Chhattisgarh farmers to get bonus prior to Diwali: Raman Singh
(10 months ago)
Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Aug 31 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday announced that last year's bonus will be disbursed to farmers prior to Diwali in wake of drought like situation in the state.
Addressing a press conference here, Singh said the decision has been taken on the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said a total amount of Rs. 21000 crore would be disbursed as bonus to the farmers.
He further said that he had discussed with the Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and Finance Secretary about the bonus disbursal.
Singh also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah for their acknowledging farmers issues under these difficult circumstances.
BJP in-charge Anil Jain, BJP state president Dharampal Kaushik, National General Secretary Saroj Pandey were also present in the conference.