Grant Application for Makhana Cultivation
The government is encouraging the cultivation of horticultural crops to increase the income of farmers in the country. For this reason, the government gives huge amount of subsidy to farmers to cultivate these crops. In this context, the Bihar government is providing huge grants for building warehousing, from improved seeds for Makhana cultivation in the state. Interested farmers can avail the benefits of this scheme by applying online.
Government of Bihar is subsidizing farmers in the state for production of improved Makhana seeds, expansion of new areas, storage and seeds. For this, farmers can avail the benefits of this scheme by applying online. We tell you that Mithila Makhana Bihar also got GI tag.
How much subsidy will be given in Makhana farming?
Government of Bihar is providing subsidy from seed to storage to encourage farmers to grow Makhana. In this, farmers are being given 75 percent subsidy for the production of seeds of improved varieties of butter like (Golden Vaidehi and Sabur Makhana-1). Its expenditure department has fixed Rs.97 thousand on which this grant will be given. At the same time, the government will give 75 percent subsidy for the expansion of new area (farm system) for Makhana cultivation. The cost has also been fixed at 97 thousand taka. Out of which 75 percent grant will be given to the beneficiary farmers.
Apart from this, the government will also give subsidy to the farmers who want to build storage houses for food. Government will provide 75 percent subsidy on estimated cost of Rs.10 lakh for Makhana Storehouse (05 MT). Under the seed distribution programme, farmers will also be given 75 per cent subsidy on Makhana seeds at Tk 5400 per hectare.
Farmers of all these districts will be given the benefit of this scheme
Government has selected some districts for Makhana Development Scheme 2023-24. Only the farmers of this district will be given the benefit of this scheme. These districts include Katihar, Purnia, Madhubani, Kishanganj, Supal, Araria, Madhepura, Saharsa, Darbhanga and Khagria districts. Farmers of this district can apply online to avail the benefits of this scheme. The scheme will be facilitated for a minimum of 0.25 acres (0.1 hectare) and a maximum of 10 acres (4 hectare).
Documents required for application
To get the benefits of Makhana Bikash Yojana, it is mandatory for the farmer to update the land ownership certificate from last three years and receipt of revenue for last one year / agreement for current financial year. Farmers can download the agreement format from the online departmental portal. 16 percent Schedule Caste and 1 percent Schedule Tribe farmers will be benefited under the scheme. 30 percent participation of women in farmer elections will be ensured every year.
Where to apply for grant for Makhana farming?
To avail the benefits of the scheme, farmers have to apply online. Note that the application process has started. In this situation, the farmers who want to take advantage of this scheme already have 13 digit DBT. Number required. Farmers who do not have this number can get this number by registering at dbtagriculture.bihar.gov.in. Farmers after getting registration number horticulture.bihar.gov.in You can apply by visiting the link.
Farmers can get specific information related to the project by contacting the Assistant Director of the concerned district. Or more information related to this project can be found on Horticulture Department website.