Front end technological interventions like System of Rice Intensification (SRI), Sustainable Sugarcane Initiatives (SSI) in sugarcane; Precision Farming and promotion of BT cotton, adoption of appropriate crop management practices in pulses and oil seeds, Protected Cultivation and Precision Faming for vegetables and High Density Planting for horticultural crops will be aggressively promoted. . . . Similarly, 14,000 acres of sugarcane will be brought under SSI cultivation this year. We intend to increase it to 2.45 lakh acres in the next two to three years to increase the productivity of sugarcane.
As this Government feels that it is one of the most important interventions required to enhance farm productivity, small and marginal farmers henceforth will get 100 percent subsidy for putting up Micro Irrigation Systems, while all other farmers will get 75 percent subsidy. The subsidy over and above the Government of India support will be fully borne by the State Government.
In order to protect farmers from the vagaries of the Monsoon, the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) will be implemented extensively in all districts.