Punjab Cupboard Rs. 1500 per acre incentive to the farmers for adoping DSR know-how.
CHANDIGARH: : In a serious step aimed toward conserving scarce pure sources like underground water by Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) know-how, the Punjab Cupboard led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday permitted Rs. 1500 per acre incentive to the farmers for sowing of paddy by this revolutionary know-how. A sum of Rs.450 crore has been earmarked to offer incentive to the farmers for promotion of much less water consuming and price efficient DSR know-how.
This step can be instrumental to avoid wasting practically about 15-20 p.c water as in comparison with the traditional puddling (kaddu) methodology throughout the life cycle of crops.
Pertinently, the alarming state of affairs arisen out of quick depleting floor water primarily attributable to water guzzling conventional methodology of paddy transplantation wants daring measures to test this severe development immediately. Presently the water desk is falling at price of 86 cm per 12 months resulting in a precarious state of affairs, the place no underground water shall be out there throughout the state in coming 15-20 years.
In keeping with a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Workplace, it should encourage majority of farmers to undertake this confirmed approach which wants far much less water for irrigation, improves percolation, reduces dependence on farm labour and improves soil well being, thus enhancing yield of each paddy and wheat by 5-10 p.c.
With a purpose to incentivize the farmers going for DSR, the Cupboard additionally determined to pay the monetary help price Rs 1500 per acre to the farmers by Direct Profit Switch (DBT) for which Anaj Kharid Portal of Punjab Mandi Board has already database of roughly 11 lakh farmers linked with their Aadhaar particulars, cellular quantity and checking account particulars.
Likewise, the farmers choosing DSR should register their willingness on a portal which shall be developed in-house by a crew of software program builders of Mandi Board. It can make the most of farmers’ database from Anaj Kharid Portal and the officers will conduct on the bottom verification of farmers who go for DSR. At current, there are roughly 4000 officers/officers of varied departments together with Agriculture, Horticulture, Mandi Board and Water & Soil Conservation who shall be placed on obligation for verification. After the verification, the inducement quantity shall be credited to farmers’ accounts by DBT.
As per out there information, final 12 months the farmers had executed DSR over 15 lakh acres space and with the current availability of implements, it may be elevated to 30 lakh acres or much more.