(The Gist of Kurukshetra) Steps for Doubling Farmers Income

(The Gist of Kurukshetra) Steps for Doubling Farmers Income

Steps for Doubling Farmers Income

  • Government constituted an Inter-ministerial Committee in April 2016 to examine issues relating 1o Doubling of Farmers Income (DFI)” and recommend strategies to achieve the same. The Committee has identified seven sources of income to double farmer’s income by 2022.
  • Finance Minister in her Budget speech of FY 2019-2020 has hoped to form 10,000 new Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) to ensure economies of scale for farmers over the next five years.
  • Government plans to change existing law to ensure availability of quality seeds to farmers with a proposed Seeds Bill, 2019 to replace The Seeds Act, 1 966. Assistance/benefit is also being provided to farmers under Sub Mission on Seeds and Planting Material (SMSP).
  • The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAH) scheme was started with a view to augment the income of the Small and Marginal Farmers (SMFs).
  • Government is implementing schemes for imparting various training programmes and awareness campaigns for the benefit of farmers at Panchayat and village level under Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Scheme, Four Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institutes (FMTTIs), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Food Security Mission (NFSM) etc. through its wide network of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Agriculture Universities etc.
  • Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare is implementing ‘Per Drop More Crop’ component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY PDMC). It focuses on enhancing water use efficiency at farm level through Micro Irrigation technologies viz. Drip and Sprinkler irrigation systems.



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