Special Package Breakup Part-3 : the finance minister will announce

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday unveiled the third breakup of the Rs 20 lakh crore package. Announcements were made today about agriculture and the fields associated with it. The Finance Minister said that farmers have always faced difficult situations with courage. Farmers have been working even during the lockdown. He said Rs 1 lakh crore would be provided for agricultural infrastructure.
The finance minister said the law would be amended to increase investment in agriculture. E-trading will be facilitated to facilitate farmers in selling their crops. He said that it would increase the income of farmers.

The third breakup of the relief package

1) Agricultural infrastructure
"We have taken a lot of steps for farmers in the last two months," he said. In the last two months, Rs 18,700 crore has been disbursed to farmers' accounts under PM Kisan Samman. Cooperatives bought 5600 lakh milk during the lockdown. 4100 crore in the hands of milk producers.

He said Rs 1 lakh crore would be provided for agricultural infrastructure. This will facilitate cold chain, post harvest. It will also increase the income of farmers.

2) Food processing
There is a Rs 10,000 crore fund scheme for micro food enterprises. It will be cluster based. It will benefit 2 lakh food processing units. People will get employment, the source of income will increase.

3) Fisheries
The Matsya Sampada Yojana was announced during the budget. Applying it. It will provide employment to 50 lakh people. India's exports will increase. Fishermen will be provided boat and boat insurance facility to increase fisheries.

Rs 11,000 crore will be provided for fisheries and Rs 9,000 crore for infrastructure.

4) Animal Husbandry
Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur said that at present we do not vaccinate animals suffering from various diseases of the mouth and feet. This is hurting the farmers. All animals will be vaccinated.

Vaccination will cost Rs 13,343 crore. It will save 56 crore animals from the disease. As many as 1.5 crore cows and buffaloes have been vaccinated since January.
A fund of Rs 15,000 crore will be provided for the development of animal husbandry infrastructure.
5) Herbal farming
Rs 4,000 crore has been sanctioned for herbal farming. Herbal cultivation will be done on 10 lakh hectares of land in the next two years.
Herbal farming will bring in Rs 5,000 crore to farmers. The demand for herbal plants is increasing worldwide. At the time of Kovid-19, our herbal plants were very busy.
6) Bee keeping
500 crore for 2 lakh beekeepers. Their income will increase and people's health will be better.
7) Operation Green
The remaining vegetables have also been brought in the TOP i.e. Tomato, Potato, Onion scheme under Operation Green. There is a provision of Rs 500 crore for TOP scheme.
50 per cent subsidy will be given in transportation. 50 per cent subsidy will be given for collection.
8) Investment in agriculture and sale of product
The 1955 Essential Commodities Act is being amended to increase competition and investment in the agricultural sector. This is likely to increase the income of farmers.
The difficulties associated with inter-state buying and selling will be removed so that farmers can sell their produce at a fair price. E-trading will be facilitated.
Farmers do not have a standard mechanism. Arrangements will be made so that the farmer can estimate the value of the crop before sowing in each season. Arrangements will also be made for retailers to work transparently with exporters.

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