ajit pawar: Thackeray government tries to strengthen farmers’ economy: Ajit Pawar – maharashtra deputy cm ajit pawar says thakes government will try to strengthen farmers IG News

ajit pawar: Thackeray government tries to strengthen farmers’ economy: Ajit Pawar – maharashtra deputy cm ajit pawar says thakes government will try to strengthen farmers

Pune: The government is trying to strengthen the economy of farmers by promoting research and training in the field of agriculture. Special emphasis will be laid on empowering women, especially by encouraging them to engage in agribusiness and training, said Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a training complex set up at the Regional Agricultural Extension Management Training Institute at Vadmukhwadi (Charholi) in Haveli taluka. Agriculture Minister Dadaji Bhuse, MP Shrirang Barne, Principal Secretary of Agriculture Department Eknath Dawale, Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao, Collector Dr. Rajesh Deshmukh, Director of Vanamati Ravindra Thackeray, Principal of Rameti Vinayak Deshmukh etc. were present.

Deputy Chief Minister Pawar said that a very good system has been set up for the farmers through Rameti. Agriculture Commissionerate building will be constructed at Pune. The concept of agricultural expansion is being taken forward by imparting training to agricultural laborers, farmer production companies, farmer groups, women farmers. Training in agricultural skills development is being imparted to women farmers. The government will provide incentives to the builders of cold storages to ensure that the goods produced by the farmers are not damaged.

Important decisions for the agricultural sector

An outlay of Rs. 3,035 crore has been provided to the Department of Agriculture in 2022-23. 23 thousand 888 crore has been provided for agriculture and allied organizations. In addition to welfare schemes for farmers, the government is trying to achieve agricultural development by giving a big boost to agricultural research. It has been decided to set up Late Balasaheb Thackeray Agricultural Research Center at Hingoli for research to increase the productivity of turmeric crop.

10,000 crore will be spent to provide incentive grants to about 20 lakh farmers who are repaying their loans regularly. A regular loan repayment of Rs 41,000 crore has been given. 43 lakh farmers to benefit from interest rebate scheme The government will have to pay Rs 1,000 crore out of this.

Promoting research and agricultural mechanization

It has been decided to spend Rs 1,000 crore in three years to develop the value chain of soybean and cotton. Under the Chief Minister’s Sustainable Agriculture Irrigation Scheme, the subsidy for farms has been increased by 50 per cent. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Agricultural University and Vasantrao Naik Agricultural University are being given Rs 50 crore each for research. This sector is being promoted through the CM Food Processing Scheme. Organic farming, agricultural mechanization is being promoted.

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