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Jul 21, 2022, 07:47PM ISTSource: ANI

In the review meeting of the State Agriculture Budget, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that they are working hard to ensure the implementation of the announcements made in the Agriculture Budget. He said that such agricultural provisions should be made in the state so that maximum benefits of agriculture-related schemes can be availed by small and marginalised farmers.The Chief Minister expressed that in a desert state like Rajasthan, drip irrigation is the only long-term solution for irrigation. He said that a provision of Rs 1,705 crore has been made by the government in the budget to benefit 4 lakh farmers from drip irrigation. Approval has been issued to provide irrigation devices to 1 lakh 60 thousand farmers under Rajasthan Micro Irrigation Mission for drip irrigation in 2 lakh hectare area. Along with that, approval has been issued for the construction of 9,738 farm pounds and 1,892 diggies under the subsidy of Rs 825 crore announced in the budget. Furthermore, 22,807 work orders have also been issued to the farmers for the installation of solar pumps. A grant of Rs 61.58 crore is being given by the government on these solar pumps. In addition to this, Chief Minister Gehlot said that tractors, threshers, rotavators, etc., are being made available to the farmers at affordable rates from 371 custom hiring centres currently operating. This will increase agricultural production, reduce input cost and do more work in less time as well as increase the income of farmers.



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