New Delhi: The whole country is struggling with coronavirus. Due to this epidemic, lockdown 3.0 is in force in the country. The country’s economy is completely paralyzed due to the lockdown. To strengthen the country’s economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a special economic package of 20 lakh crores. The name of the package is m Self-sufficient India. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been giving detailed information about this special package for the last three days. The government says that this package has been announced for every category. In particular, special care has been taken for small scale industry, cottage industry, middle class. In the third installment, Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman made a major announcement regarding various other sectors including agriculture, farmers, cattle, fisheries centers. Let us know who, what and how much the government gave in the third installment.
1. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made several major announcements on agriculture in the third installment today. In this, one lakh crore scheme has been brought by the government to create agricultural infrastructure. Sitharaman said that the first 8 phases are related to the construction of agricultural infrastructure, capacity development and storage, and marketing of agricultural products, etc. In addition, the three phases are related to governance.
2. Under this scheme, the government has brought a Rs 10,000 crore scheme for micro food enterprise. The Finance Minister said that under this scheme, clusters of Makhana in Bihar, Chilli in Andhra, Mango in UP, Ragi in Kerala, Saffron in Kashmir can be formed. Apart from this, now 20,000 crore fund has been given in PM Matsya Sampada Yojana. Of this, nine thousand crore rupees will be spent in the development of infrastructure, while the other money will be spent on marine and inland fisheries.
3. The government has also made a major announcement for beekeepers today. The Finance Minister said that the government will spend Rs 500 crore to promote beekeeping. This money will be spent on the development of infrastructure for beekeeping development centers, marketing and storage centers, collection, harvesting, and value addition. About two more beekeepers will benefit from this scheme.
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4. In the third installment of the economic package, the government has also focused on animal husbandry. The Finance Minister said that the government will spend Rs 15,000 crore to strengthen the animal husbandry infrastructure in the country. These pioneers will be spent to establish industries for milk production, value addition. In addition, the government will spend Rs.13,343 crore on the vaccination of animals. The Finance Minister said that 53 million animals of the country will be vaccinated with these funds.
5. The government has also paid full attention to herbal and medicinal farming. The Finance Minister said that medicines will be made on one lakh hectare land in the next two years. For this, four thousand crore rupees will be spent in the next two years. The government says that under this scheme, in two years, the farmers will get a profit of five thousand crore rupees. In addition, some parts of this fund will be spent on developing regional markets. A corridor of medicinal plants will also be developed on an area of 800 hectares on the banks of the river Ganges.
6. The government will spend 500 crores to stabilize the supply chain. Indeed, the supply chain in the country has been badly affected due to the lockdown. Farmers are unable to market their produce. Due to high demand and low demand, agricultural products, fruits, etc. have to be sold at low prices. Therefore, the government has now decided to expand the scope of Operation Green. Under this scheme, now 50 percent grant will be given in freight and 50 percent grant in cold storage. All types of fruits and vegetables have now been included in this scheme.
7. Apart from these expenses, the government has also decided to change the lives of farmers. A law will be enacted regarding the fixed income of farmers, the quality of farming, and risk-free farming. The government says that under this law neither the farmers will be exploited but there will be major changes in their lives. This law will apply to all.
8. The Finance Minister said that oilseeds, pulses, onions, potatoes, edible oils, and grains will be excluded from the purview of essential commodities. He said that the limit of stock of these items would be reduced only in difficult circumstances or emergencies. Apart from this, changes have also been made in APMC. Now farmers can also go and sell their goods. It will also be ensured that we can get a better price for the product. For this, the central government will now bring a law. This will greatly benefit the farmers.