Faridabad, 5th July. Deputy Commissioner Jitendra Yadav said that according to the instructions issued by the government, in the series of Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, under Jalshakti Abhiyan-2, farmers would be given an additional incentive of seven thousand rupees for planting orchards instead of paddy cultivation. Farmers will be given 50 percent subsidy for planting fruit orchards. He said that now the Horticulture Department will give more subsidy to the farmers who plant orchards of fruit-bearing plants in the fields. Now the department has increased the subsidy given to farmers to 50 percent. The subsidy money will be given to the gardeners in three installments.
Along with this, he also told that the purpose of the government is to increase the income of farmers and production of fruits by giving more subsidy. A farmer will be given subsidy up to a maximum of 10 acres.The farmers who had planted paddy in the field last year. If they plant orchards in it this year, they will be given an additional incentive of seven thousand rupees in addition to the subsidy. This amount will be given to the farmers to save water under Jalshakti Abhiyan 2 under the scheme “Mera Pani- Meri Virasat”.
District Horticulture Officer Dr. Ramesh Kumar said that the government has now decided to give 50 percent subsidy to the gardeners. He said that the Horticulture Department has created four categories for planting orchards. In all four, the subsidy will be given to the farmers separately on the same basis. In the first category, 110 saplings will be planted in one acre at a distance of six times seven meters. Plants of plum, chikoo, litchi, gooseberry, pear, peach, potato, bukhara, belgiri will be planted in this. In this, a subsidy of Rs 32,500 per acre will be given along with Rs 19500 in the first year and Rs 7000 extra in the second year will also be provided. The farmers had planted paddy in the field last year. And this year if he plants an orchard in it, he will be given an additional incentive of Rs 7000 apart from the subsidy. This amount will be given to them to save water under Mera Pani- Meri Virasat scheme. Rs 6500-6500 will be given in the third year. In the second category, more than 110 saplings of mango, guava, lemon, pomegranate, peach, potato bukhara, pear and papaya will be planted in one acre at six times six meters. In this, the farmer will get a subsidy of Rs 50,000 per acre. The farmer will get 30 thousand rupees in the first year, 10-10 thousand rupees in the second and third years. Similarly, in the third category, dragon fruit, pomegranate, guava will get a subsidy of thousand rupees.In the fourth category, one lakh fourty thousand rupees will be given for planting saplings at a distance of eight times eight metersmeters which will mostly consists of date palm plants and amount of 84 thousand to the farmer in the first year, 28-28 in the second and third year Thousands of rupees will be given to them.
Dr. Ramesh Kumar further said that the subsidy reduces the farmer’s own expenditure. Horticulture gives more income than ordinary crops. For subsidy, farmers can contact the office.