Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan emphasised on Tuesday that his dispensation will leave no stone unturned to fulfil Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s resolve of doubling agrarian income by 2022.
“For overall development of our cultivator brethren, farmer-friendly schemes shall be integrated and implemented in the form of a package. The Cooperatives Department will be extensively computerised. My government shall provide funds for this arrangement to 4,500 primary cooperative societies”, the senior politician was officially quoted as saying while addressing the Sabko Saakh-Sabka Vikas programme at the state capital’s Minto Hall as part of the Garib Kalyan Saptah that commenced on Mr Modi’s 70th birthday.
The veteran leader alleged that the predecessor regime cheated peasants by promising to loan waiver but instead deprived them of insurance premium and relief amounts.
“My dispensation paid the past year’s dues of Rs 2,200 crore. As a result, Rs 1,986 crore reached 8.5 lakh tillers. The previous government placed the 0 per cent interest loan policy on the back-burner; failed to pay nearly Rs 470 crore of the Bhavantar amount vis-à-vis soya bean; caused losses to cooperative institutions by not repaying Rs 1,500 crore and distributed false certificates. However, we shall toil to remove these anomalies”, he added.
The Chief Minister was presented a cheque for Rs 1 crore by the State Cooperative Bank for the CM’s Relief Fund plus Rs 13,53,651 by officers and other employees of the Cooperatives Department.