India is the country in which most of the people are depended at agriculture but the farmers are not provided new and modern technology to make more production with less investment for crops. The state government of West Bengal has launched Bangla Krishi Sech Yojana, under this scheme the farmers of the state will be provided micro irrigation facilities. The farmers of West Bengal will be able to cultivate their crops in less water if they will take thye benefit of this scheme.
Basically this project has been started for the small and marginal farmers of Jangalmahal areas of the state. The state Agriculture department had taken an initiative and identified that two artificial processes – drip irrigation and sprinkle irrigation – will help in cultivation on more acres of land by using less quantity of water.
Bangla Krishi Sech Yojana
However, it was found that it would not be possible for the small and marginal farmers to bear the cost of the drip irrigation and sprinkle irrigation mechanisms, which cost around Rs 70,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively, per acre of land. So, the state government has allotted around Rs 35 crore for the project, thanks to which farmers are going to get the facilities completely free of cost.
It has been learnt that experts will be engaged to support the farmers to carry out the project. The experts will develop the mechanisms for individual farmers and at the same time, they will also provide necessary support to farmers to become familiarised with the same. The state government will make the payment to the experts only after receiving a feedback from the farmers and proper scrutiny of the same.
It may be mentioned that there are some places in districts including Purulia and Bankura, which receive scanty rainfall and the technology that will ensure cultivation of crops, mainly fruits and vegetables, using less water, will be of great help to the farmers.