Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh at New Delhi today. The Union Minister Singh wholeheartedly praised the Bhavantar Bhugtan yojana, being implemented in Madhya Pradesh to protect the interest of the farmers.
He said that this is a best scheme to provide fair value to the farmers for their agriculture produce. Other states should imitate schemes being implemented in the agriculture sector in Madhya Pradesh. Singh also congratulated Chouhan for receiving Krishi Karman Award for consecutive 5 years.
Apprising Singh about the problems emerged from the bumper agriculture production in the state, Chouhan said that a big decline has been recorded in the prices of agriculture produce due to the bumper production and the farmers are not able to get reasonable prices.
The state government has started Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana to solve this problem. He informed that the difference amount between the minimum support price and market price is being deposited by the state government directly in the bank accounts of the farmers.
Moreover, Chouhan also discussed with the Union Agriculture Minister on the issue of G.I. Basmati rice being produced in the state. He said that the farmers are unable to get correct price of the rice in absence of the tag. Chouhan urged him that keeping in view the farmers’ interest, the union government should take proper action in this connection.
Union Ministers of State Puroshottam Rupala and Gajendra Shekhawat were also present during the meeting.
Demand for immediate release of Center’s share of Bhavanatar Bhugtan yojana
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley at New Delhi today. During the meeting, Chouhan discussed in detail about the Bhavantar Bhugtan yojana, being implemented in the state to provide reasonable rates to the farmers for their agriculture produce.
CM Chouhan informed the Union Finance Minister that the rates of agriculture produce has come down due to the bumper agriculture production in the state. As a result, the farmers are unable to get reasonable price for their produce.
He informed that keeping in view the farmers’ interest, Bhavanatar Bhugtan yojana was implemented by the state government for Kharif crops. This scheme has given a relief to the farmers of the state.
Chouhan urged the Union Minister Jaitley that benefit of Bhavantar Bhugtan yojana should be given on Rabi crops too. He also put forward a demand for immediate release of union government’s share (50 percent) of Bhavantar Bhugtan yojana.