In a welcome news for farmers community, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced on Sunday that next in kharif season the paddy from farmers will be procured at Rs 2500 per quintal rate.

Government has also made a budgetary provision of Rs 5000 crore as well in an annual budget tabled in state assembly on Friday.

He made the announcement while participating in a ‘Parmeshwari Mahotsav’ organized to mark ‘Basant Panchmi’ at Simga tehsil of Baloda Bazar-Bhatapara district organized by Dewangan Community.

Baghel said, “Government waived off farmers loan and procured paddy at Rs 2500 per quintal. This has strengthened the entire economy of state. With purchasing power of farmers has increased, it will indirectly help business too.”

Chief Minister appreciating contribution of Dewangan Community said, “The community apart from their traditional weaving trade had progressed in business also without government patronage. One has to jump in open competition. Those who ensure quality will remain in market.”

“State government will provide advisor to community as with changing times new designs has to be included in weaving,” Baghel assured.

On liquor prohibition issue, he said demand should come from society so at political and social level the social ill of liquor consumption can be dealt with.