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Opinion: Modi government’s special focus on farmers’ interest with all-round development schemes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again made it clear that the government’s goal is development everywhere, but the government is committed in every way for the benefit of the farmers. Whether it is a matter of giving financial help to the farmers or encouraging them to use new technology, the government will not lax in any way. Apart from this, the government also wants that more and more farmers should go towards natural and organic farming. The government has also made a separate arrangement for this in the budget. From the detailed analysis of the budget 2023, one thing is clear among all these figures of development that even among the all-round schemes, the biggest dreams, resolutions and vision of the government are regarding the agriculture sector only.

The agricultural schemes in the budget 2023 are aimed at promoting rapid rural development by using rural resources. The total budget of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare this time is about Rs 1.25 lakh crore, which also includes agricultural education and research. In this, a provision of Rs 60 thousand crore has been made for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. Keeping in view the importance of animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, the agricultural loan target has been increased to Rs 20 lakh crore. Fishermen are also provided with insurance cover, financial assistance and Kisan Credit Card facility. Digital Agriculture Mission worth Rs 450 crore has been started with the aim of promoting Prime Minister Modi’s vision of connecting farming with digital, as well as a provision of about Rs 600 crore in the budget regarding the promotion of agriculture sector through technology. . A provision of Rs 459 crore has been made to take natural farming to every farm and for this 10,000 Bio Input Resource Centers will be set up across the country.

The budget for food and nutritional security has now increased to Rs 1623 crore. There is also a budget provision of Rs 955 crore for the formation of new FPOs in the budget this year. The government plans to give priority to startups related to agriculture in the coming years and for this an Agriculture Accelerator Fund will also be set up, a budget provision of Rs 500 crore has been made for this fund for five years. Along with this, 10 thousand bio input research centers will also be opened. The central government has increased the scope of loan for the convenience of the farmers. This year, a target has been set to distribute loans to farmers through credit cards up to 20 lakh crores. All these are clear indications of the government’s commitment towards rural development and food security.

In the budget discussion, the Prime Minister said that today reforms are being done not out of compulsion but out of conviction. The biggest example of this is that the government was very focused on coarse grains. Anyway, India is the largest producer and second largest exporter of coarse grains in the world. This type of grain has many health benefits and has been an integral part of our traditional food since centuries. Coarse grains i.e. millets will now be known as Shrianna. The production and consumption of coarse grains will be promoted across the country. The Hyderabad-based Indian Millet Cereals Research Institute will be given a new look.

BJP will soon start a nationwide campaign to make the farmers fully aware of the arrangements made in the budget. Quoting BJP sources, it is reported that the party is planning to reach one crore farmers in the next one year. On February 13, BJP’s Kisan Morcha will be trained in this regard in Delhi and after completion of the training, the party will take out a public awareness campaign in one lakh villages. It is reported quoting party sources that BJP President JP Nadda and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will soon start it formally from Muzaffarnagar in UP. It is reported that on completion of four years of Kisan Samman Nidhi, there will be dialogue and contact with the beneficiaries in all the districts on February 24, in which a campaign will be launched to connect more and more farmers with organic farming on the banks of rivers. For this, padyatras will be taken out on the banks of all the major rivers.

Speaking on the President’s address in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi also said that “Today the whole world is looking towards India with hopeful eyes. Today, there is positivity about India in the whole world, there is hope and there is trust. Why not, after all India is one of the top 5 economies in the world today. And the main reason for this is that farmers’ interest is at the center of all the development plans.

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