The Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah said that the Modi government is continuously working for the interests of farmers of the country. In a tweet he said the Modi government took another major decision and approved an assistance of Rs. 3,500 crore for sugarcane farmers.
Shri Amit Shah expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for this decision which will benefit five crore sugarcane farmers, their families and five lakh workers associated with this sector.
Shri Amit Shah further said that this assistance will be directly deposited in the accounts of farmers.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today approved assistance of about Rs. 3,500 crore for sugarcane farmers (Ganna Kisan).
Currently, there are close to five crore sugarcane farmers (Ganna Kisan) 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.
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