Centre urged to release 50 percent of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana
Delhi. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at New Delhi and gave detailed information about the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana implemented in the state to ensure fair price to farmers for their produce. Chouhan told him that Madhya Pradesh has distributed Rs 1900 crore from its resources under the scheme to farmers till now. He said that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is a scheme run by the Centre and State’s support in which both have 50-50 per cent partnership. He urged the Union Minister to get the 50 percent partnership amount of the centre released soon.
He told Jaitley that a few basic changes have been made in the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana keeping in mind the welfare of farmers so that farmers get fair price for their produce. He told that now the farmers can avail benefits of the Yojana for their crop even after four months. He said that now in Madhya Pradesh farmers can store their crops in godowns for four months and can sell it at the appropriate time at appropriate price. The state government will pay the rent of the godowns. Besides, the farmer can also take 25 percent amount of the total payment of foodgrain as per his need.
The Chief Minister urged the Union Minister to release Rs 2800 crore drought relief amount pending with the Centre. He held discussion with Jaitley on share of states in central taxes and on the Rs 5,384 crore NABARD Refinance amount. He also urged release of payments of Bundelkhand package, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan etc. pending with the Centre.