Kullu agri dept to spent Rs 2.25 cr for farmer's benefit

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kullu
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2014 19:16 IST

To encourage farmers of the state, the government would spend `2.25 crore under agricultural development schemes in the district.

Deputy director of agriculture department BL Sharma said, “This year agriculture department is giving 85% subsidy to farmers of the district under 'Kisan-Bagvan Samridhi Yojna' for establishment of poly houses and for micro irrigation purpose, financial assistance will be provided for establishment of sprinklers in the field, construction of water tanks, which will help farmers in irrigation purpose,”

According to Sharma, farmers of the state were dependent on seasonal rainfall for crop production but establishment of micro irrigation system would help farmers to deal with draught-like situation and get good production.

He added under micro irrigation system, the agriculture department would spend `23 lakh to benefit the farmers of the district.

To increase the productivity of crops, including wheat, maize and other, the department would provide hybrid seeds to the farmers, while Rs 52.23 lakh would be spend under 'Rahstriya Khadya Suraksha Abhiyan' to help them to avail hybrid seeds for better production, purchase of medicine and agricultural equipments for their use on subsidised rates.

“This year, the department has spent Rs 23.50 lakh under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gaurantee Act (MNREGA) in the district,” he added.

He urged the farmers to come forward to take assistance of the government-run schemes for their welfare, which will help them to sustain their economy by adopting modern techniques of agriculture.

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