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State Cabinet okays medical college at Sagar

THE STATE Cabinet today cleared the proposal for setting up a government medical college at Sagar and provide kitchen sheds at all the primary schools in tribal-dominated development blocks under mid-day meal scheme.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2006 15:39 IST

THE STATE Cabinet today cleared the proposal for setting up a government medical college at Sagar and provide kitchen sheds at all the primary schools in tribal-dominated development blocks under mid-day meal scheme.

The Chief Minister had recently announced at Sagar, the divisional headquarters in Uma Bharti's home turf Bundelkhand region, to set up a medical college. People from Bundelkhand region had been demanding medical college for about four decades.

A sum of Rs 106 crore would be spent in the next five years on the proposed medical college. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan discussed and cleared the draft on Governor's address during the ensuing budget session and also discussed the State's budget for the next financial year. The budget, reportedly estimated at Rs 25,000 crore, would be presented in the Assembly during the session.

The Cabinet also decided to organise a “Destination Madhya Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2006” with a view to propagating the State's potential for return against investments.

A sum of about Rs 3.45 crore is expected to be spent on the programme to be held at different levels. The programme would be held at Bhopal in March this year.

The Cabinet decided to constitute an empowered committee headed by the Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahni to take prompt decision on various issues related to the programme. The committee includes principal secretaries/secretaries Energy, Finance, Tourism and Information Technology as its members.

The Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industry, would be member-convener of the committee. The Cabinet sanctioned fund for the kitchen sheds in 89 tribals development blocks' primary schools out of the fund meant for Tribal Welfare Department.

The schools, numbering 10,289, are running under the department. A sum of Rs 31.54 crore would be spent on the kitchen sheds.

The CM informed his Cabinet colleagues about his proposed visit to Delhi on February 6 for discussions with Planning Commission. The State is to present an annual plan of about Rs 9000 crore before the commission.

First Published: Feb 05, 2006 15:39 IST