Monday, September 20, 2021

Arunachal Pradesh govt launches two schemes for development of agriculture & horticulture

Arunachal Pradesh government has launched two ambitious schemes, one in agriculture sector called ‘AtmaNirbhar Krishi Yojna’ and the other for horticulture named ‘AtmaNirbhar Bagwani Yojna’. The schemes are part of the AtmaNirbhar program announced during the Budget session held in February this year.

A total amount of 120 crores rupees – 60 crore rupees for each scheme – has been allocated to the two concerned departments of Agriculture and Horticulture.

After launching the schemes in Itanagar, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that the schemes will immensely benefit farmers and Self Help Groups (SHGs) across the state, and appealed all to get in touch with their respective district administrations to get the details and avail the schemes.

He added that these two schemes are unique as these are both based on front-ended subsidies. He said credit link will be provided to the beneficiaries by SBI, Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank and Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Apex Bank.

The chief minister informed that the components of the schemes will be 45% govt subsidy, 45% bank loan and only 10% will have to be borne by the farmer.

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