JSPL Foundation Launches Special Programme For Marginal Farmers In Odisha, Chhattisgarh
Bhubaneswar: JSPL Foundation has launched a special programme ‘Jindal Krishi Vikash’ in Odisha and Chhattisgarh to support small farmers and provide them farm mechanization equipment.
“Mechanisation of farming is an important input in modern agriculture practices to enhance agricultural productivity. Most of the marginal farmers in our country are not able to afford the same, which adversely affects their farm income and overall quality of life. JSPL Foundation’s Jindal Krishi Vikash program aims to support the marginal farmers through Farm Mechanization for a sustainable increase in production, productivity, and access to cash income. This will also reduce human drudgery, and the cost of farming and enhance farm production and productivity,” said JSPL Foundation Chairperson Shallu Jindal.
Under the programme, farm mechanization machinery will be procured by JSPL Foundation and placed with a local farmers’ organizations like Farmers’ Producer Organization (FPO), Agro Service Centres, Farmer’s Club (FC), Farmer’s Club Federation (FCF), Dairy Society (DS), Village Watershed Committee (VWC).
The farmers’ organizations have to sign an agreement with JSPL Foundation to ensure maximum benefit for small and marginal farmers.
Farmers can use the placed machinery on a custom hiring basis, paying a nominal amount to the farmers’ organization. The amount will be used for maintenance/replacement of the equipment.
Each local farmers’ organization can get farm mechanization machinery worth up to Rs 15 lakh, excluding the subsidy given by the government. Equipment like tractors, power tiller, reaper, powe–driven seed drill, power weeder, power sprayer, pump set – 2 (5KV/3KV), tool kit/machinery room, etc. will be provided under the programme.
Interested farmer organizations from Odisha and Chhattisgarh have to forward their request to JSPL Foundation by May 21 in the prescribed application form available on www.jsplfoundation.com.
The Foundation reserves the right to reject any request/application.