Bhopal, Sep 12 : With the pivotal objective of providing a safe environment for female residents, the Madhya Pradesh Government on Thursday approved running the centrally-sponsored ‘Safe City’ programme from 2019-20 to 2021-22 in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Chhindwara, Chhatarpur and Jabalpur utilising Rs 5 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund; official sources said.
The related Cabinet meeting – under Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s chairmanship – also decided to commence the Rajya Prarambhik Gramin Udhmita programme in six tribal blocks as a pilot project for high-level minor entrepreneurship development of self-help groups constituted under the State Rural Livelihood Mission. A sum of Rs 25,000 would be provided per SHG. Honorariums of guest teachers in Tribal Welfare Department schools was enhanced two fold thereby benefitting 21,533 educators with retrospective effect from July 1.
In compliance with the Chief Minister’s announcement, Rs146.9667 crore was approved for establishing an agricultural college in Chhindwara District. Fifty hectares were identified by the Collector for proposed infrastructure.
The Dial 100 service – operational from November 1, 2015 – is to be continued besides expansion and upgrading of the centralised police call centre and control room system. An Employees State Insurance Society shall be formed under the Employees State Insurance Services. Revised pay scales will be implemented for lecturers and other academic officers in government medical and dental colleges.(UNI)