The Agriculture Department of Uttar Pradesh is gearing up to implement the Mukhya Mantri Khet Suraksha Yojana, intending to uplift the welfare of farmers across the entire state.
The scheme involves installation of a solar fence with a low 12-volt current to deter animals without causing harm. When animals come into contact with the fence, a mild shock will be triggered, and a siren will sound, effectively deterring animals such as nilgai, monkeys, pigs, and wild boars from causing crop damage in the fields.
Mukhyamantri Khet Suraksha Yojana: Empowering Farmers with Grants and Enhanced Budget
Under the Mukhyamantri Khet Suraksha Yojana, small and marginal farmers will receive a substantial grant of 60% subsidy on the total cost i.e. Rs 1.43 lakh per hectare from the government. Moreover, the scheme’s budget has witnessed a significant increase, surging from Rs 75 crore to Rs 350 crore.
Stray Animals: A Persistent Challenge for Farmers
Farmers have been struggling with a significant problem involving stray animals, and despite the government’s endeavors to address the issue, the measures have proven inadequate. The additional challenge of crop damage caused by these animals compounds the existing difficulties faced by farmers.
Key takeaways for competitive examinations
- Minister of Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying: Parshottam Rupala
- Agriculture Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Surya Pratap Shahi