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With A Purpose To Eliminate Scarcity Of Water For Farming Across The State, The Haryana Government Has Issued Standard Operating Procedures

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17 February 2021, Chandigarh, IN: With a purpose to eliminate scarcity of water for farming across the state, the Haryana Government has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for farmers regarding subsidies being offered for micro-irrigation.

Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal had recently launched portal with multi-faceted objectives primarily to enhance socio-economic status of farmers and to bridge gap between the irrigation potential created and irrigation potential utilized through micro level infrastructure development. The SOPs for the same have been issued according to which passport size photo, personal details, bank details, address and Parivaar Pehchan Patra (Family ID) of the person seeking subsidy is required.

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Sharing more details in this regard, an official spokesperson of the Micro Irrigation and Command Area Development Authority (MICADA) said that in this ‘micro-irrigation initiative’ three Schemes are being offered to the farmers. The first scheme is for Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) and Canal Based Projects with ingredients like auxiliary infrastructure (STP Canal/Water course), on-farm pond, installation of solar pumps and on-farm MI (drip/sprinkler). The second Scheme is for Canal based projects with ingredients like auxiliary infrastructure (water course), on-farm pond, installation of solar pumps and on-farm MI (drip/sprinkler). The third scheme is for those where sources of water include tubewell, overflowing ponds, on-farm tanks and on-farm MI (drip/sprinkler). Meanwhile, Upfront Undertaking in shape of affidavit for adoption of 100 per cent M.I. (drip & sprinkler installation) with on-farm pond is mandatory for first scheme.

Divulging details of the subsidy being provided, the spokesperson said that there will be a contribution of 30 per cent of total expenditure by the farmer for On-Farm pond construction with subsidy of 70 per cent. Also, there will be a contribution of 25 per cent by farmer for installation of solar pump with capacity ranging from 2 HP to 10 HP at 75 per cent subsidy. Also a contribution of 15 per cent + GST by farmer On-Farm MI cost (Drip and Sprinkler) with 85 per cent subsidy (in accordance with PMKSY guidelines 2018-2019.

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