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Rs 90 cr approved under National Mission for Micro Irrigation

State govt is providing subsidy up to 85% to the farmers for Drip Irrigation

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

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With an aim to cultivate crops with less use of water in Haryana, a sum of Rs 90 crore has been approved during the current financial year under National Mission for Micro Irrigation.

The Micro Irrigation Systems have received overwhelming response and are becoming very popular among farmers, an official release said here today.

It said as a result of this, a target has been fixed to cover additional 90,000 hectares of land in the state under the Micro Irrigation during the 12th Five Year Plan.

Till last year, about 32,000 hectares of land had been covered under the Drip Irrigation System.

The state government is providing subsidy up to 85% to the farmers for Drip Irrigation, it said.

Micro Irrigation was being extensively promoted in the state for ensuring water conservation and to increase production of crops through latest techniques of irrigation.

More than 50% water is saved with the use of latest techniques of irrigation.

The arrangement of Drip Irrigation System has been made for all type of plants in the Centre of Excellence for Fruits set up at village Mangiana in district Sirsa.

This Centre besides being a Centre of Excellence for Fruits is also a model of Micro Irrigation, it added.

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First Published: Thu, August 22 2013. 16:47 IST