Tribal community people were owner of their land, continue to be same

Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana to give historic justice to farmers – CM Shri Chouhan

Unregistered farmers to get registration between November 15 and 22 
Bhopal : Monday, November 13, 2017

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan apprised himself about the execution of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana through video conference with divisional commissioners and collectors today at Mantralaya. Collectors said that confusions prevailed earlier about Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana are minimized now. Consequently, arrival of crops has increased. Farmers are satisfied on getting good value of crops. Crops are hitting 20 weekly markets in remote areas of tribal districts. These weekly markets have been included due to arrival of the crops. Apart from this, 51 up-mandis too have been activated where farmers are coming with considerable quantity. So far, 171 lakh metric tonne grains have reached mandis.  Mandis have generated revenue of Rs 28 crore in last one month alone.

 The Chief Minister appreciated all the collectors for making the scheme successful by working proactively in the interest of the farmers. He said that this is the time to extend support to farmers. They are in crisis. Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is a mean to serve the farmers. This will help in giving historic justice to farmers. He issued instructions to make monitoring teams more active and vigilant for giving right value to farmers. He said that those who created negative perception regarding the scheme, should not be given the same opportunity again.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked collectors to send message through SMS about the payment being made under the scheme to 1.55 lakh registered farmers selling their crops between October 16 and 31 in mandis byNovember 20. The Chief Minister instructed district and divisional level monitoring teams to visits mandis.

 Shri Chouhan said that payment of price difference to farmers who sold their crop between October 16 and 31 should be ensured. He said that full transparency must be maintained in payment process. Farmers should be served by extending support and no opportunity should be given to anti-farmer people to defame this farmer-friendly scheme.

Shri Chouhan instructed to carry out verification of all farmers’ bank accounts. He said that sowing area, production etc. should also be verified cautiously apart from bank accounts. He instructed to collect detail of bank accounts of registered farmers and avail them to mandis and deposit the money in farmers account. He said that farmers will get opportunity to put their any type grievance.

 The Chief Minister said that amount of price difference of the 15 days will be deposited in farmers’ account on Farmers’ Convention to be held in Ujjain on November 20.

 He said that farmers’ trust in Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is increasing. All confusions have gone. He said that some so-called anti-farmer people had tried to spread misleading information about the scheme, they did not succeed.

Shri Chouhan said that farmers should know how much value they have got for their crop. Each farmer should get benefit of this scheme. If real farmers have missed registration under the scheme due to some reason, collect their detail and register them after verification. Registration facility will be opened for such farmers between November 15 and 22. He instructed collectors of cotton producing districts to make special arrangements for cotton procurement and monitor it. It was informed that 15500 quintals have been procured at minimum support price at 8 centers in the state.

 The Chief Minister asked the collectors to encourage farmers to take benefit of storage grant scheme as well. In the Scheme, the amount of grant has been increased from Rs seven to Rs 9.90 per quintal per month. He said that offline applications will be registered online soon.

Collectors appreciated

 The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts made by collectors of Shahdol, Jhabua and Alirajpur districts to bring the produce of tribal farmers to mandis. Special vehicles were arranged for collection of tribal farmers’ produce in these districts. Total 2000 quintal grains reached Mandis in Shahdol district. Nodal officer was appointed for each village so that every farmer can be given benefit of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana.

 The Chief Minister said that the implementation of Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana has been taken in mission mode. He instructed to continue such efforts in the future as well for this historical decision for farmers.

 Take action against those who are spreading misleading information about tribal’s land

 Discussing other issues with divisional commissioners and collectors, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that some anti-social persons and groups are spreading misleading information that the government is making legal provision to sell their land to non-tribal people.

 Shri Chouhan asked divisional commissioners and collectors that keep an eye on such persons and take strict action against them for spreading misinformation. The Chief Minister clarified that the government is not making any such legal provision nor has any intention to do so.

 He said that people of tribal community were the owners of their land and will always be the same. He said that such anti-social elements are spreading misinformation in tribal dominated districts and they should not be paid attention. He asked collectors that tribal community people should be made vigilant and they should be alerted for not being misled by such people.

Chief Secretary Shri BP Singh and other senior officials were present in the video conferencing.