CM transfers relief amount of Rs 202 crores in one click to farmers’ bank accounts
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the state government is a farmer-friendly government. The government stands with farmers in every crisis, be it a natural calamity or a crisis like floods.
It is never too late to provide relief to farmers after damage to their crops. Just today, an amount of Rs 202.90 crore was transferred to the account of one lakh 46 thousand 101 farmers for damage to farmers’ crops in 26 districts of the state due to hailstorm in the month of January. Over the past two years, a total of around Rs 1.75 lakh crore has been granted to farmers under Kisan Samman Nidhi, zero interest loan and all other social welfare schemes for farmers.
Chouhan was speaking to farmers via video conference today after transferring the aid amount from his residence. Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Revenue Department Manish Rastogi and Revenue Secretary Sanjay Goyal were also present.
The chief minister said that after the crop loss due to hailstorm last month, the survey work was carried out on time with the cooperation of the revenue department, district administration and local authorities. other departments. The list of concerned farmers in the villages has been prepared and displayed publicly. Arrangements have been made to provide a relief amount to each affected farmer. For all this work, all the agents-employees concerned, the elected public officials, the farmers and the social workers deserve to be congratulated. Madhya Pradesh government will always stand by the farmer in his good times and bad times. It is the responsibility of the government to encourage all sections including farmers by providing them with the necessary assistance when needed. No stone will be left behind.
Chouhan said crops of 34,000 lakh hectares were damaged due to hail and untimely rains in 1074 villages in the state. The affected districts are Raisen, Rajgarh, Vidisha, Bhind, Gwalior, Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Datia, Guna, Dhar, Jhabua, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Mandla, Seoni, Betul, Harda, Satna, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Niwari, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam and Khandwa. The work of giving relief funds at the district level to the affected people has been done on a priority basis.
Chouhan said we celebrated Sant Ravidas ji’s birthday on Wednesday. We remember his verses, in which he said: “Aisa Chahun raaj mein, jahan mile saban ko anna, chhota badon sab sam basai, Ravidas rahe sada prasanna. Chief Minister Chouhan said there should be such a state in which food is available for every human being. The state government is working towards this, for the benefit of all, so that everyone can get food without discrimination. Food grains are also distributed to approximately 5 million families in the state.
Chouhan said that when there were untimely rains and hailstorms, we felt that the hail did not fall on the land or on the fields but on us. Such incidents are disturbing. The inventory of damage and investigation work was carried out immediately in the affected areas to come to the aid of the farmers. The surveying work was also done seriously. Farmers were also satisfied with this process. Last week, the insurance amount was also deposited in the accounts of more than 45 lakh farmers for Kharif 2020 and Rabi 2021. Out of the total crop insurance claim amount of Rs 7 thousand 669 crore, a amount of Rs 5 thousand 660 crore has been paid so far. The amount paid today is Rs thousand 665 crores. The balance amount of Rs 844 crore is also paid within the next two days. Farmers need not worry. The work will be done with the same speed for the benefit of the farmers.
Farmers received adequate help even during the Corona period
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said Corona hit about two years ago. During the first and second waves, the state government paid farmers by making a record purchase of wheat and paddy and providing them with relief. In the first wave, a 29 lakh crore 42,000 metric tons of wheat was procured despite unfavorable conditions. In the second wave, again a 28 lakh crore 15,000 metric tons of wheat as well as 45 lakh 85,000 metric tons of paddy were procured while taking measures to prevent infection. Wheat was purchased from 17 lakh 16,000 farmers and paddy from 6 lakh 61,000 farmers in the state. Farmers received first and foremost the amount of food grains acquired. The farmers got direct aid due to the timely payment of the amount during the Corona period.