Haryana government is going to launch a new Kisan Mitra Club Yojana (किसान मित्र क्लब योजना) for farmers having land holding upto 2 acres. The Kisan Mitras under new scheme will enable farmers to take benefits of the various previously launched welfare schemes. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has given directions to the officials to formulate Kisan Mitra Scheme as soon as possible.
Several govt. officials, progressive farmers, volunteers and other farmers would be connected in the Kisan Mitra Club Scheme. It would enable farmers to raise their agricultural productivity through better economic management and making use of latest technology. The state govt. will focus on faster implementation of Pashudhan Credit Card Yojana on the lines of Kisan Credit Card (KCC).
These new Pashu-dhan credit cards will boost production of milk and make Haryana one of the leading states in per capita milk production. CM Khattar gave these instructions while presiding over the review meeting of Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department on 6 June 2020.
Haryana Kisan Mitra Club Yojana 2020
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, farmers especially small and marginal ones have suffered a lot. Despite being provided assistance under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi & other farmer welfare schemes, there is a need to provide them with assistance. So to enable small & marginal farmers (with land holdings upto 2 acres), the state govt. of Haryana will start Kisan Mitra Club Yojana. The Kisan Mitras will act as farmer’s friends and will assist them in getting benefits of several welfare schemes for which these farmers are eligible.
Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) & HS combined vaccine programme (pilot project) for cow, buffalo in Haryana has been successful in PM Modi Common Livestock Diseases Control Scheme [FMD & Brucellosis]. In the past 1 year, no case of foot and mouth disease has been reported in the state. Now the state will receive an additional grant of Rs. 15 crore for this programme.
There are around 36 lakh milk producing dairy cattle in Haryana and per capital milk productivity is 1,087 grams. Haryana state is second in the milk production just after Punjab. In the Kisan Mitra Club Yojana, govt. officials, progressive farmers, volunteers will give advice to small and marginal farmers on how to raise their income. There would be 1 Kisan Mitra on every 100 farmers which means that on 17 lakh farmers in Haryana, there would be 17,000 Kisan Mitras.
प्रगतिशील किसान छोटे किसानों को किस प्रकार प्रेरित करें, इसके लिए 'किसान मित्र' नामक योजना शुरू होगी। इसमें कृषि के साथ-साथ डेरी, बागवानी व अन्य संबद्ध क्षेत्रों से जुड़े किसानों को लाभ मिलेगा : मुख्यमंत्री श्री @mlkhattar pic.twitter.com/tuVCWk3mg7
— CMO Haryana (@cmohry) June 7, 2020
CM Manohar Lal Khattar had already dissolved kisan clubs formed before 1 April 2017 in the state. Only those club which have been formed in the past 3 years with proper election would sustain. Kisan clubs have the responsibility to disseminate information of state govt. welfare schemes directly to the farmers. Accordingly, the Kisan clubs formed after 1 April 2017 and new ones which would be formed will serve the purpose.
Haryana Pashudhan Credit Card Yojana
Under the Pashudhan Credit Card Yojana, the animal keeper will get assistance upto Rs. 3 lakh in the form of loan. The assistance amount would be provided for rearing buffalo, cow, sheep, goat, pig, chicken, broiler animals among others.
3.68 Lakh Cattle Tagged In Haryana
Around 4.5 lakh animals have been kept in the Haryana state’s gaushalas of which 3.68 lakh have been tagged. In the state, around 16 lakh families have productive cattle who have been tagged. Around 8,400 animals have been sent to various Gaushalas during Covid-19. Every animal in the Haryana state should be tagged, whether it is from a Gaushala or of an individual animal keeper.
To provide tagging information online, work on website has almost been completed. Apart from the Gaushalas, separate Nandishalas are also being constructed. For this purpose, the model of Nandishals built at a low-cost in Banawali and Matana villages of Fatehabad district will be adopted. On the construction of one nandishala, around Rs. 15 lakh have been spent and Haryana Livestock Development Board have done this work.
Haryana govt. will formulate schemes to increase the income of small farmers from animal husbandry and other agri related sectors. Geographically, Haryana is the most suitable place to meet the daily needs of about 5 crore population in and around Delhi. The daily needs includes fruits, flowers, vegetables, milk, eggs, meat among other. The farmers of Haryana should capture this market and move forward in this direction. The main objective is to realize the PM Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmer’s income by 2022.