Tuesday, March 13, 2018

4,435 farmers registered under ‘Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana’

As many as 4,435 farmers have been registered in Haryana under ‘Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana’ till February 28, 2018. The number of farmers who would get benefit under the Scheme will be known only the sale period starting from April 1.
        Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar gave this information while replying to a question in the ongoing budget session of Vidhan Sabha, here today.
        He said that the State Government has provided Rs. 210 crore as subsidy to the farmers of the State on inputs such as seeds and pesticides. Similarly, subsidy of Rs. 35.99 crore was given on Agriculture Implements and 12,388 numbers of implements have been given to the farmers to promote mechanization in agriculture. He said that subsidy of Rs. 35.39 crore has been given on Micro-Irrigation Systems such as sprinkler, mini-sprinkler and drip, and 5,271 Number of farmers have been benefitted. The State Government has provided 40.02 lakh soil health cards to the farmers.
        The Minister said that 13.32 lakh farmers have been covered under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and Rs. 277 crore has been paid to 2.50 lakh farmers as claim compensation. Haryana is providing the maximum State Advisory Price of sugarcane, that is, Rs. 330 per quintal in the country benefitting more than 70,000 sugarcane farmers. For the first time procurement of Moong Sunflower, Mustard and Bajra was done on MSP to protect the interest of farmers. Haryana is the first State to implement the "Climate Smart Agriculture Project" to help farmers of the State in mitigating the adverse impact of climate change on agriculture. Crop Compensation has been increased from Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 12000 per acre. He said that budget provision of Rs. 1351 crore for agriculture has been made for the year 2018-19 which is Rs. 231 crore more in comparison to the last year.
        Mr. Dhankar said that Crop Cluster Development Programme (CCDP) has been launched to develop supply chain with project cost of Rs. 510.36 crore for Farmers Producers Organizations (FPOs). As many as 340 Baagwani Villages have been identified and 140 Crop Clusters and special incentives are being provided in these villages. He said that 78 FPOs have been formed to cover all the 22 districts of the state and special incentives are being extended to these FPOs. He said that Peri Urban Farming in 13 NCR districts has been launched as pilot project of Rs. four crore in Faridabad district for high value vegetable and their direct marketing. A Horticulture University is being established in Karnal with three Regional Research Stations. The State Government has established five Centres of Excellence and will established one Centre of Excellence in each district in the State, he added.
        The Minister said that a special scheme on Micro Irrigation has been prepared and being implemented for 36 identified over exploited and critical blocks and subsidy in these blocks has been increased to 85 per cent and farmers may avail subsidy up to unlimited area. He said that 100 per cent assistance for construction of community tanks for effective water resource management is being provided.        Budget provisions of Rs. 834 crore has been made for the year 2018-19 which is Rs. 438 crore more in comparison to previous year.
He said that Rs. 26.79 crore as subsidy has been provided under the Scheme for Establishment of Hi-Tech and Mini Dairy Units during last four years. From this financial year, that is, 2017-18, a new component for establishment of 50 Mulch animal dairy unit has been incorporated in the scheme for establishment of Hi-Tech Dairy Units. Under the Scheme for establishment of Hi-Tech and Mini Dairy Units for establishment of dairy units, 6,749 number of farmers have been benefitted during last four years. He said that for encouraging the farmers to rear good quality high milk yielding indigenous cattle, the performance recording for these breeds has been started and for that incentive money ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 on the basis of milk yield is being provided to the owners of indigenous cows. The Government has provided Rs. 6.14 crore as incentive money to livestock owners during last four years.
Under the Scheme for Conservation and Development of Indigenous breeds of Cattle (Gau Samvardhan), 5,168 number of farmers have been benefitted during last four years. Incentive money of Rs. 19.63 crore has been provided to livestock owners under the Scheme for Integrated Murrah Development Programme during last four years. As many as 15,981 number of farmers have been benefitted during last four years under the Scheme for Integrated Murrah Development Programme. The State Government has provided Rs. 46.29 crore as subsidy for establishment of livestock units to Scheduled Caste families under the Scheme for Employment opportunities to Scheduled Castes by establishing Livestock Units for Scheduled Castes (SCSP) during last four years. 

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