Subhiksha Keralam Scheme 2020 | Registration of farmers begins

The Department of Local Self Government has issued an amendment to the existing subsidy norms for the smooth running of the scheme.Prosperity Kerala is a project launched by the state government to prevent food shortages and food self-sufficiency.

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The existing margins have been revised following the recommendation of the Decentralized Planning State Level Coordination Committee meeting that some of the existing subsidy norms are needed to meet the objectives of the scheme. The maximum subsidy amount allowed per hectare is as follows.

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Accordingly, the maximum subsidy for paddy cultivation has been increased to Rs. 40,000. 5,000 for the owner and Rs 35,000 for the farmer. In vegetable cultivation, the farmer can subsidize Rs 37,000 and the owner Rs 3,000.

The maximum subsidy for banana cultivation is Rs 32,000 for the farmer and Rs 3,000 for the owner. Subsidy can be availed of at least Rs. 30,000 for small grain farming, tapioca and other tuber crops. Other crops not mentioned in the order may be given a subsidy of up to Rs. 10,000.

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The ordinance contains instructions on assistance relating to fallow farming and the maximum allowable assistance for permanent cultivation. Subsidy rates in the livestock sector have also changed. Accordingly, the unit cost of milch cow and milch buffalo has been revised to Rs 60,000.

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50 per cent for the general public, 75 per cent for the Scheduled Castes and 100 per cent for the Scheduled Tribes. Subsidy rates for sanitation, cattle farming, modernization of mini dairy farms, fodder cultivation, kitchen poultry, poultry and fish farming have also increased.

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