1. Financial Support Scheme for Farm Mechanization (FSSM). 2. One Time Assistance to Small and Marginal Farmers for purchase of Small Farm Implements (OTA – SFI) 3. Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for Rural Entrepreneurs to set up Custom Hiring Centres (CHC) of Farm Machinery.
Agriculture Department, Govt. of West Bengal
Directorate and Field Level offices in the districts and the West Bengal State Seed Corporations are involved in the execution of the policies relating to agricultural production and productivity.
The aim of Matir Katha is to empower the farmers with the knowledge of government recommended package of practices, latest innovations and advisories, 24/7 crop protection solutions on the field so that farmer can produce more, sell the produce at right price and earn more.
Each farmer-hirer would be allowed to store up to the limit of 25 quintal only on his/ her account. The reserved space shall be allotted to the farmer-hirers on the first come first served basis.
Governor is pleased to announce a market intervention scheme for direct procurement of potatoes from the farmers at a declared Minimum Procurement Price w.e.f. 01.03.2019 for the Potato Loading Season 2019.
Krishak Bandhu (Assured Income) Scheme under which every farmer including recorded Bhagchasi (Share Croper) will be eligible to get financial support. The financial support will be paid in two instalments.
The primary objective of the scheme is to provide facilities of enrolment for crop insurance to left out non-loanee farmers who could not enroll themselves on voluntary basis.
Bangla Fasal Bima Yojana (BFBY)/ Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojona (PMFBY) will be implemented in all districts of the State during RABI 2018-19 season for the crops and Insurance Units.
Suphal Bangla project commenced through door to door selling of vegetables in mobile vans. This project ensures availability of food and nutritional security at reasonable price.
Crop production essentially relies on traditional practices of soil water and energy management with no adverse effects on the health of the plant, soil and environment; except for sporadic natural calamities.
They also provide support services through soil testing, soil conservation, water conservation, and seed testing/ seed certification. These bodies are also involved in plant protection and quality control of fertilisers, pesticides etc.