Chouhan transferred Rs1,540 crore to the accounts of 77 lakh farmers under the Mukhyamantri Kisan Kalyan Yojana with a single click at an event held in Minto Hall here in the state capital. Districts where the model code of conduct is in place for the upcoming bypolls were not included in the programme.
The state-level programme began with ‘Kanya Pujan’. “After God, farmers are most revered for me. Today, we have adequate foodgrains due to the efforts of the farmers. Farmers are the ‘annadatas’ and ‘bhagya vidhatas’ of the state. The country is indebted to them. I have become the chief minister to bring happiness, peace, comfort and prosperity in the lives of farmers. There will never be any shortage of funds in the government treasury for our farmers”, Chouhan said.
Urban development and housing minister Bhupendra Singh and BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma participated in the programme. Farmers, public representatives and officers of 44 districts participated virtually through video conferencing.
“Now, the farmers of the state are producing 6 crore metric tonnes of foodgrains. Food production has increased three-fold. The average rate of agricultural growth used to be around 2% to 3% before 2003. Due to the hard work of the farmers and the schemes of the state government, the rate of agricultural growth has now increased to 18%. Due to the efforts of farmers and increase in irrigation capacity, the state has bagged the prestigious Krishi Karman Award seven times”, Chouhan said.
Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/shivraj-transfers-rs-1540-cr-to-accounts-of-44l-farmers/articleshow/87230719.cms282