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Wednesday, 20 January 2021

ગુજરાતમાં મોટાપાયે ખેતી કરવાની ઉત્તમ તક : ૧૨૫ એકરથી ૧૦૦૦ એકર જમીન મળશે ભાડાપટ્ટે

 The Chief Minister's Horticulture Development Mission has been announced as an important step with a concrete result oriented plan to increase the scope of horticulture as well as medicinal crops with the holistic development of agriculture and horticulture sector by making a historic decision to increase the cultivable land of the state.  The main objective of this 'CM Horticulture Development Mission' is to generate more income from the cultivation of horticultural and medicinal crops by allocating to them and to increase the export-export ratio and create new employment opportunities through valuation of such crop products.

Announcing the mission, Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani further said that agricultural development in the state is a challenge due to arid and semi-arid as well as coastal salinity areas. However, with its outstanding ability to turn disaster into opportunity, the government  , Kisan Suryodaya Yojana Mukhyamantri Pak Sangraha Yojana has made Gujarat a leader in the country in terms of agricultural growth rate. He said that out of 18 lakh hectares of land in the state, 50% i.e. 3 lakh hectares of land is under cultivation as well as horticultural and medicinal lands in fallow and non-fertile lands.

  There is ample potential for cultivation of crops. In the year 2017-20, Gujarat has contributed about 3.20 per cent of the total production of fruits and vegetables in the country with the planting of fruits and vegetables in 3.8 lakh hectares and production of 82.71 lakh metric tonnes.

The Minister added that the total cultivation of crops in Gujarat is gradually increasing by about 20,000 hectares.  Especially areas of North Gujarat and Kutch have emerged as hubs of crops like pomegranate, guava, kharek, papaya.  As a result of the state government's promotion of agricultural technology, irrigation facilities and farmer-friendly policies, even arid, semi-arid or saline areas have become greener with agricultural production, he added.

The full details and features of the Chief Minister's Horticulture Development Mission announced by Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani are that the entire process of selection, allotment as well as lease term, annual lease rent at a nominal rate and security deposit will be carried out in a transparent manner.

Non-cultivable non-fertile government lands can be allotted to progressive farmers, competent persons, institutions, companies or partnership firms under this scheme.

 For this, the area of ​​land per project will be from 15 acres to 1000 acres (50 to 200 hectares).  An estimated 50,000 acres of such land will be allotted across the state on a 30-year lease.

 The five districts which have been included in the first phase of the Horticulture Development Mission. The district level committee under the chairmanship of the District Collector will prepare the selection list at the district level by identifying the block-survey numbers of the land allotted among the non-fertile government lands available in the districts.

Based on this selection list, the Department of Agriculture, Farmer Welfare and Co-operation in consultation with the Revenue Department will publish the list of lands on the i-farmer portal.

 The applicant will be able to apply on the i-farmer portal with his land use plan to get the land leased out of the lands / Survey number lands already decided in the list in which he wants to cultivate horticultural or medicinal crops.

 The proposal received online from the applicant will be technically examined by the State Technical Committee and sent to the State High Level Committee (High Power Committee) for recommendation.

 The High Power Committee headed by the Chief Minister will examine the proposal and recommend lease of land.

 The lease term of such leased land will be a maximum of 30 years.  However, with the mutual consent of the lease holder and the government, the government may consider extending the lease for a longer period once the lease is completed.

The security deposit of the land for lease and the annual lease rate have been kept at a nominal rate.

 For 6 to 10 years, Rs.  100

 For 11 to 20 years, Rs.  250

 For 21 to 30 years, Rs.  There will be 500 basic rent.

 Rs. Per acre as security deposit.  At the time of allotment of 500 lands, it will have to be filled simultaneously.  Not only that, in five years, the development will have to be done on the land as approved in the project.

 Elaborating on the other assistance provided by the state government, he said that the project would provide one-time assistance only up to 50% of the cost as per the prevailing norms (fixed rate of GGRC) for irrigation system of modern drip irrigation system with modern technology of micro irrigation.

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