In an effort to encourage the growth of the state’s agricultural sector through improved facilities, the Yogi 2.0 government will install more than 50,000 shallow tube wells for small and marginal farmers. The second Yogi government decided to install up to 50,358 shallow tube wells for small and marginal farmers at a cost of over Rs 46.58 crore.
Private irrigation facilities will also be made available by providing the benefits of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) pipes and pumps, among others.
During its first term, the Yogi government endeavored to solve the problems faced by the farmers. Several irrigation projects that had been on hold for years have been completed so that farmers do not face a water crisis for irrigation.
In the future, the government will install shallow tube wells up to 30 meters deep constructed from 110mm diameter PVC pipes. Under the Department of Minor Irrigation’s Deep Borehole Program, farmers of all categories can enjoy the benefits.
In its first term, the Yogi government drilled depths ranging from 61 to 90 meters in farmers’ fields. After the borehole became operational, the farmers irrigated about 12 hectares of fields by borehole.
During the 2020-21 financial year, the installation of a total of 11,866 shallow tubewells under the factor ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’ Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and up to 70,838 under the Mukhyamantri Laghu Sinchayee Yojana was performed in the state.
Now the UP government is preparing to expand irrigation facilities for farmers. Providing free electricity to farmers for irrigation is also part of his resolution. Preparations are underway to provide subsidies for the construction of boreholes, tube wells, ponds and reservoirs to all small and marginal farmers. Solar pumps are also distributed to farmers by the government.
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