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Over 12 lakh farmers benefitted

Bhopal. In order to provide fair value of agriculture produce to the farmers, the Mukhya Mantri Bhavantar Bhugtan yojana was implemented on pilot basis from Kharif -2017 in the state. Under the Kharif Season-2017, the difference amount of model selling rate of mandis on sale of soybean, til, ramtil, maize, tuar, urad and moong in the notified agriculture produce mandis has been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers under the scheme. It is to be highlighted that an amount of Rs. 2 thousand crore has been deposited in the bank accounts of 12 lakh 38 thousand farmers under the scheme.

Under the scheme, there is clear provision to deposit difference amount in the bank accounts of farmers of model selling rate of mandis, on sale of crop in the notified krishi upaj mandi premises.

Purchase of Onion under Market Intervention Scheme - Owing to the high production of onion during 2017-18 in the state and subsequent decline in the rate, 8 lakh 73 thousand metric tonne onion was procured at the rate of Rs. 800 per quintal under the Market Intervention scheme.

Moreover, in order to give relief to the garlic producing farmers of the state, an incentive amount at the rate of Rs. 800 per quintal was given to them. An amount of Rs. 480 crore is being distributed between one lakh 80 thousand farmers of the state. Furthermore, Price Stabilisation Fund of Rs. One thousand crore has also been formed by the Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Department to provide reasonable price to the farmers as per the market intervention rate.

Copy of Khasra khatoni to farmers - The State Government has introduced a scheme to provide free copy of Khasra Khatoni once a year at the door step of the farmers. Besides this, a decision has been taken for constituting Agriculture Produce Cost and Marketing Commission in Madhya Pradesh with an intention to provide better facilities to the farmers.