Updated on: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12:49 AM IST

Bhopal: Despite low revenue, the government met the necessary expenses, finance minister Jagdish Devda

Mega vaccination drive from July 1 to 3.
Photo: BL Soni

Photo: BL Soni


BHOPAL: The ministers were positive about the discussions the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held with them at Graces Resort on Monday.

Finance Minister Jagdish Devda said at the meeting that although the government could not collect enough revenue because of the pandemic, it did not cut the necessary expenses. The issue of increasing governmentís income figured in the meeting, Devda said.

Similarly, Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput said that all efforts would be made to raise governmentís income without taxing the citizens. Medical Education Minister Vishwash Sarang said that the government led by Chouhan had brought the coronavirus under control.

All efforts will be made to keep the state away from the grip of the virus, Sarang said, adding that all hospitals in the state would be provided with more facilities.

A mega drive for vaccination will be launched from July 1 to 3, because vials are the only weapon with which people can fight down the virus.

Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Industries Omprakash Sachlecha said that schemes for Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh would be implemented.

He said that the state had received 11 clusters and different districts would get different schemes for setting up industries.

According to him, the government has started 1,902 industries and 3,000 will be set up in 42 districts in August.

According to Minister for Cooperatives Department Arvind Bhadoria, how to give the benefits of the governmentís schemes to the people at the grass-roots figured in the meeting.

He said that a sum of Rs 70 crore would be spent to encourage entrepreneurs who produce local goods.


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Published on: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12:49 AM IST