Amritsar: Farmers advised to avail subsidies
Amritsar: Shailinder Kaur, Director, Horticulture Division, mentioned the Horticulture Division will present subsidies to farmers beneath varied schemes. Assistant Director, Horticulture, Gurinder Singh Dhanjal mentioned the division has been working with Mission for Built-in Improvement of Horticulture (MIDH) and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and offering varied subsidies to farmers. He mentioned a subsidy of Rs 19,000 per hectare was being given for planting new orchards and Rs 20,000 per hectare for reviving previous ones; Rs 8 lakh for mushroom manufacturing unit, and Rs 16,000 per hectare for cultivation of flowers. For a polyhouse, a farmer can get 50 per cent subsidy for protected farming. The division is offering Rs 1,600 per field, together with eight frames per bee, to extend pollination.