Subsidy Scheme

The government is giving subsidies for date cultivation,  and farmers can now earn more profits

The government is giving subsidies for date cultivation, and farmers can now earn more profits

Under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, the Agriculture Department is providing subsidies to farmers for date cultivation. Under this scheme, 17 districts have been selected which will cultivate dates through offshoot and tissue culture techniques. Under this scheme, a 75% subsidy will be provided to the farmers for cultivating dates. The main objective of this scheme is to encourage farmers to produce various crops. In this context, the Rajasthan government is providing subsidies to the farmers, so that they can produce crops at lower cost. Besides, the government is also providing subsidies for fruits and vegetables. 

National Agricultural Development Scheme will be started in Barmer, Churu, Sirohi, Jaisalmer, Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jodhpur, Pali, Jalore, Naugar, Bikaner and Jhunjhunu districts. If a farmer cultivates dates in these districts, he will be provided benefits under this scheme. In this, a 75% subsidy will be provided to the farmers for planting date crops produced through tissue and offshoot technology. 

These techniques will be used for date palm cultivation 

Tissue culture and offshore technology will be used for date cultivation. In this, farmers will be given a subsidy for farming of 0.5 to 4 hectares. Date palm gardens are prepared from plants grown using these techniques. Farmers will be given a subsidy of Rs 3000 per plant or 75% of the unit cost for planting plants grown using tissue culture technology. If the farmer cultivates dates using the offshore technique, he will get a 75% price of Rs 1100 per plant. Along with the purchase of date palm saplings, a 75% value of Rs 1500 will also be provided for the establishment of date palm roots. 

Also read: Date farming makes the life of farmers happy

For sowing dates per hectare, farmers will need 8 male plants and 148 female plants. Female varieties of dates include Barahi, Medjool, Khadrabi, Khooneji, Khalas, Sagai and Halawi. Among the male varieties, the subsidy will be provided only for Ghanami and Al in the City. 

It costs more than Rs 3.7 lakh to establish a new garden along with Rs 70-75 lakh on planting material by the government. Date crop starts bearing fruits after 3 years of sowing. Around 3000 kg of date crop is produced per hectare. Farmers can easily earn Rs 4.8 lakh from one hectare by selling fresh fruits. After five years, the yield of the date crop increases, and a farmer can get a yield of 10-12 tons per hectare from the date crop. Through the market price, a farmer can earn a net profit of Rs 3.5 lakh per hectare.

 Complete information about how farmers can earn more through organic farming

Complete information about how farmers can earn more through organic farming

Organic farming has been a tradition in India for a long time. Our scriptures mention Lord Krishna and Balaram, also known as Gopal and Haladhar, who not only practiced agriculture but also engaged in animal husbandry. This approach was beneficial not only for animals but also for the environment. 

The tradition of organic farming continued in India until the time of independence. However, the population explosion later increased the pressure to enhance production, leading the country towards chemical farming. Now, the adverse effects of chemical farming are becoming evident. Let's explore what organic farming is and why farmers should consider it through this article. 

Chemical farming is not only harmful but also expensive, leading to an increase in the cost of crop production. Therefore, the country is now turning towards organic farming because it is sustainable, cost-effective, and self-reliant. Let's understand what organic farming is and why farmers should consider it.   

The Primary Contribution of Earthworms to Soil Health Improvement

We all know that earthworms found in the soil are highly beneficial for humans. Earthworms in the soil convert the residues of plants and organic matter into nutrient-rich humus by consuming them, which serves as natural fertilizer for plants.

Earthworms play a vital role in improving soil health. They transform organic residues into vermicompost, a nutrient-rich fertilizer that enhances soil fertility. Vermicompost can be produced on a large scale in just two months using earthworms. 

The process requires easily available materials such as organic residues, soil, and earthworms. Let's explore how earthworms contribute to making the soil healthy.

Rhizobium also fix atmospheric nitrogen into soil through root nodules   

The incorporation of decomposing plant leftovers into the soil during bio-cultivation improves the soil's capacity to retain moisture and increases crop productivity. Because rhizobium bio-cultivation occurs in the roots of leguminous plants, chemical fertilizers are frequently avoided when growing leguminous crops. 

Commonly found in the root nodules of leguminous plants, rhizobium helps the soil absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere and becomes more nutrient-rich. But the roots of other crops do not contain rhizobium. Using leguminous plant roots in other crops is one way to overcome the nitrogen deficiency in crops. 

This contributes to meeting the nitrogen needs of leguminous crops, which makes bio-cultivation a viable and efficient technique for enhancing soil fertility and raising agricultural yields.   

Organic methods of pests and diseases control

The excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture is leading to increased diseases and costs. Adopting organic farming can reduce costs and mitigate diseases. For this, farmers need to produce homemade organic fertilizers and natural pesticides instead of using chemicals. 

Farmers should be aware of the process of preparing manure and pesticides at home. Therefore, farmers have developed the process of making liquid organic fertilizer from cow dung, jaggery and cow urine, Which is explained in our other article (Methods of preparing organic fertilizers and natural pesticides).

Organic fertilizer are rich in nutrients 

Crop productivity depends on the quantity of nutrients in the soil. When there is a deficiency of nutrients in the soil, it needs to be supplemented from external sources. While these nutrients can be easily obtained in chemical form, the cost of production becomes higher. 

