Punarjani- Restoration of Agricultural Sector in Post Flood Scenario

H/A: 4401-00-800-94 Rs. 224.00 lakh

Heavy flood and other natural calamities which occurred during 2018 & 2019has caused heavy loss to standing crops as well as stored products, machinery, storage structures, infrastructure facilities etc. in farmers’ fields as well as in department farms, office buildings etc.Moreover loss to agricultural land needs to be compensated. The scheme envisages to revive the damages caused in floods and landslides of 2018 and 2019. Employment and income generation activities will be given more thrust.

Rejuvenation and area expansion of major crops, infrastructure development of padasekharams and gardenlands, mechanization, development of markets, nurseries,office buildings and farms under department of agriculture, rejuvenation of agricultural land damaged completely by landslide/landslip will be undertaken. This also includes drought mitigation activities like water harvesting and soil and water conservation.

Infrastructure support to block level ADA offices, Krishibhavans and plant health clinics will be supported. This provision can also be utilised for repair of Krishibhavan and ADA office buildings damaged in the natural calamity during south-west monsoon 2018 and 2019. The heavy floods of 2018 has severely damaged the office building of Krishibhavan, Peringara in Pathanamthitta district. Funds are required for construction of a new building for this Krishibhavan. The amount may be sanctioned based on the detailed project proposal received from Principal Agricultural Officer, Pathanamthitta.The fund under the scheme will be utilized filling critical gaps for ensuring successful completion of revival package.