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Committee formed in Districts to deposit incentive amount

Bhopal. Mukhyamantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana has been launched to enhance the productivity of main agriculture crops like wheat, red lentil, mustard and paddy and to encourage the fair average quality production in the state. Under the scheme, an incentive amount of Rs. 200 per quintal will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers for paddy procured during Rabi 2016 and for wheat procured on minimum support price through primary credit cooperative societies during Rabi 2016-17. Along with this, an incentive amount at the rate of Rs. 265 per quintal will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers against the wheat procured on minimum support price under the Rabi 2017-18. This amount will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers against sale from March 15 to May 26 this year. In addition to this, an incentive amount at the rate of Rs. 100 per quintal against procurement of gram, red lentil and mustard on minimum support price will be deposited in farmers’ bank account under the Rabi season.

Directives have been issued to constitute a committee in all the districts under the chairmanship of the collector to implement the scheme. The Principal Secretary Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Dr. Rajesh Rajora has issued directives through a letter in connection to the implementation of the scheme. Chief Executive Officer- Jila Panchayat, Additional Collector Revenue, Deputy Registrar Cooperative Societies, District Food Officer, Chief Executive Officer –District Central Cooperative Bank, District Manager – Civil Supplies Corporation and District Manager- MARFED have been included in the committee as members. Deputy Director Farmers Welfare and Agriculture development has been made as member secretary of the committee.

It has been clearly stated by the Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development department that benefit of Mukhyamantri Krishak Samraddhi Yojana will be given to the registered farmers in both the cases, whether agriculture produce is sold in mandi at the rate below the minimum support price or above the minimum support price. After verification and certification of e-procurement of all the farmer wise database of wheat under the Rabi 2016-17 and paddy under the Kharif 2017 on minimum support price, information will be provided to the Director Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development. An incentive amount at the rate of Rs. 200 per quintal will be provided to the districts on the basis of verified database.

The committee under the chairmanship of the collector will examine and confirm the database. Thereafter, the incentive amount will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. Farmers will be informed through SMS. In case of problem in the certified bank accounts of the beneficiary farmers or in case of dispute, the committee will deposit the incentive amount within 15 days after conducting an enquiry at local level in the new certified bank accounts of farmers.