Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan transferred an amount of Rs. 4 thousand 686 crore of Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme in the accounts of 22 lakh farmers of the state by single click at a programme held in Ujjain today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the government of Madhya Pradesh is a farmers’ friendly government and the main focus of the government is farmers and agriculture. In every situation, the government stands with the farmers. Speaking to the farmers, who were present at the programme and to lakhs of farmers connected through web casting, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that as soon as they form the government, they have done the work of depositing the old instalment of Prime Minister Crop Insurance of the farmers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that a decision has been taken in the interest of farmers that no mandi will be closed in Madhya Pradesh. The farmers of the state has been facilitated that either they can sell produce from their farms or also from their home. Agriculture will be made a profitable occupation and will ensure supply of Maa Narmada water to Malwa region. A Green Revolution Committee will also be set up for micro irrigation in the next three years, he added.
Did not let farmers suffer
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that farmers are being given gift of insurance money from the city of Baba Mahakal. Despite the economy affected due to the Corona crisis, no obstacle will be allowed to come in the interest of farmers. He said that the factory and industries were shut down due to the lockdown. Tax collection was hit, yet we paid a premium of Rs. 250 crore of the farmers. We did not let farmers suffer. An amount of Rs. 1500 crore of cooperative bank is being deposited. Along with this, we will also give Rs 470 crore of Bhavantar. The Chief Minister said that the government procured One crore 29 lakh metric tonnes of wheat from the farmers. In the wheat procurement, we left behind Punjab and Haryana. An amount of 25 thousand crore was transferred to the farmers’ account. Also bought Tivda mix Gram. Earlier, there was a permission to purchase only 13 quintals of gram. After holding talks with the Union Agriculture Minister, we got it increased to 20 quintals. An amount of Rs 30 thousand crore against procurement was deposited in the accounts of farmers. Earlier, only 35 lakh farmers used to get the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Samman Nidhi, which we have increased to 77 lakh.
Now every farmer will get Kisan Credit Card
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that now no farmer will be deprived of Kisan Credit Card. Kisan credit cards will also be made for milk producing farmers. If a person takes a loan for cow progeny, then the loan facility will be provided to him/her at zero percent interest. Under the Swamitva Yojana, the villagers will be given land rights after conducting the survey rural areas. He/she will be able to take a loan through his/her house. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that 13 thousand lives were saved during the natural disaster and survey was conducted to assess crop damage. He said that the damage that has been caused to soybean, urad and maize crops will be compensated, irrespective of whether he has to borrow the money from anywhere. The Prime Minister has taken a pledge for an Atmanirbhar Bharata and a pledge for an Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh has been taken by us. Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh will be made only with the cooperation of farmers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that procurement at minimum support price will never be stopped.
One thousand climate based villages to be built
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh said that one thousand climate-based villages will be built in the state. Custom hiring centres will be set up in villages. Now, food processing of raw material will be done only by farmers. This will provide employment to the people. Organic farming will be encouraged in three thousand hectare area. Will ensure getting Geotag to Chinnour rice and pulses of Gadarwada. Under one district one identity, will ensure recogintion to the horticulture crop of that particluar district, he added.
Chief Minister interacts with farmers
During the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Distribution Programme, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan interacted directly with the farmers of Khandwa, Sagar and Dhar through web casting and sought information as regard to depositing crop insurance amount in their accounts. Shri Tarun , a farmer from Dhar said that he has holding of six hectares of land and has got Rs. 90 thousand 164 against insurance. When Chief Minister came to know that Shri Tarun has four daughters, he told him to ensure good eduaction for his daughters.
Mukhya Mantri Khet-Sadak yojana to be restarted
Shri Tarun urged the Chief Minister to re-start the Mukhya Mantri Khet-Sadak Yojana to solve the problem of reaching the fields. The Chief Minister said that despite the Corona crisis, he will restart this farmer friendly scheme. The Chief Minister asked Revaram, a farmer of Khandwa district, which crops he is cultivating and how much wheat was produced last time. Revaram said that he got Rs. one lakh 72 thousand 381 against crop insurance of soybean and this has compensated his loss. He said that he has 15 hectares of land and he takes soybean, wheat, gram crops, but this time too there has been a lot of damage caused by the virus to soybean crop. He said that by getting insurance for the kharif crop of 2019, his loss has reduced to an extent. The Chief Minister talked to the farmer Vikram Singh of Sagar and asked him whether his gram was procured or not. Vikram Singh has received Rs. One lakh 44 thousand against crop insurance. He said that this time soybean has again been damaged by the disease. The Chief Minister said that we have extended the date of Prime Minister crop insurance, so that 100 percent farmers can be insured.
Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Kamal Patel, the special guest of the programme, said that today is a happy day for the farmers. An amount of Rs 4 thousand 686 crore is being deposited simultaneously in the account of 22 lakh 51 thousand 188 farmers of the state. He said that this country belongs to the farmers and farmers are the backbone of this country. If the backbone is strong then the country will be strong. The Agriculture Minister informed that Rs. 868 crore has been paid by single click against insurance to One lakh 44 thousand 123 farmers of Ujjain district along with the state.
Chief Minister distributes certificates of Crop Insurance amount to farmers
In the programme, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed certificates of payment of crop insurance amount of Kharif-2019 to six farmers of Ujjain district. The Chief Minister gave a certificate of Rs. 3 lakh 13 thousand to Badrilal of Jairampura.In the same order, certificates worth Rs. 3 lakh 66 thousand 24 to Arjun Singh Raghuvanshi of Talod, Rs. 3 lakh 50 thousand 60 to Jalamsingh Solanki of Jalwa, Rs. 3 lakh 2 thousand 49 to Banesingh of Umaria, Rs. 66 thousand 605 to Karansingh of Javasia and Rs. One lakh 6 thousand to Atma Ram of Lighoda, were distributed.
Minister for Higher Education Dr. Mohan Yadav, Member of Parliament Shri Anil Firojia, MLAs Shri Paras Jain, Shri Bahadur Singh Chauhan, Shri Vivek Joshi, Shri Bahadur Singh Bormundla, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Ajit Kesri, Divisional Commissioner Shri Anand Kumar Sharma, IG Shri Rakesh Gupta, Collector Shri Ashish Singh and distinguished guests besides farmers were present at the programme. Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Ajit Kesri proposed the vote of thanks.