As part of its mission to improve the condition of farmers, especially marginal and small farmers, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to increase the grant given to them under Har Khet Ko Pani scheme from Rs 75,000 to Rs 1.75 lakh for medium deep tube well boring.
“The government has made several amendments in the previous order related to medium deep tube wells and deep tube wells to provide water to every field under the Chief Minister Minor Irrigation Scheme (Mukhyamantri Laghu Sinchayee Yojana) and has also increased the grant for deep tube well boring from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.65 lakh,” a government spokesman said here on Monday.
The Har Khet Ko Pani scheme is a component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).
The amendments introduced by the Yogi government are intended to provide relief to small and marginal farmers. Earlier Rs 10,000 was given for the water distribution system, which has now been raised to Rs 14,000. However, the fixed amount for separate electrification of tube wells will still remain at Rs 68,000.
“Farmers in the general category will also receive Rs 2.57 lakh for the installation of tube wells, up from Rs 1.53 lakh previously.
Furthermore, the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe category farmers will receive a grant of Rs 3.85 lakhs for the mandatory installation of a solar-powered pump on their tube wells of 5 horse power capacity. Scheduled Caste category farmers will get a maximum grant of Rs 5.74 lakh on tube wells, up from Rs 4.70 lakh for medium deep tube well borings, the official said.
For general category farmers, the grant amount for electrification of tube wells will remain the same as earlier at Rs 68,000. However, the grant for general category farmers for tube wells has been increased from Rs 1.78 lakh to Rs 3.47 lakh.
Scheduled Caste category farmers will get a maximum grant of Rs 6.64 lakh on tube wells for deep tube well borings, up from Rs 4.95 lakh. The purchase of solar pumps will be done through Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) and its registered vendors and through the Gem portal.