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Rs 20,000 cr in the budget for farmers, says Chouhan


Bhopal : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a provision of Rs 20,000 crore has been made in the budget for the farmers. This amount will be deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers under various schemes. The Chief Minister gave this information at a Kisan Sammelan and the foundation laying ceremony of Chipaner Micro Lift Irrigation Scheme worth Rs 516.11 crore in Gopalpur in Nasrullahganj tehsil of Sehore district.

Chouhan also inaugurated the Group Nal-Jal Yojna, costing Rs 21.69 crore and primary health centre building worth Rs 2 crore. Chouhan said that the irrigation rakba in the state is being increased to enhance the income of farmers through cultivation. Water is being provided in the fields of farmers through lift irrigation schemes where it is not possible to irrigate through canals. He said that the state government respects the hard work of the farmers. Hence every possible effort is being made to conserve the interest of the farmers.