Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme

Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme

Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme

The Department of Agriculture has launched the Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme for the welfare of farmer in the State of Bihar. Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme provides subsidy against the crops affected due to drought or flood during the month of July or September 2019. In this article, we look at the Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme in detail.

Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme

Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme is mainly developed under the guidance of the Bihar Government. Under this scheme, the Bihar Government provides subsidy to the farmers for the growth and development of agriculture. Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme would include a subsidy for purchase of agricultural equipment, seeds, irrigation facility, transportation, etc.

Features of the Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme

The features of the Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme are given below:

  • Under this scheme, the farmers will get subsidy for a maximum of 2 hectares of land per farmer.
  • The farmers provided with the subsidy for July 2019 flood will not be allowed to claim again for subsidy for the month of September 2019.
  • Only the farmers registered themselves in the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) portal of the Agricultural Department can get the benefits under the Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme.
  • The amount of subsidy will be credited directly to the bank account of the registered farmer.

Note: The subsidy amount will be transferred only to the respective bank accounts of the farmer, which are linked with Aadhaar number.

Amount of Subsidy

The subsidy amount will be provided to the farmers affected by the damage of crop during Kharif season or due to low rainfall fallow land will be made at the rate of Rs.6800 per hectare.

  • For unirrigated crops, Rs.6800 per hectare will be paid.
  • For irrigated crops, Rs.13500 per hectare will be paid.
  • For perennial crops, Rs.18000 per hectare will be paid.

Eligibility Criteria

The below following criteria have to be satisfied by the applicant:

  • All categories of farmers who have their own land in the State of Bihar can apply for the scheme.
  • The farmer applicant should not have availed similar benefit previously.

Documents Required

All eligible beneficiaries should possess the following documents.

Online Application Procedure for Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme

To apply for Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit the official DBT agriculture portal of Bihar.

Step 2: Click on “Apply Online” button which is displayed on the homepage of the portal.

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Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme – Image 1

Step 3: Select the “Agricultural Input Grant (Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme)” from the dropdown list of various option.

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Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme – Image 2

Step 4: On selecting Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme option, applicants will be navigated to a new page as given below. On this page, the applicant has to enter their registration number in the box provided and have to click on the “search” button. Before proceeding further, the applicant has to read all the important instructions given on the same page.

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Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme – Image 3

Step 5: Now, the application form will appear, the applicant has to fill the form with various details such as name, age, address, aadhaar number, panchayat, category of the farmer, Date of Birth, Father name, etc.

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Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme – Image 4

Step 6: Then the farmers are required to fill details of their land (should be maximum of 2 hectares), farmer type and reason for the damage of crop.

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Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme – Image 5

Step 7: Now, the farmers will have to fill the remaining details such as the description of cultivable land in the space provided and then the applicant will have to fill the declaration part and click on “OTP” button.

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Krishi Input Subsidy Scheme – Image 6

Step 8: After clicking the “OTP” button, a unique code will be received on the registered mobile number of the farmer, and they have to verify the same.

Step 9: Now, the farmers will have to select the self-declaration form and check whether he or she has uploaded all the necessary documents.

Note: The self-declaration form is provided below for the quick reference.

SelfDeclaration

Step 10: Once the farmer has entered all necessary details, they can submit the application by clicking on the “Submit” button.

Step 11: After submission, application number or reference number will be sent as SMS to the registered mobile number of the applicants for future references.

Processing Fee

The applicant can submit their applications online at free of cost. However, in case of applying through Common Service Center (CSC) or a Vasudha Kendra, they are required to remit a fee of Rs.10 as application fee.

Application Processing 

On successful submission of the applications by the applicant, all these applications will be forwarded to Agriculture Coordinator. The Agriculture Coordinator is supposed to verify the details within 20 days and will either accept the application or reject the application with reason. The application approved will be forwarded to the concerned Agriculture officer. The concerned officer will take a photograph of the farmer with the affected land and will upload it after verification.

Track Application Status

After successful submission of application, the applicant can track the status of the application by following the steps given here:

Step 1: Click on “Application Status” link which is available on the same portal.

Step 2: Select “Agricultural Input Grant” link and enter the valid application number and click the “Proceed” button.

Step 3: Finally, the current status of the application submitted can be viewed.

Note: Also, the farmers will receive SMS on their registered mobile number regarding the same.

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