Punjab Cabinet approved Rs 1,500 per acre incentive for farmers – The Punjab cabinet has approved a ₹1,500 per acre incentive to farmers for sowing paddy through the DSR (direct seeding of rice) technique. to provide an incentive to farmers, ₹450 crores amount has been earmarked and will be used for the promotion of the less water consuming and cost-effective DSR technique.
- The incentive will be provided to farmers through direct benefit transfer (DBT).
- Anaj Kharid Portal of Punjab Mandi Board has a database of approx 11 lakh farmers linked with their Aadhaar details, mobile number and bank account details.
- Farmers will be required to register their willingness on a portal which will be developed in-house by Mandi Board.
- Also, the Punjab cabinet gave its nod to enhance rates of ex-gratia grant to families of martyr soldiers from ₹50 lakh to ₹1 crore.
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