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Efforts made by Uttar Pradesh for Agricultural Development

Updated : 5th Jul 2023
Efforts made by Uttar Pradesh for Agricultural Development

Efforts made by Uttar Pradesh for Agricultural Development

The Government of Uttar Pradesh has launched several schemes and initiatives to support agriculture and farmers in the state. Here are some notable plans:

Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme:

  • The scheme was launched in the Rabi season of 2018.
  • Under this plan Small and marginal farmers are provided financial assistance of Rs. 6,000 will be provided in three instalments.
  • It aims to provide income support to farmers and improve their livelihood.

Agricultural Debt Redemption Scheme:

  • Objective of this scheme Waiver of loans of small and marginal farmers.
  • It provides relief to eligible farmers by repaying their agricultural loans, thus reducing their financial burden.

Kisan Credit Card Scheme:

  • Kisan Credit Card (KCC) was started by the Government of India in the year 1998.
  • Farmers with the help of this card Loan up to 3 lakh is available very easily in 5 years.
  • KCCs are issued to farmers, which helps them to get timely and affordable credit for agricultural activities.

Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme

  • Often the crop prepared by the farmers gets destroyed due to natural calamities like storm, hailstorm and heavy rain.
  • For this, the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana was started by the government on February 18, 2016.
  • Under crop insurance scheme Rabi, Kharif crops as well as commercial and horticultural crops are also included
  • The farmer has to pay a premium of 2 per cent for Kharif crops and 1.5 per cent for Rabi crops.
  • The state government implements various crop insurance schemes, such as the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), to provide insurance coverage against crop losses due to natural calamities, pests or diseases.

Prime Minister Agricultural Irrigation Scheme:

  • The scheme Focuses on increasing irrigation infrastructure and promoting water-efficient irrigation practices.
  • It aims to improve water use efficiency in agriculture and increase crop productivity.

Soil Health Card Scheme:

  • Soil health card scheme provides soil health cards to the farmers, which Contains soil nutrient information, recommendations for appropriate fertilizers, and guidelines for maintaining soil health.
  • It helps farmers to make informed decisions about fertilizer application and improves soil fertility.

Uttar Pradesh Horticulture Development Mission:

  • The mission promotes horticulture cultivation by providing technical guidance, financial assistance and infrastructure development to the farmers engaged in horticulture activities.
  • It aims to boost the production and income of horticulture crops.

Uttar Pradesh Organic Farming Policy:

  • The state government has launched the Organic Farming Policy to promote organic farming practices.
  • It provides incentives, training and support to farmers to adopt organic farming methods, reduce chemical inputs and promote sustainable agriculture.

Kisan Bahi Scheme:

  • Kisan Bahi Yojana started in 1992 This proof of land ownership is mandatory for the purchase and sale of agricultural land.

Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Export Policy 2019

  • Creation of institutional mechanism for export and cultivation of eco-friendly agricultural varieties will be promoted.
  • Uttar Pradesh Agricultural Produce Market (Second Amendment) Act, 2020 As per the provisions of the Act, along with market fee/development cess on specified agricultural produce produced and processed in Uttar Pradesh, exemption from user charges has also been included.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana

  • Under this scheme, farmers after completing 60 years of age Minimum Rs 3000 pension Is given.
  • To get the benefits of the scheme, farmers have to deposit Rs.55 to Rs.200 per month till the age of 60 years.

Smaam Kisan Yojana

  • Through the Smaam Kisan Yojana, farmers can easily buy modern farming equipment.
  • This scheme was started in 2023.
  • Under this scheme, subsidies ranging from 50 to 80 will be provided by the central government to buy modern farming equipment.

PM Kusum Yojana

  • With the objective of providing uninterrupted power to the farmers PM Kusum Scheme is being run by the government.
  • Under this scheme, farmers get solar panels on subsidy, so that they can generate electricity and use it according to their needs, after selling the rest, they can earn extra income.

Kisan Call Center -

  • Kisan Call Center was arranged to solve the technical problems of the farmers.
  • Kisan telephone number from any place in the state is 1551 farmers can ask about the solution to their problem.

Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS)

  • Objectives of increasing the income of farmers and improving their standard of living Since then the Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) is being operated by the Central Government.
  • By taking advantage of this scheme, the farmer or cattle rearer is provided with the establishment of a new dairy, training and other assistance.

Livestock Insurance Scheme

  • Under this scheme Milch cattle and buffaloes are insured at their maximum current market value.
  • Insurance premium subsidised up to 50 percent. The entire cost of the grant is borne by the Central Government.
  • The benefit of subsidy is available for a maximum of 2 animals per beneficiary for a policy of maximum three years.

Provisions made for agriculture and farmers of Uttar Pradesh in Uttar Pradesh Budget 2023-24:

A budget of (₹ 690242.43 crore) for the year 2023-24 has been presented on 22 February 2023 in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Out of which a budget provision of Rs 24 thousand crore has been made for agriculture development and irrigation.

Following are the announcements made for farmers and irrigation schemes in the UP Budget 2023-24:

  • The Million Farmers School" program-
    • Establishment of the Million Farmers School to educate and train farmers on new farming techniques.
    • Under this programme, it is proposed to organise 17 thousand Kisan Pathshalas in the year 2023-24.
  • National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture Scheme
    • Demonstrations are organized in selected clusters of the district in the fields of farmers of all categories under the Integrated Agriculture System.
    • A provision of Rs 631.93 crore is proposed for this scheme.
  • National Mission on Natural Farming Scheme
    • Under this scheme, the work of cow-based natural farming has been started in 49 districts.
    • The National Mission on Natural Farming scheme covers 26 districts connected to the river Ganges.
    • Rs 113.52 crore is proposed for the scheme.
  • Electricity supply to private tube wells at cheap rates, 1950 crore is proposed for this.
  • National Agriculture Development Plan
    • The objective of the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana is to help the agriculture sector achieve 4 percent annual agricultural growth. The RKVY scheme was launched in 2007.
    • Rs 984.54 crore is proposed for the National Agriculture Development Scheme.
  • National Crop Insurance Scheme
    • The scheme was launched on 13 January 2016 to provide insurance coverage and financial assistance to farmers' crops.
    • Rs 753.70 crore is proposed for the National Crop Insurance Scheme.
  • Self-reliant Farmers Integrated Scheme
    • The Self-reliant Farmers Integrated Scheme is being implemented to increase the income level of the farmers of the state through the scheme.
    • A budget of Rs 100 crore is proposed for the Self-reliant Farmers Integrated Scheme.
  • Uttar Pradesh Millets Revival Program
    • The Yogi government has approved the 'Uttar Pradesh Millets Revival Program' to increase the cultivation, processing and consumption of Jowar, Bajra, Kodo, Sawan, Ragi / Madua identified for the millet year.
    • An arrangement of Rs 55 crore 60 lakh has been made for the implementation of the Uttar Pradesh Millets Revival Programme.
  • Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kisan Samriddhi Yojana : A provision of Rs 102 crore 81 lakh is proposed for this.

Other Attempts:

Apart from this, following are the announcements made in the budget for agricultural education and research, milk development, animal husbandry and fisheries industry.

  • In 4 agricultural universities of the state Agritech Startup Scheme A budget of Rs 20 crore is proposed for this.
  • A budget of Rs 50 crore is proposed for the construction of Mahatma Buddha Agriculture and Technology University, Kushinagar.
  • About Rs 35 crore is proposed for the development of infrastructure in Agricultural Universities Kanpur, Ayodhya, Banda and Meerut.
  • Nand Baba Milk Mission A budget of 233.16 crore is proposed for many projects related to milk.
  • Stray cattle A budget of Rs 750 crore is proposed for its maintenance.
  • Establishment of cow protection centres : A provision of Rs 239.96 crore has been made for animal disease control and sheep rearing scheme.
  • Prime Minister Fisheries Resources Scheme Under this, a budget of Rs 257.50 crore is proposed for the WholeSale Fish Market. Thus, many announcements related to agriculture and farmers have been made under the Uttar Pradesh Budget 2023-24, which will play an important role in agricultural development.