Drought affected farmers will soon be provided assistance
Under the Prime Minister Kishan Samman Nidhi Yojna, 2 thousand has been transferred to the account of beneficiary. 5 lakh farmers have been given Rs 2 thousand through DBT during the program at Khelgaon.
Addressing the program, Chief Minister Shri Raghubar Das said that Rs 5000 crore will be given to farmers within 2-3 months. This amount will strengthen the rural economy. He said that in the month of July benefit of Chief Minister Krishi Ashirvad Yojna will also be given to the farmers. Under this scheme Rs 5 thousand to Rs 25 thousand will be given to those farmers with 1-5 acre of land. With these two schemes min Rs 11 thousand to max Rs 31 thousand will be given to a farmer.
The Chief Minister said that due to lack of land record some farmers are deprived of the benefit of scheme. The state government has requested the Centre to amend the rule in view of interest of Jharkhand. After this farmers will get benefit according to their genealogy. At the same time the Centre Government has included farmers of all section in the realm of Prime Minister Kishan Samman Nidhi.
The Chief Minister said that modern cultivation increases production. For that Global Agriculture Summit was organized in state. Farmers are being sent to Israel and Philippines for learning modern agricultural techniques. He said that after 2014 work in the direction of water conservation has been done. Construction of Dobha, restoration of ponds was done.
Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Cooperatives Shri Randhir Singh said that farmers affected by drought will soon be provided assistance. Government is promoting agriculture. These two schemes will help for the betterment of farmers.
Chief Secretary Dr. DK Tiwari said that over-all development of farmers is the priority of government. The income of farmers will be made double by 2022. Animal Husbandry will also be included in farming. State government is giving 80% subsidy on purchase of agricultural equipments and 50% on the purchase of seeds and manure. Integrated water scheme has been set up for water harvesting. Drip irrigation is being promoted.
Agriculture Secretary Smt. Puja Singhal said that under the Prime Minister Kishan Samman Nidhi Yojna, farmers were given first and second installment. She said that Kishan Samman Samaroh was organized throughout the state. They are also being given manure and seeds.
On this occasion CEO Prime Minister Kishan Samman Nidhi Yojna was present through Video Conferencing. He said that 35 lakh farmers will be given benefit of the scheme. Centre and the State has coordinated and worked for the betterment of the farmers.
Minister Shri Randhir Singh, Kanke MLA Dr Jitu Charan Ram, Khijri MLA Shri Ramkumar Pahan, Mandar MLA Smt. Gangotri Kujur, Chief Secretary Dr. DK Tiwari, Secretary Agriculture Smt. Puja Singhal, Joint Secretary Agriculture Shri Manjunath Bhajantri, Director Agriculture Shri Ramesh Gholap, DC Shri Rai Mahimapat Ray, SSP Shri Anish Gupta and others were present in the program.