Sharecroppers to get agriculture input subsidy

Bhubaneswar, November 9,
2017: All farmers, including sharecroppers affected by pest attack would be
provided with agriculture input subsidy. The State Government will distribute
agriculture input subsidy and has acknowledged the role of sharecroppers for
the first time in the farm sector.
Special Relief
Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi on Thursday instructed the all the district
Collectors in this regard detailing the modalities.
As per the modalities agriculture
input subsidy will be paid to the actual cultivators including the
sharecroppers/ lessees based on field enquiry and verification while similar
procedure will be followed in case of deity land under cultivation by
“In case of other
privileged rayats like widows and differently-abled persons, agriculture input
subsidy shall be paid to the rayats. In respect of land allotted under Forest
Rights Act for which the title has been issued, the cultivators shall be
enumerated for payment of agriculture input subsidy,” the SRC wrote to the
Government land under
unauthorised occupation/ encroachment will not be taken into consideration for
enumeration for payment of the input subsidy, it said.
“All payments of
agriculture input subsidy shall be made through e-transfer to the bank/ postal
accounts of the beneficiaries,” it added.

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