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Good News for Farmers! Government Extends Kisan Samridhi Yojana for 5 More Years

UP is one of the country's major agricultural-producing states. Rice, wheat, maize, and sugarcane are among the crops grown here. Agriculture provides a living for more than half of the state's population.

Kritika Madhukar
The government has now set a five-year goal of improving 2,19,250 lakh hectares of land
The government has now set a five-year goal of improving 2,19,250 lakh hectares of land

The farmers of Uttar Pradesh have received good news as the state government has extended the Kisan Samridhi Yojana, which has been running for five years, to cultivate the barren and waterlogged land. 

In 2017-18, the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Kisan Samridhi Yojana was launched. This scheme will now be extended until 2026-27. The UP cabinet meeting on Wednesday presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, decided to extend the duration of this scheme.

Waterlogging has left much of the state's land either barren or unfit for cultivation. Five years ago, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government planned to cultivate the barren and waterlogged land.

1,57,190 Hectares of Barren Land Transformed into Cultivable Land

The results of the UP government’s Kisan Samridhi Yojana have been very promising.

In the last five years since the scheme's implementation, 1,57,190 hectares of land in the state have been made cultivable and more fertile. This scheme has so far received Rs 332 crore in funding. Due to the positive response to this scheme, its duration has now been extended.

Government’s Future Plans

The government has now set a five-year goal of improving 2,19,250 lakh hectares of land. This will cost Rs. 602,68 crores. The state government will spend Rs 501.59 crore, while MNREGA will invest Rs 51.25 crore. Farmers will contribute Rs 40.84 crore. 

This scheme will be implemented in 74 of Uttar Pradesh's 75 districts and will not be limited to the Gautam Buddha Nagar district. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was authorized to make changes to this scheme during a meeting on Wednesday. The groundwater level will improve as a result of this scheme, as farmers' income rises.

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