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Government runs significant schemes that benefits farmers

Government runs significant schemes that benefits farmers

The government is implementing a variety of measures to empower farmers. Farmers gain directly from these strategies.

The government is running a variety of projects aimed at improving the economic conditions of farmers, as well as crop growth and sale. The basic goal of these projects is to empower the farmer. Today's MeriKheti post will provide you with information on such government-run projects that assist farmers.

The schemes being run for the empowerment of farmers are as follows:

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

The government provides financial help of Rs 6,000 to farmer brothers under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana each year. Under this system, farmers receive Rs 2,000 in their accounts every four months.

Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme

This strategy serves as a security blanket for farmers. The policy insures Rabi and Kharif crops. Rabi crops require a 1.5 percent premium, whereas Kharif crops require a 2% premium. Farmers might get compensation under the Bhai Scheme if they suffer significant losses.

Also to Read: Know how farmers are benefited through the Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme.

Prime Minister’s Agricultural Irrigation Scheme

The government has launched the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana to improve crop irrigation. The plan encourages farms to use drip and sprinkler irrigation systems. Farmers receive subsidies of up to 90%.

Kisan Credit Card

Farmer brothers require money for farming tasks. In such cases, the Kisan Credit Card Scheme is being implemented for them, allowing farmer brothers to obtain loans ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 3 lakh at moderate interest rates. Farmers receive loans of up to Rs 1,50,000 with no commitment. Aside from these programmes, Soil Health Card, National Food Security Mission, Agricultural Infrastructure Fund, e-NAM, and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana are being implemented.

 Seeds will be provided to farmers under this scheme at a 50% lower price.

Seeds will be provided to farmers under this scheme at a 50% lower price.

It is no less than a challenge for farmers to get good quality seeds for farming. Because it becomes a bit difficult due to black marketing and fake seeds. But, through a government scheme, farmers can get the best quality seeds at a lower price. For better crops and better production, farmers need good quality seeds. However, due to a lack of information, farmers are generally not able to choose the right seeds, due to which they have to face huge losses. The prevalence of these fake seeds has increased significantly in the market. 

It is very difficult to identify the difference between fake and genuine seeds, due to which farmers are not able to recognize the difference and later their crops get destroyed. Due to this, farmers also have to suffer a lot of financial loss. Farmers are unable to obtain genuine seeds due to black marketing. Considering this problem of farmers, the government has taken a big step. To deal with the problem, the government has come up with Beej Gram Yojana. Under this scheme, high-quality seeds are provided to the farmers at low prices.

What is Beej Gram Yojana?

For your information, let us tell you that this is a scheme run by the Centre, which has been started especially for farmers. This scheme was started in 2014-15. Under the scheme, farmers are also given training in harvesting, sowing, and other work. So that they can earn more profits. The main objective of this scheme is to end the black marketing of seeds so that good quality seeds can be available to the farmers on time. Under the scheme, best quality seeds are provided to the farmers. But, they are also told how they can grow them themselves. So that farmers do not have to depend on anyone. 

Also read: Free seeds distributed to mustard farmers

Benefits of Seed Gram Scheme 

The first benefit of the scheme is that farmers do not have to wander here and there for seeds. Good quality seeds improve production and farmers' profits also increase. Farmers are given training by agricultural experts, due to which they get information about new technologies from time to time. The benefit of the scheme will be available only to those farmers who are financially weak. 

How can farmers take advantage of the scheme?

If you are also a farmer and are searching for the best quality seeds for farming, then this Seed Gram Yojana of the government can be very beneficial for you. For this, you can use the following methods. First of all, you have to go to your nearest agriculture office and contact the District Agriculture Officer. There, you can easily request for this plan. Note that for this you will have to bring along all the necessary documents, like a passbook, photo, Aadhar card, income certificate, etc.