Bidar: “In order to increase the income of farmers, the Government has announced several schemes in the Budget and allocated funds to promote animal husbandry, fisheries and dairying sectors,” stated Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B. Chavan and added that it would help in the betterment of farmers.
In a press release, he stated, “This year’s Budget has given special attention to the rural economy. The allocation of Rs. 20 Lakh Crore for agriculture credit including animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, will help in boosting the farmers’ economy,” he added.
“The Gobar Dhan Yojana has been announced to promote better management of cattle manure with an aim to double the income of farmers. Apart from livestock manure, solid waste management in agricultural land will also be encouraged. The project will also promote recycling of waste into compost, fertiliser, biogas and bio-CNG,” he noted.
At the community level, a Gobar Dhan Unit can be constructed to manage the wet waste properly and also make financial gains. Gobar Dhan units can be set up in places where the highest amount of wet waste is generated such as gaushalas, religious places with annadasoha, swachh complex unit, hostels, community halls, vegetable/flower/fruit market, schools, he stated.
“In the 2023 Budget, karnataka’s irrigation sector has made a good contribution. A sum of Rs. 5,300 Crore has been announced for the Upper Bhadra Project to irrigate drought-hit areas, he stated and expressed happiness that the Budget has given priority to chemical-free natural/organic farming and announced assistance to 1 crore farmers returning to natural/organic farming.
“This is a Budget that is committed to the development of farmers, youth, women and backward classes, stated Union Minister Prabhu Chavan and congratulated World Leader Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for presenting a farmer-friendly Budget for making India a prosperous nation by 2047 by giving priority to all sectors.