Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday approved several financial proposals to benefit small and marginal farmers, according to an official statement. Under the Rajasthan Protected Farming Mission, Gehlot has given his endorsement to a proposal to provide Rs 158.96 crore to farmers for setting up polyhouses, shade nets, tunnels and plastic mulching , did he declare.Also Read – Rajasthan Congress to resume public hearings from May 23
In the proposal, a provision was made to provide a minimum subsidy of 85% for shade nets and greenhouses and a minimum subsidy of 50% for mulching and tunnel. Gehlot has also approved a grant of Rs 125 crore to farmers to install 1.25 crore meters of fencing over the next two years under the Rajasthan Crop Protection Scheme. Also Read- Rajasthan to Hold Common Eligibility Test for Government Jobs on Lines of Personnel Selection Commission
According to the provisions of the scheme, if the farmer owns a minimum of 1.5 hectares of agricultural land, 50% of the cost of the fence up to 400 meters or a maximum of Rs 40,000 will be paid by the state government. . Also Read – Rajasthan to Hold Agricultural Fair in Udaipur from November 7-9
The Chief Minister has approved a proposal to provide Rs 15.05 crore for the construction of low cost onion storage structures for 2,500 farmers in the state in the financial year 2022-23, a- he declared. The estimated cost of constructing these structures is Rs 1.75 lakh per unit. In this context, a subsidy of 50% up to a maximum of Rs 87,500 will be granted to farmers.