Jharkhand: Waste Preservation Unit distributed to farmers under Horticulture Mission Scheme, grabbed crores of rupees

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Jharkhand News: Within the Horticulture Mission scheme run by the Jharkhand authorities, the suppliers distributed the waste preservation models to the farmers free of charge. The price of one unit underneath the scheme was Rs 2 lakh. Out of this one lakh rupees had been to be taken from the farmer. One lakh rupees was imagined to be obtained as a grant from the state authorities, however as an alternative of two lakhs, the farmers had been distributed scrap preservation models costing lower than Rs 25 thousand by the suppliers.

Farmers have referred to as this unit costly even free of charge. Farmers say that the price of this unit can be most 25 thousand rupees. Within the final 5 years, about 18 crore rupees have been spent on the operation of this scheme. Prabhat Khabar took details about this scheme from a few dozen beneficiaries of various districts. He mentioned that this merchandise was given to him free of charge. Many farmers mentioned that this unit broke down after a number of days.

The scheme of giving preservation models to farmers was carried out in non-NHM carried out districts. The Authorities of India offers funds to 17 districts of the state underneath the Nationwide Park Mission. Within the districts which don’t get funds underneath the Nationwide Backyard Mission, the state authorities does the work of backyard improvement with its personal funds. This scheme was run solely in these districts (besides Ranchi and Khunti) the place cash was not obtained from the Authorities of India.

Scheme operating from 2016-17:

This scheme is operating from 2016-17. This scheme was happening until final yr. In 2022 additionally, farmers of many districts got preservation models underneath this scheme. Underneath this scheme, a preservation unit must be set as much as dry and protect the spices, greens and fruits produced by the farmers. Two lakh rupees must be spent on this. On this, one lakh rupees must be given to the farmers, the remaining quantity must be given to the federal government.

The advantage of this scheme has been given to the farmers of Dhanbad, Bokaro, Giridih, Godda, Koderma and Garhwa districts. Underneath particular circumstances, the Agriculture Division had distributed preservation models among the many farmers in Ranchi and Khunti districts as properly. A complete of 248 models had been distributed from 2017-18 to 2019-20 in each the districts. Preservation models had been distributed amongst 119 farmers in 2017-18, 93 in 2019-20 and 36 in 2019-20.

The utmost unit worth is just 33 thousand

The details about the expenditure on the development of the Preservation Unit was taken from a number of firms. On this, all the businesses informed the value from 25 to 33 thousand rupees. When the citation associated to this was requested from an organization in Delhi, the corporate has given its worth solely about 33 thousand rupees together with GST. The corporate has given the precise worth as Rs.27,500 solely.

The models that the farmers received turned ineffective within the first or second yr itself.

A subsidy of 1 lakh rupees has been given by the federal government on every unit.

what do farmers say

Photo voltaic panel unit was obtained from the federal government. It was to dry vegatables and fruits. Not a single penny has been taken from us for this. Now it’s not even working correctly.

M Ravani, Dhanbad

To start with, they used to dry pentha for one or two years. Not working now. There have been items price 20-25 thousand. Not even a penny was spent. Bought it free of charge.

Jaymangal Kumar, Garhwa

The federal government gave it free of charge. There was a pipe hooked up to it, it broke. Because of this the unit is just not working. The corporate proprietor had given a quantity. Calling to make it, however not coming.

P Ranjan, Garhwa

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