CM Baghel Chairs Cabinet Meet At His Residential Office

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  • Cabinet has decided to distribute additional quantity of free food grains till March’22.
  • Industries engaged in solar power generation are of high priority.
  • City bus fare will increase by 25%.

Raipur: In the Cabinet meeting chaired by CM Baghel, it has been decided to distribute an additional quantity of free food grains till March 2022 on the ration cards issued under the Chhattisgarh Food and Nutrition Security Act, at par with the provisions of Pradhan Mantri Garb Kalyan Anna Yojana. The additional expenditure of Rs 223.58 crore would be reimbursed to Chhattisgarh State Civil Supply Corporation from Mukhyamantri Khadyann Sahayta Yojana.

The Cabinet has also approved amendments and provisions related to allotment of land of undeveloped industrial purpose, from the departmental land bank to the entrepreneurs of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes category at concessional rates in the backward development block category “D”, Under Chhattisgarh State Industrial Policy. Plant and machinery-based industries engaged in solar power generation were included in the category of high priority. Industry based on wood produced on private land was included in the priority industry. Jute bags/gunny bags used in paddy/rice procurement were included under the ‘high priority category. A provision of up to Rs. 3 crore has been made for expansion of the private industrial parks to be established in the state. For recruitment to the post of assistant teacher in Swami Atmanand English medium schools, Cabinet has decided to exempt the compulsion of being a local resident of Bastar and Sarguja divisions and Korba district for applicants.

As buses of the educational institutions were non-operational during the lockdown due to the COVID crisis, Cabinet has decided to provide exemption in the quarterly tax payable by the bus operated for the educational institution from July 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021. In view of the hike in diesel prices, Cabinet has approved the hike rate by 25% for passenger fare of city vehicle operated as contract vehicle and case vehicle, proposed by Transport Department.

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