Bengaluru, Sept 16: To stimulate economic activities in the field of Agriculture and its allied areas, the State Government has planned to pump over Rs 39,300 crore this year, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said here on Wednesday.
He was speaking after launching the 'Financial Response' programme organised by the state co-opertative department and said, "The intended huge grants for the sector would be disbursed through co-operative institutions".
The programme would be implemented with the assistance of the Union Government also, he said.
Recalling that Karnataka was the first state to announce COVID-19 economic relief package ahead of all other states in the country, he said, "to mitigate the problems affected by the COVID-19, the state government had announced a relief package of over Rs 2272 crores".
He said that under the crop loan interest waiver scheme announced by the Union Government, over 11.88 lakh farmers were provided over Rs 7,741 crore for the year 2020-21 in Karnataka.
The state government had already released about Rs 496 crore towards farm-loan interest subsidy scheme, the chief minister said.