THE Cabinet on Tuesday decided to allow private participation in running of non-profitable agriculture farms and nurseries in the State on contract basis.
The meeting, held under the chairmanship of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, endorsed the recommendations of the cabinet sub-committee constituted to look into the matter.
The farms -- including departmental ones and nurseries managed by the Seeds Corporation and Agro-Industries Development Corporation and Babai farm running in losses -- will be given on managerial contract to private players.
The Cabinet decided to continue the chemical fertilisers distribution policy 2004-05 till 2008-09. Besides, it approved the proposal of reimbursing the actual interest amount to the Markfed as per the directives issued for advance arrangement of fertilisers in the quantity prescribed by the administrative department.
The draft memorandum of understanding to be signed between the State Government and a private sector company to promote power generation was endorsed.
After setting aside 10 per cent of the amount provided for basic amenities in the budget of the Urban Administration and Development Department, the remaining would be allocated to urban bodies on the recommendation of the Finance Commission.
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the Centre’s decision to deposit the amount received in lieu of diverted forestland under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
The Cabinet endorsed the amendments in the provisions for payment of compensation for loss of cattle heads caused by wild animals. Alligators and crocodiles have been included in the list of ferocious animals. There is a provision of compensation of Rs 50,000 in case of loss of a human and animal life -- maximum of Rs 10,000 in case of injury and Rs 37,500 in case of permanent disability.
The leave account of the teaching cadres in the School Education Department would be maintained like earned leave account and they would be eligible for leave encashment facility to the same extend as is applicable to general government servants. The Cabinet sanctioned 315 posts for conduct of the local residential schools set up for girl and boy students of scheduled castes at divisional headquarters.
The sanction has been given for residential schools in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Sager, Rewa, Jabalpur and Ujjain divisional headquarters. The proposal regarding five-tier pay scale to doctors was deferred.