Therefore, it is advisable to use natural manure. Understanding the levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium and other nutrients in organic fertilizers is crucial. That is why farmers have brought information on nutrient content in all manures. 

Organic certification is mandatory For Organic Farming 

Farmers should be registered for organic farming to ensure good prices for crops and fruits. The central government has initiated the certification of organic farming. For this purpose, a government institution has been established in the state. 

Private institutions across the country have also been involved. With regulations, this institution provides organic certification to any farmer

How to Get organic certification

If a farmer practices organic farming or tries to do so, he should get organic certification because not having certification results in lower crop prices for the farmer. Without proper documentation indicating whether the crop is organic or conventional, farmers face challenges in selling their produce at a fair value. Recognizing this issue, the agriculture department has provided complete information about organic certification. Farmers can register one hectare by spending Rs. 1400.  

In conclusion, adopting organic farming methods is critical to the health of the ecosystem and sustainable agriculture. In addition to minimizing the use of artificial chemicals, organic farming preserves biodiversity and improves soil health. Farmers lessen the ecological footprint of agriculture and support healthier ecosystems by using natural and organic inputs. Furthermore, by preventing the residues of dangerous pesticides and artificial fertilizers in produce, organic farming improves food safety. All things considered, the importance of organic farming rests in its all-encompassing strategy, which puts the health of the earth, farmers, and customers first.

Government grants Rs 1 lakh for purchasing tractor in this state

Government grants Rs 1 lakh for purchasing tractor in this state

Tractor, the true companion of farmers in agricultural work, plays an important role in improving the economic condition of farmers. 

The most commonly used equipment in farming means that a huge subsidy is being provided to the farmers on the purchase of tractors. To avail the benefits of the scheme, farmers should apply quickly.

For your information, let us tell you that this grant is being provided by the Haryana Government for the purchase of a tractor. However, not all farmers will be able to take advantage of the grant. 

This is only for Scheduled Caste farmers. The Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department is providing a grant of Rs 1 lakh to Scheduled Caste farmers on tractors with a capacity of 45 HP and above. 

For this, farmers can apply online on the departmental portal from 26 February to 11 March. 

Know how the selection will be done

A spokesperson of the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department said that the selection of beneficiaries in each district will be done through an online draw by the constituted District Level Executive Committee. 

After selection, the selected farmer will have to choose the tractor model and price based on his preference from the listed approved manufacturers and deposit his share in the approved account through the bank only. 

Also read: This government is giving up to 50% subsidy on the purchase of modern tractors.

The distributor will have to request for grant e-voucher through farmer details, bank details, tractor model, price recognition portal, or e-mail.

After verification of PMU and Bank, a digital e-voucher will be issued to the accredited distributor. Immediately after receiving the grant e-voucher, the farmer will have to upload the documents like bill, insurance, temporary number receipt of RC application fee, etc. along with his chosen tractor on the departmental portal. 

Physical verification of documents is very important

The District Level Executive Committee will have to submit physical verification of the tractor along with all the necessary documents. The committee after checking all the documents will upload the physical verification report along with the form on the portal and inform the Directorate through email. After investigation at the directorate level, the grant approval will be issued to the farmer through an e-voucher.

Also read: Agriculture/Kisan Mahotsav – Attractive discounts on purchase of tractors during the festive season

Farmers contact here for more information 

For more information, farmer brothers can contact the office of the Deputy Director and Assistant Agricultural Engineer of the District Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department. 

Also, interested farmers should visit the website of the Agriculture Department at Apart from this, information can also be obtained on toll-free number 1800-180-2117.

To promote vegetable production there is a 75% subsidy in this state.

To promote vegetable production there is a 75% subsidy in this state.

To increase vegetable production and to help farmers in Bihar, the state government is running the Vegetable Development Scheme. According to this scheme, the government is providing a 75% subsidy on the purchase of the seeds. In Bihar, farmers have started sowing vegetables with Rabi crops to promote vegetable production. The government is also supporting them so that the income of farmers can increase along with the production capacity. Along with this, the government is providing grants to encourage vegetable production. Also, a plan is being prepared to encourage more farmers to produce seeds under the Vegetable Development Scheme. 

Bihar government has started the Vegetable Development Scheme, under which grants will be provided for the cultivation of various vegetables. Under this scheme, farmers will get grants for the distribution of seeds of high-value vegetables. The government is also providing subsidies for the cultivation of cucumber, brinjal, and other vegetables without seeds. The online application process for this has also started. Interested farmers have the opportunity to apply so that they can take advantage of this scheme.

The government is providing up to 75% subsidy on seeds.

The Bihar government has decided to provide funds to the farmers on the seeds of improved varieties of vegetables, in which a 75 percent subsidy is included in the unit cost of high-value cucumbers and brinjals. Under the Vegetable Development Scheme, farmers will be provided funds up to the prescribed limit in one sub-component. Funds will be provided for purchases of vegetables worth Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000. Farmers will also be provided funds for vegetable farming seeds ranging from 0.25 acres to 2.5 acres.


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The application has to be made through online mode.

Horticulture Officer Suraj Pandey says that to avail of the benefits of the Vegetable Development Scheme, farmers will have to apply online. He informed me that this process has now been started. He has said that for the farmers who want to take advantage of the scheme, it is necessary for them to already have a 13-digit DBT number. Let us tell you that those farmers who do not have this number, can get this number by registering on the official website After getting the registration number, farmers can apply online by visiting the link of website.