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Entire Country’s Eyes Set on Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana: CM

20 Nov 2017

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is a wonderful scheme to protect farmers' interest. Eyes of the entire country are set on Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. He clearly instructed the officers to ensure that the correct difference amount should be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers. Under the scheme, first payment will be made to 1.35 lakh farmers together on November 22.

 Chief Minister Chouhan was discussing Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in detail with district collectors through Video Conferencing at Mantralaya today. On this occasion, Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh and other senior officials were present. The Chief Minister clearly told the officials that all formalities should be completed within time with utmost care for payment of price difference so that farmers can get fair value of their produce on time. No lapses will be tolerated in this regard. The farmers who sold produce between October 16 and 31 under the scheme will be paid directly in their bank account on November 22. He said that farmers, who missed the registration, will be given registration facility between November 15 and 22.

 CM Chouhan asked collectors of Hoshangabad, Harda, Bhopal, Dewas, Sehore and Narsinghpur districts to visit Krishi Upaj Mandis to take stock of the situation for low rates of Urad. Cancel the bid if necessary, so that farmers get the fair price for produce.

He instructed to upload and verify information on the portal so that payment can be made on time. CM Chouhan also instructed to ensure payment of insurance claim of kharif crop to farmers. They said that there should be no shortage in it. This scheme is like a 'Sanjvanee' for farmers. Under this, payment of around Rs 8000 crore will be made to farmers.

 Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Dr Rajesh Rajora informed that due to the implementation of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana, arrivals have increased in Mandis. Besides, the farmers of Madhya Pradesh are also getting higher prices on their produces as compared to farmers of other states. Proper arrangements of sale have been made. Model rates have been displayed in all mandis. Agriculture Commissioner, Shri PC Meena and other officials were present in the meeting.