To resolve farmers and farm issues on a regular basis has been an important task for the government authority. Though several loop-holes been raised and the solution are been countered yet the system awaits for a better plan functioning.
Therefore the task force for tackling agrarian crisis in Nagpur has mooted a two-pronged strategy of an integrated distress relief management plan and restoration of agriculture extension services in its latest report presented to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis last week.
Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavlamban Mission (VNSSM) headed by Kishor Tiwari was constituted by the state government for addressing farmers’ grievances and was asked to submit a report on measures needed to tackle agrarian crisis in the 14 drought-prone districts. "I have also sought fresh credit line to every farmer for the next kharif, besides improving governance at rural level to root out corruption and official inefficiency," said Tiwari .
In the report submitted to Devendra Fadnavis and later briefing the state agriculture commissioner, Tiwari proposed laying out a distress management relief plan that covers food security, health services improvement, providing 100 per cent fresh farm credit and crop insurance cover to every farmer.
It also includes improving educational facilities in the distressed districts and corruption-free local governance, livelihood management as well as job creation under National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Mudra scheme.
Vikas Kendras (KVKs) in agro-counselling, reintroduction of food, edible oil and pulses crop, soil moisture management, long-term farm credit policy and income based resource mobilization in rural economy. Tiwari also recommended that farmers of the 14 districts be made to shift from rain-sensitive crops to cultivating oilseeds and pulses. For soil moisture, he has called for speedy implementation of schemes under Jalyukta Shivar project for reviving water network of culverts and rivers.