Crop Cluster Development Scheme Haryana
The Haryana Government has decided to launch a project worth Rs. 510 to boost the farmers’ occupation. This money will be put to use to directly affect the infrastructure currently present to the farming occupation. With this scheme, the farmers can now aim for better crop development and fewer losses will be faced by them in the future.
Features of the scheme
- This scheme is mainly targeted towards the Baagwani Villages where there is a dire need for crop cluster development programme in order to sustainably grow crops in the long run.
- This scheme along with marketing support to the horticulture farmers will be given to the farmers during the three years in which they have infrastructural needs.
- The officials also mentioned that the scheme will be taken up as a part of the annual Swarna Jayanti celebration. This way it will reach the targeted beneficiaries far and wide.
- This scheme is said to boost the horticultural sector. It will be implemented in three years, in phases during which more and more infrastructural development would take place in the state.
What is the aim of the scheme?
It is important to note that the government has targeted a very specific area of agriculture to give this benefit. Hence it implies that they have done so with some views in mind. According to the Welfare Minister, these are the following aims with which this scheme has been launched in the state –
- The main aim of the scheme is to collectivize the farmers and also the small producers at the various levels of the state. This way more technological penetration can be ensued and the productivity of the farmers can be improved.
- The aim of the project is to increase the farmers’ incomes so that they become able to increase their purchasing power and receive additional benefits. This is to be done by giving them better access to inputs and services.
- The agriculture based livelihood needs to be made sustainable. This is one of the prime motives for this scheme to be implemented and the steps involved, aim to achieve just that.
- It also aims to make sure that the farmers produce enough crops to have the market availability increased. Both domestic and international markets would be affected if there is a strong and reliable stream of production in the country.
- There are many issues which plague the Indian agriculture today such as market linkage, standards of crops, pesticide residues, grading and packing, germ contamination, etc. Through this scheme those issues will be nullified because proper measures will be taken to ensure the quality and standards of the crop and they will be made at par with the world.
- Another thing that the farmers are devoid of in their crop farming is post harvest management scheme. This is why there is often an issue of distress sale that crops up in the market. To avoid this, they will be provided assistance for the same. Crop cluster development scheme would target these areas.
- The targeted beneficiaries would be eligible to get direct benefits. They would be provided assistance with improving the quality and standards of their harvest.
- Ultimately the benefit would be shifted towards the farmers through this scheme because it aims to give farmers the bargaining power in the market by assisting them with the crop management areas.
- The farmers’ socio-economic security would be targeted for improvement. Villages would be made sustainable because agriculture would yield profits that would help farmers avail their benefits.
- Finally this would affect the customers in India and around the world because they will be provided with safe and quality food grains through transparent delivery mechanism.
Implementation of the scheme
The scheme would achieve all of its visions by creating farmers’ groups and clusters of villages and horticulture around the targeted area.