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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the slogan of ‘Drop More Crap’, so that water can reach every farm and ensure maximum water usage. This was also seen in the Yogi government’s financial year 2021-22 budget on Monday.
- Yogi government will provide water to every farm, funds received in budget to complete pending irrigation projects
- Provision of Rs 15000 crore in the budget to provide pure drinking water to all by 2024
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the slogan of ‘Drop More Crap’, so that water can reach every farm and ensure maximum water usage. A glimpse of this was also seen in the Yogi government’s financial year 2021-22 budget on Monday. The total budget of the government in the new financial session is 5 lakh 50 thousand 270 crore (Rs 5,50,270.78 crore). In the current financial year, the government aims to double farmers’ income. In addition, eight irrigation projects are to be completed. This will irrigate 16,41,000 hectares of area. About 40,48,000 farmers will get benefit.
In this budget, several schemes were announced for farmers ‘welfare, including doubling farmers’ income, providing free water from government tube wells and providing subsidized crop loans from cooperatives.
Sources of Self-reliant Agriculture Integrated Development Scheme
Finance Minister Suresh Khanna has announced the introduction of ‘Self-reliant Farmers Coordinated Development Scheme’ from the financial year 2021-22, with a target to double the income of farmers by the year 2022 in the budget presented in the Assembly. A provision of Rs 100 crore has been made for this. Apart from this, under the Chief Minister Farmer Accident Welfare Scheme, Rs. 600 crores, Rs. 700 crores for free water arrangements to farmers from canals and government tube wells and 400 for the purpose of providing crop loans to farmers at concessional rates through initial cooperative agricultural credit societies. A crore has been arranged.
In the budget, it has been targeted to install 15,000 such pumps in 2021-22, referring to the installation of solar pumps of different capacities in the fields under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Energy Security and Upliftment Campaign. The Finance Minister said that to achieve the targeted growth rate of 5.1% in the agriculture sector, the target of foodgrains production in the year 2021 has been fixed at 64 lakh tonnes and oilseeds production target at 13 lakh tonnes. Apart from this, against the target of 17 lakh quintals of seed distribution in the year 2020-21, a target of 62 lakh 50 thousand quintals of seed distribution is proposed in 2021-22.
The government has also made a provision of adequate money for incomplete schemes in the budget. In this order a provision of Rs 1137 crore has been made for Central Ganga Canal, 976 crore for Rajghat Canal Project, 610 crore for Saryu Canal, 271 crore for Eastern Ganga Canal Project and 104 crore for Ken Betwa Canal Project.
Provision of tap to every house by 2024
Apart from quenching the thirst of the fields, the government’s priority is also to provide pure drinking water to all by 2024. In this regard, a provision of Rs 15,000 crore has been made in the budget to provide piped water to all houses under the Jal Jeevan Mission (Rural) scheme. In the current financial year, all the accessible water supply with domestic connections in urban bodies and liquid waste management in Amrit cities will be provided. There is a provision of 2000 crores in the budget for this. A provision of Rs 22 crore has been made for the Chief Minister RO Drinking Water Scheme.