Saturday, February 12, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Karnataka govt to adopt SC/ST small-land-holding farmers

Karnataka govt to adopt SC/ST small-land-holding farmers
Published: Friday, Feb 11, 2011, 21:13 IST
Place: Bangalore | Agency: PTI

The Karnataka Government has decided to adopt SC/ST families who owns
less than one acre of land and provide them with all facilities to
take up agricultural operations including borewell for irrigation
under 'Ganga Kalayan scheme.'

The government would be bringing one lakh SC families and 50,000 ST
families under the scheme from this year, agriculture minister Umesh
Katti told reporters.

There are 76 lakh farmers engaged in farming in the state and SCs
account for eight lakh and STs five lakh, he said.

The chosen families would get free of cost agricultural implements,
sowing seeds and two oxen, Katti said.

As against the target of 120 tons,food production during this year has
exceeded by five tons touching 125 tons due to good rains.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa is all set to present the state's first
ever agriculture budget on February 24, he said. Yeddyurappa is also
presenting the state's 2011-12
budget on that day.

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