Govt prepares Rs 2.3 trillion for development of Food Estate 2023 scheme

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Agriculture has prepared R2.3 trillion in physical funds of special allocation for 2023 for development of food succession program and improvement of food production centers.

“The physical activities of the Special Allocation Fund in Agriculture include the first being the thematic development of the Food Estate Special Allocation Fund, with an indicative ceiling of 650 billion rupees spread over 48 districts and towns,” said remarked Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo during a working meeting with House of Representatives Committee IV at the Senayan Parliament building here on Thursday.

A budget for the improvement of food production centers has been allocated, with an indicative ceiling of Rs 1.65 trillion which will be used for agriculture, irrigation development, road infrastructure, forestry and marine culture and fisheries.

The Special Allocation Fund for Agriculture aimed to improve all levels in integrated food production areas as a means of enhancing food security and national economic recovery as well as improving regional capacity in developing areas corporate food production.

The government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, had also allocated a ceiling of Rs 300 billion for non-physical finance in the financial year 2023. The budget will be used for the development of the sustainable vegetable garden scheme , agricultural operating costs of agricultural guides and operating costs of medical centers for the purchase of medicines and vaccines.

“For non-physical special allocation funds in aspects of food security and agriculture in 2023, some 1,255 community groups in 337 districts and towns with stunting prevalence saw an increase in food security at the community level. households,” underlined Minister Limpo.

The non-physical fund will also be allocated to 5,782 agricultural centers to cover operating costs in 508 districts and cities that submitted the agricultural information data reporting and 933 animal medicine centers in 417 districts and cities to improve the animal medicine services in existing work units. .

The ministry’s budget cap for 2023 is Rs 15.42 trillion which will focus on four agricultural work schemes, the minister remarked.

These are quality food access and consumption programmes, value addition and industrial competitiveness programmes, vocational education and training programs and management support programmes.

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