Great opportunity for large scale farming in Gujarat: 15 acres to 1000 acres of land will be leased
Taking a historic decision to increase the cultivable land of the state, the Chief Minister's Horticulture Development Mission was announced as an important step with a concrete result oriented plan to increase the scope of horticulture with the overall development of agriculture and horticulture sector. has gone. The main objective of this H CM Horticulture Development Mission is to generate more income from cultivation of horticultural and medicinal crops and to increase their export-export ratio and create new employment opportunities through the evaluation of such crop products.
Announcing the mission, Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani said that agricultural development is a challenge in the state due to arid and semi-arid and coastal saline areas. , Kisan Suryodaya Yojana Mukhyamantri Pak Yojana Scheme has made Gujarat a leader in the country in terms of agricultural growth rate. There is considerable potential for cultivation of crops. In the year 2017-20, Gujarat has contributed about 3.20 percent of the total production of fruits and vegetables in the country, with fruit and crops sown with a production of 3.8 lakh hectares and 82.71 lakh metric tons.
The minister said that the total cultivation of crops in Gujarat is gradually increasing to about 20,000 hectares. North Gujarat and Kutch in particular have emerged as centers of crops such as pomegranate, guava, kharak, papaya. He said that as a result of the promotion of agricultural technology, irrigation facilities and farmer-friendly policies by the state government, even dry, semi-arid or brackish areas have become greener with agricultural production.
Vijaybhai Rupani specifically mentioned that as a result of the success of irrigation schemes in the Kutch, Banaskantha, Patan, Sabarkantha and Surendranagar districts of the state, even the non-fertile lands of these areas were used for fruits with the use of modern technology. Has been converted into gardens. The Chief Minister has taken the initiative of the Chief Minister Horticulture Development Mission to re-create non-fertile wasteland wasteland in these districts with the help of state-of-the-art technology through horticultural medicinal crop promotion and to double the income of these farmers.
The first phase of CM Horticulture Development Mission will be implemented in the five districts of the state - Kutch, Surendranagar, Patan, Banaskantha and Sabarkantha.
For this mission, about 20,000 hectares of non-fertile government fallow land for horticulture and medicinal crops in the state will be allotted on lease only for a period of 40 years. Proper use will encourage the expansion of cultivation of fruits, flowers, vegetables, spices as well as medicinal crops.
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The complete information and features of the Chief Minister Horticulture Development Mission announced by Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani are that the entire process of selection, allotment period as well as lease duration, annual lease rent at nominal rate and will be submitted in a transparent manner.
- Non-cultivable non-fertile government land can be allocated under this scheme to progressive farmers, competent individuals, institutions, companies or partnership firms.
- For this, the area per project land will range from 15 acres to 1000 acres (50 to 200 hectares). An estimated 50,000 acres of such land will be allocated statewide on a 30-year lease.
- The five districts which have been included in the first phase of the Horticulture Development Mission.
- Based on this selection list, the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Revenue Department, will publish the list of land on the Farmers Welfare and Cooperation, i-Kisan Portal.
- The applicant can apply for leasing the land / survey number land on the i-Kisan portal along with his land use plan in the pre-decided list in which he wants to cultivate horticulture or medicinal crops.
- The proposal received online from the applicant will be technically scrutinized 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 the lease of land.
- The lease period of such lease land will be maximum 30 years. However, with mutual consent of the lease holder and the government, the government may consider extending the lease for a longer period after the completion of the lease.
- If the lessee wants to return the land before the expiry of the lease, the land can be returned to the government.
- In any case of return of land before the expiry of the lease period, no compensation can be sought from the government nor will any compensation be received.
- The annual deposit of land for lease and the rate of annual lease is kept at a nominal rate.
- For 6 to 10 years, Rs. 100
- For 11 to 20 years, Rs. 20
- For 21 to 30 years, Rs. 200 will be the basic fare.
- As a security deposit per acre. At the time of allocation of 500 land, it has to be filled together. Not only this, in five years development will have to be done on the land sanctioned in the project.
- Elaborating on the other assistance provided by the state government, he said that this project is only for the cost of the modern drip irrigation system for the modern technology of micro irrigation as per the prevailing norms for irrigation system (fixed rate of GGRC). Will provide lump sum assistance up to 50%.
- The leaseholder will be given the highest priority agriculture connection. For this, the rates and rules will be applicable in view of the agricultural connection.
- If the facility for agricultural connectivity is not available, as an alternative, the leaseholder will be entitled to a one-time subsidy of 5% of the current rate for solar panels (excluding motors and pumpsets) required for self-use. For larger blocks, this support will be available on Prorata Base.
- Solar panels / windmills can only be installed for self-use. In which additional power cannot be sold.
- Non-farmer lessee will not get the status of farmer. Only the lessee to whom the land has been allotted will have to use it. Land cannot be given for sub-land or other uses.
- Land Deemed N.A. for the purpose of ancillary activity to the product produced in the leased land. done. But the construction plan will have to be approved and used by the competent authority and inform the concerned collector as well as such land will be subject to assessment (non-agricultural tax and other taxes).
- A rough approach road will be opened by the government if necessary to access the leased land. For this, after receiving the recommendation of the District Level Committee, a proposal should be made for the approval of the competent authority.
- A seven-member district level land selection committee will be formed under the chairmanship of the district collector concerned.
- This committee has prepared a list of block / survey numbers of land used for cultivation of horticultural and medicinal crops outside the "non-fertile government land" at the district level to ensure that the selected block / survey number The land is not under pressure or other use. The list will be sent to the Department of Agriculture, Farmers Welfare and Cooperation for approval to declare tax allocation.
- Applications received will be scrutinized by a seven-member technical committee headed by the Secretary of Agriculture.
- Later, based on the proposal and recommendations of this technical committee, the final decision to allot such land on lease will be taken by an 8-member high power committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. The committee will consist of a Deputy Chief Minister as well as Minister of State for Agriculture, Revenue, Agriculture, Chief Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary Member of Revenue and Finance Department and Member Secretary of Agriculture.
- Horticulture director will be the implementing nodal officer under the policy of allocation of land on long-term lease for cultivation of horticultural crops as well as medicinal crops.