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Team Absolute|Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh government will leave no stone unturned to fulfil Prime Minister Modi’s resolve of doubling the income of farmers by 2022. Mukhya Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana will be started in the state. The objective of this scheme is to give additional financial assistance of Rs four thousand to the eligible beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi. About 80 lakh farmers will benefit under the scheme. At present, small farmers who are unable to avail the benefits of other schemes, are given an annual financial assistance of Rs six thousand under the scheme. But from now on, the beneficiary farmer will get an annual assistance of Rs. 10 thousand. For the overall development of farmers, farmer friendly schemes will be integrated and implemented in the form of a package. Computerization work in the Cooperative department will be done extensively. The state government will provide funds for this arrangement to 4500 primary cooperative societies. Chief Minister was addressing the programme “Sabka Saakh-Sabka Vikas”, organized at Minto Hall Bhopal, under the Gharib Kalyan Saptah beginning from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. Describing the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020 as well as the Essential Commodities Act Ordinance 2020 passed in the Parliament, as in the broad interest of farmers, CM Chouhan welcomed and thanked Prime Minister Modi for it. Chouhan said that some people have started misleading by spreading that these new provisions are anti-farmer. Mandis will not be closed due to the new law, nor would it affect the minimum support price. Prime Minister Shri Modi has always been working as a great well-wisher of farmers. He wants a big change in the economic condition of the farmers. E-trading and farmers have been provided with options to sell their crops anywhere. All these measures will provide more seucrity to the farmers. Chouhan said that the former government cheated the farmers by promising to waive off their loans and instead of giving them real benefits, deprived them of insurance premium amount and relief amount. Our government paid the past year’s dues of Rs 2200 crore. As a result, Rs 1986 crore was given to 8.5 lakh farmers of the state. Not only this, the former government discarded the loan policy at zero percent interest. They did not even pay nearly Rs 470 crore of Bhavantar amount of soyabean to the farmers. Chouhan said that the former government caused losses to the cooperative institutions. About Rs 1500 crore was not repaid to the Cooperative banks. Big promises were made to the farmers. They started talking about Rs 50 thousand crore, which came down to Rs 6 thousand crore. The cut-off date in the scheme was 31st March 2018, due to which the farmers, who took loans during the remaining nine months of 2018 were deprived of the benefits. Applications in three colours were taken and discarded in offices. False certificates were distributed. Our government will work to remove all these anomalies. Chouhan said that the basic essence of Indian culture is – all should be happy. The same applies to cooperatives also. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resolved to build an Atmanirbhar Bharat. Under this, the Atmainirbhar Madhya Pradesh will be built by those associated with cooperatives. We also have to change the picture of Madhya Pradesh and the fate of the people.

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