Bhavantar Yojana to give new direction to country: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jan 2018 11:34:57


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Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributes Bhavantar amount of November to farmers at Prithvipur


Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that what has not happened till now, we will make it happen. Farmers will be paid price difference between market/selling price and average model rate every month. The State’s farmers will not be abandoned in any situation be it scanty rains, climatic changes, natural calamity, drought or any other disaster. Government will take every step to make farmers happy.

Chouhan was speaking at a ceremony held for benefit distribution to farmers for November 2017 at a huge Kisan Sammellan organised under State-level Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana programme at Prithvipur tehsil headquarters in Tikamgarh district on Saturday. Chouhan distributed total Rs 41 crore to 18,452 farmers of Tikamgarh district. This amount has been transferred to bank accounts of all farmers through one-click money transfer through core banking. CM Chouhan symbolically distributed Bhugtan certificates to 5 farmers from the stage along with beneficiaries of other government schemes. On the occasion Chouhan performed bhoomipujan of 27 development projects/works worth nearly Rs 73.79 crore and dedicated Rs 7.85 crore worth development works.

Bhavantar amount of Rabi crop also to be distributed: CM Chouhan sought approval of farmers before taking the decision that this scheme will be continued. Whenever crop prices fall, farmers will get full value of their notified crops. Farmers will receive Bhavantar amount for both Kharif and Rabi crops. Expressing concern over scanty rains in Tikamgarh district, CM Chouhan told the farmers of the district that government will protect farmers from every problem. He told that government has released Rs 183 crore drought relief amount for Tikamgarh district which will be deposited in the farmers accounts.

Chouhan said that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is a unique scheme which will now give the entire country a new direction to the entire country. While Haryana is adopted it, the whole country will follow suit. To improve the financial condition of farmers of the state, we have decided that if there is more production, we will not let the farmers sell their produce at a low price. Government will purchase the crop from the farmers so that they are not at a loss. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Bhavantar amount of total Rs 960 crore for the month of November is being distributed to farmers of the entire state. Total 159 crore Bhavantar amount is being distributed simultaneously to 84,700 farmers of five districts of Sagar division. He told that nearly Rs 87 crores of Bhavantar amount for the entire period of this yojana will be distributed to the farmers in Tikamgarh district.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that water conservation work will be undertaken on war footing in every panchayat, every village along with small and big water bodies under Jalabhishek Abhiyan from this summer in the entire Sagar division. The ancient ponds of the Chandel era will be revived. We will provide water to every field and every village in Tikamgarh district under Ken-Betwa Link Project. He directed the district administration to begin work of water conservation soon. Union Minister of State and Tikamgarh MP Dr Virendra Kumar demanded Chief Minister Shri Chouhan to approve several development works including complete tehsil status to Digouda, setting up ANM nursing centre at Tikamgarh, setting up college at Baldevgarh and Kharagpur besides digital x-ray and sonography machines in all health centres for the parliamentary constituency.

Local MLA Naik said that loan recoveries will not be carried out from farmers of all drought affected areas of the state due to scanty rains particularly in Prithvipur Vidhan Sabha constituency in Tikamgarh district. Drought relief works should be speeded up to remove suffering of farmers. MLA Prithvipur Anita Sunil Naik, MLA Tikamgarh KK Shriavstava, MLA Niwadi Anil Jain and Zila Panchayat chairman Parvatlal Ahirwar besides public representatives and senior officials were present on this occasion.