Under a World Bank Project which is aimed at improvement of higher education sector in Madhya Pradesh, the government has sanctioned Rs. 2,378 crore for supporting students undergoing higher education in the state.
According to an MP state public relations official “The World Bank’s share will be 300 million US dollars (in the total $430 million) and the MP state’s share is 130 million dollars.” He said the same was approved in a state cabinet meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He also mentioned that the cabinet has given nod to the Aydyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (Indore) to develop Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Domestic Traffic Area (DTA) on the 254 acre land which is available for the Diamond Park Project under PPP model.
The core area of the SEZ would be developed into industrial plots and the non-core area would be used as hotel, township, conference halls, hospitals, schools, training centres and administrative buildings. In the cabinet meeting the government also decided to sanction Rs. 422 crore for four irrigation projects that would take 13,727 hectares of land under the scanner of irrigation. Another Rs. 367.80 crore was sanctioned by the government for the construction of five main district roads which would be of 228.68 km in length.
Among other decisions the cabinet approved the constitution of State AYUSH Mission Society that would implement the National AYUSH Mission. It also sanctioned the creation of five new posts of ENT department of Government Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa.