Amid hectic parleys, concerned CM ‘opens’ up job mart for agri sector

Jaipur: After camping in the economic capital of the nation- Mumbai -for four days, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot flew to the political capital of the nation – New Delhi – on Tuesday evening, where he attended a wedding before flying back to the state capital in state plane late Tuesday evening.

They say actions speak louder than words and Gehlot is the prime example of the saying! In all his political statements he maintains of always thinking about Rajasthan, and on Tuesday he once again proved that it was indeed so. Even though he was over a thousand kilometres away from ‘home’, while in Mumbai, CM made few major announcements for farmers and youths on Tuesday.

Opening up job opportunities for agriculture students, Gehlot has approved recruitment on 88 posts in Jodhpur Agriculture University and its affiliated colleges. This includes 58 teaching and 30 non-teaching staff. While, 35 new teaching posts have been created in Jodhpur Agriculture University and its affiliated agriculture colleges in Nagaur, Jodhpur and Sumerpur, 23 vacant posts will also be filled.

Besides, 10 new posts for non-teaching staff have been created in Jodhpur Agriculture University and its affiliated Jodhpur Agriculture College along with six in Sumerpur and four in Nagaur.

This job opportunity for applicants from agriculture stream would incur a cost of Rs 2.75 crore per annum to the exchequer.

Moreover, CM also sanctioned a proposal of converting Baba Mohan Ram Kisan Mahavidyalaya into a government college.

What’s more, the staff here including 11 teachers and eight non-teaching employees would be accommodated in government service. A committee would be constituted to check their eligibility and recommend merger of their service as per rules.

Providing the third ‘shot in the arm’, the chief minister has also given green signal to a proposal of agriculture marking board to set up solar power plants in agriculture mandis across the state. As per this proposal, agriculture mandis and sub mandis with adequate budget can set up solar power plants through capex mode that would enable them to get 70-80% bank loan.

Additionally, Muhana Mandi in Jaipur will get a waste disposal plant for which Gehlot has sanctioned Rs 33.37 crore for setting up, operation and maintenance of the plant.