Director General, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department Vijay Singh Dahiya on Wednesday said that to stop farmers from burning crop residue, Haryana Government will provide them subsidy on crop residue management equipment. Farmers can send their applications till August, 21, 2020 on the portal www.agriharyanacrm.com of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department.
Sharing more details, Dahiya said that under the 'In Situ Crop Residue Management' scheme of the Central Government, for crop residue management in various districts of the State, subsidy will be given on super Straw Management System, Happy Seeder Machine, Paddy Straw Chopper, Threader Mulcher For Crop Residue, Reversible MB Plough, Super Seeder, Zero Till Drill Machine and Bailor Rack Reaper (Tractor Mounted Reaper Binder, Self Propelled Reaper Binder).
He said that if the number of applications received is more than expected, then selection of the beneficiaries will be done through draw/lottery system. A farmer beneficiary will be eligible for getting subsidy for a maximum of three different types of agricultural machinery (1 each).
The subsidy available on each agricultural machine will be 50 per cent of the maximum value fixed by the Government of India or the maximum subsidy amount fixed by the Government of India (whichever is less).
Dahiya said that it is compulsory to purchase these equipments from agricultural machinery manufacturers authorized and listed by the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Haryana.
Besides this, for setting up of Custom Hiring Centre, 80 percent subsidy will be given to Panchayat, FPOs / Registered Farmer Societies / Cooperative Societies for buying the above mentioned crop residue equipments and online applications for the same has been invited. Detailed information about this is available on the website of the department at www.agriharyana.gov.in.
He said that for more information about this scheme, farmers can contact the office of the concerned Deputy Director Agriculture and Assistant Agriculture Engineer, or can call at toll-free number 18001802117 / 0172-2521900.