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Mukhyamantri Khet Suraksha: Get up to 70% Subsidy to Protect Your Crops from Animals

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
CM of Madhya Pradesh - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Everyone knows that many farmers of the country suffer crop losses due to attack of wild animals on the crops and are unable to get the fencing done due to high expenditure. Because of this, wild and stray animals cause a lot of damage to their crops. But now farmers will be able to keep their fields safe by getting subsidy on wire fencing.

Every year about 40 % of the crops in fields are wasted. The only reason for this is wild and stray animals, which enter the fields and cause great damage to the crops.

Subsidy for Wire Fencing:

Although farmers take many measures to prevent wild and stray animals from entering the fields, but till date no exact solution has come to the fore. In such a situation, an initiative has been taken by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Now the Horticulture Department of the State Government will provide subsidy to the farmers for getting the wire fencing of the fields done under the “Mukhyamantri Khet Suraksha” scheme. With this, farmers will be able to protect their crops to a great extent.

This decision is taken after observing that about 5 lakh farmers sow horticulture crops on 22 lakh hectares of land in the state, butthey are not able to earn much. This is because 15 lakh hectares of crops are destroyed by the stray animals.

The Department of Horticulture will provide a subsidy of 50 to 70 percent for chain fencing or wire fencing of the fields. In the first phase of this scheme, about 20 blocks have been selected, as models for the implementation of horticulture schemes.

If the result of this scheme is good, then it will be implemented across the state. At present, this proposal has been approved by the government. Work on this will be started in the next 2 months.

It is being claimed that Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country, where 50 to 70 percent subsidy will be provided to the farmers by the state government for wire fencing.

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