Rabi season is over. With this, the preparations for Kharif season have started. For which farmers and state governments are engaged from their respective levels. Actually Kharif season is based on Paddy Cultivation. In such a situation, the Punjab Government has made special preparations. In fact, during the sowing of paddy this Kharif season, the Punjab government is looking very serious to save the groundwater of the state. With this objective, the Punjab government is promoting the direct sowing technology of paddy in the state. In this regard, the Punjab government has started a scheme. Under which the state government has announced to give subsidy to the farmers who do direct sowing of paddy. In this episode, to give the benefit of subsidy to such farmers, the Punjab government has launched a portal on Wednesday.
1500 per acre will be given as subsidy
The newly appointed Bhagwant Mann government of Punjab is serious about saving the groundwater used during paddy cultivation. In this episode, in April, the Mann government has announced a subsidy to the farmers who do direct sowing of paddy during the Kharif season. Under which such farmers will be given subsidy at the rate of Rs 1500 per acre. This scheme of subsidy has been approved by the cabinet on 18 May. With this objective, the Punjab Government has earmarked a fund of Rs 450 crore.
Farmers will have to apply for subsidy first
The scheme of giving subsidy to the farmers who do direct sowing of paddy has been started by the Punjab government. Farmers will have to apply for this subsidy first. For which a portal has been launched by the Punjab government on Wednesday. Farmers will apply through this portal. Then on the basis of the application, the Punjab government will verify the farmer. After which the subsidy amount will be deposited in the accounts of the farmers doing direct sowing of paddy.
Target of direct sowing of paddy in 30 lakh acres area
This time the Punjab government has set a target of direct sowing of paddy in 30 lakh acres of area within the state. Whereas last year, direct sowing of paddy was done in an area of 15 lakh acres inside the state. In fact, the groundwater level in many districts of Punjab has gone down drastically in the last few years. In such a situation, farmers run tube wells during paddy cultivation, due to which the groundwater level is likely to go down further. In such a situation, the Punjab government is emphasizing on direct sowing of paddy, which is capable of saving water up to 20 percent.