Good news! CM Gehlot to provide Rs 158.96 Crore and other grants to help farmers

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According to an official statement, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, on Saturday approved numerous financial proposals for the benefit of small and marginal farmers.








Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan CM





According to an official statement, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, on Saturday approved numerous financial proposals for the benefit of small and marginal farmers.












Gehlot has approved a proposal to provide Rs 158.96 crore to farmers for construction of poly houses, shade net houses, tunnels and plastic mulching under the Rajasthan Protected agricultural mission, according to the press release.

Shade nets and greenhouses will receive at least 85% subsidy, while mulching and tunnel will receive at least 50% subsidy, according to the proposal.

Under the Rajasthan Crop Protection Scheme, Gehlot has also granted a payment of Rs 125 crore to farmers for installing 1.25 crore meters of fencing over the next two years.

The state government would cover 50% of the cost of the fence up to 400 meters or a maximum of Rs 40,000 on the condition that the farmer has a minimum of 1.5 hectares of agricultural land, as per the provisions of the program.












In the financial year 2022-23, the Chief Minister accepted a proposal to grant Rs 15.05 crore for the development of onion storage facilities for 2,500 farmers in the state, according to the report.

The construction cost of these structures is expected to be Rs 1.75 lakh per unit. Farmers would receive a 50% subsidy up to a maximum of Rs 87,500 under this scheme.

Recently, it was also announced that Rajasthan Revenue Officers will be trained for the PM’s crop insurance scheme. The state administration has also devised a strategy to train tax officials operating in communities on the use of a specially designed mobile phone application to track crops. Monitoring by tax authorities will ensure that the disbursement of the claim amount to farmers is not delayed.












The Rajasthan government has shifted its focus to make the most of the prime minister’s crop insurance scheme after presenting a separate agricultural budget with a 5,000 crore allocation for Krishak Sathi Yojana this year.











First published: May 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m. IST



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