Sitharaman Announces 11-Point Agenda To Boost Agriculture Sector | Key Highlights Of Her Address


Government to instantly create a Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for farm gate infrastructure for farmers, Sitharaman introduced. Check key factors of her deal with right here.


New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday rolled out the ultimate tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore financial package deal that was introduced by Prime Minister within the wake of Coronavirus disaster within the nation. Sitharaman introduced 11 measures focussing on agriculture and allied actions,  of which eight associated to strengthening infrastructure, capacities and constructing higher logistics, whereas the remainder three pertained to governance and administrative reforms.Here are the important thing highlights:

  • Government to instantly create a Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for farm gate infrastructure for farmers
  • During Covid lockdown interval, the demand for milk lowered by 20-25%. A brand new scheme to supply curiosity subvention at 2% every year to dairy cooperatives for 2020-21. The scheme will unlock Rs 5000 cr extra liquidity, profit to 2 cr farmers.
  • Government introduces a Rs 10,000 crores scheme for the formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (MFE); the scheme promotes PM’s imaginative and prescient of ‘Vocal for Local with international outreach.
  • Govt to launch the Rs 20,000 crore Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana for growth of marine and inland fisheries. 55 lakh folks anticipated to get employment from this program
  • To assist Fisheries sector, operations of Marine Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture has been relaxed to cowl Inland Fisheries
  • National Animal Disease Control Programme for Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis launched with a complete outlay of Rs 13,343 cr
  • Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund of Rs 15,000 crores will likely be arrange.
  • Rs 4000 crore allotted for promotion of natural cultivation; 10,00,000 hectare will likely be lined within the subsequent 2 years. National Medicinal Plants Board will convey 800-hectare space by creating a hall of medicinal vegetation alongside the banks of river Ganga.
  • Government to implement a Rs 500 crore scheme of infrastructure growth associated to built-in beekeeping growth centres, assortment,advertising and marketing & storage centres, post-harvest and worth addition amenities; this may result in a rise in earnings of two lakh bee-keepers.
  • In a significant announcement, Government extends Operation Greens from Tomatoes, Onion and Potatoes (TOP) to all vegatables and fruits
  • Government to amend the Essential Commodities Act to allow higher worth realisation for farmers; agriculture merchandise together with cereals, edible oils, oilseeds, pulses, onions, and potatoes to be de-regulated.
  • A central regulation will likely be formulated to supply sufficient selections to the farmers to promote produce at a beautiful worth, barrier-free interstate commerce and framework for e-trading of agricultural produce.
  • A facilitative authorized framework will likely be created to allow farmers for partaking with processors, aggregators, giant retailers,exporters in a good and clear method.

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