Now MP farmers can directly sell their produce to ‘Adarsh Kisan Bazaar’
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 15-Jun-2017

Bhopal, June 15: The Adarsh Kisan Bazaar will be developed in Madhya Pradesh to provide facility to farmers to sell their produce directly. Also Village knowledge centres will be set up for sending right and scientific information to farmers regarding crops.

While chairing review meeting of farmers schemes, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Execution on Adarsh Kisan Bazaar and Village knowledge centres has begun. Land for development projects won't be taken without farmer's consent and amendment will be brought in the law in this regard, he added.

The Chief Minister issued instructions in the meeting that execution on announcements made in the interest of farmers should be made speedily. Order in this regard should be issued immediately. All ministers will review the announcement in their departments. After one week, he will review again. Onion procurement should be continuesly monitored.

It was informed in the meeting that Kisan Bazaar will be opened in all urban bodies and development blocks. Farmers will directly sell their produces like fruits, vegetables there. Urban administration and development department in urban bodies and rural development department will open Kisan Bazaar in rural areas. Farmers will sell their produce fruits and vegetables in the mandis where auction is not being made.

Cooperative committees will operate the markets. Village knowledge centres will be opened for provide accurate and scientific information to farmers regarding crops from block level to village level. Agriculture department is preparing in this regard. Farmers will be given meteorological information, crop prospects and land use by these centres.

It was informed that outline for price stabilization fund has been framed. Order has been issued in this regard. Price of the produces will be made decided which do not have support price announced by the central government. Farmers will be reimbursed compensation in case of lower price than the price announced. Preparations for constitution Agriculture produce Cost and Marketing Commission have been made. Cost of agriculture produce will be decided in the commission. The commission will have six members. Apart from chairman, farmer, agriculture economist and non-government members will be part of the commission. They will have two-year tenure.

Samadhan Yojana is being framed for defaulter farmers so that they can be eligible to take loan again. Order has been issued by Cooperatives Department about one term loan for rabi and kharib seasons. Madhya Pradesh is the first state to take such historical decisions in farmers' interest.