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Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Abdul Sattar to Ask Centre to Remove GST on Farm Products

While addressing the people at the Krishithon Agriculture Expo held in Nashik, the state agriculture minister Abdul Sattar said that his government will urge the Centre to abolish GST from farm supplies including fertiliser, seeds, and even agricultural equipment

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Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Abdul Sattar at Krishithon 2022 in Nashik

While addressing the people at the Krishithon Agriculture Expo held in Nashik, the state agriculture minister Abdul Sattar said that his government will urge the Centre to abolish GST from farm supplies including fertilizer, seeds, and even agricultural equipment.

"It is critical to lower the cost of agricultural inputs. Farmers will benefit from reduced GST rates on all goods used for farming. I have spoken with chief minister Eknath Shinde about the situation, and the state government would shortly bring this topic up with the Center", he said in his speech at the event.

He further noted that the state government is making every effort to guarantee that the money from crop insurance and compensation for farmers, who lost their crops in this season, is transferred to their respective accounts within the next 15 days.

According to Sattar, the state government has decided to issue Rs 12,000 crore in order to provide help to the farmers who have been impacted by untimely rains and other natural disasters.

The minister added that Nashik's farmers are developing fresher concepts for the agricultural industry and the government will give farmers all the help they need to expand their sources of income by engaging in agro-based enterprises, because agriculture is now a significant source of investment and jobs.

Krishithon Agriculture Expo 2022

The events happen to be India's largest agricultural community meeting. Each year, thousands of farmers from around the world attend this international agriculture exhibition to learn about innovative agricultural goods and services. The 15th edition of the summit, which concluded on Saturday, represented cutting-edge agricultural innovation and technology.

At the event, more than 300 agricultural businesses presented their innovations and concepts.
Krishithon offers tremendous growth potential for producers, merchants, farmers, and anybody else connected to the agricultural industry.

Major highlights of the event:

1. Trade Fair
2. Agriculture Mechanization Show
3. National & International Participation
4. Seminars and Conferences
5. Agri B2B Meets

Sanjay Nayaharkar, the event's organizer, said in a media interview that the expo highlighted innovative farming technologies being utilized throughout the world as well as honored young farmers and provided lectures on a range of topics.

"A total of 300 booths showcased equipment, inputs, and cutting-edge farming techniques. To educate farmers about various agricultural research projects, farmer trials, and new technology, workshops and seminars had been organized "he added.

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