Wednesday, October 20, 2021

PM KUSUM Yojana implemented in Himachal Pradesh to provide irrigation facility to farmers

A Spokesperson of the Agriculture Department informed here today that Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Surksha evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan Yojana (PM KUSUM) has been implemented in the state to provide irrigation facility to the farmers. The scheme has been implemented in the state to provide irrigation facility the farmers could grow more cash crops and increase their income.

He said that under the scheme, with the use of solar pumps irrigation water would be made available to farmers in the fields for which development of necessary infrastructure has been proposed in the state. Besides this, to facilitate the farmers various irrigation schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Pravah Irrigation Scheme and Suksham Irrigation Scheme have been implemented in the state.

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Under PM KUSUM Yojna, a provision of 85 percent financial assistance for pumping machinery has been made for setting up of solar pumps at personal and community level by farmers.  In present financial year, a provision of Rs. 12 crore has been made under the scheme. A target of setting up one thousand solar pumps has been set during this year, for which 50 percent expenditure would be borne by Centre Government and 35 percent by State Government, whereas 15 percent would be borne by the beneficiary.

He said that priority would be given to Kisan Vikas Sangh, Krishak Vikas Sangh and registered organization of farmers, which are registered under Society Act-2006. Under the scheme, priority would also be given to small, marginal farmers and to such farmers who are dependent on rain for irrigation. He said that those farmers who have the availability of water source for drip/ sprinkler are also eligible for the scheme.

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Farmer can apply for providing assistance under the scheme in Sub division at Land Conservation Office. The farmer has to submit land respective documents, self attested ration card, photocopy of adhaar card, land certificate and affidavit. For further information regarding the scheme the farmer can contact the nearest sub divisional land conservation officer, Agriculture Officer of Block Development Office, Deputy Director Agriculture or office of Director Agriculture.

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