Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has taunted the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by the Narendra Modi government amid the Corona crisis and lockdown. On Friday, he said that Nirmala ji (Union Finance Minister) and Anurag Ji (Minister of State for Finance) have been running a serial for the last 3 days. Everyday, both in Hindi and English are explaining about each class, but no one is falling apart. When this serial is over, then it is okay to give any feedback.
Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala claimed that farmers and laborers are nowhere on the Modi government’s agenda. “This is the Jumla Declaration package,” he told reporters via video link. The Modi government’s package of 20 lakh crore rupees has proved to be ’13 nil’ only. ”
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In fact, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday that the third installment of the package has focused on providing relief to agriculture and allied sectors. He told reporters that in the third installment of the package, attention will be paid to infrastructure and capacity building in agriculture and allied sectors.
He said that several measures have been taken to help farmers in the last two months. These include purchases of Rs 74,300 crore at the minimum support price (MSP) during the two months of lockdown. In addition, under the PM Kisan Yojana, cash of Rs 18,700 crore was given to the beneficiary farmers, while claims of Rs 6,400 crore were paid under the crop insurance scheme.
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Sitharaman said that during the period of lockdown, 560 lakh liters of milk was purchased by the cooperative societies with the sale of 360 lakh liters of milk per day. He said that a total purchase of 111 crore liters was made, for which payment of Rs 4,100 crore was ensured. For this, two percent interest subsidy scheme was brought to the dairy cooperative societies.
Baghel urges PM not to open interstate boundaries at present: The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to open inter-state boundaries for a few weeks and to allow economic activities to be started cautiously to bring the economy back on track.
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He has written several letters to the Prime Minister regarding the strategy ahead after the lockdown that ends on 17 May. Let us know that in a video conference held on May 11 with the Chief Ministers of all the states, Prime Minister Modi had asked for suggestions on the strategy ahead after the lockdown. (With language inputs)