AGRICULTURE BUDGET 2020
Commitment of doubling farmers income by 2022.
Focus on the cultivation of pulses, expansion of micro-irrigation through Krishi Sichai Yojana.
The provision of annual supplement of income to the farmer is done directly through PM-KISAN ( Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi).
Connectivity of roads in rural areas to cities through PM-GSY( Gram Sadak Yojana)
The government has promised to involve and encourage Youth in Fishery Sector. They are also looking forward to inspiring youth to work as Sagar Mitras and will form the Fish Farmer Organisation.
Agriculture credit has been promised at 15 lakh crore by 2021.
Government has decided to eradicate the foot and mouth disease in sheep and goat by 2025.
A total amount of 2.83 lakh crore is to be allocated for agriculture and Rupees 1.23 crores is promised to be assigned for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development.
Adoption of sustainable cropping patterns and bringing more technology are important steps to our India’s Government plans.
The government has decided to encourage those state governments who undertake the implementation of model laws that have been already issued by the central government. They are Model Agriculture Land Leasing Act,2016, Model Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing Act, 2017, Model Agricultural Produce and Contract Farming and Services Promotion and Facilitation Act,2018.
The government has considered water stress a serious issue. They have proposed comprehensive measures for 100 water-stressed districts.
Removing diesel and Petrol dependency of farmers by solar pump sets with the help of PM KUSUM Scheme. They have decided to increase this further and have planned to provide 20 lakh solar pumps. They have also decided to give solar-powered connection to 15 lakh farmers so that they can move to solar-powered pump sets instead of grid connections. Farmers who have fallow or barren lands will get help from the government to set up solar power generation units. They will be allowed to connect power generated from their unit with grids to generate electricity so that farmers can earn some money out of it.
The government has decided to encourage the balanced use of fertilizers( All kinds). They have also included traditional organic and innovative fertilizers. This step will balance out the excessive use of chemical fertilizers.
The government has planned mapping and geographical tagging of agricultural warehouses, cold storage, and other inventory storage. NABARD will undertake this exercise. The government will provide viability gap funding for setting up efficient warehouses in the block of taluk level.
The government has aimed to double milk production by 2025.
One product One District for Horticulture Crops.