Good News! Rs 1,600 Crore Allotted for Farmers Welfare
Government is committed to fulfill the promises it had made to farmers in the election manifesto, Kamal Nath said on Thursday. The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh said that state government is committed to provide relief to the farmers as promised in Congress Poll Manifesto. In order to accomplish its promise, the MP government has made a provision of Rs 1600 crore under the Krishak Samridhi Yojana in the supplementary budget.
Government Setting Up Cold Storages for Holistic Development of Horticulture in India
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has decided to implement the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture or MIDH for holistic development of Horticulture in India that includes aid for development of Post Harvest Management like setting up of cold storages for farmers.
Under the MIDH, government had allocated Rs. 31.50 crore to northeast state of Nagaland in 2016-17; Rs. 41.50 crore in 2017-18 & Rs. 32.00 crore in 2018-19 for different horticulture activities including construction of cold storages. But, Nagaland has reported that no funds have been used for construction of cold storages during this period.
Amazon India Begins Pilot Project to Buy Fresh Produce Directly from Farmers
Amazon Retain India is running a pilot project in Pune where the giant US e-commerce company plans to buy fresh produce directly from the farmers for the first time as part of its farm-to-fork initiatives.
Amazon Retail India Pvt Ltd (ARIPL), the wholly-owned food retailing venture of the US giant has been working with dozens of farmers in the region and has created a cold chain hub in the locality to supply fresh production of vegetable and fruits to sell online through its Amazon Fresh and Amazon Pantry, sources said.