Bhopal, Mar 2: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath averred on Monday that the past 14 months witnessed a sea change in the state’s agrarian sphere as his dispensation provided ample evidence of its honest intention by relinquishing debt of more than 21 lakh cultivators under the maiden phase of the Jai Kisan Crop Loan Waiver Scheme.
While addressing a programme in Agar Malwa District headquarters, he was officially quoted as saying, “Dues amounting to approximately Rs 135 crore of 9,448 tillers of this district have been written off under the Yojana’s third stage.”
The Chief Minister distributed certificates to some peasants.
“The youth and the farmers comprise my government’s foremost priority. Our daughters and sons need employment! We have succeeded in attracting investment to a considerable extent for providing jobs. My regime has taken an effective initiative to ensure reasonable prices to growers for their yield. It is my cherished dream to usher in an agricultural revolution in the near future. A history of development will be scripted in Agar Malwa,” he assured.
Mr Nath announced that a food-processing unit shall be established in the district at the earliest.
“We have a culture to keep people united. Indeed, unity in diversity is our country’s identity.
Apart from India, there is no nation in the world where there are so many different faiths, tongues and festivals. We have to protect our heritage,” he underlined.
The Chief Minister performed bhumi pujan of the Rs 604-cr Har Ghar Nal-Jal Yojana for providing potable water in rural areas. He dedicated to the public the Joint Collectorate Building costing Rs 21 cr. The veteran politician offered worship at the Baba Baijnath Mahadev temple and said that development work worth Rs 5 cr will be executed on the premises. (UNI)