Madhya Pradesh gives nod to “Koushalya Yojana” for women skill development
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 19-Apr-2017

Bhopal, April 19: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today gave approval to 'Koushalya Yojana’ for women skill development. Short term skill training will be imparted to 2 lakh women every year under this new scheme. Administrative sanction of Rs. 254 crore 78 lakh in the current financial year and Rs. 274 crore 34 lakh has been given for the next financial year.

Similarly, approval has been given by the cabinet to impart training to One lakh 10 thousand trainees for skill development under the Mukhyamantri Skill Development scheme. Administrative sanction of Rs. 121 crore 50 lakh for the current financial year and Rs. 132 crore 25 lakh has been given for the next financial year.

With an objective to provide communication, cash and other transaction facilities to youths through mobile application, the cabinet has decided to give mobile in addition to the girls under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah and Nikah Yojana.

Moreover, the cabinet has decided to provide Rs. 5 thousand per family every month to 108 families residing in 3 leprosy ashrams. This additional amount will be spent on residential arrangements, rehabilitation beside education and employment of children by Mahatma Gandhi Kushth Ashram-Bhopal, Kusth Seva Ashram Nanda Nagar Indore and Karuna Sadan Kushth Nivaran Sanstha Ranapur – Jhabua aided by Social Justice and Disable Person Welfare department.

The cabinet has given approval for creation of 23 temporary posts for proper functioning of work in State Finance Commission for its working tenure. Furthermore, the cabinet has declared the State Cooperative Marketing Federation Ltd. as Nodal Agency of the state for arrangements of chemical fertilisers for the period of three years from 2017-18. A government guarantee of Rs. 850 crore has been provided by the state government to the MARKFED for arrangements of chemical fertilisers.

The cabinet has given an administrative sanction of Rs. 384 crore 8 lakh to Dindori medium irrigation project for 9920 hectare Rabi irrigation capacity. This project will benefit 42 villages of Karanjia and Bajag blocks of Dindori district. This project will also provide water for Rural Group Potable Water scheme.