Gujarat Global News Network, Gandhinagar
After rout at village and district levels the BJP government in Gujarat on Thursday decided to give land to co-operative institutions at concessional rates upto 10 percent of the jantri rates.
The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting held here today. The State Government will allocate 6000 acre land costing approximately Rs. 5667 crores to make operational the district and taluka level agriculture producers committees, government spokespersons Health Minister Nitinbhai Patel and Finance Minister Saurabh Patel said.
They said that with a view to make available more facilities to farmers and cattle-breeders of the state, government lands will be allocated to cooperative institutions such as Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMC), Agricultural Credit Co-Operative Societies, Milk Producing Co-operative societies and district-taluka level marketing associations at concessional rates.
30% of the total allocated lands will be used for construction of godown to store their fertilizers, seeds, medicines and other commodities. To facilitate farmers in constructing godowns to maintain fertilizers, seeds, medicines etc in safe condition, the cabinet has decided to make this facility at the areas where they can get necessary things.
Provision to allocate government disused land for the purpose of “Doodh Ghar” to provide 300 sq. yard (250 sq. m.) land will be given with a token cost of Rs. 1 per annum with lease period of 15 years to newly registered women milk societies.
For milk production co-operative societies functional for 5 years or more than it and not having own building; the State Government has decided to allocate 300 sq.mtr plot with Rs. 1 token cost to societies run by women and with 10% present jantri rates to general milk cooperatives.
The State Government has decided to provide additional 500 sq. mtr (total 800 Sq. m.) land with Rs. 1 token costs in case the concerned milk societies run by women want to construct Bulk Milk Cooler (B.M.C.).
Newly established District Milk Production Organization in the district will be allocated five acre land with a cost of approximately 10% of Jantri rates.
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