May 29, 2023

The Chief Minister was reviewing the preparations of the Government of India Self-reliant India Package-3 through video conferencing from Viva Hospital

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that the state has to remain number-one in the implementation of central schemes. The Prime Minister’s Street Vendor Scheme has been implemented first in the state. Now we have to implement the self-reliant India scheme first in the state, first of all it has to be embodied. The Chief Minister was reviewing the preparations of the Government of India Self-Reliant India Package-3 through video conferencing from Chirayu Hospital. He said that action cases should be prepared under the Central schemes. We have to give the benefit of these schemes to the poor, farmers and concerned beneficiaries.

VC included Commercial Tax Minister Jagdish Deora, Water Resources Minister Tulsi Silavat, Farmers Welfare Minister Kamal Patel, Animal Husbandry Minister Prem Singh Patel from Barwani, Horticulture and Food Minister from Shivpuri, Bharat Singh Kushwaha, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Agriculture Production Commissioner K. K. Singh and all concerned officers were present. The Chief Minister directed the officers of all the departments involved under the self-sufficient package to prepare a draft for any situation not clear in relation to the scheme or any other assistance of the Central Government in respect of the scheme. A letter will be sent to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is always ready to help the states.

Credit guarantee of 2 crore will be given.

The Chief Minister informed that a provision of Rs 7440 crore has been made for Madhya Pradesh for the year 2023-24 under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund Scheme, which has a provision of Rs 744 crore in this financial year. Under this, a credit guarantee of two crore per case will be given and a rebate of 3 percent will be given in interest. The Chief Minister directed that full utilization of this fund should be ensured for the development of agricultural infrastructure in the state. With this fund, the infrastructure related to cold storage, warehouse, silo food processing unit, e-trading platform, burning chamber, smart agriculture organic inputs and supply chain can be constructed in the state.

Formation of Farmers Producer Organizations FPO

He said that under this scheme of the Center, one thousand farmer producing organizations FPOs will be formed in the state in this financial year. Two thousand rupees will be provided to each member of the FPO by the government and an equal matching equity grant up to a maximum of Rs 15 lakh to each FPO. Each FPO will be given a credit guarantee facility up to Rs 2 crore. The Chief Minister directed that FPO formation should be done in every district with promptness, as well as strengthening the old farmers producer associations. Under the package, special liquidity facility is being provided by NABARD to the District Cooperative Central Bank for crop loans to farmers. Under this, a proposal of Rs 3000 crore was sent to NABARD by Apex Bank. Out of which 2000 crore rupees have been approved by the NABARD for the state, Which have been received by the bank. Under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Yojana to farmers, 9 lakh 87 thousand farmers of the state are to be issued Kisan Credit Cards through banks. Out of these, cards have been issued to nine lakh three thousand farmers. Remaining 63 thousand 526 farmers are eligible, to whom action is to be taken to issue KCC. For this, the limit amount of Rs 334.71 crore has been approved by the Government of India.

Guarantee will be given by the government,
apart from promotion of various horticulture crops under horticulture and food processing scheme, as well as for supply chain, marketing linkage, pack house, sorting and grading unit, cold chain, primary processing center and growing chamber etc. Credit guarantee up to Rs 2 crore will be given by the government and 3 percent interest subsidy will be given. Chief Minister Chauhan gave instructions for the implementation of the scheme. Instructions have been given in each district to properly implement the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana and give maximum benefit to fishermen. It was informed that a total amount of Rs 149.44 crore has been received under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana in the districts. Out of this, the amount of the center share is Rs 45.41 crore, the state share is Rs 30.04 crore and the beneficiary share is Rs 73.99 crore.