Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday announced that the state government has decided to raise the reservation limit for OBCs from 14 per cent to 27 per cent and also implement quota for the poor among the general category
Nath made the announcement about the quota benefits in government jobs and education at a function in Sagar and comes just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
"The state government will raise the reservation for OBCs from 14 per cent to 27 per cent and also provide 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category (upper castes) in government jobs," he said.
He was addressing a programme to distribute certificates to the beneficiaries of Jai Kisan Fasal Rin Mafi Yojna (farmers loan waiver scheme).
After the Centre implemented 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections, the Congress government in the state had announced to form a committee to work out modalities for implementing the quota.
Nath said his government is working for the welfare of farmers and youths ever since he took charge 70 days ago.
The loan waiver scheme will eventually benefit a total of 50 lakh peasants in the state, he added.