The budget 2021 session results are announced and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated in her budget that there is a continuous increment in the procurement of rice and wheat. Also in the presence of the Modi government, the money paid to farmers has jumped.
There is an increase of 121% in the amount paid to wheat farmers while rice farmers have raised by 170.23% this time. The Finance Minister stated that the government feared implementing the three farm laws when farmers are protesting for the three farm laws and assured the farmers of continuing the MSP system and will be further strengthened.
Rs one Lac crore fund is announced for infrastructure development of state-controlled Mandis by the government. The action of farmers would turn into fear. Also, the center is looking to destroy the mandi system through new Agri laws.
If talking about the amount paid to the wheat farmers in 2013-14 was of Rs 33,874 crore while the amount 75,050 crores in 2020-21. The rice farmers have been disbursed in the year 2020-21 is Rs 1,72,752 crore while in 2013- 14 was of Rs 63,928 crore. She also mentioned the benefits from the government schemes procured by the farmers.
There is also a rise in pulses farmers more than 40 times when paid to the farmers of Rs 10,532 crore in 2020-21 while it was 236 crores in 2013-14.Rs 25,975 crore amount paid to cotton farmers till January 2021 while in 2013-14, it was Rs 90 crore.