Rice/coconut Bio parks to be set up

Published: 26th July 2012 12:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2012 12:04 PM   |  A+A-

The government has decided to set up Rice/ coconut bio parks in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said while briefing  cabinet decisions here on Wednesday.

Two CEOs will be appointed for the parks and a committee would also be formed to look into their functioning.  The Agriculture Department and Agriculture University have been asked to prepare a detailed report in this regard. For promoting hi-tech farming in the state, subsidy would be provided to interested persons. Fifty per cent subsidy would be given by the Centre, 25 per cent by the state and the rest 25 per cent by the promoters.

 The government has decided to increase the seats for Plus-one courses by 20 per cent in all government Schools. A 10 per cent increase in seats has also been granted to all private schools that have requested for the same. This is in the wake of concern of students over not getting admission to Plus-one courses.

A single-member committee would be formed to study the backward status of Nadar community in the state.

A subsidy of `3 crore would be given to Milma to tide over the price rise of cattle feed for a year.

The district supply officers have been instructed to give ration permit for 4 years to orphanages and other charitable institutions.

All the inmates would be given 7 kg rice at `1 per kg.

Three kg wheat would be given to them in BPL rate.

Those orphanages approved by Orphanage Control Board will be included in BPL category.

Inmates in these institutions who pass Standard X would be given admission to Plus I in the same school if there is a provision for it.


Special funds of `10 lakh would be allotted to all District Collectors for disbursement during emergency situations. Athlete Preetha Jerald would be given job in Sports Department.


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