TN’s fourth exclusive agriculture budget focuses on ‘soil health for people health’ measures.

The Tamil Nadu government has focused its 2024-25 in the 2018 agriculture budget on measures that include “soil health for people’s health” while increasing total capital and income on agriculture and allied sectors by 9 percent in FY25 compared to FY24. revised estimates.

The fourth exclusive agriculture budget of this government allocated ₹ 42,282 crore for various programmes in 2024-25 as against ₹ 38,904 crore (revised estimate) for 2023-24. “Due to the implementation of the key strategies, we have seen a significant increase in the gross cultivated area from 152 lakh acres in 2020-21 to 155 lakh acres in 2022-23. Foodgrain production has also increased to an impressive 116.91 lakh tonnes (lt) in 2022-23,” said agriculture and welfare minister MRK Paneerselvam while presenting the agriculture budget 2024-2025.

In terms of increasing cultivation and subsidies, the government aims to produce 127 liters of food. grains in 2023. -24.In 2025, ₹ 10,500 crore has been earmarked for food subsidy. In addition, Tamil Nadu ₹ 500 as an incentive to the government for providing rice paper. “The food subsidy expenditure of 2023-24 is also 10,500 crores, based on which an allocation has been made for the years 2024-25,” TN government’s agricultural production commissioner and general secretary Apoorva told.

Free electricity

 will be allocated free electricity to farmers in 2024-2025 ₹7,280. To enable the shift to sustainable and chemical-free farming practices, a new scheme – the Prime Minister’s Mannuyir Kaathu Mannuyir Kaappom program – will be launched in 2024-25, comprising 22 components at a cost of ₹ 206 crore. Some programs include growing traditional varieties of paddy, millet and pulses, which are rich in protein, fiber and vitamins that help control blood sugar; Establishment of 100 Uzhavar Angads, who will sell agricultural produce procured directly from farmers under one common brand and adhere to certain quality standards. The agriculture budget has earmarked ₹ 1,775 crore as the government’s share of the premium for implementing the crop insurance scheme. He said the total share of insurance premiums in the state came down from ₹ 2,337 crore to ₹ 1,775 crore as insurance companies quoted lower actuarial premiums for 2023-24 due to proactive measures taken by the state government.

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