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Scheme to offer farmers annual investment support of Rs. 12,500 each.
The new Andhra Pradesh government has announced a new farmer support scheme, christened YSR Rythu Bharosa, that will be implemented from Oct 15, 2019 in the state, offering investment support of Rs. 12,500 per annum per farmer.
The Chief Minister, Y.S.Jagan has also directed the Energy department to make the 9 hours free power supply to the farm sector compulsory during day time as permanent phenomena as the government has accorded top priority to the agriculture sector and farmers' welfare.
Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi unveiled the new scheme Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) on 13th January, 2016.
This scheme will help in decreasing the burden of premiums on farmers who take loans for their cultivation and will also safeguard them against the inclement weather.
It has also been decided to make the settlement process of the insurance claim, fast and easy so that the farmers do not face any trouble regarding the crop insurance plan.
This scheme will be implemented in every state of india, in association with respective State Governments.
Indian Agriculture, Post Green Revolution, needs to focus on market reforms, for which digitial technologies hold the key.
In March 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced doubling farmers incomes by 2022. This policy replaced increasing food production as the main focus. But the goal of doubling farm incomes was criticised by many experts as unachievable even as they lauded the shift in priorities.
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) was launched in April, 2015 to support and promote organic farming and thereby improving soil health. This scheme encourages the farmers to adopt eco-friendly concept of cultivation and reduce their dependence on fertilizers and agricultural chemicals to improve yields.
Soil Health Card Scheme is a very beneficial scheme for farmers. This card is used to assess the current status of soil health and when used over time, to determine changes in soil health that are affected by land management. This displays soil health indicators and associated descriptive terms.
PMKSY was launched on 1st July, 2015 for providing end to end solutions in irrigation supply chain. PMKSY not only focuses on creating sources for assured irrigation, but also creating protective irrigation by harnessing rain water at micro level.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to farmers to cut urea consumption by half by 2022. He cited an example of farmers of Himachal Pradesh who increased wheat productivity by 3 times, reduced urea consumption significantly based on Soil Health Cards (SHCs) and increased their income by Rs. 5000-6000 per acre.
National Agriculture Market (NAM) was launched on April 14 2016, for farm produce which creates a unified national market for agricultural commodities by integrating the existing Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) markets.
The N Chandrababu Naidu led government is yet to lay down the criteria to keep out the affluent farmers with large holdings out of this scheme. Tenant farmers are also likely to be covered by the scheme, unlike in Telangana.
The government announced a new scheme, 'Rythu Ratham' on June 09, 2017 to supply tractors to small and marginal farmers.
Rythu Runa Mafi Scheme in Andhra Pradesh has started in the year 2014. In this scheme loan amount of the selected farmers will be reduced by cutting down the loan amount. Eligible farmers will have to bear a portion of the loan where the rest portion will be paid by the state government on their behalf.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the scheme on 24 Feb 2019, it is for small and marginal farmers for helping in financial condition for purchase of seed, fertilizers etc.., Under this scheme, farmer will get Rs. 6000 in three installments.