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Patnaik Announces Rs 300 Crore Package for Flood-affected Farmers in Odisha

File picture of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

In the farm sector, agriculture enter subsidy will likely be supplied to small and marginal farmers who’ve sustained crop lack of 33 per cent and above on the charge of Rs 6,800 per hectare of land in rain fed and non irrigated areas.

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  • Last Updated: September 11, 2020, 9:26 PM IST

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday introduced a particular package deal of Rs 300 crore for livelihood help for farmers to ameliorate their sufferings because of the current floods within the state. In the farm sector, agriculture enter subsidy will likely be supplied to small and marginal farmers who’ve sustained crop lack of 33 per cent and above on the charge of Rs 6,800 per hectare of land in rain-fed and non-irrigated areas, a press release from the chief ministers workplace mentioned.

Rs 13,500 enter subsidy will likely be supplied per hectare of land in areas beneath assured irrigation and Rs 18,000 per hectare for every type of perennial crops, the assertion mentioned including perennial crops will embody mango, cashew, coconut,kewra and betel vines. Incessant rainfall triggered by a sequence of low stress areas over the Bay of Bengal and consequent flood throughout final week of August in several districts have induced harm to standing crops.






The authorities help shall be supplied to the precise cultivators. Agricultural enter subsidy to any affected farmer wil lnot be lower than Rs 2,000 for perennial crops and Rs 1,000 for different crops, the assertion mentioned. Twenty thousand pulse seed mini kits will likely be supplied to the flood affected farmers throughout Rabi season of 2020, it mentioned. Demonstration programmes in respect of various crops will likely be taken up in 60,000 acres within the affected districts within the ensuing Rabi season, it mentioned.

As many as 2,000 pump units will likely be supplied with 50 per cent subsidy restricted to a most of Rs 15,000, whereas 5,000 energy sprayers will likely be made obtainable to the flood affected farmers at a subsidy of 50 per cent restricted to most of Rs 3,000 for battery operated sprayers and Rs 600 for hand operated sprayers. One lakh farmers will likely be educated in seed therapy programmes. They will likely be given free provide of seed therapy chemical compounds and bio-pesticides to cowl one lakh acres to extend manufacturing of Rabi crops. Immediate steps will betaken to rearrange and distribute high quality licensed seeds inadequate amount for the Rabi season.

Special help will likely be supplied to farmers with larger subsidy of round 75 per cent for licensed high quality seeds, it mentioned. Farm mechanisation subsidy of Rs 10 crore will likely be disbursed to the affected districts, whereas expeditious steps will likely be taken for crop loss evaluation and to fulfill mid-season adversity beneath the crop insurance coverage scheme, it mentioned.


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