On April 25, 2020 Madhya Pradesh(MP) Chief Minister(CM) Shivraj Singh Chauhan launched Jeevan Shakti Yojana to enable women in urban areas to earn by making masks at home, where the government will pay them Rs 11 per mask.
- The CM interacted with some women of the state through video conferencing, who have registered to make masks.
i.Women who wish to make masks have to register themselves by calling on the Call Centre number 0755-2700800 through their telephone or mobile.
ii.Following the registration, they will get an order to make at least 200 masks at a time on their mobiles. The mask must be made of cotton cloth.
iii.After making the mask, they have to submit their masks to the nodal officer appointed by the government. Its payment will be credited to their account on the same day or the next day.
iv.The mask making will not only enable to make profit but also will stop the spread of COVID-19.
- MP has launched the ‘Chief Minister COVID-19 Yoddha Kalyan Yojana’ for the benefit of anganwadi workers and assistants of the state, where the government will provide a special health insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs.
- MP has decided to revive the Department of Happiness initiative in the state, where the hospitals with Corona-infected patients will be provided with light entertainment, music and films while the Happiness department which is also known as Anand department will conduct necessary activities in association with social workers.
- MP is the 1st state to develop the Happiness Department inspired by Bhutan in 2016. In 2018 when Congress came to power, it was merged with the Spiritual Department as a part of the efforts to reorganise certain segments.
Governor– Lalji Tandon