Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced that families with farmland up to 2 acres in the past 50 years would be granted a patta (lease) for their ownership of the land, according to the official statement of the state government.
Chouhan’s announcement came during a program held in Nasrullahganj in Sehore district, his home district. The CM transferred Rs 100 crore to the bank accounts of about 5 lakh farmers under Mukhya Mantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana. Under this program, a farmer is supposed to receive Rs 4,000 each year in two installments of Rs 2,000 each in addition to the Rs 6,000 under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, according to the statement.
Chouhan said: “I decide in this panchayat of farmers that those who have owned agricultural land for 50 years, whether they are Brahmans, Kshatriya, Vaishyas or from the backward classes, they will all become owners of the land by giving them a lease (patta). “
Chouhan said, “The speculation about closing mandis and stopping the price support system is misleading and false. Farmers should not pay attention to such speculation.
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He said agricultural laws introduced by the central government would bring revolutionary changes to the lives of hundreds of thousands of farmers in the state and double their incomes by 2022.
He said: “With the new agricultural laws, farmers will have the freedom to sell their products anywhere. The speculations about the closure of mandis are misleading and utterly absurd. Farmers are mistaken in thinking that the price support system will be abolished. As long as I am alive, the support price system will not be interrupted.
He said: “My government is the government of farmers and in the past 8 months over 25,000 crore rupees has been deposited into farmers’ bank accounts under various government programs. Copies related to agriculture, et cetera., Will now be available online and the invitation by the tax administration’s management system to appear in tax courts, including transfer, will be made online.
He said: “My government has resumed social protection programs for the poor, which had been interrupted by the previous government and now a budget will be allocated for programs based on the population of the poor in the state. Many farmers are in debt because of the previous government’s loan exemption program. These farmers do not have to worry. The state government will pay the interest for this period and the farmers will be released from the burden of the interest. ”