Govt to compensate losses of farmers: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Feb 2018 10:39:14


Staff Reporter

Assuring farmers to compensate the loss which they have suffered in the face of hailstorm and unseasonal rains recently, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced to implement ‘Mukhyamantri Krishi Utpadakta Yojana’ under which Rs 200 will be given on every quintal wheat and paddy apart from minimum support price.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan made this announcement in Kisan Mahasammelan held at BHEL Dussehra Ground of Bhopal on Monday. In this function, CM distributed certificates of Bhavantar scheme and transferred Bhavantar amount of Rs 620 crore into accounts of 3,98,000 farmers.
Talking about inclement weather and hailstorm which battered crops, Chouhan said that farmers should not be worried as Government is with them. “Neither I will cry nor will allow farmers to cry,” he said.

Taking on Congress for trying to pull the legs of State Government whenever it speaks about farmers’ welfare, Chouhan said that his Government has taken several farmer-friendly decisions and now farmers are getting zero percent loan. In Congress time, they used to get loan at 18 per cent interest. Taking the consent of farmers to continue Bhavantar scheme, he announced to include gram, masoor, mustard crop and onion into the said scheme. No sooner did he announced to include new crops under Bhavantar Scheme, a broad smile came on the faces of farmers and they raised slogans in favour of State Government.

He also said that a new provision is being added into the Bhavantar scheme. As of now it is seen that farmers simultaneously rush to mandi’s to sell their agriculture produce and this results into fall of prices. He urged farmers that if they feel that they can get far better price in future by storing their produce then they should go for storage facility and storage fee will be given by Government.

He also said that if someone for storing their agriculture produce, then he can get 25 per cent amount of total stored produce and on this loan, government will bear the interest coming on the loan. After this, CM took consent from farmers that whether Bhavantar scheme should be continued, then all farmers raised their hands in support of the scheme. Other announcements of CM: CM said that anyhow, wheat rate will be made Rs 2,000 per quintal. From next year, paddy will be also brought under the same rate ambit. * Under Yuva Krishi Udhyami Yojana, loan from

Rs 25 lakh till Rs 2 crore will be given to children of farmers and this scheme will be strictly monitored that only boys and girls of farmers should get the benefit.
* Ravines of Chambal, Bhind, Morena and Sheopur would be turned into plain ground and land would be given to landless farmers. In this regard, Rs 1200 crore will be spent.
* Samadhan Yojana of pending loans of members of Primary Agriculture Credit Co-operative Committees will be implemented. At present, this arrangement will be available in 4,523 committees.
* The date of payment of short term crop loan distributed in Kharif 2017 by Primary Agriculture Credit Co-operative Committees will be extended from March 28 to April 30.
* Kisan Credit cards of farmer members of co-operative sector will be changed to RuPay card.
* Micro ATM machines will be established in Primary Agriculture Credit Co-operative Committees.
* Animal husbandry credit cards will be provided to animal keepers for activities related to animal husbandry.
* Sharecropper farmers will now be able to give their land till five years. Even sharecropper farmers will be able to avail benefits of all schemes.
* If villagers make their transport arrangement to get transformers, farmers will not have to pay rent for the transformer. There will be no interest on transformer connection.
* If the transformer gets burnt in three months, no charge will be made.
* Under CM Loan Settlement Scheme, now defaulter farmers will also get loan to double the income of farmers.

* Mandi rates of state and outside state will be displayed in 150 krishi upaj mandis through price tracker.
* Grading and packaging plants will be set up in 50 krishi upaj mandis.
Colour sortex plant will be set up in 25 krishi upaj mandis.
On this occasion, Assembly Speaker Dr Sitasharan Sharma, Forest Minister Dr Gaurishankar Shejwar, Energy Minister Paras Jain, former Chief Minister Babulal Gaur, Member of Parliament Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Member of Parliament Alok Sanjar, MLA, Kisan Ayog Chairman Ishwarlal Patidar, Kisan Sangh office-bearers and a large number of farmers were present. Minister of State for Agriculture Balkrishna Patidar proposed a vote of thanks.