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- 23 thousand 123 crore approved for Corona
- Agriculture Minister said – MSP will continue, since the start of the farmers’ movement, there has been an increase in the purchase of food grains, pulses and oilseeds across the country.
- Narendra Tomar said – end the farmers’ organization movement, ready to talk on every issue
Most of the ministers took over the new responsibility the very next day after the major reshuffle and expansion in the Union Cabinet. The first meeting of the expanded cabinet was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi late in the evening. In this, a package of Rs 23,123 crore was approved for the preparations to deal with the third wave of Corona.
The government, which is facing opposition over the central agricultural laws, has amended the “Agriculture Infrastructure Fund” of Rs 1 lakh crore. Under the self-reliant India scheme, now this fund will also be used to strengthen APMC. In the cabinet briefing, Agriculture Minister Tomar once again appealed to the farmers to end the agitation. He said, the government is ready to talk to the farmers on every issue except the withdrawal of agricultural laws.
Tomar said that the MSP would continue and the mandis would be further strengthened. Ever since the farmers’ movement against agricultural laws started, the purchase of food grains, pulses and oilseeds has increased across the country. Tomar appealed to the farmer groups to end the agitation and start talks, saying that agricultural laws have benefited many farmers across the country.
Easy loan will be available to strengthen the mandis
If the Agriculture Act is implemented, the one lakh crore infrastructure development fund of the Center will be used by the agricultural mandis by taking easy loans under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund. Under Agri Infra Fund, loan will be available for construction of cold storage, silo etc. Tomar said that the mandis will be developed more by using the funds of crores of rupees. The central government has no intention of abolishing the MSP and the mandis.
These preparations… an attempt to end the agitation before the monsoon session
Farmer groups are planning a gherao of Parliament on the issue of agricultural laws. It is feared that farmer leaders may gherao the Parliament in the monsoon session. In such a situation, the effort of the government is to convince the farmers’ bandits through talks and get the agitation done before the monsoon session.
20 thousand ICU beds will increase in the country, 20% of these will be for children
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar held the cabinet briefing. During this it was told that the second package of 23 thousand 123 crores has been approved to deal with Corona. In this, the center will spend 15 thousand crores and the state governments will spend eight thousand crores. It will be used to protect children from infection, improve health sector infrastructure and prevent infection.
This will lead to an expansion of 6,688 beds in central hospitals, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences and other medical institutions of national importance. Genome sequencing machines will be increased. He said that e-Sanjeevani would be expanded to increase the number of daily tele-consultations from 50 thousand to five lakhs.
Pediatric units will be set up in 736 districts. About 20,000 ICU beds will increase. Of these, 20 per cent children will have ICUs. 8,800 new ambulances will be taken. Graduate and PG medical interns, MBBS, BSc and GNM nursing students will also be added to deal with Corona.
Instructions to new ministers to stay in Delhi till August 15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed all the ministers to stay in Delhi till August 15. In particular, the new ministers have been instructed to do the work related to the ministry in view of the monsoon session. Schedule an appointment with MPs.