In a series of tweets, Pradhan said the Government under the leadership of PM Modi has taken historic and bold initiatives to empower the country’s farmers, including those in Odisha and is heralding pathways for our farmers to enable them harness the full potential of agriculture and become self-reliant.
“Modi Govt procured paddy at MSP worth Rs 53,680.25 crore from farmers in Odisha during 2014-15 to 2019-20. From Rs 1,360 per quintal in 2014-15 to Rs 1,868 per quintal in 2020-21, MSP of paddy witnessed a progressive hike during the last 6 years yielding higher returns for farmers,” wrote Pradhan, who hails Odisha.
All eligible small and marginal farmers in Odisha have benefitted from PM Kisan Yojana. Rs 2,731.87 crore has been paid directly into bank account of farmers in Odisha since 2018-19 to ease liquidity constraints for procuring inputs and enable them to meet other household expenses, wrote the Union Minister.
“A total of Rs 4,424.85 crore of claims have been paid to 20.94 lakh farmers in Odisha under PMFBY since 2016-17. Modi Govt is working determinedly to ensure prosperity and well-being of the backbones of our economy - our farmers, including those in Odisha,” added the Union Minister.