Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
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BHOPAL: Time limit for liquor shops in the state has been extended for two months. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on Friday. The groups which own liquor contractors have to duly apply for it, and the extension will be given only after that. The shops of those who do not want extension will be auctioned.

The cabinet also approved a Bill of the department of cooperatives. According to the Bill, the MPs and the MLAs will be able to become the member of cooperative banks.The bill will help the government appoint people’s representatives to those banks.

The Bill will be sent to the House for approval, and once the Bill is passed, the BJP leaders who have not been inducted into the ministry will be adjusted to cooperative banks. The cabinet also gave its nod to a Bill to tighten the government’s noose around the food adulterators. The Bill which provides life term for adulterating foodstuff will be put up before the House for approval.

The cabinet also decided to reduce the time limit for the third phase of the Chief Minister’s infrastructure development programme from four to two years.

The government also decided to set up committees in the districts and in the state to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.

The department of culture decided to give Rs 5 crore for Shivdrishti Kendra being set up in memory of Shivaji in Maharashtra.

The committees, set up for Atmanirbhair Madhya Pradesh, have been asked to give report in two months. The ministers have been given responsibilities for it.

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