The Government of West Bengal has launched Bangla Krishi Sech Yojana to provide assistance to farmers for setting up micro irrigation facilities. This scheme will ensure that farmers can cultivate their land by using less water. state government. Will provide necessary support to small and marginal farmers in low rainfall areas.
WB Bangla Krishi Satch Yojana will help farmers in Jangalmahal areas, Purulia and Bankura districts, which receive less rainfall. Micro-irrigation technology will ensure the cultivation of crops, especially fruits and vegetables, which use less water. The Agriculture Department of West Bengal had taken the initiative and identified 2 artificial processes – Drip Irrigation and Sprinkler Irrigation for this purpose.
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Drip irrigation and sprinkle irrigation are 2 important processes which will help in cultivating more acres of land by using less amount of water. Various tests and trials prove that both these processes are helpful in the cultivation of crops that consume less water. CM Mamta Banerjee has got a proposal for this, which has now been approved in the cabinet.
It is important to note that small and marginal farmers cannot afford drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation systems. The cost of drip irrigation system is around Rs. 70,000 and the cost of sprinkler irrigation system is approximately Rs. 20,000 per acre of land. Farmers will get these facilities absolutely free of cost. state government. An allocation of around Rs. 35 crores for the project.
Objectives of bangla krishi sech scheme
Bangla Krishi Satch Yojana Scheme is envisaged for the following objectives:-
- Help farmers in farming.
- Give them the facility to cultivate their land in less water.
- Ensure that the crop is not affected due to low rainfall through proper supply of water.
Administration and Functioning of WB Krishi Satch Scheme
The scheme will be monitored by the West Bengal Agriculture Department. The department has identified two artificial processes which help in cultivating more acres of land using less water, namely drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation. These mechanisms were adopted by the Department after conducting necessary tests and tests, which made the procedures effective for the purpose.
Overview of Drip and Sprinkle Irrigation
Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation, involves dripping water into the soil at fairly low rates (2–20 liters per hour) through a system of small diameter plastic pipes called emitters. or known as drippers. Drip irrigation ensures optimum use of available water, with the added benefits of maximum crop yields and efficient use of fertilizers.
Sprinkler irrigation, on the other hand, is a system in which water is applied to soil surfaces using mechanical and hydraulic devices that simulate natural rainfall. Equipment used for spraying includes spray guns or guns mounted on risers or moving platforms. It can be applied to almost all irrigated soils as sprinklers are available in a wide range of discharge capacities.
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Features of WB Krishi Satch Scheme
- The objective of this scheme is to help poor and marginal farmers to increase their crop cultivation by providing free irrigation facility in areas of low rainfall.
- This requires the establishment of micro-irrigation facility for the farmers, which not only helps them to meet their water requirements, but also prevents wastage of water.
- The scheme proposes the use of two irrigation techniques (as already seen). The cost of installation of drip irrigation system is Rs. 70,000, while that of sprinkler irrigation machine is Rs. 20,000 This expenditure will be fully borne by the State Government.
- Apart from cultivating food crops, the scheme will ensure proper water supply to the fields for growing vegetables and fruits.
- The project has received an allocation of Rs. 25 crores.
WB Krishi Satch Scheme Registration Requirements
As the scheme has been recently announced by the government, the details related to application form, registration, documents to be submitted etc. have not been specified yet. After its release, the information will be published on the portal of the Government of West Bengal.
Expert Support for Krishi Satch Scheme
The project will be implemented in collaboration with experts, who will be tasked with helping individual farmers develop and familiarize themselves with the system. The scheme is very farmer centric, so payments to experts will be made only after examining their roles and getting feedback from farmers.
WB Bangla Krishi Yojana is a continuous process and thus with the success of this project the amount may increase later. Several experts will be engaged for this purpose to provide assistance to the farmers to complete this project. Experts will develop mechanisms for individual farmers and the government. It will also provide necessary assistance to the farmers. state government. After receiving the feedback from the farmers and proper scrutiny of the same, the experts will be paid.
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