The Rajasthan cabinet has taken several decisions, including amendments to the Rajasthan Agricultural Commodities Market Act and the allocation of 2,397 hectares of land in Jaisalmer for a 1,000 MW solar power project.
In the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, a proposal to rename Bharatpur Medical College after former CM Jagannath Pahadia was also passed.
The cabinet decided to establish the Rajiv Gandhi Center of Advanced Technology (R-CAT), which was announced in the Budget Speech 2021-22, as a corporation and approved the statutes of the corporation.
“The center will be established as a graduation school for the state’s youth. Through this, young people in the state will have the opportunity to take certificate courses in the latest computer technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and virtual reality and multidisciplinary research, ”says a communicated.
The institute will now begin the training process by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with major IT companies.
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Cabinet approved amendments to Sections 17 and 17-A of the Rajasthan Agricultural Commodities Market Act.
“The regulatory system will be implemented effectively in the market area for the benefit of farmers. With this, recovery of Mandi fees and farmer welfare fees will become effective on ongoing cases in Mandi premises and outside Mandi region as well,” the statement added.
Mandi Fee is spent on operation, maintenance, new development works in mandis (farmers markets) and implementation of social welfare programs while Farmer Welfare Fee is spent on the purposes mentioned in the Farmers Welfare fund.
The cabinet also approved a proposed allocation of 2,397.54 hectares of land in Jaisalmer for a 1,000 MW solar power project to be set up by Adani Renewable Energy Holding Four Ltd.
Several other decisions were also made at the meeting.