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Friday, May 15, 2020

Nirmala Sitharaman made 11 big announcements for agriculture, know big things.

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The Government of India has announced a package of 20 lakh crore rupees for reviving the economy in the midst of the ongoing Corona crisis. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today informed about the third installment of this package. In the first two installments announcements have been made for MSME sector and migrant laborers.

 

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharan gave the third breakup of the 20 lakh crore rupees self-reliant India campaign package by the government today. During the press conference, he announced the package for farming and agriculture sector. He said, "Today the farmer is facing problems. 20 lakh crore rupees 'Self-reliant India campaign' packages are for these only.

Nirmala Sitharaman said, "For self-reliant India, PM had mentioned supply chain and technology reforms. So, today we will talk on agriculture. The farmers of India have always shown their ability in adverse circumstances. India is the number one producer of milk, jute. Sugarcane is the second largest producer of many products including cotton.

He said, "There are 11 declarations in the third package. 8 of which are related to strengthening, capacity and improving infrastructure. While the remaining 3 will be related to governance and administrative reforms. "He said," There are 2 lakh crores for the Kisan Credit Card in the third installment. 18, 700 crores was given to farmers in the account of farmers. 6400 crores for crop insurance scheme, Rs 17,300 crores for MSP. ''

One lakh crores for agricultural infrastructure

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government will give one lakh crore for agricultural infrastructure. These will be given to farm gate infrastructure development for aggregators, FPOs, primary agricultural societies etc. such as cold storage.

10,000 crore rupees scheme for MFEs brought

The Finance Minister said that Rs 10,000 crore will be given for food enterprises micro size. On a cluster basis so that they can produce products of global standard, 2 lakh micro food enterprises producing wellness, and herbal, organic products will benefit. Like Makhana products in Bihar, Saffron in Kashmir, Ragi production in Karnataka, Organic food in North East, Turmeric in Telangana.

Fishermen will be given new boats

The Finance Minister said that the Prime Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana, announced in the budget, is being implemented immediately due to Corona. The fishermen will be given new boats. 55 lakh people will get employment. The government has launched a Rs 20,000 crore Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana scheme to promote marine and inland fisheries.

15,000 crores for promotion in dairy processing, export in Cattle feed production

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that private investment is a fund of Rs 15,000 crore for promotion in dairy processing, export in crop feed production. The government will give incentives for setting up things like Neish product. Apart from this, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Rs 13,343 crore will be spent under the National Veterinary Control Program for Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis.

4000 crores to promote herbal farming

Finance Minister Sitharaman said, "4000 crores has been allocated to promote herbal farming; 10,00,000 hectares of land will be covered in the next 2 years ''.

500 crores for beekeeping

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that 500 crore rupees will be spent on beekeeping. This will help more than two lakh bee keepers.

Another announcement for farmers

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Essential Commodities Act 1955 is being amended. To bring fruits and vegetables from the fields to the market, this pilot project of Rs 500 crores has been extended for the next 6 months to prevent spoilage. Stock limit for potato, onion, food grains, edible oil, oilseeds, pulses etc. is being removed. However, limits can be set for this in special disaster situations.

Self-reliant India does not mean that we will cut ourselves off from the world

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a self-reliant India does not mean that we will cut ourselves off from the world. He said that the campaign for self-sufficiency does not mean that India will become a 'country keeping its economy separate'. The Finance Minister said on Wednesday that this call of the Prime Minister means a confident India which can depend on its own strength and can also contribute at the global level. The Finance Minister said that the country has the capacity and entrepreneurship, by which it can build better capacity and help the world. He said, "Surely when the Prime Minister is talking about “self-reliant” India, it does not mean to remain confined within the country or to disconnect itself from the world.

8 crore migrant laborers to be given free grain

He told the press conference on Thursday that 8 crore migrant laborers will be given free grain. The center will spend Rs 3500 crore on the distribution of food grains. There will be a facility of one country-one ration card in the next 3 months. Up to 10 thousand loans will be given to street vendors. 5 lakh crore will be provided to 50 lakh street vendors.

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