Hi- Tech Agriculture

H/A: 2401-00-113-82Rs. 200.00 lakh

During the year 2020-21, an amount of Rs. 250.00 lakh is earmarked as supportfor establishment of Micro Irrigation/ Fertigation/ Open precision Farming as additional subsidy to top up Centrally Sponsored scheme of PMKSY. 25 per centassistance will be provided from state plan fund. In order to support the entrepreneurs, it is proposed to develop a network of experts and support groups at state and district level in association with an institution.

The support group covering VHSE people, retired or other professionals could be trained for the purpose. The support for human resource development is for promoting Hi-tech agriculture through State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI). An amount of Rs.10.00 lakh is set apart for the component. A portion of the outlay will be utilized for the development of demonstration unit at SAMETI.