The cabinet met on Friday evening and took several decisions, namely the hosting of activities to mark the World Health Day and schemes and incentives to be offered to onion and garlic planters.
Imported Japanese cars to be tested
The cabinet has agreed to the recommendations of the ministerial committee, set up under the chairmanship of the vice-prime minister, minister of Social Integration to look into the importation products from Japan, namely prohibit the import of food products and subject the importation of new and second hand vehicles awaiting shipment to prior-shipment test.
Activities to be organised for World Health Day
A series of activities will be organised by the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, to mark the World Health Day 2011 observed on April 7.
Incentives given to onion growers
In order to attain the production target of 12,000 tonnes of onion by 2012 as laid down in the Food Security Fund Strategic Plan, the cabinet has agreed to a one-off grant of 10 per cent on the purchase price of high yielding onion seeds to onion growers for the 2011 onion campaign.
Purchase scheme for garlic seeds
The cabinet has agreed to the launching of the Garlic Seed Purchase Scheme, on the same lines as what exist for onions and potatoes, to boost the local production of garlic considered as a strategic commodity along with onion and potato.