Agriculture and Farmer Welfare

DPDC Plant Protection Scheme

DPDC plant protection scheme is launched by government of Maharashtra for farmers. This plant protection scheme is implemented by agriculture department of Maharashtra. Under this scheme, the government provide 50% subsidy on pesticides for foliar spray on vegetables, fruits crop, flowers crop , spice crop, medicinal plant etc. for prevention of diseases on the plant. District Planning and Development Council (DPDC) implement this scheme on district level and provide 50% subsidy on fertilizers per hectares. This scheme is implemented in all districts in Maharashtra such as Amravati, Thane, Nasik, Jalgaon, nandurbar, Akola, yavtamal, washim, buldahana, hingoli, palghar, gadchiroli, wardha, bid,raigad, ratnagiri, sindhu-durga, latur, Aurangabad, chandrapur etc. The agriculture department also provide subsidy on pesticides in this particular year for banana plant, mango plant coconut tree, cashew nut, potato, onion etc. The main purpose for this scheme is to provide subsidy to farmer for prevention of various disease on the crops. This scheme is beneficial for farmers to increase production and helps to fight against diseases on the crops. The Maharashtra government can spend 50% subsidy on fertilizer and remaining 50% cost of fertilizers is used by individual farmers. All farmers can purchase required pesticides for agriculture from government recognize department for sell of  pesticides in district

Benefits of DPDC Plant Protection Scheme: 

  • To get 50% subsidy on fertilizers and pesticides for crops
  • To get benefit for prevention of crop diseases
  • All district in Maharashtra get benefits under this scheme

Eligibility of DPDC Plant Protection Scheme:

  1. All farmers are eligible for this scheme
  2. The farmers belongs to SC/ST caste are eligible
  3. A farmer who have less than five acre agriculture land are eligible for plant protection scheme

Implementation of DPDC Plant Protection Scheme:

  1. The DPDC plant protection scheme is implemented by agriculture department of Maharashtra
  2. District Planning and Development Council (DPDC) is implement this scheme in district level
  3. The agriculture officer on district level can get the list of beneficiary farmers and provide 50% subsidy to the farmers

How to Apply:

  1. A farmer may visit agriculture department in Maharashtra
  2. A farmer also talk with agriculture officer visit to villages
  3. A farmer can visit zilla parishad or gram pancnyat for more details about DPDC plant protection scheme

Contact Details:

  1. Dy. Director, Horticulture,Add-Krishi Bhavan, Shivajinagar, Pune-411005
    Ph/Fax : 020-25537957 -020-25537565
    Email :hortplantprotection@rediffmail.com

References and Details:

  1. For more details about DPDC plant protection scheme visit official site: http://www.mahaagri.gov.in/Schemes/displayGdet.aspx?id=503
  2. For more details about plant protection scheme in Marathi visit link: http://govinfo.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DPDC-Plant-Protection-2016-3.pdf
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