Maharashtra Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmers Scheme

Published Date - 08 December 2017 05:43:57

The Maharashtra State Government is planning to launch a new scheme for the farmers of the state which is targeted at increasing the income of the farmers. This new scheme is named as “Advanced Farming-Enriched Farmers Scheme”. the scheme aims to double the income of farmers by increasing the output and cutting the cost of production. The scheme will be launched from the upcoming Kharif season in the state.

The farmers in the state are also demanding loan waiver from the government but instead the government has announced the scheme which will help farmers increase their income. An announcement of such a scheme for doubling the income of farmers was made in the financial budget 2017-18 of the state in March 2017.

Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmers

Under the Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmers scheme, the state government would declare each tehsil of the state as a unit which will be used for planning on agri-development. Following are the main tasks which will be performed under the scheme.

  • Increasing the production of major crops in the state.
  • Diversification of the crops.
  • Making farmer’s aware of the marketing techniques.
  • Generating a unit among farmers through farm producer companies.
  • Making farmers financial stable.
 

Mechanisation of farming on tractors, machines for polishing, grading and packing of produces, power tillers and transplanters would get 60% more funds which will be transferred directly to the bank account of the farmer linked with Aadhaar.

The state government would also run a campaign named as “Farmer Outreach Campaign” under the scheme between 25 May and 8 June 2017. In the campaign, the farmers would be informed about the latest techniques which can be used during the Kharif season to increase productivity and efficiency.

Under the scheme, each unit will be given a target to produce more crops so that the income generated by the farmer’s is more than the amount of loan taken by them.

More detailed information would be available once the scheme is launched in the state of Kharif season.

What is covered under the scheme?

  • Increasing the production of major crops in the state
  • Diversification of the crops
  • Making farmer’s aware of the marketing techniques
  • Generating a unit among farmers through farm producer companies
  • Making farmer’s financial stable

Benefits under the scheme

The farmers would know get the following benefits under the scheme:

  • The mechanization of farming tractors
  • Machines for polishing
  • Grading and packing produces
  • Power tillers and transplants

All of the following points would receive 60% more funds, these funds would be transferred directly into the bank account of the farmers liked with their Aadhaar cards.

Objectives of the scheme

The scheme covers a financial benefit that is aimed at raising the income of the farmers, as well as being able to keep the loans taken by the farmers.

Updates about the scheme

The state government would also run a campaign named as “Farmer Outreach Campaign” under the scheme between 25 May and 8 June 2017. In the campaign, the farmers would be informed about the latest techniques which can be used during the Kharif season to increase productivity and efficiency.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that while his government wants to waive off the loan, a decision affecting the same will be taken only at “the right time” and not based on the Opposition’s demands. He has also said the State government would invest more in agriculture rather than announcing a loan waiver. State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, in his Budget speech last month, had also said that the government aims to double farmers’ income by 2022.

Conclusion

The following scheme would benefit farmers in ways never thought about and would allow them to manage their finances as per they would like, the government of Maharashtra is finally getting to ways that would develop their agriculture industry as well.

 

reference and Details:

  1. For more information visit: https://www.maharashtra.gov.in/

 

 


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