Loan Upto Rs. 2 crore to be Provided to Farmers’ Children for Establishment of Food Processing Units

11 Sep 2017
Loan Upto Rs. 2 crore to be Provided to Farmers’ Children for Establishment of Food Processing Units

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that loan of Rs. 10 lakh to 2 crore will be provided to the farmers’ children for establishment of Food processing Units. Guarantee for loan will be given by the state government. Food processing units will help increasing the income of the farmers.

While addressing the State Level Master Trainer Workshop and inaugural session of block level agriculture conventions’ series held at Samanvay Bhavan here today, CM Chouhan mentioned that diversion is not must for the farmer to construct house for personal use at his/her own agriculture field. He inaugurated Mukhyamantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana’s portal on the occasion and described it as revolution in agriculture sector of the state. He urged the farmers to visit the portal for registration.

Farmers’ Convention from September 15

CM Chouhan said that farmers’ conventions will be organized in the state from September 15 to October 15 in all the districts. Deliberations on strategy to double the farmers’ income will take place in the conventions. Separate road map for each block will be prepared, he added.

Moreover, CM Chouhan stated that Kisan Bazaars will be made in 378 cities where farmers could sell their produces directly to the consumers. Land will be made available by the concerned municipality, nagar parishad and mandi board will provide assistance to develop bazaars’ infrastructure. He informed that the state government will give 50 percent subsidy to the farmers for construction of ware houses for storing onion.

CM Chouhan further stated that the state government is committed for doubling the income of each farmer in the next 5 years. This is a challenging activity but possible with the help of the farmers. He mentioned that drought is likely to be faced this year but we will handle this crisis. Emergency situations do arise in agriculture activities, he added.

Furthermore, CM Chouhan said that reduction in agriculture input cost, reasonable rates for agriculture produces to the farmers and increase in productivity are main priorities. Beside this, farmers have to be linked with subsidiary professions. He mentioned that there is a vast scope in animal husbandry sector.

Dairy Industry to be Expanded

CM Chouhan asserted that courageous decisions are must to work in the interest of the farmers. Several constructive works have been undertaken which will help farming comfortably from next year. He further stated that there is a ample scope in milk production in Madhya Pradesh. Dairy industry is limited to only few districts at present. This will be expanded in the entire state. If milk production increases as estimated then its minimum rate will be declared. Private investors will be encouraged for milk processing and milk products to consume additional milk. Shri Chouhan said that a process for certification of organic vegetables will be started soon to increase the farmers’ income. Vegetables routes are being ascertained.

Agriculture Scientists, Krishak Mitra, Krishak Didi, progressive farmers and field staff of agriculture department participated in the workshop. Minister for Agriculture Shri Gaurishankar Bisen, Chairman Farmers Commission Shri Ishwarlal Patidar, APC Shri P.C. Meena, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajora and Principal Secretary to CM Shri Ashok Varnval also addressed the workshop.