Chandigarh, Sep 16 – In Haryana, under the ‘Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana’, four crops, tomato, onion, potato and cauli-flower are being covered to ensure farmers of fair prices for their produce and emphasising on diversification of crops. The scheme aims to reduce farmer’s risk of getting the low prices of these vegetables in the market by providing them a protected price.
Giving this information, the Spokesman of the horticulture department said that under this scheme the average production for potato, onion, tomato and cauliflower is 120, 100, 140, 100 quintal per acre and the decided protected price per quintals is Rs 400, 500, 400, 500 respectively. He said that if someone gets lower price than the protected price, it will be compensated by the state government.
He said that for this, through Bhavantar Bharpayee Portal, the farmers will have to register themselves on www.hsamb.org.in according to the sowing of crops. During the online registration, farmers will have to give their full details.
He said that in this ongoing Rabi season, for onion and tomato crops, farmers will have to get themselves registered. Only registered farmers will get the benefit of this scheme. The land-owner, tenant or tenant farmers will be able to avail benefit of this scheme. The area registered by the Horticulture Department will be verified within a certain time period and at any stage, if the farmers feel any dissatification in this regard, they can file an appeal with the District Horticulture Officer.
The spokesperson said that it will be mandatory for the farmer to sell his crop through J-Form and if during the sale period, the farmer gets a lower price than the protected price, then the difference in price will be compensated within 15 days after the fixed time period and the compensated amount will be credited directly to their bank account. Therefore, farmers should get themselves registered to reduce their risk and avail benefit of this scheme being run by the State Government.
He said that for more information, farmers can contact the Block and District level offices of the Horticulture Department and the concerned market committee office on any working day.