Scheme for Establishing Fruit Garden

Scheme for Establishing Fruit Garden

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Scheme for Establishing Fruit Garden

India’s diverse climate facilitates farmers in producing different types of fruits and vegetables. India stands second in the production and exportation of fruits. Around Rs.4,817 Crores worth of fruits were produced and exported to various countries during 2018-2019. Considering the potentiality in the horticulture production in India, the Department of Agriculture, Farmers’ Welfare & Co-operation, the Government of Gujarat, has launched a scheme recently to expand fruit gardens in the state.

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Objective of the Scheme

The Scheme for the establishment of new fruit gardens aims at achieving the following objectives:

  • To expand the cultivation area
  • To address the demand for fruits in the State by increasing its productivity
  • To educate farmers about the latest scientific farming methods and
  • To boost their income

Components of the Scheme

The components and the assistance allocated under the scheme are as follows:

  • Cost Intensive Crops
  • Biennial Crops Such as Banana and Pineapple
  • Tissue Culture Planting Material for Banana and Pineapple
  • For the cultivation of Papaya
  • Ultra High-Density (Meadow Orchard)
  • High-Density Planting

Cost intensive crops

 The component provides support for the expansion of new fruit gardens in the state and for the cultivation of high-cost fruits such as,

  • Grapes, Kiwi and Passion fruit

The assistance is provided to the farmers holding the maximum area of 4 hectares of land, and the subsidy is split up as:

    • For Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.4 lakhs per Hectare,
      • The subsidy is allotted for planting materials and to implement the methodology of Integrated Pest Management and Integrated Nematode Management.
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.1.6 Lakh per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.2 Lakh per Hectare is released.
    • Without Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.1.25 lakhs per Hectare,
      • An additional subsidy provided by the state government to 15% of the general category and 25% for reserved category for the installation of new drip irrigation facilities.
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.50,000 per Hectare is released to the beneficiaries.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.62,500 per Hectare is released.
  • Strawberry

The assistance is provided to the farmers holding the maximum area of 4 hectares of land, and the subsidy is divided as follows:

    • For Integrated package with drip irrigation and mulching at a unit cost of Rs.2.8 lakhs per Hectare,
      • The subsidy is allotted for planting material and to carry out IPM/INM inputs.
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.1.12 Lakh per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.1.40 Lakh per Hectare is released.
    • Without Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.1.25 lakhs per Hectare,
      • The state government provides an additional subsidy to 15% of the general category and 25% for reserved category for the installation of new drip irrigation facilities.
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.50,000 per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.62,500 per Hectare is released.

For the enhanced production of biennial crops

  • Banana

The assistance is provided to the farmers holding the maximum area of 4 hectares of land, and the subsidies are split up into two categories,

    • For Integrated package with drip irrigation at a unit cost of Rs.2 lakhs per Hectare,
      • The subsidy is allotted for planting material and IPM/INM inputs.
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.80,000 per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.1 lakh per Hectare is released.
    • Without Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.87,500 per Hectare,
      • The state government provides an additional subsidy for the general category of 15% and 25% for reserved category for the installation of new drip irrigation facilities.
      • The subsidy is shared between the Central and the State Governments with a ratio of 75:25
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.35,000 per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.43,750 per Hectare is released.
  • Pineapple (sucker)

The assistance is provided to the farmers holding the maximum area of 4 hectares of land is divided into two as follows,

    • For Integrated package with drip irrigation at a unit cost of Rs.3 lakhs per Hectare,
      • The subsidy is allotted for planting material and IPM/INM inputs.
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.1.20 Lakh per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.1.50 lakhs per Hectare is released.
    • Without Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.87,500 per Hectare,
      • An additional subsidy provided by the state government to 15% of the general category and 25% for reserved category for the installation of new drip irrigation facilities.
      • The subsidy is shared between the Central and the State Governments with a ratio of 75:25
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.35,000 per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.43,750 per Hectare is released.

