Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state to restore water storage capacity of reservoirs

Bhopal: A meeting of the Council of Ministers was held in Mantralaya today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In the meeting, while taking a policy decision for the restoration of water storage capacity of the reservoirs of the state, the tender process, base price, criteria of tender eligibility and other conditions were approved. After the amendment of the policy, Madhya Pradesh will be the first state in the country in which tender will be held to remove silt from four reservoirs in the first phase. With this 5 lakh hectare irrigation potential will be restored. The productivity of the land will increase. The life span of dams will increase. Sand can be utilized. Local people will get employment and revenue of about Rs.300 crore will be generated.

94 crores approved for CC TV surveillance system

The cabinet approved the upgradation of CCTV system of 859 police stations already established in the state and installation of new CCTV surveillance system in 258 police stations, 500 police outposts and 42 women police stations and for monitoring at district level in 52 district headquarters and Rs. 66 crore 18 lakh 95 thousand 175 for installation of CCTV control system in SRP offices in the financial year 2021-22 and services of Project Management Consultant in the year 2022-26 and including 5 years warranty / AMC` and other recurring Expenditure amount of Rs. .28 crore, thus sanctioned total project cost of Rs.94 crore 18 lakh 95 thousand 175.

Madhya Pradesh Nazul land nivartan

The Council of Ministers has decided to remove the word “bus stand” only from the lands mentioned in the Madhya Pradesh Nazul Bhoomi Nivartan Nirdesh 2020, on which there is regular income from making plans and construction – such as market, complex, bus stand etc. . and replacing it after “for the public use- such as road, garden, playground, filter plant, trenching ground, hospital, school, office”. These directions will come into force from the date of publication in the Official Gazette, but these instructions will not be applicable in the case of alienation of land under any scheme of the State Government from the competent level, as per the procedure laid down in such scheme.

Permission for change of land use for solar power project in Chhatarpur

The cabinet gave permission for land use change for setting up of 550 MW capacity solar power project by NTPC or its wholly owned company under Ultra Mega Renewal Energy Power Project mode and CPSU scheme on the land acquired/allocated for thermal power project. MP Power Management Company will have the first right to purchase the solar energy produced from the proposed project at the rate of Rs 2.45 per unit for 25 years.

A thermal power project of 3960 MW capacity was proposed by NTPC Limited, a Central Government Undertaking at Barethi in Chhatarpur district. NTPC has 1148.192 hectares of land available for this project. Due to non-receipt of environmental clearance and coal linkage for thermal power project, NTPC has sought land use change permission from the state government for solar power project of 550 MW capacity on available land.


The cabinet has approved new government ITI under the Department of Technical Education, Skill Development and Employment in the development block Buxwaha of Chhatarpur assembly constituency. As many as 18 crore 43 lakh will be spent for establishment, operation and upgradation of ITI. Approval has been given to create 30 posts for new ITI.

Amendment in the policy of Telecom/Internet Services

Keeping in view the facilities of the citizens in the state, with the aim of promoting telecommunication internet services in the state, the policy-2019 and guidelines 2019 for establishment of telecom infrastructure for telecom internet services prevailing in the state are in force. The Council of Ministers has approved to amend the Policy 2019 and Guidelines-2019 keeping in view the needs of development of telecom/internet services in the present scenario.

According to the Collector’s guideline rates for government land to be used for the establishment of telecom infrastructure, an amount equivalent to 20 percent of the value fixed for the land/property concerned is received as license fee. The above provision has been simplified as it is complex to calculate the license fee to be paid for separate infrastructure sites. Simplifying the process of fee payment in this regard, instead of the Collector’s guideline, categorizing the metropolis (Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior), other municipal corporations, municipal councils, city councils and rural areas into different categories, category wise, for each place (in the case of government land), Rs. 50 thousand in metropolis, Rs. 40 thousand in other municipal corporation, Rs. 35 thousand in municipal council, Rs. 30 thousand in city council and Rs. 20 thousand in rural area has been fixed.

In the state where any telecommunication infrastructure is established on private land/local body/public undertaking/commission land without license, then if eligible under the policy-2019, in addition to the fee provided in the policy, the license can be issued by regularizing such infrastructure after depositing the compounding amount according to the value of the space at the rate of Rs. 1 lakh per tower.

The above amendments will expand the telecommunication infrastructure in the state, increase the telecommunication services and help the licensing officers in taking decisions in the districts.

Approval for sale of asset

Approval was given by the Council of Ministers to the highest tender bid price of Rs 7 crore 67 lakh 36 thousand mentioned by the H-1 tenderer for the disposal of the asset of Plot No. 151-B, Scheme No. 59, Sector A-2, Amitesh Nagar, Bilawali Zone, District Indore of Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Maryadit obtained on lease from Indore Development Authority, on depositing 100 percent of the tender price amount mentioned by the tenderer and after this the liquidator of Madhya Pradesh State Co-operative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Limited, joint commissioner of Cooperatives has decided to execute the registered contract of sale of leased assets by June 11, 2042 and transfer in favor of H-1 tenderer in the property register by Indore Development Authority.

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