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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

If the farmer suffers more than 60 per cent loss, the state government has announced a farmer assistance scheme of Rs 25,000 per hectare

The scheme covered drought, heavy rains and droughts

 In case of 33 to 60 per cent loss, Rs 20,000 per hectare will be paid

Gandhinagar. An important farmer oriented announcement has been made by the state government today. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced Kisan Sahay Yojana. The scheme will benefit all farmers in the state. The scheme will be sufficient for kharif crop and which will be applicable up to 4 hectares. The scheme covers drought, heavy rains and droughts. If the loss is from 33% to 60%, Rs. 20,000 per hectare and if the loss is more than 60%, Rs. 25,000 will be provided.



 Scheme Assistance Standards

 >> Crop loss in kharif season is 33% to 60% for Rs. A maximum of 4 hectares will be available for 20 thousand per hectare.

 >> Crop loss in kharif season for loss of more than 60% Rs. A maximum of 4 hectares will be available for 25 thousand per hectare.

 Other important provisions of this scheme

 >> Apart from this scheme, the farmer beneficiaries who are eligible to avail the benefits as per the provisions of SDRF scheme will also be eligible.

 >> To get farmers' application online with land record and CM. A portal connected to the dashboard has to be prepared.

 >> Beneficiary farmers will have to go to the e-gram center and apply online on the portal.

 >> The sanctioned assistance will be paid directly by DBT to the bank account of the beneficiaries.

 >> A special grievance redressal mechanism will be set up to address the queries of the beneficiary farmers.

 >> VLE of e-Gram Center will be paid a fee of Rs. 8 per successful application to help farmers to apply online at e-Gram Center at village level.

 >> Toll free number service will be provided for the guidance of farmers.

 Risks covered under the scheme

 Drought

 A taluka which has received less than 10 inches of rainfall during the current season or has not received four consecutive weeks (28 days) of rainfall between the two monsoons in the period from the onset of monsoon in the state till 31st August, i.e. has zero rainfall continuously and the crop has been damaged. (Drought) risk will be considered.

 Heavy rain

 The taluka is considered as a unit in case of heavy rains such as cloudburst, continuous heavy rains including 35 inches or more in 48 hours for the districts of South Gujarat region (Bharuch, Narmada, Tapi, Surat, Navsari, Valsad and Dang) and in all other districts of the state in 48 hours. Rainfall of 25 inches or more is recorded as per the rain gauge of the revenue taluka and damage to the standing crop planted will be considered as risk of excess rainfall.

 Non-seasonal rainfall (Mavthu)

 Rain gauge in revenue taluka from 15th October to 15th November will receive more than 50mm of rain in 48 consecutive hours and if the crop is damaged in the field, it will be considered as a risk of non-seasonal rain (Mawthu).

 More than 56 lakh farmer account holders will directly benefit from the scheme: Minister Jayesh Radadia

 Cabinet Minister Jayesh Radadia said that the decision was taken by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in the interest of the farmers of the state. Farmers had to face many difficulties in the maturation system. More than 56 lakh farmer account holders will directly benefit from this scheme.

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