Presenting the finances, Minister for agriculture and farmer’s welfare, M R Ok Panneerselvam mentioned the views of farmers and consultants had been sought and the finances was ready based mostly on their views. “The agriculture finances is the aspiration of farmers. It’s a dream of nature lovers.”
That is the primary time a separate finances for agriculture is introduced in Tamil Nadu.
Throughout 2021-2022, Rs.34,220.65 crore is offered for agriculture and associated departments like animal husbandry, fisheries, dairy improvement, irrigation, rural improvement, sericulture and forest, he mentioned.
A sum of Rs 4,508.23 crore has been allotted to the state-run electrical energy entity, the Tamil Nadu Technology and Distribution Company for offering freed from value electrical energy to farm pump units, he mentioned.
To deliver prosperity to farmers and farm labourers within the Cauvery delta area, “it’s proposed to declare this space as agro industrial hall,” to advertise agro based mostly industries, he mentioned.
The earlier AIADMK authorities had declared the Cauvery delta area, a protected agricultural zone. The Minister mentioned in areas reminiscent of Thanjavur, rice, pulses, banana, coconut are produced all year long.
If rice and oil mills, coir items and pulse processing items (that use agricultural merchandise of this area to provide worth added merchandise) are promoted, it will drastically contribute to the welfare of farmers and farm staff of delta area, he mentioned.
Panneerselvam mentioned a scheme with a complete outlay of Rs 1,245.45 crore to make sure total agricultural improvement and self sufficiency in all villages of Tamil Nadu could be applied.
This plan, named after former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi (Kalaignarin Anaithu Grama Orunginaintha Velaan Valarchi Thittam) could be applied in 2,500 village panchayats within the present 12 months (2021-22), he mentioned.
Out of the 12,524 village panchayats in Tamil Nadu, annually, one-fifth of them could be be recognized and the scheme shall be applied in all the panchayats areas in 5 years.
Bringing fallow lands into cultivation, augmenting water assets, set up of photo voltaic powered pump units, advertising of value-added farm produce, adoption of micro-irrigation and rising milk manufacturing are among the many goals of the scheme.
Geared toward rising the earnings of farmers (relying on rainfed farming), the Chief Minister’s Dry land Improvement Mission could be applied in three lakh hectares, he mentioned.
To advertise natural farming, “Natural farming improvement scheme” could be applied at a price of Rs 33.03 crore.
Inputs for natural farming could be made obtainable in Agricultural Extension Centres and among the many a number of measures proposed beneath the scheme, farms could be licensed as natural, he mentioned.