Business Standard

MP to help farmers in hiring farm equipment


After announcing a price deficit scheme, Madhya Pradesh, which saw protest over declining farm prices, decided to set up custom hiring centres for food processing at each block headquarte­rs. Under the scheme, machines are hired by farmers at rates approved by the state government. The state Cabinet gave in-principle approval for these centres for primary food processing. Last week, the Cabinet had cleared price deficit scheme to help those farmers selling their produce below minimum support price.

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