DHARWAD; 13 Nov: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Prahalad Joshi has claimed that Karnataka has stood first in the country in making use of projects launched under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ by Central Government.
He was speaking at the Loan Disbursement Programme organised by Cooperative Department for industries facing financial crush owing to Covid pandemic under different programmes of Central and State Government on Friday.
Joshi said that the State government has already submitted some 500 different proposals to Central governments under Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme.
“ Of these, the Central government has already approved 215 schemes. The package is being effectively used by the State government”, he said.
Joshi claimed that in the first phase, some 12,000 farmers’ families have got benefit of the package in the State. The scheme gives emphasis on improving technology in the agriculture sector and upgradation for the benefits of farmers, he said.
In his address, Cooperative Minister, S. T. Somashekhar said that the government has appointed separate nodal officers in four revenue divisions of the State for effective implementation of schemes under Atmanirbhar Bharat programme for giving financial aid to traders.
He directed the officials to ensure that no middlemen play any role in the implementation of the schemes and asked them to submit detailed reports of its status.
He claimed that the government has given Rs. 12.75 crore to around 42540 Asha workers as additional incentive for working during Covid pandemic as Corona warriors.
The minister said that his ministry is giving full cooperation for agriculture and its allied activities for the welfare of farmers. “ We are working on to become top in the country in effectively implementing Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme”, he said.
Large and Medium Industries Minister, Jagadish Shettar who was also present, said that the Central Government is reviving the business in the country under the scheme which has adversely affected from Covid.
Karnataka is giving loan up to Rs. 3 lakh to farmers at the zero interest rate.
MLA, Arvind Bellad, KCC Bank president, Balugouda Patil, ZP president, Vijaylakshmi Patil, MLA, C. M. Nimbanna, elected representatives and officials were present.