Bhopal: Govt Decides To Stay Increased Electricity Bills Dating Back Till August 31

Bhopal: Govt Decides To Stay Increased Electricity Bills Dating Back Till August 31

Decides to provide gas refill to Ujjawala beneficiaries at Rs 450

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, August 31, 2023, 07:44 PM IST
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan |

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Government has decided to stay the increased electricity bills dating back till August 31, 2023. Along with this, a decision was taken to provide a cooking gas refill at Rs 450 to Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala gas connection beneficiaries from the duration of July 4 till August 31.

A sum of around Rs 500 per gas refill (per cylinder) will be paid into the aadhar linked accounts of around 40 lakh beneficiaries. This will incur financial burden of around Rs 200 crores to state exchequer.

Moreover, under the Mukyamantri Medhavi Vidhyarti Yojana, the annual income limit of guardians of students has been increased to Rs 8 lakh from Rs 6 lakh.

The decision was taken to approve the proposal seeking hike in honorarium of Asha and Urban Asha Workers from Rs 2000 to Rs 6000 per month. Along with this, on the basis of Consumer Price Index, honorarium has been increased in the bracket of maximum Rs 1000. The daily honorarium amount given to Asha workers has been increased to Rs 500 per day (maximum Rs 15000 per month). Department has been authorised to take the adequate increment. Moreover, the sum given to Asha, Urban Asha workers and Asha Observers on retirement has been increased to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 20000.

The families of Asha, Urban Asha and Asha Observers will be eligible for Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Moreover, the cabinet reduced the mandi fee to 0.50 paisa till March 31, 2024.

Cabinet ratified the proposal meant for the constitution of Madhya Pradesh Dev Narayan Board. It will help in the welfare of the Gurjar community.

Cabinet decided to provide the benefit of hike in Ladli Behna Scheme to eligible women beneficiaries of the Nutrition Grant Scheme and coming from special backward tribes such as Baiga, Bharia, Saharia etc.

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