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been prepared and sent to the Agriculture Department, U.P. for the sanction of Rs 2109.75 Lakh relief package under centrally sponsored scheme of National Agricuture Development.

  • Establishment of sprinkler and drip irrigation system on agriculture farms has been encouraged under the horticulture development schemes in the state along with encouraging low resisting crops such as Aola, Ber, Bel and citrus group crops so that farmers may get good production even in less water.

  • Under the schemes of National Horticulture Mission, Commercial Horticulture Development in intensive areas, Special Component Plan and National Agriculture Development Schemes etc. planting of new gardens in 16627 hectares; area development of 48711 hectares in vegetables, 5218 hectares in spices, 763 hectares in flowers by providing subsidy; farming of fruits and vegetables by organic methods in 748 hectares and training programmes for 11471 beneficary farmers have been organized.

  • Farmers have been encouraged through training programmes for the production of early producing crops in the season of Rabi in vegetable producing areas of the districts. Farmers have been advised on the production of early potato, cauliflower class vegetables, capsicum, french beans, tomato, brinjal, carrot, raddish, turnip and onion, garlic, coriander in spices.

  • To ensure availability of seeds to the farmers for Rabi season and other current updates on their investments, necessary actions are being taken by holding monthly review meetings at the division and state headquarters.

Assistance from CRF/NCCF

255.

Rs. 121.71 crore has been utilised in drought mitigation till date against the allotment of 201.00

crore and Rs. 105.12 crore released in month of Dec., 2009 as per required affected districts. As central assistance under NCCF Rs. 148.96 has been released during year 2009-10 against the demand of Rs. 1193.75 crore. (fund utilization report for revenue department, memor andum from NCCF for assistance required)

Measures Taken by Irrigation (Mechanical) Department for Drought Mitigation -2009

256.

Present status of irrigation sources under irrigation (mechanical department) comprises of 27932

state tube wells, 244 minor lift pum p canals and 28 major and medium pump canals. Operation and maintenance of state tube wells and minor lift pump canals is carried out by this organization and mere

maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipments is carried out on major and medium pump canals.

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