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    Minister's irrigation prod to farmers

  • Date : 01 August, 2018

    Patna: Agriculture minister Prem Kumar on Tuesday directed field officials to generate awareness about the benefits of micro irrigation among farmers.


    The directions to spread word on the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana were issued at a review meeting to assess the implementation.

    It entails providing end-to-end solutions in the irrigation supply chain, including water sources, distribution network, and farm level applications. The scheme comprises four components - accelerated irrigation benefit programme, Har khet ko paani, watershed development and per drop more crop.

    The field officials from the districts and blocks were briefed about the scheme's details and also told about its guidelines.

    Prem said: "Use of drip and sprinkler irrigation methods help save 60 per cent of the water, reduce fertiliser consumption by 30 to 23 per cent, and also increase productivity of crops by about 25 per cent."

    Source: The Telegraph

     
 















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In view of the growing volatility in the agriculture sector caused by vagaries of nature as well as market fluctuations, it is heartening to see the new Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)