Cabinet nod to conduct Nav Bharat Literacy programme
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Cabinet has granted approval to conduct ‘Nav Bharat Literacy Programme’ in the State. ‘Nav Bharat Literacy Programme’ will be conducted till March 2026 to increase the literacy rate in the State.
The programme is being conducted to educate those above 15 years of age in all urban and rural areas of the State who have not able to acquire formal education and who have crossed the age of acquiring formal education. The main objective of the programme is to provide basic and functional literacy to the illiterates. This scheme will be operational from the financial year 2021-22. The work of the literacy programme will be conducted in the State, district and development block by the staff of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan/Education Department.
Along with this, the organisations/individuals whose cooperation will be taken educating the illiterates will be called ‘Akshar Saathi’. Literacy classes will be conducted by Akshar Saathis as per their own will. In this, basic and functional literacy will be provided to the illiterates. No remuneration / honorarium will be paid for this work.
No regular appointment will be made in the literacy programme. The project will be run with a grant shared by the Centre and the State in a ratio of 60:40 respectively. A target of educating 32.60 lakh illiterates has been set for five years under the literacy programme, for which a target of about Rs 110.84 crore will be spent in five years.
Cabinet has also decided to develop four new industrial parks in the State at a cost of Rs 128.65 crore which includes Multi Product Industrial Parks Mohana, Ratlam, Jaora and Katni (Lamtara).
With the implementation of the plan to develop the industrial sector, an investment of about Rs 3,400 crore will be made for the establishment of new industries and employment will be available to 4,000 persons. Apart from this, the Government will get revenue in the form of direct / indirect taxes. Procurement of Moong and Urad: Cabinet approved the Price Support Scheme (PSS) and Price Stabilisation Fund (PSS) under the Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PMASHA) of the Government of India in the summer 2020-21 (marketing year 2021-22) in the State for procurement of moong and urad from the registered farmers by the state procurement agency ‘MP State o-operative Marketing Federation’.