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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that it has been approved to increase the fair and remunerative (FRP) price of sugarcane by 10 rupees to 285 rupees. This price has been fixed for the new marketing season of sugarcane starting October 2020.
Javadekar said that this decision has been taken in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). In the meeting, it was approved to increase the FRP price by Rs 10 per quintal for the marketing year of sugarcane 2020 – 21 (October – September).
The Union Minister said, youths have to take a lot of tests for the job. A historic decision has been taken to end this. The National Recruitment Institution (NRA) will take the Common Eligibility Test which will benefit crores of youth.
He said, the remunerative price for 1 crore sugarcane farmers has been fixed at Rs 285 per quintal. This is based on 10% recovery. Even if the recovery is 9.5% or less, giving protection to the sugarcane farmers will get a price of Rs 270.
Javadekar said, the government also takes ethanol at a good price. Last year, the government bought 190 crore liters of ethanol at a price of Rs 60 per liter.
He said the Union Cabinet approved a one-time exemption to Power Finance Corporation and Rural Electrification Corporation for lending to discoms above the 25 per cent limit of working capital of last year's revenue under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Scheme.
The Union Minister said that the Union Cabinet approved the proposal of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to lease the Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports through Public Private Partnership.
Secretary for the government C Chandramouli said that there are more than 20 recruitment agencies in the central government. Although we are still doing the examination of only three agencies, over time we will be able to do the general eligibility test for all recruitment agencies.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said about the decision to get the government jobs common eligibility test, it is one of the most historic reforms in the history of independent India. This will facilitate recruitment, selection, ease of employment and livelihood especially for some sections of the society.
He said, the merit list for the Common Eligibility Test will be valid for 3 years, during which candidates can apply for jobs in various fields based on their merit and choice.