Empowering Farmers : Modi’s Mission

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If Agricultuire goes wrong, then nothing have a chance to go right in the country. The said quote is indeed true for a developed country. Moreover the Farmer Empowerment is thus a priority for any government which push the nation to a greater heights.

Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi, a visionary leader who has taken such emerging steps for transformation in the farmers and farming community. Lets look over some schemes by Modi Govt.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) : It was launched during the year 2015-16 to enhance physical access of water on farm and expand cultivable area under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency, introduce sustainable water conservation practices, etc. The scheme mainly focuses on enhancing water use efficiency at the farm level through Micro Irrigation (Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation System).

PM KMDY- Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana Scheme in India is a central sector scheme for farmers aged between 18 to 40 years. It launched on 12th September 2019. The beneficiary can become a member of the PM-KMY Scheme by registering under the Pension Fund managed by the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). The members are thus required to make a monthly contribution to the Pension Fund between Rs.55/- to Rs.200/-, depending on their age with the provision of equal contribution by the Central Government.

e-Nam –  National Agriculture Market or e-NAM is an online trading platform to sell various agricultural commodities in the country. It is a pan-India electronic trading portal launched on 14th April, 2016 completely funded by Central Government and implemented by Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC). The market facilitates farmers, traders & buyers with online trading in commodities. It also helps farmers get better price and provide facilities for smooth marketing of their produce.

Kisan e-Mitra : Queries related to PM Kishan Samman Nidhi scheme

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Under the PM-KISAN scheme, a robust grievance redressal system is in place. The farmers can lodge their grievances on the PM-KISAN portal and 24×7 IVRS facility for effective and timely resolution. Further, the farmers also have the facility to register their grievances, if any through Public Grievances portal. In addition of above, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has developed Kisan e-Mitra, Farmers’ digital assistance to address the queries related to PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme (PM-KISAN) scheme in their own languages.

Soil health card- The soil health is vital to boosting agricultural production. The day Soil Health Card Scheme was launched on February 19, 2015. The Government has spent more than Rs.700 crores on the SHC scheme since its launch. The objectives of the Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme are to issue soil health cards to farmers every two years so as to provide a basis to address nutritional deficiencies in fertilization practices.

The PM Kisan Credit Card– The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme was introduced in 1998 for issue of Kisan Credit Cards to farmers on the basis of their holdings for uniform adoption by the banks so that farmers may use them to readily purchase agriculture inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, pesticides etc. and draw cash for their production needs. All farmers-individuals/Joint borrowers who are owner cultivators. Tenant farmers, Oral lessees and Share croppers, etc. are eligible fr Kisan Credit card.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana : Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) aims to support production in agriculture by providing affordable crop insurance to ensure comprehensive risk cover for crops of farmers against all non-preventable natural risks from pre-sowing to post-harvest stage, on an ‘Area Approach Basis’. One of the main objectives of PMFBY is to provide financial protection to farmers against crop loss due to natural disasters, pests, and diseases.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana : Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) was launched during the year 2015-16 to enhance physical access of water on farm and expand cultivable area under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency, introduce sustainable water conservation practices, etc. The scheme mainly focuses on enhancing water use efficiency at the farm level through Micro Irrigation (Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation System).

Author : D Shuvam

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