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Uttarakhand to start Kisan Protsahan Yojana- CM 

Monday, 01 August 2022 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The scheme would be on the lines of Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana of Modi Govt

 The chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that the Uttarakhand government would soon launch a Kisan Protsahan Yojana (KPY) in the State. This scheme would be on the lines of the Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana of government of India under which a sum of Rs 2,000 is provided to every farmer in three months.  He made this important declaration during a programme organised by the cooperatives department at his camp office on Sunday.

Though the CM didn’t divulge full details of the KPY, he said that one of the chief priorities of the government is to double the income of the farmers.

In the programme the CM inaugurated the computerisation of 108 Multipurpose Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (M PACS) and started the Charba unit for preparation of Total Mix Ration (TMR) for the cattle.

Speaking on the occasion the CM said that it is a matter of great pleasure that the MPACS, which is the smallest unit of cooperative credit, has become computerised. He said that Uttarakhand has become a leading state in the country in the process of computerisation of MPACS. The CM said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always advocated for digitisation and computerisation of all the departments for increasing efficiency and minimising corruption. He recalled that the former PM Rajiv Gandhi had said that only 15 paise of every rupee sent by the centre reaches the people. Dhami said that PM Modi has changed this picture by ushering in a digital age in the country. Exhorting the officers to work on simplifying the process and system so that the common man faces a minimum of problems, Dhami said that they should follow the mantra of Simplification, Solution and Disposal. He said that the officials should shed the tendency of lingering on things and shun the negative attitude and work constructively. The CM asked the officers of the cooperative department to chalk out their road plan for the year 2025 and the key areas in which the department would excel. He also advised them to make plans for including the left out population in the cooperative movement. The CM said that the TMR would increase the yield of milk and prove a boon to the women residing in the mountainous areas of the state.

Speaking on the occasion, the cooperative minister Dhan Singh Rawat said that the department has worked at a very fast pace in computerisation of all MPACS in the last two years. The process of collection and digitisation of data of the 13 lakh members was also done by the department. He claimed that Uttarakhand has become the first state to make 108 MPACS online and the union government had recently sent a team to study the work done by Uttarakhand in computerisation of the MPACS. He said that the cooperative department has distributed more than Rs 3700 crore to 6.41 lakh beneficiaries as an interest free loan. Rawat claimed that the Non Performing Assets (NPA) of the cooperative banks has decreased and they have come in profit now. He said that the ambitious Mukhyamantri Ghasyari Kalyan Yojana (MGKY) would be extended to all mountainous districts of the state from August 15. He said that more than three lakh women have availed the benefit of MGKY.

The Vikasnagar MLA, Munna Singh Chauhan termed the MGKY as a revolutionary scheme and said that its success could be gauged from the fact that there is more demand for Silage than its supply.

 The secretaries R Meenakshi Sundaram, BVRC Purushottam, officers of cooperative department and a large number of farmers and beneficiaries were present on the occasion.

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