Central govt. is going to organize block level Kisan Kalyan Karyashala on 2 May 2018 for farmers. In this initiative, farmers from each block will gather and interact with various other agriculture officers, scientists and progressive farmers. This will lead to an all round development in the agriculture sector and will also ensure food stock and agricultural product. Govt. will also implement multi-dimensional 7 point strategy for welfare of farmers and to raise their income.
Kisan Kalyan Karyashala 2018 will provide an opportunity to farmers to discuss several methods to increase their income through the use of new technology. Farmers will also get aware of the various central government schemes meant for them. This initiative is a major step towards “Doubling Farmers income by 2022”.
The central govt. aims to make agriculture policy income dependent rather than product dependent. For this reason, govt. will bring various agarian reforms and will also provide adequate budgetary support.
Multi Dimensional Seven point Strategy for Farmers
Central govt. is going to identify potential areas of agriculture and will provide more investment. Even govt. will raise farmers income by diversification into horticulture and animal husbandry and fisheries. Govt. will implement the following 7 point strategy for the holistic development of the farmers:-
- Special Emphasis on Irrigation along with end-to-end solution on resource creation to ensure “More Crop per Drop”.
- Provision of providing high quality seeds and nutrients as per the soil requirement of each farm.
- Large investment in warehouses and cold chains in order to prevent Post-harvest losses.
- To promote value addition through food processing.
- Govt. will also implement National Agricultural Markets and e-platforms (e-NAM) to eliminate flaws of all 585 centers.
- To meet the risk factor, govt. will introduce crop insurance scheme at a lower cost.
- Moreover, govt. will also promote allied activities such as Dairy-Animal Husbandry, Poultry, Bee-keeping, Horticulture, and Fisheries.
Govt. will also make emphasis on the importance of retail market known as GRAM (Gramin Retail Agriculture Market) for agricultural marketing. Agricultural Ministry is consistently working to reduce cost of farming, increasing production, ensuring profitable returns and risk management. This will help in achieving the goal of “Doubling Farmers income by 2022”.
Central Govt. Schemes for Farmers
Central govt. has launched various schemes for the welfare of farmers. These schemes are as follows:-
Schemes for Farmers
|National Food Security Mission||Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)|
|National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm||Rashtriya Gokul Mission|
|National Livestock Mission||Blue Revolution to boost productivity|
|Soil Health Card to reduce farming cost||Use of neem-coated urea & more crop per drop|
|e-NAM, cold storage & storage facility at concessional interest rate||Post-harvest credit facility and increase in base MSP to improve income|
|Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)||Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and organic farming mission|
Farmers can avail the benefits of these schemes to raise their standards of living and to live a better lifestyle.