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Over 35,000 cr deposited into farmers' a/cs last year: MP CM

Press Trust of India  |  Dewas 

has said that his government had deposited over Rs 35,000 crore into the accounts of farmers as part of various state-run schemes over the past one year.

He was speaking at a "Kisan Mahasammelan" organised here yesterday where he distributed approval letters to beneficiaries of various state and Central welfare schemes.

"Financial assistance of about Rs. 35,000 crore under various schemes has been deposited in the of farmers in during the last one year," Chouhan said.

He said that the had carried out the "impossible" work of connecting the with the Narmada in order to enhance irrigation facilities.

"With the blessings of the Narmada, potable water is conveniently available at today. An irrigation scheme has also been prepared for the Narmada-Kalisindh Part-I and Part-II and Narmada-Gambhir Part-I and Part-II (river linking projects)," Chouhan said.

Similarly, the Narmada Malwa-Kshipra Part-II linking work will be developed which would provide irrigation facilities to 14.20 lakh acres of land in Dewas, Ujjain, Shajapur and Agar districts in various stages, he said.

Chouhan stated that the entire pattern of crops will change in these districts in the next five years after this irrigation arrangement.

The also performed bhoomi-poojan (foundation stone-laying ceremony) of three roads, estimated to cost Rs. 34.81 crore, under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

He also initiated the distribution of of over Rs 552 crore to 1.06 lakh farmers of district for Kharif-2017.

During the farmers congregation yesterday, Chouhan also gave out sanction letters, valued at Rs 25.26 crore, to 2,105 beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana.

Mukhya Mantri Bijlee Maafi Yojana certificates and gas connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana were also given out to beneficiaries.

for technical education and skill development Deepak Joshi, MP and MLA Gayatriraje Pawar were present on the occasion.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 14:25 IST