Rs 3500 Cr to be deposited in farmers’ accounts: Amit Shah lauds Modi Govt’s sugarcane subsidy

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said yesterday, 16th December, that the Narendra Modi Government is working continuously for the interests of farmers of the country. According to a press communication from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), he said in a tweet that the Modi government took another major decision and approved an assistance of Rs. 3,500 crore for sugarcane farmers.

Home Minister Shah expressed his gratitude to PM Modi for this decision, which he said will benefit 5 crore sugarcane farmers, their families and 5 lakh workers associated with this sector. HM Shah further said this assistance will be directly deposited in the accounts of farmers.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 16th December approved assistance of about Rs. 3,500 crore for sugarcane farmers (Ganna Kisan). Currently, there are close to five crore sugarcane farmers and their dependents in India. In addition to this, there are about five lakh workers employed in sugar mills and ancillary activities; and their livelihood depends on the sugar industry, stated the press note.

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