In midst of the nationwide lockdown, the government has initiated different relief measures for the farmers keeping in mind the current crisis and upcoming Kharif Season. Moreover, the government of Jharkhand announced that the farmers will be given a subsidy up to 90 per cent on the purchase of seeds and fertilizers. As per reports, a proposal is being prepared in this regard. This proposal will be presented in the state government cabinet meeting. However, the farmers of Jharkhand has been given 50 per cent subsidy on seeds and fertilizers till now which will be extended to 90 per cent.
Farmers will Get 90% Subsidy
The economic condition of farmers and labourers has deteriorated due to COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. Keeping in mind these conditions, preparations are being made to give subsidy on seeds and fertilizers, so that farmers do not have to bear the extra burden. The Agriculture Minister assured that farmers will get this benefit before the harvesting of Kharif crop.
Only License Holder will Get Permission to Sell Agro-chemicals
Moreover, the government has strictly tightened the middle man during the allocation of seed-manure. The government has also ordered to give them permission to sell who holds a license. In this way, farmers will be able to get government benefits. Apart from this, good quality seeds will also be available.
It is expected to start from 15th May
The good news is that preparations are being made to give seeds to the farmers of the state from 15th May. Tenders have also been taken out for seed distribution. It is being told that the process of selecting the company will start as soon as the government’s proposal of subsidy passes in the cabinet. Right now all the decisions are being taken in the interest of the farmers so that the farmers get more benefits and they do not have to face any kind of financial loss amid the nationwide lockdown.
Paddy Farmers will also Get Benefit
Around 15 lakh hectares of land is used to cultivate paddy by 1.40 lakh farmers in Jharkhand.
The subsidy will Give Big Relief to the Farmers
If farmers get 90 per cent subsidy in seeds and fertilizers, then farmers will get a lot of relief in farming. Moreover, the farmer doesn’t need to take a KCC loan for their farming. However, an instalment of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme has also been sent to the farmers between Corona and lockdown. Around 15 lakh farmers of the state are taking advantage of PM KISAN Scheme, says reports.
SOURCE: Krishi Jagran