Some of the government schemes for the benefits of the farmers in Jharkhand are:
Single Window Platform->
Jharkhand has become the first state in India to launch a single-window facility for farmers.
Kisan Suvidha App->
It is a free mobile application that provides weather forecasts for the next five days, besides information on prices of agricultural products at 50 nearby mandis , diseases likely to affect crops, advice from agricultural experts and dealers in agricultural equipment.
eNAM(electronic national agriculture marketing) ->
There is a plan to create a nationwide online market for farm products by linking all mandis and agricultural market trading committees in the country.
Jharkhand has agreed to be linked with this network. To start with, it is being used to trade in 25 products – including rice, wheat, potato, onion, apple, turmeric, mustard oil, pulses, soybeans, groundnuts, and red chilly.
ARYA scheme ->
Attracting Rural Youth in Agriculture.
Prime objective of the scheme ->
Under the ARYA scheme, the state government will attract rural youth in agriculture by making them skilled and make the state self-dependent in agriculture. Agriculture Technology Management and Training (ATMA) will provide the training to the rural youth. From each village, 2 youths will be selected and trained on how to make the proper use of barren and uncultivated land and inspired to grow pulses.
This scheme basically aims to provide insurance of crops for farmers.Main aim of this scheme is in easing the burden of loan on farmers who takes loan for their cultivatives.
Objective of the PMFBY:
Provide insurance coverage/ financial support to farmers in the event of failure of any of the notified crop as a result of natural calamities, pests & diseases.
Encourage farmers to adopt innovative and modern agricultural practices.
Stabilize the income of farmers to ensure their continuance in farming.
Premium under PMFBY:
Kharif crops—–>2 percent
Rabi crops——–>1.5 percent
The premium for commercial or horticultural crops (including cotton) is pegged at 5 percent for one year.
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sincahi Yojna(PMKSY)->
This scheme is for the benefit of the farmers in the development of their agriculture practices.
The major objective of PMKSY is:
- Achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level,
- Expand cultivable area under assured irrigation,
- Improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water,
- Enhance the adoption of precision-irrigation and other water saving technologies(More crop per drop),
- Enhance recharge of aquifers and introduce sustainable water conservation practices by exploring the feasibility of reusing treated municipal waste water for peri-urban agriculture and attract greater private investment in precision irrigation system.
Major components of the schemes are:
Accelerated Irrigation benefits Program -> Under the ministry of Water resources, River development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Integrated Watershed development program-> Under the Rural development
On farm water management -> Ministry of Agriculture
Program architecture of PMKSY will be to adopt a ‘decentralized State level planning and projected execution’ structure that will allow States to draw up their own irrigation development plans based on District Irrigation Plan (DIP) and State Irrigation Plan (SIP).
It will be operative as convergence platform for all water sector activities including drinking water & sanitation, MGNREGA, application of science etc. through comprehensive plan. State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) chaired by the Chief Secretary of the State will be vested with the authority to oversee its implementation and sanction projects.
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna->
This scheme motivates farmers to use their cattle dung to dump into fields as a fertilizer and reduce dependencies on other external fertilizers.
Soil Health Card->
It have data regarding soil conditions of the farm. Thus, it helps farmers to take timely action. If soil is acidic, base content needs to be added. If soil is basic, acidic contents needs to be added.
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