Feb 01 2020
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Budget 2020: 16 Points Action Program to boost Agriculture

 

  1. The government proposes plans to help farmers use proper manure and little water, encourage balanced use of fertilizers
  2. Comprehensive measures for 100 water-stressed districts
  3. Annadata scheme to be expanded to include “Oorjadata” to help farmers link pumps to solar grid. Farmers having fallow and barren lands can set up solar power generation units and they can sell it to grids to make a living
  4. The government plans to expand PM Kusum solar pump scheme to assist 20 lakh farmers
  5. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to undertake an exercise to map and geotag warehouses across the country, and provide viability funding to set up new ones. Food Corporation can undertake such projects in its land too
  6. In order to empower women in rural areas, village storage schemes run by SHGs have been proposed. Women SHGs can avail of Mudra or NABARD assistance under Dhaanyalakshmi scheme
  7. Seamless national cold supply scheme: Indian Railways to set up Kisaan rail, with refrigerated coaches in trains for milk and other perishable produce. Krishi Udan will be launched by the Civil Aviation Ministry on national and international routes, with an eye on increasing connectivity in northeast and tribal districts
  8. Horticulture sector exceeds the production of food grains at 311 mn metric tonnes. In each district, one product to be encouraged with the help of State government
  9. Integrated farming systems in rain-fed areas to be expanded to encourage solar energy, bee-keeping, etc. in non-farming seasons
  10. Online organic market to be strengthened
  11. The government proposes doubling of milk processing capacity to 108 million metric tonnes by 2025
  12. Fish production to go up to 200 lakh tonnes by 2021-22
  13. ₹15 lakh crore agricultural credit to be made available by 2021
  14. Proposal to eliminate foot and mouth disease, brucellosis in cattle, PPR in sheep by 2025
  15. Growing of algae and seaweed to be encouraged as part of marine development
  16. Youth to be involved in fisheries sector as “Saagar mitras” and form 500 fish farmer producer organisations
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