Irrigation facility to farmers topmost priority: PR Minister


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra said that making irrigation facility available to farmers is topmost priority. He said that the government is not doing any favour on the farmers instead it is fulfilling its responsibility. Dr. Mishra was addressing farmers of Bhagour village in Datia district. PR Minister Dr. Mishra said that there are 926 farmers in Bhagour who will receive Rs 59 lakh 98 thousand 246 as drought relief amount. He told that relief amount is being given to only 517 farmers who have submitted their documents. He urged the remaining farmers to submit their papers to the patwari or tehsildar so that they too can get their relief amount soon. He said that a major area of Bhagour has already received irrigation facility. The remaining rakba will also be provided irrigation facility through Khairi canal as soon it begins. He said that there was maximum water scarcity in 35 villages. This problem has been solved through surface tap water scheme. Giving information about the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj BIjli Har Ghar Yojana, the PR Minister told that free power connections will be provided to all. PR Minister told farmers that they should get registered under Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana without fail so that they get fair price for gram, masoor, mustard, onion etc.He urged them to get registered under insurance scheme also. Several peoples representatives and villagers were also present during the programme.