Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has launched Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana. Under the scheme, an incentive amount of Rs 7000 per acre will be provided by the State Government to the farmers who quit paddy cultivation in the areas covered in the Dark Zone of Haryana and sowing other alternative crops instead of paddy.
Under this scheme, 19 blocks of the state have been included in the first phase, in which the groundwater depth is more than 40 meters. Among these, 8 blocks have more paddy transplantation, including Sewan in Kaithal and Guhla, Sirsa, Ratia in Fatehabad & Shahabad, Ismailabad, Pipli, & Baban in Kurukshetra.
Apart from this, areas under Haryana Mera Pani Meri Virasat Scheme have also been made where tubewells with the capacity of more than 50 horsepower are being used. Other alternative decisions such as maize, pigeon pea, moong, urad, sesame, cotton, vegetable cultivation can be taken in place of paddy farmers in the state. The Chief Minister says that in the blocks where water is below 35 meters, paddy cultivation will not be allowed on Panchayati land.
This year there were some places in Haryana where paddy cannot be cultivated due to lack of water. And the farmers have been requested by the Chief Minister that the farmer should not cultivate paddy there because there is too much water in the paddy cultivation. That is why the Haryana government will provide Rs 7 thousand per acre incentive money as subsidy under Haryana Mera Pani Meri Virasat Yojana to farmers who sow other alternative crops in place of paddy in the current season. Chief Minister Manohar Lal has appealed to the farmers of the state to promote water conservation. Through this scheme, farmers were motivated to adopt crop diversification.
The key benefits of Mera Pani Meri Virasat Scheme are-
Interested beneficiaries of the state, who desire to apply online under this scheme, must follow the method given below:
The Haryana State Government has launched the ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat’ scheme for the purpose of water conservation. The state government will encourage crops that require less water in place of paddy consuming more water through this scheme. Under the scheme, Rs 7,000 per acre will also be provided as an incentive to farmers who sow alternative crops other than paddy during the upcoming Kharif season. At Aatmnirbhar Sena, we are ensuring wholehearted support to the Haryana Government with our persistent efforts to make this scheme touch the pinnacles of success.