Subsidy of Rs 1000 per acre for farmers in Bihar

Bihar government on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 88.41 crore for providing subsidy of Rs 1000 per acre to farmers for promoting production of "onion and potato" in the Rabi season.

Updated: Oct 13, 2009, 18:14 PM IST

Patna: Bihar government on Tuesday sanctioned Rs
88.41 crore for providing subsidy of Rs 1000 per acre to
farmers for promoting production of "onion and potato"
in the Rabi season.

The amount was sanctioned at the state cabinet meet
presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at state
secretariat here, State`s Cabinet Coordination department`s
Principal Secretary Girish Shankar told reporters.

"The special grant for the farmers for promoting the
production of onion and potato during this rabi season has
become necessary as the kharif crops have been badly affected
because of the drought in most parts of the state," Shankar
said.

He said the farming of onion and potato was done on
128220 acre and 755900 acres of land in Bihar and the subsidy
would be made available to all categories of onion and potato
growers through panchayats.

Bureau Report