Farmers’ income to be doubled by 2022: Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahato

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Farmers witness launch of Krishi Ashirwad scheme at XLRI auditorium

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Jamshedpur, Aug 10: Raghubar Das government is doing a great job on development front. The Central government has started Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana with the view to empower the farmers of the state while the state government started Mukhyamantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana with similar goals. The scheme would help augment farmers’ income in Jharkhand. This was observed on Saturday by the MP of Jamshedpur Bidyut Baran Mahato during the live telecast of the launch of Mukhyamantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana at XLRI Auditorium. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today launched the scheme at Harmu Maidan in Ranchi in the presence of Chief Minister Raghubar Das. Hundreds of farmers were present during the programme.

Speaking as the chief guest of the occasion, Mahato said the Central government had set the goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 in the country. He said farmers are the bread providers for the society and hence their empowerment is must in national interest. He said the NDA government took many initiatives to increase farmers’ income and improve their overall condition ever since it came in power in the year 2014.

Also present during the programme, Menka Sardar, MLA of Potka, said the farmers would get direct benefit under Mukhyamantri Krishi Ashirwad scheme. She said development works had picked up pace in the state. The government is giving financial assistance to farmers so that they may purchase seeds, agricultural equipments, pesticides and other essential resources, she said.

Ghatsila MLA Laxman Tudu said the state government had come to the aid of farmers with the intention of freeing them from the shackles of usurers.

Other dignitaries present during the programme included Twenty Point Implementation Committee vice president Dinesh Sao, East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla, DDC B Maheshwari, ADC Sourabh Kumar Sinha and district agriculture officer Mithilesh Kumar Kalindi.

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