Paddy bonus worth Rs 114.71 cr to be distributed among farmers during Vikas Yatra

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 May 2018 11:37:38


Staff Reporter


Bharatiya Janata Party Kissan Morcha Raipur (Urban and Rural) hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the forthcoming ‘Vikas Yatra’ at Ekatma Parisar. During the ‘Vikas Yatra’, approximately 82,849 farmers in Raipur district will be distributed paddy bonus worth Rs 114.71 crore, said senior BJP leader Ashok Bajaj. Addressing the party workers, APEX Bank Chairman Ashok Bajaj said the BJP government led by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has implemented several schemes for the benefit of farmers in last 15 years, due to which the production has increased manifold. The state government is providing interest free loan in order to bring down their cost of production. He said apart from distribution of bonus, the farmers whose crops have been damaged due to natural calamities, the state government is providing drought relief assistance and claims under Crop Insurance Schemes.

BJP Kissan Morcha President Poonam Chandrakar urged the party workers to publicize the schemes launched by both state and central governments among the farmers during the ongoing Vikas Yatra. Present during the meeting were Ajay Sahu, Pradeep Sharma, Anil Nayak, Anup Masand, Bhekhram Sahu, Babla Yadav, Nirmal Sahu, Narayan Yadav, Rajendra Agrawal, Jagdish Sahu, Vinod Tiwari, Ishwar Dewangan, Sanjeev Sahu, Kriparam Patel, Shrawan Kumar Verma, Shubham Pandey, etc. Office-bearers and party workers of Kissan Morcha were also present in large numbers.