Development of Agriculture Sector in Kuttanad
H/A: 2401-00-119-78 Rs. 1700.00 lakh
The component wise breakup of outlay of ₹ 1700.00 lakh for development of agricultural sector in Kuttanad in 2023-24 is as below.
Out of the total outlay, an amount of ₹ 1200.00 lakh is earmarked for infrastructure development of various padasekharams in Kuttanad region and for replacing the conventional Petti & Para with Vertical Axial Flow pump/submersible pumpsets of 10-50 HP, including construction of raised platforms for installation. Convergence of infrastructure development works of various padasekharams undertaken under RKVY, RIDF and LSGD will be ensured. The infrastructure works carried out by KLDC shall also be integrated into this. The department will take efforts to ensure adoption of approved crop calendar in Kuttanad region. Availability of short duration rice varieties and related operations will be facilitated.
The convergence with centrally sponsored scheme PM KUSUM in collaboration with ANERT to utilize solar energy in agriculture will continue in 2023-24. Priority will be given to solarize the VAF pumps installed by replacing petty and para in Kuttanad region. An amount of ₹ 500.00 lakh is set apart for top up subsidy to PM KUSUM. 20 percent of expenditure in capital expenditure will be met from state plan funds as top up subsidy. No direct cash subsidy will be provided under the scheme.