Panaji: The state cabinet has given approval to fix Rs 20 as support price for cashew nuts per kg. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the media on Wednesday that the cabinet has fixed Rs 20 as support price for cashew.
He said that the base market price for cashew nuts is Rs 105 per kg and the government will give Rs 20 per kg as support price to the farmers.
“If somebody is selling cashew nuts at Rs 90 per kg in the market, they will not get Rs 35 as support price as the government has fixed base price for cashew nuts is Rs 105 per kg,” he clarified.
Chief Minister further informed that the cabinet has granted extension to all six offshore Casinos to stay in River Mandovi till September 30, 2020 or until feasible site for relocation of casinos identified by the government.
Sawant said that as earlier six months extension granted to offshore Casino vessels to operate in River Mandovi has expired on March 31, the cabinet has given another six months extension.
“It is a business activity. The cabinet has given approval for extension to offshore Casino vessels as per rule. It is not a decision taken in hurry,” he replied to a media query.
The cabinet has also given approval for setting up the power sub stations at Calangute and Davorlim.