Our country is an Agricultural country. 70% of the population here is interested in agriculture only. Agricultural work improves the economic condition of the farmers. Keeping these things in mind, the central government is running many government schemes to encourage the farmers towards farming, which is helpful and beneficial for the farmers. In such a situation, today in this article, we have come up with a list of government schemes for the rural young farmers of the country, with the help of which you will be able to strengthen your agricultural work as well as boost your livelihood.
Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business Centres Scheme
The Government of India introduced the Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business centres Scheme in April 2002 which focuses on training and subsidy. National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, provides training to Agricultural Graduates to help them establish business units under agricultural allied activities. Trained candidates establishing agri-ventures availing credit facilities are extended with subsidy depending on certain factors.
Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY)
Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) programme is provided to rural youth with skill-based training in agricultural and related fields in order to increase employment in rural regions and develop a skilled labour force for both farm and non-farm tasks. The training to rural youths shall be imparted through any identified training institutions at State / District level.
Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM)
Under this scheme, Government of India releases funds for farm mechanization like establishment of custom hiring centres, farm machinery bank and high-tech hubs to different states. This helps to boost income of farmers and growth of the agricultural economy.
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sectors Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR)
This scheme is aimed at strengthening infrastructure in Agriculture and Allied sectors by building Agripreneurship & Agri-Business ecosystem in the country, facilitating financial aid to potential Agristartups and nurturing a system of business incubation.
Certified Farm Advisor/Certified Livestock Advisor programme
This program launched is to develop Agricultural Extension Personnel into Specialists in a particular Crop / Livestock. It includes basic aspects of latest technologies in Crop /Livestock and online training for about 3 months which will be conducted by MANAGE.
Skill Development Programmes for Farmers and Women
The Scheme for providing employable skills to the youth through short term and long-term program on pan India basis both in rural and urban areas. It includes fresh skilling for school drop-outs and unemployed youth, and also special projects to address skilling requirements of groups which are underrepresented.
Project ARYA (Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture)
Project ARYA goal is to engage and empower rural youth in various agricultural and related economic activities. The project’s goals are to create jobs, guarantee a stable income, and advance agriculture and related industries in rural areas.
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