Bihar to offer subsidy to farmers who couldn’t domesticate crops as a result of waterlogging


It has authorised Rs 550 crore for farmers whose standing crop was broken this monsoon season

The Bihar authorities has introduced compensation for farmers who couldn’t even sow this Kharif season as massive tracts of agricultural land remained beneath water as a result of extreme monsoon rainfall. The overall follow has been to compensate solely those that lose standing crops as a result of dangerous climate — floods, droughts, and many others. 

The Bihar cupboard chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar October 11, 2021 authorised Rs 550 crore for farmers whose standing crop was broken this monsoon season. It has additionally, in a primary, earmarked Rs 100 crore in farm subsidy to farmers who couldn’t domesticate on their land as a result of waterlogging.

Sanjay Kumar, further chief secretary within the Cupboard, mentioned the choice to offer agriculture enter subsidy to farmers for his or her standing crop injury just isn’t new; that it’ll give farm subsidy to all farmers who couldn’t domesticate on their land is.

“The subsidy might be given on the premise of floor evaluation carried out by the district officers involved,” Kumar mentioned.

Harendra Yadav, a marginal farmer from Muzaffarpur district, mentioned: “For the primary time the federal government has determined to maintain farmers like me who couldn’t use their farmland for cultivation. It’s a huge aid.”

Yadav is one in all hundreds of farmers affected by waterlogging since mid-June.

The federal government resolution will assist farmers, primarily the small and marginal ones, mentioned RK Sohane, agriculture scientist and vice-chancellor, Bihar Agriculture College, Bhagalpur.

“This can assist small and marginal farmers to put money into Rabi crops,” he added.

He added the federal government businesses can simply determine farmers who couldn’t use their land for cultivation as a result of waterlogging through the use of distant sensing knowledge. In addition to, the kisan salahkar (farmer advisor) at panchayat degree will assist the federal government put together a listing of affected farmers.

The standing crop was broken in about 663,776.28 hectares as a result of floods, extreme rains and waterlogging this yr, based on agriculture division’s evaluation.

Repeated floods and surplus rains broken standing crop throughout hundreds of hectares as farmland have been submerged for weeks.






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