A cabinet meeting chaired by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was organised at the CM House in Bhopal on Friday.
During this, the council of ministers have taken various important decisions. After the meeting, state home minister Narottam Mishra briefed about the decisions taken by the council of ministers.
Mishra said, “The council of ministers approved to provide the domestic gas cylinder at the rate of Rs 450 in the Sawan month. The amount will be transferred through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer). The amount to the beneficiaries of Pradhan mantri Ujjwala Yojana will be transferred immediately while the remaining will also get it after submission of their application.”
The amount will be reimbursed to those who refilled their cylinder between July 4, 2023 to August 31, 2023, he said, adding that the cabinet also decided that the increased electricity bills till August 31, 2023 would be postponed.

The council of ministers further agreed to increase the incentive amount of ASHA workers from Rs 2,000 to Rs 6,000 and also approved the increment of Rs 1000 every year. The incentive amount of ASHA supervisors increased from Rs 350 to Rs 500 a day and up to a maximum of Rs 15,000 a month was also approved, Mishra said, adding that the cabinet approved the increased amount to be given on retirement of Urban ASHA Supervisors from Rs 20,000 to Rs 1,00,000 as well.
He further said, “The council of ministers decided that the Madhya Pradesh government will organise large-scale sports for the youth at district level, division level and state level from September 15 to October 2 and a big budget for it has been approved. The annual income limit of fathers of students in Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana has been increased to Rs 6,00,000 to Rs 8,00,000.”
Similarly, Rs 1200 crore has been approved for the beautification of city roads under the Kayakalp Scheme in Municipalities, Nagar Panchayats and Municipal Corporations. The cabinet also decided to provide benefits of Ladli Brahmin Yojana to Baiga, Bharia and Sahariya tribes, he added.
The home further said, “The council of ministers also decided to create a new subdivision Jawa in Rewa district. For this, 12 posts have been sanctioned and it has been decided to include 100 Patwari circles. Rs 167.59 crores were approved for the upgradation of Satpura Bhavan.”
The cabinet also approved two new tap water schemes in Sailana area in Ratlam and Lavkush Nagar area in Chhatarpur districts, he added. (ANI)