Year 2019-20
• Honorable Chief Minister of Rajasthan during the budget speech of FY2019-20 declared support to natural farming to reduce input costs with a view to empower farmers through remunerative agriculture – Kheti Mein Jaan Toh Sashakt Kisan. The scheme in the form of a pilot project was initiated in three districts of the State viz. Tonk, Sirohi and Banswada. Under the scheme, 18,313 farmers were trained in a two-day long workshop conducted by master-trainers of the Department. 10,658 farmers were provided with drums, buckets, jugs and sprayers at a subsidy of up to 50% of their costs but limited to Rs 600 per farmer for preparing the organic inputs.

Year 2020-21
• The scheme was implemented in 15 districts of the State viz. Tonk, Ajmer, Alwar, Baran, Jhalawad, Bheelwada, Udaipur, Baanswad, Seeker, Nahaur, Baadmer, Churu, Jaisalmer, Hanumangadh and Sirohi. Under the scheme, 17,900 farmers were trained on natural farming.

Year 2021-22
• As per the budget speech of the Honorable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Rs 6,000 Lakhs will be spent to benefit 36,000 farmers in 15 districts during FY 2021-22.
• 750 Village Panchayats have been selected in 15 districts for implementing the scheme during FY2021-22 and a provision of expenditure of Rs 200 Lakhs has been made. The department of finance has allowed using Rs 500 Lakhs from State head and Rs 1,500 Lakhs from the Farmers Welfare Fund.
• At present, a mobile application – Raj Kisan Jaivik App has been started where the list of organic farm producers and users is made available.
Present scenario
• Farmers are cultivating green gram, black gram, maize, pearl millet, soybean and groundnut along with vegetables on 8,000 ha of land in Tonk, Sirohi and Banswada under the scheme initiated in 2019-20.
• Farmers interested in natural farming have been provided with primary information about the advantages of natural farming along with the disadvantages of using chemical fertilizers and insecticides. The farmers have also been taught low-cost farming techniques, production techniques and the use of yatha jivamrit, beejamrit, ghanamrit, etc. at the local level.


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