Bhopal, September 13: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that loan of Rs. 10 lakh to 2 crore will be provided to the farmers’ children for establishment of Food processing Units. Guarantee for loan will be given by the state government. Food processing units will help increasing the income of the farmers.
He inaugurated Mukhyamantri Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana’s portal www.mpeuparjan.nic.in on the occasion and described it as revolution in agriculture sector of the state. He urged the farmers to visit the portal for registration.
CM Chouhan said that farmers’ conventions will be organized in the state from September 15 to October 15 in all the districts. Deliberations on strategy to double the farmers’ income will take place in the conventions. Separate road map for each block will be prepared, he added.
Moreover, He stated that Kisan Bazaars will be made in 378 cities where farmers could sell their produces directly to the consumers. Land will be made available by the concerned municipality, nagar parishad and mandi board will provide assistance to develop bazaars’ infrastructure. He informed that the state government will give 50 percent subsidy to the farmers for construction of ware houses for storing onion.
Chouhan further stated that the state government is committed for doubling the income of each farmer in the next 5 years. This is a challenging activity but possible with the help of the farmers. He mentioned that drought is likely to be faced this year but we will handle this crisis. Emergency situations do arise in agriculture activities, he added.
Furthermore, he said that reduction in agriculture input cost, reasonable rates for agriculture produces to the farmers and increase in productivity are main priorities. Beside this, farmers have to be linked with subsidiary professions. He mentioned that there is a vast scope in animal husbandry sector.