Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday that the agricultural sector played an important role in the establishment of Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh. Efforts by the state government included increasing agricultural production, reducing production costs, providing fair prices for agricultural produce, and adequately compensating the farmer for loss of produce due to natural calamities or other conditions, according to the official statement.
As a result of these efforts, according to the statement, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently set a new national record by distributing the largest amount of crop loss relief in the country under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
In 49 lakh crop damage claims from farmers, aid amounting to Rs.7618 crore was transferred to their bank accounts with just one click. “This amount of crop insurance has become a lifeline for affected farmers in the state. Chief Minister Chouhan said, “I have always been with the farmers of the state in all joys and sorrows and always will continue to be. Farmers will never be allowed to suffer financial loss due to any natural calamity or flood, rain, hailstorm or crop crisis”.
The aid amount will also be deposited in the farmers’ account for crop damage caused by hail and rain in the past.
Meanwhile, Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Kamal Patel said the government was making continuous efforts to make farming a profitable business. Innovations are also promoted by the government for the benefit of farmers. All possible efforts will be made for the economic empowerment of farmers under the leadership and leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Posted: Wednesday February 16th 2022, 00:09 IST