Important decisions of Modi cabinet, packing of food grains in jute bags, Rs 17,408.85 crore to Cotton Corporation

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Anurag Thakur said that 3,70,000 workers of the jute industry and allied units would be benefited by the promotion of jute.

New Delhi: Thecabinet meeting was held on the day of Chhath Mahaparva, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Many important decisions were taken in this.With a view to reviving the jute industry and providing employment to the jute workers, the government decided to pack 100% of the food grains in jute bags.It has also been said that only jute bags will be used for packaging 20 percent sugar.The government announced a support of Rs 17,408.85 crore to the Cotton Corporation.Union Minister Anurag Thakur gave this information to the media on Wednesday.

Union Minister Shri Thakur informed that during the cotton season, the government will give Rs 17,408.85 crore to the Cotton Corporation of India.The Central Government will compensate the loss on the support price (from the year 2014-15 to the year 2020-21).

Giving information about the decisions taken in the cabinet meeting, Anurag Thakur said that under the Jute Packaging Material Act, 1987, it has been decided to promote packaging from jute for the year 2021-22.Anurag Thakur said that 3,70,000 workers of the jute industry and allied units would be benefited by the promotion of jute.

Not only this, the MPs' Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) has also been reinstated.This scheme has been restored from the year 2021-22 to the year 2025-26.Shri Thakur informed that a fund of Rs 2 crore per MP would be released for the remaining period of the year 2021-22.It will be payable in a single installment.


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Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that from the financial year 2022-23 to the year 2025-26, a fund of Rs 5 crore per MP would be released in two installments.That is, 2.5 crore rupees will be released to an MP in the first installment and the same amount will be released in the second installment.