First Farm Budget eyes Top 3 slot for TN in key food, cash crops

In a initially-ever different Budget for agriculture, the MK Stalin-led Tamil Nadu governing administration has established three prolonged-term aims so as to make certain the State’s food stuff and nutritional security in the next ten a long time. For FY22, ₹34,220 crore has been presented for agriculture and related departments.

Presenting the agriculture finances, MRK Paneerselvam, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, mentioned that Tamil Nadu will be brought inside of the initially three placement in the country in output of foodgrain and commercial crops this sort of as coconut, cotton, sunflower, and sugarcane. Methods will also be taken to get the Point out amongst the top three in productivity of foodgrains and find commercial crops, he included.

The 3rd intention, he mentioned, was to bring an additional 11.seventy five lakh hectares less than the internet region sown so as to enhance the cropped region from sixty per cent to seventy five per cent in ten a long time. The Point out has set food stuff grain output concentrate on at one hundred twenty five lakh tonnes for FY22.

H2o administration

To change fallow land successful, drinking water sources this sort of as farm and percolation ponds, look at dams and borewells will be augmented and millets, pulses, oilseeds, and greens and fruits grown to enhance the internet sown region.

The Minister declared quite a few actions for the welfare of farmers together with allocation of ₹2,327 crore for applying a crop coverage scheme this fiscal and setting up a division in the Agriculture Section for natural farming. It will also allocate ₹4,508 crore to the Point out Energy Board for free offer of power to farms.

It will set up five,000 photo voltaic pump sets up to a ability of ten HP with 70 per cent subsidy in FY22. This scheme will be executed at an outlay of ₹114.sixty eight crore with Point out and central government’s resources.

Revival of shandies

The governing administration seeks to revive and expand the Uzhavar Sandhai (farmer industry) design. About 50 Uzhavar Sandhais will get a facelift at an outlay of ₹12.50 crore. The governing administration will put into action the ‘Millet Mission’ in eighteen districts with an outlay of ₹12.forty four crore with Central and Point out governing administration resources.