Jaipur: Small enterprises in agro-processing and agri-business sectors in the state would receive a fillip, with Rajasthan deciding to offer special incentives to these sectors.
     
Proposals in this regard were cleared at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
     
To promote agro-processing industry and attract investments in agri-business, the Cabinet decided to provide 100 percent exemption on electricity duty for seven years on already established and upcoming projects in these sectors, a spokesperson said. Also, full exemption on stamp duty for purchase/ leasing of land, land conversion charges and market fee will be provided.
     
"The move will help the small and medium enterprises to set up their projects under 'Policy for Promotion of Agro-Processing and Agri-Businesses, 2010'," he said.
     
The Cabinet also approved allotment of unoccupied government land to eligible co-operative society free of cost by amending the Rajasthan Land Revenue (Allotment and Conversion of Lands for the Construction of Seed Godowns) Rules, 1965. It is aimed at strengthening the co-operative movement.
     
Several other proposals, including registration of Transport Hub Development and Management Society for setting up a proposed 'Transport Hub' in Railmagara (Rajasamand) was approved.

(Agencies)

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