Rs. 7 thousand 440 crore to be spent on Value Addition and Marketing of Fruits-Vegetables
Tuesday - September 22, 2020 11:49 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH
District wise 17 fruits-vegetables and 36 technical activities identified
Guava in Bhopal, Potatoes in Indore, Cashew Nuts in Betul and Turmeric in Rewa
A big step in direction to provide fair price to farmers’ produce and increase employment
Meeting of ‘Madhya Pradesh Atmanirbhar Krishi Mission’ held
Bhopal 21 September 2020: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that under the Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh, ‘Ek Jila –Ek Utpad’ (One District-One Product) scheme has been launched in the state. Under this, one product of each district will be promoted by publicizing it at a wide scale. Necessary network will be developed by spending Rs. 7 thousand 440 crore in the next 4 years for fruits-vegetables, produced in the districts as well as grading of crops, packing and marketing. Our aim is that the farmers get a fair price for their produce. The State Government will take all possible steps for the value addition of agricultural products. District wise 17 agricultural products and 36 necessary technical activities have been identified. The services of technical experts, agricultural scientists as well as financial and business managers will be obtained for necessary guidance at every level.
Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing the meeting of Madhya Pradesh Atmanirbhar Krishi Mission-Agri Infrastructure Fund, held at Mantralaya today. Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Kamal Patel, Minister of State for Farmers Welfare Girraj Dandotia, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Agriculture Production Commissioner K.K. Singh and other officials were present at the meeting.
Credit Guarantee of maximum Rs. 2 crore and 3 percent exemption in interest
Chief Minister Chouhan said that office of the Madhya Pradesh Atmanirbhar Krishi Mission has been set up at state level to encourage the establishment of agricultural products’ units. In this, officers of Agriculture, Cooperative, Fisheries, Horticulture and other departments concerned are being posted. This mission will give a credit guarantee of maximum Rs. 2 crore, there will also be a provision for an exemption of up to three percent in interest. The mission will act as a state level project management unit and single window facility. Under this, work will be carried out to prepare project report, identification of investment area and export cluster, in-depth training at district level and making activities and information available on digital platform etc. MOU has been executed by the Mission with 15 banks.
Farmers to be linked to ‘E-Marketing Platform’
Consent in principle as regard to various schemes has been received from 17 districts of the state. Five Model D.P.R. have already been prepared. Interest has been expressed by IFFCO to set up a ‘Swarna Ahaar’ Unit in the state. Under the mission, 150 farmer counters will be opened in the state, in which farmers will be connected to e-marketing platform.
Transparency and selection of eligible people must
Chief Minister Chouhan said that these agriculture related activities will create new employment opportunities in the state. He instructed to connect more and more people with the mission. Chouhan said that along with farmer producer organizations, self-help groups should also be linked to these activities. Transparency in distribution of grant and selection of eligible people should be ensured, he added.
District wise marketing of fruits-vegetables
Under the ‘One District-One Product’, facility of grading, sorting and ripening as required and cold storage chain facility will be developed for Oranges in Agar Malwa and Rajgarh, White Musli in Alirajpur, Mangoes in Anuppur, Balaghat, Sidhi and Umaria, Coriander in Ashoknagar and Guna, Tomatoes in Barwani, Damoh, Dhar, Sagar, Satna, Jhabua, Katni, Raisen and Shivpuri, Cashew nuts in Betul, Potatoes in Bhind, Chhindwara, Dewas, Gwalior, Morena, Ujjain and Indore, Guava in Bhopal and Sheopur, Banana in Burhanpur, Turmeric in Chhatarpur, Rewa and Shahdol, Green Peas in Jabalpur, Garlic in Mandsuar, Ratlam and Datia, Anwla in Panna, Chilli in Harda and Khargone, Lemon in Hoshangabad, Onion in Shajapur and Khandwa and Ginger in Tikamgarh and Niwari.
36 projects for storage of Agricultural products and marketing
Under the Atmanirbhar Krishi Mission, 36 projects based on the most advance technology have been added for value addition in agricultural products in the state. These include Warehouse, Onion Storage Facility, Hopper Bottom Silo, Grading and Sorting, Garlic, High Breed Seeds, Kondo Kutki, White Musli, Ground nuts, Tomatoes, Coriander Grading and Packaging unit, Cold Storage, Orange, Grading and Storage of Pumpkin, Potato Cold Storage, Banana Ripening Storage Centre, Tomato and Garlic Sauce Production unit, Custard apple processing unit, Soya industrial unit, Mango based industries, Mini rice mill, Combine harvester, Soil testing laboratory, Banana tissue culture, Agri Service Centre/Common Service Centre, Agri Business Development Centre, E-Marketing Platform, IFFCO Bazaar, Carom seed Unit (Ajwain), Shopping Complex, L.P.G. Agency, Petrol Pumps, Bio-Diesel, Cattle Feed units and Jaggery cube production units – Window to News
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