Bhopal/New Delhi: "Irrigation facilities have played the most important role in raising farm income in Madhya Pradesh. Farmers are now able to harvest three crops per year. Agriculture loans at zero per cent interest, feeder separation, etc. are other schemes, which not only helped the state to improve agri-environment but also enhance its productivity."
This is what CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan suggested during the Niti Aayog's governing council's third meeting, to double farm income. The PM Narendra Modi praised the work done by Shivraj Singh Chouhan in this context.
Singh presented 15-slides as to how the income of farmers of the state could be doubled in the next five years. He also said that he will bring a holistic agriculture scheme in MP which will include agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and animal husbandry. The other CMs attending the meet, too, were very impressed with Singh's achievement and took tips on how to raise the income of farmers in their states. UP CM Yogi Adityanath asked Shivraj to how to bring electricity to those villages where there are no electricity poles even. To this, Singh replied that solar pump scheme, as is being done in MP, is the only way out. -With agencies
MP shows ways to double farm income
PM bats for changing fiscal to January-December
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan with other CMs during the NITI Aayog meet, in New Delhi. -PTI
PM Narendra Modi pitched for conducting simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies and shifting to a January-December fiscal year
Niti Aayog vice chairman Panagariya said: "We should think of Jan-Dec FY as this is appropriate from farmers' point of view"
"Niti Aayog is working on a 15-year long term vision, 7-year medium-term strategy, and 3-year action agenda," Modi said
Modi, Shah meet BJP CMs; focus on feedback mechanism
1 PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah met with CMs of 13 BJP-ruled states, to focus ostensibly on issues of good governance
2 The meeting that stretched for more than 4 hours saw all 13 CMs deliver presentations on specific points
On the GST, Modi asked the states to make legislative arrangements "without delay" for the rollout of the indirect tax regime from July 1. The GST is scheduled to be rolled out from July 1
On regional imbalance, Modi said the matter needs to be addressed on priority, both nationally, & within states
3 The focus of the meeting was what feedback mechanism to gauge the satisfaction level of people with schemes
The draft of the three-year action plan was circulated at the meeting and would be finalised after seeking comments of the CMs
4 Whether MLAs and ministers go among the people in a structured way, etc. was one of the questions for the CMs