BUDGET2020: Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development
Sixteen Action Points for Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development
- Agriculture credit target for the year 2020-21 has be set at Rs 15 lakh crore. All eligible beneficiaries of PM-KISAN will be covered under the KCC scheme.
- Comprehensive measures for one hundred water stressed districts, proposal to expand PM-KUSUM to provide 20 lakh farmers for setting up stand-alone solar pumps and for another 15 lakh farmers to solarise their grid-connected pump sets,
- NABARD Re-finance Scheme to be further expanded.
- Rs. 1 lakh crore fisheries’ exports to be achieved by 2024-25.
- 200 lakh tonnes fish production targeted by 2022-23.
- Youth to be involved in fishery extension through 3477 Sagar Mitras and 500 Fish Farmer Producer Organisations
- Kisan Rail to be setup by Indian Railways through PPP to build a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables.
- Krishi Udaan to be launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
- Setting up of efficient warehouses at the block/taluk level and in Horticulture sector with focus on “one product one district” for better marketing and export
- Balanced use of all kinds of fertilizers -traditional organic and innovative fertilizers.
Measures for organic, natural, and integrated farming:
- Jaivik Kheti Portal –online national organic products market to be strengthened.
- Integrated Farming Systems in rain-fed areas to be expanded.
- Village storage scheme to provide farmers with holding capacity. To be run by SHGs.
- NABARD to map and geo-tag agri-warehouses, cold storages, reefer van facilities,etc
- Warehousing in line with Warehouse Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) norms
- Financing on Negotiable Warehousing Receipts (e-NWR) to be integrated with e-NAM.
- State governments who undertake implementation of model laws (issued by the Central government) to be encouraged.
Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana – 0.5crore households mobilized with 58 lakh SHGs for poverty alleviation.
In Livestock, doubling of milk production capacity, MNREGS to be dovetailed to develop fodder farms, doubling of milk processing capacity from 53.5 million MT to 108 million MT by 2025 to be facilitated and increase in artificial insemination sought. Coverage of artificial insemination to be increased from the present 30% to 70%
Foot and Mouth disease, brucellosis in cattle and also peste des petits ruminants(PPR) in sheep and goat to be eliminatated by 2025