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Farmer-friendly decisions taken by State Cabinet

Bhopal. As per the farmer-friendly decision taken by the state cabinet met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rs. 4526 crores 80 lakhs will be deposited on April 16 and June 10 in bank accounts of farmers. Decision was taken in the meeting to deposit Rs 1676 crore 80 lakh in bank accounts of 7.38 lakh farmers for procurement of 67.25 lakh metric tonne wheat in rabi 2016-17 season and  2.83 lakh farmers for 16.59 lakh metric tonne procurement of paddy at the rate of Rs 200 per quintal in the meeting onApril 16. Total 10.21 lakh farmers will be benefited by this decision.

 Incentive of Rs 100 per quintal will be given under Krishak Samariddhi Yojana on procurement of actual production on the basis of sowing area and productivity for sale by registered farmers for gram masoor and mustard between April 10 and May 31 and on the sale of remaining quantity up to the actual limit during the said period in mandi. This will benefit 15 lakh farmers. Rs 250 crore will be deposited in bank account of benefited farmers on June 10.

 Incentive of Rs 265 per quintal will be given under Krishak Samariddhi Yojana on procurement of actual production on the basis of sowing area and productivity for sale by registered farmers for wheat through e-procurement between March 26 and May 26 in the state and on sale of remaining quantity up to actual limit during the said period in mandi. This incentive of Rs265 per quintal will be given even registered farmers sell at above or below of minimum support price. Total 16 lakh farmers will be benefited by this decision, as Rs 250 crore will be deposited in their bank accounts on June 10.