Efforts to promote farming in Himachal Pradesh – The Tribune India

Tribune Information Service

Shimla, July 10

Numerous formidable schemes and programmes are being run by The federal authorities for giving a fillip to the agriculture sector, aside from strengthening the socio-financial situation of farmers and a provision of Rs 628.52 crore has been made for the agriculture sector Inside the monetary yr.

Particular efforts are being made to make Himachal self-enough in agricultural manufacturing and To reinforce financial system of farmers with special emphasis on crop diversification, growing agricultural manufacturing and enhancing extreme quality of the produce, a spokesperson of the state authorities said right here right now.

About 9.44 lakh hectares of land is beneath cultivation Inside the state and it contributes about 13.62 per cent to the GDP.

The Prakritik Kheti, Khushhal Kisan Yojna is being carried out to enhance the farmers’ income by reducing The worth of crop manufacturing. A sum of Rs 58.46 crore has been spent beneath this scheme till date, he said.

As many as 1,71,063 farmers have adopted pure farming overlaying 9,421 hectares and a goal of bringing 50,000 acres beneath pure farming has been set.

The Himachal Pradesh Crop Diversification Promotion Enterprise is being carried out To promote crop diversification. In view of the worthwhile outcomes of JICA half-1 Inside the state, JICA half-2 has additionally been accredited. Under this, a price range of Rs 1010.13 crore has been proposed.

Furthermore, the State Agricultural Mechanisation Programme for the mechanisation Inside the agriculture sector is being carried out Inside the state.

Under this scheme, power tillers and power weeders, brush cutters, rota weeders, chaff cutters, wheat thrashers, maize shellers, crop reapers, and so on are being provided to the farmers on a subsidy and Rs 74.88 crore has been spent beneath it Inside the final 4 yrs.