new Delhi. For some time, the central government has been running various schemes to improve the condition of farmers. Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, where they are given financial assistance of 6 thousand annually. So at the same time farmers have been allowed to sell grains in any corner of the country. In this series, the government has now made big announcements for the benefit of jute farming. Under this, instructions have been given to packaging 100 percent grains and packaging of at least 20 percent sugar from jute bags. This will increase the income of jute farmers. The government made this announcement in the cabinet meeting.
To promote jute farming and improve the condition of its producing farmers, the Cabinet Committee on Economics Affairs (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) met. In this regard, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that jute will be used in the packaging of grains and sugar. This will benefit farmers and workers producing jute. This will increase their income. Also, new employment opportunities will be created. It is believed that this new announcement of the government will benefit about 3.7 lakh workers and millions of farmers working in the jute sector.
Workers of these states will benefit more
This decision of the government will benefit the farmers living in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura the most. Because all these states have the highest production of jute. Jute Project, three agencies under iCare – Jute Corporation of India (JCI), National Jute Board (NJB) and Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibers (CRIJAF) to improve the quantity and quality of jute through modern agronomy Emphasis is being laid on use.
6500 crores is spent annually
To promote the jute industry and provide employment opportunities to the workers, the government uses jute bags for packaging. The development of the jute industry is entirely dependent on the government, so the government buys jute bags worth more than Rs 6500 crore every year for packing food grains.