Govt schemes aim to improve economic condition of farmers

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jul 2018 11:35:34


 

 

The State Government and Central Government in wish of doubling farmers income by 2022 have initiated various programmes but still education and adoption rate of new schemes amongst farmers requires some time

By Piyush Shrivastava

Employment resources and untapped opportunities are lying in abundance in forest related works. The farmers’ families of forest villages have been earning their livelihood in collection of minor forest produces, but their reach remained constrained and limited to local markets where buyers comes and get the valuable forest produces at negligible cost. Ongoing process of connecting villagers, agriculture labourers, people from forest villages through cooperative movement and education, exposure of market possibilities of raw minor forest produces not only raised income while also bringing the possibilities in notice.


Promoting development of new employment resources for villagers the government run various schemes and financial aids, subsidy being provided through cooperative units like SHGs, co-operative societies run enterprises through NABARD schemes and State Government’s schemes run under National Livelihood Mission, Tribal Welfare Department, Rural Development department are performing effectively. The State Government and Central Government in wish of doubling farmers income by 2022 have initiated various programmes but still education and adoption rate of new schemes amongst farmers requires some time. It may be mentioned that NABARD under different schemes the Government has targeted development of resources, exposure and training for farmers to adopt advance farming methods. Like in first phase around 2100 SHGs have been formed in Jabalpur,
in second phase identification of strength of group members, area wise possibilities as well as analysis on the basis of conventional skills of SHG members and demand of products are being assessed.


Now after linkage of all the SHGs and Farmers Producers’ Companies in this division have been linked with the Portal having all details about the group. Now work is in progress to link all groups with different works. Minister Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Gaurishankar Bisen said that Madhya Pradesh Government has chalked out detailed strategy to link farmers with different schemes promoting allied work as addition to the livelihood through horticulture, poultry, goatry, sericulture and other works. To materialise vision of involving rural in allied works to strengthen rural economy is envisioned by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and through different through Krishi Mahotsava. In Mahakoshal region where resources especially fresh water like rivers, ponds and climate conditions are favorable for the allied works of water farming, poultry, etc. State agriculture production increased with expansion of sowing area and irrigation facilities. To raise farmers’ income a new system is in process to get shape, which farmers and their families would be involved in income resource development.