50% grant to farmers of this state under crop diversification scheme

By: Merikheti
Published on: 02-Feb-2024

Online applications for the identification of aromatic and medicinal plants began on January 22, 2024, as part of the Crop Diversification Scheme. The Bihar government encourages farmers to diversify their crops. This not only increases their income, but also protects the environment. This strategy allows farmers to earn extra money by producing fragrant and therapeutic plants. Farmers receive up to a 50% subsidy under the system.


The cultivation of these crops is encouraged

The Bihar government is offering incentives for the growth of Tulsi, Asparagus, Lemon Grass, Palm Rosa, and Khus as part of agricultural diversification. Online applications for the scheme began on January 22, 2024. Farmers in nine districts of Bihar can benefit from this plan. Farmers in nine districts of Bihar can profit from this plan. The districts are: West Champaran, Nawada, Supaul, Saharsa, Khagaria, Vaishali, Gaya, Jamui, and East Champaran. To take advantage of the policy, interested farmers can enlarge their aromatic and medicinal plant areas, which can range from 0.1 hectare to 4 hectares.


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Farmers are receiving a 50 percent subsidy

Bihar's Horticulture Directorate also uploaded a social media post on the Crop Diversification Scheme, stating that farmers will receive a 50% payment for producing lemongrass, palm rosa, basil, shatavari, and khus. If the unit cost is Rs 1,50,000 per acre. Let us tell you that farmers would receive a 50% grant, i.e. Rs 75 thousand for this.


Where to apply to get the benefits of the scheme

Farmers can apply for the advantages of this plan by clicking on the 'Apply' option under 'Crop Diversification plan' on the Horticulture Directorate's official website, horticulture.bihar.gov.in. Farmers interested in learning more should contact the district's Assistant Director of Horticulture.