Agriculture (Union Budget 2022-23)

The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament.

The key highlights of the budget are as follows:

2.37 lakh crore direct payment to 1.63 crore farmers for procurement of wheat and paddy.

Chemical free Natural farming to be promoted throughout the county. Initial focus is on farmer’s lands in 5 Km wide corridors along river Ganga.

NABARD to facilitate fund with blended capital to finance startups for agriculture & rural enterprise.

‘Kisan Drones’ for crop assessment, digitization of land records, spraying of insecticides and nutrients.

Ken Betwa project

1400 crore outlay for implementation of the Ken – Betwa link project.

08 lakh hectares of farmers’ lands to receive irrigation benefits by Ken-Betwa link project.