Published On:16 November 2011
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Street Vendors to get better facilities in Madhya Pradesh, decides state cabinet

By Pervez Bari

Bhopal: The Bharatiya Janata Party ruled Madhya Pradesh Government has taken a decision provide better facilities to street vendors in the cities and enact a law for protecting their rights. The decision was taken at A cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Tuesday.

A draft of Madhya Pradesh Path-Vikreta (Jeevika ka sanrakshan aur path-vikray ka vinimiyan) Kanoon Madhya Pradesh Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vendors Act) has been endorsed for this purpose.

Under the proposed law, interests of street vendors in the cities of the state will be safeguarded and legal protection will be provided to them to earn their livelihood in this way. Arrangement of proper places will be made for them to run their business by regulating this business and incorporate in the master plans/city development plans of urban limits. Provisions of committees will be made for the protection of street vendors' livelihoods and allowing them to run their business with dignity. Besides, systematic and legal activities of local residents will also be reasonably regulated to facilitate hygiene and traffic at public places. The cabinet instructed to issue separate guidelines in this connection.

Holy Town

In deference to public sentiments, the cabinet decided to declare Mandsaur, the town of Pashupatninath Temple, as a Holy Town as announced by Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In compliance to this declaration, 100-meter radius area around Pashupatinath temple has been declared as Holy Area. The four limits of the Area have also been announced, which are cafeteria in the east, Gayatri Mandir in the west, Shivni river Ghat in the north and parking area (temple) in the south.

Ancient temples in the Holy Area will be identified and their maintenance will be undertaken. Religious festivals etc. will be identified and culture functions will also be organised on such festivals. A master plan of the area will be chalked out. Sale and purchase of eggs, meat, fish and liquor will be banned with a view to maintaining sanctity of the Holy Area. A dharmshala will be constructed for devotees and a Mela ground will be developed. Besides, various facilities will be made available for devotees.

Voluntary organisations

The cabinet endorsed a draft policy for making better work atmosphere available to voluntary organisations and seeking their cooperation in all-round development of the state. Presently, about 87,000 voluntary organisations are operating in the state. These organisations have started the process of positive change in society by providing services and undertaking good works like research and training. These efforts have yielded new solutions as per changing times, to problem like poverty, discrimination, boycott etc. By endorsing this policy, Madhya Pradesh has entered the category of those states where efforts on this level have been undertaken to chalk out a state-level policy for voluntary organisations.

Posts of teacher

With a view to removing shortage of teachers in high and higher secondary schools, the cabinet sanctioned 13,489 additional posts of teacher for classes IX and X. These include 1,157 teachers of Hindi, 1,982 of English, 2,217 of science, 2,376 of maths and 1,923 teachers of Sanskrit. Following decision, the number of teachers of these subjects will rise in these schools and teaching quality will improve.

Besides, the cabinet sanctioned posts of six principals, six contractual teacher grade-2 and one secondary of contractual teacher grade-3 for each of 603 upgraded high schools under National Middle Education Campaign. Thus; a total of 4,824 posts have been sanctioned for these high schools at the rate of 8 posts per school. Now, these new high schools can be run smoothly.

Malaria officers

The cabinet sanctioned creation of posts for establishment of District Malaria Office in seven districts as per set-up proposed by the department. These districts are Dewas, Sehore, Katni, Tikamgarh, Datia, Alirajpur and Singrauli.

It may be mentioned that District Malaria Officer's offices already exist in the rest of 43 districts of the state. Due to sanction of these offices in rest of seven districts, malaria, dengue, chikanguniya etc. diseases can be effectively controlled.

[Pervez Bari is a Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Madhya Pradesh). He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

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