July 8, 2021

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Govt to create Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for marginalized farmers: FM – india information

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday introduced the third tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore financial stimulus bundle focussing on agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry and allied actions. The Centre will instantly create a Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for farm- gate infrastructure for small and medium farmers, most of whom are marginalized.

“Financing facility of Rs 1,00,000 crore will likely be offered for funding Agriculture Infrastructure Initiatives at farm-gate and aggregation factors which is able to embody major agricultural co-operative societies, farmer producer organizations, agricultural entrepreneurs and start-ups. The fund will likely be created instantly,” Sitharaman stated

The shortage of ample chilly chain and post-harvest administration within the neighborhood of farm-gate is inflicting gaps in worth chains. The federal government’s focus has been on short-term crop loans whereas funding in long-term agriculture infrastructure has typically not been sufficient, the minister indicated.

“I’ve introduced 11 measures immediately, of which eight are associated to strengthening infrastructure, capacities and constructing higher logistics within the nation, whereas the opposite three pertain to governance and administrative reforms,” the finance minister stated on the each day information briefing.

That is the third section of bulletins by the Union Finance Ministry elaborating on the Centre’s Rs 20 lakh crore financial stimulus bundle.

A few days earlier, on Wednesday, Sitharaman had stated that over the following few days, the finance ministry would maintain each day media briefings to place forth Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient of a self-reliant India and share extra particulars on the financial bundle meant to revive the business in addition to the agricultural sector grappling with a 51-day nationwide lockdown.

The lockdown had been imposed in direction of the tip of March to include the unfold of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The finance minister during the last three days has introduced a slew of measures beneath the massive financial bundle of Rs 20 lakh crore that she stated would infuse vigour within the financial system and profit numerous agricultural, financial and industrial sectors.

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