Crop Insurance: Many facilities are provided by the Central and State Government across the country. Now working women and those traveling in the bus have got great news. Along with this, a new scheme has also been introduced for children. Along with this, along with the help of Rs 6000 to the farmers, it has also been announced to give a special crop insurance scheme. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Devendra Fadnavis presented the first budget of the Eknath Shinde government for the financial year 2023-24 in the state assembly on Thursday.
Farmers will get insurance for Re 1
Finance Minister Devendra Fadnavis has presented a total budget of Rs 1,72,000 crore with a fiscal deficit of Rs 16,222 crore in the House. Announcing the crop insurance scheme for farmers at Re 1, the Deputy Chief Minister said that this would put an additional burden of Rs 3,312 crore on the government.
2% of the premium has to be paid
He has said that in the previous crop insurance scheme, farmers had to pay two per cent of the crop insurance premium. Now the farmers will not have to pay a single penny because the premium amount will be paid by the government. Fadnavis said that the scope of the health insurance scheme ‘Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana’ has been extended. It is proposed to increase it from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.
1.15 crore farmers will get benefit
He has further said that the proposal of Namo Shetkari Mahasamman Yojana was also presented in the budget, under which every farmer in the state will get Rs. This will benefit 1.15 crore farmer families and will put an additional burden of Rs 6,900 crore on the government.
Government will promote natural farming
Devendra Fadnavis has announced in the budget that natural farming will be promoted in Maharashtra. 25 lakh hectare area will be brought under organic farming in 3 years. 1000 Bio-input Resource Centers will be set up. Along with this, the Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Organic Farming Mission will be expanded. 1000 crore fund will be released in 3 years.
Protection, rearing and protection scheme of native cattle
In the budget, it was also announced to set up the Maharashtra Goseva Aayog for the conservation, upkeep and protection of indigenous cattle. In the budget, the government has announced 50 crore fisheries development fund insurance and relief in diesel subsidy for the welfare of fishermen families.