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21 March 2024
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Presently people are abandoning traditional farming and cultivating mixed and cash crops and are earning good income. Along with this, the government is also running many schemes to promote agriculture so that farmers can get more profits.

1. Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme:

Under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, financial security is provided to farmers to protect them from losses during farming. This scheme provides government subsidy to the farmers after paying the premium which provides them financial assistance. Through this, the security of farmers' crops is increased and they also get a way to protect them from natural disasters.

2. Kisan Credit Card Scheme:

Under Kisan Credit Card Scheme, farmers are provided financial assistance for farming related activities. Under this scheme, farmers have the facility to take out a credit card from which they can take loan and buy manure, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, machinery etc. For this, the proportion of farmers' land is also seen and they get loans at special interest rates.

3. Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana:

The Central Government has started a scheme to provide financial assistance to the farmers every year, in which the farmers get Rs 6,000 per year. The main objective of this scheme is to provide fixed income to the farmers. To apply, farmers can apply through DBT portal or cyber café, agriculture office or farmer advisor.

4. Prime Minister Agricultural Irrigation Scheme:

In this scheme of the Central Government, the main objective is to provide water to the farmers for irrigation during farming. Under this, farmers get proper resources for water management, through which they can install irrigation equipment like water sprinklers and drip irrigation systems.

5. Traditional Agricultural Development Scheme (PKVY):

This scheme is being run by the Central Government in which the process of organic production, certification, leveling, packaging, and transportation is being promoted. The government is providing financial assistance of Rs 50 thousand per hectare to the farmers and under this scheme, farmers can avail its benefit every 3 years. Along with this, organic farming is also being encouraged.

6. Farmer Registration:

Farmer Registration Scheme has provided the facility to register farmers to avail the benefits of government schemes. This registration provides a medium for farmers to apply for different schemes and get benefits. Both information and application on DBT portal are important for government schemes.

7. Bihar Agricultural Equipment Grant Scheme:

In this scheme, subsidy is provided to the farmers to buy new farming equipment. Through this, the state government provides financial assistance to the farmers on the purchase of farming equipment. Farmers get the benefit of latest and good quality equipment with subsidy.

8. Pradhan Mantri Kusum Yojana:

Under Pradhan Mantri Kusum Yojana, government assistance is provided for providing electricity through solar panels. This scheme is especially for the farmers farming in rural areas who are facing electricity crisis. Along with producing electricity through solar panels, farmers also get the opportunity to irrigate their fields.

Bihar Agricultural Feeder Scheme:

In this scheme, special feeders have been made for the provision of electricity, so that the farmers can get the benefit of electricity facility officially. Through this, electricity is being supplied to them at a lower rate, due to which the electricity expenditure in their farming can be reduced and more electricity can be used for irrigation.

10. Soil Health Card Scheme:

Under this scheme, farmers get a chance to get their soil tested. With this, farmers can get the health of their land checked and also get accurate information about which crop will be suitable for their land. This scheme helps them to become productive for good crops.

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