After the Centre reduce the states’ share of funds within the Budget, the Madhya Pradesh authorities has determined to tighten its purse strings. To reduce unwarranted bills, authorities occasions is not going to be hosted in five-star inns from now and no new vehicles shall be bought. That aside, no cost above Rs 25 crore shall be authorized with out the clearance of the state finance division. Recently, state Finance Minister Tarun Bhanot mentioned presenting the state Budget this 12 months can be essentially the most difficult process for him. According to Bhanot, the Union authorities has reduce Madhya Pradesh’s share in taxes by greater than Rs 11,500 crore. This has compelled the state authorities to postpone bills on new schemes.
Even after a hue and cry, the proposal to supply eggs to anganwadi youngsters in Madhya Pradesh may not materialise within the close to future. Insiders say the state finance division hasn’t given the go-ahead, citing lack of cash. One estimate says providing eggs to youngsters thrice per week would set the state exchequer again by at the very least Rs 130 crore every year. As issues stand, there received’t be any announcement to this impact within the coming state Budget. In October final 12 months, Madhya Pradesh Women and Child Development Minister Imarti Devi had mentioned the federal government had determined to introduce eggs as a part of mid-day meals for kids in anganwadis. The chief Opposition get together doesn’t appear to have an issue if the state authorities reneges on this promise. Gopal Bhargava, BJP chief and the Leader of the Opposition within the MP Assembly, mentioned: “Eating non-vegetarian food is prohibited in sanatan sanskriti. If we have non-vegetarian food from our childhood, we might grow up to become man-eaters.”
Police within the crossfire
Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav by no means passes up a possibility to nook the Uttar Pradesh authorities, particularly on legislation and order. Yadav has criticised the newly-introduced police commissionerate in Lucknow following two daylight murders. In a press release, the SP chief mentioned the brand new policing mannequin had didn’t ship. He mentioned whereas the chief minister stored boasting that criminals have been both behind bars or pressured to flee the state, UP’s new director basic of police was pursuing 10 criminals in each district since taking cost and had acknowledged that himself. Earlier, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati had additionally taken a swipe on the ruling dispensation over the police commissionerate system in Lucknow and Noida, describing them as “mere humbug”.