Tissue culture planting material of Banana and Pineapple

  • Banana Tissue Culture

The assistance under the component is disbursed as follows,

    • For Integrated package with drip irrigation at a unit cost of Rs.3 lakhs per Hectare,
      • The subsidy is allotted for planting material and IPM/INM inputs.
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.1.20 Lakh per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.1.50 Lakh per Hectare is released.
    • Without Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.87,500 per Hectare,
      • An additional subsidy provided by the state government to 15% of the general category and 25% for reserved category for the installation of new drip irrigation facilities.
      • The subsidy is shared between the Central and the State Governments with a ratio of 75:25
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.35,000 per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.43,750 per Hectare is released.
  • Pineapple (Tissue Culture)

The assistance is provided to the farmers holding the maximum area of 4 hectares of land and is divided into two,

    • For Integrated package with drip irrigation at a unit cost of Rs.5.50 lakhs per Hectare,
      • The subsidy is allotted for planting material and IPM/INM inputs.
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.2.20 Lakh per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.2.75 Lakhs per Hectare is released.
    • Without Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.1.25 lakhs per Hectare,
      • An additional subsidy provided by the state government to 15% of the general category and 25% for reserved category for the installation of new drip irrigation facilities.
      • The subsidy is allotted in 2 break-ups, as 75% of the cost is incurred by the Centre, and 25% of the cost is observed by the State, of the unit cost estimated of the fruit crop.
      • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.50,000 per Hectare is provided.
      • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.62,500 per Hectare is released.

Papaya

The component releases assistance as follows:

  • For Integrated package with drip irrigation at a unit cost of Rs.2.00 lakhs per Hectare,
    • The subsidy is allotted for planting material and IPM/INM inputs.
    • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.80,000 per Hectare is provided.
    • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.1.00 Lakhs per Hectare is released.
  • Without Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.60,000 per Hectare,
    • An additional subsidy provided by the state government to 15% of the general category and 25% for reserved category for the installation of new drip irrigation facilities.
    • A subsidy is shared between the Central and the State Governments with a ratio of 75:25
    • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.30,000 per Hectare is provided.
    • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.0.30 Lakh per Hectare is released.

Ultra-high density (Meadow orchard)

The component aims at replacing the traditional fruit growing system with advanced meadow orchard technique to improve the productivity of the fruits. The subsidy allotted under the scheme is as follows,

    • For Integrated package with drip irrigation at a unit cost of Rs.2.00 lakhs per Hectare,
    • The subsidy is allotted for planting material and IPM/INM inputs.
    • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.0.80 Lakh per Hectare is provided.
    • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.1 Lakh per Hectare is released.
  • Without Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.60,000 per Hectare,
    • An additional subsidy provided by the state government to 15% of the general category and 25% for reserved category for the installation of new drip irrigation facilities.
    • The subsidy is shared between the Central and the State Governments with a ratio of 75:25
    • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.50,000 per Hectare is provided.
    • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.62,500 per Hectare is released.

 High-Density Planting

The High-density planting such as mango, guava, litchi, pomegranate, apple, citrus etc. yields major income for the farmers and the component provides aid to enhance its productivity in the state. The break-up for assistance is as follows:

  • For Integrated package with drip irrigation at a unit cost of Rs.1.50 lakhs per Hectare,
    • The subsidy is allotted for planting material and IPM/INM inputs.
    • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.60,000 per Hectare is provided.
    • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.75,000 per Hectare is released.
  • Without Integrated package with drip irrigation and trellis at a unit cost of Rs.1.00 Lakh per Hectare,
    • An additional subsidy provided by the state government to 15% of the general category and 25% for reserved category for the installation of new drip irrigation facilities.
    • The subsidy is shared between the Central and the State Governments and the beneficiary with the ratio of 60:20:20
    • A grant of 40% of the unit cost or equal to a maximum of Rs.40,000 per Hectare is provided.
    • For the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) regions, a grant of 50% of the unit cost or maximum of Rs.50,000 per Hectare is released.

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