Rs 35,000 cr aid given to farmers in last one year: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jul 2018 12:24:31



Staff Reporter,

Irrigation scheme has been prepared which will facilitate irrigation in Dewas, Ujjain, Shajapur and Agar districts

CHIEF Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that financial assistance worth over Rs 35,000 crore has been deposited in the bank accounts of farmers of the State in last one year under various schemes. Chouhan was addressing ‘Kisan Maha Sammelan’ organised at Dewas on Sunday. He further mentioned that the State Government has taken up the impossible task to facilitate Kshipra river with Narmada water. With blessings of Maa Narmada, potable water is available in Dewas today.

He further mentioned that an irrigation scheme has been prepared from Narmada-Kalisindh Part-1 and Part-2 and Narmada-Gambhir Part-1 and Part-2 besides Narmada Malwa-Kshipra Part-2 Link Projects for irrigation in Dewas, Ujjain, Shajapur and Agar districts. Irrigation for over 14,20,000 acres will be provided under various stages. Chouhan stated that the entire pattern of crops will change in these districts in next 5 years after irrigation arrangement.

Loan facility for 30,000 children of farmers: CM Chouhan said that efforts are being made to export agriculture produce to provide profitable value to farmers. An Export Promotion Board has been constituted in this regard. He mentioned that efforts are being made to encourage establishment of food processing units in the State.

An arrangement is being made to provide loan to 30,000 children of farmers this year under this scheme. Informing about benefits being given under Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana implemented for unorganised labourers and poor, Chouhan mentioned that every poor will own his/her pucca house in next 4 years. Fee of labourers’ children for higher education will be paid by the Government.

He informed that camps are being organised to waive off electricity bills of all poor and labourers under Bijli Bill Maafi Yojana. A provision of death penalty has been made, if anyone commits heinous crime with minor girls. Chouhan urged the huge gathering present on the occasion to save daughters, to respect girls, to save water, to build new Madhya Pradesh and to make agriculture a profitable occupation. Minister of State for Technical Skill Development (Independent Charge), School Education Deepal Joshi, Member of Parliament Manohar Untwal and MLA Gayatriraje Pawar also presented their views in the Maha Sammelan.

CM Chouhan also performed bhoomipujan of 3 roads costingRs 34.81 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. He started certificate distribution work of insurance claim of over Rs 552 crore for Kharif-2017 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana to about 1,06,000 farmers of Dewas district. He also distributed certificates of insurance claim amount to beneficiaries symbolically.

Sanction letters worth Rs 25.26 crore were distributed to 2,105 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana during the Mahasammelan. Along with this, certificates to 5 beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Bijli Maafi Yojana and gas connections to 2 women beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana were given symbolically. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and District In-charge Minister Surendra Patwa, MLAs Ashish Sharma and Rajendra Verma, President Zila Panchayat Narendra Singh Rajput, Mayor Subhash Sharma, Chairman of MP Textbook Corporation Raisingh Sendhav, Chairman of MP Khadi Gramodyog Board Suresh Arya and Public representatives were present in the programme.