Sugarcane Development Programme Under NFSM Commercial Crops for Sugarcane Farmers in Maharashtra

Sugarcane Development Programme under NFSM is launched by the central government of India. This scheme is implemented by Maharashtra government under national food security mission. Sugarcane Development Programme is started in the year 2001-02 for the development of commercial crop sugarcane. The programme is implemented by the state with the help of central on 60:40 ratios. The main purpose of this programme is to decrease production cost or increase production, to give training to farmers and employee for using technology, area wise campaign about developed technology, to use good quality crops for sugarcane production, to use scientific method, to increase knowledge of farmers and employee about sugarcane development, to use micro-irrigation for water conservation. Sugarcane Development Programme is implemented in Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed, Latur, Usmanabad, Nanded, Parbhani, Hingoli district in Maharashtra. The minimal production Taluka or village is choosing for sugarcane development programme. Maharashtra state is one of the large sugarcane production states in India and environment for sugarcane is favorable in Maharashtra. Sugarcane farmers are eligible for Sugarcane Development Programme

Benefits of Sugarcane Development Programme:

  • To get benefits of subsidy under sugarcane development programme
  • To get benefits of modern technology for sugarcane development
  • To get benefits of technology campaign for farmers and employee
  • To get benefits of use scientific method for farmers
  • To get benefits for using micro-irrigation for sugarcane development
  • To get benefits of decrease production cost and increase sugarcane production

Eligibility for Sugarcane Development Programme:

  1. Sugarcane farmers are eligible for this programme
  2. SC/NT farmers are eligible for this programme
  3. Women beneficiaries also eligible for this programme
  4. Farmers who are ready for experiment of new techniques are eligible for sugarcane development programme

Documents required for Sugarcane Development Programme:

  1. Applicant Aadhaar card
  2. Applicant bank account details if required
  3. Applicant 7/12

Implementation of the scheme:

  1. The agriculture department of Maharashtra implement this programme in Taluka or village with the help of gram panchayat
  2. The agriculture universities or research institute also provide technical help for implanting this programme

References & details:

  1. For more details about Sugarcane Development Programme Under NFSM for Maharashtra visit

Vasantrao Naik Shetimitra Award for Farmers in Maharashtra

Padmashree Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Krushi Sevaratna Puraskar