West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has decided to set up mega markets for farmers in all 18 districts of the state at a cost of Rs. 150 crore for the benefit of farmers.

This would help farmers to come out of the clutches of middlemen, Ms. Banerjee told reporters after the proposal was passed unanimously in the state cabinet.

The state cabinet also took a decision to set up “Brand Bengal Marketing Corporation” to promote marketing of different products by various enterprises under MSME sector.

“With the launch of this corporation, marketing of all the companies under MSME sector will be brought under one roof for a better market linkage benefitting the artisans and workers in the sector,” Ms. Banerjee said.

The state cabinet also cleared allocation of Rs. 492 crore for “Kanyashee project” to be launched on October 1 this year to benefit the girl child, she said.

The Ramakrishna Mission has also been sanctioned a plot of five acres of land at New Town Rajarhat against payment of a token Rs. 1 to set up a Centre for Human Excellence similar to the one in Chicago, U.S., the Chief Minister said.

A tele-studio would also come up under Tele Academy at Baruipur near here to encourage young talents, Banerjee said.