying and developing 11 special plant production areas in the state.

Cabinet has decided that a copy of the Revenue Department’s computerized revenue register provided on mobile under the Public Service Guarantee Scheme will only be provided with a charge of only Rs 10 per page.

The Cabinet has decided to launch a new program “Programme Planning and Management” to establish communication with beneficiaries of various programs introduced on behalf of the Chief Minister and organize benefit distribution programs. This will facilitate the organization of events. In addition, direct communication can be established with the public.

Giving relief to farmers in the state, the State Cabinet gave the go-ahead to extend Kharif’s crop loan repayment deadline to April 15.

Pointers

  • Approval of Semaria micro irrigation project with cost amounting to Rs 158.06 crore for creating irrigation potential of 9,000 hectares in Rewa district

  • “Devaranya Yojna” will be implemented with the aim of creating a value chain for the production, storage, marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants while identifying and developing 11 special plant production areas in the state

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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 11:16 p.m. IST

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