The price of the subsidized peanut seed was set at £ 5,208 per quintal, up from £ 4,710 last year, with the government subsidizing 40%.
The original price is £ 8,680 per quintal compared to the previous year when it was £ 7,860 and a grant of £ 3,472 will be awarded this year with the grant percentage unchanged.
Focus on suppressed sections
Anantapur district has been allocated 2.90 quintals of peanut seeds and the target number of farmers is 3.17 lakh, compared to 2.80 quintals given to 2.87 lakh beneficiaries last year.
The government is proposing to meet the needs of 30% of farmers, with a focus on the SC / ST and the oppressed farmers, said joint director of agriculture, Y. Ramakrishna The Hindu.
The district has 7 lakh farmers and the area sown in the 2020 kharif season was 4.82 lakh hectares. An equally large size is expected to be sown this year as well, with the seeds being distributed from May 17th.
“From May 10th (Monday) the farmers have to register in their village via the D-Krishi app with the Rythu Bharosa Kendra and pay the money for the required amount of seeds according to their authorization by providing the aadhaar number” added Ramakrishna.
The 2020 peanut harvest had failed in most areas due to excessive rainfall, but the rabi harvest was good and the Department of Agriculture was able to raise 3.25 lakh quintals by last month to meet the entire goal, the Joint Agriculture Director said.
Delivery in three phases
Given the existing COVID conditions, the supply in each mandal would be in three phases, so that not too many farmers would congregate in the Rythu Bharosa Kendras.
Some farmers have rescued the seeds from the Rabi harvest and will use them beyond the subsidies or buy them from the market at full price.