Chandigarh, September 17 (Trinew)
Farmers and losses have always gone hand in hand. Sometimes the adversities of the weather and sometimes the problems faced during the sale of crops surround him from all sides. According to the Khattar government, during the last 9 years, many important schemes have been implemented to free the farmers from this vicious cycle, from which the farmers are getting direct benefits. Khattar government believes that during the tenure of 9 years, the farmers of Haryana have become happier and more prosperous than before. The state government is continuously working to make farmers self-respecting and make agriculture a risk-free business. In this sequence, various types of subsidies and grants are being given to farmers. Not only this, Haryana has become the first state in the country to purchase maximum 14 crops at MSP. Starting a new initiative, the government started the exercise of giving direct payment to farmers for their crops and ensured payment for their crops within 72 hours. For the last 6 seasons till now, payment of Rs 76,000 crore for crop purchase has been made directly into the accounts of farmers. Not only this, the government is giving the highest price of sugarcane in the country at Rs 372 per quintal. Apart from this, 81 mandis have been linked to the e-NAM portal for online sale of crops.
Use of e-governance in agriculture sector
The government has taken the initiative to bring e-governance in the agriculture sector also. As a result, Meri Fasal Mera Byora portal was developed, on which about 9 lakh farmers are registered. Through this, farmers are availing the benefits of selling crops as well as financial assistance for fertiliser, seeds, loans and agricultural equipment while sitting at home.
Initiative to make farming risk free
Agriculture is a risky business. Farmers are always in fear of natural disaster, from which they are never able to recover. According to the government, understanding the sentiments of the farmers, Chief Minister Khattar started a new initiative and provided freedom to the farmers to give information about the loss of their crops. In this direction, to compensate for the crop loss due to natural disaster, an e-crop compensation portal was started, on which the farmer registers the information about crop loss. The compensation amount for crops damaged due to natural disaster has been increased to Rs 15,000 per acre. A compensation amount of Rs 3928 crore was given to the farmers by the government.
Price determined under Bhavantar Compensation Scheme
To make the farmers risk-free, the state government has started the Bhavantar Bharpi Yojana and has fixed protected prices for 21 horticulture crops under it. From Kharif season-2021, millet produce has also been included in Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana. Insurance facility of up to Rs 40 thousand per acre has also been provided for horticulture crops under the Chief Minister Horticulture Insurance Scheme. To strengthen the irrigation system, the work of re-consolidating more than 20 years old rivers is going on and under the Amrit Sarovar Mission, 618 Amrit Sarovar have been built and work is going on on 1116.