Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the hard work of farmers has become the basis of the economy in the difficult conditions of Corona. The state’s rich food grain production last year has strengthened not only the state but the country as well. The state government is doing everything possible to double the income of farmers. By combining Agriculture-Livestock-Horticulture-Fishing, the diversification of crops through cooperatives, food processing, packaging and proper marketing of state products will cause a sensation not only in the country but all over the world. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the state-level Mission Earth program at Minto Hall after a year of government in Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has digitally dedicated the country’s second state-of-the-art sperm production laboratory established in Bhadbhada, Bhopal, at a cost of Rs 47 crore 50 lakh. No less than 985 community stables built at various gram panchayats at a cost of Rs 260 crore have been laid and the foundation stone for 145 community stables to be built at a cost of Rs 50 crore has been laid. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated 33 electrical substations and also performed the bhoomi pujan of four substations of the Mission Earth program. Their total cost is Rs 1,530 crore. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan dedicated 80 lakhs of saplings grown by self-help groups in horticultural nurseries to the people of the state. At the same time, checks were also distributed to beneficiaries of agricultural producer organizations and the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund.
In the program which began with the anthem of kanya pujan and Madhya Pradesh, Minister of Livestock and Dairy Products Shri Prem Singh Patel, Minister of Farmer Welfare and Agricultural Development Shri Kamal Patel, the Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodia, Minister of Energy Shri Pradyumna Singh Tomar, Minister of Horticulture and Food Processing Shri Bharat Singh Kushwaha and MP Shri Rameshwar Sharma were present. All districts have been digitally connected to the state level program. A short film based on the state-of-the-art semen production laboratory in Bhopal was also shown.
Idol and book by Gobar Shilp featured
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was presented with a book “The Cow, Our Ultimate Savior” and a Gobar Idol by Minister of Livestock Shri Prem Singh Patel. To this, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that such innovations from cow dung are beyond imagination. These activities suggest that our stables will be autonomous.
Government and society must collectively fight Corona
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said the state government and society must fight the Corona infection together. The use of masks should be followed seriously and should not be taken lightly at all costs. He called on the people of the country to come forward with self-motivation for vaccination. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said the lockdown is not imposed so that the economy is not affected. The cooperation of all is necessary to control Corona.
Farmers should only sell their products in the market when they get more than the support price
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave the mantra of Atmanirbhar Bharat during the Corona period. In this chain, the road map of Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh has been drawn up. The economy and employment are the basis of this roadmap. The youth and farmers of the state have the ability, the talent and the merit. Farmers’ organizations will become a symbol of unity, initiative and progress for farmers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that farmers should only sell their products in the market if they get more than the support price. The state government will buy every grain from the farmers. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that companies like Semen Laboratory, Farmers Producer Organization, Agriculture Infrastructure Fund Scheme, Mukhyamantri Gau Seva Yojana, Unique ID for Cattle will write a new chapter in the field of agriculture and livestock in the state.
Livestock and Dairy Minister Shri Prem Singh Patel and Farmer Welfare and Agricultural Development Minister Shri Kamal Patel also addressed the program. Additional Chief Secretary Animal Husbandry Shri JN Kansotiya provided an overview of the program.
Semen production laboratory
The sex sorted semen production laboratory established in Bhadbhada Bhopal will facilitate the sex sorted production of high heritability Desi cows such as the Gir, Sahiwal, Tharparkar and murra buffalo breeds. With its consumption, 90 percent of female calves will be born, which will increase milk production due to the increase in the number of cows and buffaloes of high genetic quality. Unnecessary expenses will be spared in raising calves. The number of destitute animals will also be limited.
Agricultural producer organizations (OPA)
POs are made up of a minimum of 300 to 500 member farmers. No less than 418 state FPOs work in various business sectors such as seed production, sourcing, processing, dairy production, poultry farming, honey production, marketing, etc. FPOs benefit from the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund program.
Madhya Pradesh first in agricultural infrastructure fund program
Under this program, agricultural entrepreneurs, FPOs, startups, self-help groups, etc. who wish to take out a loan from banks for the construction of agricultural infrastructure, receive loans up to a limit of two crore rupees. This financial assistance is provided to them for cold storage, the cold chain, the warehouse, the silo, the packing station, the calibration and packing unit, the logistics installation, the refining chamber. electronics, etc. Under this program, Madhya Pradesh ranks first in the whole country.
Madhya Pradesh ranks number one in the country in giving a single ID to two cattle of 45 lakh crore
State cattle will also have a unique identifier now. Under the program, cattle will have ear tags. A twelve digit number is written on the label which is being updated in the Enough software. The software will have a livestock account which will also be available online. So far 2 crore cows and 45 lakh buffaloes have been tagged in the state. In this diagram, Madhya Pradesh occupies the first place in the whole country.