Agriculture Mechanization – Crop Residue Management Scheme:
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
What is it?
It is a Central Sector Scheme being implemented in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi for the period from 2018-19 to 2019-20.
Protecting environment from air pollution and preventing loss of nutrients and soil micro-organisms caused by burning of crop residue.
It will be administered by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. A National Steering Committee headed by Secretary, DAC&FW will formulate the policy and give overall directions and guidance to the implementation of the scheme.
Department of Agriculture of the concerned State Government.
Process and Mechanism/Components:
• Establish Farm Machinery Banks for Custom Hiring of in-situ crop residue management machinery: Financial assistance @ 80% of the project cost is provided to the Co-operative Societies of farmers, FPOs, Self-Help Groups, registered Farmers Societies / farmers groups, Private Entrepreneurs, Group of women farmers or self-help groups.
• Financial Assistance to farmers for Procurement of Agriculture Machinery and Equipment for in-situ crop residue management – Financial assistance @ 50% of the cost of machinery/equipment is provided to individual farmers.
• Information, Education and Communication for awareness on in-situ crop residue management – Financial assistance is provided to the State Governments, KVKs, ICAR Institutions, Central Government Institutions, PSUs etc.
Risk Mitigation Schemes:
• Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
• Weather Based Crop Insurance
• Cocunut Palm Insurance Scheme
• Unified Package Insurance Scheme
• Interest Subvention Scheme
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