New Scheme to Promote Farm Mechanisation, Telangana

To help farmers across the state to cope up with the difficulty of shortage of farm labourers by providing them with farm equipment at subsidized rates

Telangana state government is formulating a new scheme to promote Farm Mechanisation across the state. Agriculture Minister S. Niranjan Reddy, announced the scheme details during the Question hour in the assembly on March 24, 2021. Under this scheme, the state government will provide farm equipment like harvestors, threshers, winnowers and reapers to the farmers across the state at a subsidized price. This scheme is mainly being formulated to cope up with the shortage of farm labourers. Farm mechanisation will make the work easier for the farmers thereby making it quicker. It will also tend to open new employment opportunities for the rural youth.

Scheme Overview:  

Scheme:New Scheme to promote Farm Mechanisation
Scheme Under:Telangana State Government
Announced By:Agriculture Minister, S. Niranjan Reddy
Announcement Date:March 24, 2021
Beneficiaries:Farmers across the state
Benefits:Farm equipment at subsidized rates
Objective:To help farmers across the state to cope up with the difficulty of shortage of farm labourers by providing them with farm equipment at subsidized rates

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Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main aim of the scheme is to assist the farmers to cope up with the shortage of farm labourers
  • Under this scheme farm equipment like harvestors, threshers, winnowers and reapers will be provided to the farmers at subsidized rates
  • This scheme will help the farmers to get the farm work done with the farm equipment at a faster pace
  • It tends to reduce the input cost of the farmers
  • It will enable efficient farm cultivation process through the farm equipment
  • This scheme will also generate new employment opportunities
  • Farm mechanisation under this scheme tends to boost the rural agricultural economy of the state in the long run

Key Points:

  • Telangana government is formulating a new scheme to promote Farm Mechanisation across the state thereby providing farm equipment to the farmers at a subsidized rate
  • Agriculture Minister of Telangana state announced the scheme details on March 24, 2021 during the Question hour in the state assembly
  • Under this scheme farm equipment like harvestors, threshers, winnowers and reapers will be provided to the farmers at subsidized rates
  • This scheme is being formulated to help the farmers to cope up with the shortage of farm labourers
  • Farm cluster wise inventory will be prepared to identify the needs of the farmers for every 5000 acres of land
  • Farm mechanisation will help the farmers to undertake the work at a faster pace
  • It will reduce the input costs of the farmers
  • It will help in the cultivation process thereby making it more efficient with the use of proper farm equipment
  • Under this scheme the farm equipment will be distributed to the farmers through the Custom Hiring Centres
  • This will increase the employment opportunities for the youth in rural and village areas
  • Over the next 3-4 years the government aims at doubling the farm mechanisation rate in the state from 45% to 90%
  • About 50% subsidy on farm equipment is being planned with a scheme budget of Rs. 1500 crores
  • Till date the state government has benefited about 6.66 lakh farmers through farm mechanisation through an outlay of Rs. 951.28 crores.

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