Thoroughly disappointed with FM @nsitharaman‘s announcements for Agri sector. It’s nothing by ‘Jumlas’. The focus should have been on increasing MSP for paddy & paying incentive to check stubble burning, besides addressing needs of those hit most by lockdown. Reforms can wait.
Ensuring 100% vaccination of a total number of 53 crore animal population for foot and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis under National Animal Disease Control Programme: FM
She announces allocation of Rs. 20,000 crores for Fishermen through Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.
Focusing on PM’s vision of ‘Vocal for Local with Global Outreach’ and to help 2 lakh MFE, Rs. 10,000 crores scheme for formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (MFE) will be launched.
FM announces allocation of Rs. 500 Crores for Beekeeping initiatives which will benefit 2 lakh Beekeepers and allocation of Rs. 4000 Crore for promotion of herbal cultivation.
An Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development fund of Rs. 15,000 Crore will be set up: FM
Government will amend Essential Commodities Act to enable better price for farmers:
FM @nsitharaman announces allocation of Rs 500 Crores for an initiative ‘From Top to Total’ for better price realisation to farmers, to reduce wastage and to make affordable products available to consumers.
FM announces allocation of Rs. 1 lakh crore Agri Infrastructure fund for farm-gate infrastructure for farmers.
Registration of 242 registered Shrimp hatcheries and Nauplli rearing hatcheries expiring on 31.03.2020 has been extended for 3 months: FM during the lockdown, a new scheme was utilised for interest subvention at 2% per annum to dairy cooperatives:
During the lockdown in the last 2 months, Rs. 18,700 crores have been transferred to farmers account under PM KISAN Samman Nidhi Scheme: