Manipur agriculture minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on June 10 launched direct benefit transfer (DBT) to farmers under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) Scheme Phase-III (2020-2023), from his office in Imphal.
A total amount of Rs 7.87 crore will be provided as assistance to 7,000 registered farmers under MOVCDNER, Phase-III (2020-23) implemented by agriculture department of the Manipur government.
Under Phase-III, there are altogether 25,000 farmers of which 7,000 farmers are registered under the agriculture department and 18,000 farmers under horticulture department.
Chief minister N Biren Singh had launched the direct benefit transfer for 18,000 registered farmers under horticulture department for MOVCDNER, Phase- III (2020-23) on May 5.
Minister Biswajit Singh said that celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the government has been trying to give emphasis to the farmers by providing assistance and benefits for which many schemes have been launched for the farmers.
Stating that direct benefit transfer has been implemented to bridge the gap in providing assistance directly to the beneficiaries, the minister said that the government has the accountability of good governance.
The assistance provided to the 7000 beneficiaries is a particular fund for a particular purpose. Making the scheme meaningful depends on the beneficiaries even though the assistance is a small amount, he added.