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Shivraj Singh Chouhan is resolute to increase farmers’ income by 2022

06 Jul 2018
Shivraj Singh Chouhan is resolute to increase farmers’ income by 2022

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has dedicated group potable water scheme costing Rs. 156 crore at Udaipura. This scheme will facilitate pure potable water to one a population of 1 lakh 50 thousand population of 107 villages. He also dedicated 7 works costing over Rs. 88 crores and laid the foundation of 20 works worth Rs. 83 crore 61 lakh on the occasion.

During the programme, CM Chouhan laid e-foundation of potable water schemes costing Rs. 944 crore for 39 cities situated on the banks of Narmada River. Benefits of over 108.98 crores were distributed to 1 lakh 45 thousand 972 beneficiaries of the district under various beneficiary oriented schemes in the programme. CM Chouhan said that he will not take a sigh of relief till farmers’ income becomes double.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who reached Udaipura braving an inclement weather and heavy rain, said that the government is taking every step for the welfare of farmers. Special attention has been paid to basic facilities like water, electricity and roads. Previously there was irrigation facility on just 7 lakh 50 thousand hectare area, which has been increased to 40 lakh hectare areas. A target has been set to increase it further to 80 lakh hectare area in the coming years. An amount of Rs 1 lakh 80 thousand crores will be spent on this work.

Amount of Rs. 30 thousand 362 crores deposited in Farmers’ bank accounts

Shivraj Singh Chouhan further mentioned that a sum of Rs. 30 thousand 362 crores has been deposited in bank accounts of the farmers in the last one year under the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana and Krishak Samriddhi Yojana, besides other farmers’ welfare schemes. Welcoming the decision of the Union Government to increase the support price for various agriculture produce, he stated that the support price has never been increased by such a huge amount at a shot.

The Chief Minister stated that land pattas will be given to those unorganized labourers, who are registered under the Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana. Houses will be constructed and provided to them under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Awas Mission. Free education from primary to the highest level will be provided to the children of labourers. He informed that activity to provide benefits under Sambal Yojana will be started across the state simultaneously from August 4.

Labourers registered under Sambal are entitled to Saral Bijlee Yojana

Chief Minister Chouhan mentioned that labourers registered under the Sambal Yojana will be entitled for Saral Bijlee Yojana being implemented for poor. They do not need to pay any extra amount for new connections. Eligible beneficiaries have to pay just Rs. 200 per month electricity to facilitate them to light 4 bulbs, use 2 fans and one TV. Camps will be organized in the month of July and August to waive off old electricity bills. Beneficiaries will start getting the benefit of the scheme in July bill from the month of August.

Union Minister for Railways, Shri Piyush Goyal, while congratulating CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s effort to provide pure potable water to the village through Tap-Water scheme said that a new history of development is being scripted under the leadership of the Chief Minister. Steps taken by the Chief Minister to ensure benefits to the needy under the schemes prepared by the government are praiseworthy. Shri Goyal further mentioned that the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Krishak Samriddhi Yojana have contributed significantly to improving the economic condition of the farmers.