Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the Government of Madhya Pradesh aims to generate one lakh jobs per month, mostly in small and micro industries. The state government is working to develop and maintain a wide network of small industries by encouraging entrepreneurs and helping them with financial aid.
The Chief Minister inaugurated 1,891 micro, small and medium enterprises, virtually, across the State, in Ujjain, Bhopal, Rewa, Gwalior, Sagar, Indore and Jabalpur. About Rs 4,227 crore have been invested to establish these enterprises. It is hoped that these units will generate about 50,000 livelihood opportunities. He called upon the youth of Madhya Pradesh and encouraged them to become entrepreneurs and turn into job providers instead of looking for employment. He assured them that the state government will offer them the support required and even act as bank guarantor so that they can receive loans easily.
In August 2020, the Government of Madhya Pradesh had decided to reserve government jobs for the citizens of the State.
Meanwhile, as part of the ‘Self-reliant Madhya Pradesh’ mission, the public participation committee or the Janbhagidari Samiti of government colleges plans to rent the grounds, libraries and auditorium of these colleges. The aim is to generate revenue for infrastructure improvement and welfare of students. However, not everyone approves of this plan. The students themselves feel that expensive lab equipment and other assets of the colleges may be put to risk.