Krishi Bhagya Yojana
You know that Karnataka is an agrarian state. The Government of Karnataka has launched a special scheme for agriculture, exclusively for dryland farmers who depend on annual rainfall for their cultivation. Since more than 68 per cent of farmers in Karnataka are rain-based, it is difficult for them to carry out agricultural activities on dry land, so the Krishi Bhagya scheme has been launched to ensure irrigation for sustainable agriculture.
What is Agri-Benefit Scheme: –
Karnataka is an agrarian state, with about 68% of its population. Most of the area is rainforest. 58% of food grains and 75% of oilseeds are produced from these rainforests. Farmers who still rely on rainfall can drill pipes. Farmers get into debt when the tube wells fail or a few years later the Kolavebawi falls. So farmers can build a farm honda instead of a tube well under this scheme.
Agriculture Benefit Scheme In the year 2014-2015, farmers in the rainfed area are being promoted.
Over one lakh farmers have benefited from the Krishi Bhagya scheme in 131 taluks of 25 districts in the last three years.
The Karnataka government has provided Rs 968.37 crore to help more than one lakh farmers in rainforest areas. Under the Krishi Bhagya scheme, emphasis is placed on helping farmers to take up water conservation measures such as building pits on their farmland and saving every drop of rainwater for use during the rainy season to protect the crops grown.
Purpose of Agriculture Benefit Scheme: –
The objective of this scheme is to help all farmers in the state to build farm ponds under this scheme and to collect rain water during the rainy season and use the water to save the crop. Again, the income of the farmers can be increased.
Benefits of Krishi Bhagya Scheme: –
Construction of farm pits to collect rain water.
Plastic coating to prevent water from draining.
Diesel pump sets are provided on top of water from farm pits.
Provides drip or sprinkler irrigation to water the crop.
Shade net around the farm pond.
Eligibility criteria: –
According to Dakshina Kannada Department of Agriculture, farmers with 1-acre and more land can apply to take advantage of the project.
Farmers who have subsidized the pump set and drip irrigation system for the past three years are no longer eligible for funding. However, farm pits can be financed.
Construction of farm pits: –
There are 3 ways to build farm pits-
Farmers can build their own farm pits. The entire subsidy will be transferred to the Farmers Account.
J. C. Construction of farm pits by B. If the farm pits are built by the JCB owner selected by the farmers. The subsidy will be transferred to JCB owners after inspection by local authorities.
Construction of farm pits by approved agencies. The subsidy will be transferred to the institutions after inspection by the local authorities when the farmers’ chosen institutions build the pits.
How to Apply
Farmers wishing to take advantage of this scheme should contact the Department or Farmer Contact Center or visit the Agriculture Departments of the Karnataka Taluk / Districts.