Bhopal : During the last 45 days, an amount of Rs. 16 thousand 489 crore has been transferred by Madhya Pradesh Government in the bank accounts of 2 crore 94 thousand poor, labourers and farmers. Exhibiting sensitivity and commitment towards the welfare of the poor, the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has transferred amount directly in the bank accounts of the beneficiaries under the various schemes of the government. Shri Chouhan, despite the reduction in the tax revenue of the state and financial crisis due to Corona, opened the government’s coffer for the schemes of the poor, labourers and farmers which insured financial liquedity among the citizens of the state. An amount of rupees 6 thousand 489 crore has been transfered in the accounts of the beneficiaries under various schemes and an amount of 10 thousand crore has been paid to the farmers for the wheat procurement.
After reviewing the beneficiaries oriented schemes of various departments of the government, Shri Chouhan decided that whatever financial resources are available should be allotted first to the schemes of poor, labourers and farmers. Almost every day, amount was transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries under some or the other scheme. From the beginning of the corona crisis, Madhya Pradesh government worked on the strategy of depositing maximum amount of government schemes in the bank accounts of the people. This was more important because the erstwhile government has always shelved the schemes meant for poor by giving excuse of financial crisis.
An amount of Rs. 2 thousand 981 crore was transferred by the government against the crop insurance scheme in the bank accounts of 15 lakh farmers. Despite corona crisis, the best arrangement to procure wheat from the farmers has been made. So far this year, 87 lakh 43 thousand MT wheat has been procured from 12 lakh 61 thousand farmers and Rs. 10 thousand crore has been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers against the procured wheat. Similarly, Rs. 451 crore to One lakh 78 thousand 417 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural), Rs. 82 crore 41 lakh to 8 thousand 241 beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) and Rs.41 crore 33 lakh to 1963 beneficiaries under Sambal Yojana has been transferred.
A sum of Rs. 44 crore 60 lakh was transferred to 2 lakh 26 thousand 362 beneficiaries under the food subsidy scheme for Sahriya, Baiga and Bhariya women and like wise Rs. 177 crore was transferred in the bank accounts of 8.85 lakh construction workers. An amount of Rs. 13 crore 10 lakh was transferred to One lakh 31 thousand workers stranded outside the state. Under the Social Security Pension Schemes, an amount of Rs. 562 crore was transferred to 46 lakh beneficiaries. Uunder the Mid-Day Meal scheme, Rs. 117 crore has been transferred in the bank accounts of parents of 87 lakh children and Rs. 42 crore was paid to 2 lakh 10 thousand cooks. Moreover, an amount of Rs. 430 crore was transferred to the bank accounts of 52 lakh beneficiaries under various scholarships. Rs. 29 crore 85 lakh for supply of gram and straw in Gou-Shalas as well as Rs. 156 crore was given for relief and other arrangements in districts under the Panch Parmeshwar Yojana. Under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Jan Dhan Yojana, a sum of Rs. One thousand 3 hundred 62 crore 60 lakh was paid to 68 lakh 13 thousand farmers.