The Maharashtra Budget 2021-22 was presented by Senior Deputy Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar in the Legislative Assembly on …
Maharashtra’s 2021-22 budget was presented by Senior Deputy Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar in the Legislative Assembly on Monday. This is the second budget of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state.
During his speech, the agricultural sector has helped to recover the state’s economy during the Corona crisis, Ajit Pawar said.
In this budget, Ajit Pawar has made big announcements for the agricultural sector. Pawar said 31 lakh farmers have received crop loans of 42 billion rupees after the debt waiver. The state government made the Mahatma Phule loan waiver available. In addition, financial assistance will be provided for the construction of a permanent shed. Ajit Pawar said that Rs 3,274 crore has been proposed for the 2021-22 farm animal husbandry scheme.
“Farmers will be able to repay their agricultural loans at 0% interest. The interest amount will be paid by the government,” Pawar said when presenting the budget for 2021-22 in the Assembly.
At the same time, the industrial services sector declined, the agricultural sector grew by 11%, and efforts were made to increase farmers’ incomes. Rs 200 million will be awarded to four agricultural universities each year. Daycare centers will be started at the taluka level on behalf of Ahilyabai Holkar across the state. In addition, a Rs 2 billion plan to strengthen APMC has been announced. Rs 1,500 crore will be provided to MSEDCL for the solar power connection of agricultural pumps.
Important announcements for the agricultural sector in the state budget
-Agricultural sector helped recover the economy this year
– The government will try to increase farmers’ income
– 19 lakh crore directly to 31 lakh 23 thousand farmers
– Provide easy loans to farmers.
– Crop loan of Rs 42 billion this year
– Loan for crops up to Rs. 3 lakhs at a rate of zero percent
– Rs 2000 crore scheme to strengthen market committees
– Rs 2000 million for market committees in 4 years
– The policy of connecting agricultural pumps will be implemented.
– Rs 1500 crore to MSEDCL for agricultural pump connection
– The food processing industry will be established in the Nashik district for orange growers.
– 500 vegetable nurseries will be installed
– 200 million rupees per year for research in 4 agricultural universities
– 4 million rupees will be delivered to 4 agricultural universities for research in 3 years.
– Biosafety laboratory to be installed in Pune
– 3,274 million rupees for the Padum Ministry