Implementation of Har Medh Par Ped Scheme

Implementation of Har Medh Par Ped Scheme

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION & FARMERS WELFARE

LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 8

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 2ND FEBRUARY, 2021

IMPLEMENTATION OF HAR MEDH PAR PED SCHEME

Har Medh Par Ped Scheme
8. SHRI JUGAL KISHORE SHARMA
    SHRI RAMESH CHANDER KAUSHIK

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE कृषि एंव किसान कल्याण मंत्री be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government is implementing ‘Har Medh Par Ped‘ scheme/programme to promote Agroforestry;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

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(c) the number of farmers benefited from the said scheme/programme as on date, State-wise?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE कृषि एंव किसान कल्याण मंत्री
(SHRI NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)

(a) to (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT  REFERRED  TO  IN  REPLY  TO  PARTS  (a)  TO  (c)  OF  LOK  SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.  8 DUE FOR REPLY ON 2ND FEBRUARY, 2021.

(a) & (b): Yes.

Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (Har Medh Par Ped) was launched in 2016-17 to encourage tree plantation on farm land along with crops/ cropping system to help the farmers get additional income and make their farming system more climate resilient and adaptive. The scheme is being implemented in 20 States and 2 UTs with funding pattern of 60:40 between Centre and State Govt. for all States excepting NE & Hilly states, where it would be 90:10 and 100% in case of UTs & National Level Agencies.

Under the scheme, assistance to farmers is given through State Govt. for nursery development, boundary plantation and block plantation of prominent tree species to promote, inter-alia, tree borne oilseeds, medicinal & aromatic plants, silk & lac rearing host plants, in addition to timber species so that farmers get early returns.

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Agroforestry models developed by ICAR-Central Agroforestry Research Institute (CAFRI) and Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFERE) are promoted under the scheme for encouraging inter-cropping with agricultural crops. Collaborative activities are also carried out with convergence of Central Silk Board.

(c): A total of 1,82,503 farmers have benefitted under the scheme so far. State-wise details are at Annex-I.

 Annexure-I

State-wise* details of farmers benefited under the Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF)
Scheme since inception (As on 28.01.2021)

Sl No

Name of States/UTs

No of farmers benefitted under SMAF Scheme

1

Andhra Pradesh

3979

2

Bihar

1488

3

Chhattisgarh

4257

4

Gujarat

27006

5

Haryana

0***

6

Himachal Pradesh

6519

7

Jharkhand

1639

8

Karnataka

16660

9

Kerala

60000

10

Madhya Pradesh

2942

11

Maharashtra

11386

12

Odisha

436

13

Punjab

11137

14

Rajasthan

16801

15

Tamil Nadu

1343

16

Telangana

207

17

Uttar Pradesh

4284

18

UT of J & K

6199

19

UT of Ladakh

0**

20

Mizoram

6124

21

Meghalaya

04

22

Nagaland

92

Total

182503

* There is a pre-requisite of relaxation in felling and transit rules for selected tree species in the States to implement the scheme. At present, 20 States and 2 UTs are implementing the scheme.

** UT of Ladakh is implementing the scheme w.e.f. 2020-21.

*** Model demonstration established.

Source: http://164.100.24.220/loksabhaquestions/annex/175/AS8.pdf

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