Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

Exuberating with outcomes of the Pilot Project of Surface Seeder, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Thursday gave his consent to subsidize Surface Seeders developed by Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana below Crop Residue Management (CRM) Scheme for higher administration of crop residue throughout the state.

Announcing to supply 50% subsidy on this newly developed method, the Chief Minister mentioned that in view of the outcomes of the pilot mission carried out at Satauj (Sangrur), the Surface Seeders proved its price to handle the crop residue and the state authorities has determined to incorporate Surface Seeder below CRM Scheme to subsidize the tools, Bhagwant Singh Mann mentioned {that a} machine prices Rs. 80, 000 and after 50% subsidy it’ll price Rs. 40, 000 to the farmers.

Lauding the efforts of the Agriculture Department and PAU in regards to the Crop Residue Management in a gathering with agriculture officers, the Chief Minister mentioned that Punjab Agriculture University really useful the Surface Seeders to be included below CRM scheme. He knowledgeable that the method for empanelment of producers for supplying the equipment below the scheme is being completed by PAU, Ludhiana. Bhagwant Singh Mann mentioned that the person farmers/Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies/ Registered Farmers Groups/Farmer Producer Organizations/Panchayats can apply for buying numerous CRM machines and likewise for establishing Custom Hiring Centre (CHC).

The Chief Minister additional mentioned that below the scheme the tools similar to Super SMS, Super Seeder, Smart Seeder, Happy Seeder, Zero Till Drill, Paddy Straw Chopper/Shredder/Mulcher, Hydraulic Reversible Mould Board Plough, Shrub Master/Rotary Slasher, Crop Reaper, Balerand Rakeare accessible on subsidy @ 50% of the price of the tools/machine or a most quantity accredited by Union Government within the tips. Bhagwant Singh Mann mentioned that the CHC may be established with an funding of Rs.15 lakhs and any of the above machines may be bought by the CHCs @ 80% subsidy.

The Chief Minister additional knowledgeable {that a} whole of 65421 functions for 152300 numerous CRM equipments have been obtained to this point and no stone could be left unturned to save lots of the surroundings with full management on crop residue burning. He mentioned that the state authorities has been strengthening and establishing assortment infrastructure, bailing, transportation and dealing with of enormous quantity of crop residue and creation of storage services. He mentioned that the state authorities has began to make the most of the paddy straw in numerous industries similar to biomass energy technology items, Biomass co-firing in Thermal Power Plants, Bio-CNG and Bio-Ethanol and many others. Bhagwant Singh Mann additionally introduced to prepare subsequent version of Kisan Melas all through the state quickly.

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