These big decisions taken in the cabinet meeting
A meeting of the Cabinet and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was held on Tuesday evening under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this meeting, the government has taken many big steps for the farmers and the common man. In the interest of farmers, the government has approved the Nutrition Based Subsidy (NBS) rate for phaspatik and potashic fertilizers for the financial year 2021-22. At the same time, a subsidy of Rs 28,655 crore was announced for Rabi 2021-22.
In addition, the cabinet approved the Atal Mission for Renewal and Urban Transformation – AMRUT 2.0 (AMRUT 2.0) till 2025-26. A decision was taken in the cabinet to open Appliedde Sainik School in the name of Sainik School Society.
Atal Mission Amrit 2.0 approved
The Atal Mission (AMRUT 2.0) aims to make cities water safe and self-reliant, as a step towards a self-reliant India and through a water cycle economy. It said the total notional outlay for AMRUT 2.0 is Rs 2,77,000 crore and this includes a central share of Rs 76,760 crore for five years from FY 2021-22 to FY 2025-26.
AMRUT 2.0 aims to achieve universal coverage of water supply by providing household tap connections in all 4,378 statutory towns. Targeted 100% coverage of domestic sewer/septage management in 500 AMRUT cities. The mission aims to provide 2.68 crore tap connections and 2.64 crore sewer/septage connections so that the expected results are achieved.
100 schools of government and private sector to be opened with Sainik School Society
Replacing the paradigm shift in the existing pattern of Sainik Schools, the Cabinet approved a proposal to launch schools to be affiliated with the Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence. These schools will be distinct and different from the existing Sainik Schools of the Ministry of Defence. In the first phase, 100 affiliating partners are proposed to be taken from the States/NGOs/Private Partners.
The scheme will encourage public/private partnerships in the education sector, which will help in leveraging the existing infrastructure available in reputed private and government schools and create new capacities to meet the growing aspirations of children seeking education in a Sainik School environment. will develop.
Around 5,000 students are expected to take admission in Class-VI of 100 such affiliated schools from the beginning of the academic year 2022-23. At present, the existing 33 Sainik Schools have the capacity to admit about 3,000 students in Class-VI.
Sanction of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
The cabinet approved the continuation of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) (SBMU), which has consistently given good results, till 2025-26. The financial outlay for SBM-U 2.0 is Rs 1,41,600 crore, which is 2.5 times more than the first phase of the mission.
The goals of SBM-U 2.0 include open defecation free with faecal sludge management in all cities with a population of less than 1 lakh. Prohibition on the flow of hazardous substances into sewers and septic tanks and the flow of untreated wastewater into water bodies shall be prohibited. All cities will get at least 3-star garbage free certification.
Cabinet approves NBS rates
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of Department of Fertilizers for fixation of nutrient based subsidy rates for P&K fertilizers for the year 2021-22 (from 1st October, 2021 to 31st March, 2022). The total amount of rollover will be Rs 28,602 crore. Special one-time package for additional subsidy on DAP at a potential additional cost of Rs 5,716 crore.
The CCEA also approved the inclusion of potash derived from jaggery (0:0:14.5:0) under the NBS scheme. Government is providing Urea and 24 grade P&K fertilizers at subsidized prices to the farmers through fertilizer manufacturers/importers. Subsidy on P&K fertilizers is being controlled by NBS scheme from 01 April 2010.
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