Farmers in Bihar to Improve Earnings By Cultivating Makhana; Excessive High quality Seeds Distributed

Wonderful information has arrived for the farmers, amidst the rising manufacturing and demand for Makhana. In actual fact, the Central Authorities has introduced the seeds that may be utilized by Makhana farmers. In line with Agriculture Division Secretary N. Sarvan Kumar (N. Sarvan Kumar), the Central Authorities issued a notification within the funds for promoting Sabour Makhana-1 seeds for agricultural functions underneath the Seeds Act.

Makhana Cultivation Course of

Right here’s a excellent news for the farmers, amidst the rising manufacturing and demand for Makhana. The Central Authorities has introduced to additional promote cultivation of Makhana by distributing prime quality seeds to the farmers.

In line with Agriculture Division Secretary N. Sarvan Kumar (N. Sarvan Kumar), the Central Authorities issued a notification within the funds for promoting Sabour Makhana-1 seeds for agricultural functions underneath the Seeds Act. 

The seed of Sabour Makhana-1 is proving to be a boon for the farmers. Allow us to inform you that Makhana is the pleasure of Bihar and it’s the solely state that produces about 90 % of the crop within the nation, during which Mithilanchal is within the first place. 

Scheme notified by the central authorities 

Throughout numerous district-level inauguration packages by together with Makhana in Jal Jeevan Haryali Vikas Yojana, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar requested to distribute the seeds of Sabour Makhana-1 to the Makhana growers of Saharsa, ArariaPurnia districts and many others. in order that farmers can produce it. 

Within the yr 2021, round 255 hectares has been cultivated underneath the State Horticulture  Mission’s Biotech Farmer Hub and Makhana Vikas Yojana within the districts of Saharsa, Supaul, Madhepur,  Katihar, Purnia, Araria, and Kishanganj. Within the surrounding area, round 250 farmers develop Sabour Makhana-1. 

The Sabour-1 makhana selection is terrific 

Within the yr 2012, farmers used to get the utmost value of Makhana Gurri (uncooked seed) at Rs.81 per kg (solely 3 to 4 days) and the minimal value of Rs.40 to 50 per kg, however at this time the state of affairs has modified. In 2021, farmers are getting the utmost value of Makhana at Rs.180 per kg (1 to 2 months solely) and the minimal value is Rs.145 to 160 per kg. 

The federal government plans to domesticate Makhana on 1000 hectares 

In line with the Bihar authorities, underneath the Makhana Improvement Scheme, Sabour Makhana-1 could be cultivated within the fields of increasingly more farmers within the coming yr 2022, masking a complete space of 1000 hectares. 

Nonetheless, the federal government sees the farmers of Bihar profiting tremendously from the cultivation of Makhana, and in consequence, it’s taking a number of initiatives to spice up the sector related to it. 

First revealed on: 25 Nov 2021, 12:38 IST

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