No income tax hurdle in cash payment for agricultural produce: CM Mr. Chouhan
Chief Minister addresses commissioners-collectors through video conferencing
Bhopal, October 31, 2017 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government is committed to ensure right price to farmers for their agriculture produces. Our goal is to bring justice to them. In order to fulfill this, Bhavantar Yojana has been introduced. Entire team should work for making it successful in every situation. The Chief Minister was addressing commissioners-collectors here today through video conferencing. On this occasion, Agriculture Minister Mr. Gaurishankar Bisen, Chief Secretary Mr. BP Singh, senior officials and bankers were present. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan said that farmers’ interest is our top most priority. No dereliction will be tolerated in providing right price to farmers for their produces. He said that the functioning of mandis will be monitored continuously. It should be ensured that farmers’ produce should be auctioned properly and they should get right price. In addition to this, they would be given cash payment up to Rs 50,000. He clarified that there is no hurdle of income tax in giving cash payment for agriculture produce. The misinformation in this regard should be removed by holding dialogue with farmers and traders.
He also said that there is no cash crunch. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan said that adequate staff should be deputed in mandis. Daily proceedings should be recorded in computer. Collectors will regularly review it. The farmers should be informed about Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana. Boards should be displayed in the mandi for this. Officers at village level should be trained. The auction should be postponed and rearranged in case of not getting right bid. He said that if farmer wants to store his produce in warehouse, it should be arranged. For this, Rs seven per quintal will be paid. Collectors will depute his representative for mandi who will monitor constantly. The Chief Minister said that officers from state level will be sent to assess Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana at field.
They will dialogue with farmers and traders. Emphasizing this, he said this is innovative scheme introduced in interest of farmers. Arrangements should be made to reach and sale produce of small farmers. Strict action should be taken against middlemen if they try to get mileage from this. Those elements, which disturb deliberately the process, should be dealt with hard hand. Record of non-registered farmers should be kept. He said that he would take stock of purchasing in the morning and evening daily.