Diwali Boom Offer for chhatisgarh Government ;
Chhattisgarh government has decided to give bonus of paddy to the farmers of the state before the assembly elections in the state.Farmers will be given a bonus of Rs 2,100 crore before Diwali. Chief Minister Raman Singh told reporters at a press conference on Thursday (August 31) in the Kushabhau Thakre premises of the Bhartiya Janta Party here that after the directive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the state government had procured the farmers for the last year (2016-17). The bonus for this year has been decided before the Diwali and during the development visit the next year, the bonus for procurement of Paddy procurement this year.
Singh said that Rs. 2,100 crore will be given to farmers for the procurement of last year’s rice procurement. This will benefit more than 13 lakh farmers. The Chief Minister said that when he was on his way to Delhi, his Prime Minister Modi and Bhartiya Janta Party national president Amit Shah were discussed. During the discussion, he gave information about the possible famine in the state. The Prime Minister was informed that there is a state of drought in more than 50 development blocks of Chhattisgarh. Due to lack of rainfall, there will be crisis of drinking water and farmers’ condition is not well.
Singh said that during this time, Prime Minister Modi directed him to give bonus to the procurement of paddy to the farmers. The Chief Minister said that for the betterment of the farmers of Chhattisgarh suffering from famine, the Prime Minister thanked the Prime Minister and the National President of BJP on behalf of the people of Chhattisgarh for the condolences that the Prime Minister has shown.
“Earlier, the state government had given bonus of Rs 2,374 crore to the farmers in the year 2013-14. Earlier, on Thursday, Chief Minister Singh met the state legislators, MPs and party officials and informed him about the decision to give bonuses to the farmers.”
The Congress leader said that the state government had pledged to give three hundred rupees bonus and Rs 2,100 rupees support to the farmers for procurement of paddy. But in the same year the bonus of rice purchase was given.
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