Publish Date: | Sun, 15 May 2022 09:34 AM (IST)
Raipur (State Bureau). In the Congress’s Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, Agriculture and Farmers Committee member and Chhattisgarh Minister TS Singhdev told how farmers are getting stronger in Chhattisgarh. Despite the pressure of the central government, the government is working to strengthen the farmers here financially.
Singhdeo told the media in Jaipur that in addition to the minimum support price of paddy in Chhattisgarh, Rs 9,000 per acre is being given. On adding Rs 600 to the support price in 1940, farmers are getting Rs 2540 more than the manifesto. On planting the second crop, for three years, 10 thousand rupees are being given per acre. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Krishi Wage Nyay Yojana, the landless farmers are being given seven thousand rupees per annum instead of six thousand. Dung is being procured for the promotion of organic farming. Dung worth Rs 130 crore has been purchased at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. Vermi compost is being made from cow dung and used in the fields. Women of Self Help Groups are getting benefit from this.
Singhdeo said that Chhattisgarh government has taken an initiative to bring the vision of Nyay Yojana into reality. In this, every person is being guaranteed a minimum annual income. It will be presented in the contemplation camp. In the election manifesto of Congress, former national president Rahul Gandhi had promised that farmers’ paddy would be procured at Rs 2500 per quintal. This work is being done in Chhattisgarh even after the interruptions of the Central Government. The central government had directed a ban on lifting of rice. Even after the written consent, the central government did not lift 40 lakh tonnes of rice.
Farmers are not getting the benefit of subsidy
Singhdeo said that the government has made irrigation cess free. How can we implement these policies at the national level? 56.25 percent farmers are cultivating in one acre and 71 percent farmers are cultivating in two acres. How much subsidy is he getting in fertilizers? Many farmers are not getting the benefit from the form in which the subsidy is being given.