At the National Conference of Agriculture Ministers, Lalchand Kataria gave this information regarding the agriculture budget of Rajasthan.
A separate budget for agriculture was presented by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot with the thinking of prosperous farmer Khushal Rajasthan, in which the amount of Farmers Welfare Fund has been increased from 2 thousand crores to 5 thousand crores. Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria said this while addressing the National Conference of Agriculture Ministers of the states organized under the chairmanship of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Bangalore on Thursday.
During this, he said that in the last three and a half years, insurance claims worth Rs 16 thousand crores were distributed to 150 lakh eligible farmers holding crop insurance policies. Rajasthan is the first state in the country to distribute crop insurance policies from Kharif 2021. The Government of India has also instructed all the states to follow this.
The Agriculture Minister said that the "Raj Kisan Saathi Portal" has been created by the department which is working as a single window for farmers and agribusinessmen."