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Rajasthan CM Announces Rs 10 Lakh Health Insurance To Farmers At Curtain Raiser Of GRAM Udaipur

The government is also in talks with banks to reduce loan rates on crop loan by up to 5.5 per cent which was 12 per cent in the earlier government, said Raje

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Following the footsteps of PM, Narendra Modi, the Rajasthan CM pitched for another round of investments in the agriculture sector. Earlier to this, Jitendra Singh, MoS for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, in a conversation with BW Businessworld said that ‘Huge events should return a good investment. He also said that an investor should get the real idea of where he is investing and Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) reflects the same.

Gram has become the symbol of the success of agriculture marketing by a state as GRAM Jaipur holds the record of more than 50,000 participants from the farming community which is a record in itself.

Speaking with BW Businessworld, MoS for Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat also praised the efforts by the state government from the stakeholder’s perspective. Speaking with BW Businessworld, the Agriculture minister of Rajasthan, Prabhu Lal Saini said that “we have invested about 16 crore rupees in an open tender for this event but this event is for the purpose of awareness among farmers and to practically share our success stories with them.”

Speaking on the event, Rajasthan CM, Vasundhara Raje said, “this event should be audible to farmers, this effort is meant for their purpose.” She continued with the positive outcomes of GRAM events and shared that training from GRAM events raised the income of farmers which helped us to move forward in doubling farmer’s income’s vision.

She said that this GRAM event will also witness MOU signing from farm to fork process which is a complete value chain involved in farming. Poly houses and Greenhouses will get 50 per cent waiver from the government’s side. A sum of 7,500 crore rupees as an interest-free loan will be given to the farmers in the coming years. The government is also in talks with banks to reduce loan rates on crop loan by up to 5.5 per cent which was 12 per cent in the earlier government, said Raje. In a special package declaration for farmers health insurance coverage, Raje said, “We will increase accidental insurance coverage for the farmers to a massive 10 lakh with a premium of 55 Rs per year partially paid by state government.”

Addressing the huge gathering of Agriculture sector stakeholders, MoS for Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Gajendra Shekhawat said, reduction of inputs costs is something farmers should seriously work upon to get better results. He also focused on integrated farming to meet doubling farmers’ income vision of the PM. Shekhawat also stressed upon the mix of traditional farming along with organic farming for better results.   


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