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Bihar Government to Provide Subsidy for Roof-top Gardening

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
A Rooftop Garden

Bihar government has come up with a scheme that provides subsidy to encourage people doing rooftop gardening, which will be up to 25 percent. Applications are being sought to take advantage of this scheme.  

With rising awareness about health among the people, there has been a craze for organic vegetables especially in urban areas.

Therefore, to make the urban area self-sufficient in the field of vegetables, many types of technology are being promoted in the country so that people can produce vegetables in less space. Terrace Gardening is one of these methodologies. 

After registering the applicant will have to deposit their share of Rs 25000. Only the amount of the beneficiary share is deposited, further action like issuance of work order will be conducted. 

Only two units can be issued for an individual and five for a society. Each unit will consist of the following:  

Item  

Quantity 

Portable Farming System ( 40 sq ft Growing area + 30 sq ft walk around Area) 

Organic Gardening kit ( 1qty/ 3 Months) 

PST (Plastic) with Tray  

15 

Fruit Bag (22 inches * 22  inches * 24 Inches) 

10 

Fruit Plants  

10 

Hand Sprayer 

Sampling Tray (2 Tray/ Season) 

On-site Support Visit of Agri Expert & Training(24 Times in 1 Year) 

24 

Freight Installation 

Khurpi 

 

Who can apply for Roof-top Gardening Subsidy: Check eligibility 

  • Anyone living in the city, who has 300 sq ft areaon roof or any vacant site which is free from any interference is eligible to apply for this subsidy. In case of apartment no objection certificate should be obtained from the registered society.  

  • An applicant will be given two units if he has a house and five units for educational institutions and apartments.  

  • Applications have been sought from people of 13 blocks of four districts of Bihar to take benefits under the rooftop gardening scheme.  

  • People living in these blocks can apply to take advantage of the scheme. For this, farmers of Patna Sadar, Danapur, Phulwari, Sampatchak of Patna district can apply. Residents of Urban, Bodh Gaya and Manpur of Gaya district, Muzaffarpur Musahari Kanti of Muzaffarpur district, and Jagdispur, Jagdishpur, Nath and Sabor of Bhagalpur district can also apply. 

  • People living in these blocks can apply to take advantage of the scheme. For this, farmers of Patna Sadar, Danapur, Phulwari, Sampatchak of Patna district can apply. Residents of Urban, Bodh Gaya and Manpur of Gaya district, Muzaffarpur   Musahari Kanti of Muzaffarpur district, & Jagdishpur & sabor of Bhagalpur district can also apply. 

How to Apply for roof top Gardening subsidy? 

  • Applicants can apply from the website of Bihar Horticulture Department. To get the benefits of the scheme, online application can be made on Roof top Gardening link by visiting the dashboard of bihar.gov.in of Directorate of Agriculture. 

 Required Documents 

  • To apply for this scheme, the applicant has to upload photo identity card, municipal receipt, photographs of the vacant roof of the applicant's house. All these documents have to be submitted online. 

  • Under the rooftop gardening scheme, grants will be given to the beneficiaries of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. 

  • 16 percent has been reserved for Scheduled Castes and 1 percent for Scheduled Tribes. Along with this, 30 percent is reserved for women in the scheme.  

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