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MP CM announces sops for farmers, incentive on MSP for crops

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

announced several measures under the "Agriculture Productivity Scheme" to ensure farmers get fair prices for their produce.

"Under this scheme farmers will be given Rs 200 per quintal incentive in the support price for wheat and paddy crops. has announced a support price of Rs 1,735 per quintal for wheat. After adding this incentive to it, it will be about Rs 2,000 per quintal," Chouhan announced while addressing a convention of farmers here yesterday.

He said a bonus amount of Rs 200 per quintal would also be given on paddy next year.

The CM said that of 67.25 lakh metric tonnes of wheat on support price was made in the Rabi season of 2016- 17, and Rs 1,340 crore was paid to 7.38 lakh farmers.

Similarly, the state 16.59 lakh metric tonnes of paddy on support price in Kharif 2017 and Rs 330 crore would be paid to 2.83 lakh farmers, he said.

The also announced that gram, masoor and mustard crops would be included in the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana in 2017-18 and onion in 2018-19.

Chouhan also announced a slew of measures for welfare, including spending Rs 1,200 crore to turn the Chambal ravines into cultivable land and opening of customized processing and service centres in each block which will be run by farmers.

The state is slated to go for polls later in the year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 13:25 IST
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