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Micro irrigation subsidy hiked to 80%

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times   Chandigarh , December 29, 2013
First Published: 19:29 IST(29/12/2013) | Last Updated: 19:30 IST(29/12/2013)

In a bid to check the depletion of groundwater level by promoting micro irrigation system, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has approved hike in the subsidy from 50% to 80% for farmers in general.

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The women farmers and the scheduled caste community peasants would get 90% subsidy as per the revived policy on micro irrigation, a spokesman stated here on Sunday. The subsidy has been increased across the board with no limit in terms of the cultivated area.

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