Bhopal: “We all have a responsibilty to curtail the unnecessary expenses of the government and provide whatever help we can offer personally. I have decided from the date of assuming the office of the Chief Minister till September 30, I will deposit 30 percent of my salary and allowances in the Chief Minister Relief Fund for Corona relief work. So far, an amount of Rs one lakh 40 thousand has been deposited by me in the first 3 months. My Cabinet colleagues can also do the same. We now have to defeat Corona completely with the active support of the public. For this, a campaign “Sankalp ki chain jodo, Sankraman ki chain todo” will be launched from August 1. These are the words of CM Shivraj singh Chauhan today during video conferencing.
CM also said that MLAs should utilise their MLA funds for Corona control related works such as providing essential equipments for medical staff, purchasing face masks, thermometers, PPE kits, testing kits, ventilators, sanitizers etc. in their areas. With this, one-third of the amount of about Rs 500 crores generated in the District Mineral Fund in 22 districts of the state can be spent in the same districts for Corona related works and employment-oriented works for the poor. This fund will be sanctioned with the approval of the minister in charge of the district concerned. Charges of districts will be allocated to ministers by next week.