Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


The Punjab authorities has transferred Rs 19.83 crore into financial institution accounts of 17, 007 farmers who opted Direct Seeding Rice (DSR) within the Kharif season, state Agriculture Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian stated on Friday.

He stated 19, 114 farmers have registered 172, 049 acres on the DSR portal throughout 2023-24 and 18, 931 farmers and 133, 745.67 acres beneath DSR was verified.

Khudian stated the federal government has been encouraging farmers to undertake DSR to avoid wasting floor water. The authorities had introduced an incentive quantity of Rs 1, 500 per acre for the farmers who would sow paddy straight (with out transplanting).

Now, this quantity has been transferred to just about 99 per cent of farmers’ accounts by way of DBT, he added.

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