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The state government of Punjab has launched a new subsidy scheme for Silage Baler cum Wrapper Machines (हरे चारे से आचार की गांठे बनाने वाली मशीन). The scheme would provide 40% subsidy to farmers on the purchase of Automatic Silage Baler and Wrapper Machines. The scheme will be implemented by the Punjab Dairy Development Board.
The main objective of Silage Baler cum Wrapper Machines Subsidy Scheme is to promote the dairy farming sector in the state and make it more advanced and profitable. The scheme is an effort to modernize the production and maintenance of green fodder in the state.
Silage Baler cum Wrapper Machines Subsidy Scheme
हरे चारे के आचार की गांठे बनाने वाली मशीन के लिए सब्सिडी योजना
According to the state government, the scheme will not only help increasing the green fodder area but also reduce the cultivation of crops like wheat and paddy which will further help in increasing the ground water level in the state.
Under this scheme, the farmer who buys Silage Baler cum Wrapper Machines will be able to get a subsidy of up to Rs. 5.60 Lakh by the government.
How to Apply for Silage Baler cum Wrapper Machines Subsidy Scheme
Interested farmers who want to purchase the Silage Baler and Wrapper Machines can contact district level or state level offices to avail the benefits of this scheme.
Helpline Number for Scheme: The interested farmers can also contact the helpline number of the department at 0172-5027285 during any working day.
Application Form – आवेदन पत्र
The application form for approval of purchase of Automatic Silage Baler and Wrapper Machine can be downloaded in the PDF format from the official website of Punjab Dairy Development Board using the link given below.
The first page of application form looks as given below.
Objective of Scheme
The scheme will help fulfill the demand of green fodder throughout the year. The farmers in the state faces a surplus of green fodder in some months while shortage in some other months, by increasing the area of green fodder, the scheme will eliminate the shortage of green fodder for animals.
Till now, the silage made from green fodder by the farmers in traditional ways was not easily transportable or storage-able. However, with these new advanced machines, the farmers would be able to wrap and store the silage for a longer time and can transport it easily from one place to another in the form of bundles.
The machines wrap and pack the silage in bags and tubes which can easily be transported to small, landless farmers, urban dairies and green fodder deficient states.
Silage Baler cum Wrapper Machines Subsidy Scheme Benefits
हरे चारे के आचार की गांठे बनाने वाली मशीन के लिए सब्सिडी योजना के फायदे
Apart from the 40% subsidy being offered by the state government to purchase the machines, there are several other benefits including.
- New business opportunity for farmers by selling packed Silage to the landless and needy dairy farmers across the country.
- Easy and efficient process for packing and wrapping of sliage.
- Easily transportable wrapping and packing of green fodder.
- Packed fodder can be stored for longer time, making it easier for farmers to use it at later times or sell.
Following 3 companies have been chosen by the state government to procure machines which are in compliance with the set standards and can make bundles of 100 kg and 500 kg.
- Masers Ujjawala Harvester Corporation
- Dynamic Machinery & Equipment
- Masers Bakhshish Industries
For more details about the scheme, visit the following links
हिन्दी में: http://diprpunjab.gov.in/?q=hi/content/