Cabinet gave its approval to the modifications in the Central Sector Scheme of Financing Facility under ‘Agriculture Infrastructure Fund.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, for APMCs, interest subvention for a loan upto 2 crore rupees will be provided for each project of different infrastructure types like cold storage, sorting, grading and assaying units and silos, within the same market yard.
Mr Tomar also informed that at present interest subvention for a loan up to two crore rupees in one location is eligible under the scheme. In case, one eligible entity puts up projects in different locations then all such projects will now be eligible for interest subvention for loan up to two crore rupees. However, for a private sector entity there will be a limit of a maximum of 25 such projects.
In reply to a question on farmers’ agitation on three farm laws, Mr Tomar said, the government has repeatedly appealed to farmers’ Union that it is ready to discuss with them any proposal related to these laws except their demand of repealing them. He said, the government is sensitive to the farmers’ issues and the government is making efforts for their empowerment and providing more facilities to them. Mr Tomar said, the three laws are also in this direction and the farmers should understand their importance.
Mr Tomar appealed to the farmers to end their protest and take the path of talks as the government is ready to discuss with them.