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To promote water harvesting in Gujarat, the state government has taken several innovative measures in the interests of farmers. If geomembrane is made and fitted in water scarcity areas, rainwater can be stored during monsoons to save crops and water can be used in rabi irrigation. Thus, additional irrigation of farmers’ crops can be achieved through the water stored in khettalavadi and the consumption of ground water can be reduced by getting more crop production.
Good news for farmers
For this, it has been decided to provide benefits by installing geomembrane in the farm ponds dug by farmers at their own expense in ten water-scarce districts of the state. A total of 10 districts including Banaskantha, Mehsana, Patan, Kutch, Rajkot, Botad, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar, Narmada and Dang have been included under this scheme.
Minister Rishikeshbhai Patel announced
Spokesperson Minister Rishikeshbhai Patel said, ‘The state government has taken another important decision in the interest of the sons of Gujarat. Due to the unseasonal rains during the month of March, the crops of many farmers of the state were damaged. The state government has taken this issue seriously and has completed the district wise survey on an urgent basis and has decided to announce the biggest ever relief package for the farmers.
How will the beneficiary get the benefit?
The entire process, from application to drawing, will be conducted through an online platform only, maintaining complete transparency. According to the roster of Narmada, Water Resources and Water Supply Department, the farmers who apply will be informed about the draw through SMS and they can also get this information through the website.g-talavadi.gujarat.gov.in must be accessed. All applications received will then be reviewed, and a digital lottery will be held to select the appropriate number of applicants per region. A field inspection will be conducted for the drawn candidates, and those who meet the eligibility requirements will be selected as beneficiaries.
Assistance will be available for farming
Irrigation department will appoint contractors to install geomembrane. After that, as soon as the beneficiaries are finalized through these tenants, the geomembrane will be fitted in the prepared farm cart. It is the responsibility of the beneficiary farmer-owner to take proper care of such prepared agricultural ponds in such a way that maximum water is stored in monsoon and the geomembrane is not damaged.
Apart from this, he added that, ‘in case of 33 percent or more loss in perennial horticultural crops like mango, lemon, guava, Rs 18,000 per hectare as per SDRF norms, additional assistance of Rs 12,600 per hectare from the state fund, total Rs 30,600. Assistance will be paid to a maximum limit of 2 hectares per account per hectare,” he added, “In cases where the total amount of assistance payable on the basis of land holding is more than Rs 4000, a minimum assistance of Rs 4000 per account will be paid. In which the difference amount will be paid from the state budget.
Documents required to apply
Full Name of Farmer,
Scan of Aadhaar Card
Farmers need to provide specific details while applying online between 05/05/2023 and 26/06/2023 to avail the benefit of this program.
How to apply?
For construction of farm Talwadi, give survey number/block number and area of farm. Additionally, submit copies of both the 7/12 and 8-A documents for the farm. You must also provide the measurements required to lay the geomembrane, and agree to undertake excavation, repair, cleaning and maintenance at your own expense. Complete details can be found in the attached form. For more information about this process visit g-talavadi.gujarat.gov.in.